Surgical Destination for Medical Weight Loss Combines Healthcare and Exotic Vacation

TIJUANA, MEXICO – 11/7/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Over the past few years, weight loss tourism has increased in popularity. Not only are more individuals turning to weight loss surgery to aide in improving their overall health, but they are also choosing to combine business with pleasure by doing so in a different country.

Why Seek Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico?

First, let’s examine the barriers to weight loss surgery in the United States in an attempt to decipher what makes bariatric surgery in Mexico so appealing. To begin with, the cost of a gastric sleeve, bariatric surgery, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy VSG is soaring along with other healthcare costs. The average cost of bariatric surgery ranges between $8,000 to $27,000 before any insurance or discounts. The cost alone is enough to make any patient consider otherwise. However, for some individuals that simply may not be an option.

In addition to the cost of gastric sleeve surgery, patients are even more shocked when they oftentimes discover that their healthcare insurance will not cover the procedure. While some insurance companies will not pay for weight loss procedures because they are considered to be cosmetic, other companies require patients to meet certain physical requirements to cover a portion of the costs. 

Benefits of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy VSG in Mexico

-Cost: The price of having surgery, including recovery and transportation to and from Mexico, is often substantially lower than that of the same surgery in the United States. Many of the same pre-op testing is performed and the procedure itself is similar to those performed in the United States. However, it is still crucial to obtain as much information as possible prior to surgery to make an educated decision.

-Vacation Element: Not only are most patients experiencing a dream come true with their weight loss surgery in Mexico, but they also get to view the beauty of another country while recovering. Any surgeon will confirm that attitude is a key factor in successful recovery. Having surgery in beautiful Mexico definitely aides in that concept of recovery.

-Quality Healthcare: Obesity surgery specialists at medical resorts in Mexico are quite familiar with international patients, their questions and concerns, and how to address cultural healthcare differences. Most are well-educated surgeons who operate in state-of-the-art facilities to ensure patient safety. Common weight loss procedures that are performed include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, lap banding, and gastroplasty.

Planning Weight Loss Tourism

Ideally, it is best to contact the weight loss facility that the surgery will be performed at prior to making any vacation plans. Professionals there will give patients more information regarding the available surgery dates, times, pre- and post-op appointments, facility amenities, recovery time, cost, etc. Once these details are worked out, patients can begin to plan their visit around all of the essential surgery appointments. Oftentimes, facilities that are familiar with weight loss tourism are well-educated in patient planning and aiding in the details of their visit. 

Wrap Up

In conclusion, medical weight loss tourism may be the ideal option for patients who are experiencing monetary constraints. It may also be optimal for individuals who want to partake in exploring a new country while improving their health. The key to a successful weight loss surgery in Mexico is to research, plan, fund, and relax. 

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