Gastric Bypass Surgery (GB)
What is the Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure for extreme cases of obesity. People that have made several attempts at losing weight, when diet and exercise have failed.
In recent years, the Gastric Bypass procedure has become a more acceptable answer for weight loss, specially for those with a high Body Mass Index. And Dr. Sergio Verboonen takes a very unique approach on how he performs the Gastric Bypass surgery to his patients, specially patients that have a BMI between 45 and 60.
Who is a candidate for bypass surgery?Weight loss has always been a difficult process. Extremely obese people have been abusing food for many years. Conventional diets are fine for those with a BMI of less than 35. Those with a BMI of 45 or higher are at serious risk of major health issues or even death. The strain the extra weight puts on your body can result in diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease.
Another component of weight loss is exercise. A sedentary lifestyle coupled with obesity further increases your health risks.
Am I eligible for bariatric surgery?
There are strict criteria in order to qualify for this procedure. Since this surgery focuses on weight loss, if you have a BMI of 45 or higher and are sedentary you may qualify. If you have a BMI of 35 and have made numerous attempts to diet and exercise and have failed you may also be a candidate.
- Long Term Weight Loss
- Improved Longevity
- Improvement/Resolution of Coexisting Diseases
- Changes in Quality of Life and Psychological Status with Surgery
How can gastric bypass surgery help me?
Gastric bypass is a way to kick-start your weight loss journey. Keep in mind that bariatric surgery is not a magic pill. There is some preliminary work that your surgeon will ask of you before he will operate. Changing your habits and the way you think of food is imperative in your preparation for surgery. You may be required to lose a significant amount of weight in order to prove to the doctor that you are serious and in the right state of mind for the long term. In the early postoperative stages, with good nutritional guidance and your dedication, your weight loss will be significant.
- Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes.
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea
- Joint pain relief
- Alleviate other medical conditions
How Much Does The Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost?
The average cost of gastric bypass surgery in the United States is $23,000, and in Canada can range between 15,000-$20,000 Canadian Dollars. Our Clinic in Cancun Mexico meets and exceeds medical and sanitation standards in the U.S.A and Canada. We provide with affordable and yet upscale service with a world-class ASMBS and IFSO master surgeon Dr. Sergio Verboonen.
- Our 100% All-inclusive cost Includes:
- All Ground Transportation
- Preliminary blood work
- Electrocardiogram & physical evaluation
- Pre Op OR Post Op hotel room (one night)
- Hospital Fees (two nights)
- Anesthesiologist fee
- Bariatric Surgeon Fee
- Pain Medicine & Antibiotics
- Free Calls to USA
- Pre-op and Post-op Nutrition Plan
How does it work?
The surgery is done through two small incisions. The stomach is cut into two sections. The smaller section is about the size of one cup. Both sections of the stomach are cauterized closed. Then the small intestine is also severed.
The shorter section of the intestine is then connected to the smaller stomach. The remaining intestine is connected to the larger stomach. When you start eating solid foods after surgery you’ll notice how much less you can consume and how quickly you pass your meal.
What can I expect?
Studies show that the long term success rate for the bypass is about 90%. It is the number one choice for a permanent weight loss solution. Once you leave the hospital you can expect some substantial results. By following your nutritionists’ instructions you will lose weight at a rapid pace. Although the surgery produces significant results it is important you follow your new routine so that you can succeed on your long term weight loss journey. You may find that your blood pressure lowers, your acid reflux improves or subsides altogether, your sleep apnea may stop, and your energy will improve dramatically.
Is bariatric surgery right for me?
This surgery takes a lifelong commitment. It is not for the faint of heart. You should sit down with your surgeon and go over the risks and rewards. Take time to think about surgery, recovery time, and emotional and nutritional support. Request before and after pictures along with testimonials of previous patients. If possible, set up a meeting with some patients and share their experiences. Speak with both successes and failures. Ask them what their turning point was. What motivated them to work for positive results or where did the process collapse.
Preparation for surgery is the first step. Making that change in your lifestyle is usually the difference between success and failure. Remember, every journey starts with a single step. Starting with a nutritional, low-calorie diet will help shed the pounds necessary to lower your risk of complications. Talking to your surgeon, weighing all your options, and taking the patients experiences into consideration should help you make that crucial decision that will change your life.
Additional Benefits from the Gastric Bypass Surgery
Long haul reduction for sort 2 diabetes
“An ongoing Cleveland Clinic contemplate proposes that bariatric medical procedure causes long haul reduction of hard to-control type 2 diabetes. The aftereffects of this examination demonstrate the method is exceptionally compelling for fat patients with sort 2 diabetes.
Enhanced cardiovascular wellbeing.
Weight reduction medical procedure diminishes an individual’s danger of coronary illness, stroke and fringe coronary illness. “Circulatory strain and cholesterol levels can come back to ordinary, or close typical after medical procedure, decreasing these dangers and enhancing by and large prosperity,” Ms. Schulz says.
After Your Gastric Bypass Surgery
Our nutritionist, Sheri Burke remains a crucial part of the success of your bariatric surgery. Your medical treatment experience won’t end once you’ve had your procedure. Sheri Burke will give you a nutritional plan uniquely developed for you to enable you to reach your reducing goals.
When you return home, you’ll need to see your physician about three months after your surgery. Dr. Verboonen requires his patients to have thorough blood work reviewed at their practice to ensure your continuing health.
Medical Tourism and the Gastric Sleeve Procedure
We want you to have fund during your visit to Cancun as much as possible when you have this procedure. Our office staff can coordinate your accommodations and make travel arrangements for you so you can focus on your health and your trip. We use the upscale 5-Star rated Grand Hotel for our patients. This hotel remains famous for meeting the needs of their international clientele and is also located in safe and affluent neighborhoods. We also provide drivers to escort you to the clinic as well as to pick you up from and take you back to the airport during your stay.
Your Safety and Medical Tourism
Our staff at Obesity Goodbye Center has performed a large number of bariatric procedures for patients who are traveling from abroad. We meet the most rigorous safety expectations in our surgeries and meet US standards. Our clinic meets US operational standards and has the latest in medical technology at their disposal. Dr. Sergio Verboonen is the doctor who will perform your bariatric surgery and has done thousands of similar procedures.
The Gastric Bypass Surgery may cause complications such as:
- Dumping syndrome
- Gallstones (risk increases due to rapid weight loss)
- Perforation of stomach or intestines