Many individuals seeking weight loss surgery choose to do so outside of the United States. Gastric bypass surgery or any other weight loss surgery in Mexico can be quite cost-effective for Americans. It oftentimes allows patients to package their expenses into one cost, which works great for those who are paying out of pocket for their procedure. These packages may include airfare, hotel stays to recover after surgery, surgery and anesthesia, operating room costs, transportation, any surgical materials, all evaluations prior to surgery and follow up care appointments.
Many people wonder why surgeries in Mexico, including weight loss ones, are cheaper in Mexico. This is mostly because the cost of medical care in America is greatly increased because of the high rate of medical malpractice lawsuits and the high cost of malpractice insurance. Because healthcare is less expensive elsewhere makes Mexico (and any other countries with cheaper healthcare) a good place to endure a costly surgical procedure that may or may not be covered by a patient’s insurance.
Just because a surgery is cheaper elsewhere does not mean that the surgeons in that country are any less skilled. Much like America, Mexico is closely monitored so that their standards are upheld so that patients can have surgery in a safe and secure environment. And much like America, not all doctors are highly skilled, but by finding reputable referrals a person can endure Gastric Bypass surgery both successfully and safely in Mexico.
If you’re considering roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, please visit our Weight Loss Surgery pricing page to view our up to date price list.