About Us

Meet us and learn our capabilities.


We have been operated over 8000+ patients worldwide.


We are one of the most experienced clinics in bariatric surgeries. 


Because of our experience, people from different countries choose us


Our team consists of 10+ people who passionate about bariatric surgeries.


Discover our bariatric surgery treatments.


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is the most popular bariatric surgery world wide.


Discover your weight loss potential with mini-gastric bypass surgeries and learn if you are a candidate.


Gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical method to lose weight. Click for more information.


Diabetes surgeries, or metabolic surgeries, are made for reversion of the diabetes diseases.


After weight-loss surgeries some patients may need for post-bariatric aesthetic surgeries.


Transit bipartition is a very reliable alternative of revisional bariatric surgeries in some cases.


Each patients need special consultation and special treatment. Discover our all treatments and consult us. 
Obesity is one of the most renowned reasons that lead to numerous sicknesses and medical conditions in light of the fact that over the top body weight expands the odds of having many compromising medical issues. 

It isn't only the medical conditions that make individuals alarmed, it is additionally the disregard of their bodies and faces.
Bariatric medical procedure has had the option to take care of both wellbeing and ignore issues for these individuals, no big surprise that countless individuals went to have this medical procedure.

As Istanbul Bariatric Center team, we are here to remove the obesity related problems in the patients' lives.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Murat Üstün, Founder, Lead Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Murat Ustun is the founder of Istanbul Bariatric Center (IBC) and he is also the one of the most competent bariatric surgeon in Turkey. After graduating from Ege University Faculty of Medicine, he specialized in Ankara Training and Research Hospital and took part in more than 100 national and international congresses on obesity surgeries. Murat Üstün and Istanbul Bariatric Center team perform various medical procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, gastric balloon and biliopancreatic derivation with duodenal switch. These procedures, which are performed differently, help the patient to lose weight by limiting the foods taken by the stomach. Surgeries are performed in a Joint Commission International (JCI) approved hospital. Murat Üstün, with his entire staff, attaches great importance to the health and safety of the patient, which is the main goal, and believes that this is a part of the excellence equation.

Ankara Education and Research Hospital - General Surgery Specialization Training (1992 – 1996)
Ege University Faculty of Medicine - Medical Doctor Training (1986 – 1992)


Trainings, Courses and Conferences Attended

IBC Oxford Bariatric Congress, 2019
IBC Oxford Bariatric Congress, 2018
IFSO London, 2017
BEST Brugge, 2016
IFSO Vienna, 2015
BEST Madrid, 2014
IFSO Istanbul, 2013
IFSO Hamburg, 2011
In addition, over 100 national and international congresses

Endoscopic gastric balloon
Endoscopic stomach reduction (Apollo)
Gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric bypass surgery
Mini gastric bypass surgery
Diabetes Surgery
Duodenal Switch
Revisional Surgery
Professional Memberships
Turkish Medical Association
Turkish Surgical Association
Turkish Surgical Endoscopy Association
Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery Association
Turkish Obesity Surgery Association
IFSO (International Federation of Surgery for Obesity)
International Bariatric Club
High Tech Surgeons
Turkish Anglo-Saxon Doctors Association

Dr. Erhan Eryılmaz, Plastic Surgeon

I was born in 1967. In 1987, I finished the 119th term Galatasaray High School. In the same year, I started my education at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine.

After graduating from Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1993, I started to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, in 1995, due to my interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery, I left my Gynecology and Obstetrics specialization and started Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialization.

In 1998, I did a Maxillo-Facial Surgery internship at Tour University in France. I became a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialist in 2000. In 2001, I opened Este-Ist Estetik Istanbul Plastic Surgery Clinic in Levent, one of the central districts of Istanbul. My work still continues in this center.

Introducing endoscopic facial surgery to the world in 2002 at John's Hopkins-Baltimore, Prof. Dr. I worked with Oscar Ramirez and participated in head and neck anatomical cadaver studies.

In 2006, I received Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training after weight loss (bariatric surgery) in Pittsburg. I am a member of the Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Association.

Dr. Hasan Alim, Plastic Surgeon

Board-certified plastic reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Hasan Alım, MD, specializes in cosmetic surgery, focusing on facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and breast surgery. 

Committed to providing optimal results, he emphasizes meticulous attention to detail and top-notch service. In April 2015, Dr. Alım furthered his expertise in cosmetic surgery by undertaking advanced training in the USA. 

With a notable 7-year collaboration with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Ozan Sozer at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, he contributed to articles in journals like Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and played a role in developing innovative cosmetic surgery techniques. For those seeking the best plastic surgeon in Istanbul, Turkey, and surrounding areas, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alım.

Prof.Dr. Erdem Akbal, Interventional Gastroenterologist

A skilled gastroenterologist with years of experience in performing complex procedures.

Prof. Dr. Erdem Akbal was born in Kırıkkale in 1978. In 2015, he received training at the John Hopkins Hospital Advance Endoscopy unit, focusing on advanced endoscopic procedures, particularly Endoscopic Ultrasonography. In 2017, he acquired training at the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center in areas such as endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic mucosal resection for early-stage gastrointestinal tumors, diffuse esophageal spasm, High Resolution Manometry for the diagnosis of esophageal diseases, and Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for conditions like achalasia. He also started implementing these techniques. In 2018, he was present at Jichi University for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) and Balloon Enteroscopy.
Procedures Performed by Dr. Erdem Akbal:
•Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
•Endoscopic Balloon Application
•Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
•Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
•Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
•Endoscopic Full-Thickness Resection (EFTR)
•Endoscopic Reflux Treatments
•Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
•High-Resolution Manometry
•pH Impedance Monitoring
•Capsule pH Monitoring
•Placement of Endoscopic Feeding Tube
These procedures reflect Dr. Erdem Akbal’s expertise in various advanced endoscopic techniques and gastrointestinal interventions.

Dr. Levent Bakisgan, General Surgeon-Bariatric Endoscopist

Levent Bakisgan is a well-renowned 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.


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