Levent Bakisgan, Bariatric Surgeon - Istanbul, Antalya, Turkey

Teşvikiye, Terrace Fulya Residence, Hakkı Yeten Cd. No:11 D:k:12 D:64, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul Istanbul, Antalya, Turkey
Associated Center: Istanbul Bariatric Center
Speciality: Bariatric Surgeon,
Languages: English
Degree: Bariatric Endoscopy, Surgeon
Focus Area: Levent Bakisgan | Istanbul | Turkey | Istanbul Bariatric Center

About - Levent Bakisgan

Levent Bakisgan

Levent Bakisgan is a well-renowned Bariatric Surgeon in Istanbul, Turkey at IBC (Istanbul Bariatric Center). He was born in Germany in 1973 and studied primary, secondary, high school and university in Istanbul. After graduating from Kabataş High School for Boys, Levent Bakisgan entered the prestigious Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1991 and graduated with honors in 1997.

Subsequently, Levent Bakisgan completed his residency in General Surgery and obtained his specialization in 2003. He has since gained numerous experiences in the field of Bariatric Surgeries while working at University Hospitals, State Hospitals and Private Hospitals.

Levent Bakisgan stands out from other healthcare professionals due to his strong background and expertise in bariatric surgeries. He is well-known for delivering excellent results on complex procedures such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and management of obesity-related health conditions.

In addition to his clinical activities, Levent Bakisgan is an active participant in local and international bariatric conferences, seminars and workshops. He is also an invited speaker on various topics related to bariatrics and obesity surgery.​ Levent Bakisgan truly has a passion for helping patients achieve successful outcomes from their surgeries and improve their overall health. He is an invaluable asset in the world of Bariatric Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey.

Levent Bakisgan’s commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care is unparalleled. He continues to hone his craft and strive for the best possible outcomes for his patients. It is no wonder why he has gained such a reputation as one of the best specialists for obesity surgery in Istanbul, Turkey. Click contact us button below to get started:

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Experiences and Educations:

  • Studied primary, secondary, high school and university in Istanbul
  • Entered Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1991 and graduated in 1997
  • Started to specialize in General Surgery and became a General Surgery Specialist in 2003
  • Gained experience in various hospitals, including University Hospitals, State Hospitals and Private Hospitals
  • Currently working with Istanbul Bariatric Center

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Istanbul Bariatric Center reviews

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    The entire experience was just so seamless

    I was interested in VSG and considered doctors all over the world. Dr. Murat Ustun came recommended by a friend and the first time I spoke to him I decided on this clinic! He is patient, knowledgable, kind and funny! He really cares about his patients and you can tell. As expected, the operation went flawlessly!

    The entire experience was just so seamless! Everything from airport pick-ups pre-op checks were made as convenient as possible by the amazing team. Everyone was so kind and helpful! The hospital was beautiful and brand new, it looked like a luxury hotel. I would highly recommend. Thank you again!

    Whatclinic Jun 04 2018
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    I would like to thank the doctor and clinic for this incredible change!

    My friend from elementary school and I had the same weight problems. He worked in Turkey and he had a weight-loss surgery in Istanbul performed by Dr. Murat Üstün. One day, we met at a wedding party and took a picture together. After seeing that picture I felt really bad about myself. Having the same weight problems since elementary school, he had lost weight and I still weighed around 120 kgs. Now, it’s been 9 months since my surgery and I’ve already lost 60 kgs. I would like to thank Dr. Murat Üstün and Istanbul Bariatric Center for this incredible change.

    Whatclinic Mar 05 2018
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    Overall a fantastic experience!

    I approached Dr. Murat Ustun after deciding on weight loss surgery at age 56 mainly due to taking charge of obesity-related conditions: Diabetes, Sleep Apnoea hypertension, cholesterol and gout. My non-related condition is osteoarthritis which is physically debilitating. In addition, surgery in the UK can take 2-3 years on the NHS due to an almost impossible tier system designed to put people off surgery by my local NHS trust in South London.

    Dr. Murat agreed to meet me in London after sending me two quotes for two different hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey where he performs his surgeries. The price was to include surgery, transfers, hotel and hospital stay for me and my wife. What attracted me to Dr. Ustun was his reassurance that should any issues arise on my return, he would arrange treatment within the UK by the NHS. This gave me a further reassurance in him. He also has his home in South London.

    We decided a date for surgery for a mini gastric bypass since it had only one connection minimizing future risks. I read that this procedure was first conducted by an American surgeon Robert Rutledge.

    We arrived in Istanbul and were met at the Airport and transferred to our hotel promptly. The following morning, a Sunday was a rest day. My wife and I toured a bit of Istanbul on a gloriously sunny day. We had been to Istanbul before but were in awe of this city. The gleaming Bosphorus is a very awesome sight indeed. On reaching our hotel and checking my phone, Dr. Ustun had twice visited our hotel and waited as much as 30 mins on each occasion. What a fella! Later on that Sunday, my blood was taken at my hotel for a full pre-op analysis.

    We were to leave the hotel located very near the hospital and were chauffeured to the Acibadem Taksim hospital. Pre-op physical examinations, UltraSound was done and an endoscopy was to be carried out whilst I was under anesthesia. Anesthesia/intubation was to be particularly challenging due to my arthritis in the neck but Dr. Ustun had assured me that he'd have the best Anaesthetist to overcome this hurdle.

    My surgery went unnoticed and uneventful as far as I was concerned. However, my wife was super stressed and was reassured at all times by a very courteous hospital staff. My discharge was on the fourth day, a day later due to a slightly poor kidney function post-op which was dealt with promptly due to twice daily visits by doctors from Dr. Ustun's team and his routine daily visits.

    Overall a fantastic experience. I would like to thank Dr. Ustun and his entire team of coordinators, doctors, dietitians etc.

    I would also like to suggest minor improvements that can be made to further improve patient experience:

    1. To indicate exactly what's not included in the price such as hotel meals. I did find fending for myself fourth-day post-op. ( My wife had flown back the previous day of my discharge due to work commitments). It would be great for patients to be provided with the broth soup since the hotel did not understand requirements.
    2. Also, that prescription drugs will need to be paid for post -op such as blood thinning injections and various drugs.

    Needless to say, the above points are minor. Dr. Murat Ustun overall is a super caring and a dedicated surgeon who I have no doubt become your friend and who will promptly respond to your concerns via Whatsapp as will his team!

    I have not used my CPAP breathing machine since my surgery and do not miss it one bit! My focus is now on a healthier lifestyle and hoping my diabetes will be in remission and weight loss help my mobility. I have lost 11kg from my pre-op and post-op diet!

    Good luck to all those considering Bariatric Surgery and looking to bring out the real you hiding within yourself.

    Whatclinic Oct 05 2018
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    He answered all the questions I had and really cared about me

    I’ve been having weight issues pretty much my entire life. Gone through countless diets, tried all fancy names you can think of these days. Every time I lost kilos, I ended gaining them back and every time it was harder to get back on a diet and see results.

    I went for a gastric band 9 years ago but that didn’t help a lot. I was constantly hungry but wasn’t able to eat. Eventually, the band became just part of my body, not restricting me at all, it was just there.

    I read a lot about the gastric bypass surgery and decided to remove the band and give that a try. Did some research and came across Dr Murat Ustun reviews on the internet. Spoke to him on the phone and he gave me that confidence that I needed.

    Everything was arranged great, we were very well taken care of and I am really happy I made this decision with Dr Ustun. He answered all the questions I had and really cared about me. Fantastic doctor, fantastic team!

    Whatclinic Oct 11 2018
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    Zarah H

    The dietitian is still in contact after 8 months of my follow up to ensure everything is ok!

    I had the gastric sleeve it was a very good experience from start to finish. I was so nervous and scared. But all staff put me at ease and I had one to one contact with a counsellor who also accompanied me on the day day of surgery. All tests were carried out fast within a day, from X-rays, Cardiology, lungs test to endoscopy and surgery. The hospital care was outstanding. The nurses were on call 24/7 I had a plea sent transfer and stay in the hotel. The dietitian is still in contact after 8 months of my follow up to ensure everything is ok from blood tests to eating and drinking.

    I would recommend this. I was 96kg and now 65kg.

    Whatclinic Dec 05 2019
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    Desann D

    I have lost quite a lot of weight and feel more confident!

    I really appreciate the care and support offered. I was told prior to having my gastric sleeve - what it entails including the healing process. I was supported after my surgery by the doctor and a dietitian.

    Since having my gastric sleeve surgery, I have lost quite a lot of weight and feel more confident. I was told about loose skin being left due to weight loss and indeed I do have some loose skin. I am considering thigh uplift and back uplift to tackle my current loosen skin issue. The surgeon has recommended that I wait until my weight loss has finished before undergoing any further surgical procedures.

    Whatclinic Dec 05 2019

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