Gastric bypass is a trending weight loss surgery because it's becoming more common, affordable, and accessible in medical tourism destinations.
The treatment is costly in countries like the UK, the US, and Europe. And in the UK, some patients need to register on a waiting list or may not be eligible for the surgery. These factors play a role when deciding to have gastric bypass surgery abroad.
The procedure is more affordable abroad
The cost of health care in the US, UK, and Australia has been rising for the past few years. Gastric bypass surgery costs 40% - 50% less abroad.
You can access more treatment options
Traveling abroad to treat obesity will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.
Highly skilled and experienced surgeons
The surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.
Treatment that's worth your money
Finding a specialist abroad will be more cost-effective for you than visiting an amateur doctor in your local country.
You get access to superior patient care services
Most doctors usually see their patients once a month. So, an average doctor spends fewer than seven minutes with a patient. Ultimately, this means that patients don't experience good patient care services from their doctors.
On the other hand, you can expect to be treated with care and respect when you go for bariatric surgery abroad. Bariatric surgeons in famous tourist hospitals take time to talk to patients.
Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the procedure plan you need. Visit your local doctor and check what treatment best suits your case.
Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?
Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad: research the clinic you're planning to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the doctor's expertise, reviews, and credentials.
Check the local regulation: It is essential to know how dental treatment is regulated in your chosen country. This will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.
You qualify for a gastric bypass if you have a BMI higher than 40. But if the patient has a medical condition like type 2 diabetes or arterial hypertension, a BMI of 30 - 35 is considered within the acceptable range.
Some of the factors that affect the cost are the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
$4500 - $8500
$14,000 - $23,000
$3500 - $6500
$16,000 - $18,000 *Without Insurance
Gastric Bypass Surgery (48 Clinics)