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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Have diet and exercise failed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight?

Gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo can not only help you to lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.

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Demonstration of gastric bypass surgery

Breaking down the Benefits

Significant Weight Loss

Gastric bypass surgery can help you achieve massive weight loss that is not possible with diet and exercise. On average, patients can lose over 70 percent of their excess weight in the first 18 months. In some cases, you can lose up to 90 percent of excess weight.*

Improved Health

Bariatric surgery and the resulting weight loss can reduce the relative risk of death by up to 89 percent. Losing weight can also reduce your risk of serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease and mental disorders, as well as minimize your dependency on medications.*

Enhanced Quality of Life 

Increased energy and fewer health complications after significant weight loss can dramatically increase your overall quality of life.*

How is the stomach divided during gastric bypass surgery?

Is the weight loss sustainable?

Many Patients Achieve Long-Lasting Results 

Lose Weight and Improve Your Health with Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery. This procedure can help limit your caloric intake, promote feelings of satiety, and facilitate significant weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as Roux-en-Y, works by creating a smaller stomach pouch and bypassing a section of the small intestines. These two techniques combine to make Roux-en-Y one of the most effective bariatric procedures available today. Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo and his highly trained bariatric team perform gastric bypass at state-of-the-art hospitals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dr. Hidalgo uses advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques to reduce recovery times. In addition, we have skilled anesthesiologists on staff to ensure your safety and comfort throughout treatment. 

Our doctors perform gastric bypass surgery using minimally invasive techniques. This lessens risk and provides patients with a reduced recovery time.

How the Procedure Works

Illustration of gastric bypassThere are two aspects to gastric bypass which work together to provide significant results. First, Dr. Hidalgo will create a smaller stomach pouch by dividing the upper area of the stomach from the rest of the organ. Typically, the new stomach pouch holds about an ounce, limiting the amount of food you can consume at a time.

When diet and exercise are not enough to reach your goals, gastric bypass surgery can help you lose excess weight and live a healthier life.

Next, Dr. Hidalgo will divide the small intestine, bypassing the stomach and a portion of the gastrointestinal tract completely. He will then attach the top portion of the intestine further down to allow stomach acids and digestive enzymes to mix with the food you eat. This process lessens the number of calories and nutrients your body absorbs. 

Illustration of laparoscopic gastric bypass incisionsRerouting the food stream also alters the hormones in your gut to promote feelings of satiety and decrease hunger. At our bariatric center, our doctors are trained to perform gastric bypass using laparoscopic surgical techniques. Instead of creating a single large incision, Dr. Hidalgo will create several small incisions, which allows for a more comfortable and less invasive procedure. All of our bariatric surgeries are performed under the supervision of our skilled anesthesiologists, Dr. Edgar Ortiz and Dr. Alejandra Ascencio, to ensure remain relaxed and comfortable during treatment. 

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  • 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 (800) 404-9064.

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