Losing weight can often be a frustrating experience. Even with dedicated dieting and exercise, you may not reach your ideal weight loss goals, leading to compromised health and self confidence. The Tijuana Bariatric Center offers duodenal switch surgery at a Tijuana, Mexico, hospital to help patients lose weight quickly and keep it off. Reach out today to learn how Dr. Fernando Garcia can help you lose weight in a safe and affordable way.
Duodenal switch surgery is a bariatric procedure that uses both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques to aid weight loss. To restrict weight gain, your doctor will first remove most of the stomach, reshaping the remainder into a sleeve about the size and shape of a banana. The reduction in stomach capacity allows patients to satisfy their hunger more quickly and with less food, encouraging substantial weight loss. Additionally, because only part of the stomach is removed, far fewer complications arise than with other procedures.
To boost weight loss even further, malabsorptive techniques are implemented to limit the number of calories patients absorb from the food they eat.
While much of the stomach is removed, the reshaping does not compromise functionality. Consequently, there is a much smaller chance of developing digestive issues such as dumping syndrome, ulcers, or blockages.
During duodenal switch surgery, the surgeon will rearrange the layout of the small intestine to separate the flow of food from the flow of digestive juices. This particularly restricts the fat-based calories your body absorbs during digestion. In the months after surgery, many patients report losing as much as 50 percent of excess weight.
Patients can appreciate a wide range of benefits from duodenal switch surgery, including:
However, patients should be aware that there are drawbacks to the surgery. Because stomach size is reduced, certain foods can cause excessive gas that cannot always be controlled. Additionally, patients will need to augment their diet substantially with nutrients, vitamins, and supplements to prevent poor nutrition. However, with attentive dieting and realistic expectations, you can manage these potential disadvantages.
While this surgery offers many advantages, it is not appropriate for everyone. Although there may be exceptions, Dr. Garcia typically recommends bariatric procedures for patients at or above 40 BMI (body mass index) or those who suffer from weight-related health problems, such as:
It is important to discuss all possible methods for weight loss with your surgeon before deciding on bariatric surgery.
The Tijuana Bariatric Center strives to provide excellent care at affordable prices so that every patient can feel healthy, happy, and confident. Contact the office to set up an appointment and begin to take control of your weight once and for all.