In Antalya, Turkey, the story of a tourist from Great Britain, who came there with one goal – to lose weight with the help of surgery, ended tragically. She died on the operating table during a stomach resection operation, the Turkish portal Turizm Guncel reported.
Janet Savage, 54, went to the southern resort province with high hopes for a popular operation to remove part of an organ known for its ability to reduce appetite and help people cope with excess weight. However, despite the standard procedure and the experience of the doctors, unforeseen circumstances arose during the procedure: the aorta ruptured, as a result of which rapid massive blood loss began. The doctors tried to do everything possible to save the British woman’s life, life, but their efforts were in vain. The woman died on the operating table from blood loss.
Note that Europeans and Britons massively choose Turkish clinics for gastric resection, plastic surgery, dentistry, hair treatment, and other types of medical care, primarily because surgical interventions in Turkey are relatively cheap. This makes them more accessible to a wide range of patients.
However, no matter how experienced the clinic and its doctors are, medical tourism is associated with risks — there is a possibility of not leaving the operating room or getting complications. For example, according to medical statistics, a rupture of the aorta, which causes blood to flow between the layers of the walls of the aorta and separate them further, in 95% of cases ends in the death of the patient, despite the operative efforts of doctors to stop it.