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Successful Gastric Bypass of UK CEO helps Britons choose Weight Loss Surgery in India


Traveling abroad for medical treatment or for plastic and weight loss surgery procedures is a common phenomenon these days. However, many people have apprehensions and doubts before they sign up for the surgery or embark on their journey for treatment abroad.

And when traveling means visiting a developing country like India, people, especially from Western countries have lots of doubts in their mind about the safety, quality of care, results and so on.

Medical Tourism to India

Statistics show that an increasing number of people from Western countries like UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are coming to India for their medical treatments- both elective surgeries (cosmetic, weight loss and dental) and non-elective procedures such as joint replacement, cochlear implants, heart surgery and cancer treatment.

Medical Tourism industry in India was worth $ 3 billion in the year 2015 and is expected to reach at $8 billion by 2020. India has now become the second most popular medical tourism destination in the world.

It is not only because the cost is much less, the healthcare facilities are at par with the Western countries and the doctors more skilled and services more personalized.

Famous Briton Underwent Gastric Bypass surgery in India

Mariam (name changed) is the CEO of a renowned communications company based in UK. With lots of problems surrounding her personal and professional life, she always felt a failure to be unable to manage a lot of things because of being overweight and a host of health problems because of her weight. Her sleep apnea, joint pains and fibromyalgia were getting worse because of her weight and she was struggling to keep her business alive in the recession times because of not being able to concentrate on her work.

Because she didn’t want to spend a lot on her surgery during the times when the company was already going through a crisis, she started looking for affordable bariatric surgery overseas.

She was well aware about the skill of Indian doctors and that the healthcare facilities in India were good; so India was one of the options she thought was worth considering.

However, there were many options closer home as well- in Europe where the flights were cheaper, visa was not required and distance was not much.

Having worked as a registered nurse in NHS, she knew what kind of facility and surgeon she was looking for. Thus, on close comparison between the quality of services, surgery cost and skill and experience of the doctors between India and Europe; she found India to offer better value than its European counterparts.
Since she was travelling alone, she wanted to make sure that she would be well taken care of before, during and after the surgery. Since India was a foreign country to her, she wanted someone professional and reliable to organize her trip.

She chose IndiCure after a series of emails and phone calls were made. She later confessed that she wanted to “appear” difficult to make sure IndiCure was capable enough.

She underwent gastric bypass surgery in India with IndiCure and lost about 50 kgs in around one year and 2 months of the surgery. She has been quite happy and satisfied with results and is looking forward to reaching the ideal weight.

Gastric Bypass Surgery


Gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a type of weight loss surgery that works by making the stomach smaller and the digestive system shorter. The surgery makes the stomach smaller in size, which reduces the amount of food that stomach can accept, thereby reducing the food intake. The food bypasses a section of the small intestine resulting in lesser calories absorption by the body resulting in weight loss.

An article in the British tabloid where she confirmed that she underwent gastric bypass surgery in India and was happy with the way things underwent has created new hopes in the mind of Britons who were waiting to undergo the surgery because they could not afford it in their own country but were apprehensive about travelling to India for it.

“The article has worked favorably for us. The number of people inquiring about bariatric surgery from UK has increased tremendously”, says IndiCure spokesperson.

Weight Loss Surgery in India

While a gastric bypass surgery in UK costs around 15,000 pounds, the cost of gastric bypass in India even with the best and most renowned bariatric surgeons is around 4,500 pounds. If you add the airfare and the hotel expenses, the total cost comes to about 5500 pounds, which is almost a third of getting the gastric bypass surgery in UK.

Though UK media is quick to add the stories of botched up surgeries overseas, it is rare that successful stories of surgery abroad get published, which can help people make an informed decision.

Media and local lobbies create a lot of noise when there is even a single case of complication after surgery abroad. However, there are many more cases of complications after surgery done locally and those generally go unnoticed.

We have seen that our patients coming from overseas experience better results and lesser chances of complications than when they undergo the surgery in their home country. This is because we are very careful in selecting the right patient for the surgery and very careful in choosing the surgeon who would perform the surgery. We have a panel of Board certified surgeons with more than 20 years of experience and excellent track record”, says Dr Ruchika from IndiCure.

However, one must always be cautious in choosing the right provider for your surgery in India. Board certified surgeon, accredited facility and a professional and reliable medical tourism company who can take care of all ancillary things so that you can concentrate on your surgery and recovery are a must for a successful trip overseas.

IndiCure is the most renowned name for providing quality surgery in India at affordable prices. With hundreds of happy clients from across the world, IndiCure understand your requirements well.

For more information on obesity surgery in India, write to us at or call us at +91 9320036777 or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free) or talk to us at Skype@IndiCure

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