What is bariatric surgery and which is the correct procedure for me?
Many of our patients come from United States and Canada to receive the best medical attention in Tijuana, especially women who want to look and feel better with their bodies, or patients in general who suffer from obesity and need to do something about it. That is why one of the most requested procedures at Del Prado Hospital is the bariatric surgery, and since we have the best specialists in the area, our clients are always happy with the results. But, what exactly is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages. Read more about them at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery page: https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-procedures.