Over the last decade or so, people have become more conscious about the weight they are gaining and the associated health conditions that accompany overweight problems. While many have attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise, many have found that this is not always successful. Individuals who are very overweight sometimes require surgery and, in the United States, weight issues are a rising problem. Treating obesity through gastric bypass surgery is an internationally recognized and very safe procedure that has excellent long-term outcomes. However, the surgery is not cheap which makes individuals hesitate to undergo this treatment. That being said, it is easy to obtain high-quality gastric bypass surgery performed by trained medical experts in countries outside of the United States at a fraction of the cost.
Gastric Bypass Surgery – what is it?
Gastric bypass surgery is a commonly performed surgery that helps an individual lose weight. The basic principle is simple – the surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach to one that is much smaller. This means that when a person tries to eat food, he or she will feel full after they have had a small portion of food. A reduction in the number of calories consumed will result in the body burning the excess fat that is present and ultimately causing weight loss.
Gastric bypass surgery may be performed either as an open surgery or more commonly through a laparoscopic approach. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. In laparoscopic surgery, a few small incisions would be made on the surface of the abdomen through which tiny tubes are passed in order to visualize the stomach within the abdominal cavity. Along these tubes are passed surgical instruments, which allow the surgeon to reduce the size of the stomach. After the bypass has been created, the tubes are taken out and stitches are applied. Patients require a short period of observation following this procedure before being discharged from the medical facility.
This surgery requires an expert surgeon to perform the procedure. In the United States, there are numerous surgeons who perform this procedure, but at a much higher cost. Currently, in the United States, the cost of the surgery varies and can range between $15,000 all the way up to $60,000. This is where medical tourism comes in.
The Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery with Medical Tourism
Gastric Bypass can also be performed outside the United States for a price that is significantly less. Normally around 70% or more less than U.S. doctors. However, there is often concern regarding the quality of the procedure. Reassuringly, the training that the doctors receive is often from the best Medical Schools and hospitals in the United States and Europe. The medical facilities are world class and allow patients to undergo the procedure in a safe environment. Long-term results are excellent and in addition to just a surgery, patients can also enjoy a short trip in an exotic country.
Gastric Bypass Surgery has now become more easily accessible making it possible for those who are significantly overweight to receive the care that they deserve. Less expensive options mean people can save their hard earned money and undergo excellent treatment they wish to receive.
To see just how affordable this procedure can be, contact me for a free quote. Quotes usually delivered in 3 days. Imagine you can have your procedure done while on vacation in the Caribbean. Call me for details. Tracy B. McManamon 877-549-1212