Long Term WLS offers the most affordable weight loss surgery options in Tijuana, Mexico. Our leading bariatric surgeon Dr. Jorge Maytorena has performed over 5,000 successful bariatric procedures, providing high quality and outstanding results to our patients.
Long Term WLS specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery such as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass and Revision Weight Loss Surgery.
Types of bariatric surgeries!
of bariatric surgeries! Know your options for weight loss surgery.
If you’re considering going through
weight loss surgery, you might want to learn about the various types of
procedures to choose what’s best for your goals, health, and lifestyle… Being
informed before for weight loss surgery and talk it over with you surgeon it’s
a great decision, both of you will decide what’s best according to your
In general term, a bariatric surgical
procedure restrict the amount of food intake, causing malabsorption of
nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsoption
achieving greater and maintainable weight loss results. Nowadays, a weight loss
surgery can be performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic
Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery
Each type of bariatric surgery can be
performed as a laparoscopic or open procedure, this is only referred to how
abdominal cavity is entered and not the type of surgery being performed. During
an open surgery, the surgeon create a single incision to open the abdomen and
proceed with the operation. Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive procedure
where multiple and very small incisions are made in the abdominal wall to
accommodate a small video camera and surgical instruments, allowing the surgeon
to view the procedure on a separate video monitor.
·Restrictive – This type of procedures work by
shrinking the size of the stomach and slowing down the digestion, the smaller
the stomach, the less you can eat.
·Malabsorptive + restrictive – This is a combination between
reducing the size of the stomach and change how you take in food (bypassing or
removing a part of your digestive track, which makes it harder to your body to
·Malabsorptive – Is commonly known as an intestinal
bypass, limiting the absorption of foods in the intestinal tract by removing a
portion of the small intestine to varying degrees.
Possible hair loss after weight loss surgery is a major concern for patients who already had the surgery and/or patients who are just starting to consider having the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedure. Let’s get this straight and forget about the myths and wrong information. If I have weight loss surgery, am I going to lose my hair?Statistics have shown that only 20 to 30 percent of the patients who had gastric sleeve experience this situation. Hair loss after weight loss surgery (especially gastric sleeve) is a temporary phase if the patient addresses this matter to his/her surgeon, primary physician or nutritionist, and follow all the indications provided. Hair loss commonly arises on patients who had a malabsorptive procedures such as the gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass, or duodenal switch. On these type of procedures, the nutrients (fat, protein, vitamins, etc) pass through a shortened intestine where they have less opportunity to be absorbed. Less nutrients absorbed = a…
Weight loss surgeryin Tijuana Mexico – Long Term WLSHaving weight loss surgery will definitely
upgrade your quality of life and health by losing substantial amounts of
weight, however it’s up to you to stick to the right guidelines provided by
your surgeon to achieve your weight loss goal and an overall success. Now that started your weight loss
journey, you may experience a plateau once in a while; this is no reason to
panic or feel defeated. Experiencing a stall after weight loss surgery is the
perfect moment to make little adjustments to boost your metabolism; a fast
metabolism means more calories burned. The more you burn, the easier it is to
drop pounds. 1. DON’T STARVE, EAT ENOUGH! Although you need to keep low or
cut calories it doesn’t mean you can skip meals or have poor eating decisions. When
you eat less than you need for basic biological function (800 to 1,200 calories
for most women), your body throws the brakes on your metabolism. Every single
day you must eat a good breakf…
Weight loss surgery in Tijuana Mexico Follow your Post Op Diet You must stick to the nutritional guidelines provided by your surgeon, this is one of the main factors that will impact your recovery progress and weight loss results. There’s a reason why each phase of the diet must be followed for a certain period of days; if you try to eat solid foods too soon or eat food high in sugars and fats, you could have side effects such nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. Stay active and start exercising Your recovery time will vary, but you must stay active and include daily walks the first day post-surgery. It will take some time before you can exercise with no restrictions or fully, you must gradually increase the time and impact of your exercise routine as you continue to recover, it’s important to strengthen your muscles. Please click here to know all the information related with exercise after weight loss surgery: http://longtermvsg.com/exercise-after-weight-loss-surgery Take medication as p…