New article on Medscape (a medical literature website for health care providers) discussing the benefits of bariatric surgery. In this article they cite a surgery cost of at least $30,000 which is out of reach for many of the people who need it; as morbid obesity and related complications push up health care costs for individuals.
I’ve posted the link for you to read it for yourself:
this website does require registration, (which I think is free.)
But as my readers know, there are more cost-effective alternatives, as mentioned in the entire chapter devoted to bariatric surgery in Cartagena.
As readers know, in that chapter, I introduce you to one of Latin America’s most famous surgeons, Dr. Holguin, a former trauma surgeon at Maryland’s Shock Trauma hospital in Baltimore, MY in addition to several other excellent surgeons. Most North Americans don’t know it but Cartagena is fast gaining a reputation for excellence in bariatric surgery, and is becoming a destination of choice for gastric bypass, lap-band, sleeve resection and other bariatric surgery procedures.