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Common Questions2018-03-16T23:51:38+00:00

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Am I Obese?2018-04-25T06:09:39+00:00

The simple way to determine if you are obese is to calculate the Body Mass Index, this is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight.

The World Health Organization classifies weight issues by BMI:

  • Normal: 18.5-24.99 kg/m2
  • Overweight: 25-29.99 kg/m2
  • Obesity Class I: 30- 34.99 kg/m2
  • Obesity Class II: 35-39.99 kg/m2
  • Obesity Class III: ≥ 40 kg/m2

If you want to know which procedure would suit you best, contact us to give you an individualized plan.

How much weight willI loose after bariatric surgery?2018-03-07T01:49:25+00:00

It depends on the procedure and it will vary among patients because each person has a different BMI (body mass index) due to different heights and weights.

For weight loss after gastric sleeve surgery, clinical studies show the following averages:

  • 65-80% excess weight loss per national averages over 18-24 months after sleeve gastrectomy.
  • 55.4% excess weight loss reported in 24 studies (follow-up periods were 3-60 months).1
  • 66% excess weight loss reported in a clinical trial (follow-up period was 36 months).3
  • Most gastric sleeve patients can expect to lose 25-30 pounds in the first month after surgery and reach their weight goal within 9 months post surgery.
Can bariatric surgery cure diabetes?2018-03-07T02:21:25+00:00

Yes. Whether you have bariatric surgery in Mexico or in your home country, reports show that over 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes experience remission and 90% experience improvement after weight loss surgery.

What are the benefits of bariatric surgery?2018-04-25T06:21:44+00:00

The greatest benefits of bariatric surgery are dramatic weight loss, improved health and reduced long term costs. Research supports the health benefits associated with bariatric surgery.

Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea?

If yes, undergoing bariatric surgery in Mexico may help you resolve or improve these medical conditions.

What are the risks of bariatric surgery?2018-03-07T02:26:49+00:00

The risks of bariatric surgery vary by surgical procedure. Some risks that are common across all weight loss surgeries (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, etc) include: acid reflux, chronic nausea and vomiting, obstruction of stomach and dilation of esophagus. Your bariatric surgeon will review the potential risks and complications with you before surgery.

Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?2018-03-07T02:28:08+00:00

Qualifications for bariatric surgery in most cases include:

  • Body mass index (BMI) > 30
  • You attempted to lose weight with diet and exercise, but were not successful
  • BMI > 29 and suffer from negative health conditions related to obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or sleep apnea
Should I stop taking medications prior to bariatric surgery?2018-04-25T06:41:36+00:00

You will need to stop taking aspirin or related anti-inflammatory medicines (lbuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.) 14 days prior to surgery, with previous physician’s notice.

Blood thinners (Anticoagulant drugs) should be suspended 5 days prior to surgery, unless otherwise indicated by your primary physician. This will help avoid bleeding.

All your prescribed medications should be listed in detail and sent to our team prior to scheduling your surgery.

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