The surgeons and physicians at Obesity Control Center® are among the leading authorities on the gastric bypass procedure having performed this surgery over a significant number of years.
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures for the seriously obese. By creating a smaller stomach pouch, the body's normal digestive process is altered, restricting food intake and the amount of calories the body absorbs. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is performed laparoscopically at OCC. During the procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and attached to a section of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, where calories and nutrients are absorbed. The smaller stomach creates a feeling of fullness more quickly, and as a result less food is consumed.
Studies conducted on gastric bypass Tijuana patients show that after one year, weight loss can average more than 75% of excess body weight. One report found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of serious health problems of participating patients by 96%.
As our newest partner and Director of Metabolic Surgery at OCC, Dr. Bernal oversees the hospital's bypass surgery programs. Along with Dr. Ortiz, he has developed a new procedure called DLL, or dual long limb metabolic bypass. This procedure is outperforming any metabolic surgery to date. It is a revolutionary procedure that is literally bringing a complete cure, and freedom, to thousands of qualified diabetes patients.
To discuss your specific situation in confidence or to learn more about gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, please call us toll free from the U.S. or Canada at: 1.866 Dr Ortiz (1.866.376.7849)
From outside the U.S., please call: 1.415.738.810
Obesity Control Center is visited by bariatric surgery patients who wish to achieve their weight loss goals under the direction of experienced surgeons. Dr. Bernal, Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez are well-known for helping gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve surgery Tijuana patients improve their health and confidence through advanced procedures. They are also pioneers of the non-surgical gastric balloon procedure, Obalon Balloon. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact the practice at 866-376-7849.
The post-op diet is a crucial part of your healing process. It is important to strictly follow these diets to ensure success following your surgery but also to maintain good nourishment. There are several phases involved that will take you from day one to the end with 3 to 5 solid meals per day. Exercise and lab work are equally important and should be taken seriously.
PHASES 1 & 2: A clear liquid meal program is usually initiated within 24 hours after any of the bariatric procedures. This should be continued for 21 straight days. Clear liquids include fruit juices, broth, Gatorade, popsicles, and tea. Full liquids include drinkable yogurts, meal replacements, and soups.
PHASE 3: In the next phase you move to soft food, as tolerated, at about 60g of protein per day. Soft foods include eggs, ground meats, poultry, soft moist fish, cooked beans, low-fat cottage cheese, well-cooked vegetables and soft or peeled fruit. Always eat protein first and avoid rice, bread and pasta .
PHASE 4: The final phase involves following a healthy, balanced diet consisting of adequate protein, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Eat from small plates and use small utensils to help control portions. Calorie counts need to be based on height, weight, and age. Chew thoroughly and do not eat and drink at the same time (more than 30 minutes apart). Adhere to a balanced meal plan that consists of more than five servings of fruits and vegetables daily for optimal fiber consumption, colonic function, and phytochemical consumption. Protein intake should average 60-120g daily. Avoid liquid calories.
Because a gastric bypass is a restrictive and mal-absorption procedure you will require daily supplements. These include complete chewable or liquid multivitamins with iron twice a day, chewable calcium citrate (2000 mg) with vitamin (take separately from MVI with iron), and vitamin B12 (300 mcg sublingual) daily.
Exercise may be the most important factor that can help a Tijuana gastric bypass patient experience long-standing and successful weight loss.
Regimen: Start walking from Day 1. Increase your walking each day. Add other aerobic exercises like swimming and bicycle riding as your surgeon permits and as you feel so inclined. Start light weight training and sit-ups as your surgeon allows. Increase weights and number of reps gradually. This type of exercise will increase muscles mass which improves strength, increases bone density, and increases metabolism. Consider using a personal trainer for education about exercise, motivation, and proper routines. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise.
As part of your follow-up to weight loss surgery in Mexico, biochemical measures are important to ensure the wellness of your health. In the first year, post-surgery, you should have lab work done in the following areas every 3-6 months and annually after that.
Surgical complications after gastric bypass surgery, though they are rare, can be divided in to: intra-operative, post-operative and late complications. The former generally is of particular concern for most patients because it can affect the patients overall quality of life. Here is a quick overview of possible complications. Learn More »
Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez of Obesity Control Center are renowned bariatric surgeons, offering innovative treatments to help patients reach a healthy weight. Over the years they have helped many gastric banding, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve Tijuana patients get the results they need to lead healthier, happier lives. Other procedures they perform include Mexico revision weight loss surgery.