Technically, weight loss surgery is provided by the NHS in the UK so it shouldn't cost you a penny. However, with NHS budgets coming under increasing pressure, the number of patients actually having obesity procedures on the National Health Service is small.
However, such treatment is widely available in private hospitals across the UK and abroad. As you know doubt will be aware, most private medical care is expensive, and weight loss treatment is no different.
Prices will vary from clinic to clinic and from area to area but you can expect to pay the following for treatment in the UK:
Gastric band: the lowest price you will find is in region of £5,000 but prices can be over double this, particularly in London.
Gastric bypass: this can cost anything from £7,000 to in excess of £15,000.
Sleeve gastrectomy: prices are typically in the region of £8,000.
Biliopancreatic diversion: average prices are £10,000 and upwards.
Although, it's well worth shopping around to find the best deal, greater emphasis should be placed on finding a good surgeon or recommended clinic. The risks involved in obesity treatment are simply too high.
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