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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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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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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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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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3 Things to Know Before Traveling Overseas for Weight Loss Surgery

Each year, millions of Americans dream of getting weight loss surgery (a.k.a. bariatric surgery) – and not just so they can look and feel better, although these are certainly valid reasons. For some, it can be a matter of improving the quality and quantity of life.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 3:42 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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