Best Gastric band clinics

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The best hospitals for the gastric band abroad are presented in the list below. People with obesity and related problems (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.) choose the stomach banding for the treatment.

The ranking is formed according to patients' reviews and Bookimed Medical Doctors’ expert opinion.

How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the gastric band varies in different countries and cities. The lap band surgery cost without insurance includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. The cost depends on surgeon’s fee.

  • The effectiveness of the gastric band abroad
  • Advantages of the gastric band abroad
  • Top countries for the gastric band abroad
  • How to choose the best hospital for the gastric band abroad?
  • Top choice The hospital is in high demand among our patients
    India, Mumbai

    Global Hospital Mumbai

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    Global Hospital Mumbai is a private multidisciplinary clinic in India. The hospital is a part of Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group
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    Top choice The hospital is in high demand among our patients
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    What is the gastric band?

    The gastric banding is a method of weight loss to reduce the amount of food taken by a patient. It is one of the most effective methods of treatment pathological excess weight.

    Stomach band process

    During the procedure, a surgeon puts the upper part of the stomach on a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

    Part of the stomach above the band stretches, causing a feeling of satiety. The band size can be further regulated. The size of the band is determined individually for a particular patient.

    The effectiveness of gastric band abroad

    Obese patients lose less excess weight after banding than after stomach bypass or sleeve resection. 20-30% of patients need re-operation in 10 years due to bandage wearing out or insufficient weight loss.

    Patients with body mass index (BMI) under 40 kg/m2 can undergo the stomach banding. Features of the procedure are the following:

    • the success rate of the surgery: 100%
    • operation time: 1 hour
    • in-hospital stay: 2-4 days
    • loss of excess weight: 40-50%
    • reversibility: possible.

    Advantages of the gastric band abroad

    • Simplicity

    The operation is performed laparoscopically. It means that surgeons do not cut the abdomen during the procedure. They make 5 punctures in 0.5-1 cm of size.

    The gastric band is a low traumatic operation. The risk of postoperative complications is low.

    Among the possible complications are:

    1. gallstones
    2. sagging of the skin
    3. constipation
    4. diarrhea
    5. heartburn.

    There is no need for rehabilitation and prolonged postoperative observation of a patient. Laparoscopic gastric banding is performed under general anesthesia.

    • Reversibility

    100% is reversibility of the operation. Unlike many serious interventions, the bandage can be easily removed at any time.

    • Duration

    Stomach band surgery lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

    Contraindications of weight loss band surgery

    • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
    • alcoholism, drug addiction
    • age of a patient is under 18 years
    • frequent or continuous intake of NSAIDs by a patient (including aspirin)
    • unwillingness or inability to follow the diet
    • allergic reactions to the bandage material
    • emotional instability or any psychological impairment of a patient.

    Top countries for the gastric band abroad


    Germany is one of the best countries for gastric band abroad. 90% of obese patients lose 50-65% of excess fat after the procedure here. On average, people lose 5-7 kg within a month. The procedure in German hospitals performed laparoscopically (by lap method). Stomach band is minimally invasive and reduces the risks of complications.

    How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the procedure in Germany is 2-4 times higher than in India, Thailand, or Turkey. The high level of healthcare development and the average price policy explain the lap band surgery cost without insurance in the country.

    German specialists are among the world’s leaders in high-quality management and patients’ safety. Doctors’ reputation also influences the stomach band surgery cost.


    India is the 3rd most obese country in the world. Due to this fact, surgeons here have vast experience and high level of qualification. Indian doctors are among the best ones specialized in gastric band abroad. They undergo international training and cooperate with their foreign colleagues.

    How much does lap band surgery cost in Indian hospitals? India is one of the most affordable countries for bariatric procedures. The stomach band surgery cost in India is 3-4 times cheaper than in European and Middle East countries. The quality of the procedure is on the same level. The low costs rely on the state’s economic development and common price policy within the nation.


    Thai medical centers are among the best ones for gastric band abroad. High-quality of services, reasonable prices, and vacation are combined in Thailand. Clinics here look like the luxury resorts. That’s why over 1 million international patients choose the country for treatment.

    How much does lap band surgery cost in Thai hospitals? The prices here are 35-75% lower than in Germany, Australia, Israel, the USA, etc. Doctors offer weight loss packages and programs. It helps patients to save up to 70% of their money. That’s why the stomach band surgery cost in Thai clinics is lower than in the other ones.

    How to choose the best hospital for the gastric band abroad?

    Submit a request on Bookimed website. Our Medical Doctor will contact you. S/he will answer all your questions regarding stomach band surgery cost, top bariatric doctors, and clinics.

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    How much does gastric band cost ?

    Doctors calculate the cost of the gastric band individually for each patient. The price may depend on the hospital's reputation and doctor's experience. You may get the final gastric band cost only after the consultation with a doctor.

    47 clinics are represented in the ranking. According to their data, the approximate gastric band cost is:

    • The average cost is $6750. The lowest price is $2500 and the highest — $14400.
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