According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of American Adults are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. This contributes to high numbers of serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
Once a person becomes obese, the condition can be very hard to treat and control. As a result, surgical intervention has become increasingly popular as a way of not only controlling weight but of treating obesity-related diseases.
These days, more and more people are seeking to have gastric sleeve surgery abroad. At Hospital Angeles Tijuana you are able to experience the advantages of being treated in a state of the art hospital by a world class surgeon for the same price as small clinics charge for the same surgery. At Weight Loss Mexico will benefit from the latest advantages in medicine and the most experienced surgeons and nutritionists. Your package is fully inclusive of all treatments, transfers and post-operation support, with no hidden costs.
What is Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight Loss surgery is a surgical procedure that shrinks or reduces the capacity of a person’s stomach making them able to eat less, and reducing their appetite. Some surgery types also rearrange the digestive system so that not all of the food eaten is fully absorbed into the body meaning that less of a person’s food intake is processed and stored as fat. There are a range of surgeries available for patients, depending on their health and their needs.
One of the most popular procedures available is gastric sleeve surgery, where a proportion of the stomach is sealed off to reduce the amount of food that an individual can eat before feeling full.
In order to be eligible for bariatric surgery a person must be severely or morbidly obese, with a BMi of over 40. If you have a BMI of over 35 and have an obesity-related illness, such as type 2 diabetes, you will also be eligible for bariatric surgery.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery
There are essentially two main types of weight loss surgery. One type, restrictive weight loss surgery, reduces the size of the stomach, while the other, malabsorptive surgery, alters the digestive system so that less food is absorbed into the body (meaning that, of the food you eat, only a small amount of it is processed and turned into fat).
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
During gastric sleeve surgery, Dr Corvala will remove 75% of your stomach and staple the remaining section back together, leaving your stomach in a tube, or sleeve shape (hence its name). This means that, following surgery, you will find that you are still able to enjoy your food but can only eat much smaller portions. As the surgery doesn’t alter the digestive tract itself, all nutrients and calories are still absorbed into the body.
Why have Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Obesity affects people in many ways: it can affect their health, causing breathing problems, sleep apnea, heart problems and other serious conditions; it can contribute to depression, affect self-esteem and cause anxiety. Gastric Sleeve surgery can help people who have been unable to lose weight alone to get on the right track to a healthy BMI. It is suitable for severely obese people and is also used for morbidly obese people who are considered too high-risk to undergo a gastric bypass. In this case, the gastric sleeve is used as the first step in a two-step weight loss surgery program to get a person who is high risk to a weight where they can undergo gastric bypass surgery.
To find out more, read “The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery”. Or, if you would like to speak to someone about whether this surgery is right for you, and take advantage of our price drop on the gastric sleeve package, contact us.