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Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana

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? 

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Change Your Life

Undergoing gastric bypass weight loss surgery is a life-changing event. Patients who select this surgery at one of our accredited medical facilities in Tijuana, Mexico experience substantial weight loss, with many reporting losing as much as 10 to 20 pounds per month during the first year after bariatric surgery. You can lose about 60 to 70 percent of your excess weight.

Gastric bypass procedures, also known as Roux-en-Y, are a trusted metabolic and bariatric surgical solution. As one of the most common and successful types of bariatric procedures globally, gastric bypass (or gastroplasty) is the gold standard in weight loss treatment. Gastric bypass has a considerably lower risk of post-op complications than other weight loss procedures.

Bariatric surgery patients undergoing gastric bypass experience a reduced risk or sometimes even eliminate serious health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. It can also help lessen the severity of the long-term effects of obesity and co-morbid health issues.

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.

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.

How does gastric bypass surgery change your stomach and intestines?

How Long Does Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico Take?

 

This bariatric procedure typically takes about an hour-and-a-half for your surgeon to perform. First, you will receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Your surgeon will create four to six incisions in your abdomen and insert the laparoscope to guide the surgery. After making the incisions, the surgeon cuts across the top of the stomach, sealing it off from the rest. Once accomplished, the surgeon then cuts the small intestine and sews part of it directly onto the small pouch. After surgery, you will wake up in the recovery room, where the hospital staff will monitor you for complications.

Requirements and Qualifications for Gastric Bypass

Prospective patients should keep in mind that being severely overweight is not enough to warrant weight loss surgery. Patients interested in the procedure should discuss all possible options first 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.

Consider Non-Invasive Options

Gastric bypass is usually performed on patients who have unsuccessfully tried to lose weight repeatedly through diet and exercise. Bariatric surgeons commonly recommend it for morbidly obese patients with a BMI of 40 or higher. However, we often perform gastric bypass on patients with a BMI of 35 or more with any accompanying health condition like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, cardiovascular disease or other serious issues. Some super obese patients may need to lose weight on a pre-approved, pre-op diet supervised by Tijuana Bariatric Center nutritionists.

Complications and Side Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery

As gastric bypass is one of the more invasive bariatric surgeries, patients can experience more complications. Both short-term and long-term problems are possible; however, gastric bypass is rarely fatal. Short-term risks include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system

Long-term risks and complications can include:

  • Dumping syndrome
  • Hernias
  • Low blood sugar
  • Malnutrition
  • Stomach perforation
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting

Planning for Your Recovery

But will the results last?

Many Patients Achieve Their Goals

with Gastric Bypass Surgery

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What can the results look like?

Dramatic Results

Are Possible*

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Is it easy to maintain the results after gastric bypass surgery?

Important Considerations

for Maintaining Your Results

  • Become more active
  • Implement a workout regimen
  • Eat smaller portioned meals frequently instead of large meals

Gastric Bypass Improves Quality of Life

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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Author: Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Garcia is a highly qualified surgeon, and has more than eight years of bariatric treatment experience and two decades in the medical field. His experience (10,000+ procedures) helps him work with all patients including those with a BMI of 80 or higher to improve their quality of life.

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