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Worry Free Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

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Gastric Sleeve | Gastric Bypass | Mini Gastric Bypass | Revision Surgery
Gastric Sleeve | Gastric Bypass
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An Expert Bariatric Team

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The Surgery You Need
Without The Wait
Without The Worry
At An Affordable Price
In A World Class Facility
An Expert Bariatric Team
The Staff was great, the hospital was great and the overall experience was great!
Brian Davis
The Staff was great, the hospital was great and the overall experience was great!
Brian Davis
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COSTS • WAIT TIMES • INCLUSIONS

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NEWS, TRENDS & OPINIONS

NOTEWORTHY

The average waiting time for bariatric surgery in Canada is just over 5 years. The waiting times for Bariatric surgery are the longest of any surgically treated condition
Canadian Journal of Surgery Research | Wait times for Bariatric Surgery in Canada
“Bariatric surgery is currently the only intervention providing significant and long-term weight loss for the morbidly obese which improves diabetes, hypertension and quality-of-life”.
World Health Organization - Update on Obesity
Bariatric Surgery has increased 300% in Canada over a seven year period.
CIHI Survey | The State of Bariatric Surgery in Canada
Obesity has NOT received official recognition as a chronic disease by the federal government or any provincal/territorial governments despite recognition from the Canadian and American Medical Association and the World Health Organization
Obesity Canada | Report Card 2019
Mexico dominated the number of Bariatric surgeries for tourists
National Centre for Biotechnology Information / Study Of Global Bariatric Tourism
Medical Tourism On The Rise: Why More Canadians are seeking treatments abroad
Fraser Medical Tourism study 2017 | Catalyst
Is Canada’s medical system pushing people abroad for treatment? The wait for Nanci Walsh, a resident in Victoria BC was 5-7 years for a Gastric Bypass…She went to Mexico
Nanci Walsh Story | CBC July 2017
The lack of affordable Bariatric healthcare and long waiting lists are some of the reasons for patients choosing Bariatric tourism
National Centre for Biotechnology Information study of Global Bariatric Tourism

NOTEWORTHY

NOTEWORTHY

The average waiting time for bariatric surgery in Canada is just over 5 years. The waiting times for Bariatric surgery are the longest of any surgically treated condition
Canadian Journal of Surgery Research | Wait times for Bariatric Surgery in Canada
“Bariatric surgery is currently the only intervention providing significant and long-term weight loss for the morbidly obese which improves diabetes, hypertension and quality-of-life”.
World Health Organization - Update on Obesity
Bariatric Surgery has increased 300% in Canada over a seven year period.
CIHI Survey | The State of Bariatric Surgery in Canada
Obesity has NOT received official recognition as a chronic disease by the federal government or any provincal/territorial governments despite recognition from the Canadian and American Medical Association and the World Health Organization
Obesity Canada | Report Card 2019
Mexico dominated the number of Bariatric surgeries for tourists
National Centre for Biotechnology Information / Study Of Global Bariatric Tourism
Medical Tourism On The Rise: Why More Canadians are seeking treatments abroad
Fraser Medical Tourism study 2017 | Catalyst
Is Canada’s medical system pushing people abroad for treatment? The wait for Nanci Walsh, a resident in Victoria BC was 5-7 years for a Gastric Bypass…She went to Mexico
Nanci Walsh Story | CBC July 2017
The lack of affordable Bariatric healthcare and long waiting lists are some of the reasons for patients choosing Bariatric tourism
National Centre for Biotechnology Information study of Global Bariatric Tourism
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What Would Be Included In My Surgery Package ?

We try to minimize the things you have to think about while you prepare for and recover from your surgery… so you can focus on you.

Your all-in-one package includes travel and accommodation, local transfers, your surgery and hospital stay, medications, lab tests and hospital incidentals.

Meals are not included nor are extended hotel stays, room upgrades or changes to your travel schedule.

How Experienced Are The Medical Teams ?

Dr. Alejandro Lopez has personally performed over 6,000 Bariatric surgeries and has a well trained and experienced medical team –– most of whom have been with him for many years. All are fully accredited professionals.

I Only Speak English. How Will I Communicate ?

Dr. Lopez speaks English and many members of his team are bilingual as well. The hospital has numerous other English speaking staff members.

What About Travel & Accommodations ?

Travel arrangements are made for you. This includes air travel, hotel accommodation and local transfers.

What Does BMI Mean ?

BMI is short for Body Mass Index.

BMI is a useful measurement for most people over 18 years old and along with your Personal Health History will help your surgeon determine if you are a candidate for Bariatric surgery.

While BMI is a helpful guide, it is only an estimate and doesn’t take into account variables like age, ethnicity, gender and body composition.

A BMI of 25.0 or more is considered overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

Why Travel Outside Canada For Surgery ?

The Canadian Medical System, once one of the finer systems in the world has become over-burdened over the last decade. Provincial governments have placed limits on the number of surgeries performed which are judged to be voluntary –– that is, surgery not judged to be necessary for the preservation of life.

Despite recognition from the Canadian and American Medical Associations and the World Health Organization, Obesity has not received official recognition as a chronic disease by the federal government or any Canadian provincial or territorial governments. Therefore most Bariatric Surgeries are not covered under provincial health plans. Mexico has become a sought after alternative.

An estimated 19,000 Canadians visit other countries to have medical procedures performed every year. This number has grown about 300% over the last seven years.

Sometimes it is because they do not have access to a specific procedure in Canada. More often it is because they are unable to get the surgery they need, when they need it.

Is Revision Surgery Also Available ?

Revision Surgery is performed on patients who have already had Bariatric Surgery. (Gastric Band, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve) and have either had complications, regained or failed to lose weight successfully from the initial surgery.

Depending on the initial Bariatric Procedure, your Surgeon will recommend the Bariatric Procedure that is right for you and your weight loss goals.

How Long Is The Air Flight?

Depending on what part of Canada you are starting from and which city in Mexico you have selected for your surgery, flight times are typically similar to those between Toronto and Vancouver. About five hours or so on average. Click below for more specific examples.

What Is The Pre-Op Diet?

At The time of your surgical consultation your Doctor will determine if you'll need to follow a pre-op diet before your Bariatric procedure. The Pre-Op diet consists of high protein, low carbs and low sugar. It is designed to reduce the amount of fat in your liver.

Reducing the fat in your liver makes the surgery easier, faster and safer. Generally two weeks on the Pre-Op diet is right for most people. This will be determined by your surgeon and medical team.

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Travel Disclaimer

Travel costs will vary depending on specific departure points in Canada, selected destinations in Mexico, seasonal airline schedules, seat availability, weather conditions etc.

Estimated flight times shown on this site are rough approximations of likely travel times from various Canadian Regions. More accurate estimates of travel time will be available after travel arrangements are finalized but will still be subject to airline delays due to mechanical or weather conditions and other factors beyond our control.

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