Safest and Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery Options
By Tijuana Bariatrics on July 17, 2019
Safety is always of paramount concern to us. Our Tijuana, Mexico bariatric surgeons work closely with patients to ensure that any procedures performed achieve massive weight loss at rapid but acceptable levels that are not a detriment to general wellness. We also strive to reduce complications risks and make sure patients understand proper aftercare options.
We would like to use this post to discuss two of the latest options for safe and effective weight loss surgery. While we will focus on just two particular weight loss surgery procedures, rest assured that all surgeries we perform here at Tijuana Bariatrics are done as safely as possible, and with a close focus on lasting patient wellness.
The gastric sleeve is one of the most popular and also one of the safest weight loss procedures we perform. The surgery involves the surgical reduction of the size of the stomach. By shrinking the stomach size, patients consume fewer calories in a single sitting, which translates into few calories consumed per day. This restrictive form of weight loss offers great outcomes.
The Safety of the Gastric Sleeve
The safety of the gastric sleeve comes from its simplicity. Only the stomach is operated on during the surgery, meaning that the rest of the digestive tract is untouched. With such a simple mechanism for weight loss and a simple approach to reducing calorie consumption, the risk of complications is low. That is why for most patients, our first recommendation at Tijuana Bariatrics is a gastric sleeve.
Gastric banding is another option that is relatively simple and quite safe. During gastric band surgery, a small silicone band is used to cinch around part of the stomach. The band allows the stomach size to be reduced, meaning that patients feel full sooner. The principle is much like the gastric sleeve, but without the permanent reduction to the size of the stomach.
The Safety of Gastric Banding
The safety from the gastric band technique comes from its reversibility. The surgery is minimally invasive and can be completely reversed, which is not possible with other weight loss procedures. Additionally, the band can be adjusted if the patient is not experiencing optimal weight loss. This combination of reversibility and adjustability make the gastric band quite attractive to many prospective patients.
Helping You Make the Choice That’s Safest for You
Looking at the gastric sleeve and the gastric band, you may wonder which surgery option is best suited to you and your needs. If you are looking for answers, we can provide them at Tijuana Bariatrics during a consultation.
We can help you make the right weight loss surgery choice based on your needs and goals. We will provide insight into how we make each procedure as safe and effective as possible, and what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery.
Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery
If you would like more information about bariatric surgery and why it could be the ideal option for you, be sure to contact our experienced team of weight loss experts and bariatric surgeons. You can reach our team by phone at (664) 167-7290.