Gastric Band Surgery in South Korea

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Incheon St. Mary's Hospital
5.0

From 4 verified reviews

JW B, 03 July 2020

Good facilities and competent doctors. All friendly nurses are satisfied. The quality of the university hospital is very different. I look forward to further development as a representative hospital in our region.

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Chung-Ang University Hospital
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

윤요미, 01 January 2020

Very kind and nice

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Sun Medical Center
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

HARRY CHO, 16 March 2019

This hospital is wonderful hospital! Staffs are kind. Doctors are proficient! Price is reasonable!

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Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Center
4.6

From 53 verified reviews

HANSOL HWANG, 20 September 2020

처음가본 동국대! 역사가 느껴집니다?

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Hanyang University Medical Center
4.3

From 3 verified reviews

이정덕, 23 February 2020

The nurse and doctor are very kind.

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KUIMS
4.0

From 2 verified reviews

KiJin, 12 March 2020

Thank you sermon. Thanks to this, I have a precious first child. Please continue to work for the patient.

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Gangnam Severance Hospital

Gangnam Severance Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Gastric Band Surgery procedures among its total of 502 available procedures, across 14 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Gastric Band Surgery procedures at Gangnam Severance Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 8 in total, and they are accredited by JCI Accredited

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Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Gachon University Gil Medical Center, located in Bupyeong dong, Incheon, South Korea offers patients Gastric Band Surgery procedures among its total of 58 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Gastric Band Surgery procedures at Gachon University Gil Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Kyung Hee University Hospital
3.3

From 3 verified reviews

Hyeyoung Kwon, 22 August 2016

Facial treatment center is good

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Seoul National University Hospital
2.5

From 4 verified reviews

최유진, 23 February 2020

If you're a patient, you'll get the best service. If you're a patient caregiver, you'll get the worst service. If you have surgery, do not follow your guardian at all. There is no sign on the operating room floor, so there are areas where caregivers should not enter, so you will notice that you are looking for a stairway location. The elevator is for patients, so there is no place to sit and wait. How can you take a grandmother elevator elevator, what are you doing so ... ㅡ ㅡ Luckily, unlike doctors, nurses are also kind to caregivers.

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What you need to know about Gastric Band Surgery in South Korea

Gastric Band Diagram

A gastric band is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) to treat obesity. This procedure involves placing an inflatable silicone band at the upper part of the stomach to reduce the size of your stomach and reduce food intake, so you will feel full after eating less food. Unlike many other types of bariatric surgery, such as Gastric Bypass, this procedure is minimally invasive, quick, reversible, and adjustable.

Your doctor may recommend gastric band surgery for you if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 – 35, non-surgical approaches (such as regular exercise and dietary changes) have not proven effective, and/or you have obesity-related diseases. However, doctors do not recommend this procedure for people who have current alcohol or drug abuse disorder and people who have an uncontrolled psychiatric illness.

After gastric band surgery, you will slowly lose your excess weight and your risk of developing weight-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, is significantly reduced. You will be able to lead a more active life and enjoy numerous activities you could not do before, such as sports.

MyMediTravel currently lists 12 facilities in South Korea offering Gastric Band Surgery procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Gastric Band Surgery is usually standardized across all patients but a pre-assessment by the surgeon will confirm the price prior to traveling. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

What does a Gastric Band Surgery Procedure Involve?

Gastric band surgery is carried out under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep during the procedure.

To start the procedure, your surgeon creates several small incisions in your abdomen. These incisions are made to insert a device called a laparoscope, which is a long narrow tube with a camera on its end, as well as small surgical tools. The camera will give clear pictures of your stomach to guide the surgeon. Using the small surgical tools and guided by the camera, your surgeon places an inflatable, silicone band around the top part of your stomach and attaches a tube to the band. The tube can be accessed through a port under the skin of the abdomen. Using the port, saline solution is injected to inflate the band. The saline-filled band divides your stomach into two parts, a small pouch and a large pouch. Food will enter the smaller pouch. Since the smaller pouch can only hold smaller amounts of food, you will feel fuller faster.

How Long Should I Stay in South Korea for a Gastric Band Surgery Procedure?

It takes around 30 to 60 minutes to complete Gastric Band surgery. The procedure is usually carried out as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can leave the hospital on the same day of the surgery once the effects of the anesthesia wear off. While you can leave the hospital immediately, you should plan to stay in South Korea for at least 14 days following your surgery to allow your body to heal and to attend follow-up checkups.

What's the Recovery Time for Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in South Korea?

The recovery time after gastric band surgery is relatively short and easier than most other types of bariatric surgery. You should be able to resume your normal activities within 2 days. However, you should wait at least a week until you can go back to work, particularly if your job is physically demanding.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in South Korea?

Your surgeon will give you a diet plan for your recovery period. For the first few days following your surgery, your diet is restricted to water and fluids, such as juices, thin soups, and milk. Up until the end of the fourth week, you can eat liquid and blended foods, such as pureed vegetables and yogurt. Soft foods are introduced 4-6 weeks following the surgery. After 6 weeks, you should be able to resume your normal diet.

Besides a diet plan, your surgeon will also provide detailed post-operative instruction. You should take medicines as and when prescribed by your surgeon, use ice packs to deal with inflammation, change your bandage regularly, and avoid lifting heavy objects.

It is also important that you consult a nutritionist who will make sure that your diet consists of food items rich in vitamins and minerals. Following dietary recommendations from your nutritionist and surgeon with care is vital because overeating can lead to dilation of the esophagus and vomiting. You also need to make healthy lifestyle changes to optimize and maintain your weight loss.

What's the Success Rate of Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in South Korea?

On average, you should be able to lose 40% to 60% of your excess weight after gastric band surgery. Most people lose about 0.5 kg to 1 kg each week following the surgery. One year after the surgery, you can expect to have lost between 22 kg and 45 kg of your excess weight. In order to accomplish long-term weight loss, you will need to be committed to maintaining a healthier lifestyle, by following a healthy diet and exercise regularly. It is important to bear in mind that gastric band surgery is a tool that will help you lose weight, instead of a shortcut.

Before considering the surgery, you need to be aware of the risks associated with having a gastric band, which may include:

  • An adverse reaction to anesthesia, such as breathing problems, blood clots, allergic reactions, infection, heart attack, and stroke.
  • Slower weight loss compared to other types of bariatric surgery.
  • The band can have mechanical problems, slip, or erode into the stomach.
  • Injury to other abdominal organs.
  • Hernia.
  • Stomach ulcers, gastritis, and heartburn.
  • Wound infection.
  • Gastrointestinal scarring.
  • Poorer nutrition as a result of restricted food intake.

Are there Alternatives to Gastric Band Surgery Procedures in South Korea?

Alternative Bariatric Procedures:

  • Gastric Bypass involves creating a small pouch in your stomach and rerouting part of your digestive system so you cannot eat as much as you used to and your body cannot absorb as much food. Gastric bypass is considered as one of the most effective bariatric surgeries.
  • Gastric Sleeve works by removing a large portion of your stomach to reduce its size, resulting in a sleeve or banana-like structure.
  • Gastric Balloon uses an inflatable balloon to reduce the amount of food your stomach can contain at any one time. The inflatable balloon is temporarily inserted into your stomach through your throat. This procedure is nonsurgical and reversible.

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 28/11/2020.

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