Don’t Go to Mexico for Gastric Sleeve Surgery!
Mexican law prohibits lawsuits. Yes, you read that correctly. Suing a physician for malpractice is never an option just south of the border because Mexican law does not allow for the same sorts of tort (personal injury) lawsuits that are common in the U.S.
The ability to communicate with your physician may seem like a no-brainer, but it is an often overlooked aspect of traveling to Mexico or overseas to receive treatment. Language barriers can sometimes remove the ability to communicate nuanced explanations of symptoms in what amounts to already complicated medical terminology and language. Miscommunication about vital post operative care can offset any value you may achieve.
Flying after certain procedures can create complications for patients due to increased occurrences of blood clots and discomfort during long trips. Always get a second opinion of safe travel practices after ANY surgery.
4) CDC Warnings
The Center for Disease Control () has published their findings on medic tourism, citing concerns such as antibiotic resistance, unsafe injection practices, and the spread of communicable diseases like HPV and HIV due to corruption that stems from intentional oversight of certain risk factors due to the fact that the blood supply in some countries comes primarily from paid donors. For more on the CDC’s guidelines to medical tourism, visit: