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Is it that much more $ in Western Europe? I personally would rather pay a little more and be sure it's a safe, clean hospital with qualified doctors. Best of luck you all I guess I'm just very fortunate to have good insurance.

I'm not criticizing anyone's choices or decisions, I just find this very interesting. Good Luck!

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1 minute ago, mattk53 said:

Is it that much more $ in Western Europe? I personally would rather pay a little more and be sure it's a safe, clean hospital with qualified doctors. Best of luck you all I guess I'm just very fortunate to have good insurance.

I'm not criticizing anyone's choices or decisions, I just find this very interesting. Good Luck!

We have some of the best experts here in İstanbul, like the rest of Europe or the USA and 5 star hospitals. The only difference is the exchange rates of Turkish Lira & Euro/Dollar, the surgery is not near cheap/affordable in TL but of course is advantageous for the people abroad.

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It must be a fairly popular option this thread is already on page 4 :D.

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31 minutes ago, mattk53 said:

Is it that much more $ in Western Europe? I personally would rather pay a little more and be sure it's a safe, clean hospital with qualified doctors. Best of luck you all I guess I'm just very fortunate to have good insurance.

I'm not criticizing anyone's choices or decisions, I just find this very interesting. Good Luck!

A sleeve costs around £12,000 in the UK (approx $15,200) and I'm paying £4000 to have it done in the Czech Republic. It was going to be even cheaper in Turkey at just over £3000 but the aftercare and surgeon in Prague made me feel a lot more reassured.

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50 minutes ago, Scotsman83 said:

A sleeve costs around £12,000 in the UK (approx $15,200) and I'm paying £4000 to have it done in the Czech Republic. It was going to be even cheaper in Turkey at just over £3000 but the aftercare and surgeon in Prague made me feel a lot more reassured.

The gastric sleeve in top hospitals by top surgeons is around £ 6000-6500. £3000 seems a bit weird :)

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