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Asia is Enhancing Looks and Outlooks

Asia performed over 4 million cosmetic surgery procedures in 2011. The continent leads the world in this growing industry, an industry that people are turning to for better self-esteem and youthful looks.

Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery (or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery), used in the treatment of obesity, involves positioning an inflatable silicone device around the stomach’s top section. The aim is to slow the intake of food, leading to less consumption.

Lap band surgery is a kind of bariatric surgery targeted at patients who have a BMI of 40 or more. It may also be used to treat other co-morbid disorders such as Type two diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and osteoarthritis. Lap band surgery is usually the last choice after other weight-loss solutions such as exercise and healthy dieting have been tried, but been unsuccessful. Unlike some other kinds of bariatric surgeries, lap band surgery does not involve the removal of any part of the stomach. The band is usually put into place through a laparoscopic surgery. If this band is removed, the stomach reverts back to its original shape.


Featured Lap Band Surgery Providers Abroad


Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Accreditation: JCI, Temos

Languages: English, Portuguese

With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

A group of G...

San Fernando Hospital

Panama City, Panama


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

San Fernando Hospital is the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama, offering quality medical services to the community, founded in 1949.

With over 60 years of experience, rec...

Anadolu Medical Center

Kocaeli, Turkey


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Languages: English, Turkish, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Arabic

Anadolu Medical Center is sheltered by the Anadolu Foundation and it is characterized by two major aspects : its non-profit status and its unique affiliation with the world praised Johns Hopkins Medic...

Kent Hospital

Izmir, Turkey


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Turkish

Our hospital, has built on 30.000 m2 land at Karşıyaka, as thinking the opportunity of growing population, social and cultural seperation, easy arrival and parking. Our hospital have specialized medic...

UZ Brussel

Brussels, Belgium


Languages: English, French

UZ Brussel(Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel) is a university hospital. This means that it also has a teaching mission and conducts scientific research.

The hospital’s clinical exce...
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