Patients Credit Mexico Bariatric Team for Helping Them Achieve Weight Loss

testimonialFaced with exorbitant prices for bariatric procedures in the U.S., many Americans who are candidates for weight loss surgery have opted to become medical tourists. By traveling out of their home country, U.S. adults are able to receive cutting edge bariatric procedures, performed by Board Certified surgeons, for a fraction of the cost they would pay for the same procedures in the United States.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that obesity rates in the United States have increased significantly in recent years. With more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents currently diagnosed as obese, it comes as no surprise that bariatric weight loss surgery has grown in popularity as well.

A popular destination for Americans seeking weight loss surgery is the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, just two hours from San Diego, California. Located in the heart of Mexicali is Mexico Bariatric Team, one of the leading bariatric centers in northern Mexico. For many years, Mexico Bariatric Team has been providing affordable, world-class bariatric services and support to American, Canadian and local patients.

Patients travel from near and far to Mexico Bariatric Team, where dreams become reality and patients are given a new chance at a healthy, happy life. Olimpia Fuentes, a patient of Mexico Bariatric Team, spoke about her surgical weight loss experience in a newly developed video for the clinic. Ms. Fuentes said, “It’s been a journey. I can’t say that it’s been easy. But it’s been worth it. I’m very happy. The results have been incredible.”

Led by Dr. Juan Francisco Arellano, an experienced Bariatric Surgeon and a leader in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the medical professionals work together to help their patients achieve their weight loss goals. Dr. Arellano and his experienced staff specialize in a wide scope of bariatric procedures, including Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, Gastric Imbrication, Gastric Balloon, Duodenal Switch, Ileal Transposition and Revision Surgery.

“My goal as a surgeon is to lift the burden of obesity from my patients, in a safe, comfortable and trusted environment,” said Dr. Juan Arellano. “I have dedicated my life to helping obese patients achieve their ideal weight, so that they might go on to enjoy a long and healthy life.”

In a newly released video for Mexico Bariatric Team featuring patient success stories, former patients Gabriel and Brenda Agúndez explain their journey to Dr. Arellano and their experiences of undergoing gastric sleeve procedures.

Mr. Agúndez described how bariatric surgery changed their lives, as well as the lives of their children. Their entire experience with Mexico Bariatric Team – from the comfortable atmosphere to the affordable prices – was incomparable to any similar experience in the U.S. “We had done the research on the U.S. side and research here in Mexico, and it was easily three to four times more expensive in the U.S. to get the procedure done,” said Mr. Agúndez.

Mr. Agúndez added, “The reason we decided to do the surgery is because life before that was hard. It came to a point where we felt like we were prisoners in our own bodies. Having been in hospitals in both sides [U.S. and Mexico], I would rather be in Mexicali a million times over. The staff here is very professional.” To anyone contemplating having the surgery, Mr. Agúndez advises, “Be more afraid of the life you’re living now. And know that if you get it done, there is a new life waiting for you; a much better one. There should be no second thoughts, no doubts. Just do it.”

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Patients interested in bariatric surgery are encouraged to consider Mexico Bariatric Team. To book your medical vacation, determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery or learn more about bariatric procedures offered through Mexico Bariatric Team, call toll-free at (888) 879-4081.