Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure used to decrease the size of the stomach to help those who are significantly overweight achieve a healthy weight and improved quality of life. If you are significantly overweight and have been unable to manage your weight with diet and exercise, gastric bypass surgery may be right for you. During patient consultations, Drs. Fernando Garcia and David Vazquez identify gastric bypass surgery candidates. Contact our Tijuana, BC offices to receive your personalized consultation.
Gastric bypass surgery is used to surgically reduce the size of the stomach, helping to prevent those who struggle with their weight from eating as much as they are used to. Decreasing the size of the stomach allows patients to feel satiated with less food. During gastric bypass surgery, part of the digestive system is re-routed to reduce the amount of food absorbed by the body. By re-routing the digestive system and reducing the size of the stomach, patients can lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
If being significantly overweight impacts your quality of life and health, gastric bypass surgery may help. Although gastric bypass can help patients achieve their weight loss goals, it is not intended for those wishing to lose a few extra pounds. Ideal candidates for gastric bypass surgery include those who:
Gastric bypass surgery can have life changing results, allowing patients to enjoy improved health, confidence, and mobility. Gastric bypass surgery offers many possible benefits to those who undergo this procedure, such as:
It's important to be aware of the potential risks of gastric bypass surgery and to speak to your doctor about whether or not this treatment is right for you. Some potential risks of gastric bypass surgery include:
Gastric bypass can help those who are significantly overweight achieve a healthy BMI and improve their quality of life. To find out if you're a candidate for gastric bypass surgery, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at Tijuana Bariatric Center.