Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful and efficient surgeries to achieve long-term weight loss. It is especially recommended for people who have tried dieting, exercising, and other methods to lose weight unsuccessfully. Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure that not only results in weight loss and a change in looks, it also affects how a patient lives, eats and socializes for the rest of his/her life, not to mention the most important aspect of improved health.
The downside of the surgery is that it’s expensive and typically not covered by insurance. This leaves many Americans and some Canadians at risk of overweight-related health risks. Fortunately, Costa Rica offers them the option of having the procedure done by a highly trained surgeon in a hospital that meets the highest standards in quality and service.
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery achieves its goal by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgeon cuts off part of the stomach in order to create a pouch. He then reattaches the intestine to this pouch so that it works as the stomach. The small size of the pouch will make the patient feel full after ingesting less food than normal, which will result in weight loss.
Patients who go through the surgery are advised to stay for some days to rest and recover and to be in easy communication with the surgeon in order to avoid any issues. Once back home, it is necessary to follow a strict diet for a few weeks before returning to more normal eating. While bariatric surgery can assist with weight loss, it is important to understand that a complete lifestyle change is needed to successfully sustain a healthy weight.
You don’t need to agonize about saving enough to get the surgery you need. Contact us today and we will help you find a reputable doctor who speaks English and who will help you achieve the body you desire at an affordable price.
The average cost of a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in Costa Rica is $14,250 US dollars. Your package will also include:
- Upper endoscopy, nutritionist, and psychologist assessment.
- Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital round trip transfers)
- Hospital Costs (surgery room, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
- Hospitalization if needed (companion can stay at no extra cost)
- Medical team fees (surgeon, assistant, and anesthesiologist)
- Regular discharge medication
- Pre-operative exams (blood tests, EKG and an evaluation by an internist)
- Pre-op and Post-op appointment with lead surgeon
Please keep in mind that these prices do not include the costs incurred in case of medical complications, extended hospital stays, blood transfusions, etc., which although rare, can occur and therefore could increase the final price.
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