Tijuana for Canadians Considering Weight Loss Surgery

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Tijuana for Weigh Loss

jet plant to tijuanaDoes it seem like every time you step on the scale your weight keeps going up, yet you have spent months or even years to see a bariatric surgery specialist in your province? Maybe you don’t even have a specialist in your province and must travel hundreds of kilometres to a doctor in a far-away city.

Let’s be frank, the situation for security weight loss surgery doesn’t look good. You’re on a waiting list and it could be years before you’ll get in. Meanwhile, your weight keeps going up and you’ve started to develop co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure. You’re pre-diabetic, or worse you ARE diabetic, and you’ve begun to have trouble sleeping. All you can do is wait and hope you don’t become too ill.

Medical Tourism for Canadians Keeps Increasing

Over the past decade more and more Canadians have started to seek medical treatment outside of Canada. According to the Fraser Institute, 63,469 Canadians went abroad for medical treatment in 2016, the last year for which statistics are available. While Canadians love their universal health care, it isn’t entirely universal. The same study indicated that wait times for some procedures continue to increase. In some instances, patients have to wait up to fifteen years to get elective bariatric procedures. According to the Bariatric Surgery Source, Quebec has the highest wait times, ranging from three to fifteen years, while patients in Alberta wait an average of seven to ten years.

When your health is at stake, such a long waiting period is unacceptable. Maybe you’ve thought about going to the United States for the procedure, then again the cost is high and you’re not really sure if your insurance will pay for it. What can you do? The answer is simple: go to Tijuana, Mexico for weight loss surgery.

Becoming a Medical Tourist is Easy

Becoming a medical tourist is simple. Patients can arrange their out-of-country treatment and travel on their own as there is no government intervention or regulation for Canadians who choose this route.

When you decided to schedule your procedure at Tijuana Bariatric Center, our staff will help you with all of the arrangements. If you’re near a major airport in Canada, flying to San Diego is the best route. Our facility is only about 25 minutes south of the San Diego International Airport. We’ll have a driver meet you at the airport, bring you across the border into Mexico and take you safely to your accommodations at the Marriott Hotel near our facilities. You’ll stay there before and after your procedure. Our driver will also take you to CER Hospital where you will spend two to three nights following your surgery, as well as to your follow-up appointment with our staff.

If you are a Canadian considering weight loss surgery, why not consider Tijuana? All you need to do is bring your passport, your birth certificate, a detailed medical history and documentation from your doctor that you’re healthy enough to have surgery.

Why not contact us today for more information? Now is the time to make a change for better in your life. To learn more about how easily medical tourism to Tijuana is, contact us today at 800-970-0577.

Author: Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Garcia is a highly qualified surgeon, and has more than eight years of bariatric treatment experience and two decades in the medical field. His experience (10,000+ procedures) helps him work with all patients including those with a BMI of 80 or higher to improve their quality of life.

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