Hello Jax. I went to Mexico after 3 denials thru 3 seperate ‘weight loss supportive ‘ insurance plans.cost me $15k total out of pocket to be told no for those 3. I had surgery in MX for $3900 in 2014. My day of surgery, I was 319 lbs. I had a HW of 374 (last recalled Lose It! Data), I paid my surgeon had surgery and left. It ended up helping me lose 229 lbs (5’6″ frame) over 22 months. In the end, I became a patient coordinator in Medical Tourism. I advocate heavily for Health Reform, for Education post surgery, and feel that patient follow up in group and 1:1 support is needed. VSG data (10 years old now!)
I want to help save lives. This is a serious disease, and we ,as patients, can shake it. We need the right ppl for the job with the type of care that is showing is needed in post op.
We all (myself included) think it’s just the health benefits, in not carrying the equivalency of a Grown Man around daily. Its MORE than that. This data proves, (asmbs data on sleeve) that the severity of obesity data needs to be viewed as whole body approach of Metabolic and Endocrinology disease. We have weight advocates with #OAC (Obesity Action Coalition) that fight for reform in health care. However , if you are a patient, with a BMI greater than a 50, you may need surgery before reform is hammered out…and to know that $5k or less will help you help yourself, Is Invaluable for quality of life.