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.
There is no shame on losing weight with surgery!... Many people
that you know have been through weight loss surgery, every day, more and more
people are taking this life commitment without you even know… Why?... Bariatric Surgery is the
most effective treatment for morbid obesity and health issues related with it,
this is achieved removing a portion of the stomach (Gastric Sleeve, DuodenalSwitch…), restricting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach
pouch (Gastric Bypass) or reducing the sizes of the stomach with Gastric Band… Now, if you’re wondering how is that some of your friends and
family, or even celebrities suddenly lose so much weight?... We share you their
secret! Yes, many of them achieve their weight loss goals changing their
eating habits, enrolling in to a gym or sports routines, others try to inhibit their
hunger through medication, and many other crazy methods to lose weight… But some of these options still not work for
you, sometimes your lifestyle or me…
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:
Patients who have Gastric Sleeve Surgery or other Bariatric Surgery at Long Term WLS with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis Of Hope Hospital, have started their weight loss journey and changing and creating new habits, especially when it comes to the amount and type of food they eat, as well as exercising regularly, both of these practices are very important to achieve a healthier lifestyle. If I don't Eat I lose weight, Right? It is a common (and huge) popular misconception that if a person does not eat, they will lose weight, however that is farther from the truth than what you imagine. Dr. Maytorena advises weight loss surgery patients to follow the post-op habit of eating more than 3 times a day. Why does eating regularly help you lose weight? Dr. Maytorena explains how our body consumes nutrients. Our digestive system converts the consumed food into glucose, which is our source of energy, when glucose runs out the next substance inline to be consumed is glycogen which are the par…