International HealthCare Providers Inc.

International HealthCare Providers Inc.

November 10, 2015 07:00 ET

Shortening the Line Up for Bariatric Surgeries in Canada

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2015) - International HealthCare Providers Inc. (IHP) and Bon Secours Health System are pleased to announce the development of Discover, Bon Secours' Medical Tourism program. The program was established to help Canadian patients who are currently waitlisted to have more timely access to bariatric surgery procedures and ultimately achieve their weight loss goals.

As access to timely healthcare is further threatened over national budgetary decreases, patients are finding their way to Virginia where Bon Secours Health System is operating an international bariatric surgical program designed to give Canadians what their name means, "Good Help."

Canadian patients can wait up to 4 years to obtain needed bariatric surgery in Canada. For those willing and able to take their health care into their own hands Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia offers a swift return to a quality life. Dr. Anthony Terracina, one of Virginia's most experienced bariatric surgeons, having performed more than 4,500 weight loss surgeries, and his multidisciplinary team at Mary Immaculate Hospital are pleased to offer new surgical weight loss options.

Canadians currently anchored to waitlists now have a timely, direct flight to "good help." At Bon Secours, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are the two fully supported and nationally accredited bariatric programs that actually begin from each Canadian patient's home. This "good help" remains accessible for as long as each patient needs it to get them to where their health, the scale, and their lifestyle all come together with long-term consistency. This means Canadians are able to return to their hometown, in their home province, to their families, to their jobs, and participate in a life that supports the Canadian economy.

Bon Secours supports its Canadian patients by giving them high quality, timely, and compassionate care in a great location to begin their weight loss journey. Together with International HealthCare Providers Inc., located in Windsor, ON, Bon Secours is joining the collective efforts of Canadian physicians in their quest to provide safe and timely access to healthcare excellence.

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