Gastric sleeve surgery or Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is one of the commonest forms of weight loss surgery. The surgery is a rapidly increasing form of obesity surgery since it works through two very efficient mechanisms. One, it makes the stomach smaller, so the patient feels full soon and secondly, the fundus of the stomach is removed which secretes the hormone ghrelin. With removal of the hormone, a person feels less hunger. The two mechanisms help in effectively limiting the amount of food stomach can accept thereby reducing calorie intake and thus leading to weight loss. With sleeve gastrectomy, one can expect to loose upto 50 to 80% of their excess body weight over a 6 – 12 month.

The other names for sleeve gastrectomy surgery are:Greater Curvature Gastrectomy, Parietal Gastrectomy, Gastric Reduction, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), Gastric Sleeve Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Tube procedure.

Although the procedure is in great demand in western countries but because of high prices of sleeve gastrectomy, more and more people from western countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland as well as from Middle East and African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, etc are now traveling abroad to India for cheap weight loss surgery.

There is a huge price difference for the surgery in India & Western countries. Whereas the procedures costs about £12,000 in UK, the average cost of sleeve gastrectomy in USA is about $ 20,000; about $ 11,500 in Belgium, the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in India is as less as 6500 USD. Thus one has to pay less than a third of what one has to pay in the West.

There are many factors that affect the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in India. To name a few:

The surgeon and his experience The cost of sleeve gastrectomy is determined by the demand and experience of the surgeon. A skilled and experienced surgeon would charge more than a less experienced surgeon.

The location of the hospital or weight loss center Another important factor is the location of the weight loss center. The charges would be higher in a bigger hospital facility or weight loss center than a smaller one.

Hospital Stay The duration of hospital stay would also determine the overall cost of sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India. The hospital stay would be dependent upon the prescription of the surgeon and the recovery of the patient.

Some other cost determining factors for a sleeve gastrectomy surgery in India would be the accommodation charges and the charges incurred on errands in India.

Medical Tourism is one easy way to get an affordable sleeve gastrectomy in India. The medical travel companies provide an optimized weight loss package as per the needs of the medical tourists. The companies are reliable and offer bundled treatment packages and holidays at exotic locations in India.

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