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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

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


Taiwan Adventist Hospital

Taipei, Taiwan


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English

“Taiwan Adventist Hospital is Your Best Health Option!”

In order to offer all-round physical and mental health service, apart from continuing to improve our...

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...

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...

Herzliya Medical Center

Tel Aviv, Israel


Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

"Herzliya Medical Center" Private Hospital is one of the leading medical institutions in Israel, founded in 1989 with the aim of creating a medical institution that meets the high standards of private...

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, English, Thai

Bangpakok9 International Hospital is a tertiary private care hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand. We are committed to providing healthcare with world-class standards. The Bangpakok Hospital Group ha...
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