When other weight loss methods have failed, most doctors will strongly recommend bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery, for many, is a life-saving treatment. It is usually a last resort when diet and exercise have failed, but it is also the most effective way to lose substantial amounts of weight and fight obesity-related diseases.
Self-Pay Low-Cost Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Of all of the bariatric surgeries available, gastric sleeve surgery currently offers the best combination of effective weight loss and fewest complications. Though gastric bypass, gastric banding, and duodenal switch are still useful choices for select patients, gastric sleeve:
- Has fewer complications.
- Has fewer “side effects” like dumping syndrome.
- Promotes substantial weight loss – as much as 60%.
- Has fewer food sensitivities.
- Has less risk of nutritional deficiencies.
Gastric sleeve is not the only option for weight loss surgery, but it is one of the best and is currently the number one choice for bariatric surgery around the world.
Paying the Costs of Gastric Sleeve
Despite the success of gastric sleeve, the costs of the procedure, especially in the United States, is often prohibitive. Although recognized as critical for saving the lives of those with obesity, many insurance companies either do not cover or only partially cover the cost of gastric sleeve. With a US cost of almost $20,000 or more, this represents a significant financial expense.
How to Pay for Gastric Sleeve
If you have to self-pay for gastric sleeve surgery, spending $20,000 can be difficult. There are also very few strategies in the United States that help to cover the costs. If insurance does not cover gastric sleeve, you may need to consider alternative options, such as asking family and friends for assistance or applying to weight loss and medical grants.
You may also want to consider medical tourism for the gastric sleeve – an effective, low cost self-pay gastric sleeve surgery option that, when performed by trained medical staff like Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, can provide you with significantly lower costs for the same amount of medical care – or better.
Medical Tourism for Gastric Sleeve
Based in Mexico, experienced bariatric surgeon Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez provides affordable gastric sleeve surgery for patients from all over the United States and abroad. Working in Mexico allows for more affordable surgical care, yet his office in Tijuana is equipped with all of the least in technology, as well as a safe medical environment led by only trained medical experts.
The lower costs of surgical care associated with Mexico allow Dr. Gutierrez to not only provide more affordable bariatric surgery – he and his team are also able to provide more personalized attention, as he books only a few patients a day (compared to the several patients seen in many US-based hospital settings), and can provide thorough attention to monitor for any complications and challenges.
Low-Cost Self-Pay for Gastric Sleeve
Gastric sleeve is often a medically necessary treatment to help you fight obesity-related diseases, and live a higher quality of life. For those that know they need to self-pay for gastric sleeve, either because their insurance does not cover the procedure, or it covers only a small percentage, weight loss surgery in Mexico from Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is an ideal choice.
Quality Care for a Lower Price
The idea of medical tourism may be a new one. Dr. Gutierrez sees many first-time medical tourism patients that have never before considered receiving medical care outside of the country. Yet his bedside manner, knowledge of bariatric surgery, conversational English, and friendly staff make him a great choice for your bariatric care.
If you’re interested in learning more about low-cost, self-pay bariatric surgery call us today at 1-855-768-7247.