The number of US bariatric patients from 1998 to 2004 rose by over 804 percent, which brings an enormous opportunity for more patients having this treatment done abroad at much more affordable prices.
Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
myMEDHoliday.com, the web’s leading source of medical tourism information, adds Bariatric Surgery Centers to be listed online as a new category for Healthcare Providers with 10 specialist clinics in U.S., Singapore, India, and Greece. Bariatric Surgery or weight-loss surgery includes a number of surgery options for patients suffering from extreme obesity including gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding (lap-band), and sleeve gastrectomy.
With rising medical costs in high-income countries and the ever increasing number of international visitors traveling abroad every year for medical services and treatment, people seeking weight-loss surgery are considering options abroad as cheaper alternatives to getting surgery at home. Obesity is a serious public health issue with the World Health Organization (WHO) attributing overweight and obesity as the fifth leading risk for deaths globally. Raised Body Mass Index (BMI) is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some cancers.
“The number of US bariatric patients from 1998 to 2004 rose by over 804 percent, which brings an enormous opportunity for more patients having this treatment done abroad at much more affordable prices. Additionally, the treatment is generally followed with several cosmetic surgery procedures to rebuild the body after extreme weight loss, making the overall cost savings huge and making medical tourism such a great option, says Jidapa Julakasilp, myMEDHoliday's Co-founder and Managing Director.
Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. However, as is the case with all surgical procedures, different procedures involve different risks for different people. myMEDHoliday.com seeks to provide a comprehensive listing of Bariatric Surgery Clinics to help patients considering weight loss surgery make more informed decisions when seeking medical services abroad.
You can find the list of medical providers under Bariatric Surgery Centers on the website or by clicking this link: http://www.mymedholiday.com/providers/172/bariatric-surgery-centers
About The Company:
myMEDholiday.com is a comprehensive Medical Tourism portal and ratings site with offices in San Francisco, CA and Bangkok, Thailand. They provide direct access to detailed information about top medical and healthcare facilities around the world, giving patients the tools to locate, compare and contact medical travel or medical tourism providers quickly and conveniently. Their management team has over 15 years of experience in online travel and internet marketing, and has implemented a wide range of successful websites and e-marketing campaigns. Their aim is to work on behalf of patients and give them the best information available to make the right choices, while helping them find a safe, effective and cost-saving solution for their health and medical needs.
To learn more, please visit http://www.mymedholiday.com.