The surgery began the process but the aftercare is what made the difference in saving my daughter’s life - physically, socially and emotionally.
Snowflake, AZ (PRWEB) April 13, 2011
Fill Centers USA is pleased to announce the opening of its newest locations in Moultrie, GA; Red Bluff, CA; Ashland, KY; and two new affiliate locations in San Antonio, TX and Monroe, LA. Fluoroscopy services will be offered in Moultrie, GA; Red Bluff, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Monroe, LA. There are plans to expand into the Washington state area as well, during the upcoming months. Fill Centers USA is a one-of-a-kind national health care network, which provides gastric band aftercare to patients all across the country regardless of where surgery was performed.
Medical tourism has become a viable option for those who wish to have surgery but can’t afford the out-of-pocket health care costs in the United States. Seeking surgery outside of the United States has posed a problem for patients requiring gastric band aftercare, while those who opt to have surgery performed in the United States are faced with the possibility of surgeon relocation or retirement. Over 6,000 patients have contacted Fill Centers USA, in an effort to secure gastric band aftercare services. Fill Centers USA is still trying to reach out to those patients who lack access to gastric band aftercare services.
The lack of access to aftercare for patients who have traveled outside of the country, hits close to home for company CEO, Iris Stratton. Iris has first hand knowledge of the problematic issues facing gastric band patients. In 2003, Iris’ 17 year old daughter underwent gastric band surgery. Although the surgery itself went well, finding local aftercare became a nightmare. After several medical emergencies with the band, and no help in sight, Iris turned to a friend for help. She was able to convince her friend, a Nurse Practitioner, to become trained in the technique of gastric band adjustments and aftercare. As a result of this experience, Iris committed to do whatever it takes to help patients in the same situation. Together, with three renowned surgeons and committed employees who share her vision, Fill Centers USA has become a reality.
Today Fill Centers USA has become a recognized solution for those patients who are left without options, just like Iris and her daughter, 8 years ago. With over 40 locations nationwide, Fill Centers USA is offering aftercare resources and support to patients all across the country. Iris states, “The surgery began the process but the aftercare is what made the difference in saving my daughter’s life - physically, socially and emotionally.”
Although a necessity for some, gastric band surgery is considered an elective surgery for others. In cases where insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery, prospective patients are shopping for the best cash price. Some prefer to stay in the United States, while others opt to go outside of the country. Regardless of the choice, this paradigm has created competition amongst American and International surgeons, all vying for American patients. This offers more options for patients living in the United States. With locations all over the United States, Fill Centers USA is breaking down the obstacles to gastric band aftercare. A patient who lives in Georgia can now have surgery in Colorado, and will have access to aftercare services upon returning home. On the other hand, that same patient might opt to have surgery outside of the country, and will still have access to those same aftercare services.
In the end, Fill Centers USA has one goal, which is to offer quality aftercare services to everyone who needs it.
In an ongoing effort to provide access to aftercare services throughout the country, Fill Centers USA is continuously adding new locations. For a list of locations and more information, please visit http://www.fillcentersusa.com.