There are 3 key steps to ensuring success in bariatric surgery: pre-surgery preparation, the surgical procedure, and post-operative follow-up. This third stage is extremely important, because once a patient has acquired a tool to lose weight, such as the gastric sleeve, the care they take will determine both short-term and long-term success. And for that the patients that operate in Mexicali Bariatric Center have the attention of a team of professionals.
At MBC, patients who have follow-up have better long-term outcomes, maintain weight for longer, and reduce comorbidities. Also in the short term they reach their goal faster, normally achieving their ideal weight in their first 9 months. According to studies conducted in our own patients, more than 80% maintain their weight during the first 5 years. Not only that, but in the satisfaction surveys of MBC we find that those who follow up have in general a better quality of life.
MBC offers support through nutritionists, psychologist and a call center available 24/7, plus monthly support group with different exhibitor each month.
Bariatric surgery is an important step, but what follows is critical. Our interdisciplinary team will guide our patients on how to eat, ensuring that they take the correct vitamins, and at 3 and 6 months we do tests to check that everything goes correctly.
Remember, bariatric surgery is a very powerful tool to lose weight and help millions to return to a healthier and fuller lifestyle, but it is the will of each one to achieve our goal.