Weight loss in the USA features minimally-invasive surgery and gastric banding for less than $15,000
In the United States, over 90% of all weight loss surgery cases are performed utilizing minimally-invasive technique. For you as a foreign patient this means less pain, minimized chance of infection, and 2-3 overnight stays at the hospital. However, your surgeon can only define whether you can be qualified as a candidate for minimally-invasive bariatric surgery after defining your body mass index, blood type, and other characteristics.
American surgeons mostly focus on 4 popular types of bariatric surgery with the following price range: gastric bypass for $24,000, duodenal switch for $22,000, gastric sleeve for $15,000, and gastric banding for $14,600. For more budget options you may want to consider bariatric surgery in Spain.
Bariatric surgery in the USA involves:
- high-risk surgery
- paediatric surgery
- surgery on patients with diabetes of type II
- severe obesity