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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 4950 and varies depending on your medical history, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost in India
Bariatric Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your Gastric Sleeve Surgery cost in India is your bariatric surgeon’s fees. IndiCure hand-picks highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering excellent results. Although the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose bariatric surgery in India with IndiCure.
Having your Gastric Sleeve Surgery surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all-inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre-and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for the procedure.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Best Bariatric Surgeon in India
Dr. Raman Goel
Dr. Ramen Goel, a highly qualified gastro-intestinal surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, is one of India’s bariatric surgery pioneers. He has committed the past 20 years to performing a wide range of procedures using modern laparoscopic techniques. He is a member of the Surgical Review Corporation’s International Review Committee, which awards Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Sanjay Borude
Dr. Sanjay Borude is a highly renowned bariatric surgeon with more than 26 years of experience in the field. He has the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS for BARIATRIC SURGERY ON 11 MONTHS OLD BABY. Performed ASIA’s first Google Eye’ Bariatric Surgery with Google team. He is a pioneering surgeon in the field of obesity surgery in India.
Dr. H. V. Shivram
Dr. Shivaram H V is one of the country’s most renowned GI and bariatric surgeons, with a long list of groundbreaking studies and publications to his name. A huge number of national and international patients have benefited from his expertise in laparoscopic surgery, pancreatic surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, and bariatric/metabolic surgery.
Best Bariatric Surgery Hospitals in India
Wockhardt Hospitals is the branch of the leading Wockhardt pharmaceutical company in India. The company is more than four decades old and is present in more than 20 countries around the globe. Wockhardt has 9 hospitals in India in Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Nashik, and Surat. Wockhardt hospitals have entered into a strategic alliance with Partners Medical International, USA, whereby the group has access to Harvard’s expertise in clinical and surgical fields.
Fortis La Femme Hospital
Fortis La Femme, founded in 2004, is a multi-specialty hospital that provides care for all periods of a woman’s life, including birth, motherhood, menopause, and beyond. The hospital was named the winner of the ‘Most Popular Maternity Hospitals’ category in Child magazine’s Most Popular Awards 2013. More than 11,000 deliveries and 7,500 gynecological operations have been performed.
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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery ?
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the best and most popular weight loss surgery procedures which works by resecting a major portion of the stomach by creating a “sleeve” or banana-shaped pouch without disrupting normal connections with the esophagus and small intestine. Contrary to other bariatric procedures, the gastric sleeve does not cause a change in the order of the digestive system, the result of which is lower complication rates and less malabsorption with fast recovery. It works by limiting the amount of food that can be consumed.
Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery works through two very efficient mechanisms. One, it makes the stomach smaller, so that the patient feels full soon after eating a smaller portion. Secondly, the fundus of the stomach is removed. The fundus is the area that secretes ghrelin, the hormone that makes a person feel hungry. Thus, this surgery helps the patient feel less hungry through a hormonal mechanism, which in turn helps in reducing calorie intake, and thus, finally leads to massive weight loss.
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve
Gastric sleeve has certain advantages over other bariatric surgery procedures, which include:
- Lesser cost than other procedures
- Fewer complications as compared to the other bariatric procedures-no risk of vitamin or other deficiencies in the body
- Yields similar or better results than other bariatric procedures
- Control of co-morbid condition is equally good
- Sustaining the order of digestive tract ensures reduced risk of ulcers and GERD
Am I a Good Candidate?
You are a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery if you are more than 100 pounds above your ideal body weight and/ or have a BMI of 40 or above or are 80 pounds overweight and have obesity-related problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
How is Gastric Sleeve Surgery done?
The procedure is done laparoscopically. Two to five small incisions are made on the abdomen to pass the instruments into the abdomen.
A sleeve is created by removing around 3/4th of the stomach. The remaining stomach is stapled using surgical staples.
What is the Recovery after Gastric Sleeve Surgery like?
If you have chosen to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in India, you would stay at the hospital for 2-3 days after the procedure to monitor your recovery. You may feel some discomfort after the procedure, which would be taken care of with medications. The surgeon and dietician will give you a diet regimen starting with instructions for sipping plain water, which needs to be followed properly for smooth recovery. Typically, it’ll be about a week to ten days before you can go back to work, and about a month to six weeks before you can start exercising again.
What Results Can I Expect from Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Most patients can expect to lose 60 to 80% of their excess body weight over a 6 – 12 month period with gastric sleeve surgery.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in India.
- Is the bariatric surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Is it possible to see before and after photographs
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
- Can I go for a second opinion?
- Can I have feedback from real people?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
- Surgical expectations
Thank you so much Indicure and Dr. Ruchika, for the support and care received while on our journey of weight loss through bariatric surgery. We feel so blessed to have met a caring team. IndiCure has changed our lives forever. The planning from the beginning to the end was of high quality and all questions asked were explained as well as the procedure.
My Fondest memories always of India will always hold a special part of my heart.
My son had a gastric sleeve in Delhi last September 2017. A year later my son is a different young man. Our reason for traveling from Australia was his age is 14. You saved my son’s life and I will be forever grateful for that, the care and service were immaculate. yes, it can be a culture shock, in another country. But it, not any less of what we would have received here.
Dr. Ruchika in India delivered efficient and professional service from the outset, matching up my weight and health concerns with the most amazing surgeon at the Apollo Spectra hospital in New Delhi, who made good all the promises that had been made, and MORE. All arrangements were executed seamlessly. Very glad I found them and will certainly be using them again, should the need arise.
One thing that stood out for me, as long as the hospital and the service in the US were compared to the hospital here, it’s better here. And working with IndiCure was that the service was amazing!”
Frequently Asked Questions
You are a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery if you have a BMI of 40 or above or have obesity-related problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc, with a BMI of 35 and above.
Gastric sleeve surgery is completely safe if performed by an experienced and well-trained bariatric surgeon in a good surgical room, at a hospital that offers proper post-operative care; the risk of undergoing bariatric surgery anywhere in the world is just the same. So, whether you are in the US, UK, Australia, Canada or India, the risks remain the same keeping other factors constant.
Yes, you would gradually return to a normal diet within a few months after the surgery, it is just that your appetite and portion size would be significantly reduced, thereby leading to weight loss. It is however advisable that you avoid carbonated drinks, sodas, high-calorie foods and adopt an active and healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.
You can expect to lose 60-80% of your extra body weight after the Gastric sleeve surgery. You can also expect resolution of most or all of your comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
Gastric Sleeve surgery is done Laparoscopically, so the recovery after the procedure is quite fast. The procedure is not very painful, you may experience some discomfort and pain, which can be easily taken care of by pain medication.
When compared to the hazards of living with obesity, which include diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension issues, as well as an increased risk of premature death, the risks of gastric sleeve surgery are much lesser. The surgery is completely safe when done by a professional in a well equipped surgical facility.