A Gastric band in Bali is a highly-effective weight loss surgery that can help you combat obesity. You can get this surgery at a reasonable price and have a holiday to kick-start your new weight loss regime.
This surgery is known by various names including lap band surgery and laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) because the surgery involves using a band to reduce the stomach size and is done using a laparoscope via keyhole surgery methods. Using minute incisions, the surgeon places the band across the stomach and tightens it, leaving a small opening for the food to pass through. As the stomach size reduces, you can eat only small meals and yet suffer no hunger pangs. This results in quicker weight loss.
Weight loss is important not only so you look and feel better, but also because of health reasons. For instance, statistics show that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If you are obese as well as diabetic, then the disease can largely be reversed after bariatric surgery. Obesity is also a contributory factor in diseases like heart attack, stroke, cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, asthma and many others, so it is important to reclaim your life and your health by getting rid of excess weight.
A 2015 MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that 65% of patients participating in medical travel are not covered by insurance. Since money is an important factor in medical treatments, you are assured of good quality surgery and treatment in Bali, thanks to the lower cost of living there.
It is also a favorite holiday destination to residents of the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK via frequent flights that land daily on the island.
You can enjoy the year-round temperate climate in this beautiful country so you are not restricted in any way by weather conditions. And there is a great deal to see and do here thanks to the many natural and historical attractions, as well as tourist activities and pursuits, including great dining-out options, bars, clubs and beaches. While Bali is also famous for its adventure activities, it is a good idea to get any activities in before surgery as you will be restricted in your movements after the surgery.
The most important reason that you should book with Medical Departures is that we offer you greater safety. We can do this because we investigate the background, qualifications, experience and credentials of the doctors working at the clinics and hospitals we list on our website. We offer the best price guarantee as well. And we interview patients who have undergone surgery to see that they had a satisfactory experience.
Unless there is a necessary medical reason not to do so, the surgery is done under local anesthesia so recovery is faster and surgery is over in about an hour or so. Sometimes the doctor may prefer general anesthesia if it is medically called for. As the surgery is done endoscopically, and the band is adjusted using saline, you will be out of the hospital faster.
It is important that you go for follow up appointments as required so that your band can be adjusted till you are comfortable. You will also need to follow a dietary schedule pre and post surgery. You can expect a recovery period of around 10 days, but it will be several weeks till you go back to solid foods and your normal diet.
Gastric band surgery in the U.S. can set you back by US$10,656 (CAD 14,275 £8,724, €9,718, AUD 14,000 (NZD 14,275). In Bali you can expect to pay significantly less.
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