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Bariatric Surgery in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Bariatric Surgery in Johor Bahru

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Bariatric surgery is a proven weight loss method for those who are obese and cannot lose weight any other way. It is not only instrumental in your weight loss, but also reverses many diseases or at least reduces their complications. If you are obese you are carrying excess weight, find it difficult to even buy clothes and may have or increase your risk of several diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and similar disorders, heart attacks, strokes, sleep apnea, breathing problems and more. It also shortens your life span.

There are many surgical procedures that come under the bariatric surgery term. These include:

• Gastric Bypass also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
• Sleeve Gastrectomy also called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)
• Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB)
• Bilopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)
• Intragastric balloon

Some of these procedures are permanent, while others are temporary and it is important to consult a weight loss specialist to find out which one will be right for your physical condition.

Why consider bariatric surgery in Johor Bahru

Bariatric surgery may well be covered by medical insurance if you suffer from any disease or disorder, but you may have high out of pocket expenses as all costs are not covered. If your country has government sponsored medical procedures then there may be a long waiting list. You may not have any private medical insurance. In any of these instances, you need to find bariatric surgery that is affordable, because you really don’t want to put your life and well being at risk.

Johor Bahru is a great holiday destination and also a medical tourism hub. It has hundreds of thousands coming from different places worldwide thanks to the excellent quality of medical care and the reasonable prices. Malaysians are a friendly and hospitable people and most speak English thanks to its colonial background. For all these reasons Johor Bahru is a good place to have this surgery.

Why should you not book on your own?

While some of the bariatric surgery procedures are quite safe you still need to go to a good doctor who can assess your condition and then advise you accordingly as to the right procedure for you. Some of the surgeries can be difficult and, if not done properly, can lead to many complications. Since surgery (particularly among the obese) already carries extra risk, there is no point in aggravating your risk factors by choosing the wrong surgeon. White there is no overall easy way of assessing whether a particular doctor is the right one for you, doing some background checks on qualifications, professional memberships and other factors will certainly help.

This is why booking through Medical Departures makes sense. We offer safety because we check out the background, training and credentials of the doctors working at the hospitals and clinics we list on our website. We also see to it that the medical facilities are of good quality and that all international treatment guidelines are followed. If that is not enough, we also offer the best price guarantee.

How much time does the surgery take and what is the estimated recovery period?

As there are different procedures for bariatric surgery, the time taken for the procedure varies a great deal as does the recovery period.

The least invasive procedure is gastric balloon that is inserted via the esophagus and inflated. This can take as little as half an hour. The other less invasive procedure is the lap band or gastric band surgery as it only involves only placing a band across the stomach, dividing it into two, and tightening it, leaving a port under the skin to tighten or loosen the band. This is a keyhole surgery procedure. Other surgeries are more complicated, whether Roux-en-Y bypass, the sleeve gastrectomy or the Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch as they involve bypasses. Many of these will require general anesthesia and a hospital stay.

While there is virtually no downtime with the gastric balloon and you may require a few days to adjust to the band, other surgeries will require around two weeks of downtime. You have to follow medical advice regarding pre and post surgery diet and nutrition for effective weight loss – and be prepared for a complete lifestyle change with regard to eating and exercising.

What is the cost of bariatric surgery in Johor Bahru compared to Australia?

You can save at least 50% on the cost of bariatric surgery in Johor Bahru, compared to in Australia.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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