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Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana Mexico $4499 USD

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Gastric Bypass Surgery – Tijuana Mexico


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In gastric bypass surgery a large section of the stomach is stapled leaving a small pouch. Next, a section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass the lower stomach and much of the small intestine. The small pouch can accommodate only a few ounces of food at a time, and fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed due to bypassing the stomach and intestine. Thus patients eat less, absorb fewer calories and lose weight. Gastric bypass is typically reserved for patients who are more than 100 pounds overweight.

The most common gastric bypass surgery is a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum).

This procedure can be done by making a large incision in the abdomen (an open procedure) or by making a small incision and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery (laparoscopic approach).

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

  • Extensively studied and most frequently performed weight loss surgery in the U.S
  • Restrictive and malabsorptive components to the procedure
  • Complex procedure affecting multiple areas of the abdomen
  • Lower stomach remains healthy and intact
  • Less tolerance for foods high in sugar and fat
  • Requires long term vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Does not require the implantation of a foreign device
  • Initial and sustained weight loss ranging from 60% to 75% of excess body weight
  • Not reversible

Why consider the Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass Surgery RNY is a powerful tool to help you lose excess weight and reduce life threatening weight related health problems, such as.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Infertility

Gastric bypass surgery is usually done only after you’ve tried many diets and exercise.

Do I qualify for the Gastric Bypass Procedure?

The following are some of the key factors to be a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery:

  • Body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher
  • BMI is 35 to 39.9  type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea etc.

Gastric bypass is not for everyone. You will need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for the gastric bypass surgery.

Permanent changes will need to be done to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Gastric Bypass Risks

As with any major surgery risks are involved. Here are some of the most common risk factors.

Risks associated with the surgical procedure are similar to any abdominal surgery and can include:

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

Long term risks are:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Malnutrition
  • Stomach perforation
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting


Surgery Day:

Before you go to the operating room, you’ll meet both doctors and nurses, you will be able to ask the doctor many questions, then you will be ready to go in to surgery.

During Gastric Bypass Surgery

The specifics of your gastric bypass depend on your individual situation and the doctor’s practices. Some surgeries are done with traditional large (open) incisions in your abdomen. However, most are performed laparoscopically, which involves inserting instruments through multiple small incisions in the abdomen.

After making the incisions with the open or laparoscopic technique, the surgeon cuts across the top of your stomach, sealing it off from the rest of your stomach. The resulting pouch is about the size of a walnut and can hold only about an ounce of food. Normally, your stomach can hold about 3 pints of food.

Then, the surgeon cuts the small intestine and sews part of it directly onto the pouch. Food then goes into this small pouch of stomach and then directly into the small intestine sewn to it. Food bypasses most of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine, and instead enters directly into the middle part of your small intestine.

Surgery usually takes a few hours. After surgery, you awaken in a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications.

After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Immediately after gastric bypass surgery, you may have liquids but no solid food as your stomach and intestines begin to heal. You’ll then follow a special diet plan that changes slowly from liquids to pureed foods. After that, you can eat soft foods, then move on to firmer foods as your body is able to tolerate them.

You may have many restrictions or limits on how much and what you can eat and drink. Your doctor will recommend you take vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery, including a multivitamin with iron, calcium and vitamin B-12.

You’ll also have frequent medical checkups to monitor your health in the first several months after weight-loss surgery. You may need laboratory testing, bloodwork and various exams.

You may experience changes as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss in the first three to six months after gastric bypass, including:

  • Body aches
  • Feeling tired, as if you have the flu
  • Feeling cold
  • Dry skin
  • Hair thinning and hair loss
  • Mood changes

Gastric Bypass Expected Results

Gastric bypass can provide long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose 60 percent, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weight loss, gastric bypass may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Infertility

Gastric bypass can also improve your ability to perform routine daily activities, which could help improve your quality of life.