Weight Loss Surgery Cost Guide

Weight loss surgery costs have become more affordable in recent years. The range of treatments on offer have helped many patients to take life-changing steps in tackling their weight. However, taking back control through a weight loss treatment — often referred to as bariatric surgery — can still be costly, especially if you’re unsure about which country and doctor to choose.

This is where Qunomedical comes in. We’re here to help you to find high-quality treatment, at a price that’s affordable for you. Below, we’ve put together a dedicated weight loss surgery cost guide in which we aimed to answer all your questions around bariatric surgery costs and the prices involved in each individual treatment.


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Weight Loss Surgery Costs and Types Available Overview

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, refers to a group of medical procedures that reduce the size of various parts of the digestive tract to help patients lose weight.

There are different types of weight loss surgery, including gastric sleeve surgery, gastric band surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. To get an overview of the different bariatric treatments and how they work, check out our weight loss surgery guide. Here you’ll find more detailed information about eligibility, the various bariatric procedures, risks, and expectations.

Weight loss surgery costs can be dependent on the treatment type and the location where the procedure is performed. Below, we’ve put together a list of starting costs for different countries below. Please keep in mind that these are not fixed or guaranteed and the final prices for each treatment may vary depending on each patient’s individual needs and medical history.

CountryGastric Sleeve Price (EUR €)Gastric Bypass Price (EUR €)Gastric Band Price (EUR €)
Mexico€4,500€7,000€5,500
Czech Republic€4,800€6,500€4,500
Lithuania€5,000€5,800€5,300
Poland€5,990€5,990€5,550
Germany€7,500€8,500€7,700
UK€10,000€12,400€6,800
USA€17,500€19,500€12,300

As we can see from the table above, weight loss surgery costs can vary greatly depending on the specific treatment and the country in which it’s performed. As a general overview though, we can see that treatments tend to be more expensive in places like the UK and US, than other European nations. This can provide patients with more affordable, realistic options for treatment when it’s too expensive in their home country. As well as this, NHS weight loss surgery waiting lists in the UK tend to be extremely long, with patients often having to wait at least 18 months to receive their treatment. Undergoing bariatric surgery abroad can significantly cut down these extensive waiting times.

Below, we’ve looked into bariatric surgery treatments in more detail, including how they work and how much they cost.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Costs Overview

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves removing approximately 80% of the stomach to restrict the amount of food intake. By reducing the size of the stomach, the patient is physically limited in the amount of food that can be consumed. This means that food is digested and absorbed as it normally would be, just in much smaller quantities. Gastric sleeve surgery is a non-reversible procedure that’s aimed towards patients whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than 40 or for those who have a BMI higher than 30, as well as another serious health condition.

Gastric sleeve surgery costs can vary based on location, specific clinic prices, and the complexity of the surgery that’s performed. Below, we’ve put together an overview showing gastric sleeve surgery costs in a few different countries. These are not fixed and may change depending on different factors.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Mexico€4,500
Czech Republic€4,800
Lithuania€5,000
Poland€5,990
Germany€7,500
UK€10,000
USA€17,500

Gastric Bypass Costs Overview

Gastric bypass surgery works by restricting the amount of food intake in addition to reducing the absorptive capacity of food ingested. To carry this out, the surgeon will first create a small pouch out of the top of the stomach. Then, the small intestine gets divided into two segments. The pouch created out of the stomach is connected to the bottom portion of the small intestine, hence bypassing the top portion. The procedure is completed by attaching the top portion of the small intestine to the bottom portion. Through gastric bypass surgery, food digestion and absorption are altered, resulting in significant weight loss by reducing stomach size and small intestine size. This procedure is usually not reversible, but can be if medically necessary.

Gastric bypass surgery costs tend to be a little higher than seen for the gastric sleeve procedure. However, similarly to a gastric sleeve, they can vary significantly depending on where the treatment is performed.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Lithuania€5,800
Poland€5,990
Czech Republic€6,500
Mexico€7,000
Germany€8,500
United Kingdom€12,400
United States€19,500

Gastric Band Surgery Costs Overview

Gastric band surgery is a bariatric procedure that involves placing an inflatable band around the stomach, thereby reducing its size. The inflatable band is filled with sterile saline and is controlled through a port placed under the skin. By reducing the size of the stomach, eating just a small amount of food will satisfy hunger cravings and promote a feeling of fullness. The capacity of stomach fullness depends on the size of the opening created by the inflatable band, which gets adjusted over time. This particular weight loss surgery is reversible and while it has the lowest rate of post- operative complications, it tends to produce much slower weight loss results.

Gastric band surgery costs tend to sit in between a gastric sleeve and a gastric bypass. As a reversible procedure it can also provide patients with a more temporary solution, if they’re unsure about undergoing a full, non-reversible weight loss treatment.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Czech Republic€4,500
Lithuania€5,300
Mexico€5,500
Poland€5,500
United Kingdom€6,800
Germany€7,700
United States€12,300

New Techniques: Gastric Plication Surgery

Gastric plication surgery is one of the latest bariatric procedures and is performed laparoscopically — using small incisions and with the aid of a camera. It involves reducing the size of the stomach by approximately 75%. The procedure takes anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours and patients usually need to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days following surgery.

As a newer treatment, gastric plication surgery is not as readily available as other more established weight loss surgeries. However, costs for the treatment tend to be similar. Below, we’ve laid out a couple of starting prices.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Lithuania€4,070
Czech Republic€4,670

Additional Options: Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric balloon surgery involves the temporary placement of a medical device into the stomach during a non-surgical procedure. A deflated silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach and is then filled with a sterile saline solution. This reduces space within the stomach, causing the patient to feel full sooner. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes and normally requires an overnight stay at the hospital. The gastric balloon will stay in the stomach for anywhere between 6-12 months, depending on the type of balloon inserted.

Gastric balloon costs tend to be lower than all of the other weight loss surgery techniques. Therefore, it can be a great option for those looking for a temporary option before undergoing a more permanent bariatric procedure.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Egypt€1,780
Czech Republic€1,920
Turkey€2,500
Poland€2,690

Weight Loss Surgery Costs: Package Options

There are a number of Qunomedical-approved clinics who offer convenient treatment packages for international patients. Below, we’ve put together an overview of some of the most popular clinics amongst past patients, for you to compare weight loss surgery prices and services offered. Bear in mind that the bariatric surgery costs shown below are purely informative — more accurate price quotes based on individual evaluations and treatment needs can be provided by a Qunomedical Patient Manager.

KCM Clinic - Jelenia Gora, Poland

KCM Clinic is a multi-disciplinary hospital that offers a wide range of treatments. The clinic is home to state of the art facilities and highly-experienced doctors and medical professionals. Dr. Grzegorz Kowalski, MD PhD for example, is a bariatric surgery specialist. Practicing since 2006, Dr. Kowalski has been awarded a number of impressive accreditations and boasts outstanding reviews from past patients.

✔ 3-night hospitalisation, including meals & 24h nursing assistance ✔ 3-night hotel stay including breakfast ✔ All pre- and post-operative consultations and tests ✔ All medication administered in hospital along with anaesthesia ✔ Post treatment 7-weeks personalised diet plan ✔ Free for accompanying person ✔ Ground transfers during stay

TreatmentPrice (EUR €)
Gastric Sleeve€5,490
Gastric Bypass€5,990
Gastric Mini-bypass€5,990

Kardiolita Hospital - Vilnius, Lithuania

Named as the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, Kardiolita provides care to the highest industry standards. Established in 1998, Kardiolita now offers competitive weight loss surgery costs, as well as a comprehensive range of other treatments. Dr. Antanas Mickevičius, MD is a weight loss surgery expert at Kardiolita. Practicing since 1990, Dr. Mickevičius has performed a number of treatments such as gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gastric plication surgery.

✔ 2-night hospitalization, including meals and 24h nursing assistance ✔ 5-night hotel stay including breakfast ✔ All pre- and post-operative consultations and tests ✔ All medication administered in hospital along with anaesthesia ✔ Postoperative diet plan ✔ Personal patient coordinator ✔ Ground transfers during stay ✔ One accompanying person staying within the private hospital room (meals included)

TreatmentPrice (EUR €)
Gastric Sleeve€5,570
Gastric Bypass€5,570
Gastric Plication€4,070
Gastric Balloon€3,255
Gastric Balloon Removal€1,845

Memorial Bahçelievler - Istanbul, Turkey

The Memorial Bahçelievler center offers expertise in a number of different areas, including weight loss surgery. The Memorial Hospital Group was the first in Turkey to become JCI-accredited, highlighting its exceptional standards of care. They also offer unique treatment packages for international patients that offer low weight loss surgery costs and make treatment journeys as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

✔ 3-night hospitalisation, including meals and 24h nursing assistance ✔ 7-night hotel stay including breakfast ✔ All pre- and post-operative consultations and tests ✔ All medication administered in hospital along with anaesthesia ✔ Postoperative diet plan ✔ Personal coordinator on site ✔ Ground transfer from/to airport and local transport

TreatmentPrice (EUR €)
Gastric Sleeve€5,850
Gastric Bypass€5,850
Gastric Balloon€2,650

Why Choose Qunomedical?

At Qunomedical, we put patients first, with no exceptions. We’re on a mission to revolutionise healthcare, by making it easier for everyone to access high-quality, affordable care, regardless of their background. Once in contact with us, one of our Patient Managers will be in touch to get your treatment journey underway. Whether you’re just looking for some extra information about weight loss surgery costs or are ready to book a treatment, we offer a 100% free, non-binding assessment. If you then choose to go forward and book a treatment, your Patient Manager will be with you every step of the way. From the initial consultations, through to your successful recovery.

Disclaimer

The information in this article is for educational purposes only and does not replace medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatments.


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