Weight Loss Team

Gastric Bypass Revision

While bariatric surgery can dramatically improve your health and quality of life, success is not always a guarantee

We offer gastric bypass revision in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, if you have had disappointing results with previous bariatric surgeries.

The Weight Loss Team can provide you with VIP treatment and life-changing results...

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A Second Chance  at Weight Loss 

Errors during the initial surgery, poor dietary habits, and other complications can compromise the effects of your procedure. Together with his team of surgeons and anesthesiologists, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo can revise and refine your treatment so that you can achieve your weight loss goals with a shorter recovery time. Patients choose to undergo gastric bypass for several reasons, including:

Versatility

At Weight Loss Team, we recommend gastric bypass surgery for patients who underwent other bariatric procedures as their initial treatment, including LAP-Band® and gastric sleeve surgery.

More Dramatic Results

A gastric bypass is significantly more intensive than other bariatric procedures. However, gastric can provide much more dramatic results for patients who have not met their weight loss goals.

High Success Rates

Revision surgery has a high rate of success. This solution has been found to be a successful tool for helping patients achieve results that were not achieved with initial bariatric surgery.

Restored Health

In rare cases, bariatric surgery can lead to complications. A slipped gastric band, for example, can cause nausea, vomiting, and harm to your stomach tissue. Revision surgery overcomes these concerns by removing the band.

5-Star Reviews "Absolutely Incredible!"

"Dr. Hidalgo And his whole team were absolutely incredible! The Weight Loss Team was half the price, double the care and all with beautiful beach views. I have recommended them to many people. Very helpful answering questions once we are back home! Surgery was 3/28/19 and I’m down 35 lbs and still going strong!" Venessa Van Winkle - June 2019

Experience VIP Treatment and Achieve Your Goals

If you are unhappy with the results of gastric sleeve or another type of weight loss surgery, the bariatric surgeons at the Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can evaluate your needs and design a unique solution. Our practice provides more than any other office in Mexico for the price. Along with this great value, many American and Canadian patients feel that they are getting even more personal attention than they receive at home. Learn for yourself why so many medical tourism patients choose us. Send us a message online or call (818) 949-6911 today to get started.

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Our state-of-the-art facility in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, features advanced anesthesiology and luxurious amenities to help you relax throughout every stage of treatment.

How Effective Is Gastric Bypass Revision?

While some patients may hesitate to pursue a second surgery, studies have found that the majority of patients who underwent revisions were able to successfully lower their body mass index and lose excess weight within 12 months of surgery

"I don’t know why you would go anywhere else!"

“I have been in the medical field for 25 years and I have never and I mean never seen or received care as top notch as the weight loss team, and Dr Hildago. They have 2 nurses per patient. Call lights are answered immediately! That does not happen in the US! I don’t know why you would go anywhere else! Thanks for all the amazing care!” Chanda Snook - June 2019

Reasons for Revising Bariatric Results

While highly effective, weight loss surgery of any kind requires dedicated compliance for longterm success. You may need revision surgery if: 

  • Your Results Stall: In these cases, you might have found that your initial bariatric surgery was successful, but you have stopped losing weight. This can be incredibly frustrating for weight loss patients who saw the number on the scale drop, then remain in the same spot for weeks, months, or even years.
  • You Regain Weight: Several factors can cause you to regain the weight you lost after your bariatric procedure. In some cases, the patient fails to adhere to a strict diet and regular exercise. But in others, the weight loss surgery itself is not suitable for the patient's condition in some way.
  • You Never Lost Weight: Similar factors that cause patients to regain weight can also lead to unsatisfactory results and a complete lack of weight loss.
  • The Stomach Pouch Has Stretched: If you undergo a restrictive surgery (designed to minimize the amount of food your stomach can hold), such as gastric sleeve, you will need to follow very strict guidelines. If you routinely eat too much or consume certain foods or drinks, your stomach pouch can become enlarged.
  • You Experienced Surgical Errors: We might recommend a revision if your first bariatric surgery was performed incorrectly. 

In addition to poor weight loss results, incorrectly performed bariatric surgery can lead to serious symptoms, including dumping syndrome, intolerance to solid foods, and severe constipation. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after surgery, you should seek professional help immediately. 

What Are You Waiting for?

If you have already had bariatric surgery, we understand you may be hesitant to undergo additional surgical care. But the truth is gastric bands and other weight loss surgeries simply cannot produce dramatic results for some types of patients. Gastric bypass is a trusted and effective method to help you keep the weight off for good

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can provide the care and compassion you need to ensure a successful treatment. We are with you from the moment you get off the airplane and we are readily available to answer any questions or concerns upon your return home. Using advanced anesthesia techniques, we can minimize recovery time so that you are ready to return home from Mexico and experience life-changing results within a week. You can request a consultation online or call us at:

(818) 949-6911

I'm Worried I'll Regain the Weight Again...

Because success requires such strict patient compliance, it is common for bariatric patients to inadvertently undermine their results by returning to old habits after surgery. You might find yourself reaching for those same heavy comfort foods or skipping another day at the gym, hoping that your weight loss treatment is enough. But you play an integral role in achieving your results, and we are prepared to give you the tools to get there. 

Some bariatric doctors forget about the patient as soon as they leave the facility but we hold ourselves to a different standard. To minimize your risk of backsliding or skimping on healthy habits, our team of professionals serves as a resource for you not only during treatment, but also in the years to come. Our doctors work with a team of bariatric nutritionists to create disciplined diet plans for you. Several past patients visit our doctors regularly to track their progress and receive guidance on maintaining their results. 

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Our team is readily available to answer any questions or concerns upon your return home.

We also provide online support groups so you can keep in touch with patients facing the same obstacles. This offers an informal space to share cooking or workout tips, give each other encouragement, and more. If there is ever anything we can do to help you overcome something that is holding you back, don't hesitate to let us know, regardless of whether your surgery was last week or several years ago. 

More 5-Star Reviews

“Dr Hidalgo and his team are fantastic! Everyone was friendly and accommodating and very professional. The hospital is clean and the nurses there are very attentive. I have nothing but praise for everyone involved with my surgery.” Eleanor Robertson - February 2019

Affordable Medical Tourism Places Revision Surgery within Your Reach

If you think you can't afford gastric bypass, we're here to tell you that affordable weight loss treatment is within your reach. Our bariatric surgeons in Puerto Vallarta provide weight loss services at the same cost as facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. Plus, a large number of patients choose to arrive early to make a vacation out of their trip prior to undergoing gastric bypass. We even have a cafeteria at the operating theatre, built specifically for bariatrics, where you and your family can eat delicious meals.

Our team offers cash discount prices and accepts Visa® and Mastercard® for a fee of about 5 percent. You can receive an estimate for the cost of this medical tourism experience during a consultation.

So what happens during a gastric bypass surgery at our Puerto Vallarta practice?

What to Expect during a Gastric Bypass

Anesthesia

The doctors at our Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, facility use advanced anesthesia techniques so that you will remain totally comfortable for the duration of the gastric bypass procedure. We will carefully monitor you throughout treatment and you can rest assured that your health and safety are of the utmost importance.

Small Incisions

Next, your doctor will create incisions to access the stomach and small intestine. We use laparoscopic techniques during gastric bypass to minimize the risk of side effects and reduce discomfort. You can also expect a shorter recovery period than is needed following traditional surgery.

Band Removal

Patients who have previously had a gastric banding procedure will first need to have the band removed. This step can resolve any issues that were related to slipping or shifting of the band, such as irritation of the stomach tissue.

Stomach Pouch

The surgeon will then perform the restrictive portion of the procedure by creating a small stomach pouch. After treatment, your stomach will only be able to comfortably hold about an ounce of food at a time. This means you will feel full more quickly after eating much smaller amounts than you are used to. 

Division of the Small Intestine

During the next step of gastric bypass surgery at our Puerto Vallarta facility, your doctor will divide the first part of the small intestine and join the lower end to the stomach pouch. The other portion will be connected further down on the small intestine. This is a malabsorptive technique, meaning your gastrointestinal tract will absorb fewer calories. Lastly, the incision sites will be closed.

Achieve Your Goals with Weight Loss Team

Weight Loss Team

Our practice takes a team approach that benefits our patients:

  • VIP treatment 
  • Genuine concern for your well-being
  • Personalized care
  • Attentive, on-going support 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (818) 949-6911.

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