Bariatric Surgery in Bali
We offer bariatric surgery in Bali and in various destinations, including Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain, and more. Bariatric surgery in Bali has quite reasonable prices when converted to your local currency. If you are considering bariatric surgery overseas, we highly recommend a remote monitoring service to manage pre and post-care vitals to ensure long-term health and wellness goals.
Budgetary Price: IDR 120,000,000 (Indonesian Rupia)
UK 6800 Pounds/US $ 7700/Canada $10,600/Australia $12,300/New Zealand $13,600
Gastric Sleeve Inclusions:
The price including:
- Surgery fee
- Room admission up to 4 days 3 nights
- Medication and consumables during admission
The price excluding:
- One-Time Pre-op Bariatric Team consultation fee (Digestive Surgeon, Internist, Anesthesiologist, Psychiatric, Clinical nutritionist)
- Endoscopy prior to the surgery
- Additional ward stay (If required)
- Additional ICU/HDU (If required)
- Medication on discharge
- Lab and radiology tests related to the surgery as listed
- COVID19 Screening test (PCR swab + thorax CT scan) : IDR 1.600.000
- Hotel accommodation pre and post-hospital stay
Common Questions About Bariatric Surgery in Bali
What can I expect on arrival?
Your surgeon and team will be provided with a lot of vital information before arrival from your remote monitoring wearable. If there are any concerns, your surgeon and team will address these with you before arrival. On arrival, you should relax and prepare yourself for surgery. Your surgeon will have already accessed your medical via a firmquote request and determined you are a good candidate for surgery. They will provide you with a surgical evaluation and budgetary price guide depending on the recommended procedure.
What can I expect when I first visit the hospital?
On arrival, the surgical team will review your history taken prior to arrival. You should expect to go through a series of one-to-one consultations with the multidisciplinary team that consists of a digestive surgeon, an anesthesiologist, a clinical nutrition specialist, and an internal medicine specialist. These can also be scheduled remotely in advance. They will also have your remote vitals from your Remote monitoring service.
Prior to arrival, we will ask you to upload any pertinent medical information and test results from other physicians. Let your destination manager know if you have any questions. Your wearable and remote monitoring service will let you track your dietary habits, and discuss healthy lifestyle changes before and after surgery. Your test results, as well as your medical and dietary history, will be reviewed by the surgeon and any potential concerns will be discussed prior to and on arrival. The surgeon will then review with you the surgical procedures and potential risks of surgery as they pertain to your individual case prior to your arrival.
How do you determine which bariatric operation is best for a patient?
When you request a firmquote, the surgeon will determine the type of surgery that’s best for you and the team is looking out for your best interest – not the surgeon’s best interest or the hospital’s best interest. The team considers each patient individually, taking into account the patient’s physical condition and ability to exercise, dietary habits, lifestyle, emotional concerns, etc. The team guides each patient into making an informed decision and provides individualized long-term care after an operation is complete.
Will I need any preoperative tests?
To ensure the best possible outcome, you can expect on arrival to get specific blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (EKG). You may also be tested for a bacteria that causes ulcers (known as H. pylori) and for gallstones. In some cases, you may also need a sleep study (for sleep apnea) or a psychological evaluation. However, your wearable and Remote monitoring service will be able to provide a lot of this information remotely prior to arrival.
What are the risks of weight loss surgery?
The risk of death associated with weight loss surgery is extremely low — less than 0.5%. Risks, as all abdominal operations carry, may include:
- Infection of the incision and abdomen
- Potential problems with the heart and/or lungs, including blood clots
- Obstruction (blockage) of the intestine caused by adhesions (scar tissue) or internal hernia
- Hernia through the incision or inside the abdomen
- Rejection of suture material
- The risks associated with general anesthesia; anesthesia risks are not significantly greater in most morbidly obese patients than in normal-weight patients
Will I be asked to stop smoking? Why?
Patients are highly encouraged to stop smoking at least three months before surgery. Smoking increases the risk of lung problems after surgery, reduces the rate of healing, increases infection rates, and interferes with blood supply to the healing tissues.
Recovery, How long will I be in the hospital?
Most patients only stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 nights for recovery unless a complication develops.
How many are follow-up visits necessary after surgery?
Typically, if you reside in Bali, you’ll attend four to six follow-up meetings during your first post-surgery year. Then visits are scheduled at six to twelve-month intervals for an indefinite period. As an overseas patient, follow-ups will be remote, but you will be provided with a remote monitoring device that can monitor your vitals from your overseas doctor and support team.
When can I return to regular activity?
After surgery, most patients return to work after two to four weeks. Some may be able to work from home as early as one week after surgery. Any pain related to the surgery should go away after 7-10 days or so. Because of the significantly reduced calorie intake, many patients have low energy for 1-2 weeks after surgery. However, most patients gain their energy back once they start to have soft food.
Can I get pregnant after bariatric surgery?
Yes! Most women are much more fertile after surgery, even with moderate pre-op weight loss. However, most surgeons recommend waiting 12-18 months after surgery before getting pregnant.
Will I lose my hair?
Some hair loss is common between 3 and 6 months following surgery, but it is temporary. Adequate intake of protein, vitamins, and minerals will help to ensure hair re-growth and avoid longer-term thinning.
When can I start exercising?
Patients need to start walking as soon as they return home and should walk every day after surgery. Patients can expect to begin a weekly exercise routine after three to six weeks post-ops. However, it takes time to get there, so start with smaller goals, as recovery is the immediate goal after surgery. However, light physical activity is an important part of the recovery process. Avoid lifting heavy objects for the first 6 weeks. If you swim, your wounds need to be healed over before you get back in the water. A remote monitoring device is an excellent way to set thresholds and goals between you and your surgeon and their support team.
How soon can I drive after surgery?
You should not drive until you can move quickly and alertly and are no longer taking medications associated with your surgery. Usually, this takes about one to two weeks.
Life After Surgery, what kind of weight loss can I expect?
The results from gastric sleeves vary from patient to patient but most can expect to lose 1 to 1 ½ kilograms per week until the normal weight range is reached. Most gastric bypass patients experience fairly rapid weight loss for three to six months after surgery. Weight loss slows but generally continues for 12 to 18 months after surgery. Results vary from patient to patient, with the best results coming from those who are committed to lifestyle change. After 18 months, it is critical to adhere to the low-fat, low-sugar diet and exercise recommendations to maintain your weight loss. The most important concept for patients to remember is that these operations only help you comply with your diet. Success depends on the individual, and each individual has a different goal. Remote monitoring services is an excellent way to set thresholds and goals between you and your surgeon and their support team. is an excellent way to set thresholds and goals between you and your surgeon and their support team.
Does weight loss surgery guarantee permanent weight loss?
No. A small percentage of patients will regain a substantial portion of the weight that is lost. This occurs primarily when the patient does not follow the dietary guidelines in the months and years following the procedure. Remote monitoring service is an excellent way to set thresholds and goals between you and your surgeon and their support team.
Do I have to take vitamins and minerals after surgery?
Yes. we recommend that you take a daily multivitamin supplement containing the minerals necessary for good health. These should be taken for life. You will also need to have at least yearly lab checks.
Do I have to change my diet and exercise after surgery?
Immediately after surgery, your doctor will provide you with special dietary guidelines. You will need to follow these guidelines closely. Allowing time for proper healing of your new stomach pouch is necessary and important. Eating soft sweets, such as chocolates, ice creams, or drinks/liquids high in calories can cause poor weight loss or weight gain. Remote monitoring service is an excellent way to set thresholds and goals between you and your surgeon and their support team.
Will I need to have plastic surgery?
You will have a lot of change between 6 and 18 months after surgery. Your individual appearance depends upon several things, including how much weight you lose, your age, your genetics, and whether or not you exercise or smoke. Generally, loose skin is well-hidden by clothing. Many patients wear compression garments to help with their appearance. Some patients will choose to have plastic surgery to remove excess skin. Most surgeons recommend waiting at least 18 months, but you can be evaluated before that. You can also request a firmquote from us when you are ready to consider plastic surgery.
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