WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY COST
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 sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric bypass, or a weight loss balloon.
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.
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky (Bariatric surgery specialist)
Updated on June 28, 2021