Being overweight can increase your risk of health issues such as sleep apnea and diabetes. Obesity can also make daily tasks more difficult.
A gastric bypass in Tijuana, Mexico, can help you lose weight by restricting how much you eat and how you process food.
What makes a gastric bypass an effective method of weight loss?
How does gastric bypass surgery change your stomach?
But will the results last?
When is gastric bypass surgery recommended?
Is bariatric surgery in Mexico safe?
Tijuana Bariatrics' discounted treatments do not compromise the level of care in any way and doctors are held to the same standards as those in the United States. The carefully chosen surgeons have successfully completed thousands of bariatric procedures and are committed to patients' health and satisfaction throughout treatment.
The minimally invasive techniques performed at Tijuana Bariatrics require only a short hospital stay, and the recovery is much quicker than the time required for traditional surgery. The hospital features advanced technology for your safety. In fact, the facility's infection rate is currently 0%.
What happens during the procedure?
After surgery, it is imperative that you follow recovery guidelines...
Typically, patients who undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery can return to normal activities after about three to five weeks. However, certain factors can affect the length of your recovery, such as your age and the state of your overall health. The most important factor in your progress is your compliance with the recommended guidelines which include:
What can the results look like?
Dr. Paola Velazco underwent gastric bypass surgery to achieve her weight loss goals.
*Disclaimer: results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual.
Is it easy to maintain the results after gastric bypass surgery?
After gastric bypass surgery, many patients achieve significant weight loss.* To maintain your results, you will need to remain committed to several important lifestyle changes, including:
If you find that you are struggling to stay committed to these changes, it is recommended that you seek help from a support group or your doctor.
Consider medical tourism for your gastric bypass surgery...
"This place was amazing. The care was first rate. The coordinators were so kind. I changed my mind a ton of times and they were so patient with me. I'm so happy I had my procedure and I'm so happy I used Tijuana Bariatric Center. THANK YOU."
- Lori Ann B.
Wondering how much this bariatric surgery will cost you?
Gastric bypass surgery often costs more than $30,000 in the United States. This price tag is simply too high for many patients who could benefit from the procedure. Medical tourism offers patients an opportunity to receive bariatric surgery at a fraction of the cost.
Tijuana Bariatric Center coordinates care with highly experienced doctors, and treatment starts at just $6,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The price of gastric bypass surgery at Tijuana Bariatrics includes more than just your medical procedure. It also covers:
It is important to note that an additional pre-operative fee may be required for revision surgery. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 49 might also be subject to additional charges.
Mini gastric bypass surgery is still considered to be experimental to an extent due to the lack of studies and widespread training in the technique. As such, many insurance companies will not cover the procedure. However, since mini gastric bypass surgery is a shorter and less invasive procedure, it is typically less costly than the traditional surgery. As medical tourism provides overall cost savings, patients who choose to undergo treatment coordinated by Tijuana Bariatric Center can expect to spend significantly less on either procedure.
Tijuana Bariatric Center offers several types of financing to make treatment more affordable on any budget. Your options include Medical Financing Solutions, Medicard, and Citerra Finance. In addition to covering the cost of your surgery, Citerra Finance also finances travel expenses and additional spending money for your stay in Tijuana. The only cost that is not included in your package is airfare. Tijuana Bariatrics is part of a select group of companies that provide medical tourism insurance. This type of policy offers coverage for up to $5,000 for additional expenses in the case of an unforeseen event.
In recent years, mini gastric bypass surgery has grown in popularity. This trend can largely be attributed to the procedure's reputation for offering a shorter operation time, reduced cost, and lower risk of complications while still providing outstanding weight loss results.* This has led many patients to consider the differences between mini vs. traditional gastric bypass surgery when choosing which procedure will best help them achieve their goals. However, not every patient is suited for this alternative to traditional gastric bypass. Medical tourism patients who travel to Tijuana, Mexico, and plan their bariatric surgery through the Tijuana Bariatric Center network can benefit from the extensive knowledge, years of surgical practice, and guidance provided by qualified professionals.
Mini gastric bypass has been found to offer a shorter operation time, reduced cost, and lower risk of complications while still providing outstanding weight loss results.
Mini gastric bypass and traditional gastric bypass are very similar in that they are designed to create two pouches within the stomach. Both surgeries are also restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning that they reduce the amount of food you can consume as well as the number of calories absorbed by the body. Additionally, it has been found that both versions of the bypass procedure have yielded significant weight loss results and similar health benefits.*
There are several factors that directly lower the risk of complications for mini gastric bypass patients including:
Despite these reduced risks during surgery, the procedure may be more likely to cause a number of post-surgical complications for those with certain conditions. However, the experienced doctors working with the Tijuana Bariatric Center network are diligent about reviewing medical history to ensure that you are recommended for the most appropriate procedure.
Patients with conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or a hiatus hernia may not be well suited for mini gastric bypass surgery due to a potentially greater risk of bile reflux. However, gastric bypass surgery is often highly recommended for these patients.
While both types of bypass surgery may be revised or reversed, treatment for a patient who has undergone mini gastric bypass can be performed more easily. This can be especially beneficial for patients who are experiencing complications or are unhappy with their results.
By undergoing your weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will receive unparalleled care:
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