Hospital Angeles Tijuana Announces New Lower $5,995 Price for LAP-Band(R) Weight Loss Surgery With Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala

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  • San Diego, CA (1888PressRelease) June 21, 2010 - Angeles Health International, the international patient division of Grupo Angeles hospitals announced today that adjustable gastric banding surgery will be offered to patients at $5,995, a $500 reduction. The price reflects a full service medical travel package including complimentary travel planning service and all medical fees including doctor, surgeon, hospital, pre- and post-operative testing, round-trip ground medical shuttle transportation from San Diego International airport, and free follow-up fills for one year.

    Estimates report gastric banding accounts for nearly half of all bariatric weight loss surgeries performed in North America today. Industry reports suggest that RNY gastric bypass - long considered the gold standard of obesity surgery - has dropped from more than 8 in 10 of all weight loss surgeries performed, to less than half.

    Since it was established in 2006, Hospital Angeles Tijuana emerged as an early leader in the medical tourism or medical travel industry, processing more than 6,000 international patients from Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa. The hospital has in particular drawn weight loss surgery patients who sought the popular adjustable gastric banding procedure in Mexico years before it received FDA approval in the United States.

    "What makes the Weight Loss Surgery Center at Hospital Angeles Tijuana unique is the depth of experience our bariatric team provides to the patient," said Hospital Director Paulo Yberri.

    "Most clinics and hospitals in Mexico offer only one type of bariatric procedure, attempting to position this as a 'specialization. But obesity is not a one size fits all disease, and different procedures such as the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve for example are options that should be available to all patients."

    Hospital Angeles Tijuana was the first hospital in Mexico to offer the gastric sleeve plication, a new non-invasive laparoscopic bariatric procedure for the surgical treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Unlike the adjustable gastric banding procedure, gastric sleeve plication requires no devices, restricting the stomach through the use of nonabsorbable suturing.

    Gastroenterologist surgeon Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala is one of only a handful of surgeons in North America able to perform the procedure. According to Lopez Corvala the vertical plication procedure is exciting to bariatric surgeons because it offer a number of benefits over adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

    Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala is certified by pharmaceutical giant Allergan, makers of the LAP-Band® adjustable gastric banding system. He is a member of the International Federation of Obesity Surgery as well as a member of the Council of Advanced Bariatrics. In January 2010 he was a featured speaker at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference on Extreme Bariatric Surgery and Gastric Restriction in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    "Dr. Lopez Corvala was one of the earliest surgeons performing LAP-Band® in North America," Yberri noted. " His experience plus the convenient location of the hospital so colsoe to San Diego makes it very easy for ptatients to mke the decision to have their LAP-Band® procedure abroad."

    For some patients, LAP-Band® ® surgery at Hospital Angeles Tijuana may be covered by their US insurance policy. Aetna announced in May that it has introduced a new health plan allowing members and their families to access health care in California or in the Mexican cities of Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana, through an agreement with Mexico's premiere HMO program, Sistemas Medicos Nacionales,

    About Angeles Health International Angeles Health International is the innovative international patient program for the largest private hospital network in Mexico. The Angeles Hospital network includes 22 hospitals, 1,700 beds and more than 11,000 specialists. Our state-of-the-art hospitals are full service and offer patients the latest in medical technology innovation; our surgeons have written the global protocols for advanced spinal, bariatric and opthamology procedures as well as developed devices purchased by American medical device leaders Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson.

    Hospital Angeles offers patients full English-fluent concierge services, handling everything from medical consults, appointments and records transfer, as well as travel arrangements for patients and their families in a comprehensive, affordable medical travel package. We have treated more Americans traveling abroad for medical, surgical and dental care than any other international hospital in the world.

    For more information about Angeles Health International visit .

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