Our gallbladder is a small, tear-drop shaped organ located under your liver (see Figure 1). Its main function is to store bile. Bile is a substance that is made in the liver and helps your body digest fats. Your gallbladder releases bile when food, especially fatty food, enters the digestive tract. A cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is done when the gallbladder becomes infected or when gallstones are present, causing symptoms. More than 500,000 Americans undergo gallbladder surgery each year. Once the organ is removed, the main bile duct takes over the function of the gallbladder by carrying more bile from the liver during digestion.
Below is a typical itinerary for someone getting the Cholecystectomy with our surgeons:
Gallbladder Removal Abroad
Choosing to undergo Cholecystectomy with our Gastroenterologist surgeons has several advantages:
A Cholecystectomy can cost as much as $25,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Cholecystectomy is safe and easy and our surgery packages start at $3,490 USD, saving you up to 85% on the total cost of treatment with minimum to no wait time.
Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Cholecystectomy is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.
The Cholecystectomy Procedure
Doctors can remove your gallbladder in two ways, and your recovery depends on which they choose:
Recovering from Cholecystectomy
Our Gastroenterologist Surgeons
Our network of Gastroenterologist surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Our Gastroenterologist surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our Gastrointestinal surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.
Our Medical Tourism Gastroenterology Surgery Packages
For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for Gastroenterology procedures that include the following: