Why Are People Traveling To Mexico for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Posted on: Dec 18 2017
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United States has earned its reputation overtime for providing some of the world’s best medical services. But the medical innovations are not restricted to the United States only. Similar procedures, surgeries, tools and medication have traveled throughout the world and are provided in an equally advanced way.

The only difference between United States and the rest of the world is the cost of medical procedures.  Medical procedures costs in U.S. are some of the highest in the world.

That said, did you know U.S. healthcare system is no longer listed as the world’s top healthcare provider? In fact, it has been listed as lower when compared to other countries such as United Kingdom, Switzerland or Australia.

You can hardly blame people looking for other more cost effective alternatives and these alternative have famously become “Medical Tourism”.

Why Mexico?

Mexico is among one of the many countries offering Bariatric surgery, it is ideal for U.S. and Canadian patients. The top benefit is undoubtedly a much lower cost comparatively.

Secondly it is much closer for U.S. and Canadian citizens.  It enables patients to avoid the extensive travel times (Flights to Mexico are less expensive-bonus!).

Mexico is beautiful! Stunning sunsets and luxury resorts can help you relax before and after the stress-inducing surgery.

If you want to keep your surgical journey private, taking a medical tour to Mexico is ideal. You can tell people you are off for a vacation instead of a surgical procedure.

Is Bariatric Surgery in Mexico Safe?

Before you jump to any conclusions or decisions, it is always ideal to do your research properly. Learn all you can in order to feel safe.  Learn about hospitals, clinics, procedures and find somewhere with an excellent safety record.

Following points are to be kept in mind:

  • Mexico is generally a safe country. It is easy to accept a statement like, “Mexico is dangerous” but that would be like believing everything that is played on the news!


  • When looking for hospitals or clinic, check for accreditations to ensure their quality standard.


  • There are several hospitals and clinics offering bariatric surgery who have successful track records. Use a facilitation company as they do quality control checks on a regular basis and can offer you different ideas and options

If you have any questions about bariatric surgery, or if you think bariatric surgery is for you, Check out the website of International Patient Facilitators. They help patients find the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico for almost every bariatric procedure, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass as well as revision/ conversion surgeries.

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About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric patients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two teens, husband and two furry friends.

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