It Is Suitable For
· Those looking for a safe Bariatric Surgery procedure in Mexicali, Mexico.
· Those with obesity or extreme obesity.
· Those who wish to reduce the risk of weight-related health problems.
· Those willing to make permanent changes for a healthier lifestyle.
· Those who wish to lose weight after ineffective healthy diets and exercise habits.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgical procedure that employs particular methods to help reduce the amount of food intake a person can digest. Changes to the digestive system combined with a proper diet can lead to a rapid weight loss. Typically, Bariatric Surgery is performed when diet and exercise have not been effective or if a patient has serious health problems caused by being overweight. After the surgery, the patient must follow the provided diet guideline with dedication to see improvements.
Bariatric Surgery at Our Affiliated Hospital
These procedures collectively make up Bariatric Surgery at our affiliated hospital:
· Sleeve Gastrectomy
· Gastric Bypass Surgery
· Gastric Band Surgery
· Gastric Balloon Treatment
· Gastric Plication
In this procedure, a part of the stomach is removed and the remaining section is formed into a tubelike structure. Since the size of the stomach has become smaller, it will not hold as much food and the production of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin will also lessen.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass includes changes to the stomach and small intestine, which will also change the way food is digested. After the surgery, the stomach will become smaller. This aids weight loss through restricting the amount of food the stomach holds, limiting the amount of calories and nutrients the system absorbs, and changing the gut hormones that can help patients to feel full longer and reverse obesity-caused metabolic syndrome.
Gastric Band Surgery
This procedure involves a placement of a silicone device at the top portion of the stomach, intended to limit food consumption. Unlike other procedures, this surgery is reversible. After the surgery, it is required to follow a liquids-only diet with gradual reintroduction of soft foods.
Gastric Balloon Treatment
This surgery involves a placement of a saline-filled silicone balloon in the stomach to limit the amount of food intake and to make patients feel full faster. The gastric balloon is not a permanent device, hence a commitment to a healthier lifestyle is needed to maintain a long-term success of the surgery.
This procedure involves creating large folds in the stomach to reduce its size. This surgery is also known as gastric imbrication and greater curvature plication.
Advantages and Limitations of Bariatric Surgery
· Improves quality of life
· Improves obesity-related comorbidities
· Increases confidence and comfort
· Improves overall health
· Strict diet after the surgery is necessary to further aid in weight loss
· General surgery risks
Q1: When can I start exercising after the surgery?
A1: You can start right after the surgery by taking it slow, such as short walks while in the hospital. As you recover, find a variety of activities that you can do and keep a regular exercising routine to burn off calories and stay healthy.
Q2: Do I have to be on a diet before the surgery?
A2: Depending on your condition, the surgeon may put you on a preoperative diet about 2 to 3 weeks prior to surgery. This is intended to shrink the liver and reduce fat in the abdomen, making the procedure safer.
Q3: When can I get pregnant after the surgery?
A3: It is advisable to wait 12 to 18 months after the procedure to get pregnant. Be reminded that birth control pills do not work as well in patients who are overweight, and may not be effective during the time when your weight is changing. For this reason, please have an IUD or use condoms and spermicide with all intercourse.
Q4: When can I return to work after the surgery?
A4: You can go back to work in 1 to 2 weeks, depending on your condition.
Q5: Do I need to take extra supplements after the surgery?
A5: You may need to take multivitamins or higher doses of certain vitamins and minerals. Please consult with the doctor regarding this.
[Clinic Name] Hospital de la Familia
[Location] Mexicali, Mexico
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] The hospital is about 17 mins drive from Mexicali International Airport and 10 mins drive from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mexicali
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (24 hrs)
||1 - 2 hrs
||1 - 2 weeks
|Number of Postoperative Visit
||Follow-ups depend on your condition
||Gradual reintroduction of soft foods will take time after the surgery
||You may be required to fill out a medical questionnaire and share previous medical records, pictures or any other tests
||Reschedule of treatments can be made without penalty. However, a $250 deposit is non-refundable if cancellation takes place within 48 hrs prior to surgery
|Include In This Price
||Price includes 2 hospital night with all Services included, Doctor Fees and Material/Prosthetic
|| Hospital de la Familia (Family Hospital), Circuito Brasil, El Alamo, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico