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
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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