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Affordable Bariatric Suegery In Mexico

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Affordable Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

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Access To Procedures

Provincial governments place restrictions 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. Weight Loss Surgery falls into this category and as a result thousands of people urgently needing Bariatric surgery cannot get access to these life-changing procedures here.

Long Wait Times

The average wait time for Bariatric surgery in Canada is 5 years. That's 5 years after going through the qualifying procedure to determine if someone is a valid candidate. Once approved for surgery, Wait times vary by jurisdiction.

Hight Costs

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.

Weight Loss Surgeries are available within the private sector but costs are unaffordable for many people (a Gastric Sleeve procedure in the private sector is about $20,000 for example).

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Weight loss can have beneficial effects across a wide range of medical conditions

Potential Medical Complications of Obesity

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Source: CDC | Adapted from Yale University Rudd Center For Food Policy and Obesity

At The time of your surgical consultation your Doctor will determine if you'll need to follow a pre-op diet to better prepare you for your Bariatric procedure. The High Protein, Low Carb, Low Sugar Pre-Op diet helps reduce fat levels in your liver which results in an easier, faster and safer surgery.

Fatty liver can cause feelings of fatigue or you may experience discomfort or pain in the upper right side of your abdomen.

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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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.

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

Laparoscopy a minimally invasive surgical technique where only very small incisions are made. It is simpler, safer, and faster than traditional methods.

A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision. It sends images to a video monitor, which allows your surgeon to see inside your body to perform the surgery.

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All our surgeons are fully accredited in Laparoscopic surgery and all our Bariatric procedures are performed using this technique.

LifeCare Connects is an outbound medical tourism company dedicated to connecting Canadians wanting Bariatric surgery with the best surgeons and medical facilities in Mexico

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In Canada: Many elective surgeries have been put on hold within the public health system during Covid-19.

Coming out of the pandemic, Hospitals face a large back-log –– expected to push Bariatric surgery wait times at least one year beyond the current 5 year average across Canada.

HealthCare Connects: has not yet returned to offering surgery in Mexico. As soon as travel complications have resolved, we will again offer the shortest wait times available anywhere.

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The Healthcare Connects Experience Guide is designed to familiarize you with the steps that would occur should you decide to work with us for your Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

It covers the things to do before you leave home. What happens when you arrive in Mexico, your surgery day, return flight and what to expect when you're back at home.

To get your copy click the Free Offer Tab on the left side of this page.

It's Free and informative
A great way to feel more comfortable about what to expect when travelling for surgery.

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

While BMI has been considered a helpful guide, it is only an estimate and doesn’t take into account variables like age, ethnicity, gender and body composition. As a result, it is considered less important than it once was.

With LifeCare Connects

Surgeries can happen as quickly as a few weeks after your health history is completed and your medical consultation has occurred.

On average, most surgeries occur within about 4 weeks to allow patients to schedule time off work, make arrangements for their families and prepare themselves for surgery.

In Canada

The average wait time for Bariatric Surgery in Canada is 5 years.

Ordinarily, the topics of medical tourism and bariatric surgery in Mexico might not be the most inviting social media ice breaker... Times have certainly changed, as these recent threads on our Facebook Page show.

Not everyone's comments are positive about going to Mexico for surgery but every post presents an opportunity to clarify misconceptions about the Canadian Medical Care system and clear up outdated notions about Mexico.

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Obesity is the medical term for the condition where excess body weight negatively impacts health. Complications that can result from Obesity include sleep apnea, stroke, diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, heart and lung disease, pancreatitis, infertility, blood clots, gout, arthritis and more.

To better understand Obesity, watch this excellent video prepared by Obesity Canada

To better understand Obesity, watch this excellent video prepared by Obesity Canada.

Your hospital and hotel accommodation are located in premier neighbourhoods in three of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations. Mexico is one of Canada's favourite vacation spots (Over 1.7 Million Canadians vacation in Mexico every year).

When you decide to have your Bariatric surgery arranged by Healthcare Connects you will gain access to a complete library of support material with step by step answers about what to expect before, during and after your trip to Mexico for Surgery.