Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico– Safe, Affordable, Quality Medical Care South Of the Border
Posted: Mar 13, 2015
Medical tourism (also known as medical travel or global healthcare) is the process in which patients travel to other destinations for medical or health and wellness services. The term medical tourism may sound strange and exotic to some people; but in fact it is a rapidly growing phenomenon spurred on by an increasingly empowered patient base searching for quality, affordability, availability, and accessibility in healthcare.
You might be surprised to know that medical tourism is not a new phenomenon. In fact, archaeological evidence from the third millennium B.C. suggests that ancient Mesopotamians traveled to the temple of a healing god or goddess at Tell Brak, Syria, in search of a cure for eye disorders. A few thousand years later the Greeks and Romans would travel by foot or ship to spas and cult centers all around the Mediterranean. Later in the 16th and 17th centuries, spa towns such as St. Moritz and Bath became prime destinations for the European upper classes looking to soothe their ills.
Over the last fifteen years, however, the trend has reversed itself as increasing numbers of patients have begun traveling from developed nations such as the United States and Canada to "so-called" "underdeveloped" nations in search of affordable medical care or treatment options not available at an affordable cost or the waiting list for elective surgery is too long at home. Most media attention has focused – often in a negative light - on patients traveling for what is referred to as "elective" procedures such as plastic surgery or dental. However, a growing number of patients are traveling for more acute care procedures such as open heart surgery, spinal procedures or hip and knee replacements and a large number for Bariatric weight loss Procedures like Lap-Band surgery and Gastric Sleeve.
Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a term used for a series of different medical procedures that have gained popularity in recent years, due to their large success reducing weight loss in patients that are obese.
Why Choose Mexico to have your Weight Loss Surgery?
Most patients are receiving quality care in high-end hospitals or clinics located in major urban centers without all the red tape at affordable prices.
Depending where you are from, patients not covered by insurance or not wanting to endure painstakingly long wait time for approval for Weight Loss surgery, find paying out of pocket a more viable and affordable option. Whether it is affordability, accessibility, availability or better quality, in the final analysis, patients are searching for better perceived value.
Why Choose Dr. Kuri for your Weight Loss Surgery In Mexico
There is no substitute for experience. Dr. Kuri has specialized in the Lap- Band procedure for the last 16 years. He has personally performed over 5,500 Lap-Band® procedures.
Our price is usually a fraction of our US competitors. Even those that have the option of using their insurance sometimes find that they're out-of-pocket expenses exceed or match what they would pay Dr. Kuri for his all-inclusive package.
Ease of travel - We have travelled for Weight Loss surgery down to a science. No matter if you are flying into San Diego or driving to the border, we provide cross-border transportation to make the process as safe and simple as possible. Bottom line: you are cared for from the moment you arrive until the time you are taken back to your starting point.
About The Company:-
This article is written by Dr. Pedro Kuri, who is a pioneer of the Lap-Band System (Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery) in Latin America and has performed 5,500+ procedures in over 12 years as a respected specialist in his field. He is the specialized surgeon for Lap band surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.
This article is written by Dr. Pedro Kuri, who is a pioneer of the Lap-Band System (Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery) in Latin America and has performed 5,500+ procedures in over 16 years.