Las Vegas, NV, September 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Self Paying weight loss surgery
patients across North America now have a new choice, thanks to the tie-up between Medical Tourism Corporation (MTC) and bariatric surgeon Dr Thomas W Umbach of the Blossom Bariatrics practice in Henderson, NV. Medical Tourism Corporation will help with the practice promotional activities and facilitate patient trips.
The Plano, Texas-based, MTC which has helped hundreds of people with medical treatment abroad
will facilitate weight loss surgery at the Joint Commission-accredited Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, a 286-bed acute care facility that has also been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Dr Umbach is the medical director of bariatric surgery for Valley Health Systems, which is a chain of five hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is certified by the ASMBS, and fellowship trained in advanced minimally invasive bariatric surgery at the University of Southern California. He is the only bariatric surgeon in southern Nevada with this level of training. The Consumers' Research Council of America, a research organization based in Washington, D.C., ranks Dr Umbach among America's top bariatric surgeons.
Deepak Datta, CEO of MTC, says, "We facilitate trips of several people in the USA for affordable weight loss surgery in Mexico
, but are now excited about being able to offer more options with the weight loss surgery in the USA at a 'Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence' hospital and by an extremely qualified surgeon. Not only is this an attractive option for a self paying individuals in the United States, but it is also advantageous to people from Canada, UK and countries neighbouring the USA which may have inadequate medical facilities.”
“The relationship with an eminent US medical facility is a testimony to our processes. We also invite other leading hospitals in the USA who are keen on medical tourism within & outside the USA. One smart way of better empty capacity utilization for US hospitals is to invite patients from outside their geographic area. “
Mr Datta says “The addition of a weight loss surgery center in the US to its network is just the beginning, and MTC will soon be facilitating other medical procedures as well in the US.”
Travelling for laparoscopic gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy at Las Vegas Desert Springs Hospital, Nevada, is an excellent option for those who are self funding and are unwilling to go abroad for surgery, but at the same time find bariatric surgery in their own city or state in the US as very expensive.
Travelling to Las Vegas is very convenient as it is well connected by daily domestic flights within the US and international flights from various parts of the world. Travelling patients & their accompanying guest can also add a great vacation in Vegas, complete with casinos and an active nightlife, to the health trip.
MTC has been offering obesity surgery like lap band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch abroad at low cost and MTC customers in the past have been very happy with their medical trip. They have frequently said that the level of healthcare they received at overseas hospitals has been in no way inferior to that in the US and have also talked positively of the smooth facilitation of the entire process by MTC.
The collaboration between Medical Tourism Corporation and Dr Umbach of Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center provides the best of both worlds: quality bariatric surgery at a cost-effective rate within the United States.