Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana


Excess weight can negatively affect your overall well-being by putting a major physical strain on your body. This, in turn, will affect your mental and emotional health due to low self-esteem and a negative body image. While some individuals may find success in making lifestyle changes, eating healthily, and exercising regularly, others struggle with weight management, regardless of everything they have tried.

Fortunately, all hope is not lost. If you find that diet and exercise alone are not doing it for you, you can achieve your desired level of fitness and health through weight loss surgery, like gastric bypass.

Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgical procedure that can help those struggling with weight management lose significant weight in the long term, resulting in better health and happiness. The price of a gastric bypass procedure starts at $5499.

How Gastric Bypass Helps You Lose Weight

Gastric bypass promotes sustained weight loss in three ways:

  • It puts a limit on your food intake. Much like a gastric sleeve procedure, gastric bypass reduces the size of your stomach. After a successful gastric bypass procedure, your stomach will only be able to hold about a cupful of food, making you feel full with less food.
  • It reduces your absorption of calories. A gastric bypass procedure creates a direct food route from your stomach to the lower part of your small intestine, resulting in lower caloric absorption.
  • It cuts down the production of ghrelin. This is the hormone that makes us feel hungry. By rerouting the small intestine, the production of this hunger hormone is reduced, resulting in decreased cravings and appetite.
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How Gastric Bypass Benefits Your Overall Health

  • It helps you lose excess weight.
  • It can help prevent a wide range of obesity-related diseases.
  • It helps you achieve a more active lifestyle.
  • It improves your self-confidence and body image.
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Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana


Gastric Bypass, Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y) is typically not reversible. It works by decreasing your food intake and reducing the absorption of nutrients. The surgeon makes an incision along the top of your stomach and seals it off from the rest of your stomach. A pouch is formed and can only hold about an ounce of food at a time.

The surgeon then will cut the small intestine and sew part of it directly onto the formed pouch. Food travels into this small pouch of the stomach and then straight into the attached small intestine.

Food bypasses most of your stomach and now enters directly into the middle part of your small intestine.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Right for You?

Who Benefits from Gastric Bypass Surgery

Those with body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher (extreme obesity) or those with a BMI of 35 to 39.9 (obesity) who has a serious weight-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea can benefit from the Gastric Bypass Surgery. Gastric Bypass Surgery is ideal for those from 18-62 years old as well.

Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y), has the benefits below:
Helps you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening weight-related health issues, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke

Other benefits are:

  • Significant long-term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
  • Restricts the amount of food consumed
  • Favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety
  • Typical maintenance of >50% excess weight loss

Disadvantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery

More complex operation than the others and potentially could result in higher complication rates
Generally has a more extended hospital stay other procedures
Requires adherence to dietary recommendations, life-long vitamin/mineral supplementation, and follow-up
Can lead to long-term vitamin/mineral deficiencies particularly deficits in vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and folate

Gastric Bypass Surgery Expectations

With bariatric surgery, the overall quality of life for patients improves. Much of the excess weight is lost, and patients experience resolution or significant improvement of co-morbidities and in all, feel better.

Studies show:

Resolves 83.7 percent of type II diabetes cases
In 2000, a 500 panel of patients showed that 96 percent of co-morbidities (back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and depression) were improved or resolved
Fixes more peoples’ type II diabetes than purely restrictive procedures (noticeable difference often occurs within days of the surgery)
Determines 96.9 percent of hyperlipidemia cases
Adjust 75.4 percent of hypertension cases
Expect to lose on average of 61.6 percent of excess weight

It’s Time to Uncover the Real You

Take charge of your life and be on top of your health today. See if you qualify for bariatric surgery, fill out the Health Questionnaire. You may also send us a message, Contact Us for your inquiries.