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Why You Don't Need To Wait To Have Your Weight Loss Surgery
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 12:33 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
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.
It’s primarily because they’re at-risk of developing severe illnesses – if they haven’t been diagnosed with them already – which will do much more than dramatically diminish their quality of life: it will literally shorten their life by years or possibly even decades.
However, despite the life-changing and potentially life-saving importance of weight loss surgery, the fact is that many people cannot get the treatment they need. Why? Tragically, it’s because they can’t afford it.
The Roadblocks to Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery in the US is prohibitively expensive for people who aren’t covered by insurance. And even those who are lucky enough to have coverage can expect their premiums to rise as a result of filing such a massive claim.
In the past, there was nothing that people suffering with obesity could do except wait, worry, and plead with lawmakers and insurance companies to recognize that weight loss surgery is not something that people want to do: it’s something they NEED to do. It’s not an option. It’s literally a matter of life and death.
Luckily, the inspiring news is that it’s no longer necessary to delay weight loss surgery – and it’s all thanks to medical tourism.
What is Medical Tourism?
Medical tourism simply refers to the process of going outside the US in order to have weight loss surgery, or have many other medical treatments performed (e.g. dental, surgical, etc.). For Americans, there are many popular medical tourism destinations around the world, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, India and the list goes on.
While costs vary depending on the type of weight loss surgery (e.g. gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, duodenal switch surgery, lap band surgery, etc.), the savings are substantial and can be anywhere from 30-80%!
Find a Qualified Weight Loss Surgeon in Our Global Database
What’s more, there is no undue or disconcerting risk involved in finding both a qualified, experienced and licensed doctor. Simply sign-up today with SkyMedicus (it’s completely free), and within minutes, browse through our global database of pre-screened doctors who specialize in weight loss surgery. The doctor can even be contacted to discuss any specific issues and ask questions via our private, HIPAA-compliant web interface.
When it comes time to schedule a weight loss surgery, we work with the patient to ensure the experience is successful and stress-free. We handle the details from beginning to end, so they can focus on what matters most - getting the weight loss surgery they need and deserve while dramatically improving both their quality and quantity of life!
To learn more, contact us today!