Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY), is a bariatric surgery considered the “Gold Standard” for weight loss. The procedure involves altering the stomach and small intestine to create a small, golf ball-sized pouch in the stomach to reduce appetite and limit food intake. The small intestine is also rerouted to allow food to be digested more quickly and absorb fewer calories into the body.
Gastric bypass surgery is a highly effective method to combat obesity by promoting long-term weight loss and improving related health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In a recent MBC survey, patients who underwent gastric bypass in Mexico lost an average of 92.8 lbs. within one year. If you are struggling with obesity and have not succeeded with other weight loss methods, gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is well worth considering.
How Gastric Bypass Surgery Works
The RNY gastric bypass operation utilizes two methods to accomplish weight loss; restriction and malabsorption. Both components work cohesively together, so you achieve maximum weight reduction results while maintaining an obesity-free life. The superiority of gastric bypass is due to the shifts in ghrelin, gut hormones, and GLP-1.
Anatomical modifications in RYGB change the signals in the body, causing decreased hunger and increased feelings of fullness after a meal. It also lightens digestion, and fewer calories are absorbed from the food.
Why Choose Mexico Bariatric Center?
What Does the RNY Gastric Bypass Package Include?
The price of RNY gastric bypass in the U.S. and Canada without insurance can easily set you back $18,000 to $25,000. Fortunately, we offer U.S. quality weight loss surgery in Mexico at a fraction of the cost. We eliminate all of the planning and preparation by taking care of everything from the moment you arrive in San Diego to the moment you depart. Ground transportation, hotel stay, and everything in between are covered in our all-inclusive package.
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico Safe?
We reduce risks by following strict guidelines and safety standards
MBC offers only the best, board-certified bariatric surgeons who are specialized in gastric bypass surgery. Learn about our surgeons
Our dedicated hospital facility is strategically located just 20 minutes from San Diego international airport. It is a full-service that specializes in bariatric surgery safety and outcome for our private patients. Learn about our hospital facility
We limit our exclusive surgeons to only 3 to 4 surgeries daily to ensure maximum results and near-zero complication rates. Learn about our complication rate
Each surgical team at Mexico Bariatric Center operates using high-quality and brand-name surgical equipment within the hospital throughout pre-op, post-op, and during the RNY operation. Learn about our surgical technology
Knowledgeable staff and coordination by your side throughout the entire process and make sure you feel relaxed and safe during your travel to Mexico for gastric bypass surgery. Learn about our patient process
Top bariatric surgical teams within a private hospital that enforces strict COVID-19 protocols to maintain cleanliness and sterilization. Learn about our Coronavirus safety measures
We offer Medical Tourism Insurance (MTI) at a deeply discounted fee that covers travel as well as possible complications for patients’ peace of mind.
Gastric Bypass Before and After Photos
Costs and Pricing for Gastric Bypass Surgery
RNY bypass is a permanent weight loss procedure more effective than Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) and safer than duodenal switch surgery. Patients crossing the border to seek out affordable weight loss surgery can save 70% with Mexico Bariatric Center!
The fees of undergoing gastric bypass surgery in the United States can be pretty expensive, with an average cost of $23,000, due to the high cost of healthcare. Patients without insurance opt to go abroad to receive RNY bypass to get top-quality care at attractive prices.
Compared to other countries, Mexico offers one of the lowest average costs for the RNY gastric bypass, around $6,395. Our all-inclusive packages start at only $5,895*.
Learn more about the costs of affordable self-pay gastric bypass.
Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery can be a superior obesity treatment and can lead to improvements in obesity-related health conditions such as:
Surgical Steps of the RNY Gastric Bypass
The RNY gastric bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically (minimally invasive) using 3 to 5 tiny incisions. The total time in the operation is between 60 to 90 minutes from start to finish. You must stay in the hospital for one to two nights; however, to ensure fewer difficulties, the total hospital at Mexico Bariatric Center is three nights.
Healing is rather quick, and recovery time may vary from patient to patient. In general, most patients return to work after two to four weeks following the surgery, depending on their work environment and job duties. Upon request, we can fill out FMLA Paperwork (Family and Medical Leave Act) for your employer during your time off work.
Why trust MBC for your gastric bypass?
We offer gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, with some of the most trusted, board-certified surgeons at the Mexico Bariatric Center®. Our top-quality surgeons perform RNY bypass procedures laparoscopically. Undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Mexico with our qualified surgeons is a safe and right choice if you want surgery done in a full-service, certified hospital specializing in bariatric surgery. Our team has performed thousands of bypass surgeries, and we have the experience to handle even the most atypical cases.
How Much Weight Do I Lose with Gastric Bypass?
According to Obesity Action, on average, one year after gastric bypass surgery, patients lost approximately 34 percent of their total body weight . A majority lose almost all of their excess weight (averaging 70-80% excess weight loss %EWL) within the first two years.
The gastric bypass weight loss chart is estimated to be;
- 3 months: 35% excess weight loss**
- 6 months: 55% excess weight loss**
- 12 months: 72% excess weight loss**
- 18 months: 78% excess weight loss**
Is RNY Gastric Bypass Dangerous?
Gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) is a safe procedure, but like any other surgery, it has short-term and long-term risks. Vitamin deficiency and malnutrition are common with RYGB because food bypasses a section of the intestines. Dumping syndrome, is common because food gets dumped from the stomach to the small intestine without being fully digested.3
Potential Side Effects
- Minor Side Effects: Body aches, feeling tired, feeling cold, dry skin, hair thinning and hair loss, mood changes4
- Severe Side Effects: Pneumonia, Blood Clots, and Gallstones
Gastric Bypass Complications
- Short-Term: Bleeding, Leakage (0.8%)5
- Near-Term: Stomach Obstruction, Stricture, or Abdominal Abscess
- Long-Term: Delayed Leak, Malnutrition
Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Proximal Gastric Bypass, Distal Gastric Bypass, and Resectional Gastric Bypass:
- Proximal Bypass: Proximal or short-limb RNY is the standard procedure performed. The Y-connection is connected near the upper part (proximal) or the first 10 centimeters of the gastrointestinal tract (small intestine).
- Distal Bypass: In Distal Gastric Bypass or long-limb RNY, the Y-connection is connected further down the track, about 100 cm (distal), allowing fewer nutrients to be absorbed. This increases the weight loss of the patient.
- Resectional Gastric Bypass: Laparoscopic resectional gastric bypass for morbidly obese patients performs distal gastrectomy of the excluded stomach. This surgical treatment presents very similar results compared to classical RNY gastric bypass.
Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery in Mexico: Patients who have already undergone gastric bypass surgery can choose a laparoscopic or endoscopic (TORe) revision. This can arise from many issues, including insufficient weight loss. MBC bariatric doctors are also experienced in modifying gastric bypass surgeries previously done with an open incision. Learn more about gastric bypass revision in Mexico.
You may be scared of getting weight loss surgery in Mexico. However, the only fear you should have is dealing with outdated hospitals and inexperienced bariatric surgeons. Our gastric bypass package feels like you never even left the United States. We are always pushing industry standards at every step of the patient process to ensure you are safe every step of the way.
* Prices are subject to change. Not valid on blackout dates. Prices depend on the surgeon, surgery, additional fees, and schedule. Prices may rise because of BMI levels and previous abdominal surgeries.
** All of the testimonials are covered in our disclaimers. Individuals’ results may vary. There is no guarantee made by statements on this website.
Last Updated: Feb of 2022 by Ron Elli, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. August 2018
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