Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico (MGB)
Our Price: $5,500 USD
Dr. Pablo Fok Russell
Certified Weight-Loss Surgeon
The Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery (MGB) is a laparoscopic, mal-absorptive and restrictive bariatric surgery that helps patients feel full sooner to limit in-take, and absorbs fewer calories, also this is one of the few weight loss surgeries that can be revised and reversed if needed.
Candidates for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery:
- Patients who are morbidly obese.
- Patients with a BMI of 35 or above that suffers from several co-morbidities.
*The success rates for mini gastric bypass are high, however like all weight loss surgeries, the results vary depending on post-surgery lifestyle and proper diet. Patients that have received best long term success, are those patients that adopt a new healthy lifestyle which includes proper diet and regular exercising.
Dr. Pablo Fok Russell
Certified Weight-Loss Surgeon
Mini Gastric Bypass vs. Traditional Bypass Surgery
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico
- MGB surgery has one connection to the small intestine.
- Is a less invasive weight loss surgery.
- Shorter surgery time (90 minutes).
- Faster recovery (Released after 72 hours).
Our surgeons create a narrow tube-like pouch from the stomach which holds approximately 1-2 ounces, restricting the amount of food that can be taken in at one time. The small intestine is then attached or looped to the new pouch approximately six to seven feet from its starting point. This placement bypasses the part of the intestines that allows for less nutrients, calories, and fats to be absorbed by the body, causing weight loss.
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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQ´s
Frequently-Asked-Questions about our Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
We encourage all patients to do their research and ask all their questions to ensure their ready and have all the information needed to make an informative decision. To get started, here are a few of the most common questions regarding our Mini Gastric Bypass surgery in Mexico. For further assistance regarding prices, evaluations, medical questions or any other concern, please reach out through our Free Consultation form so that our case managers can get in contact and answer all your questions.
If our patients employ the use of multivitamins, calcium, vitamin B12 and iron, along with a proper nutrition, diet and exercise, they can lose between 50% and 70% of their excess weight in the first year and continue until the third year after your surgery. In addition, they experience the reduction of the most common conditions related to overweight.
- Insured weight loss.
- Faster recovery.
- Less time in surgery.
- Lower complication rate compared to a traditional RNY surgery, such as dumping syndrome.
- Improved health, including conditions related to obesity such as: sleep apnea, diabetes, hearts diseases, among others.
- Less re-routing of the intestines.
- Can be reversible and revised easily.
As with any type of surgical procedure, Mini Gastric Bypass patients can experience unwanted complications after their surgery. However, one the many benefits of an MGB is their lower risk rate compare to a standard RNY. And in the 90% to 95% of our patients, risks don’t occur.
The most common side effects for an MGB are: pain, bruising, minor bleeding, inflammation and swelling. Our medical team will provide prescribed medication to control the side effects and recommend total rest for your body to heal within a couple of days.
However, if you start experiencing infection, pneumonia, nausea, vomiting, gastritis, leaking, internal bleeding which present as pain and bloating in the abdominal area, you should immediately contact our medical team and go to your primary care physician.
*There a 1% occurrence of patients experiencing blood clots, which can be fatal.
It usually starts with a three day stay at our facilities for monitoring. After that, most of our patients return to their day to day activities within 3 to 5 weeks. It is of vital importance to follow the different stages of your diet responsibly. In addition, our medical team recommends taking supplements after your Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery such as: multivitamin, calcium, sublingual vitamin B12, biotin, probiotics and iron.
In addition, we recommend our patients start walking every day and gradually increased the time of your walk, to ensure better results.
Your diet after an MGB surgery consists of four different levels: liquids, pureed food, soft food and finally solid food.
- Level 1: For your stomach to heal, we recommend you only drink clear liquids in the first days after your surgery. Patients can have water, sugar-free Jello, broth, apple or cranberry juice.
- Level 2: Once your stomach is used to its smaller size, you can start taking small amounts of full liquids to introduce more nutrients to your body. Patients can start taking protein shakes, skim milk, diluted oatmeal or pureed potatoes. Remember to eat slowly and in small portions, you can start with two or four ounces per meal and continue to add more ounces with time and always remember to stay hydrated by drinking water.
- Level 3: At this level you can start eating solid food; however, all the food must have the consistency of mashed potatoes. Patients can add to their diets, soft eggs, canned fruit, cottage cheese or chicken. Your meals can now be 6 ounces, but you must continue to take small bites.
- Level 4: For your last diet level, you must incorporate protein. Patients can now eat fish, chicken, turkey, beans and egg whites.
*To avoid dumping syndrome, patients must restrain from eating foods with high percentages of fat and sugar, such as: mayonnaise, pastries, butter, peanut butter, fried food or potatoes chips.