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Weight loss surgery: Know your options.

PROCEDURES

Gastric Sleeve

A Restrictive surgery, It is a surgical procedure that favors weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the patient can consume.

TECHNIQUE

The gastric sleeve is a restrictive surgery, which is performed by laparoscopic surgery, where the capacity of the stomach is decreased approximately from 70% to 80%, this considerably reducing the patient's food intake.

 

The surgery is normally performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen and divides the stomach into two sections, where the surgeon Dr. Garcia removes a section of the stomach and uses an endoscopic stapler this in combination with traditional stitches to seal each section of the stomach.

 

The removed section is the bottom of the stomach, which is the area where the appetite-regulating hormone called ghrelin is found.

RESULTS

Well this depends on each of the patients, but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.


Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within the first 2 years out from surgery.

The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.

CANDIDATES

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (gastric sleeve) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great impact beneficial in the health of the patient.

SURGICAL TIME

The surgery time is approximately 1.5 hrs.

HOSPITAL STAY

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

HEALTH BENEFITS

More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).

WEIGHT RE-GAIN

Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.

 

Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

PRE-OPERATIVE STUDIES

 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

 

Gastric Bypass

Malabsorption surgery, it is an anatomical modification of the digestive system, in order to limit the amount of food that can be eaten, making the patient feel full after ingesting small amounts.

TECHNIQUE

The surgery is normally performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen. A section of the stomach is made, creating a reservoir or "gastric pouch" that is, the small intestine will be connected to the reservoir in order to decrease the absorption of ingested food. Creating two ways to lose weight, one of them is by food restriction and the other by absorption.

RESULTS

Well this depends on each of the patients but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.

 

Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within 2 years out from surgery.


The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.

CANDIDATES

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (bypass) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great beneficial impact. in the patient's health.

SURGICAL TIME

The surgery time is approximately 2 hrs.

HOSPITAL STAY

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

HEALTH BENEFITS

More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).

WEIGHT RE-GAIN

Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.

 

Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

PRE-OPERATIVE STUDIES

 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

Gastric Mini Bypass

Malabsorption surgery, the gastric mini bypass is a procedure considered mixed since it combines 2 components:

 

• Restriction (when creating a small and thin stomach)
• Malabsorption (is the creation of a bridge between the stomach and the intestine).

TECHNIQUE

The surgery is performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen (laparoscopic surgery).

 

That is to say that with the mini bypass a small stomach is created that unlike other techniques such as the classic bypass, this small stomach is long and narrow in order to generate a mechanism of restriction or limitation to the amount of food eaten.

RESULTS

Well this depends on each of the patients but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.

 

Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within 2 years out from surgery.


The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.

CANDIDATES

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (gastric sleeve) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great impact beneficial in the health of the patient.

SURGICAL TIME

The surgery time is approximately 1.5 hrs.

HOSPITAL STAY

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

HEALTH BENEFITS

More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).

WEIGHT RE-GAIN

Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.

 

Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

PRE-OPERATIVE STUDIES

 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

Gastric Balloon

The Gastric Balloon is made of soft silicone, and is literally a balloon, which is inserted into the stomach in a deflated way by means of an endoscope, then by means of a catheter it is filled with sterile solution between 400 and 700cc, leaving a large balloon It takes up space in the stomach producing the feeling of satiety.

TECHNIQUE

The procedure begins with the introduction of the endoscope through the mouth. This is called diagnostic endoscopy, that is, a review of the esophagus, stomach and first portion of the small intestine is performed to verify that there is no alteration in these organs that contraindicates the placement of the intragastric balloon.

 

Once the normality of the mentioned organs has been corroborated, the intragastric balloon is introduced through the mouth. With the endoscope it is visualized that the ball has been in its correct position.

 

Inflation of the balloon is continued under direct vision up to the indicated amount. Finally, the balloon inflation tube is removed and everything is verified to be correct and without complications, terminating the procedure.

RESULTS

From the first week.

 


The weight loss after the placement of the ball is 12kg. Some patients have managed to lose more than 25kg but this value is depending on adherence to the diet and changes in eating habits.

 


Remember that losing weight will invariably improve your health.

CANDIDATES

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however the placement of the balloon can be performed in adolescents from 16 years of age, as well as in patients not older than 55 years with excellent results .

Most people who have not had stomach surgery, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers, etc. For this reason, it is advisable to consult with the DR before making any decision. Felipe García Hurtado.

SURGICAL TIME

The surgery time is approximately 1 hr.

HOSPITAL STAY

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Yes, if possible, but the success of the placement of the ball depends on your changes in eating habits. However, the patient is advised to change their eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

USAGE

From 6 to 8 months approximately

INDICATIONS

Yes, you will be given a strict diet for two weeks, then you will have to follow your diet with a nutritionist.

SYMPTOMS

Gastric pain or pain from the pit of the stomach, heartburn sometimes experiencing nausea and vomiting.

PRE-OPERATIVE STUDIES

 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

Revision Surgeries

In case your Last surgery didn’t work. No worried if you have a Lab band, or a Mini Bypass or even a Full Bypass or Sleeve or even a Balloon surgery Dr. Garcia has a great amount of experience with revision surgeries. 

TECHNIQUE

All Surgeries are done Laparoscopic, 

 

The revision surgeries that Dr. Garcia preforms:

  • Lab band to Sleeve or Bypass - Removal of Band Turned in to the sleeve surgery or Bypass 

 

  • Gastric Sleeve to Bypass Revision - Revision Surgery

 

  • Gastric Sleeve Revision - Sleeve to Sleeve Revision

RESULTS

Well this depends on each of the patients, but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.


Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within the first 2 years out from surgery.


The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.

CANDIDATES

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (Revision) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great impact beneficial in the health of the patient.

SURGICAL TIME

The surgery time is approximately 1.5 hrs. to 2.0 hrs.

HOSPITAL STAY

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

HEALTH BENEFITS

More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).

WEIGHT RE-GAIN

Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.

 

Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

PRE-OPERATIVE STUDIES

 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

 
 
 
 
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For patients who don't want to have to worry about anything, consider our all-inclusive plan

ALL INCLUSIVE

 

All Inclusive Packet

*Flights not included

Our All-Inclusive packet:

PREOPERATIVE SUPPORT

  • Diagnosis and recommendation from Surgeon

  • Surgery coordinator assistance   

  • Pre-operative Diet and Guidance

  • English Speaking Staff

TRANSPORTATION

*Ground Transportation INCLUDED

  • Airport to hotel     

  • Hotel to hospital and back     

  • Hotel or hospital back to San Diego or San Diego international airport  

  • Hotel or hospital back to Tijuana  or Tijuana international airport   

  • One Companion is welcome * Must be 18 years or older  

LODGING

  • 2 Hotel Nights

  • 2 Hospital Nights

SURGERY EXPENSES - ALL OPERATING ROOM EXPENSES

 •  Private hospital room for patient and  one companion   

PREOPERATIVE TEST

*Done on arrival

  • Laboratory: complete blood count, chem 21, platelets, chemistry, HIV

  • X-ray: chest X-ray

  • EKG

EVERY MEDICAL FEE

  • Chief Surgeon         

  • Second surgeon assistant         

  • Surgical nurse         

  • Anesthesiologis

PATIENTS SAFETY AND TRAVEL POLICY 

Please read policy* Restrictions may apply

POLICY FOR BOTH TRAVEL & STAY

Please read policy* Restrictions may apply

POSTOPERATIVE CARE

  • Post op diet Packet

  • Prescription medicine at discharge

  • Nutritional guidance *with surgeon

  • Nutritional Refferal  for a personalized assessment of nutritional status and interest

  • 1 year Follow up appointments with *surgeon 

*We Have a No BMI fee Or Hiatal Hernia free 

PASSPORTS ARE NOT REQUIRED

We do recommend if you have one If not do not worry.

  • Passports are NOT required to enter or exit Mexico by land; however, you must bring a valid State ID and Birth Certificate with an Official State Seal.

  • Photo State ID Such As driver's License

  • Birth Certificate with Official State Seal (Not A Photocopy of Birth Certificate, Must Be the Original)

Travel Policies

POLICY FOR BOTH TRAVEL & STAY

To travel to Mexico, remember to always purchase Travel Interruption Insurance on your flights.

This Insurance provides you with the benefit of any changes that may occur due to surgery, climate etc. Medical travel can have unexpected delays that could cost you thousands of dollars in airline tickets, hotels, and rental cars. If your recovery time takes an additional day in the hospital then imagine how much it would cost to book last minute? 

Travel from Mexico to the US can take a couple hours to get you across from costumes from 3 to 4 hours. This is why we recommend you have your travels insurance.  

 

In case you are late to the airport due to our mistake or due to medical reasons we will cover for any flight rescheduling arrangements.  We will also provide you with hotel room. 

 

Nusance guarantees you a safe travel without unexpected cost. 

IN CASE A COMPLICATION OCCURS

Our Complications Policy will provide you with a calm feeling that we will cover all associated costs involved in any complication that might occur during your stay at our surgical center. If for any reason you must receive additional surgeries you can be sure that you will not receive a bill or any additional charges. During your operation we will address ANY health concern that we encounter and use all efforts and resources at our disposal to resolve the issue during your operation.

  • We Cover All Surgical Costs in Mexico

  • We Cover Hospital and Hotel Stay

  • Airline & Hotel Rebooking Costs

 

In addition, our complication policy covers situations in which you pay for surgery but when the procedure is unable to be performed due to health concerns or previous surgical conditions. If during your operation and we are able to perform a successful bariatric procedure then you will be reimbursed the full cost of surgery, provided with ground transportation to and from the airport, and we pay your hotel costs until your able to return home.

 

We cannot control healthcare costs and emergency procedures after you have returned home if you are able to return to us for surgery. Emergency room visits, primary care follow ups, and operations performed in the United States are not covered by this policy.

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