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

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 3:12 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

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. 

Each year, an estimated 20,000 Americans head outside the country to access lower cost, high quality healthcare. And many of these individuals are successfully having weight loss surgery in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and others.

At this stage in your research process, you may be curious, confused or perhaps concerned about how to plan for having your weight loss surgery abroad. If so, we’re pleased to provide you with these 3 tips to make your decision-making process for getting the weight loss help you need much simpler and stress-free: 

How to Plan Your Weight Loss Surgery Abroad:

1. Learn More About the Available Procedures

There are various different kinds of weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, duodenal switch surgery, lap band surgery, and so on. By learning more about these different surgeries, you’ll have a clearer, more accurate understanding of what’s ahead – and can plan accordingly.

You’ll find a wealth of excellent information on our Medical Tourism Procedures page, and you can also read all of our blog posts related to Weight Loss Surgery.

2. Understand the Logistics

Just as with having surgery in the U.S., weight loss surgery abroad involves details and logistics. These obviously include travel arrangements, but there are other factors to consider, including airport pick-up and drop-off, concierge services during your time away from home, planning for family and caregiver visits, and access to resources that support your recovery. You’re invited to contact us to learn more about the logistics.

3. Choose the Right Partner

Without a doubt, the most effective way you can take the stress out of planning weight loss surgery abroad is by choosing the right partner. If you ultimately choose the SkyMedicus team, you’ll be able to:

  • Search through our database of pre-screened, experienced and renowned weight loss surgeons – many of whom were trained here in the U.S.
  • Communicate directly and privately with prospective weight loss surgeons through our HIPAA compliant dashboard, so that you can ask questions, upload health records, and so on.
  • Access our “one-stop” solution, in which we coordinate every detail of your trip – including payment, so that you don’t have to worry about currency exchange. And our concierge service will be available to you 24/7, just in case you have a question or need any support whatsoever.

Learn More

To learn more about taking the stress out of planning weight loss surgery abroad, contact us today. Signing-up with us if free, and there are no hidden costs. We charge a 10% fee based on the price of your quoted surgery – and only when YOU decide that you’re ready to move ahead.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

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