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Has anyone had a solid successful surgery with anyone outside the US? Any recommendations? My insurance doesn't cover it, so I was hoping to do it out of pocket.

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There is an entire section on this forum on this subject. Most that pay out of pocket go to Mexico... I am out of pocket as well but i did mine in Florida which cost me $19-20K

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This section is where you would probably find your information https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/486-mexico-self-pay-weight-loss-surgery/

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Hi, I am in the UK and it cost me £11000

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I used Alabama Bariatrics in Huntsville, AL and it was $8995. I was nervous to go to Mexico and this pricing made it a good alternative for me. Might be worth looking into.

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I had VSG in Tijuana, Mx. at HospitalBC with Dr. Illan, so I can only speak to my own personal experience. I did about 200 hours of research before my surgery and based on that research, finances, and other personal considerations, decided to go the Medical Tourism route and have been very happy with that decision.

These hospitals ONLY do bariatric surgeries and are geared towards medical tourists. They run a VERY well oiled machine from intake to discharge. The process was so smooth, I was completely confident going alone. The surgeon I chose is highly accredited, has done thousands of WLS procedures, has relationships and mentorships with some of the most well known US bariatric surgeons for continuing ed, is board certified, etc. He is just as qualified, if not more so, than many of the bariatric surgeons in my area.

The reality is, there are amazing surgeons in the US and just as many in Mexico and other places. Conversely, there are terrible surgeons here and everywhere else. There are pros and cons to each, and every person has different needs. Ultimately it boils down to doing your research, finding a surgeon you trust, and a program that fits your needs.

Definitely check out the Mexico & Self Pay forum for helpful info!

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I used Alabama Bariatrics in Huntsville, AL and it was $8995. I was nervous to go to Mexico and this pricing made it a good alternative for me. Might be worth looking into.
Quick question: was this all inclusive? Like with the anesthesia? I can provide like the paperwork from my GP of my blood work, so I do t think that needs to be redone. I don't want to be charged like 9k and then there's even more.

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13 hours ago, Softtacocrumbs said:

Quick question: was this all inclusive? Like with the anesthesia? I can provide like the paperwork from my GP of my blood work, so I do t think that needs to be redone. I don't want to be charged like 9k and then there's even more.

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Yes all inclusive for all of the medical bills and includes 1 year of follow up appointments as well. The only additional costs I had were to cover my transportation there (I drove to save $$ over flying) and then the hotel stay in the area. I had to go the day before surgery for a consult and then stayed 2 days after so I had 3 nights of hotel costs but that really wasn't terrible.

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I live in the UK but had my surgery in Turkey at very affordable Price. It nearly cost GBP 4000 to me and smooth process. They gave me a diet plan and still checking me. Clinic name is Surgerytr and the surgeon is Dr Can.

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