Long Term WLS offers the most affordable weight loss surgery options in Tijuana, Mexico. Our leading bariatric surgeon Dr. Jorge Maytorena has performed over 6,000 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.
A common concern about vegetarian or vegan post-op diets is
that they might lack sufficient protein. However, many nutritionists agree that
a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you all the necessary
nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.Most
importantly, people who follow a vegetarian lifestyle have been shown to carry
a lower body weight, have better cholesterol levels, greater longevity, and
lower risk of developing cancer.At Long Term WLS we care about our patient’s particular
needs, therefore here are some recommendations on how to meet your protein
requirements during your weight loss journey being a vegan or vegetarian
bariatric surgery patient. A bariatric surgery patient must follow special dietary
recommendations to insure the achievement of weight loss goals and weight
maintenance. Since day one after bariatric surgery, there’s one factor that you
will find steady from day one: protein intake. High-quality protein does not only
promote weight-loss, is also fundament…
After weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, Dr. Maytorena recommends drinking plenty of water. Sometimes we underestimate the consequences of not taking enough water. And everytime someone says “You have to drink water” we just nod in agreement. However Dehydration is considered the number one reason of hospital readmission for recovering weight loss surgery patients. How much water should you drink?According to Dr. Jorge Maytorena, head bariatric surgeon of Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, 64 ounces or 8 cups of water is the recommended amount of water you have to drink to stay healthy. It might seem a lot of water, but that is just perception created by the fact that you were not drinking enough water previous to your surgery. Normally, patients drink other liquids (a lot of them with high concentrations of sugar) instead of water. Now that you are following Dr. Maytorena’s Post-Op diet fluids are part of the first and second stage, however …
After having weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, you go back home and continue with recovery and start to lose weight. Subsequently after you’ve stuck to the post-op diet and you feel like engaging in social activities there is a high possibility that alcohol becomes present in friends and family gatherings and you might want to have a drink; however there is some things you need to know about alcohol:
It is unrealistic to think that after having gastric sleeve or any other weight loss procedures at Long Term WLS, patients will never drink again. As a consequence of Weight Loss Surgery and abstinence prior and after the procedure your body will react differently than before.
If you would like to have a drink here is a safe way Dr. Maytorena recommends to enjoy a glass of wine or a spirit in social occasions: