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My father had hernia repair here and the whole procedure went very smooth. The surgeon and all the staff was very friendly and offered the best service. My father was very well looked after. Really appreciate all the work they did...
My experience with Bangkok Hospital Samui has been amazing. I spent several days here, and the nurses were so kind, thoughtful, and skilled at what they do. My procedure went so smoothly and I'm happy with the results. The surgeon was very good at easing my concerns. He distracted me from my worries and very professional at his job. I am very thankful for all the staff there.
Overly happy with the results of my treatment. The clinic is clean and well-maintained. The surgeon and staff were all cheerful and friendly, and very professional. You can tell that they really care about you and passionate about what they do! They are very informative and focused on patient care and healing. Thankyou Rattinan Clinic🤗🤗 for anyone looking for a place to undergo cosmetic/plastic treatment in Bangkok, you should really give them a try.
Amazing doctors, amazing staff. The doctor and nurses were very caring. Answered all of my questions clearly and provided excellent service. They were all quick and efficient. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and the food was great. If you want to undergo medical treatment in Phuket, you should definitely choose Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
Destiny Meditravel, located in Ao Po, Phuket, Thailand offers patients Bariatric Surgery Consultation procedures among its total of 32 available procedures, across 6 different specialties. The cost of a Bariatric Surgery Consultation procedure starts from £5,230, whilst the national average price is approximately £1,080. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ISO Certification - International Organization for StandardizationHA - Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and AccreditationThe Dental Council of ThailandThe Dental Association of ThailandMedical Council of ThailandRoyal College of Surgeons of ThailandThe Joint Commission Accreditation Program
I love the surgeon and staff here. They are very attentive, caring, and professional. I have received nothing but 5 star treatment. The surgeon helped me feel relaxed about my surgery and the nurse makes me feel comfortable and feel ok. They even help me to get back home sooner. Cannot praise everyone enough. They were absolutely fantastic. Plus, the waiting time is short and the clinic is very clean.
I understand why this hospital is considered the best in Thailand. Traveled all the way from Australia to get my treatment here after I heard good things about it. Superb staff, very friendly, attentive, and helpful. Many of the staff can speak English, so communication is not a problem. I asked many questions and told them my concerns, and they answered patiently and put me at ease. Had to stay for several days after my treatment. The room was super clean, well-designed, and definitely made me feel comfortable. The nurses checked on me every hour or so, and the food was surprisingly great. Though having to stay in a hospital is never a good experience, I would say my time in Bumrungrad was a pleasant one. A bit pricey when compared to other hospitals around the area, but with the quality service and high-level care offered, it was all worth it.
Global Health Travel, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 34 available procedures, across 6 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from £6,989 to £8,736, whilst the national average price is approximately £9,295. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 7 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ISO Certification - International Organization for StandardizationICS - International College of SurgeonsHA - Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and AccreditationMedical Council of ThailandRoyal College of Surgeons of Thailand
Surgery Expert Thailand, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 23 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure ranges from £5,198 to £11,696, whilst the national average price is approximately £9,295. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Thailand Gastric Sleeve Center, located in Bang Bon, Bangkok, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 2 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure starts from Price on request, whilst the national average price is approximately $12,443. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by Medical Council of Thailand
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Bariatric surgery is a group of weight-loss surgeries that involves making changes to the digestive system, some of which are non-reversible. The idea behind these types of surgeries is to help patients lose weight by either limiting the amount of food they can consume/digest at any one time or reducing their body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both.
Bariatric surgeries should only ever be the final option when diet and exercise have proved inadequate and there are now serious health concerns caused by a person's weight. In general, these surgeries can only be an option for patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity). In certain cases, patients whose BMI is 30 to 39.9 may qualify for certain types of bariatric surgery if they have serious weight-related problems, such as type 2 diabetes.
The three most common types of Bariatric Surgeries are as follows:
The bariatric surgeries mentioned above are typically performed laparoscopically, in which the surgeon creates around one to five small incisions in the abdomen to insert a laparoscope (a long narrow tube with a camera) and surgical tools. The patients are usually given a general anesthetic, so they will not feel anything throughout the surgery.
After bariatric surgery, an overnight stay in the hospital is usually required. In some cases, you may need to stay longer (around 3 to 5 days). However, it is not advisable to leave Thailand as soon as you are discharged from the hospital. Stay at least 10 to 14 days following your surgery for initial recovery and follow-up checkups. During the follow-up checkups, your surgeon will remove your stitches and check your overall condition.
The recovery time may take around 3 to 6 weeks until you are allowed to go back to your normal activities, including work, with some restrictions. You must avoid heavy work and strenuous activities, such as lifting, pushing, or carrying heavy loads for at least the first three months after surgery. You should also avoid sitting and standing without moving for long periods to avoid blood clots forming in your legs.
You will be given a special diet plan immediately after your surgery, as well as detailed post-operative instructions. Make sure to follow the diet plan and instructions to avoid complications and speed up your recovery. In order to maximize and maintain weight loss, it is important that you commit to healthy eating and regular exercise. There may be restrictions on how much food you can consume. You may also need to change your eating habits, such as eating 6 small meals instead of 3 large meals each day. You should take vitamins and mineral supplements to ensure proper nutrition.
The success rates vary for each of the different types of bariatric surgery. In general, within the first six months following the surgery, most patients lose around 30% to 55% of their excess weight. Then, as early as 12 months after surgery, most patients lose over 70% of their excess weight. Patients could also maintain a 50% to 60% loss of excess weight for 10 to 14 years after their bariatric surgery. Although the success rates are high, there are risks associated with bariatric surgery, such as bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, infections, spleen injury, stenosis, and infections.
There is a non-surgical Bariatric procedure, known as the Gastric Balloon. This involves an inflatable device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach via endoscopic placement. A sizable area of the stomach is obstructed by the balloon or balloons, thus reducing the amount of food it can contain at any one time, leading to eventual weight loss. The balloons are usually removed after 6 or 12 months.
If you cannot or do not want to undergo any surgery or medical procedure, you may be able to work with a doctor who is experienced in treating extreme obesity and a dietician as the alternative. They may recommend you to change your diet, adding physical activity, and prescribe medications.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 19/10/2020.