The obesity epidemic keeps on to expand rapidly all over the world. Since 1980 worldwide obesity has almost doubled, impacting on people of all ages and lately, children under 5 years old. The statistics are alarming, and something has to be done until it is too late.
Medical Tourism is an excellent option for those who want fast access to affordable and high quality bariatric surgery. Traveling to another country for medical care has proved to be more advantageous than having surgery in the home country. There are plenty of countries which have invested in the development of healthcare infrastructure, that many times it is hard to make a difference in quality between highly industrialized countries such as the US or Canada, and emerging markets such as India, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico or South Korea.