Affordable Bariatric Surgery: Mexico

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Worry Free Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Obesity is a Chronic Disease in Oakville, and Canada.

The World Health Organization (WHO) now considers obesity to be a chronic disease. Despite this recognition by the WHO, Canada has unfortunately not officially given obesity the same classification.

This means that in terms of funding and priorities, Health Canada does not deem bariatric surgery, which is the only intervention that treats morbid obesity, to be a life or death procedure required to preserve life.

Medical history consult

This is despite Public Health Canada stating in 2017 that a staggering 64% of adult Canadians are either obese or overweight… I’m sure the percentage is similar right here at home in Oakville. This is more than half of the adult population at risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

The limited resources in a publicly funded healthcare system means that only 1.2% of the population is eligible for treatment. In addition, only 20% of people have access to private drug benefit plans and only less than 150 surgeons from Canada’s pool of over 80,000 physicians can perform bariatric surgery.

Oakville alone has only dozens of doctors… And even fewer of them are choosing to address this need.

Medical Tourism

With an aging population who are clinically obese, what is the solution to what could potentially be a health crisis in Canada? 

This is where medical tourism comes in:

Thanks to the internet and the rise of globalization, medical tourism is now on the rise. It is estimated that over 12 million patients globally travel outside their country of residence to seek medical healthcare and Canada is no exception.

With demand for bariatric surgery greater than the supply, medical tourism to places like Mexico is a viable option for Canadians to ensure they get the crucial and affordable healthcare they need without having to wait for 5 years for it.

Why Mexico?

According to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information and Study of Global Bariatric Tourism, Mexico dominates the number of bariatric surgeries for tourists.

Whilst the word “Mexico” may conjure images of sun, sand and sea, Mexico is a great destination for more than just a relaxing holiday.  Its proximity to Canada as well as the expertise and experience of the medical staff and facilities to provide affordable bariatric surgery, make Mexico an attractive and viable alternative for Canadians.

Mexican Flag

Costs: Canada versus Mexico

Bariatric Surgery Cost Comparison

Costs, which are estimated in USD, are between 30-50% less in Mexico than Canada.

The average cost of private bariatric surgery in Canada is between $15,000-20,000 – this is purely for the procedure itself and does not include travel or accommodation.

In Mexico, bariatric surgery ranges from $7,000 to $9.500, excluding accommodation and travel.  In addition to a shorter waiting time, its affordability makes Mexico the preferred destination of choice for bariatric surgery.

Healthcare Connects for Peace of Mind

Healthcare Connects  commitment to you is to ensure throughout the entire process, you have peace of mind and a stress-free experience.

This is because they understand how daunting it can be to have bariatric surgery especially when it is outside your comfort zone of Canada, in Mexico. Which is why they conduct extensive research on your behalf and make themselves available to answer all your questions before hand.

We provide the surgery you need at affordable prices with waiting times of around a month after your initial consultation.

Healthcare Connects take the stress out of medical tourism by providing the link between the patient and the surgeons.

Next to no wait time

They will walk with you every step of the way of your journey to health and wholeness and act as a one-stop-shop by researching the best medical treatment for patients including medical facilities, medical teams and on-site inspections. It is truly a revolution of medical tourism and weight loss surgery.

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They are the expert authority on bariatric surgery and have the unique position of having bariatric experience in both Canada and Mexico.

In addition, they manage all the arrangements from air travel, hotel accommodation, local transfers, hospital stay, medication and laboratory tests, meaning that you can focus on what’s important – you!

Healthcare Connects Medical Teams

As Written by the Healthcare Connects Medical Tourism Team:

We have a dedicated medical travel team that plans, arranges and manages medical travel outside of Canada and has been doing so for over a decade.

Our medical bariatric experts are as qualified and experienced as bariatric surgeons the world over. The team includes:

  • Board Certified Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Patient coordinators
  • Specialist nurses
  • Dedicated Nutritionists that provide post-surgery care.

Dr Lopez and team

For instance, Dr A Lopez has performed over 6,000 bariatric surgical  procedures and has a team of equally experienced and fully accredited professionals working with him.

All members of the medical team are bilingual and speak English as well as Spanish.

Steps to Health and Wholeness

The first step of the journey is to have a thorough analysis of the patient’s medical history to we have an accurate understanding of what the issues are.

This will be followed by a free surgeon consultation, which will be conducted over the phone or online, based on the patient’s medical history so we can make recommendations as to the treatment and post-surgery care required. Finally, bariatric surgery is scheduled based the outcome of the consultation.

For a stress free one-stop service guaranteed to not only give you peace of mind but an opportunity to live a healthy life to the fullest, contact Healthcare Connects to start your first steps to a journey of wholeness and health and discover the real you!

Bariatric Surgery Ontario

Healthcare Connects
Simcoe, Ontario
+1 866-583-9972

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