TOP 198 Weight Loss Surgery Hospitals

Searching for Weight Loss Surgery hospitals? Check the ranking of 198 weight loss surgery clinics based on 15 reviews, find 65 top doctors. The listing represents prices for 2 medical tests and 8 treatment procedures for Weight Loss Surgery.

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Costs of weight loss surgery procedures
Procedures Prices
Sleeve gastrectomy $1700 - $25300
Gastric balloon $2100 - $16500
Gastric bypass $3950 - $25300
Gastric band $3000 - $14800

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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All personal in Dr. Obesity was very good including doctors , office contact , nutrion dr , drivers . They are respectful and cooperative people. The program for the week was implemented exactly as written to me Hospital was very good and I recommend it to be chosen The hotel was good I think He. Obesity and Dr. Hassan are 5 star clinic

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Excellent communication and help setting up my trip to Antalya. The service was professional and the health care was brilliant. A very positive experience at the hospital team . You can be rest assured you are in safe hands

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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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Alberto Diez-Caballero Alonso
General surgeon
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
Specialist in general surgeryExpert in digestive tract surgeryExpert in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery)Associate Clinical Lecturer, University of Navarre School of Medicine (1996-2003)Lecturer in doctoral courses on laparoscopic surgery, University of Navarre School of Medicine (20 ...
Carlos Ballesta Lopez
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
4.7
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
40 years of experience
Dr. Carlos Ballesta López is a Head Of Laparoscopic Surgery Center. His specialty: General and Digestive SurgeryWith more than 30 years of experience in general and digestive surgery, Dr. Ballesta is a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive). This technique provides minimixation of pain ...
Juan Ybarra Munoz
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
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Centro Médico Teknon
17 years of experience
Oncologist, Gastroenterologist
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Асия
Очень добросовестные и отзывчивые специалисты! Будут вести вас до пункта назначения! Помогут решить все ваши проблемы! Ответят на все вопросы!! Подберут подходящие рейсы если есть необходимость, посоветуют отели!!! Лично я безмерно благодарна Юлии Смолка, Дарье Лазаревой, Катерине Кочерган и всему коллективу компании Букимед!!! Спасибо что вы есть!!!
Sandi
I needed to have a spinal mri in Italy, and couldn’t find any clinic that could do it. It was either a 4 month wait, clinic never called me back, or they hung up because my Italian wasn’t very good. I contacted Bookimed and within hours they responded and put me in touch with a lovely woman in Milan who got me an appointment at a private clinic in Milan in 2 days. She accompanied me throughout the appointment and translated when necessary. Something I dreaded ended up being a smooth and easy process. Thank you.
Mohammed Yousif
Thanksfull to bookimed for help me for my surgery in my brain they support me by one of best doctor in that section and he advised me many choices of surgery and hospital offers . I hope see them in top always they deserve 5 Stars. 😊
Vadym
После предварительного собеседования. Предоставиди выбор из несскольких клиник. Связали с представителем выбранной клиники. Дали контакты. Все дальнейшее общении и информацию получал напрямую от представителя клиники. Никаки предоплат не требовалось. Все договоренности были выполнены по заранее договоренным датам, без каких либо накладок. Договор на мед обслуживани заключался в клинике непосредственно перед госпитализацией. Спасибо сайту за грамотную оценку необходимых услуг и быстрый выход на необходимую клинику.
Nadia
I had to book 3 appointments in a hospital at Istanbul for my brother and his wife, both with serious health problems. I have contacted Bookimed who had reacted immediately and put me in touch with Dr Emad Hussein. After listening to the description of the sicknesses of my relatives, Dr Hussein explained very clearly what are the medical documents to have for the day of appointment as well as all administrative steps to follow. Then he put in touch with Mrs Farah from Liv Hospital for the appointments and she has been very efficient and helpful. I do not know how to thank Dr Hussein and bookimed for the excellent service provided. Nadia
Марі Сірик
Очень и очень довольна взаимодействием с Букимед. Прошла лечение от рака молочной железы. В ноябре 2018 года летала на обследование в Стамбул, клиники Медиполь и Анадолу. Помогли с билетами, организацией поездки, всегда оставались на связи. Координатор от Букимеда имеет медицинское образование, может качественно проконсультировать по поводу клиник, врачей. Лично для меня это большой плюс. До этого я лечилась в Израиле, организовывала все своими силами и потратила несравнимо больше времени, сил и нервов. Буду работать с Букимед в будущем и рекомендовать знакомым.
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My experience with bookimad was great; the thing that I appreciate is the high sense of humanity of the staff, especially Dr Farruk Ahmed. He answer all my questions in time, he read my poor English and make me feel comfortable, such thing is so important for someone that suffer. I know they do their best to help. Thank you Dr.

15 positive reviews on weight loss surgery

Ioana Nov 12, 2021
The patient was treated of obesity in Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

The whole experience was amazing!! The doctors are very caring and attentive. Some nurses don't speak english but as long as you can use Google Translate you're good. You are sore, as expected, after the surgery but they give you plenty of painkillers. All in all this was 10/10 experience and i fully recommend everyone to go to dr. HE clinic for bariatric surgery.

Anonymous Sep 6, 2021
The patient was treated of obesity in Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

The room is not large, the sofa is very small and hard for an accompanying person to sleep very badly. The air conditioner does not work well, my husband bought a fan for me, the windows do not open at all, the screws are twisted, I have not seen this before. But the doctors and staff deserve the highest praise. The people working in the clinic are always polite and attentive. The comfort is poor. Палата не большая, диван очень маленький и жёсткий для сопровождающего очень плохо спать. Кондиционер плохо работает, муж купил вентилятор для меня, окна вообще не открываются, закручены шурупы, такого я ещё не видела. Зато врачи и персонал заслуживает высшей похвалы. Работающие в клинике люди всегда вежливы и внимательны. Комфорт оставляет желать лучшего.

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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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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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Jim Heston Jun 25, 2021
Dr. HE Clinic

I had seen many ads for this place around town. I happened to be in the neighborhood and by chance stumbled upon it. Curious I popped in for a look and was able to have a chat with the manager who is from California. Nice guy. He explained it was a mens wellness clinic set up for mens needs with out the worries of specialist who are more suited to womens. At 58 I told him I made it this far with out any plastic surgery and don't know if I will really go down that path. He told me that isn't their only specialty. Diet, mens health and solutions for any stage in ones life with emphasis that it was a men's clinic with focus towards men. Not sure if I will ever use it but nice to know its there. Rating based on convenience to Thonglor BTS, friendliness, cleanliness of the place and the fact that I virtually got a free consultation.

Mahidol Kaewburesai Jun 25, 2021
Dr. HE Clinic

My girlfriend asked me to do the enlargement treatment and I chose HE Clinic because they seemed to be the best. My experience was as follows: Arrive at the clinic staff are very polite and friendly. Didn't wait long then saw the doctor. Youngish Thai who speaks English ok an seems polite and competent. He has apparently done the treatment many times. After the exam he recommends 12 ccs but I decided to take 10 to be safe. A cream was applied and I waited 20 mins. Then the doctor injected the filler under the skin. I couldn't feel anything which was my biggest fear. It didn't take long to complete the treatment and I was good to go. I got some slight swelling after the treatment but in a couple of days, it was fine. I had to wait a week before I could have it. I did find my life got a boost after the treatment. I had to go back for a follow up as some of the filler was uneven. To be fair the doctor corrected it for free. Its has been a few months now and I would say I am. glad I did the procedure. I wish the filler was more permanent as I do already feel the need to top up a few more CCS. Overall I would say if it's bothering you this treatment is worth considering.

Ufuk Yildirim Mar 26, 2020
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Experience was amazing with Dr.Hasan Erdem and he’s team ,they were very welcoming from day one..I’ve researched all doctors in Istanbul and found this was the one for me ...thanks again for everything.I had my operation in October last year and I have now lost 32kg feeling amazing well recommended 👍🏻🤗😘

Osman Aktas Mar 25, 2020
Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Bundan iki ay önce mide balonu işlemi oldum iki ayda 22,5 kg verdim Dr.Hasan Erdem ve Serra Uçtum hanım başta olmak üzere herkeze binlerce kez teşekkür ederim ve herkese kesinlikle tavsiye ederim

Miranda Mathews Jan 28, 2020
Hospital de la Familia

Carlo was amazing! He made sure I knew exactly what to expect every step of the way. There was always someone at the hospital who spoke English, and everyone there made my stay comfortable. Carlo even checked up on me once I was home through my recover several times. I will admit I was scared at first about leaving the US to have the surgery but I’m so glad I did it!

Lisa Townsend Nov 23, 2019
Hospital de la Familia

I had a full hysterectomy last month at Hospital de la Familia. I feel like a new person! The hospital was very nice with private rooms, even my husband was able to stay with me! All of the nurses were super sweet and helpful. Maritza was a joy to work with and made the whole process very easy. Muchas Gracias Dr Llamas and staff! So grateful to have found you 🙏😊

Cassie Atkins Feb 10, 2020
Saluss Medical Group

I would highly recommend Saluss to anyone I was looked after very well from start to finish 👍

Tugay Sincar Jan 6, 2020
Saluss Medical Group

temiz güvenilir ve sağlam kadrosuyla saç ekiminin tek adresi saluss!

Miloš Vladka Holemý Mar 20, 2020
Robotic Surgery Center in St. Zdislava Hospital

Vždy milé vstřícné profesionální jednání děkuji všem doktorů i sestrickam

Anička Chovanová Feb 9, 2020
Robotic Surgery Center in St. Zdislava Hospital

Docela mě šokovalo, když mi ránu se kterou jsem přišla vůbec nevydezinfikovali. Jen na to plácli ortézu a čus. Přístup neskutečnej fakt.

Haroldo Jose Siqueira Igreja May 22, 2020
HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales has Parkinson Treatment and this is very important to regular people including me.

Str Fdez May 21, 2020
HM Hospitales

ayer estuve en el Vallés de Alcalá de Henares. falta de medios e higiene ante el coronavirus inaudita para ser un hospital. mucho menos que en cualquier supermercado. no tienen gel en la entrada para echarte. en la cola del mostrado para dar los volantes había personas que no respetaban la separación necesaria. cuando entregué el.mio para hacerme una resonancia te dan un formulario para rellenar, te dicen que cojas un boli que tienen allí. me había fijado mientras esperaba, d…espués de usarlo algún paciente, nadie lo desinfectaba. cuando pase a hacerme la resonancia.no sé si el picaporte y llaves del cambiador estaban limpios. me eché de mi propio desinfectante. cuando terminé le pedí a la chica que me diera y me dijo que cuando me hubiera cambiado. parece que todo el empeño del personal era ahora. en las salas de espera había moscas. cuando fui a hacerme los rx, no me atreví a sentarme en una sillas de tapicería sucisimas. muy mal, independiente de la tardanza interminable que tarde más de dos horas para hacerme una resonancia y una radiografía, me pareció increíble la falta de higiene.

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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