Individuals seeking to lose weight in the United States may have the spirit and the desire to do so, but many don't have the money. Bariatric and obesity surgical costs in the U.S. are expensive, often ranging between $25,000 and $40,000. Individuals who are obese or morbidly obese often require gastric bypass procedures to reach their health and wellness goals, as they have been unable to lose weight through standard practices such as dieting and exercise.
Those requiring drastic weight loss may be able to adapt their diet, but are unable to exercise to further their weight loss goals without gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately, even those who have medical insurance may find that their insurance providers don't cover the costs of bariatric or weight loss treatments or surgeries.
Cutting Costs - and Weight
Dr. Marco Sariñana of Mexicali Obesity Solutions is able to perform mini gastric bypass, standard gastric bypass, and other forms of bariatric surgeries for between $9,000 and $11,000. That's less than 50% of gastric bypass surgeries in the United States.
- Affordable bariatric and weight loss surgery in Mexico is not substandard or performed in back- alley clinics. Top-rated clinics like Mexicali Obesity Solutions is an accredited facility, and Dr. Marco Sariñana is highly trained and experienced in bariatric and gastric bypass surgical procedures.
- The savings for medical travelers venturing south of the border has mainly to do with rising malpractice insurance rates in the United States, which drive up costs on any type of surgical procedure. Without the high malpractice insurance required by U.S. surgeons, doctors, surgeons and facilities in other countries are able to offer lower gastric bypass surgical costs.
Choosing Your Options
Mini gastric bypass surgery is considered a minimally invasive technique that separates the stomach into two parts. However, contrary to do additional gastric bypass surgery, the many gastric bypass procedure creates a small tube out of the stomach, which is then directly attached to the junction of the small intestine. This procedure can be completed in about 1/2 hour. At Mexicali Obesity Solutions, mini gastric bypass surgery costs around $9,000 as opposed to this $17,000 (or more) of the same surgery in the United States.
Mini gastric bypass surgery is typically reserved for those who are more than 75 pounds overweight and have a body mass index of 40 to 50 or 35 to 39 with a life threatening co- morbidity factor.
Gastric bypass is a procedure results in dividing the stomach into two parts to create a small pouch that is directly attached to the small intestine. This pouch can only hold one ounce of food, though it may stretch in time to allow a person to eat about a cup of food at a time. The procedure is typically reserved for those who are more than 75 pounds overweight and have a body mass index of 40 to 50 or 35 to 39 with a life threatening co-morbidity factor.
This type of procedure is considered the most drastic, although it contains the highest success rate with patients losing between 60 and 70% of excess body weight within a year. Gastric bypass surgery costs roughly $11,000 at Mexicali Obesity Solutions, saving individuals nearly $25,000.
About Mexicali Obesity Solutions
Mexicali Obesity Solutions is a JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited and top rated international medical center for bariatric surgical procedures. Surgeons employed by Mexicali Obesity Solutions are board certified specialists in their field. Mexicali Obesity Solutions is also equipped with the latest in technology and medical service protocols, standards and quality.
Dr. Marco Sariñana was a Faculty Member of Medicine in Mexicali from 1994 to 2000, specializing in general surgery at the General Surgery Hospital from 2003 to 2005 before launching Mexicali Obesity Solutions. Offering procedures in both malabsorption and restrictive bariatric surgery procedures, Dr. Sariñana, an expert at endoscopic and bariatric surgical techniques has helped patients from around the world achieve long term weight loss goals.
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