Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
During gastric sleeve surgery, nearly 85 percent of your stomach is removed. The sleeve-shaped portion that remains greatly reduces the amount of food you can consume. Patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery get fuller faster, feel fuller longer, and lose weight at a rapid rate.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS)
This minimally invasive surgery is performed by laparoscopy through only one port. Also, this procedure allows for great aesthetic results due to less visible scarring as this single incision is done inside the navel. Tijuana Bariatrics offers this weight loss surgery on patients up to 39 BMI!
Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery
Gastric sleeve plication is designed to reduce the size of the stomach. During surgery, the doctor will create an internal fold to reduce the organ’s size, and skillfully suture the fold closed. This procedure is effective at helping patients lose weight and can be revised for amplified results.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery works by dividing your stomach into two separate pouches and then reconnecting the smaller pouch to the lower portion of your small intestine. By creating a smaller stomach pouch that holds only one cup of food, you will be restricted in how much you are able to eat.
"Mini" Gastric Bypass Surgery
Similar to gastric bypass, this procedure will help you consume less food and ultimately lose weight faster. By surgically resecting the small, upper pouch to the upper portion of your bowels, food will not be completely broken down or processed within your system prior to exiting your body.
Duodenal Switch Surgery
Duodenal switch surgery has proven to be one of the most effective forms of bariatric surgery available to-date. During surgery, the small intestine is rearranged to differentiate the flow of food from the flow of stomach bile and pancreatic juices. This then restricts your digested caloric intake.
Bariatric Surgery Revision
If your bariatric surgery was successful initially, but over time you have noticed a significant decline in the amount of weight you are losing, you may be an ideal candidate for revision surgery. Revision surgery can correct your surgical complications and improve your weight loss results.
The LAP-BAND® system was the first adjustable gastric banding device to be approved by the FDA. The system works by reducing your stomach’s capacity. With this restrictive procedure, the amount of food and drink you are able to consume at any given time is limited and you can feel fuller for longer.
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive techniques to access the abdominal cavity through very small incisions. Compared to traditional techniques, laparoscopic surgery reduces recovery time, minimizes post-operative discomfort, and lessens your risk of developing complications.
High-BMI Bariatric Surgery
In some cases, a patient with a very high BMI may not be eligible for weight-loss surgery. Some surgeons may not be willing to operate until significant weight is lost, which can be difficult, if not impossible for patients. Thankfully, we can often approve surgical candidates with very high BMIs.
Low-cost Bariatric Surgery
With most bariatric surgeries coming in at tens of thousands of dollars, even some patients in great need simply cannot afford a bariatric operation. Fortunately, you can rely on us for safe, cost-effective bariatric surgery that is just a fraction of the price you can expect to pay in the U.S.
Preparing for Bariatric Surgery
Successful weight loss after bariatric surgery begins well before the procedure. In addition to eating well and becoming more active, you will be provided with pre-operative instructions to make sure you understand special items you will need to have on hand, such as pureed foods.
Malabsorptive and Restrictive Surgeries
Bariatric surgeries promote weight loss through restriction or malabsorption, or by combining the two techniques. Restrictive surgeries permanently or temporarily reduce the size of the stomach while malabsorptive surgeries modify the gastrointestinal tract so the body absorbs fewer calories.
“Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago.” Debbie M.