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Gastric Band in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Band in Thailand

Take control of your weight problem with a Gastric Band in Thailand. This bariatric surgical procedure is one of the most popular and effective ways of losing weight, but it is fairly expensive. Thailand offers the same good quality facilities and expertise as you’d find at home, but for a far more affordable price.

Why have a gastric band in Thailand?

Most people look to going to Thailand for gastric band (also called lap band) surgery because they can save at least 50%. For a procedure that costs tens of thousands, this is a significant saving and is definitely worthy of consideration.

Any surgery is risky, no matter where you have it, but if you are very overweight you will have to deliberate carefully on all the pros and cons, even down to practical issues such as air travel. However, it may well be that your weight is causing you all sorts of health problems, in which case you need to take radical action.

Thailand is obviously a favourite holiday destination, but how does it fare with medical tourists? Actually – very well. It is one of the pioneers of modern medical tourism and has modern, up-to-date facilities that are well-equipped, and if offers patients efficiency and luxury that is often missing from their healthcare providers at home. No corner are cut to deliver less expensive services in Thailand – the only reason it costs less is because the cost of living is lower.

You can expect international standards on hygiene and safety and doctors with considerable expertise who, in these days of cross-border training, are likely to be members of international professional organizations, including the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity.

What’s involved in Gastric Band Surgery?

The procedure can be done in around an hour and most patients are released from hospital on the same day.

The procedure works by effectively shrinking the stomach so you feel fuller sooner. A band is wrapped around the upper part of the stomach and is stitched in place. Inside the band a balloon is attached with a tube that rests just below the surface of the skin. This is where a saline solution is added or removed during your recovery period until the ideal tightness of the band is established.

How much does a Gastric Band cost in Thailand compared to Australia?

Gastric Band surgery in Thailand is around half the cost than it is 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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