Obesity has become a major epidemic in North America. With almost two-thirds of U.S. citizens qualifying as overweight, it is no wonder that obesity is the highest cause of health complications like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes. However, very few insurance carriers cover the costs of life-saving bariatric surgery procedures. The out-of-pocket cost for these procedures in North America is tens of thousands of dollars, hardly making it an affordable option for eligible patients. Bariatric surgery in Mexico is a fraction of that cost with some other great benefits as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering traveling to Mexico for surgery:
Affordable Options for Life-Saving Surgery
There is an extreme difference in price between bariatric surgery in Mexico and the United States. A procedure in the U.S. can cost anywhere between $15,000 and $50,000. With insurance, you may still have to pay several thousand dollars to acquire surgery. Without insurance, it is nearly impossible to get the help that you need.
In Mexico, the same surgery starts at only a few thousand dollars. Additionally, things like the cost of a hospital stay, meals, travel, and medication are much lower in Mexico. Because it is so much less expensive, you have greater access to life-changing procedures that will only help you lose weight, but help you to feel better about yourself.
Never Sacrifice Quality Care
It is easy to wonder if the drastic difference in costs means lower quality care for bariatric surgery in Mexico. However, Mexico’s medical tourism industry is at the highest demand it has ever been. Many cities in Mexico, such as Cancun and Tijuana, have become popular destinations for medical tourism. Every year thousands of people travel across the border to undergo procedures by the highly-skilled surgeons in Mexico. The low cost of living in Mexico compared to the U.S. and Canada keeps the prices of procedures like bariatric surgery down while still giving you the same care you would receive at home.
Shorter Waiting Periods
In the U.S., insurance carriers and doctors often require a months-long waiting period before you undergo treatment. During this waiting period, you may be required to undergo rigorous testing, attend classes, and see other nutrition specialists.
In Mexico, there is no waiting period before your procedure. No waiting period means you have fast access to the care that you need to get control of your health and wellbeing.
Not Just Medical Tourism
Cancun, Mexico is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. From turquoise waters to bright, warm sands, you can take the time to heal while enjoying the stunning scenery. This history of Cancun is abundant, with temples and ancient archaeology stretching across the area for miles. With the state-of-the-art care you will receive at our facility, it will be no problem to plan a destination day trip while you are here.
Make the Trip
Bariatric surgery in Mexico can provide patients with an affordable life-changing opportunity to regain their health and self-esteem. Our facilities in Cancun offer the most modern technology available, and our highly-skilled surgeons are thoroughly vetted. In addition to visiting one of the most popular vacation destinations worldwide, you will receive the same safe, high-quality care you would receive at home.