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Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon, Duodenal Switch specialist in Tijuana, Mexico.

Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is one the first bariatric surgeons in Mexico to offer the Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch Surgery!

The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch bariatric surgery(BPD/DS) is a combined surgery that makes your stomach smaller and bypasses part of your small intestine for the best-reported, long-term percentage of weight loss.

The Duodenal Switch has been around since the 1980’s. It combines a restrictive component, just like the gastric sleeve, with a malabsorptive component, like a gastric bypass.

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is a Board-Certified, Fellowship Trained, Surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Ponce de Leon has been certified as a Bariatric Surgeon by the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM). In this capacity, Dr. Ponce de Leon has completed specialized training and continuing education in bariatric surgery as well as performed a high number of surgeries each year. Dr. Ponce de Leon has also been named a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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What is obesity? Everything you need to know about obesity, obesity prevention and bariatric surgery in Mexico.

What is Obesity?

When looking at bariatric surgery options, it’s important to understand what obesity is and why we, as obesity surgeons, are treating it.

What is obesity?

Although most people have a general understanding that being obese means being significantly overweight, the actual definition of obesity is more complex. Currently, the measure most commonly used is BMI.

BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and is a number that’s found by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters, squared.

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Weight Loss Surgery and Health in Mexico.

Bariatric Surgery Health Benefits

Bariatric surgery: do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Obesity prevalence is the highest it has ever been. And with the increase in obesity comes an increase in the number of weight loss surgery procedures. But how safe are the procedures, and do the benefits outweigh the risks?

There is no doubt that obesity is a major cause of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.

The condition can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and it has also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer and colon cancer. Furthermore, the condition can severely damage a person’s quality of life, leaving them immobile and often triggering depression.

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A selection of different post-bariatric surgery exercises while recovering from weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Post Bariatric Surgery Exercises

There are a variety of different post-bariatric surgery exercises that you can do while you are recovering from bariatric surgery. As you progress, you will be able to add more challenging exercises to your workout routine.

After bariatric surgery you are preparing for a new chapter in your life. A chapter that includes healthy eating choices and regular exercise, resulting in a new and improved you!

Depending on your prior fitness level, Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon will recommend when and how much you can start working out after surgery. Normally doctors recommend that you don’t engage in activities more strenuous than walking during the first 30 to 90 days after surgery.

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Once you have decided that having bariatric surgery is right for you, you will then need to select a facility and surgeon in Mexico.

Having Bariatric Surgery

Once you have decided that having bariatric surgery is right for you, you will then need to select a facility and surgeon in Mexico.

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who suffer from obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a Gastric Band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (Sleeve Gastrectomy) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (Gastric Bypass).

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The epidemic of obesity-associated diabetes is a major crisis in modern societies, in which food is plentiful and exercise is optional.

Obesity Associated Diabetes

Newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes tend to have one thing in common: obesity. Exactly how diet and obesity trigger diabetes has long been the subject of intense scientific research.

High levels of fat shut down a key enzyme that promotes glucose sensing in pancreatic beta cells — revealing a pathway implicated in the Type 2 diabetes epidemic

A new study led by Jamey D. Marth, director of the Center for Nanomedicine, a collaboration between UC Santa Barbara and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), has revealed a pathway that links high-fat diets to a sequence of molecular events responsible for the onset and severity of diabetes. These findings were published online August 14 in the journal Nature Medicine.

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Weight loss surgery is an operation that is performed in order to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity.

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is an operation that is performed in order to effectively treat people with extreme and excessive obesity. Evidence suggests that weight loss surgery may lower death rates for patients with severe obesity, especially when coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery.

Bariatric surgery is an option that is too often ignored or dismissed. Yet it is the only option that almost always works to help very heavy people lose a lot of weight and that also can make some chronic conditions vanish.

Principles of Weight Loss Surgery

The basic principle of weight loss surgery is to restrict food intake and decrease the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines.

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Mexico Bariatrics is a bariatric surgery center in Mexico offering safe and effective bariatric surgery in Mexico.

Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Today hundreds of thousands of people are undergoing weight loss surgery worldwide. In the United States and Canada, a growing trend of individuals seeking Bariatric Surgery in Mexico is booming. When many think of weight loss surgery in Mexico, they may think of a dirty hospital with an inexperienced medical staff. However, this stigma has been proven wrong time and time again.

In fact, Hospitals in Mexico with National Accreditation from The National Health Council in Mexico are just as safe or even safer than United States hospitals. A facility which is licensed and accredited by a national government ensures it abides by national levels of healthcare. The National Health Council in Mexico tests hospitals on nearly 300 standards and data points in order to determine which medical institutions and facilities best meet the needs of their patients.

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Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight. At Mexico Bariatrics we treat obesity.


Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight. At Mexico Bariatrics we treat obesity.

Gaining weight and becoming obese or morbidly obese has created an epidemic not only in the United States, but also internationally. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2/3 of the US population is overweight, and nearly 1/3 is obese or morbidly obese.

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Bariatric Surgery Procedures in Mexico

Bariatric Surgery Procedures

There are a number of bariatric surgery procedures to help you lose weight and lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways:

  • Restriction. Surgery is used to physically limit the amount of food the stomach can hold, which limits the number of calories you can eat.
  • Malabsorption. Surgery is used to shorten or bypass part of the small intestine, which reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
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