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 surgery is also known as roux-en-y (RNY for short) gastric bypass and is performed by our surgeons laparoscopically. Gastric bypass is the leading weight loss surgery performed today, capable of reversing the most severe co-morbidities including type two diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, depression and more.
Gastric Bypass is a powerful bariatric surgery, 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 aspect of the surgery are recommend to look into gastric sleeve surgery.
Gastric Bypass Procedure
|Surgery Duration||Nights in Hospital||Nights in Hotel||Back to Work|
|1.5 Hours||3 Nights||3 (1 PreOp, 2 Post Op)||2 to 4 Weeks|
How Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Works?
Known as the “Gold Standard” in bariatrics, gastric bypass surgery works using two techniques to achieve weight loss. These two techniques 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 technique is similar to gastric sleeve and lap-band surgery.
Gastric bypass second technique, malabsorptive, is when the large portion of the intestines are “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.
Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (proximal) – This is the standard procedure that typically is being performed. The Y-connection is connected near the upper part (proximal) of the gastrointestinal tract.
Gastric bypass, Roux en-Y (distal) – The Y-connection is connected further down the tract (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, narrow stomach that connects to the digestive tract. This is a minimal invasive and less complex procedure.
Am I eligible for Gastric Bypass Surgery?
In order to be considered a good candidate for rny 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 normal tactics without much success.
- Need to have realistic expectations regarding the result of the surgery.
- Need a BMI of 30 or more.
Costs of Gastric Bypass in Mexico
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.