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CategoriesBariatric,  Obesity

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in Los Cabos, Mexico

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.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (1)
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (1)
The RYGB procedure helps to lose excess weight and also reduce the risk of various health diseases, including:
    • High blood pressure
    • High Cholesterol
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Heart Disease
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Infertility
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Stroke

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).

Am I a Good Candidate?

RYGB is considered as the gold standard procedure for weight-loss surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health and it is recommended if your body mass index (BMI) is 35 to 39.9 (obesity) or 40 or higher (extreme obesity).

About Dr. Humberto Solis

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.

Destination Los Cabos, Mexico

With its Mexican Hospitality, unparalleled architecture, and sun-soaked beaches, it is easy to fall for this unique destination. Cabo San Lucas is known as one of the world’s sportfishing capital with its reputation of spectacular black and blue marlin fishing. And you cannot miss “Land’s End,” which serves as the symbolic demarcation point between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean along with the “Arch”, the #1 attraction. View Packages and Pricing Request Surgeon Feedback
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CategoriesHealth and Well Being,  Regenerative

Vitamin Cocktails in Los Cabos

IV therapeutic nutritional treatments, known as vitamin cocktails are intended to supplement a healthy lifestyle and are used to deliver essential nutrients directly to the bloodstream.  Vitamin cocktails offer a powerful solution to ensure your body is getting the most nutrients and are carefully created based on the specific needs of the patient and the Myers’ protocol.

IV infusions are administered in a process similar to a traditional medical IV. There is little to no discomfort associated with the process and you can relax as your body receives the essential nutrients it needs.  The treatment sessions may take some time, but you should be able to return to your normal daily activities in a few hours after treatment.

John Myers M.D.

The Myers’ cocktail is named for late John Myers, M.D. who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions, with excellent results.  Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D. who often writes about nutrition, and he has treated many patients with the Myers’ cocktail over many years.

Myer’s Cocktails

Here are some examples of Myer’s cocktails.

    • Myers’ Body Rejuvenation Cocktail – This infusion uses glutathione to help achieve a healthy glow, detoxify the liver, boost immune function, and improve skin elasticity
    • Myers’ Super Boost Revival – This infusion combines the power of the Body Rejuvenation Cocktail with vitamin B to boost energy and the super antioxidant glutathione.
    • Myers’ Rehydrate – This infusion effectively rehydrates the body to improve muscle and joint movement, and to cleanse toxins.
    • Myers’ Regular Cocktail – This infusion promotes circulation and absorption of many essential vitamins and minerals.

Medical Conditions

IV Vitamins help with asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, chronic fatigue síndrome, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and cardiovascular disease, among many others.

Los Cabos

Los Cabos has much to offer with PRMedica which specializes in Anti Aging Medicine. And IV infusion can be the perfect treat along with an exciting vacation in this great destination. Either enjoying the must-see attraction “Lands End”, or the whale watching, the sunsets or the nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, you will definitely spend one of the most memorable journeys ever.

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CategoriesPartners,  Weight Loss

Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia shares with us her knowledge of bariatric treatments in the Mexican Pacific.
Overweight or Obese?

Overweight and obese are classifications that can be defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be detrimental to health. The body mass index (BMI) is a simple indicator of the relationship between weight and height that is frequently used to identify overweight obesity in adults. It is calculated when you divide weight by height. The BMI definition from the World Health Organization (WHO) is as follows: a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is deemed overweight, BMI equal to or greater than 30 signifies obesity.

What causes excess weight and obesity?

The fundamental cause of excess weight and obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and spent. In recent history, there has been an increase in the intake of hyper-caloric foods that are rich in fat, salt and sugar but poor in vitamins, minerals and other micro nutrients. There has also been a worldwide decline in physical activity as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Changes in eating habits and physical activity are often the result of environmental and social changes. The lack of support policies and development in sectors such as health, farming, transport, urban planning, environment, processing, food distribution and marketing and education are all contributors to this global issue.

What are the consequences of excess weight and obesity?

In 2012 cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke) were the main causes of death globally. Diseases like diabetes, disorders of the loco motor system (especially osteoarthritis) and some cancers (of the endometrium, breast and colon) are common risks associated with a high BMI.

Childhood obesity is associated with a higher probability of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. But in addition to these greater future risks, obese children suffer from respiratory distress, increased risk of fractures and hypertension and present early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.

What weight loss surgery is available?

There are three kinds of procedures that can help in weight loss- the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass. If you are considering one of these procedures, there are excellent bariatric surgeons in the Mexican Pacific. Both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos are great destinations with top level hospitals offering bariatric procedures. Clients often combine their surgery with a week long vacation! Explore the Malecon boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta Malecon, or the world-famous ‘Land’s End’ attraction in Los Cabos.

 

If you have any comments or questions about bariatric procedures in the Mexican Pacific please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment to see a specialist when you are on vacation!
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CategoriesPartners,  Regenerative

Harnessing the Power of Exosomes

PR Medica has developed new protocols that harness the power of Mesenchymal exosomes, to create a new class of therapeutics that broaden the scope and improve the efficacy of REGENERATIVE treatments. Exosome treatments are fast becoming the new frontier of regenerative medicine.
The benefits of exosome therapy

Exosomes are extra-cellular vesicles secreted by mesenchymal regeneratives and harvested from their membranes. They deliver information between numerous kinds of cells. These bioactive molecules (RNA, growth factors, cytokines) signal resident regeneratives found throughout all body tissues. Exosomes affect the phenotypic and physiological expression of healing mechanisms, inflammation cascades and immune regulation.

exosomes

Extra-cellular vesicles are known to play an important role in cognitive and motor functions while interacting with the central nervous system (CNS). Exosomes pass through the brain-blood barrier and enhance communication in the CNS by repairing peripheral nerves and neuronal injuries. This is an important asset for targeted approaches in the diagnoses and treatments of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson´s and Autism.

Regenerative medicine is key to effective treatment of neurological diseases and play the main role in the activation of regenerative processes in diseased or injured cells. Exosomes from mesenchymal regeneratives provide therapeutic benefits and their tiny size allows for easy administration. Direct delivery is recommended intravenously, intrathecally, and intranasally.

About PR Medica

PR Medica provides regenerative healing, general wellness, anti-aging and aesthetic solutions. Specialists in bio-cellular regenerative medicine, PR Medica is the region’s first and only regenerative medicine clinic with more than 10 years of experience. Non-surgical treatments are offered using donor mesenchymal regeneratives and exosomes to repair damaged tissue and restore neurological and metabolic function. The PR Medica’s medical team are carefully selected to meet the highest professional standards and are trained in the most advanced techniques.

For further information about the remarkable properties of exosomes and their clinical application in Regenerative therapy, neurological treatment and anti-aging medicine, please contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@Taqtik.com


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CategoriesAnti-Aging,  Destination,  Partners,  Regenerative

Ready for a Health & Wellness Vacation in Los Cabos ?

PRMedica have 3-5 day vacation packages that have been specially designed for clients who are having non-invasive regenerative therapy, screening tests and other minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures. Clients can plan normal daily activities following the procedure and enjoy their stay in Los Cabos. Their packages have been specifically designed so you can combine your treatment with a wellness vacation at a top-rated Golf and Spa Beach Resort.

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mexican hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it’s easy to fall for Los Cabos.

Their VIP Health & Wellness Vacation includes:

  • Comprehensive Executive Health Check-Up customized for your personal health needs, or Regenerative therapy or screening tests of your choice.
  • 3-5 night luxury accommodations for two at Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Grand Fiesta Americana Golf & Spa Resort or Hilton Los Cabos Resort.
  • Full day at the renowned Somma Wine Spa, Cactus Spa, and other leading spas for an array of rejuvenating spa therapies and skin treatments, and daily use of Gym and hydrotherapy facilities.
  • Golf at Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol, rated #1 in Mexico, or half-day of Sports Fishing aboard a charter yacht.
  • Personal Concierge for airport transfers, medical appointments, recreational activities and sightseeing tours.

The cost of the Executive Health Check-Up and Wellness Vacation with 3-5 nights luxury accommodations, spa treatments, golf, and personal concierge service, is normally less than the cost of having a comparable Executive Health Check-Up in the USA.

They also have other plans that can be customized for your needs, like Anti-Aging, that will repopulate your regenerative supply, restore memory, regenerate degraded tissue, reduce swelling, boost energy levels, adjust sleeping patterns, increase sex drive, improve moods and cleanse the blood stream. As a result, your body becomes rejuvenated.

So go ahead, take advantage and enjoy a wonderful time by PRMedica !

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