Let’s face facts, we are in a world where obesity rates are climbing every year across the globe.
Whether obesity is caused by work conditions, disabilities, genetics, or lifestyle habits, obesity is overtaking people’s lives and causing major health problems like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, sleep apnea. Not to mention that 1 in 5 deaths are associated with obesity!
So what is can you do? The best tool to reduce obesity is bariatric surgery. But first, let’s dive into a few things to uncover the problem.
Many who are impacted by this do try to lose the excess weight but tend to fluctuate in weight as they struggle to keep up or perhaps different factors interfere.
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So with these climbing obesity rates and all of these challenges faced today in terms of achieving long-term weight loss success, what are the best options?
- Diet – extremely low chance of success
- Exercise – if incorporated with diet, still very unlikely to succeed
- Drug Therapy – more effective than diet and exercise but still little results and requires medication
- Bariatric Surgery – the most effective solution for weight loss
The chart below shows just what can be expected in terms of the amount of weight loss in a 3 to 5 year period.
As seen in the chart above, bariatric surgery presents a much more favorable rate of weight loss alongside higher success rates in keeping it off. The top-performing surgeries in the chart based on expected weight loss are gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. The effects on obesity from these procedures have high success rates and low risks. The risk of obesity far surpasses the risk of bariatric surgery.
Gastric sleeve (VSG) for instance, is currently the most sought-after surgical option that most patients undergo. And when compared to diet and exercise alone, you can see that there is a tremendous difference in the amount of weight loss.
There are of course other options out there as well as revision surgery such as gastric sleeve revision for those who are looking to alter a previous weight loss surgery. To best determine which procedure is right for you, it is recommended that you fill out a pre-screen and have a patient coordinator help determine the answer.
Is Bariatric Surgery in Mexico Safe?
For many, the idea of undergoing bariatric surgery alone can cause anxiety as thoughts of concern and the unknowns flood their minds. Add to that the idea of traveling to another country and you are left with many factors that can feel uncomfortable. Tijuana, Mexico itself is not a very dangerous place to be and has been growing as a tourist attraction over the years. In terms of the safety of the hospital and doctor, it depends on the surgical center you choose.
At Mexico Bariatric Center, the number of procedures performed in a day is limited to ensure that each patient is given the time and attention needed for the lowest probability of error. Our board-certified surgeons which include Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, Dr. Rodriguez Lopez, Dr. Miguel Montalvo, and Dr. Ismael Cabrera are specialized in bariatric operations.
Mexico Bariatric Center is here to help those who can not get qualified to undergo bariatric surgery in the United States, Canada, and across the globe.
Recent Mexico Bariatric Center Facebook Reviews: (View Success Stories)
★★★★★ January 04th
very happy with my doctor, Dr v. surgery went well. the ride home was long. but, def worth the money. the drivers were all very nice and the hotel. would do it again if I had to.
★★★★★ November 10th
Traveled in all the way from New Zealand and everything went better than I could have ever asked for!! From my first inquiry to a few weeks after my procedure A++, I’ve just had another friend from New Zealand sleeved just the other day. Top job guys and thanks
★★★★☆ September 25th
I did a lot of research and chose MBC base on doctors and reputation. I booked and scheduled surgery for May 2016. I have no issues with traveling to Mexico; I travel there several times a year. Very safe!!!! I was more comfortable being in Tijuana than in downtown Seattle. My surgery was very uneventful and had no complications. The nursing care I received was fine, but for my roommate that had complications, it wasn’t as attentive as it should have been. I paid extra to have my husband stay at the hotel the whole time which I was glad because when I returned to the hotel, I went upstairs immediately. Others had to wait for a couple of hours. Once home, any questions I had were answered promptly. I would highly recommend to anyone considering VGS to use MBC and any of their surgeons. I have lost 40 pounds so far and feel terrific. Wish I had done this years ago!