Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico
Gastric Bypass Surgery
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – simply called gastric bypass – is the original bariatric procedure developed in the mid 20th century. Often considered the “gold standard”, this procedure is still one of the most popular bariatric procedures done today.
How The Gastric Bypass Procedure Works
The gastric bypass is a laparoscopic procedure done by creating small incisions in the abdomen and inserting a small camera attached to a catheter tube. This guides the surgeon to be able to perform the procedure. Then, the surgery is performed with special tools built for laparoscopic surgeries.
First, a small stomach pouch is created by separating the top of the stomach from the rest. This pouch holds about 30 mL (or about 1 fl oz) in volume, or about the size of an egg. Next, the small intestine is divided, with one loop connected to the stomach pouch and the other reconnected to the small intestine. This makes it so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine can digest the food.
The gastric bypass has a restrictive and a malabsorptive component. The stomach pouch that is created from the stomach is a lot smaller than the normal stomach size. This prevents the patient from being able to consume a lot of food in one sitting, preventing overeating. The malabsorptive component is caused by bypassing part of the small intestine, reducing the amount of calories absorbed.
Additionally, the rerouting of the digestive system produces changes in gut hormones that reduces the feeling of hunger.
Why Choose Gastric Bypass Surgery?
If you are considering gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Ramos Kelly can help you out. Getting gastric bypass surgery in Mexico can be done at less than half the cost of getting it in the US. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramos Kelly today!
FAQs About Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery affects overall health in a number of ways. First, the surgery can help improve or resolve obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. It further helps by decreasing the risk of developing certain types of cancer as well as heart disease. Overall, gastric bypass surgery can lead to a significant improvement in both the quality and quantity of one’s life.
The cost of gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is typically a fraction of what it would cost in the United States. If you are considering gastric bypass surgery, contact us at (800) 533-8160 to learn more about our all-inclusive packages at our state-of-the-art facilities in Tijuana.
Yes, you will likely need to take vitamin and mineral supplements after gastric bypass surgery. However, the type and amount of supplementation will vary depending on the individual. It’s best that you consult with Dr. Ramos Kelly to develop a vitamin and mineral supplementation plan that’s right for you.
Yes, you can get pregnant after gastric bypass surgery and carry the baby to term. In fact, the surgery increases the likelihood of conceiving by reversing fertility problems caused by obesity. So, if you are of childbearing age and are considering gastric bypass surgery, be sure to talk to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options.