Weight Loss Surgery in Iran

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours

  • Anesthesia: General

  • Recovery: 1 – 3 Months

  • Clinic Stay: 1 Night

  • Total Stay: 9 Days

  • Back to Work: 14 – 21 Days

Weight Loss Surgery in Iran

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours

  • Anesthesia: General

  • Recovery: 1 – 3 Months

  • Clinic Stay: 1 Night

  • Total Stay: 9 Days

  • Back to Work: 14 – 21 Days

Weight loss surgery, technically called bariatric surgery, includes a range of procedures aimed at helping people with obesity lose weight in a short period of time. Studies show that weight loss surgery causes significant long-term weight loss, leading to improvements in obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and high blood pressure. For a free consultation and price quote for weight loss surgery with AriaMedTour, fill out the above form, and to learn more about bariatric surgery, continue reading.

Gastric Sleeve Packages in Iran

Gastric Bypass Packages in Iran

* What does a surgeon level mean?

Our rhinoplasty packages have been classified into 3 levels mainly based on the surgeons' competencies and also the hospital/clinic where the surgery takes place.

Our surgeons’ ranking is measured using different criteria, including:

  • Skills and hands-on experience, evaluated based on the years of experience as a surgeon, the number of successful surgeries, the percentage of patient satisfaction, and expertise in fleshy nose surgeries.
  • Academic background, evaluated based on the education level (considering their specialties and subspecialties), ranking in the board certification examination, the place of study (institution ranking), and the number of congresses, workshops, and courses attended.

The higher-ranked surgeons are the Iranian brand doctors who are also active on social media.

* Note that all our doctors are board-certified and have met AriaMedTour medical group's standards.

Hear about our weight loss surgery patients’ experiences in Iran: They have so much to share.

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Before & After Photos

Take a look at ‘before and after’ photos of people who got their weight loss surgery done in Iran.

All inclusive Weight Loss Surgery Packages in Iran

Weight Loss Surgery Prices

Procedures Price (USD)
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve surgery
A large portion of the stomach is removed to make it smaller and hold less food, allowing the patient to feel full after eating a small amount of food. 
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery
The surgeon staples the top portion of the stomach so it is separated from the bottom to create a small stomach pouch.  The pouch is connected to the intestine to bypass the main portion of the stomach and a portion of the intestine to decrease food intake and absorption.
Laparoscopic gastric plication
It reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately 3 ounces. It is done by folding the stomach inward and sewing it to make it smaller and hold less food.
Laparoscopic gastric band surgery
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to decrease food intake.
Laparoscopic Intragastric Balloon Insertion
It is a non-surgical weight-loss procedure that involves the insertion of a specialized balloon inside the stomach to occupy space and limit the capacity of the stomach to make you feel full sooner.

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What We Offer

  • Weight Loss Surgery
    Clinic and doctor visits, Weight Loss surgery in hospital, one-night hospitalization, post-operative care, medicines*, recovery, and follow-up

  • E-Visa Authorization Code
    E-visa authorization code. (Note that there is a separate visa fee that the patient must pay when receiving the visa, which it is not part of this package).

  • Pick-up & Transfer
    Airport pick-up, private transfer from hotel to clinic/hospital and vice versa

  • Accommodations
    8 nights stay in a three-star to five-star hotel offered which is preferably near the clinic or hospital

  • Other Services
    24-hour on-call assistance, interpreter, SIM card and internet

* The medicines and other aftercare items included in this package are the necessary items prescribed by the surgeon. Also, the doctors and hotels and clinics which are included in the package are offered by AriaMedTour to the patient. There may be other doctors whom the patients are considered and the price might be different.
It is highly recommended to bring a companion with you for this surgery as it will facilitate your stay and recovery after the surgery.
It is highly recommended to take endoscopy test in order to verify your stomach health so that it is free of ulcer or helicobacter pylori since any issue with these may lead to the cancellation of the surgery and this is the patient’s liability.
You need to use medicine and supplementary vitamins after the surgery which the patient is responsible for all the expenses.
Finally, please note that the prices are valid for those who are below 130 Kg and for the others you need to contact to get the detailed price. Based on a new policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the citizens of the USA, UK, and Canada are included in different logistic services.

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Now, let’s have a look at the photos
of our patients in Iran!

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Your detailed schedule after arrival in Iran

>> Day 1: Arrival at airport: you will be welcomed by our guide, then picked up and transferred to hotel*. Checking into hotel; Transfer from hotel to clinic; Visiting the doctor; Pre-op tests; Transfer from clinic to hotel

>> Day 2: Transfer from hotel to hospital; preparations for surgery; conversation between doctor & patient, reviewing the expectations; Performing of surgery; Post-op recovery at hospital; taking doctor’s instructions; Hospitalization

>> Day 3: Taking doctor's instruction; Transfer from hospital to hotel; Rest in hotel; taking post-op medications; following instructed diet; follow-up through doctor’s assistant.

>> Day 4: Rest in hotel; regular eating restarts; daily walking; taking post-up medications

>> Day 5: Rest in hotel; regular eating restarts; daily walking; taking post-up medications

>> Day 6: Rest in hotel; Regular eating restarts; Daily walking; follow-up through doctor's assistant; Drain removal by the doctor

>> Day 7: Taking shower at hotel; transfer from hotel to clinic; check-up and bandage removal (by the doctor)**; reviewing post-op instructions and dos & don’ts; receiving written certificate from doctor confirming patient is fit to fly; transfer from clinic to hotel.

>> Day 8: Transfer from hotel to AriaMedTour’s office; AriaMedTour gives patient special gift***; start of permanent follow-up through communication channels.

>> Note:
* Transfer from the airport to the hotel will be with the taxi.
** The doctor visit may be in the 7th or 8th day depending on the circumstances.
*** In some cases where your departure is in the weekends this step may not be feasible.

About our hotels

We work with a select group of three- to five-star hotels in Tehran and other cities. Depending on the type of package you choose and the location of the hospital or clinic where you are going to receive the treatment, we arrange the most suitable hotel for you. The name, details, and photos of the hotel will be sent to you ahead of time.

Why Iran?

Iran is a great country for people who want to have safe, affordable, and effective bariatric surgery due to the highly proficient bariatric surgeons and modern hospitals, and because Iran offer is weight loss surgery at the most reasonable prices.

Why AriaMedTour?

If you have your weight loss surgery trip to Iran organized by AriaMedTour, you will save yourself the hassle of getting a visa, booking accommodations, arranging hospital and doctor’s appointment, city transfer, and a lot more

Excellent Surgeons

Having completed fellowships in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and performed dozens of procedures, our Iranian bariatric surgeons possess the theoretical knowledge and practical know-how in this surgery.

Affordable Prices

Weight loss surgery in Iran is offered at very attractive costs compared to other countries. We at AriaMedTour offer all-inclusive weight loss surgery packages with different services to fit all budgets.

No Waiting Lists

As a foreign health tourist, you will not need to stay on a waitlist for a long time for a bariatric surgery in Iran. If you have AriaMedTour arrange your procedure, we will organize the surgery and your trip in just a few days.

Common types of bariatric surgeries in Iran


Gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a common weight loss surgery that helps you feel full after eating a small …


Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery that helps you lose weight in a short time by changing the way your digestive system handles …


Mini Gastric Bypass (MGBS) is a new bariatric surgery developed to function in a similar way as the traditional gastric bypass …


Gastric plication is a new minimally invasive bariatric surgery that aims at reducing the stomach volume by making inward folds …


Gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical weight loss technique in which an inflatable soft silicone device (balloon) is inserted …


Gastric Band, also called Adjustable Gastric Band or lap-band, is a bariatric surgery that slows food consumption …

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Weight loss surgery in Iran: all you need to know

Weight loss surgery is a popular procedure in Iran. According to a report in 2017, more than 7000 bariatric surgeries are annually performed in the country. Iran is also a great destination for foreign people who want to get a safe and affordable bariatric surgery.

Having a bariatric surgery done in Iran has a lot of merits: highly-skilled surgeons, affordable costs, hospitable people, great places to visit, and so on. Since the safety and efficacy of a weight loss surgery is the most important factor, choosing a well-qualified surgeon is of the central importance.

Bariatric surgeons in Iran

Iranian weight loss surgeons are among the best and most experienced in the world. Having graduated from top medical universities often with the Master of Surgery degree, they pursued advanced fellowships in bariatric surgery at top American and European universities and hospitals.

Bariatric doctors in Iran make use of the most recent medical technologies and approaches to perform weight loss surgeries. Using advanced laparoscopic techniques, Iranian doctors offer minimally-invasive weight loss surgeries of different types.

The fact that one of the most popular weight loss surgery approaches — gastric plication — was originally pioneered by an Iranian surgeon is a testament to the great competence of Iranian doctors in this field.

Weight loss surgery cost in Iran

Depending on the type of weight loss procedure you wish to have, the cost of a weight loss surgery in Iran ranges from $2000 to $5000, including all costs (clinic, tests, medicine). If you prefer to pay for an all-inclusive package that includes all other services such as flight, hotel, transfer, interpreter and so on, a weight loss surgery in Iran would cost you some $500 to $700 more.

To be more specific, the average cost of a gastric sleeve in Iran amounts to $3800 and a gastric bypass costs approximately $4000. AriaMedTour offers sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery for $3990 and $4250, respectively, including airport pick-up, transfer, and interpreter, and the full package of them is offered at $4590 and $4790, which further includes visa, flight, and hotel (see our weight loss packages above to learn more about our bariatric surgery costs and services). In short, you can have a weight loss procedure in Iran at a much lower price compared to other countries, even if you add other costs.

Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery?

Generally, weight loss surgery is recommended for you in any of the following situations.

  • Your BMI is above 40;
  • Your BMI is above 30 and you have specific obesity-related conditions (comorbidities), such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, severe joint pain, and sleep apnea;
  • You have attempted to lose weight for at least two years but failed to do so;
  • You have been obese for at least 3-5 years;
  • You are determined to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life.

Depending on your BMI and your conditions, the surgeon chooses the most suitable method among the various bariatric procedures to deliver the most favorable result.

Is weight loss surgery worth it?

There is no doubt that health risks triggered by obesity surpass the side effects resulted from weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery improves diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and other dangerous conditions, resulting in a better quality of life.

Most studies indicate that over 90 percent of individuals suffering from severe obesity successfully lose 50-80 percent of their excess weight after surgery. Several related studies have revealed that people who have had bariatric surgery have a lower risk of death than individuals who did not have the surgery. See the image below to learn more about the benefits of weight loss surgery.

health benefits of weight loss surgery

However, as in other surgeries, there might be some side effects depending on the type of the bariatric surgery. For example, in gastric bypass surgery, absorption disorder may happen, creating a need for taking calcium, iron and vitamin pills.

That said, doctors usually prescribe medicines and give instructions after surgery to help prevent such problems. (Read more about each bariatric surgery’s benefits and side effects on their respective pages above.)

Why weight loss surgery?

The common goal of all types of weight loss surgery is to help you lose a great amount of weight as quickly as possible. This results in significant improvement in your health and wellbeing while you also gain a thinner body, which improves your appearance and increases your self-confidence. In this video, an AriaMedTour staff member talks about weight loss surgery.

Bariatric surgery options in Iran

There are several weight loss procedures, each of which functions in a particular way to help a patient suffering from obesity lose weight. Patients with different BMIs and different health conditions are recommended by their doctors to have a particular procedure.

Some procedures limit the amount of food you can take – which are called restrictive procedures – and some make changes to your digestive system including the stomach and the small intestine to reduce the absorption of calories – which are called malabsorbtive procedures.

The most common bariatric surgery in Iran is gastric sleeve. Other weight loss procedures include gastric bypass and mini-gastric bypass, single anastomosis sleeve ileostomy (SASI), single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S), biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), gastric plication, gastric band, and gastric balloon.

Pros and cons of weight loss surgery

Each type of bariatric surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages, which you can learn about at on their respective pages above. But in general, weight loss surgery has the big merit of offering a fast and easy weight loss.

Other benefits of bariatric surgery are that it helps cure or improve obesity-related conditions, including, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, kneeosteoarthritis, and more, hence the improving the quality of life.

The outstanding result of weight loss surgery also increases individuals’ self-esteem and helps them live a better social life with no depression, and also paves the way to a healthier lifestyle by allowing you to start physical activities.

The general drawbacks of weight loss surgery are the side effects and complications that might occur after surgery, though they occur in less than 5% of cases. To learn more about each bariatric surgery’s risks and drawbacks, go to their respective pages above.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

Before answering this question, let’s ask: “is morbid obesity dangerous?” If we compare the numerous life-threatening risks posed by obesity with the rare non-life-threatening complications that might occur after weight loss surgery, it becomes clear that the safety of bariatric surgery is far greater than remaining obese and dealing with a wide range of health issues. (The benefits of bariatric surgery have been enumerated above.)

One of the most important factors considered when deciding on the type of weight loss surgery is BMI. Depending on your BMI and your health status, your doctor recommends that a certain procedure is more suitable for you. To learn more, read which weight loss surgery is best for which BMI category.

It depends on the procedure, your weight, and your diet after surgery. Generally, most patients lose 40 to 80 percent of their excess weight within 2 years after weight loss surgery.

Depending on the procedure and your health status, it takes between 1 hour (in outpatient procedures like the gastric balloon and lap-band) and 4 hours (in more invasive procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass).

For the most invasive weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve, the hospital stay after surgery is typically 2-3 days. For outpatient procedures of lap-band and gastric balloon, the patient can go home on the day of the procedure.

Most patients will be able to return to work in 1 to 2 weeks. However, you should refrain from working long hours for the first few weeks as you will have low energy because of the strict diet you should follow in the first month. Ask your doctor when you would be able to go back to work after surgery.

Pregnancy after weight loss surgery will be safe and normal. Some studies even suggest that bariatric surgery before pregnancy might lower the risk of pregnancy-related problems in women and their babies during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. However, women who have had bariatric surgery should stick to nutritional guidelines in order to meet their body’s nutritional needs. Make sure to consult with your doctor before a bariatric surgery if you plan to become pregnant in the future.

Some bariatric procedures are reversible and some are not. Gastric plication, gastric balloon, and adjustable gastric band are reversible weight loss procedures, but gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch cannot be reversed.

You should adhere to the dietary guidelines given by your doctor for the first month after surgery. You may also need to take vitamin supplements in order to not fall short of them as bariatric surgery changes the way your body handles food. Read dietary guidelines for the first month after bariatric surgery.

Our prices are very reasonable given our doctors, hospitals, and other services we provide to our patients. To get a price quote for any bariatric surgery, feel free to contact us via the online form (at the top of this page), WhatsApp, or email (provided at the foot of the page).

Send your request to us via the online form below, WhatsApp, or email, and our coordinators will get back to you to assist you. We do all the arrangements for you to have a smooth and hassle-free trip and surgery in Iran by providing all services you need for your travel, including visa, hotel, local transfer, local guide and interpreter, pre- and post-op consultation, and more.

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