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Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that studies the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that helps people lose weight by making changes to their digestive system; the most common procedures are: Gastric bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Intragastric Balloon.

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Obesity has become a rising concern in North America because its health effects cause diseases such as high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gout, cancer, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic musculoskeletal problems.

With the aim of losing weight, obese people try several diets, exercises and other non-surgical treatments without success and in consequence, their health deteriorates. This is because on many occasions they cannot exercise due to the intense pain in the knees or hips caused by the overweight. If this is your case, it is time to analyze a different option so you can reach your weight goals.

During the initial consultation, we encourage our clients to have an open dialogue with our surgeons to discuss all their fears and expectations. Sometimes the expectations may not be realistic and our surgeons’ philosophy is to prioritize your physical well-being.

Health & Wellness Bazaar is a network of talented and experienced bariatric surgeons who perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.

Prices of bariatric surgeries

Generally, weight-loss surgeries are not covered by health-care systems, and the costs of these surgeries can be as high as $30,000 USD in US and Canada.

At Health & Wellness Bazaar we have developed specialized bariatric packages so you can save up to 80% of the total cost (including travel expenses) compared to the US. Our weight-loss packages include airport pick-up and drop-off, on-site transportation, pre-op and post-op tests, surgery center’s fees and hospitalization, surgeon and anesthesiologist’s fees, anesthesia and all treatment-related materials.

Our surgeons and their experienced teams will provide you all the tools necessary to achieve your weight goals. Our packages take into account the physical and mental well-being of our patients and so they include psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery to ensure that you are healthy during the weight loss process.

This operation can be overwhelming so it is necessary to have a professional to talk about your doubts; this is why we also include personalized counseling and support throughout the entire process.

Our surgeon’s priority is your health and that you obtain the desired results; for this reason, our services do not end when you leave the hospital. In this process, we track your progress through post-operative consultations via phone, email, and Skype. Another resource we implement to assure your objective is the assignation of nutritional diet plans in short and long terms. Your surgeon will also provide you with a back-on-track program to maintain your weight-loss goals; this plan ensures satisfactory results improving your quality of life and health.

Our medical providers can offer such low prices 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 are never compromised despite our low prices.

Bariatric surgery is recommended if you are between 15-54 years old, if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, or if you have a serious weight-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

The amount of weight-loss will depend on the type of surgery, as well as the changes in habits that you have in your daily life.

Before a weight-loss surgery you must:

  • Quit smoking at least one month before the procedure to reduce the probabilities of blood clots, pneumonia, infections and to reduce the recovery time.
  • Follow a specific diet before the surgery to prepare your body.
  • One night before the surgery: do not eat, relax and focus on the reasons why you chose to have surgery, it’s normal to feel nervous or having second thoughts, but remember that we will be there to help you and address all your doubts.
  • The day of the surgery, do not drink or eat anything (including water, tea or coffee).
  • Other recommendations may exist depending on the weight-loss surgery procedure.

Types of bariatric surgery

Gastric sleeve in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve is a surgery in which approximately 85% of the stomach is removed. This surgery is done laparoscopically; at this procedure, the surgeon removes part of the stomach through tiny incisions around the abdominal area. The portion of the stomach that is left takes the shape of a sleeve, reducing the amount of food a person can consume. The stomach will still be connected to the small intestine, so nutrients will be absorbed as food is digested.

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Gastric sleeve is extremely effective at reducing the feeling of hunger because ghrelin is removed. By having this part of the stomach removed, a person feels satisfied eating less food. There are many advantages for undergoing Gastric sleeve. First of all, this procedure does not affect the intestinal tract. Secondly, it results in a   quick weight loss. Above all, this procedure is safer than other weight loss surgeries because there is less risk of infection, rejection, or other complications.

Recovery from gastric sleeve in Mexico

This surgery takes one to two hours; however, the person must stay in the hospital for a day. As the abdomen may be swollen or sore due to this procedure and the body needs to adjust to the surgery; the patient needs to follow a liquid-only diet for the next couple of weeks.

It worths to mention that the success rate on this procedure is high with long lasting results but it depends on the commitment to keep the weight. This is not a temporary solution but it is required to follow some instructions to enjoy all the benefits for life.

Prices of a gastric sleeve in Mexico

In the US to gastric sleeve costs $29,000 USD, but with Health & Wellness Bazaar you can save up to 70% compared to US prices using our weight-loss packages starting at $4,790 USD with minimum wait times.

Gastric bypass

This surgery is considered the gold standard of bariatric surgery in helping patients reach their weight loss goals. Most patients lose 65-90% of their excess weight in a single year. This surgery allows the person to absorb fewer calories and nutrients. To prevent mineral and vitamin deficiencies, the person must follow a specific vitamin regimen for life to avoid health consequences.

The gastric bypass is a combination procedure using restrictive (works to limit how much food you consume before feeling full) and malabsorptive (you will absorb fewer calories) resources. This procedure is done laparoscopically with five small incisions in the abdomen, it makes the stomach smaller so the food the person eats no longer goes into some parts of the stomach; instead, it is the small intestine that absorbs food.

Recovering from gastric bypass surgery

After this surgery, it is common to feel body aches, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, cold, mood changes, among others. The patient will not be able to eat for a couple of days and for the next 12 weeks it is mandatory to follow a specific meal plan. In this regime   the person begins drinking liquids, then eating ground and soft meals until he/she can eat regular food, but it is necessary to follow dietary restrictions regarding the type and amount of food. It is obligatory to follow the surgeon’s instructions to have a better recovery and less pain. Progress must be taken slowly; so, much advance is not expected in the first weeks.

Prices of a gastric bypass

Choosing to undergo a gastric bypass surgery with our bariatric surgeons will let you save up to 80% compared to U.S. prices. In US this surgery costs over $35,000 USD and generally is not covered by health insurance plans. Traveling to Mexico for a gastric bypass surgery is an excellent option at a lower price maintaining US standards.  With Health & Wellness Bazaar you can choose from our weight loss packages for Gastric Bypass starting at $5,690 USD.

Gastric Balloon

This is the newest bariatric technology, minimally invasive; the surgeon inserts a small silicon balloon into a patient’s stomach through an endoscopic procedure. Then, the surgeon fills the balloon with saline solution; this creates a feeling of fullness which prevents the patient to overeat. After six months, the balloon it’s deflated and removed. During our no-cost consultation our surgeons can evaluate if it is the right procedure for you.

Prices of the gastric balloon

 A gastric balloon costs over USD 6,500 in the U.S. and is not covered by most health insurance plans. In Health & Wellness Bazaar you can save up to 60% and choose one of our weight-loss packages starting at USD 2,690.

 Benefits of a gastric balloon

– Feel full sooner and eat less.

– Lose approximately 30-50 lbs of excess weight in 6 months.

 – Ideal for patients who are moderately overweight and want to begin with a less invasive weight loss procedure.

Recovering from a gastric balloon.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time.

After the surgery, the patient may experience gastric discomfort, nausea, and vomiting for the first week, this is normal because the digestive system is adjusting to the presence of the balloon. Our surgeons and their medical staff are available 24/7, and we recommend following the instructions of the medications to minimize discomfort.

At health & Wellness Bazaar you will find the solution for your overweight problem; during the no-cost consultation we will determine if you are a surgery candidate and the best option for you. Schedule your free consultation by calling to (858) 779-252.Principio del formulario

 

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