Gastric bypass surgery enables individuals who have not responded to typical diet and exercise treatments to lose massive amounts of weight. Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery are able to lose up to 80% of their excess body weight in one year. Affordable bariatric surgery in Mexico or areas throughout Latin America offer world travelers, and many Americans, the best weight loss programs in the world. Gastric bypass surgery in Argentina, bariatric surgery in Guatemala and in world-class destinations like Cancun and Ensinada attract global travelers annually.
In the United States, gastric bypass surgery using the Roux-en-Y technique may cost as much as $25,000. The same technique performed in South America or Mexico in locations such as Mexicali Obesity Solutions in Mexico, costs may hover around $10,000 which often includes all-inclusive stay benefits.
Lap band surgery helps patients suffering with obesity and weight related medical disorders. Through this simple surgical technique, a smaller stomach becomes full sooner and empties into the intestines at a slower rate, promoting slower digestion.
In the United States, costs for Lap Band surgery ranges from $15,000 to $20,000. In Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, or Ecuador at facilities such as MedTravel Ecuador in Quinto, costs hover around $8,100.
Sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach. Also known as a vertical gastrectomy, a partial gastrectomy, gastric reduction, as well as a greater curvature gastrectomy, this procedure is offered as an alternative to gastric bypass surgeries and removes up to 85% of the stomach.
Costs for this procedure ranged around $20,000 in the United States. Bariatric Surgeries/Angels Abroad in Guatemala offer U.S. board-certified bariatric surgeons with the best obesity surgery abroad. In Costa Rica, costs may range around $9,100, while in Mexico costs range from $9,500-$13,500.
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