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Lap Band Surgery in Thailand for Obesity Treatment

adjustable gastric band illustrationApproved by the FDA, Adjustable Gastric Banding or Lap Band is a minimally invasive bariatric procedure to treat obesity that involves applying prosthesis (the lap-band) around the stomach - creating a small gastric pouch - and a calibrated opening to the rest of the stomach.

Adjustable gastric banding helps you lose weight by:

  • limiting the amount of food you intake
  • reducing your appetite
  • slowing the digestion process

Adjusting the size of the opening between the two parts of the stomach controls how much food passes from the upper to the lower part of the stomach. This opening (stoma) between the two parts of the stomach can easily be decreased or increased, by injecting or removing saline from the band. The band is connected by a tube to a reservoir placed beneath the skin during surgery. The surgeon can later control the amount of saline in the band by piercing the reservoir through the skin with a fine needle. This adjustment is done to achieve the right weight loss for one`s individual needs.

Gastric banding is indicated for people for whom all of the following apply:Lap Band

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40, or those who are overweight by a 100 pounds (45 kg) or more, or those between 35 and 40 with co-morbidities which may improve with weight loss (high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and arthritis)
  • If you are an adult between 18 and 55 years of age
  • Serious attempts to lose weight through changes in the diet or weight-loss drug therapy have failed for more than one year
  • You have been overweight for more than 5 years
  • You are willing to comply with major lifelong changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
  • You do not drink alcohol in excess

The above are general guidelines and the individual must discuss their suitability for the gastric banding procedure with a specialist lap band surgeon.

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Adjustable gastric banding surgery in Thailand

Thailand is one of the fastest growing destinations for medical tourism attracting over one million people per year from all over the world for elective procedures like lap band surgery as well as non-elective procedures. Medical tourism in Thailand is a growing segment of Thailand`s tourism and health-care sectors. Lower labor costs translate into significant cost savings on surgical care compared to hospitals in the United States, and a higher, more personalized level of nursing care than westerners are accustomed to receiving in hospitals back home.

Medical tourists can enjoy not only personalized services and long stay at low prices but also various tourism spots, shopping and many other attractions.

Cost savings for medical procedures compared to US or Europe are tremendous. Depending upon the surgery sought, savings can range from 50% to 90% for comparable treatments in the US, UK or other Western countries.

Elective procedures like lap band in Thailand cost a fraction of what they do in the United States. Even with travel and lodging added into the final bill, the total cost savings can be in the thousands of dollars.

Cost of lap band procedure in Thailand

Read about medical tourism in Thailand and request a FREE quote for lap band surgery at world-class Thailand hospitals.


Healthbase partner health care providers in Thailand for affordable Lap Band

Healthbase has partnered with top-notch hospitals in Thailand that offer affordable high quality bariatric procedures to treat overweight problems including laparoscopic lap band surgery, gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

Some of our partners in Thailand offering the lapband procedure:

Detail profiles of the above hospitals and other bariatric hospitals are available to our registered members. Registration is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.


Specialist bariatric surgeons for Lap Band

Detail profiles of the above doctors and other bariatric specialist surgeons are available to our registered members. Registration is FREE, quick and easy and entitles you to FREE quotes.


Lap Band surgery experience of Healthbase customers

Healthbase has coordinated lap band surgery in Thailand for patients from USA and all around the world. Check out some of our lap band surgery testimonials.

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