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Bariatrics

Bariatrics

Our Bariatric Providers

Weight-loss surgery can cost as much as $25,000 USD in the U.S. and our providers could save you up to 70%.

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications

Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for You?

Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $25,000 USD. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Weight-loss surgery is safe and easy and can save you up to 70% on the total cost of treatment, even including travel expenses.

Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the weightloss, causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Overweigh and obesity are a rising concern in the United States, Canada, and Mexico due to their detrimental health effects. Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding a healthy range have much greater risks of medical issues like heart disease, high-blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gout, cancer, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic musculoskeletal problems.

Often times, over weight individuals find it difficult to lose weight on their own after having tried many failed diets and not being able to exercise regularly. The poor physical mobility experienced by obese people is the result of pain in their hips and knees caused by the overweight in their body. Ironically, these individuals cannot lose weight with exercise due to their orthopedic problems and cannot resolve their joint pain without losing weight. If you have had little or no success with diets and other non-surgical treatments, and fall within the range of acceptable operative risks, our bariatric surgeons will help you achieve your weight goals.

Weight-loss surgery is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea

Weightloss Surgery Results

Weight-loss surgery can provide big and long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weightloss, bariatric surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Weight-Loss Packages

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic weight-loss program to maximize results:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Common Treatments

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon

The intragastric balloon is a new weight loss procedure which involves placing a soft, deflated, silicone balloon inside the patient’s stomach through the use of an endoscope. Placement of an intragastric balloon is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes only about 20-30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time.

Though the procedure sounds like a dream for people struggling to lose weight, not everyone is a candidate. Patients must have a body mass index of 30 to 40 (whereas a BMI of 25 to 40 is required for more invasive bariatric surgery). The Intragastric Balloon Procedure is ideally suited for patients who:
  • Have a BMI of 27-30 with a weight-related comorbidity (off-label)
  • Have a BMI of 30-40 with or without a weight-related comorbidity
  • Have a BMI over 40 but not interested in surgery (off-label)
  • Have been unable to achieve their weight loss goals through diet and exercise.
The gastric balloon procedure (endoscopic intragastric balloon) leaves an inflated silicon balloon in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food. As a result, patients:
  • Feel full sooner while eating and therefore eat less
  • Lose about 30% of their excess weight in 6 months
  • Have health improvement for diabetes, joint/bone disease, and heart-related issues
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The intragastric balloon is ideal for patients who are moderately overweight and want to begin with a less invasive weight loss procedure. Patients who are ready to start a healthy, new lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise and dietary modifications will benefit greatly from a managed weight loss program. Sustained weight loss is achievable with the assistance of our support team, and we are committed to your long-term weight loss success!

Gastric Balloon Abroad

Choosing to undergo the Gastric Balloon procedure with our Bariatric surgeons has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 60% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S. Trained bariatric surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest bariatric surgery procedures and technology

A Gastric Balloon procedure can cost as much as $7,000 USD in the U.S. and, because it is generally not covered by most Health Insurance plans, is typically paid out-of-pocket or financed with high interest rate loans. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Gastric Balloon procedure is safe, easy and affordable with surgery packages starting at $2,500 with minimum wait times.

Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Gastric Balloon is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have plastic surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more

The Gastric Balloon Procedure

During an initial consultation, our surgeons will review your entire case and medical history to determine if the Gastric Balloon procedure is a good option for you. Before your intragastric balloon placement, you should be on a puree/soft solid diet for 48 hours before your procedure date and should avoid all food and liquid for 12 hours prior, as you will be sedated during the procedure. Typically, this will mean nothing to eat or drink after midnight. The puree/soft solid phase is to ensure that there is no solid food left in your stomach that might cause us to have to cancel your procedure.The deflated balloon will be inserted into your stomach through the mouth, and then filled with a sterile saline. The procedure is generally uncomplicated and lasts 20-30 minutes. You will regain awareness quickly and be monitored until your doctor discharges you (usually a an hour or so).

Recovering from Gastric Balloon

After the placement of the intragastric balloon, almost ALL patients experience some gastric discomfort, nausea, and vomiting for the first week after the procedure.   This is normal, as your digestive system is adjusting to the presence of the intragastric balloon. You will be given medications to help you manage these symptoms.   Removing the intragastric balloon is a similar process to when it was inserted. The main difference is that we need to take some steps to make sure there is no solid food present in your stomach that could lead to aspiration into your lungs at the time of removal.

Our Bariatric Surgeons

Our network of Bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures. Our Bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Plastic Surgery Packages

For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for bariatric procedures that include the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Gastric Plication

Laparoscopic gastric plication is a newer minimally invasive weight-loss surgery technique that reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately three ounces.
The procedure does not involve the use of an implanted device (such as gastric banding). Also, unlike the gastric sleeve procedure, gastric plication may be reversible because a portion of the stomach is not removed. In addition, unlike gastric bypass, gastric plication does not involve rerouting and reconnecting the intestines.

It is a restrictive weight-loss surgery, meaning that it restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold. You will feel full sooner so you won’t want to eat as much.

Description:Gastric plication as a laparoscopic procedure. This involves making five or six small incisions in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera (laparoscope) and long instruments that are placed through these small incisions.Laparoscopic gastric plication, involves sewing one or more large folds in your stomach. During the laparoscopic gastric plication the stomach volume is reduced about 70% which makes the stomach able to hold less and may help you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling, or removal of the stomach or intestines during the Gastric Plication. The gastric plication may potentially be reversed or converted to another procedure if needed. The gastric plication procedure is minimally invasive and takes approximately one to two hours to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 days after the procedure.Advantages:
  • No rerouting of intestines as with gastric bypass
  • Does not involve implanting a banding device around a portion of the stomach
  • No adjustments are needed as with gastric banding
  • Procedure may be reversible, unlike sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass
Disadvantages:
  • Gastric plication is a newer procedure and hasn’t been tested as long as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding or gastric bypass
Are You a Candidate?

Doctors often use the following body mass index (BMI) measures to identify patients who may be most likely to benefit from weight-loss surgery. A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25. This procedure may be recommended for you if you have:

  • A (BMI) of 40 or more. This usually means that men are 100 pounds overweight and women are 80 pounds over their ideal weight.
  • A BMI of 35 or more and a serious medical condition that might improve with weight loss. Some of these conditions are sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Adjustable Gastric Band

Gastric Band Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Lap Band surgery is an elective weight-loss procedure that helps people lose weight by making the stomach smaller. Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $25,000 USD. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Gastric Lap Band surgery is safe and easy and can save you up to 80% on the total cost of treatment, even including travel expenses.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is surgery to make the stomach smaller. With a smaller stomach, you will feel full a lot quicker than you are used to. This means that you will need to make big lifelong changes in how you eat—including smaller portion sizes and different foods—in order to lose weight.

During the gastric band surgery the surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including: Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea

Gastric Lap Band Results

Weight-loss with the gastric band is not a big as with gastric bypass, but it is sufficient for the majority of individuals looking to lose weight and improve their lifestyle. After this surgery, weight loss is usually gradual but steady. You will have regular visits with your doctor to check how you are doing. The doctor can adjust the band if you are not losing weight as expected or if you have problems with the band. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weight loss, gastric band surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Network

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic, all-inclusive, weight-loss packages to maximize results:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Abroad

Choosing to undergo Gastric Sleeve surgery with our surgeons has several advantages:
  • Can Save You Up To 70% Compared to U.S. Prices
  • Little to No Wait Time
  • FDA Approved Material
  • U.S. Trained Bariatric Surgeons
  • High Success Rates

Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $18,000 USD. Gastric Sleeve with our bariatric surgeons starts at $4,500 USD.

Is Gastric Sleeve Right for You?

Gastric Sleeve surgery is an elective weight-loss procedure that helps people lose weight by making the stomach smaller. With a smaller stomach, you will feel full a lot quicker than you are used to. This means that you will need to make big lifelong changes in how you eat—including smaller portion sizes and different foods—in order to lose weight.

With the gastric sleeve, more than half of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, that is about the size of a banana. Surgical staples keep your new stomach closed. Because part of your stomach has been removed, this is not reversible.

Gastric Sleeve is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea

Gastric Sleeve Results

Weight-loss with the gastric sleeve is not a big as with gastric bypass, but it is sufficient for the majority of individuals looking to lose weight and improve their lifestyle. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Network

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications

Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Packages

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic, all-inclusive, weight-loss packages to maximize results:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Surgery Abroad

Choosing to undergo Gastric Bypass surgery with our surgeons has several advantages:
  • Can Save You Up To 70% Compared to U.S. Prices
  • Little to No Wait Time
  • FDA Approved Material
  • U.S. Trained Bariatric Surgeons
  • High Success Rates

Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $25,000 USD. Gastric Bypass with our Bariatric Surgeons starts at $6,500 USD.

Is Gastric Bypass Right for You?

Gastric Bypass surgery is an elective weight-loss procedure that helps people lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery in the United States. Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery because it generally has fewer complications than do other weight-loss surgeries.

Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat or by reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both. Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries are done when diet and exercise haven't worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.

Gastric Bypass is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea

Gastric Bypass Results

Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgeries can provide long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weight loss, gastric bypass surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Network

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Packages

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic, all-inclusive, weight-loss packages to maximize results:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Common Conditions

Heart Disease and Stroke

Extra weight makes you more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Both of these conditions make heart disease or stroke more likely.Coronary heart disease is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. Until recently the relation between obesity and coronary heart disease was viewed as indirect through hypertension and dyslipidemia, particularly reductions in HDL cholestero

Type 2 Diabetes

Most people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. You can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and exercising more.Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. If you have type 2 diabetes, losing weight and becoming more physically active can help control your blood sugar levels. Becoming more act

Cancer

Obesity is associated with increased risks of the following cancer types, and possibly others as well: Esophagus Pancreas Colon and rectum Breast (after menopause) Endometrium (lining of the uterus) Kidney Thyroid

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops for 10 seconds or more during sleep. The disorder results in decreased oxygen in the blood and can briefly awaken sleepers throughout the night. Sleep apnea has many different possible causes.In adults, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is excess weight and obesity, which is associated with soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep,