FAQ’s of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


What is bariatric weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, limits the amount of food the stomach can hold, and/or limiting the absorption of calories, by limiting the consumption and absorption of calories this can put the patient in a position to lose a considerable amount of weight.

Who should have weight loss surgery?
Persons who are extremely obese may want to consider weight loss surgery when traditional attempts at dieting and weight loss programs have failed. Weight loss surgery candidates are at least 100 pounds overweight. This translates to a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or over. Sometimes, patients with a BMI of 35 and over are considered for surgery if they have medical problems that are caused by or associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

What are my options for weight loss surgery?
There are many types of bariatric weight loss procedures, each of which are to be evaluated between the candidate and a qualified health professional. Cancun Bariatric Center prides its self in helping the weight loss candidate in evaluating all options and making an informed decision. The most common procedures are adjustable gastric banding (lap band), gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition we offer, Revision Surgery, Gastric Plication, Mini Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch.

Whenever possible, your bariatric weight loss doctor will conduct laparoscopic surgery, which is less invasive than open surgery, so patients usually have less discomfort, a shorter recovery time and lessening the likelihood of complications. After a careful evaluation your surgeon will suggest the weight loss procedure that best fits the patients needs.

How much weight can I expect to lose?
Never an easy answer, every candidate represents a unique situation and there are many factors that go into the patient ultimately losing weight. Here are just a few of the factors that need to be evaluated and discussed in an effort to find a potential weight loss figure.

  • What is the candidates current state?
  • How much weight is there to lose?
  • Which procedure is right of the patient?

Ultimately it depends on the procedure that is performed and the individual that has the procedure.  Our surgeons will work with you to determine your recommended weight loss goal, based on your height and other factors.



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