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Thomas W Kraus
Thomas W Kraus
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Frankfurt am Main , Germany
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
4.4
47 reviews
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Frankfurt am Main , Germany
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
4.4
47 reviews
The doctor specializes in the following areas:
Surgical oncologist
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Pancreatic Surgery
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
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Milan , Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
4.5
29 reviews
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Milan , Italy
San Raffaele Hospital
4.5
29 reviews
The doctor specializes in the following areas:
Surgical oncologist
Gastrointestinal surgeon
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 ...
Jaroslav Tvaruzek
Jaroslav Tvaruzek
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Velke Mezirici , Czech Republic
St. Zdislava Hospital
4.7
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Velke Mezirici , Czech Republic
St. Zdislava Hospital
4.7
40 reviews
The doctor specializes in the following areas:
Urological surgeon
General surgeon
Dr. Jaroslav Tvaruzek is a specialist in robotic surgery. Dr. Tvaruzek is a leading certified expert by Intuitive Surgical - the American produced of the original Da Vinci robots. The doctor is a member of Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Association of Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Tvaruzek head ...
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Stacie Johnston Jul 3, 2019
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In Ukraine, and was having migraines, contacted bookimed and was helped immediately, booked for MRI the next day, provided all test results, and translation of diagnosis within 1 hour.

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Ercan Demiray Jul 18, 2018
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We try to contact many times but noone cares as a business

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shihche Chien Feb 15, 2020
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國際醫療中心,英/中文皆可,護士很親切,在2樓有個外國人接待中心

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krista garvida Jan 26, 2020
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Had a great experience here. Staff spoke good english. Organized and clean.

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Ma'ruf Boymurodov Oct 24, 2019
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One of the sh*ttiest hospital ever. If you are foreigner, even International Healthcare center can’t help you. Take Korean person with you or else they make you run from one place to another and anyway at the end you will end with zero effort. I just waste my time and money in that hospital. They really don’t care about your health situation. They only can make you run.

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Yeon Jun 8, 2019
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The front desk needs more trainingVery rude. Hang up the phone before I finished it. I would not recommend to anyone.

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tgarbu1 Jun 16, 2019
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Not a fan of this place. I've been here 5 times, and every time has been a terrible experience.

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이대현 Jan 16, 2020
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어제 이곳을 다녀 왔습니다.김포공항에 50분 거리에 위치해 있고 큰 도로에 접해있어 찾기도 쉬워요.병원 내에 식당도 있어서 편리합니다.의사 선생님 너무 친절하십니다.멀리 제주도에서 방문해서 그런지 하루가 바쁘네요.지하철보다는 김포공항에서 601번 시내버스를 이용하시는게 편리합니다.새로운 약과 시설이 있어 안심이 되고요병원 곳곳에 그림과 인테리어가 정말 맘에 드네요.병원에 들어서면 아주 멋진 분이 친절하게 안내도 해드려서 정말 편리하게 이용했어요.감사합니다.병원이라기 보다는 멋진 박물관을 다녀온 기분입니다.대한민국에서 가장 진료를 잘하는 곳이라는 말을 공항에서 세브란스 병원을 이용하고 있다는 손님의 후기도 들었답니다.대한민국 최고 의료기관으로 거듭 나시길 바랍니다. 화이팅...

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Cliff Purkey Dec 31, 2019
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I live in here Seoul and am retired from the US Army. When the facilities on Yongsan closed, I started coming to this hospital with my family. The quality of care, efficiency, and hospitality is very good and present in every staff member I have dealt with. If you use the International Clinic they will process your billing and manage your deductibles. Both my daughter and I have been treated here multiple times for serious issues and we both fared well with the treatment. I recommend this hospital if you need care and suggest using their online web site (it’s in English) to make an appointment.

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Sang Hyun Lee Feb 1, 2020
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최초의 서양식 의술을 갖고 전도하러 미국에서온 세브란스박사가 주도적으로 설립한 병원으로 한국을 대표하는 병원중 하나.

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J.W SEO Feb 9, 2020
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전국민이 코로나로 떨고 있는데 정치질한답시고, 페북에 예언글이라는 똥이나 싸지르고, 국민 공포감 조성하시는 의사기 있다고 하네요... 제발 진료나 잘하세요.

주원일 Dec 10, 2019
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저는 40여년 전부터이 병원을 이용하는데모든 것이 다 만족합니다

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Luke Fiander Feb 9, 2020
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I've only had good experiences here. It's pricey but you can make actual appointments, for which you are generally seen on time, and the checkout process is efficient. The staff are well-trained and the bureaucratic process is well-refined. Of course, the doctors are top notch. Value added: it's a very nice hospital in aesthetic terms.

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Mohammed AlAbdusalam Nov 29, 2019
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I did my full medical checkup here on Friday(with prior appointment). It was really amazing 5 stars experience and here are the positive things about this hospital -Free transportation for the patients from Bangkok international airport to the Hospital or hotels nearby. -Professional and enough staff available to help you. -Amazing ambience, clean, decorated like a 5 stars hotel!! -It took around 4 hours to complete the whole checkup including meeting the Doctor for the results (written report will get after 2 days) -If you speak Arabic, this is best place for you as they have translators and some staff knows some Arabic words. -open mini-buffet included if you take the medical checkup. Here are the only 2 negatives -This hospital prices are high compared to other hospitals in bangkok. But it worth it as you will feel at home!! Clean, helpful and always smiling and welcoming staff!! Well organized place. -It takes more waiting time at the x-ray and ultrasound, however, it is mentioned that the whole checkup takes around 4 to 6 hours. It took 4 hours. Five stars to the best hospital I have ever been!!!

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Shariff Haque Feb 18, 2020
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Well, bit over priced and certainly over rated. Initial correspondence, airport pick up all were great extra services. Language can be an issue! After registration, went to see an internal medicine specialist, the delay to see wasn't explained well. Some tests that will be avoided in public funded hospitals because doctors are experienced enough to rule out a few tests as unnecessary, here they will push you to do because it works towards achieving the financial target. Sent medical records by email from past and one specialist was clear about saying no time to look at so many reports, bring print outs of important ones. Not a bad place to come for second opinion, especially when your own GP feels they have reached dead end!! Quite prompt in organizing appointments etc. Ideal, if you are on a holiday and get check ups done. Make sure the prescribed medicines are funded in your home country!! Pretty well managed.

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Z For n Jan 14, 2020
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Good place to go. We come from first world country but still the experience and the service is good. The cost wise is expensive for Thailand but I guess the service provided is justified for. Anyway it’s a nice place and friendly service. Have to make prior appointment otherwise very hard to get things done.

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Asian Adventures Dec 14, 2019
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Had to go here for a visa medical exam. Beautiful interior. Extremely clean and well lit/maintained. I was shocked at how good the experience was. Highly recommend this hospital.

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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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A very good clinic and professional doctors, the attending physician immediately aroused confidence, in addition, it was very comfortable to stay after Очень хорошая клиника и профессиональные врачи, лечащий врачь сразу вызвал доверие, кроме этого очень комфортное было пребывание после

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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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Stacie Johnston Jul 2, 2019
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In Ukraine, and was having migraines, contacted bookimed and was helped immediately, booked for MRI the next day, provided all test results, and translation of diagnosis within 1 hour.

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Ercan Demiray Dec 13, 2018
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We try to contact many times but noone cares as a business

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David Cohen Jan 10, 2019
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I received excellent, quick, and polite service from the doctors, nurses, and technicians here. I am lucky to have easy access to medical services and facilities that I need, like here at Sourasky. But the residents of Gaza have no such luck as Israel denies medical care to cancer victims -- and these denials are coming at an increasing rate. Innocent people are dying needlessly.

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Pavel Livshits May 5, 2019
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This is not hospital it’s a joke

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Patricia Pigeon Apr 9, 2017
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Broke my left forearm during a walking tour of Tel Aviv. Was treated professionally at this medical center. The only small problem I encountered was the confusion as to where to wait for results of my CT-Scan (most signs were in Hebrew) otherwise, very polite and efficient staff.

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Lior Ben David Nov 23, 2017
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Very nice staff, clean and organized place. Advanced hospital with good facilities enjoy getting well and having kids (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: (::::::::::::::::::::::::: Very nice staff, clean and organized place. Advanced hospital with good facilities enjoy getting well and having kids (::::::::::::::::::::::::: Very nice staff, clean and organized place. Advanced hospital with good facilities enjoy getting well and having kids (::::::::::::::::::::::::: Very nice staff, clean and organized place. Advanced hospital with good facilities enjoy getting well and having kids (:::::::::::::::::::::::::

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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the main hospital serving Tel Aviv, Israel and its metropolitan area and the ... Beds‎: ‎1,000 Location‎: ‎Tel Aviv, Israel Affiliated university‎: ‎Tel Aviv University Founded‎: ‎1963

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The patient was treated of obesity in Sachsenhausen Hospital
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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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Igor Dec 5, 2018
The patient was treated of obesity in St. Zdislava Hospital
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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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Almu Moreno Benitez Nov 6, 2015
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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. Огромное спасибо доктору Igor Šimoník, который подарил мне новую жизнь ( в новом теле). Благодаря его операции я похудела на 45 kg и чуыствую себя и веду себя по новому. Igor Šimoník – самый лучший доктор, которого я знаю.

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    Я тоже Ищу доктора Для операции по снижению веса , какую вы делали ? Как долго были на больничном ?

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Bejko Mar 22, 2019
The patient was treated of obesity in Sachsenhausen Hospital
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Yuliya Jan 12, 2019
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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.

Germany

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

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.

India

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

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Gastric balloon $2200 - $16500
Gastric bypass $4550 - $24700
Sleeve gastrectomy $3800 - $24700
Gastric band $4500 - $14800
Stomach stapling $1500 - $22000

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.
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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.