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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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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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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The patient was treated of obesity

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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.


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 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.


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 $5650 - $25300
Sleeve gastrectomy $4450 - $25300
Gastric band $2500 - $14300
Gastric balloon $4300 - $6250

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.
Spain, Madrid

Quiron Madrid Hospital

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Quiron Madrid Hospital is one of the best clinics in Spain which is a part of the holding QuironSalud. This network
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Thailand, Pattaya

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya was founded in 1990 in the province of Chonburi, which is considered to be one of the most popular resorts in Thailand
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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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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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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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Oleg Apr 22, 2019
The patient was treated of coxarthrosis

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Hamzat Apr 22, 2019
The patient was treated of azoospermia

Very good Clinic, especially Professor Dr. Birol Virol and coordinator doctor in the Russian region Gulshat Ataeva. Very clear explanation for the diagnosis. Good kind approach to the patient. The professor is very experienced. Inspires confidence.

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Helen Apr 20, 2019
The patient was treated of osteoarthritis

I had tests and a consultation at the clinic but was unable to have the treatment I wanted at this time. I will be returning to the clinic in a few weeks. The people I met were really helpful, spoke perfect English and looked after me very well.

Alena Apr 20, 2019
The patient was treated of epilepsy

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Sergei Apr 19, 2019
The patient underwent hair transplant

First of all, thanks to my coordinating doctor Maxim. Thanks to him, I came to this clinic. Everything went at the highest level. We met at the Airport, settled into the Hotel (excellent room), which is located 20 meters from the Clinic itself + everything was included tomorrow with a buffet that is located in the restaurant of the Hotel. The operation was easy and painless. The staff at the clinic is very attentive and caring. Upon completion, they were taken to the airport. I want to express my gratitude:  Doctor Cagatay Cebeci - was in touch with me 24/7 as well as in addition to the clinic, both on professional issues and on personal help.  Madame Safiye - conducted an inspection and came to check how the operation was going.  Secil and Sibel are professionals in their field, it was they who performed the hair transplant surgery, everything went quickly and easily. Two charismatic girls.  Thanks to all the staff, everyone was interested in how I was doing and whether everything looked fine with my hair. The driver made sure that I carefully sat down and got out of the car.

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