Mexico Bariatric Center® is the number one provider of laparoscopic and endoscopic weight loss surgery in Mexico. The procedures MBC offers range from low complexity, like gastric sleeve, to highly complex, like duodenal switch.

To outline the statistics of Mexico Bariatric Center’s® medical team, we will be going over our complication rates†: leak rates, success rates, and death rates. We have spent time gathering this data to show our success and safety to both past patients and future patients.

2022 Bariatric Surgery Complication and Death Rate

2017 – 2022 Complication Rates Reported

The data presented was systematically collected by our medical staff to analyze medical performance and compare the association between bariatric surgery volume against intraoperative and postoperative outcomes.

To outline the overall efficacy of Mexico Bariatric Center’s medical team, we analyzed the short-term and long-term surgical after-effects throughout 2021, including leakage, bleeding, infection, blockage, and mortality. We have gathered this data to showcase how our extensive safety measures and advanced clinical techniques correlate to the success and safety of bariatric patients.

Complication Rate by Surgeon 2017-2022

In this study, we looked at each surgeon’s complications reported between Jan 1, 2022, thru Dec 31, 2022. Mexico Bariatric Center reported a 0.35% complication rate. Resulting in a 99.65% success rate.

Mexico Bariatric Center Surgeon Complication Rate 2017-2022
Surgeon202220212020201920182017
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela0%0%0%0%0.06%0.22%
Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez0.08%0.17%0.47%0.10%0%0.41%
Dr. Miguel Montalvo0.18%0.11%0.90%0%0%0%
Dr. Jesus Ceja0%0%0%0%0%0%
Dr. Ismael Cabrera0%0%0%0.10%0%0.60%
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna0%0%0%0%0%0%
Dr. Christian Rodriguez0%0.99%0.05%0.20%0.02%0.81%
Overall0.07%0.14%0.28%0.40%0.08%0.63%

Complication Rate by Procedure 2017-2022

Any post-operative patient who experienced difficulties will be shown under the complication rate by each procedure.

Surgery202220212020201920182017
Gastric Sleeve0.09%0.13%0.31%0.20%0%0.43%
RNY Gastric Bypass0%0.50%0.63%0.20%0.02%0.20%
Mini Gastric Bypass0%0%0%0%0.06%0%
Duodenal Switch0%0%0%0%0%0%
Revision: Sleeve to Bypass0%0%0%0%0%0%
Gastric Balloon0%0%0%0%0%0%
Overall0.07%0.14%0.28%0.40%0.08%0.63%

Rate by Complication 2017-2022

This ranges from the mildest complications to more serious complications. Out of all the complications, here is the overall percentage based on the number of surgeries performed each year.

Type of Complication202220212020201920182017
Leak0.02%0%0.05%0.20%0%0.10%
Obstruction/Blockage0%0%0.05%0.10%0%0.10%
Bleeding (Gastric Sleeve)0.05%0.10%0%0.10%0.02%0.33%
Bleeding (Gastric Bypass)0%0%0%0%0%0.10%
Blood Clots0%0.02%0.09%0%0.06%0%
Infection0%0.02%0.05%0%0%0%
Perforation of stomach or intestines0%0%0.04%0%0%0%
Overall0.07%0.14%0.28%0.40%0.08%0.63%

List of Bariatric Complications

Leakage: Leakage can occur from technical, mechanical, or ischemic issues after surgery when fluid leaks out of the staple line.[1] 40% of all complications are short-term leak problems. These are almost always fixed before the patients leave the hospital during post-op testing.

Obstruction/Blockage: Obstruction occurs when food, bile, or liquids passing through the small intestine get blocked from passage. The blood supply to the small intestine decreases.

Bleeding: Internal bleeding is bleeding inside the body and can occur in tissues or organs. Outer bleeding can occur with skin separation from band slippage.

Blood Clots: The healing process can increase blood clotting in the arms or legs. Fatal blood clots among bariatric surgery patients are less than 1%

Internal or wound infection: Internal or wound infection includes any type of internal or external body parts that get infected due to the surgical operation.

Perforation of stomach or intestines: This occurs when there is a complete injury to the wall of the stomach or intestines.

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