What are the factors determining the fees of Obesity Surgery?
Obesity surgeries are highly qualified surgeries. In particular, the medical instruments used during the surgery and the technical equipment of the health institution where the surgery is performed are the main factors affecting the safety of the surgery. Medical equipment reaches our country through importing channels and prices differ depending on economic parameters. Devices called staples, which are produced with the latest technology and maximize the surgical safety, are the basic item generating the surgery costs. Only the medical equipment cost of a surgery in which quality reliable products are used is around 800-1000 USD.
Another expense item included in the operating costs is the hospital fees. After sleeve gastrectomy, hospitalization is required for at least 2-3 days. The amount paid to hospitals for this type of surgery performed in hospitals with well-equipped intensive care services where obesity surgeries can be performed differs from hospital to hospital, but is a minimum 500 USD. Depending on the hotel services provided by the hospitals, these amounts may be around 1000-1500 USD.
Another factor determining the price of sleeve gastrectomy is the experience of the surgeon performing the surgery and the quality of the post-operative care services. A surgeon spends approximately 12-16 hours of work for intraoperative and postoperative follow-ups. The effort of the surgeon to reach the competence to provide these services should be taken into consideration.
Each obesity clinic or health institution determines the bariatric surgery service costs by assessing services such as post-operative dietitian follow-ups and psychological support programs and etc. It is recommended that patients consider not only the fees they will pay, but also the services they will receive, the competence of the physician or institution providing this service, the postoperative patient follow-up program, and most importantly, the real user experiences