Comprehensive Obesity Treatment
Suffering from obesity can negatively impact your mental and physical health and leave you feeling self-conscious or even hopeless.
Tijuana Bariatrics coordinates comprehensive obesity treatment in Tijuana, Mexico, to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.
Why should you consider obesity treatment?
The Benefits of Treating Obesity
Because obesity can impact so many aspects of your health, losing weight can improve your body's overall well-being and even extend your life.
Losing weight will enable you to lead a more active lifestyle, and you'll have more energy to spend time with your family and friends.
Losing weight can make you feel more comfortable in your body. As a result, you may be more confident going out into the world and living life to the fullest.
How Do I Know If I Am Obese?
The standard way to gauge obesity is to measure Body Mass Index, or BMI. The BMI is a measure of body fat relative to height and weight. To determine your BMI:
- Multiply your height in inches by itself (e.g., 65 inches times 65 inches = 4225)
- Then divide your weight in pounds by that number (e.g., 225 lbs./4225 = .053)
- Finally, multiply that number by 703 to arrive at your BMI (e.g., .053x703 = 37.259)
If your resulting BMI is over 30, then you are medically considered to be obese, and if your BMI is 40 or above, then you suffer from morbid obesity. Both conditions can be harmful to your health and potentially life threatening. Patients who are morbidly obese are generally 100 pounds overweight and are at a higher risk for developing heart-related diseases.
Serious Health Concerns
Obesity is associated with an elevated risk of developing numerous physical and mental health problems. People with obesity are more likely to experience:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Pregnancy problems
What Can Be Done?
If you have an unhealthy amount of fat, your first weight loss strategy should be eating a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and exercising regularly. However, many obese patients find that diet and exercise are not enough to experience the dramatic weight loss they need. In that situation, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery.
Modern bariatric medicine has developed several effective weight loss surgeries that can help obese patients eliminate excess fat and keep it off. Most weight loss surgeries involve decreasing the size of the stomach, as in gastric sleeve surgery, or limiting the body's ability to absorb calories, as in a duodenal switch. When patients commit to a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery, they have the potential to lose over 100 pounds.
Medical Tourism with Tijuana Bariatrics
While bariatric surgery can be truly life-saving, the cost of healthcare in the United States can make it inaccessible to many patients. However, if you travel just a few minutes south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico, you can experience the same quality of weight loss surgery at a fraction of the price.
Tijuana Bariatrics coordinates weight loss surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico, for patients from the United States and all over the world. The bariatric surgeons and medical professionals in the preferred provider network of Tijuana Bariatrics are highly trained and committed to helping patients transform their lives through healthy weight loss.
Contact Tijuana Bariatrics Today!
If you need to lose weight but haven't achieved the results you need through diet and fitness, bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, may be the right choice for you. To learn more about weight loss, bariatric surgery, and medical tourism, contact Tijuana Bariatrics today by filling out an online form or calling (800) 308-3607.
Nutritional Counseling to Ensure Your Long-Term Success
After weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, Tijuana Bariatrics continues to support patients by coordinating nutritional counseling. Eating a good diet and leading a healthy lifestyle are the keys to achieving and maintaining the expected results of bariatric surgery. After your procedure, nutritionist Linda Cardona will be there for you every step of the way.
Ms. Cardona specializes in providing nutritional counseling to bariatric patients. She is bilingual and has received specialized training in nutrition, obesity, and diabetes in both Mexico and the U.S. She has also served as an instructor in nutrition and food science, and remains active in a number of dietary and bariatric organizations.
When you begin your recovery, Ms. Cardona will create and explain an individualized diet plan for you and adjust it to fit your specific needs. Her nutritional counseling will help you lose fat, meet your weight-loss goals, and start a healthy new chapter in your life.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Nutrition
Why Is a Nutrition Counselor Important?
New Eating Habits
After a gastric sleeve or other bariatric procedure, you will not be able to eat the same types of meals as you did before, at least during the first several weeks. Typically, patients will be on a diet of liquids and pureed foods after their procedure. Soft and solid foods will slowly be reintroduced. Because your body will not be able to absorb the same types of foods in the same quantities as it did before, eating a well-balanced, reduced-calorie diet created by a nutritionist is essential.
Sustain Weight Loss
Following a diet designed by a professional will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Some bariatric patients do not reach their goal weight within a year of surgery or as expected. Others may lose substantial weight but gain some of it back years later. Eating a healthy, low-calorie diet prepared by a nutritionist, in addition to a fitness routine, will help you meet your goals and keep the weight off.
Vertical sleeve surgery December 20 2016. I've lost 85lbs. Feel great no complications. I flew in from Seattle to San Diego. Great accommodations no language barrier issues. Wish I had done this year's ago. In US 20k, in Mexico less than 5k.View On Google
Had the best experience with the whole staff, everyone was so amazing and took good care of me. I like how everything was super clean and my room was amazing..Glad I made the decision to go with Dr. Garcia, Thank You for everything
Ensuring Your Weight Loss Success
After you return home, please keep in touch with your dietician via Facebook. She will be happy to advise on your diet and nutritional requirements. You can also correspond with her by email. During these follow-ups, she will find out how you are feeling, how much weight you have lost, and how you are responding to the diet. Based on this information, she can make adjustments to your nutritional plan as needed.
Connect with Linda Cardona directly on Facebook or call her at (619) 730-3060.