Gastric bypass is a type of reversible weight-loss surgery that focuses on the stomach. During the procedure, your doctor will separate your stomach into two sections. The first section will be very small, whereas the second section is the rest of your natural stomach. The new, small pouch is then connected to your small intestines and functions very much the way your stomach would were it not separated. The end result of all of that is quick and rapid weight loss. Since your "new" stomach can only hold 4-6 tablespoons of food, there is a rather significant calorie deprivation and your body quickly goes into ketosis.
Unfortunately, this surgery often isn't covered on United States insurance plans. As an expensive and costly surgery, gastric bypass is often out of reach for the typical American. . . . or is it? Many countries offer gastric bypass far less expensively, squarely putting this health-increasing surgery back in the "reachable" range.
Morocco is the least expensive, starting at $7,200. In a close second is Nicaragua at $8,000. However, with both of those being third-world countries, there could be a number of concerns about the level of care you may (or may not) receive. Mexico is easily accessible, possesses a quick travel time, and has state of the art medical facilities. United States doctors will often settle in Mexico after retiring for the benefits of the sun and beach. At $10,550 dollars, having your surgery in Mexico would allow you to save %68 percent over having it stateside. India also possesses state of the art medical care, coming in a close second to Mexico.