Mini Gastric Bypass
Obesity can lead to serious health issues, such as high cholesterol and heart disease, affecting your overall health and quality of life.
A mini gastric bypass is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that changes how much you can eat and how you absorb calories.
So why is a mini bypass such a great option for many patients at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico?
Improve Your Quality of Life with a Shorter, Less Invasive Procedure
Long-Lasting Weight Loss
Surgery reduces the size of your stomach by approximately 90 percent and the length of your intestines by up to seven feet. This dramatically limits how much you can eat and means your body will absorb fewer calories.
Improve or Eliminate Health IssuesThe procedure can lower your insulin dependency and reverse type 2 diabetes for some patients. Additionally, it can improve obesity-related diseases, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, and other metabolic issues.
Shorter and Safer
While a traditional gastric bypass takes about four hours, a mini gastric bypass can be completed in about one hour. It also has a lower risk of complications–just 2.9 percent compared to 7 percent for traditional bypasses.
Feel More Active & Confident
Obesity can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from participating in an active lifestyle. Surgery can improve your vitality and boost your self-confidence.
Experts in Bariatric Surgery Meet Our Board-Certified Surgeons
Oasis of Hope Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is honored to work with Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, and Francisco Guarista. Patients from all over the world seek out our doctors for weight loss surgery because:
- Each surgeon is board-certified
- They have decades of combined experience
- They are all experts in laparoscopic surgery
- They train the surgeons of the future
To learn more about undergoing life-changing bariatric surgery with our doctors, contact us online or call (619) 690-8417.
A Brief Overview
During mini gastric bypass surgery, our surgeon will create up to five small incisions in the abdominal area. Using laparoscopic technology, he will then resize the stomach and reroute the intestines. Because a mini gastric bypass restricts how much you can eat and how you process your food, it is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. Meanwhile, other procedures like gastric sleeve surgery simply resize the stomach to help you feel full faster.
After this type of gastric bypass, patients typically feel fuller faster and absorb fewer calories than they did before weight loss surgery, leading to effective long-term weight loss.
Because this method of bariatric surgery has a lower risk of complications than a standard Roux-en-Y (gastric bypass), many patients at our Tijuana hospital are opting for this method of weight loss.
Surgery in Mexico Follows Similar Safety Regulations and Protocols as the U.S.
Many patients are worried about undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico. However, our hospital follows the same safety regulations and surgical protocols as hospitals in the U.S. We also offer luxurious amenities, affordable rates, and a level of patient support not available to patients in some areas in the states.
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"My Life Has Changed Dramatically"
"I want to thank Dr. Francisco Gonzalez and express my eternal gratitude to the staff at Oasis Hospital for their amazing work. Thanks to Dr. Gonzales’ surgical skill as well as his entire program, my life has changed dramatically!" Tekia H., Oasis of Hope Bariatrics Patient
More Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Medical Treatment
One of the first questions weight loss candidates ask is: it is safe to travel to Mexico for weight loss surgery?
The answer is yes. Every year, millions of patients travel to foreign countries for medical treatment.
Do you still have doubts about going to Mexico for weight loss treatment? Rest assured. At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, we:
- Allow you to bring a companion for free
- Only work with certified bariatric surgeons
- Maintain a certified hospital that is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau
- Have a friendly staff that is fluent in English, and we work with an interpreter for patients who speak other languages including French, Chinese, and Japanese
- Coordinate every step of your visit from your arrival in San Diego to your departure so that you do not have to fly to Mexico
- Provide expedited transportation services with an English-speaking driver to get you across the border efficiently and safely
- Have our own on-site hotel so that you never have to shuttle back and forth across Tijuana for your care
Hear about Jenna's Treatment Experience
Jenna was referred to Oasis of Hope by one of her own patients in the states. She was extremely pleased with how smoothly her entire treatment went and was handled, from start to finish.
Recommendations for Patients Considering the Treatment
Body Mass Index
In order to qualify for mini gastric bypass surgery, you should have a body mass index (BMI) over 40 without comorbidities or over 35 with comorbidities.
Smoking and heavy alcohol use can increase your risk of complications and heart disease, so you should be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle prior to surgery and throughout your recovery.
The Results? Nothing Short of Life-Changing
What is my BMI?
Weight Status: Overweight
Additional Candidacy Requirements
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) tests
- Chest x-rays
- Cardiologist evaluations
These exams will help us determine if you are healthy enough for surgery. If we feel that you are not healthy, we will not allow you to proceed into the operating room for your safety.
"A Truly Amazing Experience"
"A truly amazing experience, going to the Oasis of Hope, My husband had a gastric sleeve done lost week. The hospital is a very modern and up to date facility, clean and beautiful. The patient rooms are more like a hotel rooms each room has a private bathroom and contains a hospital bed and a regular bed for your companion..." Andreea T.
Mini Gastric Bypass as a Revision Surgery
Mini gastric bypass is a popular option for patients considering revision surgery after gastric sleeve surgery, LAP-Band, or gastric balloon. Similarly, those who previously underwent mini bypass surgery can often undergo a duodenal switch or traditional gastric bypass. Because of our outstanding results in this area, about 50 percent of the procedures we perform are revisions.
Ready to Start Your Journey?
Becoming a patient is simple. If you are a good candidate, we can schedule your surgery within two weeks. Our representatives are standing by to answer your questions. Simply call us:
How to Prepare for Surgery at Oasis of Hope
Call or E-Mail Us
We will immediately put you in touch with our patient coordinator, who can answer any questions about our hospital.
Complete a Medical History Evaluation
Our patient care coordinator will ask you to fill out a medical history form. This will help us determine if you are eligible for weight loss surgery.
Once you submit your medical history forms, a member of our team will let you know if you are approved within 24 hours.
Book Your Surgery
After you are approved, we will be able to schedule your surgery. All we need is your availability and a $500 deposit.
Plan Your Travel
Our admissions coordinator will work with you and your family to arrange flights to San Diego International Airport.
Start Your DietOur diet consultant will contact you to provide you with a detailed dietary plan.
What to Expect Upon Arrival
Many patients are worried about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery. But because we are located just south of the border, we are able to provide advanced weight loss surgery in an incredibly safe and luxurious setting while maintaining very affordable prices.
The Oasis of Hope Bariatrics campus is located in the popular, touristic area of Playas de Tijuana. The spa-like campus is complete with:
- Two security checkpoints
- Bright, private hospital rooms
- An on-site hotel for family members to stay
- Companion beds in every room
- Private luxury bathrooms for patients
- In-room entertainment including Netflix
- A dining area with delicious dining services
- A chapel providing Sunday service
- An intravenous (IV) therapy room where patients can recover and socialize
While other hospitals are clinical and cold, ours is bright and comforting, making your weight loss journey feel like a resort stay rather than a hospital stay.
Tools & Technology Available at Our Tijuana Hospital
Although we are located in Mexico, Oasis of Hope Bariatrics is equipped with the same top-of-the-line technology as U.S. hospitals:
- Computed tomography scanners
- On-site laboratory
- On-site diagnostic imaging
All of these amenities are available on-site, so you don't need to worry about shuttling back and forth to get the exams or medications you need.
"The Staff Is Excellent"
"A truly amazing experience, going to the Oasis of Hope. The staff is excellent, language was no barrier, and they understood my mid-west English very well. The doctors treated me with great respect and kept me personally updated on my progress. The hospital is a very modern and up to date facility, clean and beautiful..." Pastor S.
Advanced Laparoscopic Training
In addition to implementing the latest tools and technology, our Tijuana weight loss team is trained in the latest surgical techniques. All of our bariatric surgeons have become recognized experts in minimally invasive, laparoscopic weight loss surgery.
Unlike open surgery, laparoscopic tools allow our board-certified surgeons to perform bariatric surgeries through several small incisions. For the patient, this means:
- Smaller surgical scars
- Decreased risk of complications including blood loss and tissue trauma
- A speedier recovery
- Less discomfort during the healing period
- A quicker return to your normal activities
Mini gastric bypass shrinks your stomach and bypasses a portion of your intestines to reduce the amount of calories you can consume and process.
Surgery Can Be Completed In Under One Hour
The day before your procedure, you will check in at our hospital. Your family can stay at our on-site hotel.
Before beginning the procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia by our board-certified anesthesiologist.
One of our board-certified bariatric surgeons will create up to five small incisions on your stomach. Each will range from 5mm to 12mm in length.
Using laparoscopic tools, your surgeon will divide the stomach and reduce its size by approximately 90 percent.
The remaining intestines will then be reattached to the stomach to reroute food to the small intestine.
You will spend three nights at our hospital recovering. Your private room will feature a private bathroom and Netflix for your enjoyment.
Tips for Your Recovery
After waking up from surgery, you may feel sore. Our doctors can provide medication to help ease discomfort.
You will stay at our hospital for three nights so that our team can closely monitor you. In order to reduce the risk of blood clots and promote healing, our team will also help you start walking soon after surgery. Then, you will attend a follow-up appointment so that our surgeon can check on your progress and answer any questions you might have about your recovery.
Whether you undergo a gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y, or another of our procedures, we offer a nutritional consultation before you are discharged from the hospital. This consultation will help establish healthy eating habits so you can experience successful long-term weight loss.
We also require all patients to perform a barium swallow at the hospital to ensure that there are no leaks after their procedure.
A Typical Recovery Timeline
"I’ve lost around 40 pounds in 6 months..."
"I had my Sleeve Gastrectomy done in January of 2018. I was astounded at how fast I recovered from the surgery. I am even more amazed at how fast I started losing weight. I feel great and have had no medical issues since my discharge from Oasis. I’ve lost around 40 pounds in 6 months since the surgery and I feel great. My knees stopped hurting, I feel good after eating and I have a lot more energy. My kids are happy that I’m much more active and for once I feel like life is good !! Thanks Dr. Gonzales"
What to Expect from Your Results
The weight loss journey is not over when you leave our hospital. In order to experience the long-term success and incredible results that weight loss surgery can offer, you need to be an active participant in your recovery.
Most patients who undergo gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or another form of weight loss surgery experience rapid, significant weight loss as long as they stick to the prescribed diet and commit to regular exercise.
Although the results will vary from patient to patient, most patients are able to achieve their weight loss goal in one year after surgery.
And the reach of your results isn't limited to your physique. As time goes on, you should notice that you have more confidence, energy, and excitement about participating in activities with your family and friends.
If you are not getting the results you want, our team can discuss your routine to determine whether there are any outstanding factors that are preventing you from reaching your goals. If aesthetic concerns such as loose skin are preventing you from enjoying your results to the fullest, we can also perform post-bariatric body contouring at our hospital to surgically trim excess skin and reveal leaner contours.
Patient Follow-Up Program
The Oasis of Hope Bariatrics team is committed to helping patients maintain their results, even after they leave Tijuana, Mexico for home. To give you the access and support you need, we offer a five-year Patient Follow-Up Program at no additional cost. This program provides patients with around-the-clock support for their questions regarding weight loss, exercise, or concerns after surgery.
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Is More Cost-Effective Than a Traditional Bypass
Because a mini gastric bypass is shorter and less complex than a traditional gastric bypass, it is also less expensive.
Unlike other hospitals, we also offer transparent pricing and affordable rates for the same level of quality care. Our pricing includes transportation, your hospital stay in Tijuana, and many fees that are typically not included at other facilities.
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Get a Free Quote
Curious about the cost of bariatric care? Our friendly staff in Tijuana can provide a free quote in less than 24 hours. Just take a moment to complete our simple online questionnaire. To speak with us today, call:
Flexible Financial Options
We want to make bariatric surgery available to every patient, regardless of their financial circumstances. In addition to providing highly affordable care, we offer various financing options to help you pay for treatment.
Our Tijuana center gladly accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA credit cards, and patients can pay 100 percent of their fees using the credit card of their choice.
We also work with a third-party lender called United Medical Credit, Inc. which offers flexible, low-interest payment plans so you can pay for treatment on your terms.
"My Surgery Went Perfect"
"I had gastric Sleeve on June 29 2017. From the first time I contacted the hospital the staff were very kind. Answered all my questions. Made me feel safe and comfortable before I even arrived. They had all transportation arranged both ways. The hospital was quite and clean almost like a resort. Treated me and my companion amazingly. My surgery went perfect..." Hidi B.
Want to Bring a Friend or Family Member?
Traveling to Tijuana or other areas in Mexico for gastric sleeve, gastric surgery, or another weight loss procedure can seem scary on your own.
We understand that many patients appreciate having a friend or family member with them throughout their stay. For this reason, we do not charge patients extra for bringing a companion. The accommodations and transportation for your friend or loved one will be included in the price of your surgery.
Unlike other centers in Mexico, we also offer free consultations. Simply call us or contact us online.
Schedule an Appointment with a Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon
A mini gastric bypass can help you achieve life-changing results with a short surgical time and a reduced risk of complications. The surgery is also more affordable than a traditional gastric bypass, making it a great option for many patients.
To learn more about this weight loss surgery, contact Oasis of Hope Bariatrics online in Tijuana or call us:
Highly Reviewed by Oasis Patients
"I think Dr. Gonzales is an amazing surgeon. I was really nervous when I arrived at the hospital surgery and he really made me feel comfortable before surgery. The best part is when I have problems, I call the hospital and Karen returns my calls. Everyone at Oasis is really professional!" Diane A.
How We Further Minimize Risks & Side Effects
The best way to protect yourself from these risks is to choose a top bariatric surgeon like Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Camelo Ramos, or Dr. Contreras. Under their care, thousands of patients have safely achieved successful surgical outcomes.
You can also reduce the risks associated with surgery by choosing a team that supports you every step of the way.
Our team in Tijuana can work with you to minimize negative side effects following your surgery. In addition to follow-up medical evaluations, we will schedule biweekly check-ins with our on-site nutritionist.
Even after you return home, you can contact us via phone, e-mail, or video conferencing to discuss your concerns with a bariatric professional.