Welcome to Mexico Bariatric Services, a well-researched online resource on options for weight loss surgery by top bariatric surgeons. We offer a host of bariatric procedures in various medical tourism hubs of Mexico. Our website intends to educate users so that they take an informed decision. We also facilitate weight loss surgery trips at their chosen destination.
Gastric sleeve, lap band, bypass, revision surgery, and single incision surgeries costing much lower than prices charged in the United States and Canada.
Top Surgery Centers
Top surgery centers and hospitals for your weight loss surgery in Mexico. Our network facilities are neat and clean, well-equipped, and also have bilingual support staff.
Our network bariatric surgeons are eminent names in the field of weight loss surgery. Sensitive to the needs of foreign clients, they go the extra mile to ensure their weight loss success.
Our packages cover everything - right from airport-border pick and drop, hotel stay to surgeon's fee - to ensure your hassle-free weight loss surgery trip.
Mexico WLS Limited Time Special
Our packages are tailored to allow self-paying individuals from the United States, Canada and other parts of the world get access to quality bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and other parts of Mexico for pocket-friendly prices.
MBS is committed to helping you reclaim good health by providing you care that goes beyond weight loss surgery. Our bariatric surgeons are consummate professionals with years of experience and thousands of weight loss surgeries performed. They work punctiliously towards removing hurdles in the way towards a healthier you.
Care Beyond Your Weight Loss Surgery
Our all-inclusive packages for bariatric surgery in Mexico ensure your care during and even after the treatment:
A bilingual destination manager will attend to all your needs while at the hospital as well as the hotel.
Your pre- and post-weight loss surgery nutritional needs will be taken care of by a US-registered dietitian; an on-site bilingual (English-Spanish) nutritionist will also assist you while you are in Mexico for surgery.
We will give you FREE access to webinars conducted by our US-registered nutritionist.
You will also be given FREE membership to our Bariatric Surgery Support Group moderated by experts and which will give you a platform to connect with other clients and share your weight loss journey.
(Terms and conditions apply)
Many Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories - Featured Case
Milissa Fox from the United States was sleeved in Tijuana on August 26, 2014. Nine months later she had lost almost 92 pounds. She expected losing a total of whopping 100 pounds by the time it was her first surgery anniversary. She calls her bariatric surgery the best thing she could do in her adult life. And it took her more than 10 years of contemplation and research to finally get herself to having the gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.
The following is her testimonial video.
Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results.
She looked up online for weight loss surgery in Tijuana with MBS and felt completely safe in Mexico. She found the care to be 'magnificent' and suggests others not to be afraid of coming south of the border for a life-altering experience. Calling the hospitals in the USA where she had been in and out because of her Type 1 diabetes mellitus 'quite busy', Milissa found the staff at the TJ hospital very attentive. Read more on her bariatric surgery experience here.
Milissa is not the only one! We have helped hundreds have a fulfilling experience with our compassionate and caring staff and destination managers. Go through more Mexico weight loss surgery reviews by our past clients for more obesity surgery success stories.
Bariatric Surgery Statistics
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) gastric sleeve was the most common bariatric procedure in the United States in 2015. While the overall number of surgeries increased by 10% between 2013 and 2015, it jumped by about 24% in 2015 compared to 2011.
Getting operated south of the border is a good option for Americans delaying surgery because they have either been denied surgery or can't afford cash-pay option in the US.
Low Cost Bariatric Surgery Options
Alternatively known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), gastric sleeve is a less complex bariatric procedure than gastric bypass. It involves removing nearly three quarters of the stomach along the greater curvature which restricts the amount of food it can hold. This helps you feel satisfied after eating relatively small quantities of food.
It is not a reversible procedure and does not involve altering the way in which the small intestine absorbs food (as is the case in gastric bypass). This procedure also discounts the need for inserting a foreign device inside the body (unlike lap band surgery).
It also helps inhibit hunger as the procedure also removes the part of the stomach responsible for the production of the hunger inducing hormone called ghrelin.Staple line reinforcement may be achieved through double buttressing for preventing gastric leaks, pouch stretching and other failures and complications of the surgery.
Besides weight loss, gastric sleeve also helps resolve various co-morbidities of obesity as can be seen in the following figure:
Excess Weight Loss (EWL) at 1 year
While the above figure taken from a 2017 research study by Emile SH and colleagues2 shows that the surgery helps helps in the remission of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, it also has lower overall complication rates.
According to a research study by Evren Dilektasli and Asli Gorek Dilektasli3 published online in Advances in Therapy on March 26, 2016, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is also known to improve the quality of sleep, persistent sleepiness during the day and even sleep apnea six months after surgery. Sakran N. and colleagues1 put sleep apnea rates at 98%.
Other advantages include:
Much less food intolerance than in lap banding
No risk of band slippage or erosion
Cannot be reversed
Higher complication rates than in stomach banding
MBS will help you have a great gastric sleeve bariatric surgery experience in Mexico. Its team of surgeons (English-speaking and with excellent bedside-manners) will ensure your success in your weight loss journey.
Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB or RNY) is a type of weight loss surgery which involves restricting the capacity of the stomach to hold food by reducing it to a pouch the size of an egg. This small pouch is created out of the upper portion of the stomach.
The new stomach pouch is attached with a section of the small intestine similar to the letter 'Y' which allows food to circumvent the lower part of the stomach along with the duodenum and the jejunum. This helps in bypassing that part of the digestive tract where absorption of nutrients and calories takes place.
According to Cleveland Clinic, people lose 50% to 67% of their excess weight after RNY.
Malabsorptive weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass are more effective than restrictive surgeries when it comes to resolution of co-morbidities of obesity.
A 2017 research study by Nguyen NT et al4 put co-morbidity resolution rates at 10-year follow-up of post-op RYGB patients as follows:
Since it is a malabsorptive procedure and one feels full after eating just two tablespoons of food, it necessitates consumption of nutritional supplements to avoid deficiencies.
Individuals may develop anemia and osteoporosis if they do not take recommended vitamins and minerals.
Gallstones may also develop in individuals experiencing rapid weight loss; this can be prevented by taking bile salt supplements (in consultation with your bariatric surgeon).
Dumping syndrome (or quick emptying of food contents into the small intestine) is a common complication post surgery.
For more information on Laparoscopic RYGB in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Cancun and other cities in Mexico, call us at +1-800-661-2126. Our client delight managers will be glad to discuss your options and schedule a consultation.
Also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), this procedure aids in weight loss by winding a ring-like device around the upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch with limited capacity to hold food.
Post lab band surgery, because of the reduced capacity of the stomach you feel full quicker. The food contents also move slowly from the upper pouch to the remaining lower portion of the stomach thereby creating a sense of satiety soon.
The procedure involves making about 5 incisions in the abdomen. Through these surgical incisions a tiny camera and special instruments are placed in the stomach cavity. An inflatable band made of silicone is placed around the upper part of the stomach to divide it into two parts. This keeps a check over the flow of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach because of which you feel full after eating smaller quantities.
The band is connected to an access port which is placed right below the skin of the belly. The port is used to adjust the band as per the requirement in future. Benefits of Lap Band Obesity Surgery
The surgery is completely reversible as no part of the stomach is removed.
No staples are used in the procedure.
The small intestine is not re-routed.
The band may slip.
It may cause stomach erosion.
It may obstruct the stomach.
It may dilate the esophagus.
Our bariatric team is consummate in performing lap band surgery in Mexico. Contact us now for more details.
Gastric Sleeve Plication
Gastric sleeve plication is an obesity reduction surgery which limits the food-holding capacity of the stomach by making an internal pleat or fold in it.
It is a keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. After mobilizing or freeing the stomach, its muscle lining is tucked in. This restricts gastric space. The part of the stomach which is folded in is the greater curvature. This is the portion which is known to enlarge considerably when one eats.
Sleeve plication is considered simpler than vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand says that the surgery could help lose almost 50% of the excess weight in a period of 6 to 12 months.
Unlike gastric sleeve surgery, it is a reversible procedure.
It does not involve reconnecting the stomach with the small intestine, as is done in Roux-en-Y bypass.
No foreign devices are placed inside the body, as in laparoscopic adjustable banding.
Since it is a relatively new procedure there aren't enough long term research studies and data on it.
Single Incision (SILS) Sleeve Surgery
We also offer Single Incision SILS sleeve surgery. It is a minimally invasive approach which results in minimal scarring and quicker recovery than traditional laparoscopic surgery. Instead of 4-5 incisions made in the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery, the SILS sleeve gastrectomy is performed through just one incision made in the umbilicus (belly button). The hidden scar in the belly button is the reason why it is also known as scar-free bariatric surgery.
Special laparoscopic instruments are introduced into the stomach cavity through a 0.5 inch long incision in the umbilicus. The stomach is freed up or mobilized along its greater curvature. As in regular sleeve surgery, almost 80% of the stomach is removed. The excised stomach is pulled out through this tiny incision. Our bariatric surgeon is proficient in this modern technique.
Alan A. Saber et al.5 outline the following advantages of single port vs. multiple port laparoscopic vertical sleeve:
More cosmetic results
Less pain after surgery
Less dependence of analgesics after surgery
Shorter length of hospital stay
Not recommended for individuals with excess belly fat or BMI exceeding 50
Not suitable for individuals with a history of abdominal surgeries
Bariatric Revision Surgery
We also offer revisional weight loss surgery in Mexico in case of failure of initial surgery due to:
Inadequate weight loss/hitting the weight loss plateau
Complications (such as lap band slippage or erosions)
Some of the revision surgeries we offer are:
Conversion of failed lap band to vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Lap band revision to gastric bypass
Conversion of failed gastric bypass to lap band
Re-sleeve gastrectomy for treating weight regain after initial surgery
Take the first step towards a healthier you. For scheduling a consultation with Mexico Bariatric Services call us at +1-800-661-2126 or fill our FREE Quote form.
Sakran N, Raziel A, Goitein O, Szold A, Goitein D, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity in 3003 Patients: Results at a High-Volume Bariatric Center. Obes Surg. 2016 Jan 12.
Emile SH, Elfeki H, Elalfy K, Abdallah E, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Then and Now: An Updated Systematic Review of the Progress and Short-term Outcomes Over the Last 5 Years. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2017 June. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000418
Dilektasli E, Dilektasli AG. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Quality 6 Months Following Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study. Adv Ther. 2016 Mar 26.
Nguyen NT, Kim E, Vu S, Phelan M. Ten-year Outcomes of a Prospective Randomized Trial of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Versus Laparoscopic Gastric Banding. Annals of Surgery. 2017 July 07; doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002348
Alan A. Saber, M.D., F.A.C.S., Tarek H. El-Ghazaly, M.D., Aditya V. Dewoolkar, M.D., Sunao A. Slayton, Pharm.S.D., Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus conventional multiport laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: technical considerations and strategic modifications. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Volume 6, Issue 6, November–December 2010. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2010.03.004
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