Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system, while commendable, has faced challenges leading to significant patient wait times and a growing trend of Canadians seeking medical treatment abroad. In 2017, over a million patients endured lengthy waits for medical attention, incurring a staggering $1.9 billion in lost wages. Furthermore, in 2016, over 63,000 Canadians ventured beyond their borders for non-emergency medical procedures, including plastic surgery, dentistry, and bariatric surgery as reported by the Fraser Institute Report.
The significant increase of 39% in medical tourism from Canada in 2016, with British Columbia and Ontario leading the way, can be attributed to the prolonged wait times for necessary treatments, which averaged 10.6 weeks for essential medical care. Shockingly, in 2020, Canadian patients experienced the longest-ever recorded wait times for medical treatments, averaging 22.6 weeks.
However, the situation becomes even more dire when it comes to individuals with obesity and comorbidities seeking life-changing bariatric surgery. These patients face an average wait time ranging from 2 to 12 years within the Canadian healthcare system. In response, many Canadians are turning to Mexico for long-term weight loss solutions and attractive medical packages.
Bariatric Procedures We Offer
In Canada, where more than a million individuals grapple with morbid obesity and associated health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, joint problems, and increased heart disease risk, bariatric surgery is increasingly recognized as a medical necessity rather than a cosmetic procedure. It is a proven and effective method for reducing health risks and achieving significant weight loss.
Unfortunately, the Canadian healthcare system imposes significant delays, with patients waiting 5 to 6 years on average due to insurance and a shortage of qualified surgeons. Those unwilling to endure such extended waits often choose to self-pay for private treatment, which comes at a higher cost. A more affordable and practical alternative is undergoing surgery in Mexico, where proficient surgeons operate in safe and well-equipped hospitals.
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
- Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)
- Mini Gastric Bypass
- Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)
- Gastric Balloon
Advantages of Choosing Bariatric Surgery in Mexico
Embarking on a journey to Tijuana, Mexico, for weight loss surgery through Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) offers several compelling advantages:
- Minimal Wait Time: The MBC process involves a straightforward 5-minute online application, granting swift approval and eliminating lengthy qualification processes.
- Exceptional Outcomes: MBC boasts a team of the best bariatric surgeons with over a decade of experience and 10,000 surgeries under their belts, ensuring expertise in all weight loss surgery options.
- Low Complication Rates: MBC surgeons achieve remarkably low complication rates, reducing risks to approximately 1/10 of the published data in the United States.
- Cost Savings: MBC packages are notably more affordable than private pay options in Canada and the U.S., making weight loss surgery accessible to a broader range of patients.
- Potential Reimbursement: Depending on your Canadian province of residence, you may qualify for reimbursement of the surgery fees paid in Mexico.
- A Memorable Experience: The journey to Tijuana is akin to a mini-vacation, allowing you to experience the warm Mexican culture.
Mexico Bariatric Center ensures a seamless experience for patients, with courteous drivers facilitating transportation, dedicated coordinators providing support, and a comprehensive package that covers all aspects of the procedure.
All-Inclusive Bariatric Packages
MBC offers all-inclusive bariatric packages (excluding airfare) that encompass:
- Private Ground Transportation (Inbound, In-Town, Outbound)
- Hospital Stay (1 Night for Balloon, 2 Nights for Sleeve, 3 Nights for Bypass)
- Pre-Operative Tests (EKG & Blood Test)
- 4-Star Hotel Stay (2 Nights, not a recovery house)
- Post-Operative Standard Medications, Including Discharge Medication
- Follow-up Aftercare
- Post-operative Tests (3 Leak Tests & Drain)
- Surgeon Liaison
- Certified, Dedicated Full-Service Bariatric Hospital with ICU
- Nutritionist Consultation (Pre-Op)
- Skilled, Experienced, Certified, and Dedicated Bariatric Surgeons
- Nutritionist Consultation (Post-Op)
- A Team of 4 Surgeons with a cumulative experience of over 10 years and 10,000 surgeries
- Complimentary Companion
- Limited Surgeries per Surgeon per Day (3 Surgeries)
- Tour of Tijuana
- Virtually Zero Complication Rate (<0.04%)
- U.S. (California) Corporation
- Procedures Performed: Sleeve, Bypass, Mini Bypass, DS, Balloon, SILS, Revision Surgery
- BBB (Better Business Bureau) Member
- Utilization of Leading-Edge Brand-Named Medical Instrumentation and Equipment
- Membership in the Medical Tourism Association with Certification
- Globally Award-Winning Patient Coordinators
- Over a Decade of Experience in the Medical Tourism Industry
- Personalized Care with an Assigned Patient Coordinator and Doctor
Mexico Bariatric Center: Your All-Inclusive Bariatric Solution
Experience life-changing weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, with Mexico Bariatric Center and embark on a journey to renew your life. Located on the border with San Diego, CA, Tijuana offers state-of-the-art medical facilities and board-certified surgeons, delivering high-quality weight loss surgery at a fraction of the cost compared to the United States and Canada.
Tijuana, the largest city in the Baja California Peninsula, has emerged as a hub for medical tourism, offering travelers access to top-notch healthcare, including dental care, plastic surgery, and weight loss surgery, all at highly competitive prices.
For those considering bariatric services in Mexico, MBC stands as a trusted and comprehensive choice, committed to your well-being from the beginning of your journey to its successful completion. With MBC, your path to a healthier life begins now.