Weight Loss Surgery clinics around the world

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The best weight loss surgery centers are presented in the list below. The ranking is composed according to Bookimed Medical Doctors’ expert opinion. The list is based on clinics’ qualification and status, surgeons’ experience, and patients’ reviews.

Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective weight loss treatment options. The stomach reduction surgery cost depends on the country, hospital status, patients’ health condition, surgeon’s qualification, and the chosen surgical method. The price includes consultation with a specialist, surgery, and hospitalization.

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Oct 11, 2018
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

All liked it. There are not enough translators and therefore girls translators are always under stress. Well, they are great. Doctors, coordinators and equipment liked everything. Minus that the clinic is far from the city and transfer from the clinic only once.

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Mar 22, 2019
The patient was treated of obesity

Good hospital and wonderful staf

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Jan 22, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

Everything is good with us! What was planned, we did. Now at home. Thank you very much for organizing our trip! Everything went well, there was no difficulty

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Oct 30, 2018
The patient was treated of obesity

The clinic is modern, located in a beautiful area. The optimal ratio of price and quality of medical services. The staff is friendly, young people do not speak Russian, in a pinch, you can communicate in English. Separately, I want to thank: - treatment organizer Irina Korchminskaya - Concierge Hospital Otakar Peschik.

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Nov 6, 2015
The patient was treated of obesity

Many thanks to Dr. Igor Šimoník, who gave me a new life (in a new body). Thanks to his operation, I lost 45 kg and feel myself and behave differently. Igor Šimoník is the best doctor I know.

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May 9, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

Good day!!! The fee was not high, the tests were expensive, the doctor’s attention was normal, he didn’t say anything new about the results, added another pill and corrected, said the tests were good, except for the sugar index.

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Bariatric surgery. How does it work?

Bariatric (also called metabolic, obesity, weight loss or stomach reduction) surgery is a gastrointestinal operation for obesity treatment. The procedure helps obese people lose excess weight and improve their health.

Weight loss operations are not plastic or cosmetic procedures. During metabolic operation, a surgeon cuts off a part of the stomach, making it smaller. The procedure limits the amount of food that fits in the stomach. That’s why people feel full after eating a little.

Bariatric surgery abroad. Top-3 countries worldwide

Bookimed has singled out 3 of the most popular directions for bariatric surgery among international patients.

Germany

The country is among the leading nations in Europe to perform weight loss surgeries. 90% of obesity procedures here are minimally-invasive. Such operations have reduced risks of complications and recovery period.

According to the German Bariatric Surgery Registry report, over 6,000 bariatric surgeries are conducted in Germany annually.

Weight loss surgery without insurance in Germany is 2-4 times more expensive than in Asian countries (India or Thailand). It is caused by the higher economic development of the Federal Republic. But the state is one of the best in bariatrics worldwide in terms of services quality and patient safety.

Thailand

Thailand has become one of the best states in performing bariatric surgery abroad. Thai medical centers combine high-quality treatment and vocation. Hospitals here look like 5-star resorts and offer luxury weight loss holidays.

90% of medical tourists engage in some tourist activities during their therapy according to Medical Tourism Association statistics.

The reasonable weight loss surgery prices in Thailand is the 2nd reason why international patients choose the country. The cost of metabolic procedures in Thailand is 35-75% lower than in Europe, the USA or Australia. The economic development of the nation determines lower pricing in Thailand. The quality of management in Thai weight loss surgery centers is on the same level.

India

According to the Lancet (the world's leading independent general medical journal) study, India is the 3rd most obese country over the globe. Over 100 weight loss surgeries are conducted in the state daily.

Doctors in Indian bariatric treatment centers have vast experience. Most of the metabolic surgeons undergo internship in Europe and the USA. They share their knowledge and adopt innovative treatment methods from the international colleagues.

India is among the nations that offer the most affordable stomach reduction surgery cost. The price here is 3-4 times lower than in Germany, Israel or Spain. Cheap pricing in Indian hospitals relies on the economic development of the country.

Medical tourists choose the private clinics in India. The cost of bariatric surgery without insurance in private hospitals is more expensive than in the public ones due to high quality of services and safety of patients.

How much does it cost for weight loss surgery?

The stomach surgery for weight loss cost is determined individually for each patient. During the consultation, a doctor and a patient discuss the case and obesity-related problems of the patient, choose the method of bariatric surgery. These are main criteria that affect the bariatric weight loss surgery cost in each medical center.

What do weight loss surgery prices depend on?

  1. Country

The cost of bariatric surgery varies in different countries. The price policy determines it within each state. The quality and success rate of weight loss procedures is on the same level.

  • Less economically developed countries (India, Turkey, Thailand) provide 3-4 times cheaper stomach surgery for weight loss cost than the highly developed ones (Germany, Spain, Israel).
  • Among the European nations, the lowest price of the stomach reduction procedures is presented in the West Europe and Baltic countries. The weight loss surgery prices in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland are 2 times lower than in Spain, Italy or Germany.
  • Asian countries provide 35-70% lower stomach reduction surgery cost for obese patients in comparison with Europe, Middle East, the USA.
  1. Hospital status

The weight loss surgery prices differ due to hospital characteristics and the quality of care. Private medical centers offer improved assistance in bariatric procedures in comparison with the public ones.

  1. Surgeon’s qualification

Specialists of the best hospitals for weight loss surgery usually undergo internship in the world’s top medical facilities. They cooperate with colleagues from other countries and share their experience. Bariatric specialists with years of experience and excellent reputation offer more expensive stomach reduction surgery cost than the little-known ones.

  1. Surgical method

A patient loses 60-80% of excess weight after the procedure. The obese surgery method is determined after the complete diagnostics.

Each bariatric procedure is based on different surgical techniques, which affect weight loss surgery prices.

Indications for bariatric surgery abroad

Obese people choose bariatric surgery when:

  • their BMI (body mass index) is 30, and higher
  • other weight loss methods fail
  • obesity poses risks to their health.

Metabolic surgery solves overweight-related problems and improve patient’s health condition. Bariatric treatment centers perform obesity procedures with maximum effect for patients with:

  1. type 2 diabetes
  2. high cholesterol
  3. gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  4. hypertension
  5. heart disease
  6. depression
  7. osteoarthritis of joints
  8. sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  9. urinary stress incontinence
  10. asthma and lung conditions
  11. reproductive impairments.

Bariatric surgery types

Sleeve gastrectomy

During the surgery, 85% of the stomach is removed. Surgeons form a tube 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Thus, the volume of the stomach and the amount of food absorbed are reduced.

  • the procedure lasts for 1 hour
  • a patient loses 50-60% of weight
  • hospital stay is 2-4 days.

Gastric bypass

During this operation, surgeons form a stomach pocket with a volume of 20-30 ml. Food from the pocket gets to the small intestine directly. As a result, patients have a sense of fullness even when taking a small amount of food.

  • duration of gastric sleeve is 1,5-2 hours
  • a patient loses 60-70% of the excess weight
  • hospitalization lasts for 2-4 days.

Gastric band

In this case, bariatric doctors put the upper part of the stomach in a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

  • the operation lasts 1 hour
  • a patient loses 40-50% of the weight
  • duration of the hospital stay is 2-4 days.

Gastric balloon

During the procedure, surgeons place an empty silicone balloon into the stomach. Then specialists fill a balloon with the physiological saline to the required volume. The operation helps to simulate a sense of fullness in the stomach.

  • balloon attaching lasts for 20 minutes
  • 40% is an excess weight loss after the operation
  • a patient stays in a hospital for 2-4 days.

Stomach stapling

During this surgery, metabolic specialists decrease the stomach volume and form a smaller diameter gastric tube. A part of the stomach is not removed, and the gastric wall is sewn with a multi-row suture.

  • duration of the surgery is 1-1,5 hours
  • 40-70% of the weight loss after the procedure
  • in-hospital stay is 2-4 days.

How to choose the best hospital for weight loss surgery?

Submit a request on Bookimed website. Our Medical Doctor will contact you and suggest weight loss surgery centers. You will choose the best one.

To find out how much does it cost for weight loss surgery in your case, send us your medical records and passport details. We will transfer the documents to the selected bariatric treatment center. Within 3 days the clinic will send the program with the exact price.

Bookimed is a medical platform that does not represent interests of specific clinics. Our services are paid for by partner hospitals, not by patients.

Costs of weight loss surgery procedures

Procedures Prices
Gastric bypass $5500 - $25000
Gastric band $6400 - $14100
Gastric balloon $4200 - $6250
Sleeve gastrectomy $4450 - $25000

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for weight loss surgery procedures after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.
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Aug 19, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

Thank you! Coordinating and appointment was good.

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Nov 29, 2018
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

All was good. The only thing that overshadowed, the first reception of the doctor. I had to sell more than two hours, although I arrived 15 minutes before the appointed time. Everything else was on top!

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inMedipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi

Good day!!! The fee was not high, the tests were expensive, the doctor’s attention was normal, he didn’t say anything new about the results, added another pill and corrected, said the tests were good, except for the sugar index.

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inSourasky Medical Center

Everything is good with us! What was planned, we did. Now at home. Thank you very much for organizing our trip! Everything went well, there was no difficulty

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inKyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)

All was good. The only thing that overshadowed, the first reception of the doctor. I had to sell more than two hours, although I arrived 15 minutes before the appointed time. Everything else was on top!

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The patient was treated of obesity in St. Zdislava Hospital

The clinic is modern, located in a beautiful area. The optimal ratio of price and quality of medical services. The staff is friendly, young people do not speak Russian, in a pinch, you can communicate in English.
Separately, I want to thank:

- treatment organizer Irina Korchminskaya
- Concierge Hospital Otakar Peschik.

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inAnadolu Medical Center

All liked it. There are not enough translators and therefore girls translators are always under stress. Well, they are great. Doctors, coordinators and equipment liked everything. Minus that the clinic is far from the city and transfer from the clinic only once.

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inBLK Super Speciality Hospital

The clinic is good, the doctor is an orthopedist of the highest class, he found the source of the defeat of my hands.

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inMetabolik Cerrahi

Good afternoon! Today I would like to tell you about such clinic, which heals from the disease of type 2 diabetes for life. In March, I met a doctor from Istanbul with Alper Chelik and after the examination he offered me an operation called "Metabolic Surgery" and invited him to his clinic. Since I had been suffering from diabetes for 12 years and no means of treatment had lowered my blood sugar I did not hesitate to agree to a unique operation that one of the eight doctors in the world is doing. Have made operation. I start a new life without diabetes. It is good that despite the fact that Alperbey is one of the eight doctors in the world, in this unique direction he created a team that can only be envied. In the clinic, perfect cleanliness, beds and wards are equipped with the most modern equipment, every patient from the side of medical personnel is given special attention around the clock. Thanks to the team created by Alper Celik and his skill come people from all over the world. Energetic, modest doctor has no boundaries and every week he heals from diabetes 10-15 people.

I want to thank Dr. Alperbey for all the good that he has done for me and for all the patients who happily left the clinic. And may God help him in healing people from this disease!

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inMetabolik Cerrahi

I lived with diabetes for about 22 years and was injected with insulin for 12 years. At the moment, I have nothing in my life that associates with diabetes. Before the operation, I had sugar 12 and now 7. Before the operation, I weighed 107 kg, and now my weight is 59 kg

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inMetabolik Cerrahi

Before the operation, I weighed 103 kg, 6 months after the operation, my weight dropped to 80 kg and I do not use any medications anymore. My sugar fell to 7th on the 6th month after the operation and still continues to decline. I feel more positive, happy and calm

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 inMetabolik Cerrahi

I became acquainted with diabetes when I was 30. After that I became very aggressive and nervous. After the operation, I dropped about 30 kg and now I do not take even an analgesic

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Tamara Aug 19, 2019
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The patient was treated of west syndrome

Good day. Thanks to Dmitry, because we closed our question through a Skype conference. Initially, we only needed a doctor’s consultation. As a result, we spoke precisely with the professor that we needed. And he answered all our questions.

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