Istanbul Bariatric Center Reviews in Istanbul, Turkey
About Istanbul Bariatric Center
Istanbul Bariatric Center is a reputable hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. The experienced medical team provides high-quality services for Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, Transit Bipartition, and more.
ENT,General Surgery,Laparoscopic Surgery,Obesity/Bariatric Surgery,Weight Loss Program Reviews in Istanbul, Turkey
The entire experience was just so seamlessWhatclinic Jun 04 2018
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!
I would like to thank the doctor and clinic for this incredible change!Whatclinic Mar 05 2018
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.
Overall a fantastic experience!Whatclinic Oct 05 2018
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.
He answered all the questions I had and really cared about meWhatclinic Oct 11 2018
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!
The dietitian is still in contact after 8 months of my follow up to ensure everything is ok!Whatclinic Dec 05 2019
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.
I have lost quite a lot of weight and feel more confident!Whatclinic Dec 05 2019
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.
I feel the care and attention is second to none!Whatclinic Dec 05 2019
I travelled to Istanbul Bariatric Centre in October 2018. Having done lots of research prior to making my final decision. I chose Dr Murat Ustun to perform my gastric sleeve after reading lots of reviews but also looking at his medical history as well as his qualifications.
I was nervous about flying out to Istanbul on my own. But as soon as I arrived I was made to feel at ease and knew then I had made the right choice for me. I stayed in a hotel the night prior to surgery which was included in my package.
The following morning I was collected and taken to the hospital where I was greeted by the lovely Demet one of Dr Murat’s assistants. She helped me fill in my forms and showed me to my room.
My hospital room was spotless and super clean. I had my own private bathroom and tv. I met with Dr Murat prior to surgery we discussed again why I wanted to have my surgery. He explained about all my tests which would be carried out prior to having my surgery that afternoon. My tests included ECG, chest X-ray, full blood, ultrasound and endoscopy. Again all the tests were included in my package.
I also met my two nurses who were wonderful and helped me settle in my room and I also met my anaesthetist who was lovely and really reassuring. I spent 3 days and nights in the hospital and was looked after very well by everyone.
Upon discharge, I was taken another hotel to rest for a further 3 days before flying home. I decided to go off sightseeing which was organised by one of Dr Murat’s assistants. I had 2 wonderful days sightseeing such a beautiful place. I came home with all my discharge notes and also medication to be taken for 10 days after surgery.
I feel the care and attention is second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Murat Ustun to anyone seeking to have surgery done in Istanbul.
I lost 15kg with a balloon treatment and am delighted with the resultsWhatclinic Dec 05 2019
Dr Murat and his team were great. I lost 15kg with a balloon treatment and am delighted with the results. It feels strange to travel abroad alone for this and initially I was nervous. But the staff are all kind and thoughtful, accompanied me throughout and were there to support me. Best thing I have done in years!
The clinic was extremely helpful every step of the way from my day of enquiry to today!Whatclinic Mar 05 2019
I had the gastric sleeve surgery in Istanbul and it was the best decision I have ever made. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I can remember and after doing years of research, I finally decided to do the surgery.
The clinic was extremely helpful every step of the way from my day of enquiry to today. My doctor and the hospital staff were excellent. Also, my dietician constantly checks in with me to make sure I’m staying on track.
I highly recommend this clinic for anyone considering bariatric surgery.
Any questions I had been answered straight away and I have been advised on every stepWhatclinic Oct 06 2019
What a team! Best doctor ever!
I had the sleeve surgery in April 2019, was the best decision in my life to work with Doctor Murat and his team. Everyone was amazing, the hospital and staff were 5 stars from every point of view. If I would have to decide to do it again would definitely be with Doctor Murat. They took really good care of me, even if I was in a country where I had no idea about the language, that hasn’t been a problem because they have translators who are helping the language barrier. The nurses will come and check on you constantly and the doctors as well. The follow-up, the diet is closely checked as well, any questions I had been answered straight away and I have been advised on every step.
If you want your life to change smoothly then choose the best doctor and team, Doctor Murat is just brilliant. Thank you for helping me to start this journey. I will be grateful forever!
I cannot imagine a better doctor or team!Whatclinic May 06 2019
Dr Murat Üstün and his fantastic team are simply amazing! I arrived in Istanbul with my daughter on the 13 of June, the team picked us up from the airport from the first minute our anxious nerves were calmed because we felt the team behind. Dr Murat were top professionals.
They took us to the hospital and we were given a beautiful room, they explained to us the entire plan for our operation, step by step and very calmly and with great patience so that we wouldn't miss any details.
We were both very nervous about the procedure, but the team guided by Ms Demet took our hands and followed us around to all the pre-examinations, not one single minute were we left alone with our anxious nervous minds.
I am today extremely grateful for that service beyond words. The medical staff and all the nurses that took so good care of my daughter deserves mentioning in this review because they were all wonderful.
The hospital Memorial is among the very best hospitals in Turkey, and you will not doubt that as soon as you enter the main door. If you are looking for the best gastric bypass surgeon. I highly recommend that you go to Turkey and visit Dr Murat because I can not imagine a better Doctor or team!
We are from Denmark and the Price we would pay for the same operation there would be minimum double up. But if the same service should be included the price would be a minimum 4 times as much. Thank you team, and Dr Murat Üstün.
I felt very safe and looked after!Whatclinic Oct 07 2019
I had gastric sleeve surgery 1-year ago it really has changed my life! Dr Murat and the whole team are absolutely amazing! So caring and professional, they have been so supportive, and I feel I have had the best possible care from them on my weight loss journey.
The hospital was clean and well maintained. All of the nurses were very professional and kind. The tests that were performed prior to surgery were very thorough, I felt very safe and looked after. I would highly recommend Dr Murat and team, thank you.
I am excited to start the new journey you have given me so much happinessWhatclinic Feb 07 2019
I went to Prague last year to have surgery but it was unsuccessful the doctor claimed due to my medical history ( to which I informed him of prior to booking). A friend recommended Dr Murat his team. I had a consultation in London were all my questions a concern was answered.
Dr Murat assured me my surgery could an would be done. I was very nervous about trying again but knew this is what I wanted, With Dr Murat's confident words I booked for a Gastric Sleeve in Turkey. I can not thank Dr Murat and his team for the excellent service I have received from beginning to end everything has been 5* from the hotel to the hospital. Thank you, Dr Murat, I am excited to start the new journey you have given me so much happiness.
The doctor is amazing - he was so welcoming to me and my husband!Whatclinic Jul 07 2019
I had my mini gastric bypass 13th July and I loved the hotel and hospital. The doctor is amazing - he was so welcoming to me and my husband. I will be having an arm lift surgery which I will be going back next year for more surgeries. The hospital is so clean - the only thing I would say is the language barrier even with google translate some of the nurses didn’t understand but other than that excellent.
Definitely take someone with you though as I had my hubby and it just makes it so much easier. Would recommend can’t wait to see what the next few months hold thanks Dr Murat, Demet and Dr Azzy.
I couldn’t be happier with the 5-star treatment I have received!Whatclinic Feb 10 2019
Couldn’t thank the staff enough they were just brilliant! And for Dr Murat Ustun well he made me feel completely relaxed and safe when going down to theatre even had a little sing to Bob Marley ‘No women no Cry’! I couldn’t be happier with the 5-star treatment I have received! Day 3 an I have been discharged a now in a 5* hotel! Would definitely recommend 100% Dr Ustun and his team!
I am so much happier now and more energetic than I ever was beforeWhatclinic Mar 10 2019
I'm Sabrina from Canada and I'm on my 7th day after gastric sleeve surgery here in Istanbul's medical bariatric centre. I'm so thankful to all your staff for taking care of me, medically, mentally, and physically. I feel great, I have no pain.
I'm actually on my way back to Canada and I've already lost weight, something I couldn't do before on my own, I was not able to move around or walk much or play with my children, even day to day activities were tough, but now thank god I can and will do all the things I could not do before.
I waisted many years but the same day I found out about Istanbul bariatric centre and its popularity and very professional Drs. And the staff, I started my journey. They really saved my life, being overweight didn't only affect me it also affected my whole family and it came with many struggles, depression and desperation at times. I am so much happier now and more energetic than I ever was before. If anyone out there is looking into this type of weightloss surgery. Istanbul bariatric medical centre is where to go and put your trust in.
Thank you so much. I love you all - best team ever!
Already my life has improved dramatically!Whatclinic Dec 10 2019
I had a mini gastric bypass done by Dr Murat Ustan in 12/10/2019, and I was well enough to be discharged on 14/10/2019! The surgery was a success, and I now get to look forward to the weight loss being a huge success. Dr Ustan has saved my life. I was sure that without it, I wouldn’t reach the age of 30 (I am 28 now). Already my life has improved dramatically and I’ll never be able to thank him and his team enough.
The hospital is immaculate, the staff there are attentive and rapidly respond to any issues that may arise (I had a leak in my drain site which meant it was bleeding through my bandage, upon telling the staff they were there within 2 minutes to redress and stop the bleeding). For us Brits, the staff at the hospital do speak some basic English which is enough to get you by during your stay. Dr Ustan and his team, however, speak impeccable English and will resolve any problem or complication immediately. Demet was a god-send to me & my mother and was my first point of contact for anything I needed to know or need assistance with. She would ensure that whatever it was resolved in no time. She even travelled out of her home late at night to see me & resolve a small issue I had at the hotel.
The package price was value for money, a quarter of the price I would have had to pay here in the UK, and the service I received was infinitely better, so all round I made the right decision travelling to Dr Murat & his team in Istanbul.
Thank you so much, to Dr Murat, Demet & Merve, from the bottom of my heart.
The whole procedure was smoothly run!Whatclinic Mar 11 2019
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
I came out to Istanbul for a RnY revision due to issues with loss of satiation although I was still only able to consume limited portion sizes, vomiting after meals, loose stools and abdominal pain after most meals.
My previous surgery was 14 years ago and I had successfully lost 17.5stone, with weight regain of five and a half stone. Of which I had managed to lose two stone through intense daily exercise and restrictive calorie intake.
But all of the other symptoms were still there. After talking to Dr Murat, he knew instantly what my problem was and discussed a candy cane resection, a reduction of the gastric pouch and possible bypass of further bowel.
Within four weeks from initial communication, of which was thorough, with long phone calls with the surgeon himself and instant answers 24 hours a day to any questions I may have had. I was out in Istanbul and having my preoperative assessments on the morning of the surgery.
I was able to arrange my own hotels with the view of a holiday as well as surgery. Although the hotel included in the package was sufficient I wanted luxury and booked the Hilton in Bosphorus. The team were not phased by this and just adapted transfers etc.
The hotel was clean, the rooms were very large and allowed for recovery in peace and pleasant surroundings.
The staff at the hospital do have limited English, so I would recommend a translator on google on your phone which worked for myself a number of times.
The whole procedure was smoothly run, Dr Murat was wonderful, explaining everything clearly and his English is great, this allowed for any queries to be resolved quickly. His team are friendly and professional and have been there every step of the way.
The costing was simple and taken care of without fuss or error.
My actual procedure turned out to be more complicated than expected due to a giant hernia they found on the day, Dr Murat dealt with this with skill and amended the procedure as required, no extra charges etc. Just very precise surgery. I personally work in the medical field myself and I can give nothing but praise for the treatment I was given. My surgical site after four days is perfect. I am up and about and now staying in a wonderful hotel called George's which I'd advise for sightseeing with reduced walking. Very romantic and a treat for my husband after he slept in the room with me at the hospital for three nights on a sofa bed.
I'd definitely advise the services of Dr Murat and his team any day of the week, I feel like my problems have been recognised and approached after many years of eating like a mouse and still gaining weight, whilst having life-altering side effects.
Beautiful and modern medical facilities!Whatclinic Sep 12 2019
Dr Murat Üstün is not only very professional but also very dedicated to his patients. I visited Dr Üstün in London one week before the surgery scheduled in Istanbul eight days after. He took his time to listen to me and to answer my numerous questions.
I would also like to thank wholeheartedly Demet (Dr Üstün's colleague) who was being very helpful as far as administration and logistics are concerned, and also Merve as far as nutrition issues are concerned.
The Memorial Sisli hospital has beautiful modern medical facilities where to feel comfortable (translaters are even provided up to the operation theater).
Last, the hotel I stayed at both before and after surgery is just perfect: well situated and nothing at all to complain about.
I highly recommend Dr Murat Üstün for bariatric and metabolic surgery.
Nadir A K
I am pain-free and walking around!Whatclinic Nov 02 2020
My Gastric Sleeve Surgery in a nutshell.
Travelling to Istanbul from the UK for surgery is a very confusing and daunting thought, however, everything started getting easy once I spoke to Adam over the phone who explained the whole process and arranged a consultation meeting in person with the Surgeon Dr. Murat at Harley Street Clinic in London. Dr. Murat explained in detail the whole surgery procedure and answered all the technical questions (Having aftercare by a London based Doctor was a massive reassurance and a trust builder). After the consultation, I had a Video conference with company Director Demet who explained pre-surgery dietary requirements in detail and explained why I need to follow it.
We arrived at Istanbul Airport in the middle of the night, Demet was constantly in touch with me and guided me. Our transport was waiting for us and took us straight to a very clean and state of the art hospital. The nursing staff immediately scrambled and made me very comfortable, the next morning Surgeon Dr. Yigit visited me to say hello and explained the whole process about the surgery which was again very reassuring. After that I was visited by 2 more doctors who did further pre-surgery checkups, I had an Endoscopy, Ultrasound and X-Rays done. In the afternoon Demet, Dr. Yigit and Dr. Murat visited me and informed me that after all the checks ups and results they were happy with going ahead with the Surgery. Dr. Murat's visit was a surprise as I was not expecting Dr. Murat to join the surgery as well. It was very nerve-calming to know that the top 2 and experienced Surgeons in Turkey will be performing the surgery. I was taken to the operation theatre at 3:30 PM, where I spoke to the anaesthetist and was put to sleep. I woke up around 6:30 PM and was taken to my room where Demet was present throughout the time with my wife to support her. After surgery, I had Nausea and felt a bit rough, Dr. Yigit and Dr.Murat visited me in the evening to check up on me and informed me that the surgery was successful. They reassured me that from the next day I will start feeling a lot better and they were right. The next day my symptoms were reduced to half and felt a lot better. Dr. Yigit and Demet visited me 3 times to check up on me. On the 2nd day, I was a lot better and started walking around. Demet and Dr Yigit kept a close eye on me and made sure I am very well looked after. On the 3rd day, I requested to be taken off Pain killers as I felt much better. I stayed further 2 days at the hospital where I had post OP check-ups and a visit to Dietician with an excellent interpreter Muhammad. The Dietician was very thorough and explained my post-op Diet. During the whole 4 days, Dr Yigit and Demet frequently visited me every day to check on me. On the 5th day, I got discharged from the hospital and transported to a 5 Star hotel. Where we stayed for a further 3 days. On the last day, we were transported to Istanbul Airport from the Hotel. Its been 10 days since my operation and am back in the UK but Demet is always available whenever I need to ask anything. I am pain-free and walking around.
During all these days, Demet was constantly in touch over the phone and in person, helping and guiding us. As she had a Gastric Surgery a couple of years ago, she knew exactly what I was going through and had all the answers. Demet is a genuinely wonderful person and goes out of the way to help her Patients. Dr. Murat and Dr Yigit apart from being excellent Surgeons are very decent human beings, who genuinely care about there patients. The Nursing Staff at the hospital were very caring and helpful.
In the end, I would like to thank from the depth of my heart Dr. Murat, Dr. Yigit, wonderful Demet, Adam, Muhammad, the Nursing staff and other hospital staff for looking after me.
I 100% recommend them for weight loss surgeries and rest assured you will be in safe hands and very well looked after by Professionals.
I couldn't climb before my surgery, now I can do it just after 3 days - it is amazing!Whatclinic Dec 02 2020
I had an operation just 3 days ago and I feel very well. I travelled to İstanbul after my op. I couldn't climb before my surgery, now I can do it just after 3 days - it is amazing. My Dr Murat Üstün and his team are the best in their job. Thank you so much for everything my lovely Dr Murat Üstün, his assistant Demetella and all the nurses who took care of me.
I felt amazingly well and was doing lots of walking around the room and was amazed!Whatclinic Feb 03 2020
I cannot praise this clinic and Dr Murat highly enough. The care I received was first class, the hospital was spotless and state of the art and the hotel we were transferred to was stunning. I arrived on Friday evening and were picked up at the airport and taken to the Memorial Şişli hospital where I met Demet (the coordinator) and all my pre-op tests were done on Saturday morning and I had my surgery on Saturday evening and stayed at the hospital until Tuesday afternoon. My husband was with me and stayed in the room with me and they brought all his meals to him. The first 12 hours after surgery I felt a bit off, not unwell just couldn’t sleep and after that, I felt amazingly well and was doing lots of walking around the room and was amazed at how good I felt. The nurses were very caring but did have a bit of trouble understanding each other but I got a translator app on my phone and that helped with anything that we needed to say. Dr Murat and Demet came in to see me twice a day every day I was at the hospital and I also saw the dietician before I left the hospital to go to the hotel. This has been a much easier experience than I was expecting and have been delighted with how it’s gone and how I feel and I would not hesitate to recommend Istanbul Bariatric Center to everyone.
The hotel stay was lovely and relaxing, nothing was too much for them!Whatclinic Jan 04 2020
Wonderful from the start, every question answered. I went into surgery confident and happy and had great aftercare. I had revision surgery, it was more expensive but still good value. My hospital stay was comfortable and so clean. The hotel stay was lovely and relaxing, nothing was too much for them.
I chose Sisli memorial hospital to be operated in and Dr. Murat Ustun to perform my surgery after searching for weeks. I contacted many surgeons and questioned them all. I asked about every aspect of surgery.
Dr Ustun was the only Doctor that answered everything and had full knowledge of my previous kidney disease, dialysis, transplant and most importantly my suppressed immune system. 100% recommendation from me. Thank you.
I was well looked after!Whatclinic Mar 07 2020
What a great team! I was well looked after and everyone did everything they could to answer my questions and keep me informed of the procedure, the outcome of surgery and post-surgery care.
Truly a VIP experience. I would highly recommend the Istanbul Bariatric Clinic for anyone considering weight loss surgery.
Thank you to Demet, Mahsa, Dr Murat and the wonderful nurses, cleaning and catering crew who looked after me throughout.
The memorial hospital where I had the surgery was both clean & very well equipped!
I have just returned from having a gastric sleeve. Although I was terrified of going abroad to have surgery I need not of worried. The memorial hospital where I had the surgery was both clean & very well equipped and the staff professional and caring. The whole team from Istanbul Bariatric Center visited me many times while I was staying in Istanbul and I could contact them day or night. I found it helpful to have a translator app on my phone for the nurses that didn’t speak English so I recommend you do that and also have some Turkish money for a taxi from the hospital to hotel. I highly recommend Istanbul Bariatric centre and wish I had my surgery years go!
The hospital was top notch and the nurses and all staff members were absolutely brilliant!Whatclinic May 08 2020
Dr. Murat and his team are absolutely brilliant. They are truly what you call a reliable team that takes care of all the details. I have just finished my Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) operation with them yesterday, and I now feel 100% amazing. I just have a little bit of painl left from the wounds but I feel great, already walking, drinking water and feel superb.
I have considered this operation in 6 different places: London, Dubai, Cairo, Czech, Istanbul and Lithuania; and after much research I choose to do it in Istanbul with Dr Murat because of how confident I felt towards their professionalism. The hospital was top notch and the nurses and all staff members were absolutely brilliant.
The hotel was superb with very good service!Whatclinic Jul 08 2020
Had a gastric sleeve on the 14th, everything went according to plan. The hotel was superb with very good service. The hospital was just as good. Yes, there was a language barrier with the nurses but they tried to use google translate to help u understand what they needed. Overly impressed... let the WL start, am so excited. Thank you to the whole team. The dietician made sure I understood the days ahead and Dr Ustun n Ella was extra lovely. Thank you!... Great Team.
I’ve lost over 12.7kg so far and I can’t wait to see how my futures going to look!Whatclinic Feb 08 2020
I couldn’t thank the centre enough for everything they’ve done for me. For the amazing experience but for also helping me with the start of my journey. I’ve lost over 12.7kg so far and I can’t wait to see how my futures going to look! Thank you!
I’m actually considering coming back here after I lost my weight!Whatclinic Feb 08 2020
I spent so much time researching about gastric bypass and sleeve. Along with many other companies.
I spoke to two previous patients that also used this company. Zahid sorted out and asked the permission first. So I could have some feedback myself. I read so many reviews on here. After speaking to Dr Murat Ustun I decided to go ahead with the gastric bypass.
Zahid from right choice home and away couldn’t have been more helpful. I’m sure he would say I spoke to him any time a question popped into my head. That included late at night/early morning. He always answered any questions I had and if he didn’t know the answer he found out for me.
He reassured my worrying mum that also had so many questions.
When I arrived in Istanbul I got a little worried as the communication was a little bit poor. I thought someone was going to hold my name card up and be waiting for me but there wasn’t me being me got a little worried. So I contacted Mahsa (dietician) who reassured me that she would sort it out. Turned out that the guys meeting me was right in front of me. I went straight to the memorial hospital had COVID test and blood tests.
I was so happy with my treatment here. The staff here didn’t speak much English but didn’t stop our communication most staff had a translator app and I downloaded one to. I honestly couldn’t fault them at all.
For my treatment, there was translators to tell me in English.
I stayed in hospital 1 day before surgery where thorough testing happened. And 3 days after surgery.
I was completely shocked at how tiny my incisions and how neat they were, I only had 4 tiny little ones. I loved the fact the surgeon DR Murrat Ustan went to see my mother after to and let her know everything went well and that my operation only took 51 Minutes. During my hospital stay, I see the surgeon every day who came in to see how I was getting on and how I was feeling also to make sure I was ready to be discharged.
He made us feel so welcomed and at ease with everything.
If I could I would definitely go back here to have my surgery over again.
I had my surgery on the 10th August 2020.
Start weight 20st 7lbs
Current weight 18st 5lbs
Goal weight to feel happy in my own skin. (to have a healthy BMI)
I lost 18lbs before surgery and in the two weeks since surgery has lost another 12lbs. I so excited to see my future now. People have already said they can see the change in me.
This is all thanks to the dieticians Muhsa for being my supportive and helping me with my journey. My first impression of the hospital was I couldn’t believe how clean it was. (This was something I was worried about). I’m actually considering coming back here after I lost my weight and maintained it for a mummy makeover.
I’d like to thank everyone that’s cared for me during my stay at the hospital and everyone involved in my treatment. The surgery I would say was worth every penny.
I can truly say I have had a very excellent experience!Whatclinic Oct 08 2020
To say I was nervous coming to Istanbul for Bariatric surgery is an understatement. Here I am 3 days post-op and I can truly say that Istanbul Bariatric Centre and all its staff have really made me feel at ease. The surgery was a success and whole team did a wonderful job. The staff at Memorial Sisli had gone the extra mile to make me feel cared for and made sure I was not in any pain.
Thanks to the wonderful nurses that took such great care of me, Ozlem, Eda, Diddem, and all the lovely ladies, thank you. To everyone, thank you for answering all my question. To Ella, Demet thank you for organising everything and making sure I don't stress too much. Mahsa you are a Ray of sunshine and thank you for the health tips and making sure I get all my nutritional information going forward.
Thank you all once again and if God allows I will be sending you pictures of my new healthy life and knew me very soon. To anyone that is thinking about this life-altering surgery (gastric sleeve or any bariatric surgery), please contact them as I can truly say I have had a very excellent experience and will return home to my family a brand new person.
The surgery was pain-free and recovery was super quick!Whatclinic Jul 08 2020
After months of deliberation, I decided to do the gastric sleeve surgery. Once I decided to do so, I looked on numerous websites and reviews to see what was the best place to undergo the surgery. The number one place I came across was the Istanbul Bariatric Centre. I was impressed by the centre and especially the experience and reputation of Dr Murat. After having a video call with him to discuss everything, I was sure he was the best choice.
Adam, the coordinator made sure everything was in place for our arrival and was very helpful with any questions. Once we arrived in Istanbul, everything was 5* from the moment we arrived at the moment we left. The staff at Centre, including the Muhammad the translator, dietitian Mahsa and manager Demet were all extremely nice and helpful, easy to communicate and there to help with anything.
The surgery was pain-free and recovery was super quick. After being released from the hospital, we explored Istanbul on foot and had no trouble walking around after the operation.
The hotel and hospital are in a great location and close to all the touristic sites, unlike the other hospital I had looked at which were very far away near Sabiha Gökçen airport.
I would 100% recommend Dr Murat and his team to anyone who is thinking about having surgery in Istanbul, they are the best and have had the experience myself, I definitely would not choose anyone else to have surgery with.
Thank you to all the team for making the surgery and experience so smooth and pain-free.
The doctor Murat was brilliant, I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times!
I have been delaying having weight loss surgery for many years, so I finally booked it a few weeks ago.
The Memorial Hospital in Istanbul is amazing and all the staff and team are amazing. The doctor Murat was brilliant, I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times. The aftercare was also brilliant, I had the Lap Gastric Band Surgery, all the team took good care of me and I was kept pain free with plenty of pain relief. I stayed 2 nights at the hospital and then discharged back to the most beautiful hotel The Elysium Hotel, the transition was simple and smooth, all the team stayed in contact and helped me with any information I needed to know. Yes, the language barrier can be slightly awkward at times but not enough to cause any problems. Each person made a great effort in trying to translate. I highly recommend this team.
My husband was with me all the way and he was also taking good care of, plenty of food was provided for him and he was made to feel comfortable. While I was sleeping he has explained everything that was going on.
They exceeded my expectations!
I want to share my journey to Istanbul and the operation I had.
From the beginning I contacted him, he was so kind, professional and very approachable. Every single information I received regarding the procedure was correct and no hidden agenda. Dr Murat who did operate on me was the Best, I mean the best surgeon ever. He is the most knowledgeable, kind and put the patient in ease. I can't thank him enough. Everything was straight forward.
In the hospital, miss Dermet is kind, smiley and so understanding with her group who include Miss Mahsa who is a dietitian and she help you throughout the journey with translation and guide you in terms of foods advice and etc. All nurses and all bariatric hospital was extremely lovely and the way they behaved like know you forever not in the short amount of time. They exceeded my expectations. The hospital itself was so so clean and one of the best hospital I ever stayed.
I strongly advise you to use this route because you won't be disappointed. Many many thanks, Dr Murat.
All tests carried out operation went very well scare hardly visible and healing nicely!Whatclinic Sep 10 2020
Outstanding care! All tests carried out operation went very well scare hardly visible and healing nicely. Would recommend this clinic to anybody thinking of getting treatment with them. Thank you, Dr Murat and team for looking after me so well 5* treatment. I had a gastric sleeve.. wish I had it done 10 years ago!
In two and a half months I have already lost a whopping 19kgs!Whatclinic Jul 10 2020
I had mini gastric bypass in August this year with Istanbul Bariatric centre and it was the best decision I made in a long time. I was treated like a VIP from the first consultation with Demet and Dr Murat to being discharged after my surgery. I was treated in the world-renowned Memorial Sisli hospital which is a million miles away from the hospitals here in the UK. I was astounded with the expertise and precision of the whole team.
During my first week in Istanbul, I stayed in a 5* hotel with my mum and brother who last minute accompanied me. Demet was not fazed by this change of plan and informed the hotel that my brother would stay with me. He was only charged a small fee as Istanbul Bariatric centre was covering mine and my mums cost. The hotel was one of the highlights of our stay in Istanbul! It had all the amenities you would ever need such a world-class spa and gym among many more.
My family and I decided to stay in Istanbul for an extra week for sightseeing and so we decided to stay at another hotel. Demet was so kind as to still send us a taxi from the new hotel to the airport!
I would like to thank Dr Murat for flying out from London to personally operate on me. I would like to also thank Demet and Mahsa as they are both superwomen. They both made me feel at ease and was always checking up on me even though they had multiple other patients.
In two and a half months I have already lost a whopping 19kgs! I am so glad that I went for the mini gastric bypass instead of the traditional gastric bypass thanks to Dr Murat for explaining in-depth that this procedure has long and sustained weight loss than the sleeve or the Roux-en-Y procedure.
If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, I wouldn't hesitate to contact Dr Murat and his team at Istanbul Bariatric Centre. Best decision I ever made!
The best decision in life!Whatclinic Nov 11 2020
I did gastric sleeve 13/8/2020 Istanbul Bariatric Center Turkey and I’m very very happy I feel totally control of my weight thank you to Dr Murat he is very nice and kind I call him (No more food ) and his team was so supporting thank you all. The best decision in life with the best team thank you for making me feel myself again.
The whole experience was amazing!Whatclinic Oct 05 2021
DHI - Direct Hair Implantation, Gastric Bypass
On our 21. Wedding anniversary my husband and I went to Istanbul and then due to covid we had to travelled further to Antalya everything was organised by IBC the best service and care was given to us from airport pick up to hospital service IBC has team members who speak fluently English and German which again was outstanding for communication. I had SASI Bypass and my husband DHI Hair implant.
Upon arriving in the Hospital firstly Covid test where done and then bloods taken, next day I saw 7 or more Doctors and several scan and x-Rays were done before surgery. Internist, Dietitian, Cardiologist, Anaesthetist, Psychologist, Radiologist, to name a few which I never thought that in Turkey they would to so thoroughly tests before the bypass. When every Dr. gave their green light the last big test was done under anaesthesia which was the gastroscopy, after this test the surgery was done on the same day. My Surgery took 2,5 h upon waking I was immediately helped by the German-speaking staff who made me comfy. All the hospital staff were very helpful and polite all the time.
The PO aftercare was amazing I was given a lot of fluid via IV which helped my quick recovery. When I woke up I was looking for drainage and found that Dr Murat doesn’t use them as he is so professional!! Again what a relive!! Dr Murat came every day to check on both of us. And ensuring that everything was fine. Dr Murat is a very helpful and great surgeon he did so small incisions and so neatly stitched.
I contacted many people when I started my research I was immediately impressed by Dr Murat as he offered me a Zoom meeting where I could see him and ask him everything I wanted to know, Dr Murat not only agreed with my choice of Surgery he was surprised that I knew about this method and said that it is a very successful but expensive bariatric surgery. Dr. Murat never tried to convince me of performing a different method of surgery which I liked. He also sends me an article to read about SASI. When we moved to a most beautiful hotel with an amazing beach view, made my recovery even better. Whenever he saw me or my Husband he would come up to us and ask how we are doing, if everything is fine. I was checked 4 times after surgery even the day before we flew back. I highly recommended IBC, if you ever consider having surgery done then this is where you go without a second thought, I know how unsure I was, but the whole experience was amazing!! And I love Antalya now!!
Today we are 4 weeks Post OP struggling a bit, with my purred stage but slowly getting there. My husbands head is still sore, but he has a lot of hair now,)) The surgery was on the 24.04.2021
Thanks a million, Dr Murat and everyone involved!!
I’m post-op day 2 and I’m feeling really good!Whatclinic Apr 10 2021
I flew from the UK to Istanbul Bariatric Centre to have a Gastric sleeve. I’m post-op day 2 and I’m feeling really good, I’m walking, eating soup and drinking water ok. This is the start of my journey and a nee healthy life. I would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone at Istanbul Bariatric Centre for all your help and support throughout. All the staff have been incredible.
Constantly checked up on me, answered any questions or issues I had and went through everything!Whatclinic Sep 10 2021
I recently had mini gastric bypass surgery as I have been struggling to lose weight. A friend of mine who had the surgery previously with Dr Murat had amazing results.
It is definitely good value for money! It is a super clean environment and you have a whole room to yourself which makes you feel like you not at the hospital. Before the surgery, all the necessary tests were carried out to check if everything was okay and continue with the surgery. There was no language barrier which is important. I can’t wait to record photos of my results!
Dr Murat's team made my journey super easy and comfortable I cannot recommend Istanbul Bariatric Center enough!
The team were amazing from arriving in Istanbul and till the very end.
I would like to say a special thank you to Ella and Melissa who organised everything and constantly checked up on me, answered any questions or issues I had and went through everything - they are super loving, professional and welcoming.
From the first day, I believed that we will make it!Whatclinic Oct 10 2021
I am grateful for everything you have provided and to recommend Istanbul Bariatric Center to everyone who have a problem with obesity.
Special thanks to Dr.Murat Ustun which was my first link and who has my support for all my confusions about this kind of revision obesity surgery.
From the first day, I believed that we will make it! When I came to Turkey with my escort, miss Ella and Mellisa were available for everything I need (in the hospital and all other organisations through my stay in Istanbul).
Arrival to the great hospital and hotel and all other great things in Istanbul and all activities were in the hands of Istanbul Bariatric Center. The operation was performed by doctor Bora Koç and special thanks goes for him and his team who made that the man of 197 kg (very risky surgery) after four hours from the operation stand on his legs and walk! After two days I went home. One more time I wish to thank everyone who was included and I am grateful for being a part of this big family!
The hospital was beautiful and I felt very well taken care of
I had a gastric bypass due to weight and acid reflux issues. From the first email I sent I was taken care of in the most well mannered and prompt timing. Everyone went out of their way to accommodate me and help me with translations. The hospital was beautiful and I felt very well taken care of. The doctors were very helpful in explaining everything to me. The greeting staff went over and above their duties. I really had a wonderful experience that was a very good value for the price it cost. I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone.
Always at your disposal to provide you with any information and needAlways at your disposal to provide you with any information and need!WhatClinic Jun 11 2021
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to this wonderful team led by Dr. Murat Ustun. I was skeptical about doing this operation Gastric Sleeve in Turkey, I didn't know what was waiting for me there. But we have found a team of professional people. Always at your disposal to provide you with any information and need. Organize from all points of view. From my arrival in Istanbul to my departure. I highly recommend Istanbul Bariatic Center.
The doctor and the whole team were amazing!Whatclinic Nov 10 2021
One week after my surgery, I am feeling well. The doctor and the whole team were amazing. I only have good words to say. This are the first days of the rest of my life, it gotta be good, because of you guys. Thank you so much.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience!Whatclinic Nov 11 2021
I've had Sleeve gastrectomy operations in November 2021. My surgeon name was Dr Murat Üstün and his team Istanbul Bariatrics was absolutely amazing. Demet is the patient coordinator and she is absolutely great. I was talking to her for over a year. It took me such a long time to decide to have this operation. She was patiently answering any of my questions. I am so grateful for that. Special thanks to Demet. My operation day everything went so smoothly and I was out of hospital within 2.5 days .
Melis was our patient coordinator. She was absolutely amazing. Melis welcomed us in front of the hospital and took us to our room. She answered any questions patiently. She was over the phone anytime you needed and reply your text immediately. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. I would like to thank you guys all. I would highly recommend Istanbul Bariatric Center to anyone who is desperate to lose weight.
I had a gastric bypass at the Instanbul Bariatric Centre. It was recommended to me. Dr Bora Koç explained the procedure and reassured me. Ella and Melissa were fantastic support. Great team. I only wish there was more time to connect. Thank you all.WhatClinic Jul 15 2022
I hade the gastric sleeve here. I was treated 5-star from the minute I got off the plane highly recommended this clinic.Istanbul Bariatric Center Sep 26 2022
Great place 5-star treatment soon as I landed in Istanbul. I hade a gastric sleeve done. I would highly recommend this clinic.Istanbul Bariatric Center Sep 23 2022
I flew from the UK to Istanbul Bariatric Centre to have a Gastric sleeve. I’m post-op day 2 and I’m feeling really good, I’m walking, eating soup and drinking water ok. This is the start of my journey and a nee healthy life. I would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone at Istanbul Bariatric Centre for all your help and support throughout. All the staff and my surgeon Dr Bora Koc have been incredible.Istanbul Bariatric Center Oct 13 2022
Absolute superb! Great staff and great clinic with an amazing doctor! Melisa it’s the best suport for pacients.Istanbul Bariatric Center Nov 17 2022
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I had a Gastric sleeve 8 months ago, I have lost 52kg and couldn’t be happier.Istanbul Bariatric Center Nov 02 2022
I’m so thankful to Dr Murat Ustun and his team.