TOP 182 Weight Loss Surgery Hospitals

Searching for Weight Loss Surgery hospitals? Check the ranking of 182 weight loss surgery clinics based on 13 reviews, find 56 top doctors. The listing represents prices for 2 medical tests and 8 treatment procedures for Weight Loss Surgery.

Costs of weight loss surgery procedures
Procedures Prices
Sleeve gastrectomy $1700 - $26500
Gastric balloon $2350 - $16500
Gastric band $3000 - $15000
Gastric bypass $4150 - $26500

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.

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 hospitals ranking is based on 522 requests, 25 patient reviews, prices, and information from 182 clinics

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There was very little English spoken, and very little explanation on the day as to what would happen. I went for the gastric balloon procedure, and absolutely no checks were performed on me to check my weight, blood pressure or anything.

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Review on obesity treatment. The patient from Switzerland had the medical trip in 2019.

My visit was not so perfect, they were not so professional as I wish. The doctor was good but we have large problems with communication and I feel how he felt uncomfortable about it but cannot do anything with it. That is why I denied to do the operation there and only have a consultation They do not know that I do not speak German but only English I want to say thank you to Lesya, her job was good.

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Amazing staff, very kind and pleasant doctor. Nice room, big comfortable bath. A beautiful location of the clinic, walking is a pleasure. We quickly and professionally collected tests, quickly performed the operation, I didn't even have time to get scared) I went home on the fourth day, in a car 700 km and felt good. Потрясающий персонал, очень добрый приятный в общении доктор. Хорошая палата, большая удобная ванна. Красивое место расположения клиники, гулять-одно удовольствие. Быстро и профессионально собрали анализы, быстро провели операцию,я даже испугаться не успела) .Домой поехала на четвертый день, на машине 700 км и чувствовала себя хорошо.

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Thomas W Kraus
Surgical oncologist Gastrointestinal surgeon Pancreatic surgeon
Frankfurt am Main , Germany
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
4.4
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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
30 years of experience
Prof. Kraus is Founder and Director of the German Society “Art of surgery”; He has performed over 3,000 surgical interventions for bowel diseases; He is a nationally recognized specialist in pancreatic surgery; The interdisciplinary medical center for the treatment of pancrea ...
Riccardo Rosati
Surgical oncologist Gastrointestinal surgeon
Milan , Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
4.5
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Milan, Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
36 years of experience
Professor Riccardo Rosati is the Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery (GI) Department in the San Raffaele Research Hospital. Leads one of the most recognized “High Volume Centers” for esophageal surgery in Italy. His department has extensive experience in open and minimally invasive surgery of the d ...
Jaydeep Palep
Gastroenterologist Gastrointestinal surgeon
Nashik , India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre
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Nashik, India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre
Dr. Palep has a 17 year experience in Upper GI and Weight Loss Surgeries. He is one of the first surgeons to be trained at Los Angeles, USA for Banded Bypass, Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy and Mini Gastric Bypass as weight loss procedures in India. He also performs Sleeve Gastrectomy with Duodeno-jejuna ...
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13 positive reviews on weight loss surgery

Natalya Jan 22, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Sourasky 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 Всё у нас хорошо! То, что было запланировано, мы сделали. Сейчас уже дома. Спасибо большое за организацию нашей поездки! Всё прошло хорошо, никаких затруднений не было

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Igor Dec 5, 2018
The patient was treated of obesity in Robotic Surgery Center 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. Клиника современная, расположена в красивом районе. Оптимальное соотношение цены и качества медицинских услуг. Персонал дружелюбный, молодые люди не говорят по-русски, но можно общаться на английском языке.
Отдельно хочу поблагодарить:
- хирурга Игоря Шимоника
- организатора лечения Ирину Корчминскую
- координатора Отакар Песчика.

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Veronika Nov 29, 2018
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Kyung 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! Все было хорошо. Единственное, что омрачило, первый приём доктора. Пришлось продать более двух часов, хотя пришла за 15 минут до назначенного времени. Все остальное было на высоте!

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Tatyana Oct 11, 2018
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Anadolu 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. Все понравилось. Не хватает переводчиков и поэтому девочки переводчицы всегда в стрессе. Ну они молодцы. Врачи, координаторы и оборудование все понравилось. Минус что клиника далеко от города и трансфер от клиники только один раз.

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Anonymous Oct 24, 2016
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Metabolik 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!
Добрый день! Сегодня я хотел бы Вам рассказать о такой клинике, которая исцеляет от болезни сахарного диабета 2-типа на всю жизнь. В марте месяца мне удалось встретится доктором из Стамбула с Алпером Челиком и после обследования он предложил мне операцию которая называется "Метаболической Хирургией" и пригласил в свою клинику. Так как я болел диабетом уже 12 лет и никакие средства лечение не понижали мой сахар в крови я не раздумывая согласился на уникальную операцию, которую делает один из восьми врачей в мире. Сделали операцию. Начинаю новую жизнь без диабета. Радует то, что несмотря на то что Алпербей является одним из восьми докторов в мире, в этом уникальном направлении создал команду,которой только можно позавидовать. В клинике идеальная чистота, койки и палаты оборудованы самыми современными оборудованиями, каждому пациенту со стороны медицинского персонала оказано особое внимание круглосуточно. Благодаря команде созданным Алпером Челиком и его мастерству приезжают люди со всего света. Энергичность,скромность доктора не имеет границ и каждую неделю он исцеляет от диабета 10-15 человек.

Хочу поблагодарить доктора Алпербея за все добро, что сделал для меня и от всех пациентов, которые с радостью покидали клинику. И пусть Бог поможет ему в исцелении людей от этого недуга!

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3 negative reviews on weight loss surgery

Anonymous Oct 3, 2019
The patient was treated of obesity in Sachsenhausen Hospital

My visit was not so perfect, they were not so professional as I wish. The doctor was good but we have large problems with communication and I feel how he felt uncomfortable about it but cannot do anything with it. That is why I denied to do the operation there and only have a consultation They do not know that I do not speak German but only English I want to say thank you to Lesya, her job was good.

Saidula May 9, 2019
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2 in Medipol Mega University Hospital

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. Добрый день!!! Плата была не высокая, Анализы стоили дорого, внимание врача нормальное, от результатов ничего нового не сказал, добавил еще одну таблетку и подкоректировал, сказал что анализы хорошие, кроме показателя сахара.

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FAQ about Weight Loss Surgery

Fahad Mawlood

Medical editor

23.09.2016 · Updated 26.05.2020

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is an intervention aimed to reduce the volume of the stomach and accelerate the food movement along the gastrointestinal tract reducing the amount of food you eat. Surgical intervention is the only weight loss method that gives a long-term and guaranteed result.

Who benefits the bariatric operation?

The operation is necessary for overweight people with the body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m². To calculate your BMI, you need to divide your weight in kilograms twice by your height in meters. For example, your weight is 150 kg and your height is 1.7 m — BMI = 150 / 1.72 = 51.9 kg/m².

Obesity surgery is also prescribed for people with concomitant diseases — hypertension, diabetes mellitus, joint damage. In this case, the operation is carried out with a BMI of 30-35 kg/m².

After calculating your body mass index, consult with a surgeon. Only a doctor can decide if you need this procedure, choose the most effective bariatric surgery method in your particular case, answer all your questions, and predict the results after the operation.

What are the types of weight loss operations?

Sleeve gastrectomy

During the surgery, 80% 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.



Gastric bypass

During this operation, surgeons form a stomach pocket with a volume of 15-30 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.



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.



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.



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
  • 60% of the weight loss after the procedure
  • in-hospital stay is 2-3 days.

What are the contraindications?

Bariatric surgery is not performed for teenagers and people with alcohol or drug addiction. Other contraindications include:

  • body mass index less than 30
  • pregnancy
  • Cushing's disease
  • thyroid disorders
  • peptic or esophageal ulcer
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • coronary artery disease
  • lung diseases
  • active cancer treatment
  • mental illness (psychosis, severe depression).

What is preoperative preparation for obesity surgery?

Before the operation, you should stick to some rules and follow the doctor’s recommendations. The most important among then are:

  • Preoperative diet — a short-term (2-6 weeks) diet before the surgery will lower your body mass index and reduce the risk of complications. The preoperative diet usually consists of foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, plenty of water.
  • Quitting smoking — at least 6 weeks before undergoing general anesthesia, as smoking before the intervention increases the risk of postoperative complications (heart attack, stroke, thromboembolism, infection, pneumonia, and death).
  • Physical activity — in the preoperative period improves well-being, general tone, lung, and heart capacity. In addition to your daily activities (work, shopping, and cleaning), try cycling, walking, or swimming for at least half an hour a day. The healthier you will be before the operation, the faster the recovery after the operations will be.

More about the presurgical program you can find here.

What is the process of weight loss treatment?

The operation plan mainly depends on the method of obesity surgery. Each of them differs in the technique of performing. Generally, the procedure takes about 3 hours.

The hospitalization is required. Usually, the patient stays in the hospital for 2-3 days:

  • 1st day — the surgery
  • 2nd day — stay in the intensive care unit
  • 3rd day — stay in the inpatient department
  • 4th day — discharge from the hospital.

What are the risks during the surgery?

Bariatric operation is a serious surgical intervention, so has some risks:

  • bleeding
  • wound infections
  • intestinal or bowel obstruction
  • internal hernias
  • vomiting
  • ulcers
  • low blood sugar.

However, the operation is minimally invasive and the success rate of weight loss operation is 98%.

How long is the recovery period after the bariatric operation?

  • In the first 2 days after the operation, the patient can consume only liquids.
  • On the third day after the procedure, the person takes food in small portions 5-6 times a day. Gradually, the patient develops new nutritional habits.
  • Getting out of bed is allowed on the second day after the weight loss surgery. Gradually, the physical activity increases and step-by-step the patient comes back to the common lifestyle.
  • In two weeks a person can return to work if the activity is not associated with heavy physical exertion.
  • Intense physical exertions are forbidden for two months.
  • Then physical activity is required: walking at least three kilometers a day, swimming, cycling, or aerobics will help to overcome the difficulties during the recovery period and return to a full-fledged lifestyle faster.

Read more about the rehabilitation after the obesity procedure here.

How soon after weight loss surgery can you get pregnant?

If you are planning a pregnancy, postpone it for at least 18 months after the procedure. This is the time when your weight is reduced so pregnancy will be a big burden for the body.

After this period, pregnancy is usually safer than before the surgery — for both the mother and the baby. You should inform your gynecologist what type of intervention you had and if there were any complications after the procedure (blood clots, blood transfusion, etc.).

What results can you expect after obesity surgery?

During a year after the operation, a person loses up to 60-70% of excess weight. In rare cases, it takes about 1.5 years. It is important that losing weight is irreversible if the patient follows all doctor’s recommendations — the weight will go away and won’t come back. This is a major advantage of the surgical treatment of the overweight.

Besides, after the weight loss surgery, the patients also notice regress or get rid of other diseases associated with obesity — type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac pathology, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), arthritis, infertility.

Do you need to take vitamin or mineral supplements?

Yes, usually you need to take vitamins and minerals. Supplements provide the patient with essential nutrients needed to maintain good health. A diet that must be kept after the surgery may not always provide the full range of nutrients.

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