Are You In the BMI Range for Mini Gastric Bypass?
According to the CDC, 36% of the adult population in the United States is considered obese. Mini gastric bypass surgery is the answer for many patients searching for a way to achieve lasting wellness. The phenomenal success rates and ease of surgery make mini gastric bypass surgery a safe and convenient choice for patients to see results fast.
Oasis of Hope Bariatrics of Tijuana, Mexico, performs mini gastric bypass operations using state-of-the-art laparoscopic technology. Patients from all over the world feel comfortable and confident in our safe, secure campus. They report a newly restored quality of life, higher activity levels, and better overall condition post-surgery. But what do you need to have in your health profile to qualify for mini gastric surgery?
Are You Eligible for Mini Gastric Bypass?
Regardless of the type of bariatric weight-loss surgery you choose to have, there will always be certain benchmarks you will need to meet for the procedure to be safe. In order to have a mini gastric bypass procedure, you will need:
- A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35-40. Ideally, you should have no other medical conditions or diseases, however, in some cases, there are exceptions for comorbidities.
- No history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You may be a better candidate for traditional bypass if you suffer from reflux disease.
- No smoking or alcohol abuse. Smoking and alcohol increase your risk of surgical complications.
Mini gastric bypass isn’t the end of your weight-loss journey. It’s only the first step in changing how you eat, exercise, and look at your health. The caring team of experts at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics will coach you through your lifestyle changes during your recovery in Tijuana, Mexico.
You Have a BMI of 35-40
BMI is the measurement healthcare professionals use to estimate your body fat and assess your risk of certain weight-related health concerns, like potentially life-threatening high-blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. As safe as mini gastric bypass is, the procedure is still invasive surgery, and there are possible dangers. For many patients, their BMI makes it riskier to live with obesity than it is to have bariatric surgery.
You Don’t Have GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the technical term for chronic acid reflux, a condition common in overweight patients. If you have GERD, it means that the esophageal sphincter isn’t closing properly after you eat, causing stomach acid to seep back up your throat. Since mini gastric bypass reorients your gastrointestinal passages, GERD increases bile reflux post-surgery.
You’re a Non-Smoker and Don’t Drink Excessively
Smoking and heavy alcohol usage harm your immune system, slow your ability to heal, and raise your chances of heart disease. Before you commit to any kind of weight-loss surgery, you should be sure that you’re free of any addictions that could adversely affect your recovery.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Are you ready to get healthy and stay healthy? Are you prepared for your new life? Mini gastric bypass surgery is the premier choice to take control of your weight, your wellness, and your self-esteem safely and permanently.
The expertly trained team at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics is standing by to walk you through the next steps of your journey. Call our office in Tijuana, Mexico at (619) 690-8417 or send a message online to schedule your consultation.