Bariatric Solutions

Is Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Right for you?

Of course there are a lot of factors that can go into find the answer to this question, including first and foremost speaking to your doctor if you haven’t already.  In addition, below you will find a list of weight loss factors and things to think about that might help you to make the most educated decision.  Typically Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery candidates are people who have remained severely obese for many years after trying other non-surgical approaches or who have an obesity-related disease.

To be eligible for Bariatric Weight Loss surgery with our program, we will be evaluating many factors including the criteria below:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 but no greater than 60, or have a BMI of 35 with co-morbidities. BMI’s of 60 or greater will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. Anyone over 65 years of age, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • No severe psychological or medical conditions that would lead to bariatric weight loss surgery being a high risk.
  • Not be drug or alcohol dependent, unless involved in a recognized treatment program with at least one year of sobriety.
  • Attempted other medical weight-loss programs.
  • Highly motivated to achieve a change in lifestyle.
  • Have the support of family and friends.
  • Be psychologically stable and discussed realistic expectations of any procedure and the potential outcomes.

Keep in mind that bariatric weight loss surgery is a serious undertaking. Anyone considering any type of weight loss surgery needs to understand that the procedure is just the start and that a lifestyle change including healthy eating habits will be necessary.

Ultimately our goal is your safety and comfort, we encourage you to speak directly with a Care coordinator to evaluate whether Bariatric Surgery is right for you.

Bariatric Weight Loss Solutions

Cancun Bariatric Center Weight Loss Surgery Options

We understand that the journey of weight loss can be a difficult one and a journey that has as unique challenges that are different for everyone. One of our goals is to make sure we are helping you out in the best way possible, by offering weight loss procedures and solutions that are best suited for you as an individual. Below you will find several of the safest and most effective bariatric weight loss procedures that are to be carefully considered and evaluated. Please feel free to call one of our Professional Care Coordinators with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Adjustable Gastric Band – Lap Band

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or lap band once placed around the upper portion of the stomach shrinks the stomach capacity and limiting the amount of food that may be consumed at one time. The most common of Bariatric Surgeries, this procedure has been used most often since its introduction a little more than 10 years ago. Initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for BMI of 40 or greater, in February 2011 the FDA approved its use among those with a BMI between 30-40 when other weight loss measures have been tried and failed.

Your doctor will provide a more detailed description of the procedure and together you will decide if this is the right choice for you.

Gastric Sleeve

Also called the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, this surgery removes part of the stomach, creating a tube shape stomach referred to as the “sleeve”. A non-reversible procedure, you will want to discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor thoroughly before deciding which surgery best suits your need.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In this Bariatric procedure, a small part of the stomach is used to create a new stomach pouch, which is connected directly to the middle of the small intestine. One of the more invasive of Bariatric Surgeries it is the most effective is certain situations and your doctor will discuss the details with you and help you choose what will be best for you in your circumstances.

Duodenal Switch

The duodenal switch, also known as a biliopancreatic diversion or gastric reduction duodenal switch removes about 70% of the stomach. A portion of the small intestine is rerouted, creating two paths and one shared channel for food and for bile to the liver. This procedure not only limits food intake, but limits absorption, specifically of fat intake. Only you and your doctor can decide what is right in your situation, so be sure to ask plenty of questions.

Mini Bypass

Pioneered by Dr. Robert Rutledge, the Mini Gastric Bypass is a reversible Laparoscopic surgery which takes less time to perform and usually results in shorter hospital stays. Though an easier surgery, it may not be right for everyone and your doctor will help you look at all the options to determine which will bring you your desired results.

Gastric Plication

Unlike the lap band, a plication decreases the size of the stomach without implanting devices or removing stomach sections. Instead, the stomach is folded inward and sutured in place, limiting the food intake ability. This procedure is still undergoing clinical trials in both the USA and Mexico, so you will want to discuss it fully with your doctor to discover the procedure for your best outcome.

Revision Surgery

There are two main reasons patients seek revision surgery following Bariatric procedure. First, they may have failed to lose weight or experience weight gain or second, they may experience medical complications. After evaluation and careful consideration of the patient’s current condition additional surgery may be necessary. If you experience weight gain and are maintaining your dietary restrictions you need to talk with your doctor about the best options for you.

 

Contact a Cancun Bariatric Center Care Coordinator Today by clicking here or calling (877) 718-8216