Gastric Bypass Surgery

RNY Gastric Bypass Overview

Obesity is a chronic condition associated with the accumulation of excessive fat in the body. Obesity is designated as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and over. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY for short), is a bariatric procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. The surgery is performed by MBC board-certified surgeons laparoscopically (minimally invasive) and is capable of reversing the most severe co-morbidities including type two diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, back pain, sleep apnea, depression and more.

RNY Gastric Bypass

This particular surgery is most prominent in U.S. and Canada as the surgeons are more familiar with this procedure vs. the leading gastric sleeve surgery. Undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Mexico with our qualified surgeons is a smart play if you’re looking to have your surgery done in a full-service certified hospital. Our team has performed thousands of gastric bypass surgeries and has the experience to handle even the most atypical cases.

Bypass surgery is a more powerful bariatric surgery than lap band and perhaps gastric sleeve, where most of the patients lose most of their excess weight within the first two years. Patients who are not ready to handle the life-altering the aspect of the surgery is recommended to look into gastric sleeve surgery.

Our Current Gastric Bypass Prices in Tijuana, Mexico
Our cost of gastric bypass in Mexico starts at $6,195*. Prices may rise because of BMI level and previous abdominal surgeries. You can call to learn more about pricing at 855-768-7247

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How Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Works?

Key Takeaways:
- Non-Reversible
- All-Inclusive Package
- Two Methods of Action (Restrictive & Malabsorptive)
Gastric bypass surgery is known as the “Gold Standard” in bariatrics, gastric bypass surgery works using two methods to achieve weight loss. These two techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive are a powerful combination that only the severely obese qualify.

Gastric bypass uses the restrictive technique to reduce the capacity of the stomach. Using a new, smaller stomach, called the stoma, patients feel fuller soon and eat less. This method is similar to gastric sleeve and lap band surgery.

Gastric bypass second technique, malabsorptive, is when the large portion of the intestines is “bypassed” allowing a significant portion of nutrients not to be absorbed. Allowing food to pass right through your digestive system without adding to caloric intake.

AttentionDumping Syndrome is common after gastric bypass surgery from highly refined and high calorie food. Sugary or sweetened foods and alcohol can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, and diarrhea.
During Laparoscopic Gastric bypass, the surgeon makes about 5 or 6 small incisions on the belly and insert Trocars through the incisions as a conduit for surgical instruments. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas for the surgeon to have room to maneuver. The Laparoscope (probe equipped with a built-in camera) and other surgical instruments, including retractor to lift the liver, can now be inserted into the abdominal cavity. The cutting stapler (normally Ethicon) is used to cut and staple the stomach at the same time.

Part One: Making a Small Pouch in the Stomach
The stomach is divided up into two by the stapler: a much smaller upper part (called pouch) with a size of a golf ball and a larger lower part (called remnant pouch). The small pouch receives food and the bottom part of stomach no longer receive food - the gastric juices from this part pass into the intestine and mix with food. An outlet called a stoma is created in the small stomach pouch (the size of a dime).

Part Two: Making the Bypass
The surgeon divides the small intestine and re-arrange it into a Y-configuration. He connects the upper small intestine (the duodenum) to the new stoma. And then connects it to a part of the small intestine slightly farther down (the jejunum). That is why this surgical procedure is called a "Roux-en-Y."

After a Roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the proximal part of the duodenum. This curbs your absorption of calories and nutrients. This weight loss method is called, "malabsorptive."

Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass Procedure, Anatomy

The RNY gastric bypass procedure takes about 2.0 to 2.5 hours from start to end. The actual operation takes about 60 min to 90 min, depending on the surgeon's skills and experience. Mexico Bariatric Center keeps our bypass patients 2 to 3 nights in the hospital depending on their condition and overall health. Healing is fast and patients can return to work after two to four weeks following the surgery.

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is one of the pioneering companies to offer gastric bypass surgery in Mexico. In addition to standard laparoscopic gastric bypass, MBC provides the revisional gastric bypass. To discover our current pricing for RNY bypass in Mexico, please contact our patient care coordinators today. MBC has helped hundreds conquer their obesity through gastric bypass procedure and change their lives forever.

Surgery Duration
2-3 Hours
Nights in Hospital
Nights in Hotel
2 Nights (1 PreOp, 1 PostOp)
Back to Work
3 - 4 Weeks

Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In distal gastric bypass more small intestines are bypassed and will be less intestinal surface for absorption of calories, especially fat. The patient will experience more frequent bowel movements per day. The consumed fat will be digested less and will be eliminated undigested. This may cause smelly and loose stools.
Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (proximal) – Proximal or short-limb RNY is the standard procedure that typically is being performed. The Y-connection is connected near the upper part about 10-cm (proximal) of the gastrointestinal tract.

Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (distal) – In distal or long-limb RNY, the Y-connection is connected further down the track about 100-cm (distal), allowing fewer nutrients to be absorbed. This furthers the weight loss of the patient.

Mini-Gastric Bypass Surgery – This is a simpler alternative to traditional gastric bypass procedure. Mini-gastric bypass involves a long, tight stomach that connects to the digestive tract. This is a minimally invasive and less complex process. Learn more about mini gastric bypass surgery or compare the differences between bariatric surgery types.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Revision in Mexico - Patients who have already undergone gastric bypass surgery can choose to 'revise' to another bariatric surgery. This can arise because of many different issues, including lack of sufficient weight loss. MBC surgeons are also experienced in revision of gastric bypass done previously by open incision surgery. Learn more about gastric sleeve revision surgery in Mexico.

Gastric Bypass Surgery vs. Other Bariatric Surgeries

Gastric Bypass in Mexico, is just one of several surgical options we offer in Mexico. We also offer these popular bariatric surgeries in Mexico:

Surgery DurationNights in HospitalNights in HotelBack to Work
Gastric Sleeve Mexico2 Nights2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)2 to 3 Weeks
Gastric Bypass Mexico3 Nights2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)2 to 4 Weeks
Gastric Band Mexico1 Nights2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)1 to 2 Weeks
Duodenal Switch Mexico3 Nights2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)2 to 4 Weeks

Compare Other Procedures Here:

For the difference between expected weight loss, possible risks, and more detailed data, please visit these following guides to learn more:

The risk of complications is lower at centers that do more than 100 bariatric surgeries per year.
(SOURCE: WebMD and MBC Research Study).

Am I eligible for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

To be considered a good candidate for any gastric bypass surgery most patients will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Be between the age of 18 to 62.
  2. Need to have tried losing weight with typical tactics without much success.
  3. Need to have realistic expectations regarding the result of the surgery.
  4. Need a BMI of more than 30 or with comorbidities.
Not all of the requirements listed are set in stone. Our surgeons review each patient on their own to see if they could practical benefit from weight loss surgery. Learn more by contacting our staff now.

MBC Gastric Bypass Results: Weight Loss Timeline

Mexico Bariatric Center has done a survey of a limited number of patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Mexico. Our findings have been charted below:

Gastric Bypass Timeline of Results

Mexico Gastric Bypass Surgery: Best Reviews

Most reviews for gastric bypass in Mexico point to us. Our dedication to after-care and patient success has made us the top medical tourism company operating in Tijuana.

Benefits of Mexico Bariatric Center

  • We offer complete aftercare support, including bariatric support groups and gastric bypass forums.
  • We continually focus on patient safety and care, operating one of the safest bariatric surgery centers in Mexico
  • Provider of one of the lowest costs for gastric bypass in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric Center currently offers gastric bypass performed by the best gastric bypass surgeons in Mexico, at our high-volume hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. Even though there are medical tourism companies offering gastric bypass in Mexico, undergoing surgery in Tijuana (compared with Cancun, Monterrey, Mexicali, Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara) has significant benefits.

Benefits of Tijuana for Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Typically, the most affordable pricing in Mexico.
  • Best bariatric surgeons in Mexico - because of Medical Tourism Demand.
  • Typically cheapest option to Travel by airfare from the US and Canada.
  • Close to the United States border, in the case of complication or problem.

Is Mexico Safe for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Fear of getting weight loss surgery in Mexico can be real if you are dealing with out-dated hospitals and inexperienced surgeons. Safe gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is something we keep an eye on at MBC. We use a closed network of drivers to ensure patient safety at all times. We pride ourselves on providing a qualified and certified company where patients can feel relaxed and safe when they travel abroad for gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric Bypass Complications that Arise in Mexico

Our focus and mission are on providing the highest patient care and outcomes - we do this by adhering to evidence-based surgical techniques and operations. Our internal data has seen very positive, showing that their expected weight loss meets or exceeds US national averages.

Costs of Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric Center offers an all-inclusive, affordable package - which includes everything a patient needs pre and post surgery. Gastric Bypass in Mexico costs is typically higher than other surgeries, such as gastric sleeve or gastric banding [See Our Current Prices Now].

Even in the most discount avenues, gastric bypass surgery in the United States and Canada can cost between $18,000 and up. In Mexico, our top-rated bariatric surgeons charge up to 1/3 less. Contact our helpful staff to see if you’re a qualified candidate and see a personalized quote.

Gastric Bypass Costs

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Gastric Bypass Complications, Risks

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Gastric Bypass Side Effects

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Gastric Bypass Pre Operative Diet

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Gastric Bypass Post Operative Diet

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Gastric Bypass Post Operative Guidelines

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Gastric Bypass Recovery Guide

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* 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 level and previous abdominal surgeries.

** All of the testimonials are covered in our disclaimers. Individuals results will vary; there is no guarantee stated nor implied.

Last Updated: Feb 4, 2018, by Ron Elli, Ph.D.