Hi there..I just jumped on this research train a little over three weeks ago. I want to gift my daughter a sleeve surgery, and help her become the person she has always felt she is..on the inside. Our insurance covers bariatric surgery, however I have the consumer driven high deductible plan..so surgery would be $7800 plus hospital fees. One of my friends had surgery in Mexico and pointed me in this direction. Cost was a factor, but time more so. We have to be on a six month plan, being followed by primary care, etc. I thought I found so many great options..until I started reading more and more about how scandalous these dr's, facilitators etc are. So..here I am..someone shared this link with me..and I'm researching still. My daughter is 18, amazing and really wants this surgery!