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Getting medical procedures done in another country is known as medical tourism. Why would you choose to go abroad for surgery? Weight loss surgery is expensive in the U.S., and you may be able to get the procedure done for a lower cost in another country.

High-quality foreign facilities can be just as safe as those in the U.S. Mexico, India and Venezuela are common destinations for weight loss surgery patients from more expensive places, such as the U.S., Canada, many European nations and Australia.