What is a Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y, pronounces roo-en-why) is a type of malabsorptive bariatric surgery. A small stomach pouch is created at the upper end of the stomach, and then the surgeon creates a bypass for food. The bypass allows food to skip the large excluded stomach and the first part of the small intestine limiting the absorption of calories. Weight Loss is achieved by absorbing less of the food. Gastric Bypass is often used as a method to treat morbid obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, other comorbidities or a previous failed weight loss surgery.

Am I eligible for a Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The first step to determine if you are a good candidate for a Gastric Bypass is getting in touch with one of our patients coordinators to fill a quick Health Questionnaire. Within 24 hours after receiving your information, one of our bariatric surgeons reviews your case and determines if you are a good candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery.

To be considered a good candidate for any gastric bypass surgery most patients will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Be between the agea of 18 and 65.
  2. Need to have realistic expectations regarding the result of the surgery.
  3. Need a BMI of more than 30 or with comorbidities.

Gastric Bypass Benefits

Gastric Bypass surgery is one of the most effective Weight Loss Surgerie (averaging 70-80% excess weight loss ) within the first two years. It is the Gold Standard in bariatric surgery. Among it’s benefits you can consider:

  • You will not be able to eat large portions of food.
  • Dumping syndrome, meaning that you will get sick when eating too much carbs or sugar.
  • Less calories from food are absorbed.
  • After Gastric Bypass Surgery patients improve from diabetes.

How much does the Gastric Bypass cost?

We understand the commitment and effort you have to invest in your new and healthier life, not only at a personal level but also financially. With this in mind, we have created All Inclusive Packages that covers everything you need to come to Tijuana to start a new life (except airfare).

Last Updated:  October 9, 2019 by Alberto Carlos, M.D.

Reviewed by Dr. Mónica Valencia, M.D. October 2019

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Gastric Bypass Package
$5,999 USD
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  • Hospitalization (3 nights)
  • Surgeon Fee.
  • Anesthesiologist Fee
  • Medications.
  • Ground Transportation.
  • Hotel (2 nights)
  • Take Home Medication
  • One year post operative support.
  • Nutritional plan.
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To discuss the Gastric Bypass or other bariatric surgery with one of our doctors, contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the gastric sleeve surgery and support you in making positive change in your life.

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