Bariatric Surgery Hospitals in India
The hospitals in India witness large influx of international patients for weight-loss surgeries from around the world. The country has emerged as a reliable and preferred bariatric surgery destination by offering all kinds of cutting-edge surgery techniques at par with international standards.
Cost of bariatric surgeries in India is another factor that draws patients from the U.S., UK, Africa, UAE, SriLanka, and Bangladesh etc., to the country. As an overseas patient you would be paying even less than the one-third of cost for a typical Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Bariatric surgery in India than what you pay in the U.S. with the same kind of quality treatment.
You are advised a bariatric surgery. Its decision time!
If you are also advised by your doctor bariatric surgery, you will have to look into factors like highly trained surgeons, availability of latest technology, expertise in patient care, and good infrastructure for choosing the right hospital.
You should also note that some surgeons have special expertise in handling particular kind of surgical procedure like Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery or Adjustable Gastric Banding. Some may have more experience in performing techniques such as single incision laparoscopy surgeries while some are experts in the latest robotic surgery. Also, if you are having other complications you may need a specific surgeon who can better handle your case.
Second opinion matters!
An informed treatment decision in terms of right hospital and the appropriate bariatric surgeon is necessary for the success of such critical surgeries. Taking second opinion also matters. A visit to another bariatric surgeon to know more about your specific case and type of surgery required including the cost variations will help in decision making.
How to decide which bariatric hospital is best for me?
There are over 190 bariatric surgery hospitals in India that have well-equipped infrastructure along with the advance techniques for all types of weight loss surgeries such as Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Plication. The positive surgical outcomes in these hospitals have proved to be a boon for obese patients suffering from co-morbidities like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension etc., by improving their quality of life.
It is also important to note that not all the hospitals/clinics claiming to perform the state-of-the-art bariatric surgeries have adequate infrastructure or appropriate patient care facilities. Hence, be well-informed and do some good checks before you choose your hospital for undergoing any kind of weight loss surgery as inadequate facilities and improper patient care raises the risk of post-surgery complications.
We suggest your hospital selection criteria should also include location and cost of bariatric surgery in a particular hospital.
Location of hospital
Ask yourself, if you want to get your bariatric surgery done in a hospital within your current city or closest proximity, or you are open to travel anywhere in India where there is best of facility.
If you are open to anywhere in India, nothing like it, for, then you can have all the best hospital options of the country before you. However, if you are in one of the metro cities like Delhi or Mumbai, chances could be that your city already has some good bariatric surgery hospitals.
Cost of your Surgery
Do you have a budget constraint in undergoing bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgeries are expensive procedures and most of us are not in a position to take that financial challenge. Cost of bariatric surgeries vary with hospitals and cities as every hospital has its own infrastructure, surgeon, and other tests/examination facilities charges which finally add to the total bariatric surgery cost.
Hence, if budget is a constraint, it may make sense to shortlist hospitals as per your budget limit right from the beginning. Remember, not all low or mid-budget hospitals are low-quality hospitals! A bariatric surgery may cost you over INR 5 lakhs in a reputed popular hospital while it may be about 30-40% less in other less known but good quality hospital.
Thus, our suggestion would be that, you should spend good amount of time with recommended and reliable bariatric hospitals that have experienced surgeons and then take a call.
Which city shall I go for bariatric surgery?
While talking of an advanced procedure like robotic bariatric surgery, most of the reliable and quality options are in any of the metros: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad, while cities like Ahmedabad, Indore, Lucknow, and many other tier B locations are also gearing-up their medical facilities in bariatric surgical treatment. They offer affordable bariatric surgery compared to metros. They have experienced highly qualified surgeons, good infrastructure, and patient care facilities.
Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the good hospitals for bariatric surgery in major cities of India.
Bariatric hospitals in Delhi NCR
Delhi has over 20 hospitals like Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Rockland Hospital, BLK Superspeciality, Max Super Speciality Hospital Saket, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Fortis Healthcare (Gurgaon), and Medanta – The Medicity (Gurgaon) that are offering bariatric surgery.
Dr Randeep Wadhawan, Dr Ashish Bhanot, Dr. Adarsh Chaudhary, Dr. A K Kriplani, Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Dr. Vandana Soni, Dr. Sudhir Kalhan, Dr. Rajat Goel, Dr. Parveen Bhatia, Dr. Aloy J Mukherjee, Dr. V.K. Garg, Dr. Yogesh Agarwala, Dr. Deep Goel, and Dr. Atul Peters etc., are some of the good bariatric surgeons in Delhi.
Bariatric hospitals in Mumbai
Mumbai has over 10 hospitals conducting bariatric or weight loss surgery. Some of the famous ones are Lilavati Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Apex Hospital, Global Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, and Jaslok Hospital.
Dr. Prashanth Rao, Dr. Shashank Shah, Dr. Muffazal Lakadawala, Dr. Abhay Agrawal, Dr. Sanjay Borude, Dr Jayasshree Todkar, Dr. Ramen Goel, Dr. Manish Motwani, Dr. Amarnath Uphadye, Dr. Shashank Shah, and Dr. Hasmukh Mehta, etc., are some of the renowned bariatric surgeons practicing in Mumbai.
Bariatric hospitals in Chennai
Some of the renowned bariatric surgeons in Chennai are Dr. Rajkumar Palaniappan, Dr. Premkumar Balachandran, Dr. J.K.A Jameel, Dr. Rengan, Dr. Deepak Subramanian, Dr. A. Mohan Rao, Dr. Karthik R, Dr. T. K. Neelamekam, Dr. Prasanna Kumar Reddy, Dr. V. Baskaran, Dr. (Major) RS Rengan, and Dr. Vaithiswaran. V etc.
Bariatric hospitals in Bangalore
Dr. M.G. Bhat, Dr Manish Joshi, Dr Ashish Shah, Dr Ravishankar Bhat, Dr. Saurabh Misra, Dr. Aashish Shah, Dr. Neel Shetty, Dr. M Ramesh, Dr. Bhaskar Pai, and Dr H.V. Shivaram etc., are some of the good bariatric surgeons in Bangalore.
Bariatric hospitals in Kolkata
There are five bariatric surgery hospitals in Kolkata namely Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Belle Vue Clinic, ILS Hospital, Kolkata Obesity Surgery Center – R. G. Stone Hospital, and Columbia Asia Hospital.
Some of the good bariatric surgeons practicing in Kolkata are Dr. V.K. Bhartia, Dr. Subir Basu Thakur, Dr. Om Tantia, Dr. Surendra Ugale, Dr. B Ramana, and Dr. Sarfaraz Baig.