Metabolic surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures used to treat metabolic diseases, most commonly type 2 diabetes, sometimes called “adult onset diabetes.”
Diabetes is one of the most common and consequential diseases that affect people in the developed world. It is a chronic disease with effects that can be quite severe for a diabetic’s quality of life. That’s why people who can’t afford the surgery look for alternatives (when it is not covered by insurance) that are both affordable and safe. Costa Rica offers both, as well as highly trained and experienced surgeons that are fluent in English.
The most common type of metabolic surgery is gastric bypass, although there are other options, like the gastric band and the biliopancreatic diversion. While these procedures have differences, they all aim at reducing the size of the stomach. The result weight loss is a major factor in reducing the effects of diabetes. 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 importance of improved health.
A trained surgeon will analyze your case in order to decide which exact surgery is the best one for you. You will need to undergo certain tests to determine if you qualify for the procedure. After your surgery, you will need to spend some days in Costa Rica, in order to let your body recover and to be monitored. Once home, you’ll have to follow a strict diet for a few weeks before you return to a more normal diet. 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.
Don’t wait until your health is severely or irreparably damaged. Diabetes is not a waiting game. The consequences of diabetes can be devastating. However, metabolic surgery can help. Contact us today and let us help you find a good doctor that can help you overcome or reduce the limitations that diabetes imposes on the body.
The average cost of a metabolic 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.
If you are interested in metabolic surgery in Costa Rica and just want a life without obesity and the problems associated with diabetes, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will reply.