Now that the New Year is here, many of us are starting to think about getting healthier. Diets will be started, and gyms will be full of new and eager members looking to get and stay in shape. Unfortunately for many, despite so much effort, many find it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss.
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), (often referred to as laparoscopic gastric bypass) restricts food intake and decreases the absorption of food. It is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery and is performed usually when exercise and diet have not given long-term results, or when there are health issues. The RYGB procedure helps to lose excess weight and also reduce the risk of various health diseases, including:
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Obstructive sleep apnea
About the Procedure
The RYGB involves making up to 6 small incisions in the abdomen through which a small scope connected to a video camera and surgical tools are inserted. The Bariatric Surgeon staples the top portion of the stomach so it is separated from the bottom to create a small stomach pouch, which restricts food intake. The jejunum, -a section of the small intestine, is then attached to the small stomach pouch allowing food to bypass the lower stomach, the duodenum. This bypass reduces malabsorption (the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs).
Dr. Humberto Solis is the Managing Director of Gastro&Bariatric in Los Cabos and he has an impressive career specialized in Weight Loss Surgeries. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine at the Guadalajara Autonomous University and various certifications. These include specialties in Bariatric Nutrition, Minimal Invasion Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Metabolic Surgery, and Administration of Bariatric Hospitals and Clinics. These are endorsed by many hospitals and focus groups in Mexico including Hospital Angeles Pedregal in Mexico City, Instituto de Investigación y Ciencias de la Salud (IIECS), and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).
RYGB Package Inclusions
The RYGB package includes all medical, nurse and anesthesiologist fees, with 1-night Hospital and 3 nights stay in the Holiday Inn Los Cabos. You are also supported by a group of specialists -Nutriologist and Psychologist that will support you with monthly consultations via Skype for 6 months after surgery in order to ensure successful results. The package also includes transportation from the airport-hotel-hospital and all the lab tests needed prior to surgery, the pre and post consultation. You will definitely be in the best of hands with Dr. Humberto Solis and his wonderful team.
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Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers in the Mexican Pacific to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia shares with us her knowledge of bariatric procedures available in Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
Advantages of gastric bypass
Considered the gold standard weight loss surgery, the gastric bypass produces a long-term weight loss of 60-80% of excess fat. The bypass restricts the amount of food that can be consumed, increases energy expenditure and produces favorable changes in gut hormones reduces appetite and enhance satiety.
A small stomach pouch is created by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Next, the first portion of the small intestine is divided, and the bottom end of the divided small intestine is brought up and connected to the newly created small stomach pouch. The procedure is completed by connecting the top of the divided small intestine to the lower small intestine. This allows the stomach acids and digestive enzymes from the bypassed stomach and first portion of small intestine to eventually mix with food.
Advantages of sleeve gastrectomy
Short term studies show that the sleeve is effective for weight loss as well as a treatment for type two diabetes. This procedure is performed by removing approximately 80% of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch that resembles a banana. The advantages are many, including the restriction of food that the stomach can hold and the favorable changes in gut hormones that suppress hunger, reduce appetite and improve satiety.
Enjoying the sun and the beach
Taqtik Health connects patients with leading healthcare providers in Mexico likes Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Both of these idyllic destinations are popular for their vibrant energy and romantic sunsets. These popular holiday locations also offer two of the best certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico: Dr. Humberto Solis at Gastro&Bariatric in Los Cabos, and Dr. Sergio del Hoyo in Puerto Vallarta. You are just one step away of making your dreams come true!
Obesity is one of the biggest killers in the world today, motivating many of the obesely overweight to seek bariatric treatment such as a Sleeve Gastrectomy, or a Gastric Bypass. Health conditions related to obesity include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, joint problems, sleep apnoea and gall stones. So for many people, their extra weight is not only uncomfortable, but also life threatening. If your BMI is 30 or more, you are in the obese range and if you’ve been struggling to lose weight then a sleeve gastrectomy could be an option. If your BMI is 45 or more, then a gastric bypass may be performed.
A Sleeve Gastrectomy is primarily used as part of a staged approach to surgical weight loss, and may be followed by a Gastric Bypass. Overview of Sleeve Gastrectomy: • A sleeve gastrectomy takes up to two hours to complete. • The surgeon will five or six small incisions in the abdomen and performs the procedure using a video camera (laparoscope) and long instruments that are placed through these small incisions. • During the gastrectomy, about 75% of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric “tube” or “sleeve”. • The gastrectomy limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time without decreasing absorption of nutrients. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and for several hours.
In patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy as a first stage procedure, the gastric bypass is performed 12 to 18 months later after significant weight loss has occurred and the risk of anaesthesia is much lower (and the liver has decreased in size). Overview of Gastric Bypass • Gastric bypass surgery is an operation that creates a small pouch to restrict food intake and bypasses a segment of the small intestine. • The surgeon makes a direct connection from the stomach pouch to a lower segment of the small intestine, bypassing the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) and some of the jejunum (the second part of the small intestine), delaying the mixing of ingested food and the digestive enzymes. • Because gastric bypass creates ‘dumping syndrome’ the patient is negatively reinforced with nausea, sweating, and a general ‘ill’ feeling shortly after they eat sweets or large amounts of carbohydrates. This helps reduce binging and limits high-carbohydrate foods.
If you have been struggling with your weight for a long time and tried various methods in the market with discouraging results then Bariatric treatment may be an option. The Taqtik Health Marketplace provides an online platform for people looking to travel for medical procedures, including Bariatric Treatments. A number of partners provide Bariatric packages including My Medical Vacations in Mexico, Quirónsalud in Spain, and Gorgeous Getaways in Malaysia.