Bariatric Surgery Cost in Kenya

The cost of bariatric surgery In Kenya varies greatly depending on several factors.

For example, the cost of gastric sleeve surgery can range from around 400,000 to 900,000 Kenyan shillings (approximately $4,000 to $9,000 USD), depending on the facility.

Gastric bypass surgery can cost between 600,000 to 1,200,000 Kenyan shillings (approximately $6,000 to $12,000 USD).

Below is the cost of various procedures under the bariatric surgery in Kenya


Bariatric Surgery Cost in Kenya

Bariatric Surgery in Kenya Average Cost in USD Average Cost in Kenya Shilling (KES)
Biliopancreatic Diversion $6,500 Ksh 806,650
Gastric Ballooning $7,500 Ksh 930,750
Gastric Band Surgery $6,800 Ksh 843880
Gastric Bypass Surgery $7,300 Ksh 905,930
Gastric Plication $7,000 Ksh 868,700
Gastric Sleeve $6,500 Ksh 806,650
Revision Gastric Bypass Surgery $8,000 Ksh 992,800
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass $7,200 Ksh 893,520
Sleeve Gastrectomy $6,500 Ksh 806,650

You should note that this article and prices was written and updated in 2023 when $1 was equal to Kshs 123


Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are several types of bariatric surgery, including:


1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass:

This procedure involves creating a small pouch in the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, bypassing the majority of the stomach and part of the small intestine. The price costs $15,000 to $30,000 or if done at KNH it costs Ksh 500,000 (US$5,000).


2. Sleeve gastrectomy:

This procedure involves removing the majority of the stomach, leaving a thin vertical sleeve. Sleeve Gastrectomy costs 

$6,500 Ksh 806,650


3. Adjustable gastric banding:

This procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the top of the stomach to restrict the amount of food entering the stomach. Gastric band surgery price in Kenya is Ksh 816,000 and $6,800.


4. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch:

This procedure involves removing a large portion of the stomach and connecting the remaining part of the stomach to the end of the small intestine. In Kenya, the procedure costs $6,500, Ksh 780,000 or if done in the USA, it costs between $20.000 and $25,000.


5. Intragastric balloon:

This procedure involves placing a temporary balloon in the stomach to limit the amount of food it can hold.


6. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:

This procedure involves using a suturing device inserted through the mouth to reduce the size of the stomach. The price of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty costs Ksh 780,000 -850,000 in Kenya. But if done in the USA, it costs $9,000 to $11,000



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