Friday, April 25, 2014

How much does gastric sleeve surgery cost in India?

Gastric sleeve surgery also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy is the most popular weight loss surgery  among surgeons and common public alike. The magical surgery can lead to 50-80 % reduction in body weight in about 6-12 months after the surgery. And since India is known as the ideal destination for finding weight loss surgery at surprisingly low prices, the most common question asked is this, ‘how much does gastric sleeve surgery in India?’. 

Gastric sleeve surgery – a basic picture

Sometimes, we get confused owing to the different medical names used for the same procedure. To avoid the same we are listing out the most commonly used names of the sleeve gastrectomy surgery - Greater Curvature Gastrectomy, Parietal Gastrectomy, Gastric Reduction, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), Gastric Sleeve Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Tube procedure.
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This is how Gastric sleeve surgery works

Gastric sleeve surgery differs from other weight loss surgery procedures in that it neither reroutes intestinal paths nor does it involve inserting any foreign devices in your digestive tract. Gastric sleeve surgery considerably reduces the size of your stomach to about one-fourth of its original size. By removing such a wide portion of your stomach along its curvature, it literally grants your wish ‘if only my stomach was smaller’. The good news is that it does not stop here. Since fundus, the area of stomach responsible for secreting the hunger hormone ghrelin gets removed in the process, you are left with lesser hunger pangs. Now that’s what we call effective strategy for weight loss – smaller stomachs, less hunger!
Gastric sleeve surgery is irreversible. Needless to say, it changes your diet regimen. Now that you feel fuller by much less quantity of food, you ought to ensure that your body does not get deficient in certain nutrients. So choosing your diet carefully needs to chart top at your priorities.

How much does gastric sleeve surgery in India?

Now that we have a basic idea of what sleeve gastrectomy involves, we can go directly to our initial question – ‘how much does gastric sleeve surgery cost in India’. The short answer- it depends. The long answer follows.
The exact cost of gastric sleeve surgery is subject to variations based on
  1. Surgeon- the surgeon's qualification, experience and track record
  2. Hospital- how big is the hospital, accreditation and facilities it offers
  3. The city you choose to get your surgery done- whether in a metro city or a small town  
Not to burden you with hidden charges, we also would like to include that the actual costs can also vary depending upon where and how long you are required to stay in the country and other miscellaneous costs associated with living, food and travel.
That being said, the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in India starts from as low as 6000 USD. Yes you read it right! Sleeve gastrectomy prices in India are as less as one third of what it would cost in many developed nations. Even after the travel, accommodation and miscellaneous costs are included, sleeve gastrectomy would not amount to even half of what it would cost in developed nations. Want to know further about ‘how much is sleeve gastrectomy in India’? Drop us a mail with your particular requirements and we will send you the exact figure!
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