Obesity is a chronic condition associated with the accumulation of excessive fat in the body. Obesity is designated with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and over. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y (RNY for short), is a bariatric procedure that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. Gastric bypass is performed by our surgeons laparoscopically (minimally invasive). Gastric bypass is capable of reversing the most severe co-morbidities including type two diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, back pain, sleep apnea, depression and more.
Gastric bypass surgery is most prominent in U.S. and Canada as the surgeons are more familiar with this procedure vs. the leading gastric sleeve surgery. Undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Mexico with our qualified surgeons is a smart play if you’re looking to have your surgery done in a full-service hospital. Our team has performed thousands of gastric bypass surgeries and has the experience to handle even the most atypical cases.
Gastric Bypass is a more powerful bariatric surgery than lap band and perhaps gastric sleeve, where most of the patients lose most of their excess weight within the first two years. Patients who are not ready to handle the life altering the aspect of the surgery are recommended to look into gastric sleeve surgery.
Best Gastric Bypass Surgeons in Mexico
Mexico Bariatric Center offers renowned specialists with least amount of complications and best outcome:
Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass Procedure, Anatomy
The RNY gastric bypass procedure takes about 2.0 to 2.5 hours from start to end. The actual operation takes about 60 min to 90 min, depending on the surgeon’s skills and experience. Mexico Bariatric Center keeps our bypass patients 2 to 3 nights in the hospital depending on their condition and overall health. Healing is fast and patients can return to work after two to four weeks following the surgery.
|Surgery Duration||Nights in Hospital||Nights in Hotel||Back to Work|
|2.0 Hours||3 Nights||2 (1 PreOp, 1 Post Op)||2 to 4 Weeks|
Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is one of the pioneering companies to offer gastric bypass surgery in Mexico. In addition to standard laparoscopic gastric bypass, MBC provides the revisional gastric bypass. To discover our current pricing for RNY bypass in Mexico, please contact our patient care coordinators today. MBC has helped hundreds conquer their obesity through gastric bypass procedure and change their lives forever.
How Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Works?
Gastric bypass surgery is known as the “Gold Standard” in bariatrics, gastric bypass surgery works using two methods to achieve weight loss. These two techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive are a powerful combination that only the severely obese qualify.
Gastric bypass uses the restrictive technique to reduce the capacity of the stomach. Using a new, smaller stomach, called the stoma, patients feel fuller soon and eat less. This method is similar to gastric sleeve and lap band surgery.
Gastric bypass second technique, malabsorptive, is when the large portion of the intestines is “bypassed” allowing a significant portion of nutrients not to be absorbed. Allowing food to pass right through your digestive system without adding to caloric intake.
During Laparoscopic Gastric bypass, the surgeon makes about 5 or 6 small incisions on the belly and insert Trocars through the incisions as a conduit for surgical instruments. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas for the surgeon to have room to maneuver. The Laparoscope (probe equipped with a built-in camera) and other surgical instruments, including retractor to lift the liver, can now be inserted into the abdominal cavity. The cutting stapler (normally Ethicon) is used to cut and staple the stomach at the same time.
Part One: Making a Small Pouch in the Stomach
The stomach is divided up into two by the stapler: a much smaller upper part (called pouch) with a size of a golf ball and a larger lower part (called remnant pouch). The small pouch receives food and the bottom part of stomach no longer receive food – the gastric juices from this part pass into the intestine and mix with food. An outlet called a stoma, is created in the small stomach pouch (the size of a dime).
Part Two: Making the Bypass
The surgeon divides the small intestine and re-arrange it into a Y-configuration. He connects the upper small intestine (the duodenum) to the new stoma. And then connects it to a part of the small intestine slightly farther down (the jejunum). That is why this surgical procedure is called a “Roux-en-Y.”
After a Roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the duodenum. This curbs your absorption of calories and nutrients. This weight loss method is called, “malabsorptive.”
Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (proximal) – Proximal or short-limb RNY is the standard procedure that typically is being performed. The Y-connection is connected near the upper part about 10-cm (proximal) of the gastrointestinal tract.
Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (distal) – In distal or long-limb RNY, the Y-connection is connected further down the track about 100-cm (distal), allowing fewer nutrients to be absorbed. This furthers the weight loss of the patient.
Mini-Gastric Bypass Surgery – This is a simpler alternative to traditional gastric bypass procedure. Mini-gastric bypass involves a long, tight stomach that connects to the digestive tract. This is a minimally invasive and less complex process. Learn more about mini gastric bypass surgery or compare the differences between bariatric surgery types.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Revision in Mexico – Patients who have already undergone gastric bypass surgery can choose to ‘revise’ to another bariatric surgery. This can arise because of many different issues, including lack of sufficient weight loss. Learn more about gastric sleeve revision surgery in Mexico.
Gastric Bypass Surgery vs. Other Bariatric Surgeries
Gastric Bypass in Mexico, is just one of several surgical options we offer in Mexico. We also offer these popular bariatric surgeries in Mexico:
|Surgery Duration||Nights in Hospital||Nights in Hotel||Back to Work|
|Gastric Sleeve Mexico||2 Nights||2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)||2 to 3 Weeks|
|Gastric Bypass Mexico||3 Nights||2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)||2 to 4 Weeks|
|Gastric Band Mexico||1 Nights||2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)||1 to 2 Weeks|
|Duodenal Switch Mexico||3 Nights||2 (1 Pre-Op, 1 Post-Op)||2 to 4 Weeks|
Compare Other Procedures Here:
For the difference between expected weight loss, possible risks, and more detailed data, please visit these following guides to learn more:
- Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Banding
- Gastric Bypass vs. Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve
Am I eligible for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
To be considered a good candidate for any gastric bypass surgery most patients will need to meet the following requirements:
- Be between the age of 18 to 65.
- Need to have tried losing weight with typical tactics without much success.
- Need to have realistic expectations regarding the result of the surgery.
- Need a BMI of more than 30 or with comorbidities.
MBC Gastric Bypass Results: Weight Loss Timeline
Mexico Bariatric Center has done a survey of a limited number of patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery in Mexico. Our findings have been charted below:
Mexico Gastric Bypass Surgery: Best Reviews
Most reviews for gastric bypass in Mexico point to us. Our dedication to after-care and patient success has made us the top medical tourism company operating in Tijuana.
Benefits of Mexico Bariatric Center
- We offer complete aftercare support, including bariatric support groups and gastric bypass forums.
- We continually focus on patient safety and care, operating one of the safest bariatric surgery centers in Mexico
- Provider of one of the lowest costs for gastric bypass in Mexico
Mexico Bariatric Center currently offers gastric bypass performed by the best gastric bypass surgeons in Mexico, at our high-volume hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. Even though there are medical tourism companies offering gastric bypass in Mexico, undergoing surgery in Tijuana (compared with Cancun, Monterrey, Mexicali, Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara) has significant benefits.
Benefits of Tijuana for Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Typically, the most affordable pricing in Mexico.
- Best bariatric surgeons in Mexico – because of Medical Tourism Demand.
- Typically cheapest option to Travel by airfare from the US and Canada.
- Close to the United States border, in the case of complication or problem.
Is Mexico Safe for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Fear of getting weight loss surgery in Mexico can be real if you are dealing with out-dated hospitals and inexperienced surgeons. Safe gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is something we keep an eye on at MBC. We use a closed network of drivers to ensure patient safety at all times. We pride ourselves in providing a qualified and certified company where patients can feel relaxed and safe when they travel abroad for gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric Bypass Complications that Arise in Mexico
Our focus and mission are on providing the highest patient care and outcomes – we do this by adhering to evidence-based surgical techniques and operations. Our internal data has seen very positive, showing that their expected weight loss meets or exceeds US national averages.
Costs of Gastric Bypass in Mexico
Mexico Bariatric Center offers an all-inclusive, affordable package – which includes everything a patient needs pre and post surgery. Gastric Bypass in Mexico costs are typically higher than other surgeries, such as gastric sleeve or gastric banding [See Our Current Prices Now].
Even in the most discount avenues, gastric bypass surgery in the United States and Canada can cost between $18,000 and up. In Mexico, our top-rated bariatric surgeons charge up to 1/3 less. Contact our helpful staff to see if you’re a qualified candidate and see a personalized quote.
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Last Updated: September 4, 2015.