WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PRICES IN SPAIN

In comparison with other destinations, Spain offers affordable prices for weight loss surgeries and treatments. It is one of the most common European destinations to undergo a gastric sleeve, a gastric balloon or a mini gastric bypass.

The global number of patients with obesity has doubled in the last 25 years. This disease is associated with other health conditions like type 2 diabetes or cardiac diseases.

Initially, people can try to make several changes in their lifestyle, like follow medical advice, adjust their diet, do exercise or use some drugs to lose weight. However, these measures usually don’t led to good results. They aren’t just as effective and require a big commitment by the patients.

Surgery is the most effective treatment, especially in patients with a body mass index BMI of ≥35, with or without other medical conditions.

However, only 1% to 2 % of eligible patients decide to perform the surgery. Many patients avoid it because of many reasons; fear of “going under the knife,” elevated costs, complications, and other associated risks.

ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC THERAPIES.

Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) have arisen over the years as a new option for many patients.

These non-surgical treatments bridge the gap between medical and surgical options.

Most patients with mild to moderate obesity (BMI 30–40) do not qualify for weight loss surgery and are often left out from surgical procedures.

So, there is a big gap for these patients or those with a BMI ≥40 who don’t want to undergo bariatric surgery.

HOW ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC THERAPIES WORK?

EBTs are restrictive procedures, they reduce the available area so they induce satiation by altering gastric capacity.

This change in the stomach makes you feel full with less food, causing a change in your food intake.

In the endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, patients can have a mean body weight loss up to 20%, with results that can be sustained over time.

With the gastric balloon, weight loss depends in part on the patient and if they make changes in their lives to make this procedure more effective.

ADVANTAGES OVER GASTRIC SURGERY

They don’t require you to go into an operating room, and are done under sedation. Also, you won’t have scars, and can be reversed, but in some cases, patient needs another endoscopy to remove the balloon.

Endoscopic bariatric therapies are among the safest choices available in the market. They carry some risks similar to any routine endoscopy, with a mean rate of adverse events and complications of about 2,2%.

You could present some mild symptoms, such as abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, or vomiting, but these symptoms resolve in a few hours or days.

These effective treatments are greatly cheaper than weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery prices

The cost of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty at Servidigest Barcelona Clinic (Spain) is 10,700 euros.

This price includes the following:

Preoperative exams (blood test, EKG, chest X-ray)
Digestive endoscopy, H. Pylori test
Visit with psychiatrist
Preoperative visit
Visit with anesthesiologist
Surgery team fees
Anesthesia team fees 1 day hospital stay
Bed and meals for accompanying person
Medical supplies during hospital stay
Follow-up appointments for 12 months

The cost of gastric balloon at Servidigest Barcelona clinic (Spain) is 4,800 euros.

The price includes:

  • First visit to the endocrinologist.
  • First endoscopy
  • Panendoscopy
  • Preoperative exams
  • Installation and removal
  • Medical supplies
  • All visits for one year to digestive system specialists, endocrinologists and nutritionists.

Every patient and their needs are different however, so to get an accurate price for your treatment you will need a consultation with one of our specialists.

A Final Word

Endoscopic bariatric therapies are considered practical weight loss tools.

However, a weight loss strategy is needed to maintain its long-term effect and impact on the health of the patients.

This includes an intense diet plan with caloric restriction, lifestyle changes, and exercise.

Why choose Servidigest Barcelona (Spain) ?

Servidigest is a center specialized in the digestive system, endocrinology, nutrition, dietetics, obesity, digestive and metabolic surgery.

The clinic is run by Doctor Josep Merlo Mas, a recognized authority in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, and in metabolic, nutritional and obesity diseases.

Other articles that may interest you – External links – Bibliography

Blog: Non-surgical Gastric Band

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Gastric Balloon

Weight Loss with the Mini Gastric Bypass

Intragastric Balloon Treatment for Obesity: Review of Recent Studies. Tate CM, Geliebter A. Adv Ther. 2017

Bazerbachi, F., Vargas, E., & Abu Dayyeh, B. (2019). Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy: A Guide to the Intragastric Balloon. American Journal Of Gastroenterology114(9), 1421-1431. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000239

Vargas, E., Rizk, M., Bazerbachi, F., & Abu Dayyeh, B. (2018). Medical Devices for Obesity Treatment. Medical Clinics Of North America102(1), 149-163. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2017.08.013.

Hedjoudje, A., Abu Dayyeh, B., Cheskin, L., Adam, A., Neto, M., & Badurdeen, D. et al. (2020). Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology And Hepatology18(5), 1043-1053.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.08.022

Singh, S., Hourneaux de Moura, D., Khan, A., Bilal, M., Ryan, M., & Thompson, C. (2020). Safety and efficacy of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty worldwide for treatment of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery For Obesity And Related Diseases16(2), 340-351. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.11.012

Vantanasiri, K., Matar, R., Beran, A., & Jaruvongvanich, V. (2020). The Efficacy and Safety of a Procedureless Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Obesity Surgery30(9), 3341-3346. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04522-3

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