Medical Tourism Surges as Patients Seek Affordable Weight Loss Surgery Beyond U.S. Borders
Affordable Weight Loss Surgery at Almater Hospital
Americans have become more health conscious and concerned with weight gain and appearance, and today’s consumer is inundated with countless weight loss options. From shakes and fad diets to cleansing regimens and diet pills, there is no shortage of possible ways to shed unwanted pounds.
For many Americans, the most effective weight loss option is a lifestyle choice – regular exercise and healthy eating. But for those who are severely overweight or obese, exercise and healthy eating may not be enough to effectively lose weight. With 1 in 3 Americans currently diagnosed as obese, it is easy to see why bariatric weight loss surgery has become a popular choice for patients to achieve their desired weight and improve their quality of life.
Making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery is about far more than just appearance. Obesity can cause serious health issues, including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. Obese individuals who have tried multiple diet and exercise programs with no success are increasingly turning to weight loss surgery as an effective solution.
However, in the United States, bariatric surgery can be a costly procedure that many insurance companies simply will not cover. To combat high prices for weight loss surgery, many Americans are making the choice to pursue medical tourism. By traveling outside of the U.S., Americans are able to receive the same high-caliber bariatric surgery procedures at a fraction of the cost.
One popular medical tourism destination is Almater Hospital, located in Mexicali, Mexico. Led by a team of world-class surgeons, Almater Hospital offers their patients a savings of 50% to 80% over standard U.S. prices on bariatric weight loss procedures. The hospital offers a variety of bariatric procedures to best suite the individual needs of its patients. Performed by English-speaking, Board-Certified surgeons, bariatric services available at Almater Hospital include:
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For the right individual, bariatric surgery can be an effective means of sustained weight loss. It can also alleviate or even eliminate many serious or life threatening health complications, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gall bladder disease, low back pain, degenerative disk disease and degenerative joint disease.
“Through our leading edge bariatric program, we proudly cater to patients from the U.S. and Canada who have been unable to lose weight successfully,” said Dr. Patricia Meza, General Manager of Almater Hospital. “By transforming our patients’ bodies, we strive to provide them with a healthier and happier life.”
For more than 25 years, Almater Hospital has been providing world-class healthcare to people across the globe. The hospital features an outstanding International Patient Program for any individual traveling from outside Mexico for treatment. Their International Patient Coordinators are available around the clock to answer any questions about the facility, address concerns about international travel and to arrange a consultation with a surgeon to discuss treatment options.
“Here at Almater Hospital, our international patients receive our signature VIP treatment,” added Meza. “From the moment you arrive at our cutting-edge facility, your personal concierge will coordinate all of your appointments, as well as your pre- and post-surgical care.”
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