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Medical Tourism is Thriving in India

Especially in the country’s healthcare capital, Chennai, where the cost of treatment is sometimes 1/10th of what it runs you in America or the UK, and where scores of specialty hospitals attract an estimated 150 Medical Tourists every day!

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


Angeles Tijuana

Baja California, Mexico


Accreditation: NHA

Languages: English, Spanish

Established in January 2006, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is built on the highest principles of medical care and patient hospitality. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide, as well as the w...

Anya Gastro SurgiCentre

Ahmedabad, India


Languages: English, Indian

Anya Obesity and Gastro Surgicentre in Ahmedabad was started by Dr Anish Nagpal, who is extensively trained in the field of Gastrointestinal surgery and Bariatric Surgery or obesity surgery. Most of t...

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Vietnamese, Korean

JCI Accredited Hospital & Medical Tourism of Southeast Asia Samitivej is JCI accredited hospital, providing healthcare services in Thailand - recognized for its international award hospital servic...
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