U.S. rules on bariatric surgery lead some to Mexico
Denver Post/Chicago Tribune, July 23, 2008
A growing number of Americans are leaving the country for weight-loss surgery. They leave not just because it's cheaper, but because U.S. standards governing the surgery mean that for tens of thousands of overweight men and women, the procedure is not available in the United States. Most return home healthy and on their way to significant weight loss, but some experience serious complications.