The Benefits of Traveling to Mexico for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

February 25, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Medical Tourism

A woman who has lost weight in very large pantsAt Tijuana Bariatrics, we take great pride in offering patients the best possible bariatric surgery we can provide. This is why we believe so much in gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) to help promote rapid and healthy weight loss. We also believe in passing on other advantages to patients that are not necessarily linked to the procedure per se. With that in mind, let's go over some of the advantages of traveling to Mexico in order to undergo gastric sleeve surgery.

A Better Exchange Rate

As of this writing, the current exchange rate is $1 in the United States worth almost 15 pesos in Mexico. If you were to travel to Mexico for medical tourism, your dollar would go a long way, allowing you to save money even if you are spending money on medical procedures.

Compatible with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Medical tourism is compatible with flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which are reimbursement funds for approved medical expenses. Since stipulations can vary from FSA provider to FSA provider, it's a good idea to double check to ensure that your gastric sleeve is covered and what documentation is necessary for problem-free funds approval.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Without Cutting Corners

At Tijuana Bariatrics, you can rest assured that your treatment will be safe and advanced without any corners being cut with regard to safety and treatment quality. We perform all weight loss surgeries in a full-service hospital, using the most advanced surgical technology available. This means a reduced risk of infection and serious complications, and that all patients get the care that they can expect to receive in a stateside medical facility.

A Private Driver Is Provided to Patients

To make things convenient for all of our patients visiting from outside the country, we provide a private driver who can bring you from your point arrival, to the hotel, and to the practice and hospital. This ensure that you are never lost when you're here.

Accommodations Are Convenient and Excellent

The accommodations that are provided for all gastric sleeve patients are excellent, at a fine hotel that is quiet and made for relaxing. You will be well looked after by our team and well taken care of while you recovery from surgery.

Careful Monitoring of Patients as They Recover

Those first few days after bariatric surgery can be crucial for your overall healing results. That's why we offer careful monitoring of your recovery in the first few days. This means a hospital stay for a night or two so we can ensure you are well before you return to the hotel for further recovery.

Close Attention and Professional Consideration

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Vazquez believe that all of our patients deserve first-class care, which is why they both offer close attention and detailed consultations as part of the lead up to surgery. We treat all patients as individuals and guests, and we always do our best to be as welcoming as possible and accommodating as possible.

Speak with Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez

For more information about gastric sleeve surgery and how medical tourism can help you save money without any reduction in the quality of care you receive, be sure to contact our bariatric surgery center today. At Tijuana Bariatrics, we will work with you to ensure that you achieve all of your health and wellness goals.