Challenges in life are said to be inevitable. However, defeats are optional. And when it comes to losing weight, it can be quite a challenge. But an increasing number of people have been victorious in this fight through Tijuana Bariatric Center.
REASONS WHY BARIATRIC PATIENTS
CHOOSE TIJUANA BARIATRIC CENTER
Currently, obesity is a complex condition since multiple factors can contribute to its development or complicate it. These can range from emotional problems, genetic predisposition, unhealthy habits, or diseases that enhance it, in addition to the fact that those who are overweight often develop other chronic diseases that deteriorate their health.
Therefore, losing weight is not just a matter of appearance but love for oneself and life. That is why numerous people search every day to know what the best methods to lose weight are.
What is a bariatric center?
For many, thinking about losing weight is equal to stress, frustration, and wasted time. However, this does not have to be in your case since you are not alone in this fight. Our weight loss surgery experts at Tijuana Bariatric Center aim to provide you with everything you need to lose weight and achieve your goal of a better quality of life. For us, having a bariatric patient means success, life, resilience, improvement, and courage.
We want the process from start to finish to be as comfortable and simple for you, but at the same time safe and efficient. That is why these elements remain at the forefront of our Bariatric Center through Health & Wellness Bazaar, with continuous improvement to offer a service of the highest quality. Three fundamental aspects of our bariatric procedures are the following:
We have proven methods that are effective for weight loss, such as gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass. Additionally, these procedures are performed by one of the best bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, endorsed by prestigious medical institutions and their vast experience and specialization in this type of surgery.
We apply coagulation systems that allow safer cutting and sealing and all those techniques and tools that help reduce risks. Each patient receives specialized treatment accompanied by an entire team of doctors, specialists, nurses, and important personnel who contribute to providing exceptional care.
At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we use only state-of-the-art technology. For example, to make surgeries less aggressive, laparoscopic technology is often used with high-definition cameras and instruments that allow access to areas that are difficult to access. Besides, our surgeons and medical staff use surgical supplies, anesthetic equipment, compression stockings, grip sutures, staples, and other supplies and medication only of premium quality.
We seek that our equipment, instruments, and materials that we use meet the ideal characteristics to provide better care and spectacular results.
We know that the best recovery is one that is surrounded by the best conditions. Thus, our modern facilities follow strict standards of hygiene, comfort, and safety so that bariatric patients enjoy an optimal environment while they recover.
At the same time, we offer incredible packages for medical tourism in Mexico, which have been a fantastic option for patients coming from abroad, allowing them to enjoy first-class accommodation and medical facilities during their whole process.
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
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Dr. Alberto Michel
Dr. Alberto Michel
Dr. Alberto Michel
Dr. Alberto Michel
Dr. Alberto Michel
Dr. Alberto Michel
What will our team at Tijuana Bariatric Center Do for You?
Our Tijuana Bariatric Center not only focuses on performing bariatric surgery. It also provides other aids that will make the weight loss procedures effective. To do this, we work with patients individually before, during, and after surgery. Some of these services are:
Evaluation and assessment
As a first step, the team of bariatric experts performs a complete evaluation of each patient to determine the health conditions, needs, expectations, risk factors, and the type of surgery the patient requires. But this assessment is not only physical, the doctors also make sure that you are mentally prepared since a bariatric patient will face significant changes in his life and needs to be aware of everything that implies.
Clearing doubts and provide training
At the beginning of this process, you may have common questions about bariatric surgery that may concern you. So do not hesitate to have frank communication with your doctor since part of the process is to help you solve all those doubts.
To help you make an informed decision, we provide you with useful information about obesity and all the details of the process involved in gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries.
Once the best option for the patient is determined, all preparations for surgery are made. That involves scheduling the date, conducting preoperative studies, and guiding you every step of the way prior to surgery. And if you come from abroad, we make sure you have comfortable accommodation and all ground transportation.
On the day of your procedure, your medical team will review your general health, prepare you for surgery, and provide you with anything you need at your room.
On the day of your operation, your medical team will check that you are ready for the surgery. In the same way, after the surgery, you will undergo continuous check-ups, evaluation, and report the results obtained, as well as some indications about your care for your recovery.
The second most important part of your process is follow-up. From here, you will continue to have support staff who will guide you in the care of your recovery and the new routine that you will implement to lose weight continually and permanently.
You will be assigned periodic consultations (virtually or in person) that will allow you to see the progress of your goals. There are times when a patient may stagnate in their weight loss or feel that it is going very slow, so with the help of a specialist, the cause can be determined to provide a satisfying solution to continue with your progress.
Nutritional, psychological, and physical counseling
Before and after surgery, we offer you nutritional plans and physical activity routines that you must implement in your new life routine. As the goal is for them to be permanent changes in patients' lives, we help them make a comfortable and natural transition.
In the same way, our specialists are a constant psychological support, since naturally, there will be times when you feel discouraged. However, thanks to their extensive experience, they will guide you with useful tips and tools to overcome obstacles along the way.
Why is our bariatric center unique?
The Tijuana bariatric center through Health & Wellness Bazaar is made up of a world-class professional team that joins forces to make the weight loss process an achievable goal. We distinguish ourselves for our high training, excellent techniques, bilingual staff to promote effective communication, and commitment to each patient.
Our comprehensive obesity treatment program has proven to be effective and reliable. We believe that with effort, perseverance, and determination, we can all achieve a full and healthy life. Like the hundreds of patients who have passed through our bariatric center, you can too.
Let the results speak for themselves. Start a new stage in your life right now. Contact us at email@example.com or call us at (858) 779 255, and we will gladly schedule an appointment for you at the best bariatric center in Tijuana.
All patients are unique. They come from different backgrounds, have specific needs due to their medical history, and have their own expectations and goals. At Health & Wellness Bazaar that works with the best Tijuana Bariatric Center, we understand this, and we make it our priority to provide a tailored made bariatric medical plan that takes all the aspects mentioned above into consideration. Therefore, our patients can delight in having extraordinary results that surpass their expectations and fulfill their dreams of an optimal quality of life.
The technology, medical supplies, and surgical techniques are practically the same as the top hospitals in the world. Therefore, such technology costs will be the same since, at Tijuana Bariatric Center, we do not take high quality for granted. Some areas where we can save expenses are medications and anesthesia. These are considerably cheaper in Mexico and have the same quality as opposed to the United States, where regulations in the health systems are much higher.
CERTIFIED AND HIGHLY EFFICIENT SURGEONS
Undoubtedly, trusting a doctor and medical experts is paramount when undergoing a surgical procedure or any medical treatment for that matter. Hence, that is precisely why numerous bariatric patients come to Tijuana to undergo a weight loss procedure. To be approved to receive a medical license to practice bariatric surgery, a doctor must go through a thorough vetting process. For example, Dr. Alberto Michel has been, for many years, one of the most respected bariatric surgeons for his high credentials and commitment to his patients. Moreover, he surrounds himself with the best medical staff, including anesthesiologists, internists, cardiologists, nutritionists, and other health experts and specialists.
AFFORDABLE, HIGH-QUALITY BARIATRIC CARE
Many patients that come through our doors wish they had made this decision a long time ago. What took them so long? The majority have agreed that a primary reason had to do with the high medical costs in the United States and the difficulties of having their health insurance cover them.
Health & Wellness Bazaar through Tijuana Bariatric Center offers the same -and, sometimes even better- medical treatments, facilities, and certified physicians of the best hospitals in the U.S but at a fraction of their rates. The reason? Those clinics and hospitals have incredibly overhead expenses to pay each year. In contrast, patients who come to Tijuana can take full advantage of comfortable facilities with the highest standards that save costs.
TYPES OF BARIATRIC SURGERIES
Although there are various methods and types of weight loss surgery, the fundamental principles are based on two aspects; 1) reducing the amount of food a person can take in, and 2) reducing the body’s natural nutrient absorption ability for a quick weight loss. With that in mind, the most performed surgeries in patients with BMI levels of 35 or greater are the following:
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve). - A significant portion of the patient’s stomach is reduced, causing almost immediate satiety sensation and reducing dramatically the production of hormones responsible for making a person feel hungry.
Gastric Bypass. - This surgery uses both stomach reduction and malabsorption when it connects or bypasses the stomach portion to the small intestine. Thus, the number of calories absorbed from any type of food is extremely reduced. As a result, bariatric patients with the highest BMI levels can see much faster results in terms of weight loss.
Gastric Band. - Similar to gastric sleeve, this method reduces the size of the stomach to reduce the amount of food a person can store, but instead of making an incision, a band is placed around it.
ARE YOU A SUITABLE CANDIDATE?
First of all, in order to know if a person is eligible for bariatric surgery, a doctor will focus on his or her BMI. These three letters stand for Body Mass Index, which according to specialists and official channels such as the World Health Organization, is the determining factor is a person is obese and/or the level of his obesity. Therefore, anyone can know his BMI by dividing his weight by the square of his height, which usually is expressed in kilograms (km) and square meters (m2).
Consider the following chart to know the levels of obesity according to health specialists and research performed for several years:
|Underweight||Less than 18.5|
|Healthy Weight||More than 18.5 and less than 25|
|Overweight||More than 24.9 and less than 30|
|Obesity||More than 29.9 and less than 35|
|Severe Obesity||More than 34.9 and less than 40|
|Morbid Obesity||More than 39.9 and less than 50|
|Extreme Obesity||More than 50|
The most suitable candidates to undergo some type of weight loss surgery are those patients who are in the Severe Obesity Level or more or have a BMI of 35 or more. There are cases when a person’s BMI is between 30 and 35 and suffers from comorbidities, such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In these cases, bariatric specialists might recommend the patient for weight loss surgery. Moreover, if a patient has a BMI of 25 or more in addition to severe effects from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, or similar, is definitely the best candidate for such procedures.
Another common denominator in patients highly recommended for bariatric surgery is that they have struggled for many years to lose weight with various methods such as physical exercise or strict diets without satisfactory results. These make the nest bariatric patients since they are already committed to drastic health and life changes, which are required after weight loss surgery to ensure optimal long-term results.
Dr. Alberto Michel
Years of Experience: 14
Dr. Alberto Michel is a renowned and respected bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico where he and his father, a prestigious general surgeon, founded one of the most trusted weight-loss surgery ...view profile
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Dr. Dario Ciambelli
Years of Experience: 11
Born in Puerto Vallarta, Dr. Dario Ciambelli is a man with great human and professional qualities. He studied at the School of Medicine at University of Guadalajara and specialized in ...view profile