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Reclaim Your Health with Gastric Bypass Surgery

For severely overweight patients who have struggled to shed pounds with diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery can be positively life-changing. Tijuana Bariatric Center offers safe and affordable gastric bypass surgery at a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. As one of the most common and successful types of bariatric procedures in the world, gastric bypass is a tried-and-true tool in weight loss treatment. Many patients report losing as much as 10 to 20 pounds a month until they reach their treatment goals or a year after their surgery.

The Tijuana Bariatric Center can provide an economical way to help you achieve your weight loss goals. For more information about the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery, reach out to the office today.

Gastric Bypass Surgery: An Overview

Traditional gastric bypass is so effective because it combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques. To restrict the amount of food patients can consume during a single sitting, the stomach is divided into two parts: a small upper pouch and a large lower portion. Stomach capacity is reduced from three pints to around one cup, which allows patients to satisfy their hunger with much less food.

Normal stomach and stomach after gastric bypass surgery

The surgery further encourages weight loss by rerouting the digestive tract so that the smaller, upper pouch connects directly to a lower portion of the small intestine. This malabsorptive technique allows food to bypass most of the small intestine, which speeds up digestion and limits the amount of calories absorbed during a meal. As a result, patients typically experience substantial weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric Bypass

Tijuana Bariatric Center works with a network of doctors who provide safe, effective gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity. Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that can reduce food intake while also controlling the absorption of calories. It is important that patients understand the expectations, potential complications, and recovery process.

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Candidates for the Procedure

Gastric bypass surgery is generally recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 36 who have not been able to lose weight or improve their health with diet and exercise alone. If you suffer from a life-threatening, weight-related health issue, such as high blood pressure, severe sleep apnea, or type 2 diabetes, this procedure can also help to improve your health.

A successful gastric bypass surgery can have an enormous impact on a patient’s life. Many patients lose as much as 60 to 70 percent of excess weight, with a considerably lower risk of complication than other weight loss surgeries offer.

It is important to keep in mind that being severely overweight is not enough to require a gastric bypass. Patients interested in the surgery should discuss all possible options with their doctor to ensure that it is the right course of action.

Benefits and Results

Successful gastric bypass surgery can have an enormous impact on your life. Many patients lose as much as 60 to 70 percent of their excess weight, with a considerably lower risk of complications than other weight loss procedures.

Gastric bypass procedures have been shown to alleviate many health problems and their long-term effects, as well. Some of the most common include:

  • Hypertension (in 70 percent of patients)
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hyperlipidemia (in 70 percent of patients)
  • Lower back or joint pain

Losing weight can greatly improve a person’s overall quality of life, easing their ability to perform daily activities and boosting their overall confidence. 

Contact the Office Today

Tijuana Bariatric Center can guide you through the process of choosing the most appropriate treatment. Depending on your needs and lifestyle, you can weigh the benefits of gastric bypass vs. mini gastric bypass and more. Contact the practice today to take the first step towards learning more. 

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