What is an Mini Gastric Bypas?
The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a bariatric surgery similar to the gastric bypass. This weight loss surgery is quickly growing in popularity, as being one of the safest and most effective forms of bariatric surgery. The mini-gastric bypass reduces the stomach size significantly, while also bypassing a large part of the small intestines. This procedure was a modification of the original Billroth II procedure.The mini-gastric bypass surgery uses both restriction and malabsorption to make it extremely effective. Patients can expect to lose 70-80% of excess weight with the mini-gastric bypass procedure.
How much does it cost?
The average cost for a Mini Gastric Bypass in Tijuana is $5,500 USD. Surgery will vary in cost depending on the type of procedure that is chosen. Other factors include the BMI of the patient as well as the location of the facility that is chosen. In the United States, Mini Gastric Bypass procedures may range between $19,000 and $24,000. Surgical costs may or may not include anesthetics and consultations and surgeon's fees, so always ask.
How to find the right Bariatric Surgeon
Mini Gastric Bypass is considered a major surgical procedure and should only be performed by a Certified Bariatric Surgeon in a properly regulated facility. Bariatric Surgeons should be certified and trained in General Surgery and a Bariatric Surgery Fellowship. Always ask for the doctors accreditations and verify that the information provided by the doctors is up to date.
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