Bariatric Services in Mexico: Weight Loss Treatment Options in Tijuana
Weight loss surgery is a proven way to lose weight rapidly and keep it off. Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) understands the obesity epidemic and offers quality and affordable weight loss procedures in Tijuana, Mexico.
MBC works with major certified facilitates and excellent board-certified bariatric surgeons to provide all type of weight loss surgery: including Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB or lap band), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG or gastric sleeve), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), Gastric Plication, Duodenal Switch w/ BilioPancreatic Diversion and Revisional Surgeries. MBC also offers non-surgical endobariatric procedures like Intragastric Balloon (IGB).
Weight loss surgery, unlike regular diet and pharmacotherapy, changes body’s set-point. It basically changes the body’s weight-regulating network , also know as a metabolic thermostat. It also physiologically makes the body want to lose weight. Diet and exercise are still required for long-term success.
All the bariatric surgery options are done laparoscopically (minimally invasive) unless there are issues, like scar tissues from previous operations, that calls for traditional open surgery. Mexico Bariatric Center is one of the first companies to offer single-incision gastric sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico.
In restrictive procedures, such as LapBand and sleeve, the volume of the stomach is reduced and, as a result, the amount of food it can hold (calorie restriction).
In malabsorptive procedures, the digestive system is rearranged or partially removed which in turn limits the number of nutrients (calories) absorbed.
In the combination surgeries, like bypass and duodenal switch, both restrictive and malabsorptive components are employed.
Treatments with the malabsorptive component, such as bypass, may result in a higher weight loss than restrictive, such as a sleeve. It also incurs higher complication rates and more likely to cause malnutrition.
These procedures are mainstream, and there is enough long-term data for its safety and effectiveness, like Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, RNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch. Mexico Bariatric Center board-certified surgeons offer a full range of bariatric and metabolic procedures in Tijuana, Mexico.
These procedures could be promising. However, there is not enough data to support it, like gastric plication.
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Plication in Mexico
Laparoscopic Gastric Plication (LGP) is a rather new bariatric surgery procedure that uses the restrictive technique to achieve weight loss. The operation is very similar to gastric sleeve surgery in the restriction of the stomach. There is limited data to support long-term effectiveness and outcomes associated with this procedure. Due to the adverse effects, MBC surgeons are NOT supportive of this procedure at present.
These procedures have too many complications and have less expected weight loss, like Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG), Lap-Band (Gastric Banding) and Jejunoileal Bypass.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery in Mexico
Laparoscopic Lapband (Lap-Band, Adjustable Gastric Banding) is a surgical implant that restricts the stomach capacity. The inflatable silicone ring placed over stomach creates a small pouch and limit food intake. This procedure was once the most prevalent bariatric surgeries in the United States and Canada. However, the lack of long-term weight loss and its safety concerns has mostly declined its use. Most patients with faulty lap-band are undergoing correctional surgery, converting gastric band to another surgery type, typically gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. The gastric band is still used, however, to rescue other failed surgeries like gastric bypass.
Expected Weight Loss (EWL) = 40 % to 50%
Success Rate < 50%
Gastric Balloon in Mexico
Laparoscopic IntraGastric Balloon (IGB) or Gastric Balloon is an implant that places a fillable balloon in the stomach to reduce capacity. Patients who are not convinced of undergoing bariatric surgery, gastric balloon is an excellent non-surgical option that allows patients to lose minimal weight with endoscopically. To get a jump start in losing weight patients can opt to IntraGastric Balloon. In this procedure, an inflatable balloon is inserted endoscopically through the mouth into the stomach. The Gastric Balloon is NOT a permanent weight loss solution, and the balloon can only be in the stomach for up to 6 months.
The newer procedures, without proven long-term data, offered today are:
We also offer Hiatal Hernia Repair, Para-Esophageal Hernia Repair, Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico. Since we’ve started, we’ve always maintained on the cutting edge of weight loss industry. It’s been our mission to guide you through this process with ease. We can help you as we have helped hundreds get their life back. Just get started by contacting us today!
The public view of obesity is not justified – obesity is not your fault! It is a misconception that morbidly obese people can lose weight if they use their willpower. Weight loss surgery is a proven way to get rid of excess weight and reduce or eliminate most of the comorbidities associated with obesity. Bariatric surgery is becoming more and more widely accepted.
You are sick and tired of the effects of obesity and diet & exercise or taking weight-loss drugs have failed. Weight loss surgery is an effective way to lose weight and keep it off. The surgery can also be a cure and can eliminate or improve: Depression, Tiredness, Type II Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Knee and Back Problem, Prejudice and Discrimination, Marital Problems, Self-Esteem, Sexual Health, Quality of Life and much more.
If you are ready to change your life, please consult our knowledgeable staff to see which surgery type you fit best for. Contact our patient coordinators today and get on the “losers bench.”
We hope that this information on bariatric surgery options helps you to better understand what is best for you. If you want to get started or have any further questions, you may contact us at any time and speak with our friendly staff.
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Last Updated: September 6, 2018 by Ron Elli, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. August 2018