Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass, Tijuana Weight Loss SurgeryGastric bypass, commonly roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, is the gold standard in bariatrics, it can help you regain your life back. We focus on getting our patients the best patient care in Mexico. We have multiple cities, and represent dozens of surgeons. Contact us to see the difference we make!

Gastric Bypass Surgery Information

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, also referred to as (RNY Bypass surgery), is one of the most performed weight loss surgeries.  This type of surgery reduces the size of the stomach by dividing the stomach into two sections and creating a new much smaller stomach called a pouch.  The new stomach pouch will hold approximately two ounces of food.  This smaller stomach allows you to eat less at each meal and chew your food more slowly, which helps you to lose weight.  You will feel satisfied after eating small amounts of food in the same way you would feel full after eating a large meal before your surgery.  And, the calories bypass your stomach and are not absorbed into your system which also aids in your weight loss.

During the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is reduced by using surgical staples to make a little pouch at the top portion of the stomach.  Through bypassing the main stomach, the new pouch is attached to the center of the small intestine.  This laparoscopic surgery typically takes about two hours using general anesthesia.  Surgical staples are used in place of traditional stitches that help to prevent leaking and post surgery   complications.  Expect to spend between 2 to 3 days in the hospital.  The majority of people can resume their regular activities in about 4 weeks.  You will be placed on a liquid diet for the first few weeks after surgery.  Then, you will slowly transition to pureed food to softened food and then to solid foods.

Gastric Bypass in Mexico, Results from Surgery

The results of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are absolutely amazing.  Over the years, the majority of patients have lost a minimum of 65% of their additional weight and they have maintained their weight loss.  Following an exercise routine will result in better and quicker results.  This surgery has been proven to resolve high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and back pain in the majority of the patients.  And, all patients will experience a greater quality of life and more self confidence in their appearance and interactions with others.

As with any weight loss surgery, it is important to remember that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a surgical method to help patients to lose weight.  It is not a magical treatment.  To be able to sustain long term weight loss results, a patient needs to change his or her lifestyle and the way they think of food by eating healthy foods in moderation and following an exercise routine.  Only those patients that are a minimum of 100 pounds overweight and have been unsuccessful with other diets can qualify for gastric bypass surgery.  For additional details about this surgery, please contact us.

Advantages, Disadvantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery Mexico

Undergoing gastric bypass in Tijuana, Mexico will allow you to undergo the surgery with one of our experienced bariatric surgeons with affordability. Below are various advantages and disadvantages of gastric bypass compared with other bariatric procedures.

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy)

  • Gastric Bypass Has Better Rates of Resolving Obesity-Related Co-Morbidities Than Gastric Sleeve, However Gastric Sleeve Has Lower Complication Rates (source).
  • Gastric Sleeve has significantly less morbidity risks, similar to Lap-Band – while achieve expected weight loss similar to Gastric Bypass (source).
  • Gastric Bypass in Mexico generally costs more than Gastric Sleeve in Mexico.

Gastric Bypass vs Mini Gastric Bypass

  • Mini-Gastric Bypass is a simpler procedure than Gastric Bypass Surgery, 2 years out it shows just as effective results (source).
  • The present study shows that hospitalization following MGB instead of rising, as reported with RNY, decreases by a third. The MGB has been shown to be a short, safe successful weight loss surgery in previous work. The present study supports the MGB as a low risk procedure that decreases the need for hospitalization (source).

Gastric Bypass vs Duodenal Switch

  • Gastric Bypass has been Shown to Have Less Vitamin Deficiencies Compared with Duodenal Switch (source).
  • Gastric Bypass in Mexico is generally more affordable than Duodenal Switch.

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Banding

  • Gastric Bypass Shows More Ghrelin (Hunger Hormone) Suppression Than Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) Surgery (EndoJournals.org)
  • Gastric Banding, for recent evidence showing poor results, is not a popular option in Mexico. Leaving many who want to get this procedure performed a tough time in Mexico.

Complications

Greater risks of pneumonia are present after bariatric surgery of any kind. This is because there is less weight on the chest. Other complications can also include blot clots in the legs. As a result, it is a good idea to speak to your doctor if you have any after surgery concerns.

Other possible complication during bariatric surgery includes slippage, erosion or leakage of the stomach. It’s important to follow all post-op instructions in regards to activity levels and properly cleaning the wound.

Side-Effects

There are a number of side-effects that can occur if you decide to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A lot of the side effects that people experience can also occur with other forms of weight loss surgery. After the surgery, eating too fast is not a good idea. This can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. Constipation, headaches and fatigue are also possible.

Who Needs Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Individuals who decide to go for gastric bypass surgery are usually those who are unable to lose weight through any other method. Sometimes bariatric surgery is the only option. Bypass surgery will literally force your body only to take in a smaller amount of food at a time and will help you to get full faster. It can also help those who are suffering from the likes of food addiction. In order to keep losing weight, you must change your lifestyle entirely. Staying active and controlling portions will help the weight to continue to come off.

Post-Op

After the operation, there are a number of things that you need to be aware of. A special gastric bypass diet may be given to you. You will need to give your stomach time to heal after the operation, so eating certain foods in a certain way will be necessary. A liquid diet is often recommended for a lot of people, as this will help to give you the nutrients that you need and allow you to get used to eating again. Broth, milk and unsweetened juice are just some of the things you may want to include in your diet. As your diet progresses, pureed foods may be the best option for you. You can always speak with your doctor about any concerns that you may have.

Always attend all post-op appointments. They’re important not only to be examined properly, but also to share any questions or concerns you may have regarding the surgery you endured.