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Gastric Band Surgery (Lap-band) Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Gastric Band Surgery to foreign patients.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity-related health problems.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Norberto Gandara Adan

Head of General Surgery and Digestive Surgery

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9,200 US$

Hospital General de Catalunya

Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery practice committed to providing excellent patient care and to achieve complete patient satisfaction.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Yanhee Hospital

Yanhee Hospital offers the Sag-band (Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band) surgery for weight loss.

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Ptosis-banding (Swedish adjustable gastric band)

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Sourasky Medical Center

The Division is affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Physicians hold academic positions, teaching medical students and residents, as well as training specialists in bariatric surgery disciplines.

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Gastric Band Surgery

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Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Gonzalo Torres Villalobos

Head of the Médica Sur Bariatric Surgery Clinic

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Gastric Band Surgery

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About Gastric Band Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Gastric Band Surgery?
Gastric band surgery (Lapband) is a weight loss procedure which reduces the capacity of the stomach so the patient can only eat small amounts of food. The gastric band is an inflatable balloon that creates an upper pouch in the stomach. The pouch fills quickly and enables the food to pass more slowly into the lower stomach and the digestive system.

How is the Gastric Band (Lapband) procedure carried out?
The gastric band is most commonly fitted using laparoscopic surgery:

  • The surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the abdomen and uses a laparoscope to guide the instruments to place the adjustable band around the top of the stomach.
  • The surgeon locks the band in place and closes the incisions with stitches.
  • Two months later, the balloon inside the gastric band is filled with saline through an injection site on the outside of your body to make the band tighter.
  • The amount of saline is adjusted over time depending on how much weight is lost.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Band (Lapband) surgery?
Gastric band surgery is suitable for people who have tried other forms of weight loss without success.
According to the National Institutes of Health, if you are very overweight with a BMI of over 40, or you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be suitable for gastric band surgery.

What are the chances of success with Gastric band (Lapband) surgery?
Results vary with gastric banding. According to WebMD, lap- band surgery contributes to a weight loss of about 40 percent of excess weight, on average, per person.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Lapband surgery usually takes around one hour to co-mplete.

Days admitted : Lap-band surgery requires a one-night stay.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : Recovery after a gastric band surgery procedure takes around two weeks.

Risks : The mortality rate is quite low: only 1 in 2000. Complications occur in approx. 10% of patients. Potential complications include: - Gastritis (irritated stomach tissue). - Erosion: The band may slowly migrate through the stomach wall to the inside. - Stomach Slippage: An unusual occurrence in which the lower part of the stomach may prolapse through the band causing an enlarged upper pouch. - Malposition of the band: Which can cause a kink in the stomach. - Psychological intolerance - Internal bleeding - Infection

After care : - Start with liquids for 24 hours and move onto eating very small amounts of food at each meal, chewing food slowly. - You need to eat a healthy, sensible diet and get regular exercise in order for the gastric band surgery to work. - Take over-the-counter pain killers to relieve discomfort. - Do not drive, drink alcohol or operate machinery for 48 hours after gastric band surgery. - You will receive adjustments, or “fills”, to the amount of saline fluid in the gastric band five or six times in the first year.

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