Medical Tourism and Bariatric Surgery: Why It’s Better to Stay Close to Home

It’s tempting to want to save money on the full cost of bariatric surgery by crossing the border for the procedure, especially when it may be possible to make a vacation out of the experience. However, patients should be wary of traveling to foreign countries for a weight loss operation.

The post-operative recovery period is essential to achieving the desired outcome and losing the most weight as safely as possible. Follow-up appointments are an important part of this process, and if you traveled out of the country for your procedure, it may be difficult or impossible for you to complete routine checkups as recommended or to receive timely care in an urgent situation.

Additionally, many individuals seek out bariatric surgery to help reduce the effects of weight-related conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and other types of chronic diseases. Traveling while having some of these concerns may be incautious. Furthermore, these delicate conditions require regular oversight by your primary care physician and bariatric surgeon while you go through your weight loss journey.

Your care, comfort, and results are our highest priorities. If cost is a concern for you, we offer a range of payment options, specials, and weight loss financing options in the event your medical insurance does not cover all of your expenses. We provide a comprehensive program with nutritional and fitness guidance, schedule follow-up appointments at times convenient for you, and genuinely value the ongoing relationships we have with our patients. Talk to us today to learn more about how you can return to health and well-being through weight loss surgery.