The Bariatric Surgery is also known as the weight loss surgery, and it includes procedures that are performed on obese people. These procedures help patients lose weight, recover from diabetes, and improve cardiovascular risk factors. They usually involve reducing the size of the stomach, and bypassing the small intestine.
These surgeries are among the most popular medical tourism procedures because they are usually not covered by health insurance, and there is a big gap between the cost of these surgeries in the U.S. and other more affordable countries like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. In the U.S. the average cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery ranges from $15,000 to $25,000, while in Nicaragua it costs $7,000 at a JCI accredited Hospital.