Mexico is a thriving medical tourism destination, thanks to its quality health care services. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is only a fraction of that in the first world countries. In addition to this, the advantage of reduced travel hours, thanks to its proximity to the US and Canada, makes Mexico a viable option for many weight loss surgery seekers.
Here is the testimonial of Pam Matthews from Vancouver, Canada sharing her experience of engaging the services of Medical Tourism Co. for undertaking a hassle-free medical trip to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery:
“My MTC case manager was very quick to respond to emails and very personable. When I was researching a hospital that I was considering for surgery, the Medical Tourism website popped up. The website was very user friendly. I inquired about a quote and information. Immediately I received an email and within a half an hour, maybe even less, had a call from Christine who would become my case manager. She was very informative and pleasant to deal with. My sister and I would be traveling and having the same surgery. Christine was able to facilitate both our trips and procedures. The whole process was extremely smooth. I appreciated Medical Tourism’s information about my procedure both on the website as well as in the packages Christine sent via email. When I had more questions and wanted a little more information, Christine was the one who research and found what I was looking for. Medical Tourism specializes in doing the work for you. I felt they were unbiased as they work with many doctors in many countries so really you choose what feels comfortable to you. The hospital I had chosen I knew other people who were patients. Once the procedure was booked I began to work directly with the hospital facilitator. However, Medical Tourism was still available as support for me and my sister as well as contacting us for follow up. I would definitely recommend working with Medical Tourism.”
Lori from Sacramento, CA, also opted for gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico. Here is what she has to say:
“Hazel was professional and responsive, and very warm and caring. This experience was life-changing for me! I have gotten to my goal weight in 10 months, almost all of what I lost was in the first few months, but after almost one year, I am happier than I have ever been! I talked to my mother who had had a gastric sleeve in Mexico two years before, and she recommended Medical Tourism in Mexico very enthusiastically.
“I was not nervous because I knew what to expect from my Mother’s experience, and once I met the doctors, I was very comfortable. They were very knowledgeable, and I followed all their instructions, and I had no complications. My mother went with me, and she said she really liked this hospital and the house we stayed in afterwards better than where she had her surgery. I had no problems communicating with the staff, so don’t worry about that – everyone was so happy to help and talk with me. And they took good care of my mother while I was in surgery too. A lady that was scheduled for surgery right after me decided to have the gastric sleeve instead of the lap band after she talked with, and took a look at how thin my mother has become.
“I am so happy I had the sleeve – glad to not have any foreign object in my body, and I am also glad that I could go about my life normally after I got home – no more appointments, and minimum discomfort. I felt normal again after two weeks or so, but I was up and around after a few days. After almost a year, if I had to do this again, I would not hesitate – in fact, I would have done it sooner! Thanks to everyone!”
Diane Bergeron of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, shares her experience of undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.
“In December 2009 I contact Medical Tourism Corporation on their web site to get more details in regards to the services they provide. Sheila Komito called me back very quickly. Actually, of all the people I contacted for information, she was the one who replied the fastest. She listened well and sent me the requested information in no time at all. She followed up without pressuring me because she knew that I wasn’t yet ready to commit. It took me six months to get back to her with a firm request for a surgery date. Actually, I changed my mind three times due to flight schedule and she adapted to my needs and was able to get me what I requested without a complain. I admire her professionalism and I thank her for her patience during this long process. Now she is helping me with the stress brought on by the need to change all my life style. She is there for me and I appreciate it a lot.
“During the six months prior to my commitment I searched all over the web and found quite a few very interesting places where I considered going. Two criteria influenced my choice: price and the surgeon’s qualifications and experience. I had very little money yet I was not ready to settle for a surgeon that was just coming out of medical school. I wanted a young yet experienced surgeon versus an old and shaky one. I wanted someone with enough experience so that he would be learning his skills on me.
“Sheila recommended a Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. I read all I found about the doctor before I made up my mind. I compared his medical degrees and his experience as a bariatric surgeon with others that were charging twice and three times the price to find out that he seemed as qualified and had as much experience as they did. So, I chose [the doctor and the hospital in Tijuana, Mexico]. I had a gastric sleeve done. I am very satisfied of my choice. I was very well prepared and not afraid of the surgery yet I was afraid of the anesthesia. When I laid on the operating table I spoke with the anesthetist.
He asked me about my concerns and reassured me. I fell asleep in no time and woke up in my bed as if I had just slept peacefully during the whole night. I didn’t have pain. I did have gazes as [the doctor] told me I would. They brought discomfort but nothing to complain about. I was amazed. The service that the Hospital and its staff provided was absolutely impeccable. I was greeted and taken care of like a family member. I even had to stay an extra day at the recovery home because my flight was delayed. I was welcomed with opened arms and a great smile… no extra cost. I don’t want to name anyone for fear of forgetting someone but let me tell you that I have been pampered and cared for in the best way possible.
“I should mention that I did wonder why the cost at [this hospital] was lower than anywhere else. I was afraid that the professional services would be lacking. The truth is far from that. The professional services were fantastic. I could not have been more satisfied. I believe that [ the ] owner of the clinic and the recovery home knows what is important and what isn’t. The clinic and the recovery home are not luxurious yet they have everything one needs for security, for comfort and for healing in abundance. The atmosphere created made me feel cared for and safe at all times. The caretakers, doctors, nurses, aids, drivers etc. spare no effort around the clock. They are very hard workers. They never complain even if the patients are sometimes very demanding. They go beyond their duties to please and accommodate everyone at all times. By the way, everything is very clean.
“I will go back there for plastic surgery when the time comes.
“Congratulations and thank you very much for all you have done for me.”
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