Bariatric surgery can be life-saving and life-changing. Due to its high success and comparatively low complication rates, gastric sleeve surgery has recently grown in popularity. Whether you’ve had difficulty with obesity for many years or have obesity-related health issues, you may be wondering if gastric sleeve surgery is the best option for you.
In the United States, gastric sleeve surgery costs typically run from around $9,500 to $26,850. The average cost of gastric sleeve surgery in the U.S. is $16,750, which can make it simply unaffordable for many individuals. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery can vary considerably and will depend on a number of different factors. In the U.S, the costs will also be impacted by the state, as well as the surgical facility and your choice of surgeon.
Other factors that you will need to consider when calculating the cost of gastric sleeve surgery include:
- Your bariatric surgeon may insist that you consult with a nutritionist and a mental health expert before approving gastric sleeve surgery.
- You will also need to undertake pre-operative tests to verify that you are healthy enough for safe gastric sleeve surgery.
- Medications and post-operative tests required following surgery.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Costs around the World
When you are not covered by insurance in the U.S, another option is to travel abroad. “Medical tourism,” as it is known, is a growing industry — but unfortunately, some unscrupulous providers will put patient safety secondary to making a profit. So, it’s crucial to select a medical tourism association accredited bariatric surgery provider to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your procedure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most popular medical tourism destination for patients from the U.S. is Mexico due to its accessibility, affordable prices, modern hospitals, and high standard of medical services. Utilizing a provider to organize the entire process is also recommended to ensure secure travel arrangements within Mexico. A reputable bariatric surgery medical tourism provider should also offer assistance and ongoing support once you are back in the U.S. if you experience any problems after your weight loss surgery.
In addition to Mexico, you may consider traveling to other popular destinations in South America that actively promote medical tourism for patients based in the U.S. Popular destinations in South America are Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina, where costs average $7000.
However, if you are considering traveling outside of the U.S, it’s crucial to establish what is included in the cost. Always check that any cost quoted has as a minimum:
- Pre-operative tests
- Consultation with your bariatric surgeon
- Operating room fees
- Surgeons’ fees
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Antibiotics and pain medicine
- Two nights in the hospital
How Much Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Be Slim Bariatrics (BSB)?
After careful consideration, BSB has partnered exclusively with board-certified surgeons working in modern, state-of-the-art hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico. We arrange for our patients to access cost-effective gastric sleeve surgery, mini gastric bypass, gastric bypass, and revision bariatric surgery. We also believe that long-term support is a critical element of your weight loss journey.
To ensure you have everything you need to be safe and benefit from your weight loss surgery, we provide a choice of comprehensive bariatric surgery packages in Tijuana, Mexico. Our gastric sleeve surgery package starts at $4395 and incorporates all the essential elements that you need for safe surgery, successful recovery, and long-term success. To make bariatric surgery in Mexico risk-free, secure, and affordable, we arrange your hotel and all ground transportation from San Diego airport to your hotel and between your hotel and the hospital. With BSB, bariatric surgery is safe and affordable.
To provide everyone with the opportunity to completely improve their lives, we also offer financing options for all types of bariatric surgery. So, start moving towards a better quality of life now and fill out our free health questionnaire to find out what type of bariatric surgery could be best for you.