Do You Know the Types of Weight Loss Surgery?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Weight loss surgery in Mexico offers an affordable way for people to address obesity and related illnesses, losing weight and reclaiming their lives. However, weight loss surgery isn’t a single procedure; you actually have different types of weight loss surgery to choose from. So, what are the most common options to encounter?

Gastric Band

One of the most common types of weight loss surgery is the gastric band. Using an adjustable band, a small pouch is created with the stomach. Because it is small, food intake is heavily restricted and patients feel full faster. The tightness of the band can be adjusted without surgery, giving you control over your food intake even well after the procedure is completed.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The gastric sleeve in Mexico is one of our most popular procedures. It eliminates about 80 percent of the stomach, creating a “sleeve” pouch that can hold a very limited amount of food. In addition to this making patients feel full quickly, it also helps to reduce the production of the hunger hormone, reducing cravings.

Gastric Bypass

Also known as Roux-en-y gastric bypass, this divides the stomach into two sections, creating a pouch at the top, then bypassing the rest by connecting the pouch directly to the small intestine. This once again causing feelings of fullness sooner, but it also stops the body from absorbing as many calories as it typically would from the food you do eat. This can also impact mineral absorption, so anyone who gets this surgery will need supplements. However, gastric bypass in Tijuana is still often a great choice.

Intra-Gastric Balloon

This is one of the least common weight loss surgeries in Mexico, but it is becoming more popular. Unlike the sleeve and bypass, it is meant to be temporary. The balloon is placed in the stomach, then filled with air. This is meant to reduce your ability to take in large amounts of food and give the stomach the chance to shrink down to a healthier size.

Duodenal Switch with Biliopancreatic Diversion

This is perhaps the least-known bariatric surgery. With this, the duodenal is moved and placed further along the ileum. The gall bladder is then removed. It helps to reduce the number of calories absorbed and forces diet changes due to the gall bladder being eliminated. The presence of the hunger hormone is also reduced.

Which weight loss surgery in Mexico is best depends on your needs. Schedule a consultation to learn more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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