Our Bariatric Surgery Program2024-07-09T00:29:57+00:00

Our Bariatric Surgery Program

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY 360° TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

Your Personalized Path to Transformation at CER Bariatrics

At CER Bariatrics, we understand that the path to weight loss is different for everyone. That’s why we offer customized programs to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re ready to embrace a healthier lifestyle, redefine your body, or explore revision options, our team of experts is dedicated to guiding you through every phase of your journey.

Phase 1: Bariatric Surgery

Go back to healthy living

Take the first step in your transformative journey with our skillfully executed bariatric procedures, which establish the basis for sustainable weight loss.

Phase 2: Body Lift

Remove excess skin and sculpt your body

Having achieved significant weight loss, progression to the body lift phase will help you sculpt and refine your physique, amplifying your improved health and confidence.

Phase 3: Revision

Xtreme Weight Loss Solution

Our thorough revision phase is essential for the long-term success of our approach. By addressing any necessary adjustments or enhancements, we ensure guaranteed optimal results and well-being.

360° Bariatric Program

10 Essential Elements of Our Highly Effective Weight Loss Surgery Program

→ Experience a customized roadmap to a healthier lifestyle at CER Bariatrics. Our devoted team guarantees an individualized approach, supporting you at every stage towards life-changing results.

 

1.- Nutrition
Our program includes personalized nutritional counseling, helping you make informed choices to support your health goals.
2.- Sucess Stories
Hear inspiring stories of individuals who have achieved significant health improvements through our Bariatrics 360 program.
3.- Technology
We utilize advanced tools and technologies to enhance the effectiveness of our program and optimize your health results.
4.- Support Group
Connect with o thers going through a similar journey through our supportive community, fostering motivation and accountability.
5.- Medical Team
Our experienced medical professionals provide top-notch care and guidance throughout your weight loss journey.
6.- Maintenance Results
We focus on sustainable weight loss and provide ongoing support to help you maintain your health achievements in the long run.
7.- Financial Plans
We offer tailored plans that cater to your unique needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your health.
8.- Psychological Support
Our program offers psychological support to address any emotional or behavioral factors related to your weight management journey.
9.- Bariatric Exercises
We provide exercise recommendations and fitness plans to help you stay active and improve your overall fitness levels.
10.- Approach
Our Bariatrics 360 program takes a holistic approach to improve your health and well-being.

How The Three Phases Of Our Bariatric Surgery Program Works?

At CER Bariatrics, we’ve meticulously designed a three-phase bariatric surgery program to ensure comprehensive care and optimal results. Beginning with the foundational ‘Bariatric Surgery’, we then progress to the sculpting ‘Body Lift’ phase, and conclude with the ‘Revision Surgery’ phase for any necessary refinements. This structured approach guarantees a holistic transformation tailored to each patient’s unique journey.

Phase 1: Bariatric Surgery: Go back to healthy living!

Overview

Bariatric surgery is a specialized procedure tailored for individuals battling obesity. It’s more than just a weight loss surgery; it’s a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. The specific technique employed varies based on individual health profiles and the expert recommendation of our seasoned surgical team.

What to Expect

The surgery duration is typically between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity. Once completed, patients are transitioned to a dedicated recovery suite. Here, our skilled nursing team closely monitors post-operative vitals and ensures optimal comfort.

Why It’s Important

Bariatric surgery serves as a pivotal step towards reclaiming one’s health. It not only facilitates significant weight loss but also aids in mitigating obesity-related health risks. While transformative, it’s essential to understand the surgical intricacies and potential risks.

Tips for Success

Post-surgery, your journey towards a healthier self continues. Here are some guidelines to enhance your recovery and results:

  • Adhere strictly to post-operative dietary and medication guidelines.
  • Prioritize rest; your body needs time to heal and adapt.
  • Engage in gradual physical activity as recommended by your physician.
  • Lean on your support system; share your journey with friends and family.
  • Stay connected with your medical team for regular check-ups and guidance.
Phase 2 Body Lift: Remove excess skin and sculpt your body

Overview

A Body Lift is a transformative plastic surgery procedure tailored for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss. It addresses the challenges of excess skin and residual fat, ensuring the body’s contours align with the weight loss achieved. Typically, this procedure is recommended several months or even years post-bariatric surgery to ensure the body has stabilized from the initial weight loss.

What to Expect

The Body Lift procedure is intricate and can span anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the areas being addressed. Post-surgery, patients are ushered into a serene recovery environment, where a dedicated nursing team ensures comfort and closely monitors recovery milestones.

Why It’s Important

While bariatric surgery aids in shedding the weight, a Body Lift helps sculpt the body, removing sagging skin and refining contours. This procedure is pivotal in achieving a harmonious body silhouette, enhancing self-perception, and boosting confidence. It’s the bridge between weight loss and aesthetic refinement.

Tips for Success

The journey post a Body Lift is as crucial as the surgery itself. Here are some guidelines to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery:

  • Adherence to post-operative care is paramount; always follow your surgeon’s directives.
  • Prioritize rest; this is a significant procedure, and your body requires ample healing time.
  • Compression garments are your allies; they aid in reducing swelling and contouring the body.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support the healing process.
  • Regularly consult with your surgeon for check-ups and to address any concerns.

Phase 3 Revision Surgery: Xtreme Weight Loss Solution

Overview

Revision Surgery is a specialized procedure aimed at addressing and rectifying any complications or suboptimal results from a prior surgical intervention. It’s a testament to our commitment at CER Bariatrics to ensure every patient achieves their desired outcome and enjoys a life of improved health and confidence.

What to Expect

Given its tailored nature, the duration of a Revision Surgery can vary, typically ranging from 2 to 5 hours. Following the procedure, patients are transitioned to a dedicated recovery suite, where our expert nursing team oversees the initial stages of healing, ensuring utmost comfort and care.

Why It’s Important

While initial surgeries often yield positive results, there are instances where the body’s response or unforeseen complications necessitate further intervention. Revision Surgery is crucial in these scenarios, ensuring that the patient’s journey towards optimal health and aesthetics isn’t hindered. It’s about refining, enhancing, and perfecting the surgical outcome.

Tips for Success

The post-operative phase of a Revision Surgery is pivotal. Here are some guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible results:

  • Strictly adhere to the post-operative guidelines provided by your surgeon.
  • Prioritize rest; your body has undergone a significant procedure and needs time to recuperate.
  • Open communication is key; always relay any concerns or observations to your medical team.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated to support the body’s healing mechanisms.
  • Regular follow-ups with your surgeon will ensure that your recovery is on track and any concerns are promptly addressed.

 If there is an added fee you will be informed way beyond the point that you are here with us.

At CER Bariatric We pride Ourselves in transparency with the cost we offer our bariatric patients.

CER Bariatrics financing options

Financing Your Surgery with CER Bariatrics

CER Bariatrics is happy to announce we are now working with three top financial institutes that may be the right option for you.

Bariatric surgery financing help is available for our patients concerned about spending money or consuming their savings

We work with three financial institutions Citerra, United Medical & Medicard.

Submit your application online in confidence

  • Choose the amount you would need to finance
  • Choose to finance the whole procedure, or just a portion
  • Choose your https://citerrafinance.com/ ideal terms: # months or years.

Wait until the finance company approves your application

The company will be in touch with you.

Once you receive the answer you will be able to sign and return the required documents to proceed with the process.

You are ready to proceed with your Bariatric Surgery
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PLANNING YOUR SURGERY

Tailored to your individual needs.

RESERVE YOUR SURGERY DATE

Once you’ve have decided on a surgical date we can start planning your surgery. We like to adjust to your schedule if possible. Please advise your Patient Coordinator what day you’d prefer to have your surgery done so they may check for openings and provide you our available surgical dates.

 

EMAIL YOUR FLIGHT ITINERARY

Once you’ve decided on a date, we require a $500 deposit or Your flight Itinerary five weeks in advance to secure your surgical date and for us to begin making your travel arrangements, please keep in mind patients must purchase their flights from the state they are traveling from, to the San Diego International airport (SAN), our process begins at the airport where one of our transportation officials will be picking you and bring you straight to CER Hospital, and of course, taking you back when cleared by the doctor.

FOLLOW PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS

Your Patient Coordinator will email you your pre-op instructions. Make sure you read them and follow them before your surgery to obtain greater success in your surgery.

CONTACT YOUR PATIENT COORDINATOR

Please contact your Patient Coordinator with any questions or concerns you may have and for assistance with scheduling your surgical date.

ARRIVE AT CER HOSPITAL

Upon your arrival in San Diego, our driver will meet you and bring you to CER Hospital where your Patient Coordinator will greet you and help you through the checking in process.

Bariatric Surgery Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions

FILL OUT YOUR CONSENT FORMS

You must email your patient coordinator your flight itinerary so that we make the correct travel arrangements for you based on your arrival time four to five weeks before surgery.

PAY THE REMAINING BALANCE

Your patient coordinator will email you your pro-op instructions . Make sure you read them before your surgery to obtain greater success in your surgery.

SETTLE INTO YOUR ROOM

Your patient coordinator will help you settle into your room while the nurses begin prepping you for surgery.

PRE-OP TESTS

Before you go into the OR, the medical staff will run pre-op tests (blood work and EKG) to make sure you’re in surgical condition

 

MEET YOUR SURGEON

You will be meeting and talking to the surgical team, who will make sure any questions or concerns are answered before you go into the OR. You will not go into the OR without meeting your surgeon.

RECOVERY AREA

Once the surgery is done, you will be in a recovery area until all of the anesthesia has worn off and then will be taken to your room.

DISCHARGE

Before you head home, the medical staff will run more post-op tests to make sure everything is alright.

POST-OP INSTRUCTION

Once you’re back home, it is important you follow the post-op instructions and the diet we give you. If at any point you have any question or any concern feel free to contact your patient coordinator who will assist you with them.

POST-OP PROCESS

Your patient coordinator will be checking up on you throughout your post-op process to make sure you’re doing ok, and to keep a record of how many pounds you’ve lost. If you feel any discomfort and/or pain, or if you need us please do not hesitate to call ; we want to ensure you have great success with your weight loss, with no complications.

We want to help you choose the right procedure for you.

At CER Bariatrics, we understand that each weight loss journey is unique, which is why we offer a diverse range of bariatric solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. From the popular Gastric Sleeve and the efficient Mini Gastric Bypass to specialized revisions like RYGB Revision, our board-certified surgeons are skilled in a variety of procedures designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively. Explore our offerings to find the procedure that aligns with your journey to a healthier, happier you.

PROCEDURE

Gastric Sleeve
What It Is:
The Gastric Sleeve procedure, also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical weight-loss technique that removes approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving behind a “sleeve”-like structure.

Why Choose Gastric Sleeve:
This procedure is ideal for those who struggle with portion control and are looking for a permanent solution to weight loss. It’s minimally invasive, has a shorter recovery time, and offers significant weight loss within the first year.

BMI Required:
Candidates typically have a BMI of 35 or higher.

Cost Transparency:
At CER Bariatrics, the price we quote is the price you pay. No hidden fees, no surprises. All pre-surgical tests and unforeseen medical costs are covered, ensuring a smooth journey towards a healthier you.

PROCEDURE

Duodenal Switch
What It Is:
The Duodenal Switch, formally known as Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS), is a complex weight-loss surgery that combines elements of both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. It reduces the size of the stomach and reroutes a portion of the small intestine.

Why Choose Duodenal Switch:
This procedure is highly effective for those with severe obesity and related health conditions like diabetes. It offers both restrictive and malabsorptive benefits, leading to substantial and long-lasting weight loss. However, it’s crucial to note that this procedure requires a lifelong commitment to specific dietary and nutritional guidelines.

BMI Required:
Ideal for those with a BMI of 40 or above, or 35 with comorbidities.

Cost Transparency:
Consistency is our promise at CER Bariatrics. The quoted price for your Duodenal Switch procedure is comprehensive, covering all pre-surgical tests and any unexpected medical expenses. No hidden fees, no financial surprises—just transparent healthcare.

PROCEDURE

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
What It Is:
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is one of the most well-known weight-loss surgeries. It involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and a segment of the small intestine.

Why Choose Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass:
This procedure is particularly effective for individuals with Type 2 diabetes or severe obesity. It offers both restriction and malabsorption, leading to significant weight loss and improvement in comorbid conditions. It’s a tried-and-true method with long-term success rates.

BMI Required:
Recommended for individuals with a BMI of 40 or higher, or 35 with associated health conditions.

Cost Transparency:
At CER Bariatrics, we believe in full financial transparency. The price you’re quoted for the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass includes all pre-surgical assessments and any unforeseen medical costs. No hidden charges, no last-minute surprises—just straightforward, honest healthcare.

 

PROCEDURE

Gastric Balloon
What It Is:
The Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical weight-loss option that involves placing an inflatable silicone balloon into the stomach. This balloon takes up space, helping you feel full faster and reducing the amount you eat.

Why Choose Gastric Balloon:
Ideal for those who are hesitant about surgical options or have a lower BMI, the Gastric Balloon offers a temporary yet effective solution for weight loss. It’s inserted endoscopically and can be removed after six months, making it a less invasive choice with minimal downtime.

BMI Required:
Suitable for individuals with a BMI between 30 and 40.

Cost Transparency:
Your financial well-being is as important to us as your physical health. At CER Bariatrics, the quoted price for the Gastric Balloon procedure is all-inclusive, covering any pre-surgical tests and unexpected medical costs. No hidden fees, no surprises—just transparent, ethical healthcare.

 

PROCEDURE

Mini Gastric Bypass
What It Is:
The Mini Gastric Bypass is a simplified, yet highly effective, version of the traditional gastric bypass. It involves creating a smaller stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine, but with fewer anastomoses (connections), making it less complex.

Why Choose Mini Gastric Bypass:
This procedure is ideal for those who seek the benefits of a gastric bypass but desire a shorter operating time and recovery period. It offers significant weight loss and improvement in obesity-related conditions, all with less surgical complexity.

BMI Required:
Candidates generally have a BMI of 35 or higher.

Cost Transparency:
At CER Bariatrics, what you see is what you get. The price quoted for the Mini Gastric Bypass is your all-inclusive ticket to a healthier life, covering all pre-surgical tests and any unexpected medical costs. No hidden fees, no unwelcome surprises—just straightforward, transparent healthcare.

PROCEDURE

Lap Band Revision Surgery
What It Is:
Lap Band Revision Surgery is a secondary procedure that adjusts, replaces, or removes a previously implanted laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. This surgery aims to address complications or inadequate weight loss results from the initial Lap Band surgery.

Why Choose Lap Band Revision Surgery:
If you’ve experienced issues such as band slippage, erosion, or insufficient weight loss with your initial Lap Band, this procedure offers a corrective path. It’s tailored to your specific needs, whether that means adjusting the band or converting to a different bariatric procedure altogether.

BMI Required:
Applicable for those who had a previous Lap Band with a BMI of 35 or higher.

Cost Transparency:
Your trust is our priority at CER Bariatrics. The price quoted for Lap Band Revision Surgery is all-encompassing, covering all pre-surgical evaluations and any unforeseen medical costs. No hidden fees, no unexpected charges—just transparent, patient-focused healthcare.

PROCEDURE

RYGB Revision: Bypass Distalization & Partial Gastrectomy
What It Is:
RYGB Revision, specifically Bypass Distalization & Partial Gastrectomy, is a specialized surgical procedure designed to modify an existing Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. This revision aims to enhance weight loss outcomes by lengthening the bypassed segment of the small intestine and removing part of the stomach.

Why Choose RYGB Revision:
If you’ve had a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass but are experiencing weight regain or insufficient weight loss, this revision surgery offers a tailored solution. It’s designed to optimize your weight loss journey by making adjustments to the original procedure, ensuring long-term success.

BMI Required:
Intended for previous RYGB patients with a BMI of 35 or higher who have experienced weight regain.

Cost Transparency:
At CER Bariatrics, transparency is not just a word; it’s a commitment. The price quoted for the RYGB Revision includes all pre-surgical assessments and any unexpected medical costs. No hidden fees, no last-minute surprises—just straightforward, ethical healthcare.

3 Easy Steps to Apply for Your Surgery

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier future? Applying for your bariatric surgery is as easy as 1, 2, 3!.

Our streamlined process ensures a smooth and efficient experience, guiding you towards achieving your weight loss goals. Simply follow these three steps to get started on your transformative journey:

 

Dr. Alberto Carlos is an experienced bariatric surgeon member of the Mexican Board of General Surgery, and is 1 of 80 surgeons certified in Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

Real-Life Transformations with Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Ever wondered why so many people choose CER Bariatrics for weight loss surgery in Mexico? Just take a look at these awesome success stories! Our patients have made incredible changes in their lives, and it’s all thanks to the dedication and expertise of the whole team at CER Bariatrics. These aren’t just stories – they’re life-changing experiences that show just how impactful weight loss surgery can be. Come find out why we’re a top choice for weight loss surgery in Mexico!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Navigate your weight loss journey with confidence. Discover answers to your most pressing questions about bariatric surgery, from candidacy and procedure types, to recovery and long-term care. Our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to make an informed decision about your health. At CER Bariatrics, we believe that informed patients are empowered patients.

Explore our FAQs today!

How is the band adjusted after surgery?2023-06-22T19:24:06+00:00

The band is adjusted by injecting or removing saline solution through a small device placed under the skin during surgery. This adjusts the size of the opening between the two parts of the stomach, controlling the rate at which food leaves the upper pouch.

What dietary changes are necessary after Lap Band surgery?2023-06-22T19:24:25+00:00

After surgery, you’ll need to follow a phased diet that starts with liquids, then progresses to pureed foods, soft foods, and eventually regular foods. Overeating can cause discomfort or vomiting, so it’s important to eat small, balanced meals and chew thoroughly.

What kind of weight loss can I expect with Lap Band surgery?2023-07-03T20:20:28+00:00

Weight loss can vary widely between individuals, but on average, patients might lose around 40-50% of their excess weight in the first year following surgery. Long-term success depends largely on lifestyle changes and regular follow-ups with your bariatric team.

Will my insurance cover Lap Band surgery?2023-07-03T20:20:31+00:00

Many insurance plans cover Lap Band surgery if it’s considered medically necessary, but coverage can vary. Our team can help you understand your insurance benefits and any potential out-of-pocket costs.

What happens if I don’t lose weight after Lap Band surgery?2023-07-03T20:20:39+00:00

If you don’t achieve the expected weight loss after Lap Band surgery, it’s important to discuss this with your medical team. They may recommend adjustments to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. In some cases, an adjustment to the band or a different weight loss procedure may be considered.

Revision Surgery2023-07-03T20:24:14+00:00
What is weight loss surgery?2023-07-03T20:24:09+00:00

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, refers to various surgical procedures that help individuals with obesity lose weight. It’s generally considered when diet and exercise have not worked or when serious health problems persist or could worsen due to obesity.

Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?2023-07-03T20:24:03+00:00

Candidates for weight loss surgery usually have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 or more with obesity-related health issues such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. Each patient’s candidacy is individually evaluated based on these factors and their overall health condition.

What types of weight loss surgeries are available at CER Bariatrics?2023-06-22T18:55:50+00:00

At CER Bariatrics, we offer various types of weight loss surgeries such as Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Banding. Each procedure has different benefits and risks, which our doctors will discuss with you to determine the best choice.

What are the risks associated with weight loss surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:56+00:00

As with any major surgery, weight loss surgeries carry risks including infection, bleeding, and complications from anesthesia. Specific procedures may also present unique risks, such as nutrient deficiencies or ‘dumping syndrome’ after gastric bypass. It’s crucial to discuss these risks and potential complications with your doctor.

How long is the recovery period after surgery?2023-06-22T18:56:38+00:00

The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery and the individual patient’s health. Typically, patients can return to normal activities within 3-6 weeks post-surgery. Our team provides personalized recovery plans for each patient to ensure a smooth recovery.

Will I need to follow a specific diet after the surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:48+00:00

Yes, dietary changes are crucial to achieve and maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery. Shortly after surgery, you will start with a liquid diet, followed by soft foods, and gradually transition to regular foods. Our nutritionists will provide detailed dietary guidelines and support you throughout this process.

Can weight loss surgery cure type 2 diabetes?2023-06-22T18:57:23+00:00

Bariatric surgery can significantly improve or even resolve type 2 diabetes in many patients, but it’s not a guaranteed cure. The impact of surgery on diabetes depends on several factors, including the severity of diabetes and the patient’s overall health.

How much weight can I expect to lose after the surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:40+00:00

The amount of weight loss varies depending on the type of surgery, your lifestyle changes, and adherence to the post-surgery diet and exercise plan. On average, patients can expect to lose 50-70% of their excess weight within 1-2 years after surgery.

Will my insurance cover weight loss surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:30+00:00

Coverage for weight loss surgery depends on your specific insurance plan. Some insurance providers do cover bariatric surgery if it’s deemed medically necessary. Our staff will assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and the potential out-of-pocket costs.

What support is available to me after weight loss surgery at CER Bariatrics?2023-07-03T20:23:25+00:00

At CER Bariatrics, we provide comprehensive post-operative support. This includes dietary counseling, exercise guidance, regular medical check-ups, and emotional support. We are committed to helping you achieve long-term success in your weight loss journey.

What is bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:20+00:00

Bariatric surgery is a type of procedure performed to help individuals lose weight by making changes to their digestive system. This could involve reducing the size of the stomach or altering the small intestine.

What are the potential risks and complications of bariatric surgery?2023-06-22T19:12:38+00:00

Like any surgery, bariatric surgery has risks which can include infection, blood clots, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Longer-term risks can include malnutrition, gallstones, hernias, and stomach perforation.

How can I prepare for bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:23:04+00:00

To prepare, patients should follow a specific diet as recommended by their medical team, exercise regularly, and stop smoking. Psychological evaluations may also be necessary to ensure you’re mentally prepared for the lifestyle changes post-surgery.

What kind of post-operative care will I need?2023-07-03T20:22:59+00:00

Post-operative care includes a specific diet to help your body recover and adapt to a smaller stomach size. Regular check-ups to monitor your health and weight loss will be necessary. Additionally, you’ll be encouraged to participate in support groups and counseling to help adjust to these life changes.

How will bariatric surgery affect my eating habits?2023-07-03T20:22:53+00:00

Post-surgery, you’ll need to eat smaller, nutrient-rich meals. Overeating can lead to problems, as your stomach size will be significantly reduced. You’ll also need to take vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiencies.

How much weight can I expect to lose?2023-07-03T20:22:48+00:00

Weight loss varies per individual and the type of surgery. On average, most patients lose about 15 to 30% of their initial weight. However, maintaining this weight loss requires ongoing lifestyle changes.

Will my insurance cover the cost of bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:22:43+00:00

Insurance coverage varies by provider and plan. Most insurance companies require proof that the surgery is medically necessary. Our team will help you understand your insurance coverage and work with you on financing options.

What if I regain the weight after surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:54+00:00

Some weight regain is possible over time, but significant weight regain can be prevented through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. If necessary, further treatment options, including revision surgery, are available. Your medical team will help guide you to prevent and address weight regain.

What is revision bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:48+00:00

Revision bariatric surgery is a secondary procedure performed after the initial weight loss surgery. It may be done to correct complications from the original surgery or to improve weight loss results if the initial surgery did not achieve the desired outcomes.

Who is a candidate for revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:42+00:00

Candidates for revision surgery typically are those who have not achieved significant weight loss following their initial procedure, those who have regained substantial weight, or those experiencing complications or health issues from the original surgery.

What are the potential risks and complications of revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:37+00:00

Like all surgeries, revision surgery carries risks such as infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. It also tends to be more complex and can have higher risk compared to the initial bariatric surgery due to factors such as scar tissue and changes in anatomy.

How much weight can I expect to lose after revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:30+00:00

Weight loss after revision surgery varies from person to person and depends on the type of procedure, the patient’s commitment to diet and exercise, and other individual factors. Your doctor will discuss realistic expectations with you before the surgery.

Will my insurance cover the cost of revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:23+00:00

Insurance coverage for revision surgery varies by provider and plan. Some insurance companies will cover these procedures if they are deemed medically necessary. Our team can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and potential financing options.

What types of revision surgeries are available?2023-07-03T20:21:17+00:00

The type of revision surgery depends on the original procedure and the reason for revision. Common types include converting a gastric band to a gastric bypass or sleeve, revising a gastric bypass, or adjusting a gastric band.

What can I expect during recovery from revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:12+00:00

Recovery from revision surgery is similar to recovery from initial bariatric surgery. You will likely start with a liquid diet and slowly progress to solid foods. Regular follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor your recovery and progress.

How can I prevent the need for another revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:07+00:00

Following your medical team’s advice regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes is key to maintaining your weight loss and preventing complications. Regular follow-ups and monitoring can also help identify and manage potential issues early.

Is revision surgery more complicated than the initial surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:02+00:00

Revision surgery can be more complex due to scar tissue, changes to the digestive tract, and other factors related to the initial surgery. However, our experienced surgeons are well-trained to handle these complexities.

Can revision surgery be performed laparoscopically?2023-07-03T20:20:57+00:00

Yes, in many cases, revision surgery can be performed laparoscopically, which often means a faster recovery and less post-operative pain. The feasibility of a laparoscopic approach will depend on your specific situation and the surgeon’s evaluation.

What is Lap Band surgery?2023-06-22T19:22:29+00:00

Lap Band surgery, or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, is a type of weight loss surgery that involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch, which limits food intake and promotes a feeling of fullness after eating small amounts.

What are the benefits of Lap Band surgery?2023-07-03T20:20:51+00:00

Benefits of Lap Band surgery can include significant weight loss, improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions, and an enhanced quality of life. The band is adjustable and reversible, offering flexibility not present in some other weight loss procedures.

What are the potential risks and complications of Lap Band surgery?2023-06-22T19:23:28+00:00

Complications can include band slippage or erosion, stomach irritation, acid reflux, and poor nutrition. As with all surgical procedures, there are also risks of infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia.

How long does it take to recover from Lap Band surgery?2023-07-03T20:20:46+00:00

Most patients can return to work and resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks following Lap Band surgery. However, recovery times can vary based on individual health factors and the nature of the patient’s work.

What are the different types of bariatric surgery?2023-06-22T19:08:54+00:00

The main types of bariatric surgery are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. The right choice depends on each patient’s health situation and weight loss goals.

Am i good candidate for the bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:24:20+00:00

To qualify for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana Mexico, patients must have a BMI between 40 or 35 with a weight-related health condition, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea. Also, patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 with a weight-related health condition can qualify. Our surgeons are specialized in patients with obesity class I. The patients must be at least 14 years of age and not older than 70.

Reach Out to CER Bariatrics Today

Are you ready to embark on your life-changing journey towards health and happiness? The dedicated team at CER Bariatrics, led by the esteemed Dr. Carlos, is here to guide you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to discuss your weight loss surgery options

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