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The average price of gastric band is $7600, the minimum price is $4500, and the maximum price is $14800.
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Gerhard Prager
Gerhard Prager
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Vienna , Austria
Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
4.6
16 reviews
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Vienna , Austria
Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
4.6
16 reviews
Professor Prager is among the most experienced and best gastroenterologists and bariatric surgery specialist in Europe. Specialty Professor Gerhard Prager specializes in all kinds of bariatric surgeries. He has provided over 3,000 operations for obesity treatment. Work experience Head of the Obesity ...
Yasar Ozdenkaya
Yasar Ozdenkaya
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Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
4.5
221 reviews
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Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
4.5
221 reviews
In 1998 Dr. Ozdenskaya started working in Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital. In five years he changed his place of work to Gökçeada İaşeli Military Hospital. 2005-2012 – the period of practicing in Okmeydan Clinic 2008-2009 - Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Since 2012 he occupies the pos ...
Gontrand López-Nava
Gontrand López-Nava
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Madrid , Spain
HM Hospitales
4.5
13 reviews
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Madrid , Spain
HM Hospitales
4.5
13 reviews
Gontrand López-Nava is a leading Spanish physician who specializes in endoscopic techniques for obesity treatment (intragastric balloons, POSE procedure, Apollo procedure, endobarriers). He holds a position of the Director of the Department for Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity at HM Hospital Univer ...
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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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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.

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저는 40여년 전부터이 병원을 이용하는데모든 것이 다 만족합니다

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Fouzia Bachir Oct 23, 2018

banjour je vous drais prendre un rendevou j'ai ma soeur elle est malade avec un tumeur au niveau de do et une masse maline

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Mohamed Khmisi May 11, 2019

سلام عليكم ممكن تعطوني فكرة عن كيفية الوصول إليكم وعرض مريضي عليكم علما اني من الجزائر اريد ان اعالج ابني المصاب بالصرع عمره عام ونصف ولم يتمكن من الجلوس أو المشي كباقي أقرانه ولا يدرك ماحوله ارجوكم اريد ردا سريعا و جزاكم الله خيرا

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Houssem Lmiringi Mar 4, 2019

Salam alaikum. I am an Algerian citizen. I want to contact you or get a telephone number from the Anatolian Hospital in Algeria to find out about the cost of treating the condition of the colon cancer.

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Hassan Neamah Feb 9, 2019

I need dermatologist please. ..my greetings

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ابو مصطفى الذهبي Aug 26, 2018

مستشفى اناضول المركزي في تركيا

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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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Jameel A. ABDULHAFIZ Aug 20, 2018
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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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Galip Aksit Jun 21, 2018
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Ttytuyyyyyyyytyytu

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Murat Aslanoğlu Mar 13, 2020
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1) Sadece Türkiye'nin değil, Dünya'nın en kaotik otoparkına sahip, hastalar park etmeye çalışırken kıvılcımlar saçılarak inşaat işlerinin yapıldığı, park yeri olarak da yetersiz bir otoparkı mevcut. 2) Zaten kısıtlı bir alana sahip hastanenin azıcık boş kalmış arazisine ilave bina yapılıyor. O binada bitince bu kaoslu ortam ne hale gelecek bilinmez. 3) Hasta kitlesi %60 Bağcılardan %30 Arap %10 diğer. 4) Hasta müracat deskleri Şişli Etfal gibi, dayak yer gibi cevap alıyorsunuz, onlarda kalabalıktan bunalmış .Mega Hastane denilince büyük, ferah, oturmuş, İYİ bir hastane bulacağımı zannediyordum. Hastanenin hakkı 1 yıldız 2.yıldızı alanında marka olmuş çok kıymetli bazı doktorları burada çalışmaya ikna etmiş olmalarından dolayı veriyorum. Ben oğlumu onlardan birinin hatırına buraya getirdim. Ama bir daha asla bu kaotik ortama girmem.

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Mehmet Kandemir Feb 11, 2020
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Hastaya yaklaşımları ve sınırsız yardımcı olmaları anlayışlı hastalara misafir Eda’sıyla bakmaları

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Ramazan Erpik Feb 27, 2020
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Sigorralı hasta olarak gidip 1 adet akciğer filmi ve bir adet serum ücretini olarak bu meblağı ödedik. Ayrıca doktor muayene ücreti olarak ta 100 tl daha ödedik. Ona göre gelin.

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Murat Aydın Mar 18, 2020
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Bu hastanede Operasyon oldum doktor hatasından kaynaklı ameliyatın tekrar yapılmasına karar verildi ancak ameliyat eden doktor hastanelerinden ayrıldığı İçin tekrar operasyon ücreti almamız gerekiyor diyorlar! Ben giden doktor beni ilgilendirmez ben Medipol e geldim burda ameliyat oldum doktorun özel muayenesine gitmedim sonuçta diyincede yapıcak bişey yok bu kadar tutar çıkıyor diyorlar birde utanmadan indirim yapıcaz madur etmemeye çalışıcaz diye kaypak kaypak konuşuyorlar!

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What do you need to know about Gastric band?

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Fahad Mawlood

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14.11.2016 · Updated 10.06.2019

What is the gastric band?

The gastric banding is a method of weight loss to reduce the amount of food taken by a patient. It is one of the most effective methods of treatment pathological excess weight.

Stomach band process

During the procedure, a surgeon puts the upper part of the stomach on a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

Part of the stomach above the band stretches, causing a feeling of satiety. The band size can be further regulated. The size of the band is determined individually for a particular patient.

What is the effectiveness of gastric band abroad?

Obese patients lose less excess weight after banding than after stomach bypass or sleeve resection. 20-30% of patients need re-operation in 10 years due to bandage wearing out or insufficient weight loss.

Patients with body mass index (BMI) under 40 kg/m2 can undergo the stomach banding. Features of the procedure are the following:

  • the success rate of the surgery: 100%
  • operation time: 1 hour
  • in-hospital stay: 2-4 days
  • loss of excess weight: 40-50%
  • reversibility: possible.

What are advantages of the gastric band abroad?

  • Simplicity

The operation is performed laparoscopically. It means that surgeons do not cut the abdomen during the procedure. They make 5 punctures in 0.5-1 cm of size.

The gastric band is a low traumatic operation. The risk of postoperative complications is low.

Among the possible complications are:

  1. gallstones
  2. sagging of the skin
  3. constipation
  4. diarrhea
  5. heartburn.

There is no need for rehabilitation and prolonged postoperative observation of a patient. Laparoscopic gastric banding is performed under general anesthesia.

  • Reversibility

100% is reversibility of the operation. Unlike many serious interventions, the bandage can be easily removed at any time.

  • Duration

Stomach band surgery lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Are any contraindications to weight loss band surgery?

  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • alcoholism, drug addiction
  • age of a patient is under 18 years
  • frequent or continuous intake of NSAIDs by a patient (including aspirin)
  • unwillingness or inability to follow the diet
  • allergic reactions to the bandage material
  • emotional instability or any psychological impairment of a patient.

What is the lap band cost without insurance?

Doctors determine how much is lap band surgery for each patient individually. The price depends on the patient's condition and related disease treatment. As the price is calculated in each particular case, some clinics in this listing do not represent prices for the operation. However, the lowest price of gastric band starts from $5,000.

In some cases the gastric band cost is covered by insurance. However, this and other insurance terms you should specify in your insurance agent.

Where is the best place for the gastric band abroad?

Germany

Germany is one of the best countries for gastric band abroad. 90% of obese patients lose 50-65% of excess fat after the procedure here. On average, people lose 5-7 kg within a month. The procedure in German hospitals performed laparoscopically (by lap method). Stomach band is minimally invasive and reduces the risks of complications.

How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the procedure in Germany is 2-4 times higher than in India, Thailand, or Turkey. The high level of healthcare development and the average price policy explain the lap band surgery cost without insurance in the country.

German specialists are among the world’s leaders in high-quality management and patients’ safety. Doctors’ reputation also influences the stomach band surgery cost.

India

India is the 3rd most obese country in the world. Due to this fact, surgeons here have vast experience and high level of qualification. Indian doctors are among the best ones specialized in gastric band abroad. They undergo international training and cooperate with their foreign colleagues.

How much does lap band surgery cost in Indian hospitals? India is one of the most affordable countries for bariatric procedures. The stomach band surgery cost in India is 3-4 times cheaper than in European and Middle East countries. The quality of the procedure is on the same level. The low costs rely on the state’s economic development and common price policy within the nation.

Thailand

Thai medical centers are among the best ones for gastric band abroad. High-quality of services, reasonable prices, and vacation are combined in Thailand. Clinics here look like the luxury resorts. That’s why over 1 million international patients choose the country for treatment.

How much does lap band surgery cost in Thai hospitals? The prices here are 35-75% lower than in Germany, Australia, Israel, the USA, etc. Doctors offer weight loss packages and programs. It helps patients to save up to 70% of their money. That’s why the stomach band surgery cost in Thai clinics is lower than in the other ones.

What does the surgery cost include?

The price of the gastric band usually involves:

  • consultation with a specialist before and after the procedure
  • the surgery itself
  • in-hospital stay.

Some hospitals include the transfer from/to an airport and meals in the stomach band surgery cost. Specify this info before choosing a clinic.

What factors do affect the price of stomach banding?

  • Location of a hospital. The gastric band cost varies in different regions due to the economic policy and average living wage. So, you will spend 3-4 times less money and save up to 75% in Asian countries like Thailand or India. The lap band price also may differ from city to city — the more significant metropolis is, the higher the cost is.
  • Surgeon's experience. High qualification of a surgeon plays an essential role to avoid unfavorable complications and side effects. Study doctors' CVs to choose a surgeon with vast experience. Highly-skilled specialists practice in the best clinics worldwide and cooperate with their international colleagues to provide the most innovative methods.
  • Presence of related diseases or complications. If you have some illnesses related to obesity, you probably will be prescribed some additional procedures that may increase the gastric band surgery cost. Moreover, in severe cases of obesity, some patients face complications after the procedure and need other surgery. This option also boosts your expenses.

How to save your money on the surgery?

  1. Choose country near your native one. Usually, flight tickets to the far places are expensive enough. If you want to cut down your expenses significantly, choose a clinic in that state where it is cheaper to get.
  2. Choose a country that provides a lower cost for the same procedure and services. The lowest lap band surgery cost is represented in Turkish clinics, where the price is 2 times lower than in Spain. You may get two gastric bands in Turkey and only one in Spain at the same price.
  3. Refuse additional services. A lot of medical facilities offer extra assistance. For example, medical staff often provide patients with excursions, massages, yoga, and other services. Backing out of additional services you may save a significant amount of your money.

Where can you find the cheap gastric band?

If you are looking for the cheapest gastric band, pay your attention to Turkey. This country is among the leaders in bariatric surgery, including stomach banding procedure. The affordable lap band cost is the primary reason why thousands of patients choose Turkey for the operation.

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The best hospitals for the gastric band abroad are presented in the list below. People with obesity and related problems (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.) choose the stomach banding for the treatment.

The ranking is formed according to patients' reviews and Bookimed managers’ expert opinion.

How much does lap band surgery cost? The price for the gastric band varies in different countries and cities. The lap band surgery cost without insurance includes consultation with a doctor and the procedure itself. The cost depends on surgeon’s fee. The starting price for the procedure is $5,000.