Gastric Bypass Surgery
(Roux-en-Y) in Tijuana, Mexico
Our Medical Travel Price: $10,950
As one of the most effective weight loss procedures at Angeles Health Mexico, gastric bypass surgery involves “splitting” the stomach into two parts. The upper-most section, measuring only an inch or so in diameter, will be the only part to collect food, bypassing the lower region of the stomach and a portion of the small intestines, thus reducing the number of calories absorbed.
Candidates for Angeles Hospital Tijuana, gastric bypass surgery:
- The patients is 18 years or older.
- Have a BMI of 40 or more.
- Have a BMI of 35 or more and suffer from one or more conditions related to obesity such as: Diabetes, Hypertension, Sleep Apneas, among others.
- The patient has been more than 100lbs over their estimated optimal weight for five years or more
- Failed attempteds to lose weight through diet and exercise.
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These surgiries are medically apporoved procedures with a proven record of helping men and women resolve health issues such as: Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Hyperternsion and Sleep Apnea, in addition of helping them with their weight loss.
Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific weight loss results.
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Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQ´s
Frequently-Asked-Questions about Roux-en-Y Surgery
These are medically approved therapies designed to help adult men and women compensate for the low-level production of key hormones that the body needs for optimal performance and which the body stop producing at the same level as we get older.
- All pre-op & post-op testing.
- All surgeon & anesthesiologist fees.
- Dedicated US based case management before, during and after your trip.
- Hospital stay of 4 nights in Tijuana.
- All nursing & hospital fees.
- Door-to-door ground transportation from San Diego Airport to the gated private hospital for the patient and companion.
The essential nature of gastric bypass surgery involves dividing the upper stomach into two portions using surgical stapling, and connecting the resulting small pouch of the upper stomach to the intestines using a “Roux-en-Y” intestinal limb. Most of our gastric bypass procedures today are performed laparoscopically, with our surgeon manipulating specialized tools through minimally invasive small incisions, resulting in less bleeding, less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times than with traditional open bypass surgery. The modern Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGBP) procedure prevents bile from entering the upper part of the stomach and esophagus, an uncomfortable reflux mechanism associated with older forms of the surgery, and allows digestion to bypass the remaining stomach portion and the first segment of the small intestines.
The resulting reconfiguration of the digestive tract gives patients a feeling of fullness, even when they eat small amounts of food. Because the reconfigured digestive tract bypasses the part of the intestines where calcium and iron are absorbed into the bloodstream, anemia and osteoporosis are common long-term complications of gastric bypass surgery. Bypass patients must therefore take lifelong calcium and iron supplements to guard against these two conditions.
The proximal gastric bypass, RYGBP, results in little malabsorption — that is, patients still receive the nutritional benefits of the foods they eat. However, some surgeons modify the RYGBP to incorporate an element of malabsorption to increase weight loss in some critically obese patients.
*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific weight loss results or recovery time.
The main benefits of gastric bypass or “Roux-en-Y” surgery include significant long-term weight loss and improvements to quality of life that come with adopting positive changes to eating behavior and making healthy lifestyle choices. More specifically, gastric bypass patients may expect:
- More durable weight loss than after purely restrictive procedures.
- Low incidence of protein-calorie malnutrition and diarrhea.
- Rapid improvement or resolution of weight-related co-morbidities including insulin resistant diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, incontinence, liver disease, certain types of headaches, heartburn, sleep apnea and many other disorders.
- Appetite reduction.
- Increased self-esteem.
- Positive behavior modification.
- Improved quality of life.
Any surgical procedure poses general risks including an adverse reaction to anesthesia or medications, bleeding, dehydration, diarrhea, heart attack, infection, injury to surrounding organs, lung problems, nausea, pain, stroke, thrombosis (blood clots) and vomiting. Patients should research and discuss these and the possibility of other complications thoroughly before deciding to proceed with gastric bypass surgery. Complications specific to gastric bypass surgery can be divided into early and late-stage complications.
Early-stage complications include:
- Dumping syndrome
- Pulmonary embolism risk
- Wound infection
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- Respiratory problems
Late-stage complications include:
- Incisional hernia
- Bowel obstruction
- Internal hernia
- Stoma stenosis
- Micronutrient deficiencies
- Marginal ulcer
Typically, half of a gastric bypass patient’s weight loss occurs in the first six months after surgery, with weight loss peaking at 18-24 months. Data indicates that gastric bypass is effective at improving and even curing many obesity-related co-morbidities, including adult onset diabetes (also called insulin resistant diabetes or type 2), hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, venous stasis disease, bladder incontinence, liver disease, certain types of headaches, heartburn, sleep apnea and many other disorders. Furthermore, gastric bypass results in more rapid, greater and sustained weight loss for many patients previously chronically obese, resulting in marked improvements in quality of life.
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