Cost of Bariatric surgery in Punjab

Cost of Bariatric surgery in Punjab

Obesity is the new cancer of the modern world. In order to win over Obesity, many people are considering weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery as it’s the only proven method for long term weight loss.

Bariatric surgery is covered under insurance in most of the countries worldwide except for developing countries. In India, bariatric surgery was approved under insurance w.e.f. 1st October 2020 but still many people either don’t have medical Insurance or they have bariatric surgery as exclusion in their policy. These are the people who actually need bariatric surgery and are looking for cost effective options for bariatric surgery.

The cost of bariatric surgery depends on number of factors and varies from 2.0 lakhs to 4.0 lakhs. The cost depends on hospital factors, choice of procedure and patient factors. In hospital factors, the cost is more in multi-speciality hospitals where they have the team of doctors, ICU back up, modern well equipped operating rooms and nursing care. Whereas in single specialty hospitals, cost is comparatively lesser. The cost of bariatric surgery in Punjab depends on the choice of procedure The cost is more for Roux en Y gastric bypass and lesser for Mini Gastric Bypass and least for sleeve gastrectomy.

The third important factor is patient factors which include BMI of the patient, Age of the patient, comorbidities of the patient like diabetes and sleep apnea. Usually, the cost is more for super obese patients or high risk patient who have multiple comorbidities.

The cost of bariatric surgery in Punjab is at least 5 times cheaper than other countries like Dubai, Canada, Australia and USA. The cost also depends on the choice of staplers used for the surgery and the overall experience of the surgeon. Though many cheaper alternatives are available in India, but bariatric patients need a multidisciplinary team and should be preferred in a multi-specialty hospital.


For any queries, you can write to Dr Amit Garg (Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali, Punjab, India) at or call us at +91 6283337650

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