What Should You Know About Surgical Tourism?
You’ve done the hard part: you’ve made the commitment to lose the weight with the help of metabolic surgery. The research is clear, metabolic surgery can help you lose a significant amount of weight and drastically improve your health and overall well-being. Ideally, your insurance would cover all (or at least most) of the costs and you can have the surgery performed at a local clinic where you can be assisted by your family and friends.
Unfortunately, you may find your weight loss goals stymied by a less-than-ideal reality. Too many insurance companies continue to deny coverage of this life-altering surgery, but the out-of-pocket cost of the procedure at your local clinic is prohibitively expensive. “Surgical tourism”—traveling in order to undergo a surgical procedure—can be a cost-effective and viable alternative to the high costs of a local clinic. But choosing this path requires extensive research and, especially if you are considering travel overseas, extreme caution.
What should you know about surgical tourism?
1. Traveling outside the United States for surgery is always risky and could jeopardize your weight loss goals as well as your health.
2. Cost-effective options for weight loss surgery are available right here in the United States.
Dr. Wiljon Beltre, Board certified surgeon at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Altamonte Springs, Florida (right next door to Orlando) wants to be sure that you understand the benefits of having your procedure performed by a qualified surgeon in the United States, as well as the risks of traveling overseas to have the procedure done. We can help further your research by answering some basic yet critical questions, such as:
- Is ths Cheaper Option the Better Option?
- Is Surgical Tourism Abroad Safe?
- Why Choose Surgery in Orlando?
At his accredited surgical facility at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, Dr. Beltre offers the self-pay sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), a highly-effective, safe, and affordable weight loss surgery that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. He offers this surgery as part of a comprehensive weight loss program designed to help you lose the weight you want, and keep it off! Our well-established procedures help make the entire process as easy and smooth as possible, and while our clear before- and after- guidelines will safeguard your physical health and emotional wellbeing throughout your weight loss journey.
Contact the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery
Board certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre at the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Altamonte Springs, Florida (neighboring Orlando, FL) has made it his life’s passion to help individuals like you achieve their weight loss goals safely and successfully. Whether you have come from central Florida or traveled half-way—or even all the way—across the country, our goal is offer a weight loss surgery option that is as safe, as effective, and as affordable as we can possibly make it.
Significant, long-term, successful weight loss is not easy. Even with the help of metabolic surgery, losing the weight and keeping it off requires a life-long commitment to serious lifestyle changes and hard work. But with the help of Dr. Beltre and our dedicated team of caring, experienced specialists, success is possible!
If you believe a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, and would like to learn more about the benefits of surgical tourism to sunny Altamonte Springs, Florida, we encourage you to contact our office to start the process today! Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to schedule a phone or video consultation with Dr. Beltre.