Gastric Plication Surgery, the hottest option in bariatric surgery segment, is now being offered in Mexico.
Mexico has emerged as a preferred location for medical tourism due to availability of high-quality medical care at an affordable cost. Its proximity to the United States and the relatively low travel costs are added advantages for US and Canadian citizens, who are looking to get procedures like Gastric Plication abroad.
Gastric Plication is yet to be approved by the FDA (Food and drug Administration, USA) and is conducted at a very few places in USA.
Gastric Sleeve Plication, also referred to as Gastric Imbrications or Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication, is based on the principle of Vertical Sleeve Surgery. It is a restrictive technique. The advantage of this surgery is that it creates restriction in food intake without the use of any foreign implants and without removal of any stomach tissues.
Cost of Gastric Plication in Mexico
Gastric Sleeve Plication costs around US $ 4999 to $ 5500 in Mexico.
Gastric Plication: Mexico versus USA
The estimated cost of the surgery in USA is comparable to that of Gastric Sleeve Surgery .
The cost of this surgery in Mexico can be 60 to 75% less than that in the US. Additionally, Mexico surgeons may have more experience as they have been doing this surgery on a more regular basis. It is still experimental in the US and not many surgeons have the approval to perform this procedure.
Packages of Gastric Plication in Mexico
The packages of Gastric Plication Surgery in mexico includes the below mentioned facilities.
Gastric Sleeve Plication requires a 1-2-day hospital stay. The patient may be required to stay in Mexico for 1 to 3 days for follow-up care.
Gastric Plication Procedure:
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Plication:
In addition to USA and Mexico, Medical Tourism Corporation also offers Gastric Sleeve Plication in India