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Obesity – in the Best Hospitals

Here you will find most technologically advanced obesity hospitals in the world

Medicana International Ankara Hospital

8.5/10
location_onTurkey, Ankara

Department of Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Bariatric Surgery offers a wide range of minimally invasive surgical techniques for obesity treatment. The surgical treatment is complemented by an individually developed diet, exercises, and drug therapy. All surgical interventions are performed in the high-tech operating rooms equipped with the advanced monit

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10
location_onGermany, Grevenbroich

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology offers the full range of surgical options in these fields. The specialization includes both minor outpatient interventions and complex operations. Of particular interest is surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, abdominal cavity and endocrine glands in case

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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of abdominal organs: esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid gland. Here are used only pro

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for patients. It performs both planned and emergency surgical interventions. The department is the leading medical facility in Israel, whose surgeons regularly demonstrate outstanding treatment results. The surgical interventions are performed by exper

Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the stomach, bowel, esophagus, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, thyroid gland and all types of hernias. The department

Baskent University Hospital Istanbul

9.3/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Cancer, Colorectal, Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Cancer, Colorectal, Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of surgical interventions in the areas of its competence. The department's team of surgeons specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver,

Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of General and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of effective surgical treatment at the highest level of modern medicine. The priority clinical tasks of the department's doctors include the surgical treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, including the stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pa

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

9.8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Kidney and Liver Transplantation in Adults and Children

The Department of Kidney and Liver Transplantation in Adults and Children offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. In addition to kidney or liver transplantation, the department's medical team thoroughly prepares patients for the intervention, as well as provides professional care after the trans

Eichsfeld Hospital Heilbad Heiligenstadt

7.7/10
location_onGermany, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal, Endocrine and Vascular Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal, Endocrine and Vascular Surgery provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. A highly qualified team of the department's surgeons performs various operations for gastrointestinal diseases, hernias, pathologies of th

Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Bariatric Surgery offers the comprehensive treatment for morbid obesity. It annually treats about 1,000 patients suffering from overweight and its complications. Each patient is provided with an individual approach. As a rule, the therapeutic program includes a complete lifestyle modification and specialized su

Hirslanden Clinic Stephanshorn St. Gallen

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, St. Gallen

eSwiss Adipostitas Center

Obesity, i.e. the expressed excessive weight resulting from the increased content of internal fat, has recently become the more common medical problem in our society. Weight-reducing treatment requires an integrated approach, interdisciplinary and multi-professional cooperation. Our experienced professionals advise their patient

Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main

8.8/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Obesity Treatment and Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Obesity Treatment and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of services in the area of its specialization. The department's medical team can boast long experience, and also has at its disposal advanced obesity treatment methods. Upon admission to the department, the patient undergoes a comprehensive diagn

Kesler Clinic Tekirdag

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Tekirdag

Department of Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Bariatric Surgery offers all modern surgical interventions to treat morbid obesity. The surgical interventions are performed only for patients with a body mass index of 35 and above. The department specializes in sleeve gastrectomy, classical gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery, as well as combi

Clinic de Valère Sion

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, Sion

Department of Bariatric Surgery

Do you know that due to changes in the Health Insurance Regulations made in January 2012 this program is open for all patients, even outside the canton they live in? Surgical treatment of obesity is an opportunity offered by Clinique de Valère in conjunction with Leukerbad rehabilitation center within the framework of a n

Assuta Hospital Tel Aviv

10/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Bariatric Surgery

The Department of Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of effective treatments for obesity. The treatment of obesity is a comprehensive process, which involves the participation of nutritionists, gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons, as well as competent psychologists. Surgical treatment is based on laparoscopic techniq

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery offers the full range of surgical interventions in the area of its specialization. One of the key focuses is bariatric surgery. The department has state-of-the-art surgical equipment, so the operations are mainly performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques. The department's surgeon

Obesity is a widespread aesthetic and medical problem. According to the WHO data, over 50% of Europeans are overweight, and over 20% are diagnosed with obesity. Obesity treatment abroad is carried out step by step: physicians start with lifestyle modifications and proceed with weight-loss medicines, weight-loss devices, and bariatric surgeries. Specialized centers offer a comprehensive approach when a patient undergoes diagnostics and receives treatment in one healthcare facility with one physician. Careful adjustment of the treatment scheme to a patient’s current need makes slimming easy and safe.

Content

  1. Conservative approaches to weight loss
  2. When you should consider surgical treatment
  3. Surgeries for the treatment of obesity
  4. Leading hospitals and prices for treatment

Treatment starts with lifestyle modifications, work with psychotherapists and taking medicines. In the absence of the desired effect, a doctor may offer bariatric surgery.

You can contact Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich, HELIOS Clinic Krefeld, or Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe. The full list of hospitals is available on the Booking Health website.

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Conservative approaches to weight loss

 

Conservative measures are the first-line option, as they are sparing and are more likely to have a stable long-term result. These include:

  • Healthy eating plan
  • Additional physical activity
  • Taking medicines
  • Work with a psychotherapist

A healthy eating plan determines the number of meals per day, portion sizes, caloric value and list of the recommended foods. Common recommendations include consuming fewer foods with added sugars and trans fats. The diet should be rich in vegetables and whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat. 

The physical activity plan includes walking 10,000 steps daily with weekly 2-3 training sessions with an instructor. Medical contraindications are carefully considered when planning physical activity.

Taking medicines to treat underlying pathologies (e.g. hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus) or as reducing aids (drugs that disrupt digestion, reduce appetite, etc.). All medicines must be administered by a doctor, especially in case of obesity in children.

Working with a psychotherapist allows for identifying psychological reasons that make you overeat, causes of sleep disturbances, depression, etc. A professional will also create a positive attitude towards the process of losing weight and manage your self-doubt and anxiety.

If body mass remains excessive for six months with these measures, a physician may recommend more advanced options – bariatric surgery.

When you should consider surgical treatment

 

Endocrinologists abroad recommend surgical treatment in addition to the conservative measures in such cases:

  • Body mass index (BMI ) is over 40 kg/m2 against the background of conservative treatments.
  • BMI is from 35 to 40 kg/m2, but a patient has complications of obesity. These are type 2 diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, joint pathologies, sleep apnea, ischemic heart disease or myocardial infarction, etc.
  • BMI is from 30 to 35 kg/m2, but a patient has decompensated type 2 diabetes mellitus with numerous complications (kidney insufficiency, diabetic retinal angiopathy, etc.)

However, there is a precondition. A patient must be ready to fulfill all the recommendations of his physician and adhere to a healthy lifestyle after the surgical intervention. Surgery makes slimming faster and easier, but a patient still needs to work on the issue. In addition, a patient must have no contraindications to the surgical intervention.

Surgeries for the treatment of obesity

 

Obesity surgery abroad uses three basic methods:

  1. Restrictive method. It reduces the volume of the stomach, so a patient simply eats less. This group of surgeries includes placing an intragastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding.
  2. Malabsorptive method. It disrupts the food's digestion, so a patient does not receive calories. Being not the first-line option, this group of surgeries includes biliopancreatic diversion.
  3. Combined method. Gastric bypass reduces the stomach volume and suppresses the absorption of nutrients in the intestine.

Surgeons give preference to endoscopic and minimally invasive interventions. Such surgeries are associated with fewer complications and a more smooth postoperative period.

As more sparing options, weight-loss devices may be used. These electrical stimulation systems block nerve signals from the stomach to the brain and gastric emptying systems that simply drain consumed food out of the stomach.

Leading hospitals and prices for treatment

 

When choosing among numerous hospitals abroad, a patient should pay attention to a hospital’s success rates, qualifications of healthcare professionals, availability of modern equipment, etc. Also, it is worth paying attention to independent ratings based on the patients’ experience. Thus, several of the leading clinics are:

  • Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Turkey
  • Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich, Germany
  • HELIOS Clinic Krefeld, Germany
  • Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Baskent University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

Costs of treatment depend on the country and the healthcare facility. For instance, the price for placing an intragastric balloon in the Medicana International Ankara Hospital is 5,800 EUR, and in the Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich, it is 5,300 EUR. You can find the full list of prices on the Booking Health website.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedicineNet

Sience Direct




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