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What is a Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY), is one of the most effective bariatric surgeries, were the stomach is divided into a small pouch and a larger remanent  and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect both. Bariatric Surgeon have developed several forms of reconnecting the intestine, wich derived and different methods of Gastric Bypass. Any kind of Gastric Bypass means a reduced functionality of the stomach  with a physical and physiological response towards food.

How the Gastric Bypass Works?

Gastric Bypass Surgery work by two main processeses: Restriction, the stomach pouch size is reduced which limits the calorie intake; and malabsorption, rerouting a section of the small intestine reduces the amount of food absorbed by the bod.

How is the Gastric Bypass surgery done?

Most of the bariatric surgeons use laparoscopy to perform the Gastric Bypass Surgery. The laparoscopic method keyhole incisions through which your surgeon will pass a laparoscope and surgical tools. A laparoscope is a thin, lighted instrument that projects images of the surgery on a monitor in the operating room. During a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedure, your surgeon will use surgical staples to create a small compartment, which will serve as your new stomach. This pouch will hold about one cup of food. The lower portion of the stomach continues to secrete digestive juices, but does not receive food. Next, your surgeon will cut the small intestine well beyond the stomach and bring one free end up and attach it to the pouch. Your surgeon will then attach the other free end lower down on the small intestine, creating a Y shape. By bypassing the lower stomach and the first part of the small intestine, fewer calories will be absorbed as food passes through this new pathway.

What are the risks of the Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgeries can be extremely successful in helping patients suffering from obesity lose weight. But all surgery involves some risks. Your doctor can explain the risks and complications most associated with gastric bypass so that you can decide if undergoing surgery is the best decision for you.

The risks and complications often associated with gastric bypass may include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Stomal stenosis
  • "Dumping syndrome"
  • Peritonitis

What is the cost of a Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana?

With the special packages in place, gastric bypass surgeries prices begin from $5,999 in Tijuana, Mexico, as opposed to $24,900 in the United States.

How to find out if I am a good candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Not all overweight people qualify for the gastric sleeve. There are some criteria that must be fulfilled before a patient is approved for surgery.

Generally, gastric sleeve surgery is indicated for obese adults — that is, people between 18 and 65 with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. 

People with a body-mass index of 35 can also qualify. Usually, this requires at least one additional health problem related to obesity. Some common weight-related health conditions include diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma and joint pain.

You must also be able to handle the physical stress of surgery. Some people have health complications that make major surgery very risky. In some cases, these complications stem from obesity itself, and some initial weight loss can improve the health of the patient enough for surgery.

Psychological readiness is another important factor. Gastric sleeve entails a series of dramatic lifestyle changes, which can be stressful or cause unexpected reactions. Having the right attitude toward food, exercise, and health is important, and most major insurance companies require a psychological consultation as part of the pre-operative evaluation process.

You can start the process by filling the following Health Questionnaire

What to do next

Contact us to start your FREE evaluation at 1 (833) 868 7633 or send us an email to info@medicaltourismtj.com here are some tools you need to continue your research and learn if having a Gastric Bypass is the right choice for you:

  1. Join a support group. It's important to stay motivated and focused and truly understand what this change means.
    1. Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana
    2. Dr. Alberto Carlos Support Group
  2. Recommended webforums.
    1. RealSelf.
    2. ObesityHelp.
  3. Recommended Apps.
    1. Baristatic
    2. Bariapps
    3. Waterlogged
    4. Fooducate.
  4. Recommended Readings.
    1. The Big book on the Gastric Sleeve
    2. The Sleeved Life
    3. Ultimate Gastric Sleeve Success



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