Medical Tourism for Bariatric Surgery Isn't New.

How WE do it is.

How We Can Help with Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is when you travel to a different country to have a medical procedure, surgery, or treatment. Travelling for medical reasons has been gaining traction over the last 20 years. As the developing world’s medical training, equipment, and facilities advance, and while the cost of procedures at home increases, the allure of medical tourism only grows.

For the moment, our focus is on medical tourism for the bariatric surgery family of procedures. This involved gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and mini gastric bypass. This group of life-saving weight loss surgeries can come at a steep discount if you know where to look.

Faster Wait Times

Thankfully, many medical tourism destinations are able to facilitate rapid registration and timely medical procedure bookings. This means no more waiting years for surgery.

Lower Medical Costs

The combination of the developing world's wages, real estate costs and other factors makes the direct cost of surgical procedures far more affordable.

Attractive Vistas

While travelling abroad for medical reasons, you may also take advantage of gorgeous views, wonderful resorts, and also top notch medical facilities.

Where is VIP Surgical Connections Located?

We are located in Simcoe, Ontario, and serve everyone in need of saving money on costly medical procedures or those who simply cannot wait for the public health care systems long wait times. With Canadian weight loss surgery wait times being measured in years, there is a lot of free time to research options such as bariatric surgery in Mexico.

All Canadians welcome, contact us, and you can get started by filling out a quick medical questionnaire.

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Get in touch with a representative to discuss or arrange your own weight loss surgery in Mexico. You must have many questions, all of which we’ll be glad to help you. You can also read out medical stories to learn more about various topics in your area of interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Questions about Medical Tourism

FAQ Table of Contents

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery and is a laparoscopic procedure. It utilizes a portion of the stomach to emulate a ‘mini’ stomach that effectively makes you fuller sooner, and diminishes hunger. Gastric bypass acts as a shortcut to your small intestine.

How Much Does a Bariatric Procedure Cost?

In Canadian private clinics, bariatric surgery can cost around $20,000. With the medical tourism option and a trip to Mexico, your weight loss surgery AND travel arrangements would be less than $10,000.

How Do I Get Bariatric Surgery in Canada?

The best way to get bariatric surgery in Canada is to connect with a medical tourism company to facilitate having the procedure in another country where conditions and costs are more to your advantage.

Why are there Different Types of Bariatrics?

A common misconception is that there is a specific surgery called “bariatric surgery”. The term itself actually applies to a family or group of surgeries. These surgeries are:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Mini Gastric Sleeve
  • Adjustable Gastric Band

They are all considered in the same family because the purpose and effects of each are very similar. Each of the bariatric family of surgeries focus on the following:

  • Reducing the space in the stomach
  • Thereby reducing amount of food you can eat.
  • Hunger hormone and absorption reduction.
  •  Minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopic).

Which Bariatric Surgery is Best for Me?

The key differences for which surgery you select (or are selected for) are based on several criteria.

Since there are hormonal effects, and slightly different approaches to what happens on the inside, you may have to consider the following:

Choose Gastric Bypass IF: 

  • If you are prone to acid reflux
  • If you have a higher BMI
  • If you are a diabetic
  • If you seek more hormonal change

Choose Gastric Sleeve IF:

  • If you want less complications
  • If you’ve previously had abdominal surgery
  • If you are taking any psychiatric medication
  • If you consider yourself ‘high risk’