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If you are considering traveling abroad for weight loss surgery you need to know that this choice is a taking a huge risk on both your health and your finanances.

In the long run, deciding to have your weight loss surgery performed abroad can be both medically and financially disastrous.

In this guide you will learn the risks of surgeryRSWLC Abroad Banner Med copy abroad including:

  • What are the financial damages of having weight loss surgery abroad?
  • What are the health risks of medical tourism for weight loss surgery?
  • Stories of Overseas Weight Loss Surgeries Gone Wrong 

Before you decide to travel for weight loss surgery, let Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center help you weigh the pros and cons of all of your weight loss surgery options. You may be surprised to discover that the best option for your health and wallet is closer than you think!

Meet the Authors: 

riverside surgical staff domkowskiPatrick Domkowski, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Dr. Domkowski is Director of Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center and is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery. He earned his medical and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and completed his surgical internship, residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Domkowski has treated well over a 1000 bariatric patients and has a passion for helping people regain their lives lost by the disease of obesity. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and presented at both national and international surgical meetings. Dr. Domkowski has performed hundreds of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgeries at SRMC. In addition, he specializes in conversion surgeries of band to sleeves and gastric bypass revisions for weight regain.

Staff DrJasonRadeckeJason M. Radecke, MD

Dr. Radecke is a fellowship trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon. He completed his fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa under the direction of Dr. Michel Murr. Dr. Radecke obtained both his BS and MS in Biochemistry and Microbiology, respectively from Clemson University. He then went on to attend medical school at and University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Radecke went on to complete his surgical internship and residency in general surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Radecke specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and has a passion for helping people eliminate this disease and the metabolic problems it causes. Dr Radecke is also highly trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery and he utilizes it to treat many surgical diseases of the abdomen. He is a member of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.