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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery procedure that entails the removal of approximately 85 percent of the stomach to create a sleeve-like or tube-like stomach shape. This procedure is used as the first stage procedure for more complicated surgeries and even as a stand-alone treatment for weight loss. 

This procedure does not damage the nerves or the pylorus valve of the stomach and hence protects the natural function of the digestive system. Other components of the system like the intestines are also not altered in any way through this procedure. 

This procedure is minimally invasive and is conducted by making small incisions in the body with small instruments. 

The objective of the procedure is to divide the stomach along its vertical length. This creates a thinner and smaller stomach pouch. It is a restrictive procedure as the smaller stomach automatically decreases the food intake capacity of a person. The digestive system works as usual after the procedure and is able to absorb essential nutrients like minerals and vitamins from the food. 

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is rapidly gaining popularity due to its effectiveness and low risk factors. In countries like USA and Canada, the procedure can cost more than $20,000; however, in countries like Costa Rica, India and Mexico the same procedure is offered at one-third of the cost. 


Featured Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Providers Abroad


The Portland Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Accreditation: ISO 9001

Languages: English

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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Parkside Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

Parkside Hospital is an independent hospital located opposite Wimbledon Common, and is easily accessible from Central London and the Home Counties. The Hospital is able to offer most medical specialit...

Clifford Hospital

Guangdong, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Clifford Hospital is located in a vast and prosperous community that has a garden-like environment. The hospital has employed about 1,000 medical professionals, among them, more 100 are specialists, P...

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...

Beijing Yanhua Hospital

Beijing, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

The hospital has more than 800 sickbeds, 2 in-patient departments, 2 community service centers, 9 out-patient departments, 35 clinic and medicine technical offices, 15 inpatient area, 35 medical speci...
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