TOP 14 Weight Loss Surgery Hospitals in Mexico

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Jan 25, 2020

Has a great experience here. Staff are great hospital is very clean and the rooms are really nice.

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Jun 22, 2019

el mejor equipo de cirujanos y atención 💯% recomendados es y será una de las mejores cosas que la vida me ha dado gracias a todos por ayudarme a recibir este regalo para cambiar mi vida en todos los aspectos gracias a Dios por esta a mí lado siempre 🙏

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V
Jul 24, 2018

Best hospital i have ever visited. I am an expat on a short term assignment in Monterrey. I faced some emergency health issues and went to urgent care at this hospital. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Dr. in urgent care "Dr Rocio Aridna" was great and kind. Since i could not speak Spanish, she took me around and got all tests done. She truly went over and beyond her role to help me out.

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M
Jul 27, 2019

Excellent service and great customer service. First time I had a surgery out of USA and Dr. Claudia Sepulveda did an outstanding job. Every nurses and in general everybody treat me excellent... Thank you

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A
May 4, 2019

I asked for a minor consultation here for a fall I suffered not too long ago, thinking that I was going to break the bank for the service I was going to get. Not so, it seems. The doctors and staff here were friendly and helpful. So I definitely recommend coming here, even if it’s for something minor. Better safe than sorry.

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D
Feb 13, 2020

Fantastic, trustworthy and knowledgeable are just a few adjectives that come to mind. I've known the management at Vida for some time now and have to say that they not only know what they are doing when it comes to cosmetic / plastic surgery & dermatology, but they are definitely a cost effective solution in the saturated surgical space.

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The Best Weight Loss Surgery Doctors in Mexico, remote doctor's consultation

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Liza Maria Pompa Gonzalez
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Tijuana , Mexico
LIMARP Bariatric Surgery Center
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Questions and answers

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is an intervention aimed to reduce the volume of the stomach and accelerate the food movement along the gastrointestinal tract reducing the amount of food you eat. Surgical intervention is the only weight loss method that gives a long-term and guaranteed result.

Who benefits the bariatric operation in Mexico?

The operation is necessary for overweight people with the body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m². To calculate your BMI, you need to divide your weight in kilograms twice by your height in meters. For example, your weight is 150 kg and your height is 1.7 m — BMI = 150 / 1.72 = 51.9 kg/m².

Obesity surgery in Mexico is also prescribed for people with concomitant diseases — hypertension, diabetes mellitus, joint damage. In this case, the operation is carried out with a BMI of 30-35 kg/m²

After calculating your body mass index, consult with a surgeon. Only a doctor can decide if you need this procedure, choose the most effective bariatric surgery method in your particular case, answer all your questions, and predict the results after the operation.

What are the types of weight loss operations?

Sleeve gastrectomy

During the surgery, 80% of the stomach is removed. Surgeons form a tube 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Thus, the volume of the stomach and the amount of food absorbed are reduced.

Gastric bypass

During this operation, surgeons form a stomach pocket with a volume of 15-30 ml. Food from the pocket gets to the small intestine directly. As a result, patients have a sense of fullness even when taking a small amount of food.

Gastric band

In this case, bariatric doctors put the upper part of the stomach in a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

Gastric balloon

During the procedure, surgeons place an empty silicone balloon into the stomach. Then specialists fill a balloon with the physiological saline to the required volume. The operation helps to simulate a sense of fullness in the stomach.

Stomach stapling

During this surgery, metabolic specialists decrease the stomach volume and form a smaller diameter gastric tube. A part of the stomach is not removed, and the gastric wall is sewn with a multi-row suture.

What are the contraindications?

Bariatric surgery in Mexico is not performed for teenagers and people with alcohol or drug addiction. Other contraindications include: 

  • body mass index less than 30
  • pregnancy
  • Cushing's disease
  • thyroid disorders
  • peptic or esophageal ulcer
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • coronary artery disease
  • lung diseases
  • active cancer treatment
  • mental illness (psychosis, severe depression).

What is preoperative preparation for obesity surgery?

Before the operation, you should stick to some rules and follow the doctor’s recommendations. The most important among then are:

  • Preoperative diet — a short-term (2-6 weeks) diet before the surgery will lower your body mass index and reduce the risk of complications. The preoperative diet usually consists of foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, plenty of water. 
  • Quitting smoking — at least 6 weeks before undergoing general anesthesia, as smoking before the intervention increases the risk of postoperative complications (heart attack, stroke, thromboembolism, infection, pneumonia, and death).
  • Physical activity — in the preoperative period improves well-being, general tone, lung, and heart capacity. In addition to your daily activities (work, shopping, and cleaning), try cycling, walking, or swimming for at least half an hour a day. The healthier you will be before the operation, the faster the recovery after the operations will be.

More about the presurgical program you can find here.

What is the process of weight loss treatment?

The operation plan mainly depends on the method of obesity surgery. Each of them differs in the technique of performing. Generally, the procedure takes about 3 hours.

The hospitalization is required. Usually, the patient stays in the hospital for 2-3 days:

  • 1st day — the surgery
  • 2nd day — stay in the intensive care unit
  • 3rd day — stay in the inpatient department 
  • 4th day — discharge from the hospital.

What are the risks during the surgery in Mexico?

Bariatric operation is a serious surgical intervention, so has some risks:

  • bleeding
  • wound infections
  • intestinal or bowel obstruction
  • internal hernias
  • vomiting
  • ulcers
  • low blood sugar.

However, the operation is minimally invasive and the success rate of weight loss operation is 98%.

How long is the recovery period after the bariatric operation?

  • In the first 2 days after the operation, the patient can consume only liquids.
  • On the third day after the procedure, the person takes food in small portions 5-6 times a day. Gradually, the patient develops new nutritional habits. 
  • Getting out of bed is allowed on the second day after the weight loss surgery in Mexico. Gradually, the physical activity increases and step-by-step the patient comes back to the common lifestyle. 
  • In two weeks a person can return to work if the activity is not associated with heavy physical exertion.
  • Intense physical exertions are forbidden for two months. 
  • Then physical activity is required: walking at least three kilometers a day, swimming, cycling, or aerobics will help to overcome the difficulties during the recovery period and return to a full-fledged lifestyle faster.

Read more about the rehabilitation after the obesity procedure here.

How soon after weight loss surgery can you get pregnant?

If you are planning a pregnancy, postpone it for at least 18 months after the procedure. This is the time when your weight is reduced so pregnancy will be a big burden for the body. 

After this period, pregnancy is usually safer than before the surgery — for both the mother and the baby. You should inform your gynecologist what type of intervention you had and if there were any complications after the procedure (blood clots, blood transfusion, etc.).

What results can you expect after obesity surgery in Mexico?

During a year after the operation, a person loses up to 60-70% of excess weight. In rare cases, it takes about 1.5 years. It is important that losing weight is irreversible if the patient follows all doctor’s recommendations — the weight will go away and won’t come back. This is a major advantage of the surgical treatment of the overweight. 

Besides, after the weight loss surgery in Mexico, the patients also notice regress or get rid of other diseases associated with obesity — type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac pathology, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), arthritis, infertility.

Do you need to take vitamin or mineral supplements?

Yes, usually you need to take vitamins and minerals. Supplements provide the patient with essential nutrients needed to maintain good health. A diet that must be kept after the surgery may not always provide the full range of nutrients.

What should you know about Mexico before the trip?

Currency

Mexican peso (you also can pay for services in dollars)

Best period for the trip

December-April

Language

Spanish (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)

Visa

required for some countries

Time difference with Europe

7 hours

Time difference with the USA

1 hour

Capital

Mexico City

Medical tourism center

Mexico City

Popular resorts

Central and Southern Mexico

Why is Mexico trendy for medical tourism?

Mexico is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from the USA and Canada prefer treatment in Mexico to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. Over 1 mln international patients travel to Mexico annually. So Mexico is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

Mexico is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 60% on services compared to Canada or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In Mexico, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to Mexico for treatment?

Visas for travel to Mexico require a number of documents. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds
  • insurance policy for a stay in Mexico (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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