Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure that helps in weight-loss by making surgical alterations to the digestive system that facilitates in the weight loss. It is generally preferred by people who are obese and unable to lose it even after numerous efforts.

Who is fit to undergo Bariatric Surgery?

There are certain medical guidelines and extensive screening process that on has to undergo to see if bariatric surgery. However, below are certain condition wherein a candidate could consider bariatric surgery an option:

  • Weight loss efforts with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.
  • Body mass index (BMI) is 40 or above.
  • You BMI is 35 or above and over that you have other serious health-related issues eg. type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
  • You are a teenager who has gone through puberty with a BMI of 35 or more and have serious obesity related issues like type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnea.

Cost Comparison

Country Cost of Gastric Bypass (in USD) Cost of Gastric Sleeve (in USD)
Singapore $16,550 $21,000
Thailand $13,500 $12,500
India $7,550 $6,250
United Arab Emirates $12,251 $9,200
Malaysia $8,450 $10,000
US $15,250 $12,250

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