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Where to Get Post-Operation Support After Weight Loss Surgery Overseas
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 2:35 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017
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.
And while there are many different medical tourism options – ranging from minor procedures to major operations – among the most popular is weight loss surgery (a.k.a. bariatric surgery). This is because the ACA doesn’t cover weight loss surgery, and many insurance plans – if they cover weight loss surgery at all – impose a hefty co-pay fee that is either excessive or prohibitive.
What’s more, there can be waiting periods from weeks to months depending on where individuals are located. Add it all up, and it’s easy to understand why interest in weight loss surgery overseas is rising each year.
With this in mind, if you’re seriously considering weight loss surgery overseas – or you have a family member or friend who may benefit from this option – then you may be unsure of how, where, and from whom to get post-operation support.
Below, we highlight 3 sources that you can count on:
3 Places to Find Post-Op Support After Weight Loss Surgery
1. Your Surgeon
Be assured that your overseas-based surgeon will certainly provide you with support, both immediately after your weight loss surgery, and in the days, weeks and months after. This support will be offered in various ways (depend on your unique and personalized needs), and will typically include correspondence with you and with your physician, providing you with advice on medication and recovery, and so on.
2. Your Physician
Your local physician should be very willing to collaborate with your surgeon overseas, so they can work together to do what they both know is more important than anything else: ensuring that you’re on the road to better health!
At SkyMedicus, one of the things we advise our clients to do – and we urge you to do the same, regardless of whether you partner with us – is to speak with your physician before you book your weight loss surgery overseas, so that you can clarify roles, expectations, procedures, and so on.
3. Support Groups & Websites
There are many weight loss surgery support groups that meet in person (in community centers, YMCAs, hospitals, etc.), as well as online. Access to the former typically depends on where you live. For example, if you’re located in a large city like Los Angeles or Chicago, then you’ll have several local support group options to choose from. Ask your physician for information, or you can do a search online to get started.
As for online sources, there are a variety of reputable websites that can provide you with support, guidance and advice. These include (but are not limited to):
To learn more about weight loss surgery overseas – before, during and after – then contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is friendly, supportive and 100% free.
Topics: Weight Loss Surgery