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Planning your weight loss surgery in a foreign country is a big and extremely important job. Some companies offer package deals to make the process easier. It prevents you from needing to plan all of the details yourself, and provides a U.S.-based source of support while you're abroad. A typical package includes:

  • Surgery, hospital stay and related expected expenses, such as anesthesia
  • A particular surgeon and facility, so you don't have to choose
  • Room and board for you and, if necessary, your family
  • Plane tickets or other travel arrangements
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport, your hotel and the hospital
  • Help with necessary medical and travel paperwork
  • A support phone number that you can call if you have any problems during your stay