WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

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Weight Loss Surgery in México

When more traditional attempts at weight loss have not resulted in long-term success, many people struggling with obesity turn to bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, as an option.

Bariatric surgery is a way to change the amount of food your stomach can hold and/or the way your body absorbs calories and nutrition, resulting in weight loss. There are a number of different ways to perform the surgery, based on each patient’s unique needs and situation. Almost all procedures are done laparoscopically, a technique that minimizes incision size and reduces recovery time and discomfort.

At Oasis Hospital, our surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and work with a team of healthcare professionals to support you along your weight-loss journey, from deciding to have surgery, preparing for surgery and adjusting to a new way of life and health after surgery.

 

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Vertical Gastric Sleeve $4,900 DLLS

 

During this procedure, a small stomach pouch or sleeve is created to decrease the amount of food it can hold. This surgery does not involve the small intestine in any way. The procedure, performed under general anesthesia, takes between one and two hours, with an expected hospital stay of two to three days.

Why is it done?

The purpose of the operation is to drastically decrease the amount of food eaten without causing hunger. Appetite is dramatically controlled by the restrictive effect of the new stomach, leading to an early feeling of fullness.

How do I know if I’m the ideal candidate?

Ideal is a really strong word. But at Oasis Hospital we really believe that you can reach your goals. If your overweight or your BMI is above a 30 BMI or 30% body fat, you are a candidate.

Advantages

  1. Great quality of life. All foods can usually be eaten, but in much smaller quantities.
  2. Eliminates the upper portion of the stomach that produces hormones that stimulate hunger, so your appetite often lessens.
  3. Less acid secretion, so less chance of an ulcer
  4. Because the intestine remains intact, less chance of intestinal obstruction (blockage), anemia, osteoporosis, and protein and vitamin deficiency

At Oasis Hospital we strive for life changing weight loss. This is only achieved by preparing for surgery and then through nutritional supplementation, and by designing a diet that can compensate for the malnourishment we have subjected our bodies for a long time. Weight loss surgery should not be taken lightly. It should be a well thought out and planned decision that includes looking at all possible outcomes and selecting the best options for preparation, execution and follow up.

 

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Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  “Preparation”

  • Arrival in San Diego, pick-up and transport to Oasis Hospital in Tijuana.
  • Hospital check-in
  • Fasting is strongly recommended so that we can start the lab work ASAP (water is allowed).
  • Medical consultation
  • Lab work and Imaging

Day 2: Surgery day

  • Cardiology evaluation
  • If all goes as planned, perform surgery
  • Recovery after surgery
  • Spend night at hospital

Day 3: Recovery

  • Barium Swallow test
  • Begin taking oral medication
  • Spend night at hospital

Day 4: Recovery

  • Begin taking antibiotic and continue rest of medication
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Daily rounding by medical staff
  • Spend night at hospital

Day 5: Head home

  • Discharge consultation
  • Transport back to San Diego Airport

Gastric Bypass $6,500 DLLS

 

During this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created to decrease the amount of food it can hold. Reconfiguration of the small intestine allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine to limit the calories your body absorbs. By taking in less food and fewer calories, your body is able to lose greater amounts of weight faster than by dieting. This procedure, performed under general anesthesia, takes between two and four hours, with an expected hospital stay of two to three days

How it is done

There are two components to the procedure. First, a small stomach pouch, approximately one ounce or 30 milliliters in volume, is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is completed by connecting the top portion of the divided small intestine to the small intestine further down so that the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine will eventually mix with the food.

Why is it done

The gastric bypass works by several mechanisms. First, similar to most bariatric procedures, the newly created stomach pouch is considerably smaller and facilitates significantly smaller meals, which translates into less calories consumed. Additionally, because there is less digestion of food by the smaller stomach pouch, and there is a segment of small intestine that would normally absorb calories as well as nutrients that no longer has food going through it, there is probably to some degree less absorption of calories and nutrients.

Most importantly, the rerouting of the food stream produces changes in gut hormones that promote satiety, suppress hunger, and reverse one of the primary mechanisms by which obesity induces type 2 diabetes.

Advantages

  1. Produces significant long-term weight loss (60 to 80 percent excess weight loss)
  2. Restricts the amount of food that can be consumed
  3. May lead to conditions that increase energy expenditure
  4. Produces favorable changes in gut hormones that reduce appetite and enhance satiety
  5. Typical maintenance of >50% excess weight loss

 

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Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  “Preparation”

  • Arrival in San Diego, pick-up and transport to Oasis Hospital in Tijuana.
  • Hospital check-in
  • Chest X Ray
  • Consult with general practitioner

Day 2: Surgery day

  • Lab Work
  • Receive and interpret lab results
  • Cardiology evaluation
  • If all goes as planned, perform surgery
  • Recovery after surgery

Day 3: Recovery

  • Post-surgical consultation
  • Begin taking oral medication

Day 4: Recovery

  • Methylene blue test 24 after surgery
  • Nutrition consult

Day 5: Discharge

  • Begin taking antibiotics
  • Discharge consultation
  • Transportation to San Diego airport

Mini Gastric Bypass $5,900 DLLS

 

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery is a simplified version of the traditional Gastric Bypass and is an effective weight loss surgery option that can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

How is it done?

Mini Gastric Bypass surgery is performed by reducing the size of the stomach and connecting the lower portion of the small intestine directly to the new gastric pouch. This technique limits the amount of food and liquid that can be ingested at any one time.

The Weight loss and recovery period is very similar to the traditional gastric bypass method, however mini gastric bypass is a simpler procedure as it has less re-routing of the intestinal tract and typically requires less time to complete.

Advantages

  • Long term weight loss
  • Limits the amount of food that can be consumed
  • Reduction in gherelin – the hunger hormone
  • Type 2 diabetes patients experience benefits by lowering insulin dependency
  • Shorter surgical time

 

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Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  “Preparation”

  • Arrival in San Diego, pick-up and transport to Oasis Hospital in Tijuana.
  • Hospital check-in
  • Chest X Ray
  • Consult with general practitioner

Day 2: Surgery day

  • Lab Work
  • Receive and interpret lab results
  • Cardiology evaluation
  • If all goes as planned, perform surgery
  • Recovery after surgery

Day 3: Recovery

  • Post-surgical consultation
  • Begin taking oral medication

Day 4: Recovery

  • Methylene blue test 24 after surgery
  • Nutrition consult

Day 5: Discharge

  • Begin taking antibiotics
  • Discharge consultation
  • Transportation to San Diego airport

Revision Surgery $6,900 DLLS

 

Revision bariatric surgery – sometimes known as revisional surgery – refers to a weight loss treatment that follows a previous weight loss surgery that did not lead to the desired level of success.

Our team of experienced bariatric medical team will work with you and help you understand your options for revisional bariatric surgery and help you find a different weight loss method that works for you.

Bariatric Revision Surgery at Oasis Hospital helps patients to lose weight while improving their health and is perfect treatment for patients who may or may not have experienced outstanding results following their weight loss surgery.

Revisional surgery is necessary when patients who may not have lost as much weight as wished-for. Patients may undergo revisional surgery (to achieve more weight loss), or conversion to another weight loss technique

  • Patients who have experiences weight gain after hititng their low weight.
  • Patients who have drastically lost weight.

Revisional surgery may also be necessary to reverse a weight loss procedure any of the following complications:

  • Protein malnutrition after duodenal switch
  • Recurrent, persistent vomiting after band or vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Reflux after vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Ulcers or fistulas after gastric bypass

 

Initial Consultation

After your initial consultation with our medical staff, our bariatric team will want to analyze your stomach pouch size and the opening between your stomach and you small intestines (stoma). The doctors will be looking at the size of the of the stoma, if it is to large or streched it mean that the patient has post bariatric surgery issues and needs a revisional surgery.

 

PROCEDURES

LAP Band Revision Surgery

Gastric band procedure is performed when patients need removal of the band due to weight gain or other issues. Signs of unproductive gastric banding surgery that may necessitate another procedure include regaining weight, or failure to lose a necessary amount of weight within a suitable period after surgery. Increased abdominal pouch capacity despite repeated adjustments could also be a sign of an unsuccessful procedure. Once the LAP-BAND® or REALIZE™ Band has failed, a shift from gastric banding to gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy may be helpful.

Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery

If gastric sleeve surgery has been unable to achieve long-term or desired weight loss, change to a more efficient gastric bypass procedure can also be a real option for extra weight loss. There are few circumstances in which gastric sleeve surgery is accompanied by duodenal switch surgery or gastric bypass surgery. This is frequently referred to as a “staged” approach to bariatric surgery and is usually performed in high-risk cases where the other procedure (the gastric bypass surgery) is less dangerous than it would have been if carried out as the one and only procedure.

Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery

Symptoms of unsuccessful gastric bypass surgery comprise of enlarged stomach capacity and reduced weight loss, or weight regain.  In few cases, a repeat of the laparoscopic gastric bypass can be carried out.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  “Preparation”

  • Arrival in San Diego, pick-up and transport to Oasis Hospital in Tijuana.
  • Hospital check-in
  • Chest X Ray
  • Consult with general practitioner

Day 2: Surgery day

  • Lab Work
  • Receive and interpret lab results
  • Cardiology evaluation
  • If all goes as planned, perform surgery
  • Recovery after surgery

Day 3: Recovery

  • Post-surgical consultation
  • Begin taking oral medication

Day 4: Recovery

  • Methylene blue test 24 after surgery
  • Nutrition consult

Day 5: Discharge

  • Begin taking antibiotics
  • Discharge consultation
  • Transportation to San Diego airport

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