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A guide to obesity treatment abroad

NOTE: This guide can be downloaded as a PDF document to read at your leisure.

More and more people are considering obesity treatment abroad.  With increasing numbers of people in Western countries carrying excess weight, obesity has become a major health problem. According to the UK NHS, around 23% of adults are classified as obese in the UK, while the Centre for Disease Control has the figure for US citizens at 36%. (Obesity is defined as having a body mass index or BMI of 30 or more.)

But for the patient considering obesity treatment abroad, there may be some concerns. What are the conditions like in hospitals and clinics overseas? Is the surgeon suitably qualified? Where can I get the best deal? What questions should I ask about the treatment? What happens if I am unhappy with the outcome of the treatment?

This guide attempts to answer these questions and guides the patient through the process of exploring the options for obesity treatment abroad. It has been developed through the experience that we have gained through operating the Treatment Abroad web site and our knowledge of the medical tourism industry in general.

In the guide:



  • Going abroad for surgical obesity treatment

    If you have exhausted all the non-surgical techniques for weight loss and you need to lose a significant amount of weight, you may consider surgical obesity treatment abroad.

  • Comparing the costs
    One of the biggest attractions of obesity treatment abroad is the price, but how do you know if you are getting a good deal? 



  • How to compare clinics and countries
    Perhaps the most important element you should consider in your choice of clinic will be the calibre of surgeons available to perform your operation.  


  • Aftercare and obesity treatment
    All types of obesity surgery come with potential problems, many of which may not manifest for weeks or even months after your operation. 
  • What if something goes wrong?

    You need to know in advance who will pay for remedial treatment and where you stand if you want to make a claim against the clinic. 




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