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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Treatments

Obesity is a universal problem. If someone is obese it means that person has too much body fat. An obese person should worry since obesity can reduce his or her life expectancy and lead to other health problems. Obesity increase the chances of getting various diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, and osteoarthritis.

Obesity is usually caused by a variety of factors such as excessive food intake, genetic susceptibility and little or no exercise. Obesity can also be caused by endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, psychiatric illness or medications. Obesity can be contained by physical exercise and dieting. But some times, if the BMI is greater than 40 kg per meter square, then Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery should be considered.

Obesity surgery can also be used to loose weight if diet and exercise programs have failed to control weight. People having conditions that don't allow fasting diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and glucose intolerance are also candidates for Bariatric surgery.

Weight loss by surgery can be achieved by using an implanted medical device to reduce the stomach size. Bariatric surgeons may also remove a part of the stomach, or reroute the small intestines to a small pouch in the stomach. This is called gastric bypass surgery.


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Chong Hua Hospital

Cebu, Philippines


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Tagalog

Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...

BNH Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

Hospital Universitario

Bogota, Colombia


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Vietnamese, Korean

JCI Accredited Hospital & Medical Tourism of Southeast Asia Samitivej is JCI accredited hospital, providing healthcare services in Thailand - recognized for its international award hospital servic...
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