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Bariatric Surgery and Diabetes

Most obese patients suffer from type 2 diabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, and even death.

Studies show that bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass surgery, can lead to improvement or total remission of diabetes.

Could weight loss surgery at the Oasis of Hope bariatric center in Tijuana, Mexico, alleviate your diabetes?

Your Life Can Look Radically Different Thanks to Bariatric Surgery

No More Medication

After bariatric surgery, many patients who manage type 2 diabetes with medication or insulin can eventually abandon those supplements, which can save money, reduce stress and hassle, and set patients free from negative side effects.

Improved Health

Type 2 diabetes is associated with many other health concerns like heart disease, strokes, impotency, depression, and more. When diabetes improves thanks to weight loss surgery, related health conditions can also improve, leading to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

Longer Life

Diabetes decreases life expectancy. In fact, there is a diabetes-associated death in the world every 10 seconds, and the disease is one of the top ten causes of death in the United States. By seeking a cure for your diabetes, you can add many healthy years to your life.

Can Weight Loss Surgery Really Cure Diabetes?

Yes! Over the last decade, numerous studies have concluded that bariatric surgery can lead to improvement or total remission of type 2 diabetes. 

Because bariatric procedures like gastric bypass or the gastric sleeve involve a reduction in the amount of food consumed and the amount of calories absorbed, resistance to insulin is reduced, improving type 2 diabetes.

Additionally, in the case of gastric bypass surgery, the reorientation of the intestines leads to the spontaneous release of a molecule called GLUT-1 that helps the body use glucose. Weight loss scientists are still studying this phenomenon, but what is certain is that it can lead to natural glucose absorption and long-term remission of diabetes.

Oasis of Hope Bariatrics: Your New Life Starts Here

If diet and exercise have not been enough for you to overcome obesity and diabetes, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery can lead to healthy, sustainable weight loss and total remission of type 2 diabetes.

While bariatric surgery in the United States can be prohibitively expensive, you can enjoy an all-inclusive weight loss experience at the Oasis of Hope bariatric campus in Tijuana, Mexico, for only $4,299 This package includes:

  • A three-night stay at our state-of-the-art hospital
  • Ground transportation to and from San Diego International Airport
  • Pre-op tests including lab work, a chest x-ray, and EKG
  • Nutritional consultation before, during, and after surgery
  • Discharge medication and supplies
  • Follow-up support for up to 5 years

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Danielle Law


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The staff at Oasis of Hope Bariatric is phenomenal. You can really tell they love their jobs and they are all very good at it.
Dr. Gonzales is a wonderful surgeon and has a great sense of humor.
I’m very happy with the care I received during my stay at the hospital. I highly recommend having your weight loss surgery here with Dr. Gonzales.

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Joy Gay


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I was very pleased and had a wonderful experience. Dr. Gonzalez and his staff are top notch. They are highly educated and skilled medical professionals. They were so caring and gentle. They always explained everything and told me if I had any questions to let them know. The facility is modern and beautiful. My room was very accommodating, spacious and attractive. They even provide a personal safe for your money or passport. I would highly recommend oasis of hope bariatrics to anybody considering bariatric surgery.

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How to Become a Patient

Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today

Don't delay the beginning of your healthier, fuller life. If you contact Oasis of Hope Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, today, your life-changing gastric bypass or gastric sleeve can be coordinated and scheduled within the next two weeks!

Take your first step towards curing your diabetes by contacting our patient care coordinators. You can get in touch with us by filling out our online form or calling:

(619) 690-8417

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Our state-of-the-art weight loss campus in Tijuana is safe and luxurious.

Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve and Their Impact on Diabetes

At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, our board-certified bariatric surgeons specialize in gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. While both bariatric surgeries can lead to long-term, sustainable weight loss, studies show that they have different effects on type 2 diabetes.

Gastric Bypass

Also known as Roux-en-y, gastric bypass surgery involves creating a smaller stomach pouch and reorienting the digestive system so that the body absorbs fewer calories and nutrients. During the procedure, which can be performed laparoscopically, the bariatric surgeon first reduces the size of your stomach to about the size of a walnut. Then, he splits the small intestine and attaches the lower portion directly to the new stomach pouch. Finally, the upper portion of the intestine is reattached to the digestive track further down on the lower portion.

Now, the patient's appetite is reduced because of the smaller stomach size, and their body will absorb fewer calories because food encounters less of the digestive fluids of the intestines.

The impact this bariatric surgery can have on type 2 diabetes is remarkable. After a gastric bypass, more than 80 percent of diabetic patients experience complete remission of type 2 diabetes. Even patients who don't see complete remission are able to reduce their dependency on medication or insulin.

The most incredible aspect of the relationship between diabetes and gastric bypass is that diabetes goes into remission rapidly after the weight loss surgery is completed, maybe only in a matter of days. Before you notice the incredible weight loss results of this bariatric surgery, you may already be diabetes-free. Ultimately, while all weight loss surgeries can lead to some level of improvement with type 2 diabetes, if you desire freedom from diabetes as soon as possible, the gastric bypass procedure will best meet your needs.

Before and after gastric bypass surgery

Gastric Sleeve

Our surgeons also perform gastric sleeve surgery at our ultra-modern bariatric hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure involves a significant reduction of the stomach. During the surgery, the bariatric surgeon will laparoscopically remove most of the stomach tissue so that the remaining stomach pouch is about the size and shape of a banana. Thanks to the reduced stomach size, patients feel full after eating less food, leading to healthy weight loss.

According to the latest statistics, about 60 percent of diabetic patients who undergo a sleeve gastrectomy experience remission of their type 2 diabetes. However, because this procedure is not malabsorptive, meaning it does not directly affect the body's ability to absorb nutrients, diabetes remission does not occur in the extraordinarily fast timeframe that it does with gastric bypass.

Before and after gastric sleeve procedure

"A Great Experience"


tara morgan


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I had a great experience with Dr. Gonzales at Oasis of Hope! He and his team made me feel comfortable and answered all of my numerous questions, before and after surgery! Paula, my coordinator was so helpful and the dietician was  great!! I highly recommend them for your bariatric needs!

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Kathy P


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Everyone was very kind and attentive to all my questions and needs. Had plenty of staff. Was amazed how the Doctors came in and checked on you regularly answering any questions or concerns. Form the check in to the check out was a great place. 
Thank You

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Choose a Trusted Team

The medical team at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to deliver life-changing results. Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, and Francisco Guarista are all board-certified bariatric surgeons trained in the latest weight loss surgery methods. Additionally, we offer: 

  • State-of-the-art surgical care
  • Affordable, transparent pricing
  • A safe, secure campus 

To learn more about our Tijuana practice, call us at (619) 690-8417, or request a quote online.

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