Obesity Treatment Procedures in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) understands the obesity epidemic and has been offering quality & affordable weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico since 2012. The all-inclusive out-the-door packages cover 2-night hotel stay, ground transportation, medical fees, pre-op/post-op tests, medications, companion, nutrition support, after-care support and coordination from A-Z costs except airfair to San Diego.

MBC works with major accredited facilitates specialized in bariatrics and best board-certified bariatric surgeons to provide medical tourism services and all type of weight loss surgery procedures:

  • Surgical Options – Lap-Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, and Revisional Surgeries
  • Non-surgical Therapy – Gastric Balloon
Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a rather simple procedure that removes up to 85% of the stomach. This procedure uses restriction as to the main component of weight loss. The patient expects to feel drastically less hungry throughout the day.

  • According to an NCBI study, the average excess weight loss was 82% within the first year.
  • Short recovery time – back at work within 1-2 weeks or less.
  • Stomach size significantly reduced, less hunger.

Gastric Bypass Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

RNY Gastric Bypass forms a new, small stomach pouch while keeping the stomach in place. A portion of the small intestines are bypassed which causes fewer calories to be absorbed into the body.

  • Average 73% excess weight loss within first year.
  • Likely to improve diabetes, high blood pressure, & sleep apnea.
  • New stomach formed and anatomy altered.

Duodenal Switch Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

Bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) removes a large portion of the stomach, leaving behind a sleeve-shaped stomach. This smaller stomach is “switched” within the small intestines to the last 40% of the intestines limiting absorption of calories.

  • Highest expected weight loss, up to 80% excess weight loss in first year.
  • Highest reduction of obesity-related health problems.
  • Strict vitamin schedule required for life.

Gastric Balloon - Mexico Bariatric Center

Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical procedure that places a balloon in the stomach. It is inflated and stays in the stomach from 6 to 12 months. The gastric balloon helps patients lose on average 20 to 40+ pounds.

  • The balloon is inserted orally into your stomach in a fast and efficient manner.
  • Mild procedure that many can go home the same day.
  • Lose 20 to 40 pounds on average.

Bariatric-Surgery-Revision-Mexico-Bariatric-Center

Mexico Bariatric Center works with surgeons the have expertise to revise outdated, unsuccessful or botched previous bariatric surgeries, such as Lap Band®, Gastric Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, VBG, and more.

  • Gastric sleeve revisional surgery.
  • Revise or reverse failed Gastric Bypass procedures.
  • Easily revise Lap-Band to gastric sleeve or bypass.

Types of Bariatric Surgeries We Offer;

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Single Incision Gastric Sleeve

  • RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Duodenal Switch Surgery

  • Single Anastomosis DS

  • Bariatric Revision Surgery

  • Gastric Banding (Lap Band)

  • Gastric Balloon

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Other Medical Services We Offer

Mexico Bariatric Center offers Hiatal Hernia Repair, Para-Esophageal Hernia (PEH) Repair, Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and Plastic 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!

Bariatric Surgery Statistics for Obesity Treatment

Bariatric operation has grown substantially as a fast and long-term treatment option for obesity. In fact, the total number of procedures performed in 2018 are estimated at 252,000. With numbers at an all time high, it is a proven weight loss tool that will continue to fight the obesity epidemic.

With the staggering number of operations every year, Mexico is becoming a prominent location for less expensive medical services. Roughly one million Americans cross the border every year for healthcare which includes weight loss surgery.

On average, patients can expect 40% to 70% savings on these treatments by doing so. As the figures grow in regards to people traveling to Mexico for affordable treatment options, the quality of patient care, surgical standards, and certified surgeons are in demand.

Total Number of Bariatric Surgeries Performed Over the Years - Weight Loss Surgery Obesity Treatment Statistics
Total Bariatric Surgeries Performed from 2011 to 2018 - Gastric Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, Lap Band, Gastric Balloon, and Revision Statistics

Popularity of Weight Loss Procedures

The Lap Band is known to have long-term complications, noting the decrease since 2018. More and more patients are choosing the sleeve gastrectomy because it's substantial weight loss, low complication rate, and ability for revision surgery.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is considered a primary bariatric procedure and is increasingly being offered worldwide - estimated at about 61.4% of all weight loss surgeries performed. Unlike some other weight loss procedures such as gastric balloon or lap band, the gastric sleeve is not reversible.

This makes it a lifelong commitment and diet to give the best chance of long-term success. The gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically with a few day hospital stay and a recovery time of typically 2-3 weeks.

If you have had problems losing weight in the past and ready to make a change, get started by filling out the Health Questionnaire.

Source: ASMBS Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers