Top Bariatric Surgery Options in Mexico
Weight loss programs and diets have not shown long-term effectiveness in treating morbid obesity, therefore, bariatric surgical procedures are the most effective obesity treatments and they work either by restricting a patient’s ability to eat (Restrictive Procedures) or by interfering with ingested nutrient absorption (Malabsorptive Procedures).
All commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures can either be classified as restrictive, malabsorptive or a combination of both. While the combination of restriction and malabsorption has the potential for greater overall weight loss, it is also more complex and comes with higher dietary restrictions.
Most bariatric procedures can be performed open or laparoscopically (using minimally invasive techniques), but laparoscopic surgery is usually a much better option because it results in shorter hospital stays, lower infection rates and smaller scars.
Purely restrictive procedures (Lap Band Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy) simply reduce the volume of the stomach such that a patient will ultimately lose weight by eating less than before and feeling fuller sooner.
Malabsorptive surgeries rearrange and/or partially remove the patient’s digestive system which then limits the amount of calories and nutrients that the body can absorb.
Procedures which combine restriction with malabsorption (Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch) have a second, restrictive component. Part of the small intestine is bypassed or rerouted, reducing the surface area of the small intestine and in turn allowing fewer calories to enter the bloodstream.
Types of bariatric procedures:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)
- Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery)
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (Duodenal Switch or BPD/DS)
- EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner
- Gastric Plication Surgery
- Implantable Maestro System
- Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal (POSETM)
- Transoral Gastric Volume Reduction (TGVR)
Generally speaking, the bariatric procedures that result in more weight loss are often accompanied by higher risk and additional lifestyle changes. Every year more and more people travel to Mexico to have weight loss surgery. They choose medical tourism for obtaining treatment that may be far too expensive, in terms of time and money, in their home countries, and bariatric surgery is less expensive in Mexico. The average cost for Lap Band is $4,000 to $6,500, Gastric Sleeve – $4,500 to $9,000, Gastric Bypass – $6,500 to $11,000. Typically, your flight is not included, but the transportation to and from the airport should be included. It is important to research facilities abroad thoroughly to ensure they are safe, and effective before making the decision to travel abroad. Below you will find the best Mexican clinics that offer bariatric surgery packages. You can compare packages and decide which one best suits your needs!
Cost of Bariatric Surgery in Mexico
|City||Name of the Clinic||Treatment||Price|
|Mexicali||Mexico Bariatric Team||Gastric Bypass|
|Cabo San Lucas||Blue Net Hospitals||Gastric Bypass|
|Mexicali||Family Hospital||Gastric Bypass|
|Ensenada||Surgimed Clinica||Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass|
|Piedras Negras||Obesity Free||Sleeve Gastrectomy||$7,500|
|Tijuana||Dr. Gustavo Yanez||Sleeve Gastrectomy||$4,749|
Benefits of bariatric surgery
- Long term weight-loss success, when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan
- Increases your quality of health
- Improves or resolves many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc.
- Exceptionally high reduction in mortality rates
- Depression and anxiety are significantly reduced following bariatric surgery