Mini gastric bypass in Mexico is available at a significantly lower price as compared to the US or Canada. This less severe version of the traditional bypass surgery brings about loss of weight by both restrictive and malabsorptive mechanisms.
How much does Mini Gastric Bypass Cost in Mexico?
In the United States, a Mini Gastric Bypass generally costs approximately $16,000- $22,000. However, Mexico provides an attractive offer where the cost ranges from $6,500 to $8,000. Going south of the border for surgery can help you save about 70% of the US prices. Check out your savings versus the United States and our self-pay WLS prices for Mexico here.
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1 – The stomach is stapled into a small upper pouch and a large lower pouch
2 – The jejunal small intestine is connected to the upper part of the stomach, bypassing the duodenum and major part of the stomach
Patients are usually required to spend 1-2 nights in the hospital, post the surgery. Slight pain at the site of incision is expected but it will soon subside.
Mini gastric bypass bariatric surgeons advise patients to follow a strict liquid diet for about a fortnight and soft solid foods after that. Normal diet can be resumed after a month but that should include more protein, vegetables and fruit.
Although there will be some pain in your torso, you will be advised to move around a little for a few days. When they feel better after about a week, they can walk for around 20-minutes, twice a day.
Interesting fact: People who have mini gastric bypass report lesser dumping syndrome compared to those who have Roux-en-Y bypass1
Risks and Complications
As with any surgery, there is a certain risk with mini gastric bypass:
- Hernia at the surgical site
- Infection at the site of incision
- Leak along the staple line
- Pulmonary embolism
Also, with the large portion of intestines that are bypassed, the surgery may result in vitamin and nutritional deficiencies.
One way to prevent or reduce the risk of complications is to carefully go over the details of the procedure, cautiously select your doctor and hospital, and follow all the provided instructions.
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Going to Mexico for Mini Gastric Bypass
Those considering mini-gastric bypass at a bariatric center in Mexico must know that it is just going to be as safe as in any American hospital, and the risks and complications are similar in both places.
You will end up saving thousands of dollars by just going to the other side of the border, and have a chance to live a new life.
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Mahawar, K. K., Kumar, P., Carr, W. R., Jennings, N., Schroeder, N., Balupuri, S., & Small, P. K. (2016). Current status of mini-gastric bypass. Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, 12(4), 305–310. http://doi.org/10.4103/0972-9941.181352
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