Many Americans are making the lifesaving choice to have obesity surgery at state-of-the-art Hospital Angeles Tijuana; just minutes from San Diego, and featuring a world class obesity surgery team that has helped more than 3,000 US patients reclaim their lives. Obesity is a dangerous and deadly medical condition reaching epidemic proportions in the United States and many other countries around the world. Experts believe the main causes are today’s access to processed, high sugar diets and larger portion sizes, along with considerable reductions in activity levels as well as certain genetic factors. As obesity is difficult to offset, obesity-related conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and joint pain have increased the urgent need for treatment for this dangerous medical condition.

Unsuccessful in fighting obesity on their own, many people now seek medical assistance and obesity surgery to help them lose weight and get healthy. A lack of insurance coverage and high medical costs in the United States leads many Americans to seek obesity surgery in Mexico. Angeles Health International, a medical travel facilitator that is part of Angeles Hospitals, the largest private hospital network in Mexico that specializes providing Americans with affordable obesity surgery through medical tourism to Mexico. Angeles Hospital offers Americans surgical treatments for obesity such as LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass, as well as state-of-the-art surgery for other  medical conditions and diseases – all at considerable savings over expensive and, for many un- and underinsured Americans, increasingly inaccessible medical care in the US.

Lower Costs For LAP BAND®, Gastric Sleeve And Gastric Bypass Surgery

Surgeries, doctor visits, and prescriptions drugs cost much less in Mexico than in the United States. In the past decade, insurance industry practices as well as other factors driven up US healthcare costs to unmanageable levels, forcing tens of thousands of Americans to seek options for medical, dental, or optical care and prescription medications in other countries, where high quality medical care is available at considerable savings. For example, it costs only $ $5,900 to $6,500 for LAP BAND® surgery in Mexico with one of the world’s top surgeons in the procedure, as compared to the U.S. where prices are typically $20,000 and even higher.  Healthcare savings for medical travel are significant, even when factoring in expenses for travel and hotel accommodations, and especially considering that Mexico is home to some of the top gastroenterology surgeons in the world.

If the lower costs for LAP BAND surgery, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass surgery weren’t attractive enough, Angeles Hospital offers access to special travel discounts. The state-of-the-art facilities and affordably priced medical travel packages make Mexico the top choice for obesity surgery.

High Quality Medical Care

The high quality of medical care in Mexico is well-known to Americans living in border cities in Texas, Arizona and California, with tens of thousands of U.S. citizens regularly crossing into Mexico for medical, surgical and dental care.  Many patients remark that Mexico health care is more patient-centric than the U.S. healthcare system, Mexico doctors usually take more time to listen to patients undergoing gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or other obesity surgery than American doctors who often have their hands tied by insurance industry regulations and legal restrictions. Hospitals and doctors in Mexico do not face the third-party restrictions imposed upon the hospitals and doctors by the U.S. insurance industry, a fact that is reflected in health care prices and processes in Mexico.

Angeles Hospitals are recognized global leaders in innovative research, highly trained medical professionals, and state-of-the-art technology Medical travelers to Mexico experience significant savings without compromise to the quality of their obesity surgery; procedures such as LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass in Mexico mean a savings of more than 50% in medical costs.

Angeles Health is a recognized leader in medical travel for obesity surgery, treating thousands of Americans each year at top notch facilities such as Hospital Angeles Tijuana, Hospital Angles Juarez and Hospital Angeles Lomas in Mexico City.  Mexico hospitals also offer obesity surgery specialists for children and teenagers

Medical Travel Vacations

Mexico medical tourism has gained considerable momentum in the past few years. Long serving Americans living near the border, the medical industry in Mexico began formalizing its efforts to reach out to the U.S. to educate prospective patients about the high quality of medical and surgical care availabe in Mexico, often for a fraction of the cost of identical services in the U.S.

In addition to lower healthcare costs, patients coming to Mexico for obesity surgery and other medical care can benefit from deeply discounted airfare and hotel accommodations. Many patients choose to combine receiving high quality, affordable medical care and obesity surgery with a low cost vacation in destinations such as Rosarito Beach (near Tijuana. Patients can enjoy the beautiful weather and attractions of Mexico as the setting for their LAP BAND® gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass surgery.

Medical travel is  a particularly convenient option for Americans given that many people in the US live within driving distance of Mexico. However, medical travel removes all geographic borders and barriers to receiving high quality, affordable medical care; obesity surgery patients arrive daily in Mexico from all over the United States, even Alaska and Hawaii. Angeles Hospital offers full medical travel facilitation services to Americans, including full travel itinerary planning, specially priced airfares and hotel stay, and a medical package that includes all hospital fees. Receiving LAP BAND®, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is both a practical and affordable choice for Americans seeking quality medical care.