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Many bariatric patients are discovering that undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico is a cost-effective way to start their journey toward better health. According to Joseph Woodman, the author of Patients Beyond Borders, each year, approximately 250,000 Americans travel outside the United States for medical care, including bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery in Mexico is frequently less expensive than it is in the U.S. and Canada. And, traveling in and out of Mexico is simple. Still, some skeptics may wonder if undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico is safe.

If you harbor such doubts, Dr. Alberto Aceves of Mexicali Bariatric Center would like you to know that, not only is bariatric surgery in Mexico safe, but the surgeon’s bariatric surgical techniques are as advanced as anywhere else in the world. If you are still not convinced, keep reading. The following are the top three reasons that you can rest assured that bariatric surgery with Dr. Aceves in Mexico is safe and sophisticated.

1. Dr. Aceves is well trained.

Dr. Alberto Aceves earned his medical degree at the renowned Autonomous University of Guadalajara and fulfilled a general surgery residency at Mexicali General Hospital. Dr. Aceves also completed specialty surgical training in several weight loss techniques and procedures, including the laparoscopic approach to weight loss surgery, gastric banding surgery with the Lap Band, Lap duodenal switch surgery, gastric sleeve surgery , gastric bypass surgery , Revision Weight Loss Surgery and the intragastric balloon, obalon system. In addition, Dr. Aceves is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

2. Dr. Aceves is extremely experienced.

Dr. Aceves has more than 12 years of bariatric experience, including extensive experience with laparoscopic bariatric surgery, an advanced surgical technique that typically leads to a quicker and easier recovery after surgery. Over the span of his career thus far, Dr. Aceves has completed over 6,000 bariatric surgeries, including 500-plus laparoscopic gastric bypass surgeries, 1,800-plus laparoscopic gastrectomy surgeries, over 2,500 laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgeries (e.g., Lap Band surgery) and more than 250 laparoscopic revision surgeries. He is also experienced in laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery, and hiatal hernia, spleen, gall bladder and colon surgery. Given his experience, Johnson and Johnson has chosen him to proctor surgeons worldwide concerning gastric sleeve surgery surgical techniques.

3. Dr. Aceves operates in a state-of-the-art hospital.

As head of the bariatric program at Almater Hospital, Dr. Aceves is highly respected for his surgical skill and extremely qualified to perform your bariatric surgery. Almater Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico, is a nationally certified, full-size private hospital with a modern operating room that is safe and well equipped with technologically advanced surgical instruments. Once your surgery is complete, you will spend a few days recovering in a comfortable hospital room where trained medical specialists monitor your recovery.

When you combine these reasons that weight loss surgery with Dr. Aceves in Mexico is safe with cost considerations, you will see why pursuing bariatric surgery with Dr. Aceves is an overall safe bet.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about your bariatric surgery options with Dr. Aceves, please contact Mexicali Bariatric Center by calling (888) 344-3916.