Calculating the Cost of Mini Gastric Bypass
At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, we perform the mini gastric bypass procedure at our Tijuana, Mexico practice. Mini gastric bypass surgery is a more affordable, reversible, and less complicated procedure for obese patients looking for an effective weight loss option.
However, we understand that the cost of mini gastric bypass surgery can be a prohibitive factor for many patients. Here, we discuss the price of this procedure and what it includes.
What Is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Mini gastric bypass is a restrictive procedure that alters how much food you can eat and the number of calories your body can absorb. During the one-hour procedure, Dr. Gonzalez will reduce the size of the stomach by about 90 percent, and reduce the length of the intestines. Your body is unable to process and absorb as many calories as a result.
What Can I Expect to Pay for the Procedure?
At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, we help patients receive the treatment they need without exorbitant pricing. At our practice, the mini gastric bypass procedure costs $5,899.
The traditional gastric bypass procedure is $6,499.
Both of these options are below the average procedure cost in the United States, with the mini gastric bypass being particularly affordable.
What Does the Cost of the Procedure Include?
The $5,899 procedure cost includes:
- Four nights in the hospital
- Ground transportation
- Pre-operation labs
- Chest x-rays and EKG
- All physician and hospital fees
- Nutritional consultation
We provide upfront pricing and no hidden or last-minute costs so patients know what to expect as they plan for treatment. We are unlike many other facilities, in that we include hospital and transportation fees within the cost.
How Do I Schedule My Procedure?
When you call or email our practice, we will connect you to our patient coordinator who can answer your questions and concerns about mini gastric bypass surgery, recovery, medical tourism in Tijuana, and more.
Once you fill out a medical history form, our team will evaluate it to see if weight loss surgery is right for you. You may be approved within 24 hours, and can schedule your procedure immediately after.
All that is needed is your availability and a deposit that will go toward your procedure cost. Our patient coordinator helps with travel plans, and will set you up with a specific pre-surgical diet.
What Is the Difference ebtween Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Bypass?
Both procedures are restrictive, malabsorptive procedures, which means they will reduce the number of calories the body can consume and absorb.
Both procedures accomplish this by creating two “pouches” in the stomach. Both can also help patients reach significant weight loss goals.
Mini gastric bypass procedures are favored by many patients and physicians because of the lowered risk of complications. With the mini gastric bypass, the surgeon has shorter operating times and less invasive redirection of the intestines.
Overall, less risk means that there is just a 2.9 percent chance for complication, versus a seven percent chance of complication with traditional bypass procedures.
Can I Learn More?
If you are ready to start a healthier lifestyle and begin a new chapter in your life through weight loss surgery, we can help. Contact us online or call us at (619) 690-8417.