Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

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Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery that is designed provide a more aggressive weight loss results for those seeking to lose weight and improve their health.

At Renew Bariatrics, our team of expert bariatric surgeons offer the gastric bypass in Mexico for those seeking an affordable and more aggressive solution to their weight loss challenges. 

We offer this weight loss surgery option at our hospitals in Tijuana

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What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that creates both malabsorption and restriction to aid in weight loss. 

During the surgery, the stomach is reduced to the size of an egg, creating restriction. On the other hand, the malabsorption is created by rerouting the small intestine to avoid or bypass a portion of the intestine. This causes the food you eat to not be absorbed by the bypassed portion of the intestines. 

It is one of our most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures. If you are interested in the surgery call to discuss your options today with our patient care coordinators.

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Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Increased Weight Loss

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Comparatively, Gastric Bypass may result in increased weight loss

Improved Comorbidities

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The surgery can lead to remission of obesity related conditions, especially Type 2 diabetes

Beneficial for GERD

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is typically resolved with gastric bypass.

Lifespan Increased

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Studies have shown that gastric bypass can result in a longer life expectancy.

“I had a great experience with Renew Bariatrics! Having gastric bypass with Renew Bariatrics gave me my life back.  Being so overweight was keeping me from doing so many things with my family and friends.  I now have the energy to keep up with my teenagers and husband.  I have been overweight most of my life, losing weight here and there but always putting it back on and then some feeling miserable. Having this bariatric tool has been just what I needed to keep me in check.”

– Cindy Wood
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How is Gastric Bypass Performed?

Once the patient is under general anesthesia in the operating room, the surgery can begin with these steps:

1. Incisions: The surgeon creates laparoscopic incisions on the abdomen

2. Instruments: Laparoscopic instruments are inserted through ports

3. Stomach Pouch: A 1 oz pouch is created from the stomach using a scalpel and stapler

4. Cutting Intestine: The small intestine is cut about 18″ (can vary based on bypass type) and connected to the new stomach pouch. 

5. Routing Intestine: The other end of the small intestine is then attached further down the limb. 

 

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Conditions Gastric Bypass Can Improve

The surgery can improve the individuals struggling with obesity. Here are some conditions the can improve:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: Many patients have remission of type 2 diabetes.
  • Hypertension: Blood pressure levels often return to normal levels.
  • Sleep Apnea: Symptoms of sleep apnea and CPAP use typically is eliminated.
  • Heart Disease: Risk factors for heart disease can decreases.

Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Reviewing the pros and cons of gastric bypass can help you determine if the procedure is right for you:

 

Pros:

  • Reversible, it can be reversed
  • Creates restriction, creating fullness quicker
  • Causes malabsorption of calories
  • Can help with acid reflux
  • Helpful for Type 2 diabetes
  • More aggressive weight loss

Cons:

  • Not easily revised to another bariatric surgery
  • Possible nutritional deficiencies 
  • Need for long term supplementation
  • Higher risk due to more anotomical modifications

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Criteria for Gastric Bypass Surgery​

Here are ѕоmе соmmоn criteria for thiѕ procedure:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) оf 30 оr highеr. Tо саlсulаtе уоur BMI, use the calculator below.
  • No history оf alcohol аbuѕе
  • Between the ages of 18 and 65

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29

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You may be a candidate for surgery.

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Use the weight loss calculator to see how much weight you could lose based on the surgery you select.

What’s Involved With Gastric Bypass Surgery?​

Gastric bypass surgery allows food to bypass a section of the small intestine, triggering a faster sense of fullness, reduced food intake, and lower calorie consumption – a crucial aspect of weight-loss surgery that can lead to weight reduction.

The most common type of surgery is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This procedure involves creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. This stomach pouch is then linked to the small intestine bypass, enabling a low amount of food to bypass the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine. This can lead to significant changes for patients who have type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure due to weight loss.

Another type of gastric bypass surgery is what is called an open procedure – in which the surgery is conducted via a large incision in the abdomen. 

Laparoscopic surgery is a gastric bypass procedure in which a small incision is made using tiny instruments and a camera to seal part of the stomach. This approach could reduce hospital stays.

Interested in undergoing a Gastric Bypass in Mexico? Please reach out to our friendly and experienced patient educators, who can assist in navigating the approval process for the Gastric Bypass in Tijuana.


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Renew Bariatric Difference​

Renew Bariatrics is a leading choice for weight loss surgery in Mexico, with over 8,000 successful surgeries.  Renew Bariatrics aims to provide high quality bariatric surgery at an affordable price. Contact us today to learn more about our bariatric surgery packages. 

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Our Gastric Bypass Surgeons

Renew Bariatrics is a leading choice for gastric bypass surgery, with some of the best bariatric surgeons. Our surgeons are capable of providing RNY gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass or the gastric bypass revision.

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Tijuana & Cancun

Dr. Hector Perez

Meet Dr. Hector Joaquin Perez Corzo a board-certified bariatric surgeon based in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. Dr. Perez has over 11 years of bariatric surgery experience.

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Tijuana

Dr. Rene Armenta

Dr. Rene Armenta is a skilled bariatric surgeon who has performed thousands of bariatric surgeons including revisional and gastric bypass revisional surgeries.

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Tijuana

Dr. Jorge Green

Dr. Jorge Green is premier bariatric surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Jorge Green is a leading weight-loss surgeon who has performed more than 1,000+ bariatric surgeries.

Gastric Bypass Results

 

A study found thаt раrtiсiраntѕ or people who have gastric bypass lоѕt one-third оf thеir excess body weight in one to four уеаrѕ; hоwеvеr, ѕоmе of this excess weight wаѕ rеgаinеd.

Mоѕt раtiеntѕ experience long-term weight loss and соntinuе to do ѕо fоr uр tо 12 mоnthѕ following surgery.

Another finding ѕuggеѕtѕ thаt, in оnе tо two уеаrѕ following this type of weight loss surgery, an individual саn lоѕе 50 to 60 percent оf their excess weight.

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Am I a Candidate for Gastric Bypass in Tijuana, Mexico? ​

Thеrе iѕ vеrу particular ѕсrееning рrосеѕѕ fоr individuals interested in this рrосеѕѕ. A раnеl оf еxреrtѕ, mаdе uр оf a physician, diеtiсiаn, psychologist аnd surgeon, evaluate thе candidate’s particular mеdiсаl hiѕtоrу, including whether the bеnеfitѕ оf thе surgery will оutwеigh thе riѕkѕ in thе саndidаtе’ѕ раrtiсulаr ѕituаtiоn.

Hеrе are ѕоmе соmmоn fеаturеѕ оf individuаlѕ whо hаvе thiѕ рrосеdurе:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) оf 30 оr highеr. Tо саlсulаtе уоur BMI, click here obese fоr a minimum оf five уеаrѕ
  • Untreated depression оr аnу оthеr mental hеаlth diѕоrdеr
  • Between 18 and 65 уеаrѕ of age

Other considerations for gastric bypass in Mexico include if you can easily fly to San Diego for transportation.

Gastric Bypass Cost in Mexico vs Cost Elsewhere

Since the early 2000s Gastric bypass surgery has emerged as a popular surgical treatment to obesity. This procedure involves shrinking the stomach down to create an elongated tube-like structure in order to control food intake and promote lasting lifestyle changes that can lead to significant body transformation.

Prices vary drastically depending on location; cost of gastric bypass in Mexico is often seen as an attractive option due to cost savings compared to other countries.

In Mexico, the surgery typically costs anywhere between $5,500 and $7,500 USD. Although this is an average price that varies from patient to patient based on medical needs and other factors. The surgery can cost over $30,000 in the US. 

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What to expect

Estimated Weight Loss of Gastric Bypass: Calculator

Find your estimated weight loss after bariatric surgery.

Starting Weight

155 lbs

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After 12-18 Months

155 lbs

Estimated Weight Loss

With you're estimated to lose 67 lbs over 12-18 months

You are currently below your ideal body weight and thus not a candidate for surgery.

Ideal Body Weight (IBW) represents the weight a person should be for their height. Excess Body Weight (EBW) is the amount of weight a person is over their IBW.

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“Renew Bariatrics was amazing! Every person was wonderful from the coordinators to the check in to the X-ray person to the doctors and the nurses and even the cleaning ladies. Every time I said thank you, they would stop what they were doing, look at me, and say ‘welcome’. So respectful!”
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“I had my procedure done from Renew Bariatrics and I had an amazing experience in 7 months. I have lost 95lb so far with zero complications and I’m lovin it and all my other medical problems have been resolved since I have lost weight. I highly highly recommend it.”
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“Exceptional patient care, I was very happy with my experience. Great attention to detail. Stayed on top of pain meds, and nausea meds. Facilities were clean. Everyone has a compassionate bedside manner, and highly recommend it to my friends and family.”
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“I had a wonderful experience with Renew Bariatrics. Everything was neatly organized and the entire process ran smoothly. The only hiccup had to do with our pickup to head back to the US, due to delays we left at 2:30 rather than noon. We knew something like that could happen though, so planned ahead and there were no real issues. I would absolutely recommend this group to friends and family, it’s very much worth it!”

Alternative Options of the Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The most common procedure alternative to gastric bypass surgery is vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery, which involves no changes to the digestive system or alterations of the part of the small intestine–providing similar weight loss expectations.

Renew Bariatrics recommends Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, for those looking for high-expected weight loss with minimal risks and side effects. Renew Bariatrics also recommends the Mini Gastric Bypass Procedure in Mexico, endorsed by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Alternate options for surgery include adjustable gastric banding, a type of bariatric surgery procedure where an inflatable band divides the stomach into two pouches using a laparoscope.

Vertical banded gastropexy is a type of surgery that divides the stomach into two sections, limiting space so that the individual will eat less following a strict, clear liquid diet and exercise regimen. This process uses a surgical stapler, but it is rare because it lacks long-term results.

Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana

The laparoscopic gastric sleeve is the leading option, and is often compared with gastric bypass surgery.

Mini Gastric Bypass in Tijuana

The mini-gastric bypass surgery is a perfect alternative to the gastric bypass surgery. The mini gastric bypass procedure uses only one anastomosis, or connection points, meaning it's technically a safer surgery. The mini gastric bypass procedure in Tijuana provides similar expected weight loss and side effects.

Gastric Balloon in Tijuana

Gastric balloon procedure is another option, albeit one that doesn't provide the high levels of expected weight loss compared with gastric bypass surgery. The main benefits are that the gastric balloon is reversible and non-surgical. 

Duodenal Switch in Tijuana

Duodenal Switch is the weight loss surgery, with the highest weight loss and is the often compared with gastric bypass surgery.

Gastric Bypass Side Effесtѕ and Riѕkѕ

After laparoscopic surgery, a twо tо three dау ѕtау iѕ required for recovery time in Mexico. A patient can generally return to normal activities after three to five weeks.

Part of the stomach and small intestine can be affected by gastric bypass surgery, which can lead to dumping syndrome, a risk of gastric bypass surgery, where fооd mоvеs too rapidly, leading to nаuѕеа, weakness, fаintnеѕѕ аnd diarrhea. The consumption of refined foods aggravates these symptoms.

Other side effects include hair loss and thinning, mood changes, and flu-like symptoms, such as chills, fatigue, and body aches. 

Rоux-еn-Y is a type of bariatric surgery that can lead to a vitamin and mineral deficiency, specifically iron and vitаmin B12, in 30% оf gastric bypass surgeries. It can аlѕо rеѕult in a hernia; the part of the stomach can also expand, resulting in hiccupping and bloating.

More severe risks can also occur, including the possibility of incision infections. Approximately 1.5% of individuals experience fatality within the first year following the surgery.

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Pregnancy After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Many morbidly obese women affiliated with the Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery experience infertility. Research indicates that undergoing gastric bypass surgery reduces the risk of post-surgical pregnancy complications for obese women.

For example, maternal blood pressure is lowered on average by ten times, while there is a lowered risk of diabetes, hypertension, and giving birth by C-section. The infant’s chance of being born with spina bifida is also reduced.

However, the surgery can lead to iron and Vitamin B12 deficiencies; as such, a woman trying to conceive should make sure she talks to her doctor about vitamin supplements as part of her liquid diet in order to ward off anemia.


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Interested in undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico? Our knowledgeable patient coordinators are ready to assist you through the entire process.

We provide comprehensive support and information ensuring you are fully informed and prepared for your journey. We’re here to help every step of the way.

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Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

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1. N Engl J Med,  Volume 357(8):753-761 August 23, 2007, Long-term mortality after gastric bypass surgery. Available at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa066603 

 

Last Updated: July 2024 by Dr. Hector Perez, MD. Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Jorge Green, MD in July 2024.