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Gastric Bypass

What is a gastric bypass?

It is a procedure where a small sac is created from the stomach, that is, reducing the size of the stomach to 15% of its normal size and connecting the newly created sac directly with the small intestine. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.

Benefits

  • Weight loss occurs mostly in the first year, reaching an average of 70%.
  • Restrict the amount of food consumed.
  • An increase in self-esteem due to having eliminated excess weight.
  • Increase in life expectancy, people with morbid obesity have reduced their life expectancy considerably, due to diseases.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

3 - 4 hours

Discomfort time

3 days

Recovery time

7 - 10 days

Type of anesthesia

General

Hospitalization required

Yes

Videos

Watch videos of the procedure below to learn more

Care

Download the pre and post-operative care

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Check out some of the most common questions and answers.

1 What is a gastric bypass?

It is a procedure that consists of dividing the stomach in such a way that food passes from the esophagus into a very small piece of the upper stomach. Then a bridge is created from the small intestine to the new reservoir (stomach), which causes a decrease in the absorption of fat and calories that we ingest.

They are those with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or more, in addition to having some diseases related to obesity such as diabetes, high pressure (hypertension), or another disease.

Yes. Being a procedure that is performed by laparoscopy, it only leaves a few small scars on the abdomen.

Medications are pain relievers, antibiotics, antacids, or food supplements.

Bleeding, infections, gastric ulcers, blood clots, lung or respiratory problems, losses in the digestive system, rapid gastric evacuation syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and malnutrition.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, stay in hospital, and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: pre-operative analysis and medications.

Dr. Egozcue, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Egozcue is a bariatric surgeon who is certified by the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja California and graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, with Certificate No. C12009719 with more than 8 years of experience in addition to having the latest minimally invasive technology.

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