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Worry Free Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

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Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What Would Be Included In My Surgery Package?

We try to minimize the things you have to think about while you prepare for and recover from your surgery… so you can focus on you.

Your all-in-one package includes travel and accommodation, local transfers, your surgery and hospital stay, medications, lab tests and hospital incidentals.

Meals are not included nor are extended hotel stays, room upgrades or changes to your travel schedule.

How Experienced Are The Medical Teams?

Our surgeons have personally performed over 8,000 Bariatric surgeries and have an experienced, well trained Bariatric medical team –– most of whom have been together for many years. All are fully accredited professionals.

I Only Speak English. How Will I Communicate?

Dr. Lopez speaks English and many members of his team are bilingual as well. The hospital has numerous other English speaking staff members.

What About Travel & Accommodations?

Travel arrangements are made for you. This includes air travel, hotel accommodation and local transfers.

How Can Weight Loss Surgery Help My Health?

Weight loss can have beneficial effects across a wide range of medical conditions.

Potential Medical Complications of Obesity


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Source: CDC | Adapted from Yale University Rudd Center For Food Policy and Obesity

What Does Obesity Actually Mean?

Obesity is the medical term for the condition where excess body weight negatively impacts health. Complications that can result from Obesity include sleep apnea, stroke, diabetes, liver disease, high blood pressure, heart and lung disease, pancreatitis, infertility, blood clots, gout, arthritis and more.

To better understand Obesity, watch this excellent video prepared by Obesity Canada

To better understand Obesity, watch this excellent video prepared by Obesity Canada.

Why Travel Outside Canada For Surgery?

Obesity has not received official recognition as a chronic disease by the federal government or any Canadian provincial or territorial governments. Therefore most Bariatric Surgeries are not covered under provincial health plans. Mexico has become a sought after alternative.

Over 63,000 Canadians visit other countries to have medical procedures performed every year. Sometimes it's because they don't have timely access to a specific procedure in Canada. Often it is because long wait times prevent them getting the surgery they need, when they need it.

Is Revision Surgery Also Available?

Yes it is. Revision Surgery is performed on patients who have already had Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Band, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve) and have either had complications, regained or failed to lose weight successfully from the initial surgery. Depending on the initial Bariatric Procedure, your Surgeon will recommend the Bariatric Procedure that is right for you and your weight loss goals.

What Is The Pre-Op Diet?

At The time of your surgical consultation your Doctor will determine if you'll need to follow a pre-op diet to better prepare you for your Bariatric procedure. The Pre-Op diet consists of high protein, low carbs and low sugar. It is designed to reduce the amount of fat in your liver.

Reducing the fat in your liver makes the surgery easier, faster and safer. Generally two weeks on the Pre-Op diet is right for most people. This will be determined by your surgeon and medical team.

Will Mexico Be Safe For Me?

Your hospital and hotel accommodation are located in premier neighbourhoods in three of Mexico's most popular vacation destinations. Mexico is one of Canada's favourite vacation spots (Over 1.7 Million Canadians vacation in Mexico every year).

How Long Is The Air Flight?

Depending on what part of Canada you are starting from and which city in Mexico you have selected for your surgery, flight times are typically similar to those between Toronto and Vancouver. About five hours or so on average. Click here for more specific examples.

Has Covid-19 Impacted Wait Times?

In Canada: Many elective surgeries have been put on hold within the public health system in Canada during the Covid-19 pandemic. Coming out of the pandemic, Hospitals will face a large back-log which is expected to push Bariatric surgery wait times at least one year beyond the current 5 year average across Canada. Wait times for Bariatric surgery in Canada are (already) the longest of any surgically treated condition (source: Canadian Journal Of Surgery Research).


Healthcare Connects: is not currently offering surgery in Mexico. As soon as travel restrictions are lifted we will again offer the shortest wait times available anywhere for Bariatric surgery.

Want to be alerted? Just click here to leave your contact information with us and we'll email you when surgeries resume.

What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
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Laparoscopy a minimally invasive surgical technique where only very small incisions are made. It is simpler, safer, and faster than traditional methods.

A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision. It sends images to a video monitor, which allows your surgeon to see inside your body to perform the surgery.

All our surgeons are fully accredited in Laparoscopic surgery and all our Bariatric procedures are performed using this technique.

What Does BMI Mean?

BMI is short for Body Mass Index. BMI is a useful measurement for most people over 18 years old and along with your Personal Health History will help your surgeon determine if you are a candidate for Bariatric surgery. A BMI of 25.0 or more is considered overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9. While BMI is a helpful guide, it is only an estimate and doesn’t take into account variables like age, ethnicity, gender and body composition.

What Is The Experience Guide?

The Healthcare Connects Experience Guide is designed to familiarize you with the steps that would occur should you decide to work with us for your Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

It covers the things to do before you leave home. What happens when you arrive in Mexico. And what to expect when you're back at home.

It's Free and informative
A great way to feel more comfortable about what to expect when travelling for surgery.

To get your copy click the Free Offer Tab on the left side of this page.

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