• 12 MAR 16
    Bariatric Surgery in Spain

    Bariatric Surgery in Spain

    Bariatric surgery in Spain is a weight loss surgery performed for morbid obesity patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of at least 40.

    Medical Tourism patients wishing to lose weight can be attended at Vithas Xanit International Hospital for the performance of the following types of bariatric surgery in Spain:

    • Gastric band
    • Gastric sleeve
    • Gastric bypass
    • Biliopancreatic Diversion

    Bariatric surgery procedures

    There are two different types of obesity surgery procedures:

    • Restrictive procedures:
      Restrictive bariatric surgery aims at reducing the size of the stomach and hence, to reduce its food absorption capacity. Gastric band and gastric sleeves are restrictive surgeries.
    • Mixed procedures:
      As suggested by the name, mixed bariatric surgery procedures combine a restrictive procedure with a bypass procedure. A bypass procedure is used to reduce food permanence and thus food absorption at a small intestine level. The most common mixed bariatric surgeries performed are the gastric bypass and the mini gastric bypass procedures.

    Weight loss techniques used for bariatric surgery in Spain

    The most commonly listed surgical procedures to help lose weight are:

    1. The gastric band

      It is also known as gastric banding or gastroplasty. Gastric bands are silicone bands, filled with saline solution, that are placed around the upper part of the stomach to form a narrow outlet and act “sandclock-like”.

      Gastric bands are narrowed or enlarged by adding or removing the saline, and food absorption is then reduced.

      This bariatric surgery procedure is a laparoscopic technique which lasts from half-an-hour to hour-and-a-half.
      Hospital stays lasts one to two days.
      Recommended post-surgery recovery time is of about a week.

      Over a year, weight loss can reach 40% of excess body weight.
      After five years, weight loss can reach 50% of excess body weight.

    2. Gastric sleeve

      Also known as sleeve gastrectomy.The gastric sleeve procedure is perhaps the most popular among bariatric surgery procedures.
      The gastric sleeve is a procedure where the stomach is reduced and the internal stomach is left with a sleeve-like shape.
      Stomach volume is reduced so food is consumed in smaller amounts, though the stomach functions normally.

      This bariatric surgery procedure is a laparoscopic technique which lasts one to two hours.
      Hospital stays can last two to four days.
      Recommended post-surgery recovery time is of about two weeks.

      Over a year, weight loss can reach 60% of excess body weight.
      After five years, weight loss can reach 70% of excess body weight.

    3. Gastric bypass

      Basically, during a gastric bypass, the upper part of the stomach is sectioned and isolated to be further reattached directly to the small intestine.
      When the stomach is directly connected to the small intestine, food absorption is then incomplete which provokes quicker weight loss patterns.
      Gastric bypass is a restrictive bariatric surgery technique based on malabsorption of food.

      This bariatric surgery procedure is a laparoscopic technique which lasts two hours-and-a-half to four hours.
      Hospital stays can last three to five days.
      Recommended post-surgery recovery time is of about two weeks.

      Over a year, weight loss can reach 70% of excess body weight.
      After five years, weight loss can reach 80% of excess body weight.

    At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, our bariatric surgery specialists have an extended experience in the weight loss surgery field (over twenty years).
    All surgeries are minimally invasive procedures (performed using laparoscopic techniques).


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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.