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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.