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Weight Loss Surgery is a Snip in Costa Rica

In the US a gastric bypass costs around $30,000, but travel to sunny Costa Rica and the same procedure costs around $12,000!

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. 


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Apollonion Private Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus


Languages: English, Greek

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The daily contact of many doctors of variou...

Hospital Quiron Teknon

Barcelona, Spain


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

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HM Hospitales

Madrid, Spain


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Languages: English, Spanish

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The Lister Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

Clifford Hospital

Guangdong, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

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