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Hi, all! I’m new to these forums & have enjoyed reading the threads.

I’m having my gastric sleeve surgery in Istanbul between 26th September & 1st October & was curious to know if anyone has had or is going to have surgery in Turkey?

Thanks in advance. 😊

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a few people on here have - hopefully they're still active on here and will respond!

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Thanks, Catwoman! I hope they see my post & reply as I’m nervous & would be good to read about their experiences.

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Hi, I'm located in the Netherlands and am having my surgery on October 17th in Manisa, Turkey at Grandmedical hospital.

Edited by Momsaysimaoops

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On 8/16/2022 at 4:04 PM, Momsaysimaoops said:

Hi, I'm located in the Netherlands and am having my surgery on October 17th in Manisa, Turkey at Grandmedical hospital.

Congratulations! I fly out on 26th September & return on 2nd. I’m in U.K. I’ve never had surgery before.. let alone abroad.. so I’m nervous. I’m glad to meet you who will be going through the same thing! x

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If you search Turkey there are a few posts. You could either post to those threads or send private messages to those people and they should get an email so even if they are no longer active they will see it and you may get more replies??

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2 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

If you search Turkey there are a few posts. You could either post to those threads or send private messages to those people and they should get an email so even if they are no longer active they will see it and you may get more replies??

Thank, Shoppgirl!

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I'm currently 8 days post surgery, I had it in Istanbul (from UK originally). If you message me I can tell you more about it if you like, I'm sure you have loads of questions.

Headline, it's fine. I didn't really see that there was anything different to a UK hospital, my surgeon had 8600 previous surgeries, so I was comfortable with him.

The thing is the psychological side. You aren't as well prepared as you would be in the UK. It's not a small operation and it can be unnerving waking up on your own, miles from home and in pain. Saying that, it's only a few days, it's ok, if you're pretty tough then it will pass and you are home before you know it.

I went to the doctor's when I got back, just to let them know the deal and they could check me over. I am in actually awesome health, which is a bonus. So no ill effects.

All in all, it's pretty good. I'd imagine far less frills than the UK, but the surgery itself felt safe and well organised.

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On 8/20/2022 at 5:15 PM, Former heavyweight said:

I'm currently 8 days post surgery, I had it in Istanbul (from UK originally). If you message me I can tell you more about it if you like, I'm sure you have loads of questions.

Headline, it's fine. I didn't really see that there was anything different to a UK hospital, my surgeon had 8600 previous surgeries, so I was comfortable with him.

The thing is the psychological side. You aren't as well prepared as you would be in the UK. It's not a small operation and it can be unnerving waking up on your own, miles from home and in pain. Saying that, it's only a few days, it's ok, if you're pretty tough then it will pass and you are home before you know it.

I went to the doctor's when I got back, just to let them know the deal and they could check me over. I am in actually awesome health, which is a bonus. So no ill effects.

All in all, it's pretty good. I'd imagine far less frills than the UK, but the surgery itself felt safe and well organised.

Thanks, Former Heavyweight! Glad to hear you’re back in U.K. & starting your new journey. I’ll DM you. 😊

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Hello, I am Laura from London. It's been more than 5 months since my Gastric Sleeve operation in Turkey with Surgery TR. I chose Istanbul for my surgery, the hospital was nice, and everything was so smooth. All the nurse don't speak English however, there is a guy with me who speak English very well, and help me in all process. They gave me a diet list and supplements before I turn back to London. They are still checking on me weekly and following my weight. There is personalized care because they know me, they know my child and ask about him.

You can ask all questions to me,

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4 hours ago, LauraSarah said:

Hello, I am Laura from London. It's been more than 5 months since my Gastric Sleeve operation in Turkey with Surgery TR. I chose Istanbul for my surgery, the hospital was nice, and everything was so smooth. All the nurse don't speak English however, there is a guy with me who speak English very well, and help me in all process. They gave me a diet list and supplements before I turn back to London. They are still checking on me weekly and following my weight. There is personalized care because they know me, they know my child and ask about him.

You can ask all questions to me,

Hi, Laura. Thanks for replying! Glad to read that all has gone smoothly for you, it puts my mind at ease. Did you find the return flight ok with the pain etc?

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