Single Incision Bariatric Surgery Cost In India

Includes

  • Surgeon's Fees
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 2 to 3 days   
  • Stay in India - 9 to 10 days
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.

Single Incision Bariatric Surgery Cost in India starts from US $6,000 and varies depending on your medical history, comorbidities-if any, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Single Incision Bariatric Surgery Surgery Cost in India

  • Bariatric Surgeon's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your Single Incision Bariatric Surgery cost in India is your bariatric surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering excellent results. Although the charges 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.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your Single Incision Bariatric 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 quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all-inclusive and affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    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 Surgeons in India

Dr. Ramen Goel

MBBS, MS, FICS, FIAGES, FALS

27+ Years of Experience

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

MBBS, MS, FICS, FIAGES, FALS, IFSO

30+ Years of Experience

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

MBBS, MS, FICS, FRCS

27+ Years of Experience

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 Hospital

Mumbai

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

Delhi

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 Single Incision Bariatric Surgery ?

As its name suggests, SILS is laparoscopic surgery performed through just one small incision. While SILS can be used successfully in a variety of surgeries, it is now becoming a very popular choice for patients who are looking to undergo bariatric surgery.

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is an effective bariatric surgery technique and one that offers patients a variety of important benefits.

  • Single-incision
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer wounds
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less swelling, inflammation and other typical post-operative side effects
  • Faster healing
  • Shorter stay in hospital
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Less reliance on pain medications in the days after surgery

Surgery Information

ParticularsOpen SurgeryLaparoscopic SurgerySingle Incision Lap. Surgery
Size of incisionSignificantly big (8–10 cm)3-4 small incisions of 5-10 mmSingle incision around 1 cm
Hospitalization required5-6 days2-3 days1-2 days
Blood LossSignificantLessNegligible
ScarsUnsightlyShort scarsNotably less scarring; aesthetically pleasing results
Chances of InfectionFrequentLessLess
Intensity of PainSevereModerateMild

Am I a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for SILS are people who are obese and suffer from health problems that are related to obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. They should have attempted to lose weight through natural means in the last year or so but have experienced limited success. Patients need to be in good enough health to undergo a weight loss procedure without suffering an adverse health condition.

How is Single Incision Bariatric Surgery done?

The procedure is done laparoscopically. A single incision is made on the abdomen to pass the instruments into the abdomen and remove the stomach tissue.

There is only one bariatric surgery scar near the patient’s belly button resulting from this small incision.

What is the Recovery after Single Incision Bariatric Surgery like?

It is a simple and short procedure that only requires a day's care. The patient suffers very little or almost no pain and has a very good recovery rate. Since the recovery is fast, the patient can resume normal activities and work soon. 1-2 days of the recovery period is needed after SILS.

What Results Can I Expect from Single Incision Bariatric Surgery?

SILS has excellent results. Patients who experienced SILS are happier in terms of cosmetic results, shorter hospital stay, and pain perception.

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 Single Incision Bariatric 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

Patient Testimonials

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.

Kim Pepi Richard

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.

Thank you.

Bec Morgan

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.

Ruth McHelm

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!"

Lili George

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Single Incision Bariatric Surgery a major surgery?

Yes, Single Incision Bariatric Surgery is major surgery, however, it is usually very safe if performed by a well-trained and experienced bariatric surgeon at a well-equipped medical facility. The procedure involves lifestyle changes which include dietary and regime changes.

The procedure is done laparoscopically whereby 4-5 small incisions are given and thus has relatively shorter downtime than open surgery.

2. How painful is Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery?

All surgeries have some degree of pain involved. You may experience moderate amounts of pain after a Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery, however, each patient has individual levels of pain tolerance. You may have some discomfort at the incision site or as a result of how your body was positioned during the procedure.

If your pain stops you from moving, let your doctor know. Oral drugs are used to treat pain, and they function best when taken regularly, maintaining a consistent amount of medication in the bloodstream keeps pain well under control.

3. Do you get scars from Single Incision Bariatric Surgery?

Yes, though there is scarring after a Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery, however, the scars are quite small. Since Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery is performed laparoscopically, where tiny incisions in the range of 0.5-1.5cm are given, the scars also are very small.

4. How long is recovery from Single Incision Bariatric Surgery?

Any Laparoscopic surgery has a faster recovery and relatively shorter downtime as compared to open surgery. Stay at the hospital after a Laparoscopic Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery is generally 2-3 days and most patients return to normal activities within 3 to 5 weeks.

5. Is Single Incision Bariatric Surgery reversible?

Yes, Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery can be reversed, however, reversing it would necessitate a procedure of equal or even higher magnitude. It is a complex procedure not commonly performed.

6. What is Dumping Syndrome? Does everyone get dumping after Single Incision Bariatric Surgery?

Dumping syndrome, also known as Rapid gastric emptying, occurs when food, particularly sugar, passes too quickly from the stomach to the small intestine.

The common signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome include abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Most persons with dumping syndrome experience these symptoms 10 to 30 minutes after eating. Some people even have symptoms one to three hours after eating, while others experience both early and late effects.

Though not everyone, a large number of patients face dumping syndrome at some stage after a Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery. The signs and symptoms might be mild to modest. Poor eating choices are the most common cause of dumping and can be controlled by making dietary changes.

7. How do you prevent dumping syndrome after Single Incision Bariatric Surgery?

Modifying your diet after surgery can help prevent dumping syndrome. Taking smaller meals and a reduction in high-sugar foods are the most effective ways of avoiding dumping syndrome. The other measures that can be taken include avoiding liquids around 30 minutes before and after surgery, choosing complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates, having a high protein diet, etc.

You may need medicine or surgery if you have a more significant case of dumping syndrome.

8. How successful is Single Incision Bariatric Surgery long-term?

Single Incision Bariatric Surgery is a very effective weight loss surgery procedure and gives excellent long-term results, however, a lot of it also depends on the patient's compliance, age, BMI, overall health, etc.

Statistics have suggested that most individuals lose weight quickly after surgery and continue to do so for another 18 to 24 months. Patients may lose 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight in the first six months after surgery, and 77-80% percent of their excess weight as early as 12 months.

Studies have also shown that individuals might sustain a 60-70% weight decrease 10 to 14 years following Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery. The other major benefits of Single Incision Bariatric Surgery surgery are the resolution of comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Respiratory problems, sleep apnea, etc.

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