Angeles Health International Reduces Cost Of Gastric Bypass & Gastric Sleeve Medical Travel Packages
03/29/2010

One of Mexico's leading hospital networks, Angeles Health International, has reduced the price of Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve medical travel packages by $1,000.

Online PR News – 29-March-2010 – – CHULA VISTA, CA - Mexico is already a popular destination for medical travelers due to the high quality of the private health care system, at substantially lower healthcare costs than medical care in the U.S. Angeles Health International's (AHI) network of hospitals treat many medical travelers who cross the border for the major lifestyle decision to have obesity surgery.

Hospital Angeles Tijuana, part of the AHI network of hospitals has permanently reduced the cost of Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve medical travel packages by $1,000.

Gastric Bypass surgery, the single most successful procedure for excess weight loss and long-term weight control, offers patients smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stay, and reduced risk of internal organ damage and infection when compared to the traditional open incision technique. AHI's Gastric Bypass obesity surgery costs $10,950 in contrast to the average cost of the same procedure in the U.S. costing $25,000.

Gastric Sleeve obesity surgery also minimizes recovery time, as it doesn't require implementation of medical devices as in Gastric Band surgery. The procedure removes the part of the stomach that produces Grehlin, a stomach hormone that stimulates hunger. It leaves the stomach entrance and exit openings intact allowing digestion as normal without the dumping syndrome of some weight loss surgeries. The new discounted cost of the Gastric Sleeve Medical Package at AHI is $9,995 compared to the same procedure in the U.S. that can cost upwards of $30,000.

Angeles Health will also be debuting at its state of the art Hospital Angeles Tijuana facility a new advancement in the gastric sleeve procedure, providing patients with dramatically faster recovery time due to an innovative technique eliminating the use of surgical staples.

Both Mexico weight loss surgery medical travel packages include all pre-operative testing and exams; related medical and surgical costs including surgeons, anesthesia, equipment, hospital stay and nursing care; a dedicated Patient Experience Management team to guide patients through pre- and post-operative experience; pre-surgery consult set-up; four nights stay at Hospital Angeles Tijuana; one night hotel stay; and airport pickup and return. All medical travel coordination is done by AHI, making the process seamless and low-stress to the medical traveler.

"The low cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico shouldn't be mistaken for lesser care than patients would receive in the U.S. All AHI procedures are the latest technology performed in state-of-the-art hospitals. We firmly believe that medical travelers don't simply choose AHI for the lower prices, but because our weight-loss surgery team is among the best, most experienced in the world," said Dr. Lopez-Corvala, Gastroenterologist Surgeon at Hospital Angeles Tijuana.

In addition to Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve procedures, AHI offers several types of bariatric surgery including Gastric Band with LAP-BAND® or Realize Band™, and Intragastric Balloon. With all of the latest procedures available, the surgeons are able to choose the right procedure for each patient to get the best lifetime results.

About Angeles Health International:
U.S. based Angeles Health International is the medical travel division of the largest private hospital family in Mexico. It treats more Americans traveling abroad for medical care than any other hospital network in the world. Angeles Health International was created specifically to serve the needs of American patients.

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