Decrease Your Size, Increase Your Satisfaction
Obesity is a medical condition that poses very real threats to your physical, mental, and emotional health. The bariatric surgery center of Dr. Fernando Garcia offers a wide variety of medical weight loss options that are designed to bring you hope, health, and happiness. LAP-BAND® surgery is just one of the options that our Tijuana specialists offer to patients who are obese and want to take control over their weight.
The LAP-BAND® system allows you to have complete control over your dietary intake and slows the speed at which your food is digested.
What Is LAP-BAND® Surgery?
The LAP-BAND® system is designed to significantly reduce your stomach's capacity to hold food. You will feel fuller faster and longer; by restricting the quantity of food you are able to eat, you will end up losing a significant amount of weight. The LAP-BAND® system allows you to have complete control over your dietary intake and slows the speed at which your food is digested. This procedure is done laparoscopically and requires 4-5 tiny incisions to be made in your abdomen in order for the adjustable gastric band to be installed. Once the band has been placed and adjusted, your incisions will be carefully closed to minimize scarring and your body will begin to heal.
What Is an Adjustable Gastric Band?
The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is an inflatable silicone ring that is placed around the top portion of the stomach. Saline or silicone is used to fill the band, making it constrict or loosen its grip around the upper area of the stomach. Because the band can be modified at any time following treatment, the device can easily be adjusted or even removed altogether. Depending on your case, Dr. Garcia will use one of two types of bands, the LAP-BAND® developed by Allergan or the Realize® Band, to complete your stomach's transformation.
Achieving Desirable Results
The LAP-BAND® system can be adjusted over time to fit your ever changing needs and promote optimal results. There are multiple benefits to undergoing LAP-BAND® surgery at our Tijuana Hospital, including:
- Improved self-confidence
- Dramatic weight loss
- Improved health
- The band is adjustable, which means it can easily be tightened, loosened, or completely removed
- Lower complication rate because your gastrointestinal track is left intact and untouched
- Shorter recovery time
- The procedure takes less than an hour to perform
- Results are shown over a longer period of time as opposed to other weight loss surgeries or diet and exercise
LAP-BAND® surgery at our Tijuana medical facility is not approved for every individual as it does pose serious risks that could permanently affect your health. To ensure you are an ideal candidate for weight loss surgery you will undergo a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Fernando Garcia and his team. During that time he will be able to better determine if the LAP-BAND® system will work for you or which weight loss surgery method is ideal for each unique case.
Although this procedure is one of the least invasive medical weight loss options, it does require a substantial amount of maintenance over time. For your convenience we can provide you with information on an accredited company within the U.S. who perform band adjustments for an affordable cost. Typically patients who choose to undergo LAP-BAND® surgery need three to five band modifications in order to continue to see outstanding results during the weight loss journey.
Low-BMI LAP-BAND® Helps More Candidates Shed Pounds
In the past, LAP-BAND® was largely restricted for obese patients. At Tijuana Bariatrics, we want all patients to reap the advantages that a healthy body weight provides. We are happy to offer low BMI LAP-BAND® to a range of candidates.
Tijuana Bariatrics is committed to providing LAP-BAND® to as many patients as possible
For many years, LAP-BAND® was only available to patients with a BMI of at least 40. This meant the procedure was limited to people who met the highest medical classification of obesity. The procedure was eventually extended to patients with a BMI of 35 (the second medical level of obesity), and individuals who had certain conditions known to improve with weight loss, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Today, people with BMIs that are even lower can undergo LAP-BAND® surgery.
Candidates for Low-BMI LAP-BAND®
Tijuana Bariatrics is committed to providing LAP-BAND® to as many patients as possible. You may be a candidate if:
- You are overweight
- You have unsuccessfully tried to lose weight through diet and exercise
- You are not currently pregnant, or planning to become pregnant soon
- You do not have certain medical conditions that would make you a poor candidate for surgery, such as heart disease
Your candidacy for LAP-BAND® will be based on factors other than just your BMI. The best way to find out if this procedure is suitable for you is by speaking with one of our representatives who can guide you though the candidacy process.
With a price tag as high as $30,000 in the U.S., many patients simply cannot afford this treatment. If you are looking for a safe, effective, and inexpensive LAP-BAND® procedure, Tijuana Bariatrics can help. Tijuana Bariatrics is dedicated to delivering the treatment you need to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, all at a price you can afford. Your low-cost LAP-BAND® will be performed at a Tijuana hospital that is outfitted with advanced technology, performed by highly trained and experienced surgeons.
At $5,000, the LAP-BAND® with Tijuana Bariatrics costs just a fraction of what you would expect to pay in the U.S. These low rates include your surgery, as well as travel arrangements (excluding airfare). In short, this means that your LAP-BAND® surgery at Tijuana Bariatrics is truly an affordable investment in your health.
At $5,000, the LAP-BAND® with Tijuana Bariatrics costs just a fraction of what you would expect to pay in the U.S.
A Safe, Comfortable Surgical Experience
Tijuana Bariatrics has coordinated countless bariatric procedures that meet the highest standards of safety. We oversee all of your accommodations and on-ground travel arrangements. You will stay in a luxurious hotel that caters to the needs of international clients. The hotel and the hospital are located in areas that are known for their safety. Our drivers will escort you to and from the hospital, as well as to and from the San Diego International Airport for your convenience.
Why Choose Tijuana Bariatrics?
Dr. Garcia is a recognized leader in the field, and serves as a professor of advanced laparoscopy at the University of Tijuana Medical School. The hospital where your surgery will be performed satisfies rigorous U.S. requirements. The medical professionals overseeing your post-operative care have helped thousands of patients through speedy and safe recoveries.
Contact the Bariatric Surgery Practice of Dr. Garcia
Don't let your weight hold you back from accomplishing great things with your life. At the bariatric surgery practice of Dr. Fernando Garcia, we believe no one deserves to be restricted by their weight, which is why the team at Tijuana Bariatrics will provide you affordable, safe procedures such as LAP-BAND® surgery that help patients to lose weight and keep it off, for good! Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our world-renowned bariatric specialists and learn more about our affordable LAP-BAND® and LAP-BAND® for patients with low BMIs.
“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.