• 25 NOV 15
    Gastric band in Spain

    Gastric band in Spain

    “I lost 50 kilos in a year with my gastric band. I no longer have diabetes nor take regular medication. My whole life has changed. Now, I feel different. I am happy, my family and friends can give a credit to that!”

    Testimonials like this are more and more frequently heard around and this shows a change in people’s consideration of obesity and its treatment: bariatric surgery.

    Gastric band in Spain is one of the most demanded bariatric surgery at Vithas Xanit International Hospital.

    Addressing obesity means considering, first of all, that it is a severe pathology which affects about 2.100 million persons worldwide.

    Training and informative programs for the general public provided by Health Authorities and healthcare staff play a fundamental part in fighting obesity. Anyone can easily determine whether they are overweighed, suffer from obesity or from morbid obesity by using a simple formula which calculates the “Body Mass Index” (BMI). Normal values range from 18 to 25 and are defined when the body mass in kilograms is divided by the square of the body height in meters (Calculate your BMI).

    Who is a candidate for bariatric surgery?

    When this index is over 30 (obesity) and, all the more, when it is over 40 (morbid obesity), health is highly at risk. Patients with these rates can be treated with new surgical techniques like, for example, the bariatric surgery.

    Bariatric surgery is the safest technique used to lose weight when body mass index is over 40. It has become increasingly popular during the past years because it is a simple laparoscopic surgery which reduces the usually very high surgical risk entailed for obese patients.

    Bariatric surgery – gastric band

    The Gastric Band technique is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery performed through very small incisions using a camera. This very safe and efficient technique leaves minimal scars and patient recovery is quicker.

    This simple and safe laparoscopic technique only requires a one night hospital stay.

    Another technique called the laparoscopic gastric plication is also available. This is a very novel surgical technique used in weight loss treatments that is revolutionizing bariatric surgery. It has become a quite attractive surgery for patients since it entails no cuts on the stomach or on the intestine. It is safer and no clamps or other prostheses are needed.

    Bariatric surgery – postoperative

    When these techniques are performed, post surgery recovery is almost immediate and patients can usually go back to work 4 to 5 days after, provided they restrain from physical efforts.

    Patients choosing to undergo these surgical techniques will need to be assessed by a specialist in endocrinology. They will also be supported by their general practitioner or specialist in nutrition since it usually is a turning point in their life: eating habits will need be changed and a daily 45 minute sporting activity will be included in their ordinary life… to prevent any future relapse.

    Obesity rates in Spain are now higher than the European average since one in every six adults is obese, and one in two is overweighed, which means half the Spanish population suffers from a weight related pathology.

    The Vithas Xanit International Hospital multidisciplinary team is highly specialized in Digestive Surgery. These experts work hand in hand with the Endocrinology and the Nutrition Departments to provide the best results and the maximum guarantees to all their patients.

Dr. Frank Buster
General Doctor

I express my deepest gratitude and eternal debt to the Vithas Xanit International Hospital professionals for the care I received during my stay in hospital. They were most professional, and demonstrated complete dedication. I would like to particularly thank the welfare staff for their wonderful treatment. Thank you for your constant patience and care. It certainly helps to make the situation easier, more bearable, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 


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.