Dr. Ismael Cabrera performs the bariatric gold standard – gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Cabrera performs roux-en-y gastric bypass laparoscopically.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass, otherwise known as roux-en-y (RNY) gastric bypass, is a weight loss procedure that uses two techniques to achieve weight loss. Gastric bypass produces weight loss via two techniques: malabsorptive and restrictive.
Malabsorptive technique is achieved by re-routing, or bypassing, a section of the patient’s intestine. This allows calories to pass through unabsorbed forcing lower caloric intake. The restrictive technique is achieved by making a new stomach stoma, that is significantly smaller. This smaller stomach reduces capacity forcing less food consumption.
These two primary techniques allow patient to lose massive amounts of weight loss. Patients can expect to lose roughly 60% of their excess weight.
Complications of Gastric Bypass
Even though 80% of all weight loss surgeries performed in the United States are gastric bypass, there are still serious complications that can arise. Just 1-5% of patients experience life-threatening complications, but overall roughly 10% experience some sort of complications.
The benign complications including wound infections, bleeding, or ulcers. Life-threatening complications include blood clots, heart attacks or internal bleeding. The fatality rate is 0.2% to 0.5% of all surgeries. Watch some of Dr. Ismael Cabrera’s recent patient videos.
Undergoing Gastric Bypass in Mexico
Dr. Ismael Cabrera performs in gastric bypass in Tijuana, Mexico at the Hospital Mi Doctor. Undergoing bypass in Mexico can seem daunting, but our staff is here to make sure your experience goes smoothly.
Cost of Gastric Sleeve in Mexico various with different companies and surgeons. Typically undergoing medical tourism will save patients 66% off the total cost. But our prices at Mexico Bariatric Center, strives to offer pricing for much less than our competitors.
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