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Gastric Bypass

Limits the size of the stomach to facilitate a change in eating habits

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What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is a procedure that reduces the size of the stomach to approximately 15% of its normal size, creating a new pouch directly connected to the small intestine. This limits the amount of food that can be consumed, facilitating weight loss.


  • Significant weight loss, reaching an average of 70% in the first year.
  • Effective restriction of calorie intake by limiting the quantity of food consumed.
  • Increase in self-esteem by eliminating excess weight, improving the quality of life.
  • Increase in life expectancy, especially in individuals with morbid obesity, reducing the risk of associated diseases.

What are the procedure times?

The times may vary depending on the patient.

Procedure duration

3 - 4 hours

Discomfort time

3 days

Recovery time

7 - 10 days

Type of anesthesia

General anesthesia

Necessary hospitalization


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What does the procedure involve?

Gastric bypass involves reducing the size of the stomach and altering the route of food in the digestive system. A small pouch is created at the top of the stomach and connected directly to the small intestine, limiting the amount of food ingested and reducing the absorption of calories and nutrients. This procedure contributes to weight loss by modifying the anatomy of the digestive system. It is used primarily in cases of morbid obesity or when other forms of weight loss have been unsuccessful.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 What is included in the cost of a gastric bypass?

Includes: Surgeon's fees, surgical equipment, operating room, and one-night hospital stay. Additionally, post-surgical follow-up appointments necessary until discharge are also covered.

Not included: Pre-operative tests, and necessary medications.

Ideal candidates for gastric bypass are those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more than 40, and who also have obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or other related conditions.

Yes, gastric bypass surgery, when performed through laparoscopy, leaves only small scars on the abdomen, which are generally barely noticeable.

After gastric bypass surgery, recommended medications include pain relievers, antibiotics, antacids, and dietary supplements.

The risks and potential complications of gastric bypass include bleeding, infections, gastric ulcers, blood clot formation, lung or respiratory issues, digestive system leaks, rapid gastric emptying syndrome (causing diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting), and malnutrition.

Dr. Francisco Egozcue

Dr. Francisco Egozcue, a certified bariatric surgeon by the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja California, graduated from the University Autónoma de Guadalajara with Certification No. C12009719. With over 8 years of experience, he incorporates the latest minimally invasive technology into his professional practice.


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