Weight loss, Bariatric surgery abroad - affodable, safe and latest

With obesity becoming a global epidemic, many people from Western countries like UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand seek weight loss surgery abroad because they get equally good treatment abroad at a fraction of cost. Common Bariatric surgery procedures cost more than $20,000 in US and more than £15,000 in UK. More often than not, insurance does not cover weight loss surgery procedures anywhere in the world. Thus, undergoing bariatric surgery abroad is a much better proposition for people who cannot afford weight loss surgery in their own country and keep postponing it at the risk of their health.

Weight loss surgery in India cost starts from $5500 or £ 2900 for the same quality of care and services. Bariatric surgeons in India are considered to be among the best weight loss surgeons across the world as they have been trained in the best medical schools across the world and speak fluent English, so communication is never a problem.

There are different types of bariatric or obesity surgery options depending on your weight, health and preference. Weight loss surgery works basically on two principles:

Restrictive surgery:
This type of weight loss surgery restricts or limits the amount of food that the stomach can hold or take thereby resulting in weight loss.

Malabsorptive surgery:
This type of surgery not only restricts the amount of food that the stomach can hold, but the amount that the digestive tract can absorb, resulting in weight loss.

 

The most commonly performed weight loss surgery procedures are:

Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap Band Surgery)

Lap band surgery involves placing a silicone band around stomach to create a small stomach pouch, thereby limiting the intake of food that the stomach can hold. This reduced intake of food results in weight loss.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or gastric sleeve involves removing a large portion of the stomach permanently, resulting in the reduced food intake and thus weight loss.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Gastric Bypass)

Gastric bypass or bypass surgery for weight loss separates the stomach in two portions. The first section is very small and can only hold very small amount of food. This small pouch is connected to the intestines and functions like a normal stomach.

Intra gastric Ballooning

Intra gastric ballooning entails placing a large balloon inside the stomach which occupies a large part of the stomach. The capacity of the stomach to hold food thus reduces to a great extent resulting in weight loss.