Getting insurance approval for weight loss surgery can be difficult, and some patients are left to pay for their procedure out of pocket. Consequently, some patients looking to save money will resort to having their weight loss surgery in Mexico, often choosing Lap-Band surgery, which is generally the least invasive and least expensive bariatric surgery procedure.
We strongly discourage patients from traveling out of the country for bariatric surgery due to the inherent risks involved with any surgical procedure, and because of the critical role of post-operative care in a patient’s long-term weight loss success. However, Dr. Stowers recognizes that many patients choose to have surgery outside of the U.S., and he believes it is imperative that patients who undergo Lap-Band surgery or another bariatric procedure abroad still have access to the aftercare services and support they need to achieve optimal health.
If you have had weight loss surgery in Mexico or elsewhere outside the U.S., and you live near Decatur, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco or Abilene, Texas, contact Dr. Scott Stowers and the team at My Bariatric Solutions to learn how we can help you with your aftercare support, including routine Lap-Band fills, as well as nutritional and psychological counseling. You can call our office toll-free at 866.926.8205 or 940.539.9105, or email email@example.com, and one of our patient advocates will be happy to assist you.