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Gastric band $4102
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Apr 16, 2018

Sonsuz tesekkurler Hasan Erdem hocama bana bu ikinci hayatimi verdigi icin cok sagolun

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4.6
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Feb 4, 2020

Good evening! In the Severance clinic itself, I liked everything. Everything is very organized. Polite clinic staff. There was one caveat. Nobody told me that preparations for a colonoscopy will be delivered to the hotel. If I hadn’t come to Severance hospital the day before, I’ve found a girl who speaks Russian. She phoned the clinic and explained that the package should wait at the hotel. A. So I would not be prepared on the appointed day. The rest I liked everything. I plan to come to you in a year. Thanks for all !! Добрый вечер! В самой клинике Северанс мне все понравилось. Очень все организовано. Вежливый персонал клиники . Был один нюанс. Мне никто не сообщил что будут доставлены препараты для колоноскопия в отель. Если бы я днём раньше не пришла в госпиталь Северанс где нашла девушку говорящую на русском языке. Она созвонилась с клиникой и объяснила что должна ждать в отеле посылочка. А. Так бы я пришла в назначенный день не подготовленная. Остальное мне все понравилось. Планирую через год к вам. Спасибо за все !!

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Dec 6, 2019

The service of the hospital is really excellent and the house keeping and the quality is amazing. The doctors are professionals and they are really treat patients very humble.

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Jul 19, 2020

The trip went well. I really liked the relationship to the patient. There is always a translator. All questions that arise are immediately answered. Helped with leaving for Ukraine during quarantine. We also want to express our gratitude to Pavel who helped organize the trip and answered hundreds of questions. Поездка прошла отлично. Очень понравилось отношения к пациенту. Есть постоянно переводчик. На все возникшие вопросы сразу дают ответы. Помогли с выездом в Украину во время карантина. Также хотим выразить благодарность Павлу который помогал организовать поездку и отвечал на сотни вопросов.

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Mar 15, 2021

Diagnostics is at the level, but you will not receive a conclusion and diagnosis, there will also be problems with translation into Russian, you will not wait for them. The clinic is not interested in treating you, it is possible to operate, there is no medication. Диагностика на уровне, но вы не получите заключения и диагноза, с переводом на русский язык так же будут проблемы, вы их не дождётесь. Клиника не заинтересована вас лечить, оперировать возможно, медикаментозно нет.

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Oct 3, 2019
The patient was treated of obesity

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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Mar 12, 2020
The patient was treated of epilepsy

Good afternoon, yesterday returned from the Ichilov Clinic. I would like to thank Bookimed, namely Cyril (our honey coordinator), for the quick feedback, answers to all questions, for the quick organization of the trip, in just 5 days all the documents were prepared, the department “Care” - Olga and Alexandra, honey coordinator in Tel Avive - Denis, transfer - Leo !!!! Unfortunately, Professor Uri Kramer could not accept us, but we were quickly provided with a replacement - Violetta Chernykh, who had a consultation and prescribed adequate treatment. We were satisfied! Добрый день, вчера вернулись из Клиники Ихилов. Хочется поблагодарить Bookimed, а именно Кирилла(нашего мед координатора), за быструю обратную связь, ответы на все вопросы , за быструю организацию поездки, всего за 5 дней были подготовлены все документы, отдел «Забота»- Ольгу и Александра, мед координатора в Тель-Авиве - Дениса, трансфер - Льва!!!! К сожалению, профессор Ури Крамер не смог нас принять, но нам быстро предоставили замену - Виолетту Чёрных, которая провела консультацию и назначила адекватное лечение. Мы остались довольны!

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Nov 29, 2020
The patient was treated of breast cancer

Now I am being treated at this clinic. They promptly examined, diagnosed and prescribed treatment. The doctor and staff are professional and attentive, answering all questions. Special thanks to Lala and Niyaz for coordination and guidance. Сейчас нахожусь на лечении в этой клинике. Оперативно обследовали, поставили диагноз и назначили лечение. Доктор и персонал профессиональны и внимательны, отвечают на все вопросы. Отдельное спасибо Лале и Ниязу за координацию и сопровождение.

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Feb 23, 2021

So far we only had an initial consultation. Even though we haven’t received the answers we hoped for, we can only say good things about the team participating in the consultation. The team was very professional and understanding. They listened to our questions and patiently answered them all.

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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 ...
Mehmet Yalim Uctum
General surgeon
İzmir , Turkey
Bewell Health Assistance
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Gerhard Prager
Vienna , Austria
Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
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Vienna, Austria
Vienna General Hospital (AKH)
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 ...
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FAQ about Gastric band

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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