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Where Are the Best Locations for Weight Loss Surgery Abroad?

It’s well established that the U.S. – along with many other countries around the world – is experiencing an obesity epidemic.

In fact, WebMD – which is certainly not prone to exaggeration or hyperbole – has described the problem as astronomical, and added that: “while obesity may not be the Black Death, it is a severe public health crisis. Experts agree that as more and more obese children become obese adults, the diseases associated with obesity, such as heart disease, cancer, and especially diabetes will surge. That will mean a lot of sick people.”

Category: Bariatric  7/26/2017 2:50 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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4 Reasons to Travel Abroad for Gastric Bypass Surgery

As reported by The Atlantic Monthly, gastric bypass surgery has undergone revolutionary change in the several decades.

Indeed, unlike when it emerged in the 1960s, gastric bypass surgery today doesn’t involve large incisions. Rather, it’s performed using cameras and instruments inserted through minute “ports” in the stomach (a.k.a. laparoscopically). The end result is that gastric bypass surgery is safer, faster, more effective, and far less invasive than years past. That’s the good news. 

The bad news is that gastric bypass surgery in the U.S. is very expensive, and can cost over $35,000 in some parts of the country (source: ObesityCoverage.com). What’s more, many insurance plans either don’t cover it at all, or have such stringent criteria that people essentially must be declared “morbidly obese” by their doctor – i.e. their lives must be at risk before they can take control of their health.

Category: Bariatric  7/26/2017 1:26 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Which Weight Loss Surgery Is Best for You?

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people are poised to dramatically and permanently benefit from weight loss surgery. So what’s preventing them from moving ahead? It’s not lack of desire or support from their doctor. Rather, it’s something that has nothing to do with health at all: money

Indeed, as reported by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, weight loss surgery in the US costs between $20,000 and $25,000 on average – and in many cases, the final price is significantly higher. For most Americans, this isn’t just excessive; it’s prohibitive. 

Category: Bariatric  7/26/2017 12:56 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Discover the 5 Key Advantages of Weight Loss Surgery Abroad!

Each year across the country, an estimated 200,000 Americans take advantage of weight loss surgery (a.k.a. “bariatric surgery”) so they can:

·       Improve or resolve serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, hypertension, and many forms of cancer.

·       Boost their sense of self-esteem, confidence and overall wellbeing -- so they can feel good and positive about what they see in the mirror, instead of sad or frustrated.   

·       Reduce their ever-rising costs of medical care, and even increase their income level and wealth! 

Category: Bariatric  7/26/2017 10:43 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Plan Your Support System After Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

If you’re considering weight loss surgery abroad, or have already decided to join millions of Americans each year who want to save tens of thousands of dollars, avoid waiting lists, and enjoy a mini-vacation as well, then you’re likely thinking of life after surgery, too. That is, you may have questions about what kind of support system you can look forward to after you return, and how you’ll successfully transition into your new, healthier life.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 8:21 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Medical Tourism Statistics for Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

If you’re considering bariatric surgery outside of the U.S., or if you’re doing some research on behalf of a family member or friend, one of the most important aspects of your due diligence will be to gather medical tourism statistics for weight loss surgery abroad. 

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 8:14 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What’s Behind the Major Cost Savings of Weight Loss Surgery Abroad?

When people start researching weight loss surgery abroad, one of the first things they notice – usually in an awestruck, jaw-dropping way – is just how much cheaper it is to head abroad to Mexico,CostaRica, Brazil, Thailand, India, Singapore, and so on.  For example, the same weight loss surgery in the US that costs $35,000 can cost $15,000 outside of the country. 

Naturally, this dramatic cost difference makes many people wonder: what’s behind the savings? After all, saving 10-20 percent is one thing. But 50 percent or more? That takes some explaining! 

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 8:05 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What to Expect on the Road to Recovery After Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

If you’re considering having weight loss surgery abroad -- or have already decided that it’s the right choice for your physical, emotional and psychological health and wellness -- then chances are you’re not just thinking about flights, hotels and currency exchange: you’re dreaming of how much better your life will be after your treatment and when you’re back home!

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 7:56 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Comparing Weight Loss Surgery Costs in Mexico vs. the U.S.

As reported by Health.com, an estimated 6 million Americans each year choose to have surgery abroad -- and hundreds of thousands head to Mexico for weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery, duodenal switch surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 7:52 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How Bariatric Surgery Changed a Woman’s Life

Diets and lifestyle changes were not working.  I was beyond hope, I thought.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 7:04 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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The True Cost Savings of Having Your Bariatric Surgery Abroad

By now, you’ve likely heard or read about the dramatic cost savings of having bariatric surgery abroad.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 2:38 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Where to Get Post-Operation Support After Weight Loss Surgery Overseas

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year an estimated 750,000 Americans take advantage of medical tourism so they can enjoy dramatic cost savings, avoid waiting periods due to surgeon or physician shortages and access exceptional quality healthcare that is on par – or above – standards in various U.S. states, regions and cities. 

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 2:35 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Check if Your Insurance Covers Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

With apologies to insurance underwriters, adjusters, agents and professionals everywhere: many people who have attempted to file a seemingly simple, straightforward health insurance claim have discovered that the landscape can be extremely complex – and in some cases, outright nonsensical.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 2:32 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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If Insurance Wants You To Gain Weight, Choose Bariatric Surgery Abroad

If your insurance company wants you to gain more weight to reach a certain BMI threshold before you qualify for weight loss surgery, there's another option you need to consider: bariatric surgery abroad.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:58 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Why Bariatric Surgery Overseas Makes Sense Even if You Have Insurance

Many people believe that opting for bariatric surgery overseas vs. at a hospital in the U.S. is exclusively a matter of insurance coverage. That is, they think that people who have insurance coverage go to their nearest hospital, while those without insurance coverage head to their nearest international airport.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:48 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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The Hidden Cost Savings of Having Your Bariatric Surgery Abroad

As you may be aware, choosing to have your bariatric surgery abroad can save you anywhere from $10,000 to over $30,000 compared to having the same surgery in the U.S. (the exact savings amount depends on the type of surgery you need, where you have it done, and in what part of the country you live).

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:44 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Find a Bariatric Surgeon Abroad

Each year, thousands of U.S. residents head abroad in order to have bariatric surgery (a.k.a. weight loss surgery).

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:41 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Avoid Long Waitlists for Your Bariatric Surgery

If you’re like thousands of Americans each year, you’re facing a “good news, bad news” scenario – and it’s filling you with worry, anxiety and frustration.

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:38 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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6 Qualifications to Look for In a Weight Loss Surgeon Abroad

As you research the benefits and details of having weight loss surgery (a.k.a. bariatric surgery) abroad, without question the most important question you need to answer is: how do I choose the right surgeon?

Category: Bariatric  7/24/2017 10:33 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Will I Be Able to Get Pregnant After Weight Loss Surgery?

Many women who are considering weight loss surgery – either in the U.S. or abroad -- are worried about how the procedure may affect their ability to get pregnant in the future. If you are among those concerned, then we are pleased to provide you with some helpful information below.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:34 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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3 Questions to Ask a Weight Loss Surgeon Abroad

When planning for weight loss surgery abroad, a critical decision will be choosing your surgeon. This is because, just as here in the U.S., some surgeons have more experience than others.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:26 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Understanding the Logistics of Bariatric Surgery Abroad

Each year, thousands of people head abroad to countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, India and many others, so they can safely and successfully get the life-changing -- and potentially life-saving -- bariatric surgery they need, but that their insurance plan won’t cover.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:22 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Is Weight Loss Surgery Overseas Safe?

The understandable concern as you consider weight loss surgery overseas is if it's a safe alternative to surgery here in the U.S.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:17 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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3 Tips to Take the Stress Out Of Planning Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

If you’re planning on weight loss surgery abroad (a.k.a. bariatric surgery), then the first thing you should know is that you certainly aren’t alone. 

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:12 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Make Your Post-Operation Flight More Comfortable

Like an estimated 20,000 U.S. residents each year, you’re planning (or seriously considering) having weight loss surgery abroad. The reasons are clear: you can save tens of thousands of dollars, avoid a prolonged waiting list and dramatically improve your quality (and quantity) of life.  

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 4:02 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Abroad Cost?

According to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, weight loss surgery (a.k.a. bariatric surgery) in the U.S. costs on average between $20,000 and $25,000 – although in some cases, it can be significantly higher. What’s more, this huge price tag does not include additional costs that individuals incur during recovery, including temporary income loss.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 3:58 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What If My Insurance Won't Cover Weight Loss Surgery?

If your health insurance doesn't cover weight loss surgery, you still have options.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 3:53 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Why Choose Mexico for Your Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

Each year, an estimated 20,000 Americans choose to have weight loss surgery abroad – and many of them head south to Mexico. The number of patients from Canada and the UK is even higher since wait times in those countries can be more than 10 years for weight loss surgery covered by universal health care insurance.

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 3:46 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Where Can I Go For Support After Bariatric Surgery?

At SkyMedicus, we’re extremely proud to have facilitated successful and stress-free medical tourism experiences for individuals seeking bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery) abroad. 

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 3:12 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Why You Don't Need To Wait To Have Your Weight Loss Surgery

Across the country, millions of people urgently need weight loss surgery (a.k.a. bariatric surgery) – and it’s not so they can look and feel better about themselves, although this is certainly a priority and a fundamental aspect of emotional and psychological wellness. 

Category: Bariatric  7/21/2017 12:33 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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