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 known 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.
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!