About Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
This weight loss procedure requires that your stomach be divided into two pouches, an upper pouch and lower pouch. The lower portion of your small intestine is fused to the smaller upper pouch. The creation of a smaller stomach pouch, which holds less than a cup of food, will help you get fuller quicker and feel fuller longer, and you will ultimately lose weight faster. By surgically resecting the small, upper pouch to the lower portion of your bowels, food will not be completely broken down, absorbed, or processed within your system prior to exiting your body.
The revolutionary procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning 4-5 incisions would be performed on your abdomen. The experienced and trusted bariatric surgeon Dr. Fernando Garcia utilizes only the safest, most cutting-edge technology to perform all surgical weight loss treatments.
Laparoscopic weight loss treatment that is potentially ideal for those who struggle to shed pounds and control their appetite.
Education Comes First
Dr. Garcia educates patients on the complications, however uncommon, associated with weight loss surgery as well as the risks associated with leading an unhealthy, obese lifestyle. Not only does obesity make you feel lethargic and affect your overall emotional, physical, and mental health, but it can cause irreversible damage to you your bones, joints, and muscles. Our bariatric surgery team is committed to equipping you with the tools you need to successfully lead a healthier lifestyle and achieve a more positive state of mind.
Before approving patients for surgery, the dedicated team at Tijuana Bariatrics performs a comprehensive analysis of the patients' medical history and recommends appropriate surgeries based on the goals and objectives of the patient. Patients need to be aware that mini-gastric bypass surgery at our Tijuana facility will only do so much. A patient must be dedicated to avoiding harmful habits, practicing a healthy lifestyle, and eating and drinking nutritious foods that boost their weight loss results.
Gastric Bypass versus Mini Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Mini gastric bypass surgery is easier, safer and takes less time to perform than traditional laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. As its name suggests, the mini procedure is a simplified, less complicated form of the traditional weight loss method. The simplified procedure is as successful as other surgical treatments in terms of its ability to help you lose weight, keep it off, and vastly improve your quality of life. The recovery time associated with mini gastric bypass surgery is about the same as the traditional gastric bypass.
Advantages of the Mini Gastric Bypass
- Due to the simplicity of its construction, the Mini Gastric Bypass can reduce the risk of post-surgical complications
- Patients can enjoy sustained weight loss and a more active and fit lifestyle
Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon
Your surgeon can help you determine which bariatric procedure is best suited to your unique health requirements and treatment goals. You can trust the experience of Dr. Fernando Garcia who has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries. Highly regarded in his field, Dr. Garcia is also a professor of advanced laparoscopy at the University of Tijuana Medical School, where he lends his expertise to teach new practitioners the most advanced techniques.