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Your Healthcare Holiday Dollars go Farther in Thailand

Medical costs in the West are skyrocketing and patients are flocking to Asia to save, particularly to Thailand where outlays for treatment are generally five to ten times less than what they’d be in the US and Europe.

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 Dona Helena

Santa Catarina, Brazil


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Portuguese

Dona Helena Hospital (DHH) sponsored by the Evangelic Charitable Association of Joinville, the largest city in the state of Santa Catarina, has been one of Brazil’s first hospitals to have all s...

Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

Changhua, Taiwan


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Located in Lugang township of Taiwan Changhua County, Institutional Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital occupies 8.5 hectares with 1 underground floor, 7 above ground floors and 82688 square meter...

UPMC Bedford Memorial

Pennsylvania, United States


Languages: English

UPMC Bedford Memorial is an acute care general hospital with units for medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry services, and offers a variety of diagnostic capabil...

HM Hospitales

Madrid, Spain


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Languages: English, Spanish

HM Hospitales was created in 1989 by Dr. Juan Abarca Campal, its current President and Chief Executive Officer, in order to bring in a new model of private health his understanding of medicine: safe a...
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