Gastric band surgery is one of several weight loss operations, an invasive method to help people whose health keeps deteriorating despite their long attempts to lose weight via diets and exercise.
It’s an adjustable band placed around the top of the stomach to create a small pouch while the larger part of the stomach below the band remains untouched. Results: app. 40% of excess body weight lost within the first post-op year.
In this article, we talk about different alternatives and also look into gastric band cost and other methods.
Gastric band surgery abroad prices in comparison with the UK
Gastric band cost in the UK falls between £4000-8000. While also available through NHS programs, getting it is not very likely unless dealing with very high BMI and/or obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), and there are waiting lines.
So how about gastric band prices abroad?
In popular Turkey, the cost is a minimal £3500 but varies greatly between clinics.
In the European hotspot, Latvia, the gastric band cost remains £3500-4000. However, most Latvian clinics no longer perform gastric band surgery and Weight Loss Riga advises against it, promoting other, less risky operations.
A serious newcomer to the market is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Under anesthesia, a suturing device is inserted into the patient’s throat and down the stomach. The endoscopist then places sutures into the stomach to make it smaller. This operation is performed on people with BMI over 30 and also requires serious lifestyle modifications.
The following procedures listed can treat stubborn pockets of fat cells but are not meant for actual weight loss!
Zerona Z6 is for people close to their ideal weight. Six adjustable laser heads target fat cells beneath the treatment area. These create a temporary opening within the fat cells to allow the fatty liquids to drain out of the cells and be flushed out naturally through the patient’s lymphatic system.
The entire procedure consists of 6-12 treatments every 72 hours.
Coolsculpting/ cryolipolysis is a non-invasive method for people within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. In the process, fat cells are frozen, so that the body will get rid of the dead cells. Coolsculpting removes up to 20-25% of fat cells in a certain area.
In liposuction, a thin tube is inserted through small incisions to loosen fat cells before “vacuuming” them out. During several sessions performed under anesthesia, a good 5-8 liters of body fat may be removed.
In VBLOC therapy, a pacemaker device is attached to abdominal wall skin, with electrodes placed to the trunk of the vagus nerve. The device periodically blocks nerve signals, reducing pangs of hunger.
Alternatives medium cost
ESG £10 000
VBloc therapy £15 000
This easily brings them not only to the level of gastric band surgery cost in the UK but also makes gastric band surgery abroad, along with other bariatric operations, both cheaper and much more effective methods.
With any questions do not hesitate to contact one of the premium clinics in Europe and Latvia, the Weight Loss Riga, and ask!