Mexico Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery simply means weight loss surgery. It involves removing or sectioning off part of the stomach to make it smaller, meaning that a person cannot eat more than a small portion in a given meal. This is something we call restriction.
Some bariatric surgical options also bypass a portion of the intestines to decrease the amount of calories absorbed. We call this malabsorption. The best and most lasting weight loss is often achieved through a combination of restriction and malabsorption.
Are you A Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Have you worked hard to lose weight? Have you tried diet after diet resulting in temporary weight loss, only to regain your weight a short time later? For many this experience is very frustrating and can leave them feeling defeated.
However, there is hope. Even if lifestyle modification and medical therapy have failed you, you are not a failure. The body is naturally designed to maintain its current weight, meaning that losing significant weight and keeping it off can be difficult. Weight loss surgery is a highly effective weight loss tool that can level your playing field and give you the same opportunity to lose weight as anyone else.
This kind of surgery is not for everyone. But if you have struggled with obesity, it can be a powerful tool to help you lose weight, keep it off, and regain your quality of life.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Various types of weight loss surgery are available. The best type of bariatric surgery for you will depend on your individual medical history and desired weight loss goals.
The Gastric Banding surgery was once very popular, but has higher long-term risk and is less effective than modern alternatives.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is a popular type of weight loss surgery if you want to lose 55-80% of your unhealthy body weight, but may not be ideal for patients with a BMI of over 50 or who suffer from Type II diabetes.
Mexico Bariatric Surgery performs surgery laparoscopically through just 4 or 5 tiny incisions. This avoids much of the pain traditionally encountered with “open” surgeries performed through large surgical incisions.
The Gastric Bypass is ideal if you suffer from Type II diabetes and want to resolve this condition, while losing 65-90% of your excess weight.
The Loop Duodenal Switch (or SADI-S) surgery, like the gastric bypass, is ideal if you suffer from type II diabetes. SADI-S surgery is also the best type of bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 50 or greater and want to lose 80-100% of your excess weight.