|Weight loss surgery- liberate yourself from obesity related diseases|
Obesity- The Killer DiseaseWe live in a world where lifestyle diseases are rampant, obesity being one of them. A recent report from WHO points out that, in 2014, over 1.9 billion adults were “suffering” from obesity. And the figures are constantly rising.
It is shocking to know that worldwide Obesity has doubled since 1980 and that 65% of the world's population live in countries where obesity kills more people than underweight.
Closer home, in the United States, it is believed that two out of every three Americans are overweight. In the recent years, medical experts have repeatedly said that obesity in the country is on the rise and is one of the biggest health concerns that Americans face.
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Weight Loss Surgery in India
In the United States, weight loss surgery is categorized as elective and many insurance policies do not cover it. But the costs involved with weight loss surgery in US are too high and may force you to push aside this most effective answer to your obesity troubles.
To give you an example, the cost of Gastric Sleeve surgery in US is around USD 30,000 and more while the cost of Gastric sleeve in India starts from USD 4900. Similarly, the cost of Gastric Bypass in US is $40,000 and more whereas Gastric Bypass costs around US $ 5900 in India.
High cost of bariatric surgery in Western countries forces many people to delay their surgery and continue to suffer from the problems associated with Obesity.
Choosing India for your weight-loss surgery, however; can prove to be a great boon. The country, with an established medical tourism industry, not just offers the latest weight-loss surgery procedures by US board certified doctors; but also the surgery at an affordable cost.
You can make a saving of around 70 -85% when you up sign for a weight-loss surgery in India. The cost for weight loss surgery in India starts at USD 4900 depending on various factors like the chosen surgery, surgeon's expertise and experience, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
After thorough expert consultations, you will be able to choose from different surgical options like Intra-Gastric ballooning, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy or Mini Gastric Bypass.
A full or mini gastric bypass is where a small pouch is created in your stomach and is connected directly to your small intestine. This helps the food that comes into the pouch, bypass the rest of your stomach, and enter the digestive tract immediately. Gastric sleeve is a similar procedure that restricts your food intake and pushes the body to burn up its fat reserves.
Gastric Sleeve remains one of the most popular bariatric surgery procedures worldwide and among medical tourists. It is one of the most effective solutions to treat morbid obesity.
If you prefer a non-invasive procedure, then gastric balloon surgery is sure to help. During Gastric Ballooning, an inflated balloon is inserted within the walls of stomach, leaving little place for food. This will help you curb the quantity of food intake and ensure weight loss.