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Gastric Band Surgery (Lap-band) Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gastric Band Surgery to foreign patients.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

We offer a comprehensive approach to aesthetic problems of our patients. Our plastic surgeons offer the best solution for each case with the most advanced techniques at the best price.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity-related health problems.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Norberto Gandara Adan

Head of General Surgery and Digestive Surgery

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11,300 US$

Koc University Hospital

Our Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Center is organized in accordance to international standards. In our center; seats in the waiting lounge, wheelchairs, stretchers, patient rooms, bathrooms and beds, operation room and intensive care units.

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Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Obesity Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The Bariatric Surgery Center at Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon is recognized locally, statewide, nationally and even internationally as a top choice for those who are ready for weight-loss surgery.

Listed bariatric surgeons:

Dr. Raspado

General and Digestive Surgeon

Dr. Al Samman

Bariatric and General Surgeon

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Each of them being experts in their field, professors and specialist physicians of the Hisar Intercontinental Hospital are able to perform any kind of operation, either open or laparoscopic, that is within the scope of general surgery, in their high technology operating rooms.

Listed bariatric surgeons:

Dr. Ilker Abci

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Mehmet Ali Degirmenci

Bariatric Surgeon

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Hygeia Hospital

Hygeia Hospital is among the leaders in medical technology worldwide, with its Multidisciplinary Hybrid Operating Room, the first of its kind in Greece and one of the most contemporary in Europe.

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7,200 US$

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The commitment and dedication of the doctors to improve the quality of life of people with obesity has led us to garner the fame of one of the most modern centres for weight loss surgeries.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Neha Shah

Laparoscopic Surgeon & Bariatric Surgeon

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program at Hospital Ruber Internacional offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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About Gastric Band Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Gastric Band Surgery?
Gastric band surgery (Lapband) is a weight loss procedure which reduces the capacity of the stomach so the patient can only eat small amounts of food. The gastric band is an inflatable balloon that creates an upper pouch in the stomach. The pouch fills quickly and enables the food to pass more slowly into the lower stomach and the digestive system.

How is the Gastric Band (Lapband) procedure carried out?
The gastric band is most commonly fitted using laparoscopic surgery:

  • The surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the abdomen and uses a laparoscope to guide the instruments to place the adjustable band around the top of the stomach.
  • The surgeon locks the band in place and closes the incisions with stitches.
  • Two months later, the balloon inside the gastric band is filled with saline through an injection site on the outside of your body to make the band tighter.
  • The amount of saline is adjusted over time depending on how much weight is lost.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Band (Lapband) surgery?
Gastric band surgery is suitable for people who have tried other forms of weight loss without success.
According to the National Institutes of Health, if you are very overweight with a BMI of over 40, or you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be suitable for gastric band surgery.

What are the chances of success with Gastric band (Lapband) surgery?
Results vary with gastric banding. According to WebMD, lap- band surgery contributes to a weight loss of about 40 percent of excess weight, on average, per person.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Lapband surgery usually takes around one hour to co-mplete.

Days admitted : Lap-band surgery requires a one-night stay.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : Recovery after a gastric band surgery procedure takes around two weeks.

Risks : The mortality rate is quite low: only 1 in 2000.
Complications occur in approx. 10% of patients.
Potential complications include:
- Gastritis (irritated stomach tissue).
- Erosion: The band may slowly migrate through the stomach wall to the inside.
- Stomach Slippage: An unusual occurrence in which the lower part of the stomach may prolapse through the band causing an enlarged upper pouch.
- Malposition of the band: Which can cause a kink in the stomach.
- Psychological intolerance
- Internal bleeding
- Infection

After care : - Start with liquids for 24 hours and move onto eating very small amounts of food at each meal, chewing food slowly.
- You need to eat a healthy, sensible diet and get regular exercise in order for the gastric band surgery to work.
- Take over-the-counter pain killers to relieve discomfort.
- Do not drive, drink alcohol or operate machinery for 48 hours after gastric band surgery.
- You will receive adjustments, or “fills”, to the amount of saline fluid in the gastric band five or six times in the first year.

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