They went in for a stomach reduction. They lost a lot more.
(Headline Health) Sure, it’s tempting to try to save up to $24,000 by traveling to another country for surgery. But the reason for the hefty ‘discount’ may not be what you think; four Americans who went to Mexico to save money on surgery returned home to find that their organs had been harvested.
US patients missing kidneys after surgery in Mexico
(Tal Polon, Arutz Sheva) At least four medical tourists from the US who traveled to Mexico for “bariatric surgery” have returned without kidneys, Yeshiva World News reported.
Bariatric surgery is any number of medical procedures which shrink or reconfigure the stomach for purposes of weight loss.
According the report, the victims reported not feeling well upon returning to their homes in the New York area, after which it was found that their kidneys had been stolen from them.
Mexico has become a popular destination for US residents seeking bariatric surgery, due to the lower cost of the surgery in Mexico and the fact that US insurance companies are not always ready to cover the procedure in the US.
According to Yeshiva World News, bariatric surgery in the US costs on average between $10,800 and $35,000.
In contrast, the surgery in Mexico costs on average between $3,000 and $11,000. Displayed with permission from Arutz Sheva via Repubhub.