Pull out your phone, go on Google and search for ways that can help you lose weight. Chances are you will see tens of thousands of results/options. But are they all viable? No one can say with confidence that they are feasible. Do you know why? Because no one has ever tried them all.
While we are still on that topic of tried and tested weight loss methods, can we talk about a surgery known as the Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy? Many people (adults and teens) who have tried (and failed) to battle obesity through dieting and exercising have found the best remedy in Gastric Sleeve surgery.
However, as it is with other surgeries, the Gastric Sleeve procedure must be taken seriously as it can pose life-threatening risks if performed by an inexperienced surgeon. Be wary of doctors that pressurize you to undergo surgery or those that promise to do the surgery at a ridiculously low fee.
This article will outline the Gastric Sleeve average prices you should expect from countries like the US, Turkey, India, UAE, Poland, and Romania. The prices outlined in this article cover the following fees:
- Consultation, blood tests
- Surgeon Fee
- Operating room charges
- Routine medications used in the procedure & during admission
- Routine laboratory examinations
- Post-operation Laboratory examinations
- Routine Medical consumables & Implants
- Follow up
What is the Gastric Sleeve Procedure?
This procedure encourages weight loss by decreasing the size of the stomach. A surgeon removes 80% of the stomach and leaves a banana-shaped or “sleeve” portion of the stomach in place. The remaining part of the stomach is smaller than the original and it restricts the volume of the food that a person can consume.
After having gone through this procedure, people lose about 60% of their weight in a space of 12 to 18 months. Mathematically, this means if you are 100 kgs overweight, you will lose about 60 kgs. Obviously, patients are different, some may lose less while others may lose more weight.
Even after having this surgery, you still have to do some bits of exercising and dieting so as to make the surgery more effective.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in Turkey
The cost of Gastric Sleeve surgery in Turkey varies from one clinic to the other. The amount you are expected to pay will cover things like the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia used during the surgery, the meds you will use after the surgery, etc. All-in-all, you can expect to pay something like € 7,000 on average. You may find that some clinics (that have certified surgeons) in Istanbul charge way less than this.
When it comes to Turkey, the surgical treatments generally have low prices, but this doesn’t mean that the clinics compromise with the quality of treatment. There are too many medical facilities in Turkey and clinics are forced to reduce their costs so as to attract many patients.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in the USA
According to the Guide Doc, the cost of Gastric Sleeve surgery in the US ranges between $17,000 and $26,000. This price triples the amount paid for the same surgery in Turkey. This is probably the reason why millions of American patients prefer to undergo this procedure in European countries.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in India
India is one of the countries that perform Gastric Sleeve surgery at a low cost. In India, you can five times less to what you are expected to pay in the US. Similarly, the cost of Gastric Sleeve in the UK is three times the cost in India. When you are considering having this treatment in India, you can expect to fork out an average of $5, 500.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in U.A.E.
You can have a Gastric Sleeve surgery in the United Arab Emirates for AED 40,000 and this translates to $11,000 USD. The medical facilities in the UAE are considered to be one of the best in the Middle East and this explains why the country welcomes thousands of medical tourists every year.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in Poland
Just like Turkey, Poland is now regarded as a medical tourism destination. Over the years, this European country has made notable strides in improving its medical infrastructure. Although there are a handful of reputable hospitals in Warsaw, the cost of the Gastric Sleeve procedure is relatively cheap as compared to what it costs in the UK. If you are to have this procedure in Poland, be prepared to fork out € 7,000.
Gastric Sleeve Cost in Romania
Based on the data gathered by the National Statistics Institute, 75% of medical facilities in Romania are privately-owned. Statistics show that the number of private Hospitals in Romania increased from 2 to 161, between 1997 and 2014. So, if you are to have a Gastric Sleeve surgery in Romania, there is a 75% probability that you are going to have the surgery at a private hospital. The cost of the procedure range between $7,500 to $9,000.
Over to you…
Now that you know the costs of Gastric Sleeve surgery in six countries, which one do you prefer? You can let us know in the comments section and we will help you get the best clinic at the destination you have chosen.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in October 2019.