choosing a weight loss surgery procedure

Top Questions About Weight Loss Surgery with Ready4aChange

How much weight will I loose?

There are many factors that contribute to your weight loss success such as: age, diet, exercise, food intake and your own personal health history. As such, there is not one magic number that suits all clients. However, on average, you should expect to loose approximately 2 pounds per week until you achieve your goal weight.

What if I lose too much weight?

Many of our clients fear that there might be a possibility of losing too much weight, however, this is highly unlikely. For healthy individuals, your body will come to a healthy equilibrium which will even out your weight loss and help you achieve a healthy normal weight.

Do the doctors speak English? How will I communicate?

All of the bariatric surgeons Ready4aChange work with trained in the United States are are perfectly fluent in English. While it is fair to say that the support staff may not be comprised of 100% English speakers (you are in another country after all!), communication is rarely a problem for our clients.

Can my support person stay with me?

Yes! Your support person is welcome to stay with you both in the hospital and hotel, although they will be responsible for covering the costs of their own meals.

What happens after I am discharged from the hospital?

After you have been cleared to leave the hospital, your pre-arranged transportation will take you back to your hotel where you will rest comfortably. Every day, a member of the support staff will check on you to ensure that you are feeling well and healing as expected.

Do I need a passport if I’m driving across the border

YES!! The US now requires ALL US citizens to cross the border with a valid US passport, even if you will be crossing the border by car.

What should I bring with me?

It’s important to remember to travel light as you don’t want to be lugging a heavy suitcase on your return trip. Below you will find a list of some of the recommended items to pack for your stay.

  • Wheeled luggage
  • Stretchy yoga-style pants that are comfortable, especially around the waist area
  • Oversized shirts
  • Broth packets (they make a great snack on the plane home)
  • Any medications in their original labeled containers
  • If you have a high BMI, we strongly encourage you to wear support stockings on the plane ride home
  • If you use a CPAP machine, you must bring it with you.
  • Personal toiletries such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • An iPad, book, or kindle to pass the time

** Be sure to check with your cellular provider’s coverage options for Mexico to avoid any exorbitant roaming or data charges!