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Why Choose Mexico for Your Weight Loss Surgery Abroad
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 3:46 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
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.
Below, we highlight the 3 key reasons why you should consider Mexico for your weight loss surgery abroad:
Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Abroad in Mexico
1. Cost Savings
Weight loss surgery in Mexico is substantially lower than in the U.S, where procedures can cost around $25,000. In Mexico, lap band surgery can cost between $4,000 and $6,500, gastric sleeve surgery can cost $4,000 to $9,000, and gastric bypass surgery can cost $6,500 to $11,000.
Even factoring in travel and accommodation costs, the total savings can easily exceed 50%. For many people who need and deserve weight loss surgery, this makes all the difference.
2. Quality of Care
The medical tourism industry in Mexico is very advanced and sophisticated and has been serving patients from the U.S., Canada and Europe for decades. Many weight loss surgeons in Mexico also trained in the U.S., and are renowned both within and beyond Mexico for their expertise. At the same time, hospitals in Mexico are modern, clean and safe, and are often superior to older or under-funded hospitals in the States.
There are thousands of direct flights daily from airports across the U.S. to several major Mexican cities. Not only does this result in a relatively cheap airfare (for example, flights from Los Angeles to Mexico City can go for $200 round trip), but the flight time is minimal compared to a longer trek to Asia. Close proximity also means that it may be more viable for family members, friends or other caregivers to join you on your surgery abroad trip.
Is Mexico Your Only Option?
While many people ultimately do end up choosing Mexico for their weight loss surgery, there are certainly other popular medical tourism destinations as well, including (but not limited) El Salvador, India, Thailand, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Korea and Singapore. As noted above, many of the surgeons in these countries trained in the U.S., and a significant part of their work involves serving patients who are seeking surgery abroad.
To learn more about the possibility of having your weight loss surgery abroad, contact the SkyMedicus team today.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and grant you free access to our database of pre-screened, world renowned weight loss surgeons who are based in Mexico, as well as other countries around the world. Once you sign-up for free, you’ll be able communicate directly with potential surgeon(s) through our HIPAA compliant web portal.
Topics: Weight Loss Surgery