Gastric Bypass Surgery Mexico

The bariatric weight loss surgery known as gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y, is considered the gold standard of weight loss bariatric procedures, and is the only method proven to result in long-term weight loss. This bariatric procedure alters the size of the stomach to reduce a patient’s daily caloric intake, and therefore help them achieve weight loss. Dr. Esquerra and Dr. Rodolfo Wilhelmy both friends and colleagues of our mentor the late Dr. Alberto Aceves, are experienced certified Mexicali / Mexico bariatric surgeons who have performed hundreds of these procedures to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Dr. Esquerra and Dr. Rodolfo Wilhelmy performed gastric bypass surgery (RNY) laparoscopically, meaning tht they reduce the invasiveness of the procedure by accessing the stomach through a series of smaller incisions, rather than one large incision. During this procedure, Dr. Esquerra and Dr. Rodolfo Wilhelmy create a small pouch within the stomach to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed. Patients who undergo this procedure will notice that they feel full and satisfied much faster than before treatment, and they therefore consume fewer calories. Aditionally the surgeon will cut the small intestine and attach it to the new pouch. The food will now “bypass” the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine.

Finally the end of the small intestine, which is connected to the other part of the stomach (not the new pouch) is attached to the bottom of the small intestine creating a “y”, hence the term “Roux n Y” or “RnY” gastric bypass. This will allow the gastric juices produced in the larger stomach to mix with food in just a short part of the small intestine. It is in this area that calories, fat, nutrients, etc, are absorbed. This surgery will permit patients to lose weight in both restriction and malabsorption.


Possible Complications with RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

As with all surgical procedures there are risks involved like:

  • Bleeding
  • Pneumonia
  • pulmonary embolism
  • Death

There are, however, possible complications related specifically to the gastric bypass procedure such as:

  • Leaks (Both gastrointestinal and staple line leaks)
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Stoma stenosis
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Stenosis or Stricture
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Gale Stones
  • Hypoglycemia

MBC surgeons have under 1% complication rate on gastric bypass surgeries and more importantly have the experience, skill and resources to solve any complications that may occur both during and after the surgery.

Bariatric Gastric bypass surgery is not intended for patients who wish to shed a few pounds, rather it is for individuals who suffer from obesity and the other negative health consequences that go along with it. During a comprehensive consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your condition and discuss wheter you are a gastric bypass candidate. If you have tried dieting and exercise but are still unable to lose weight, you may discuss gastric bypass with you surgeon. Typically, individuals who have a BMI over 35 should consider surgical weight loss treatment. To find out your BMI, use the BMI Calculator.

Being severely overweight can have a negative impact on overall quility of life and result in a number of physical and mental health issues. When performed successfully, bariatric weight loss surgery can potentially cure obesity-related diseases, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (persistent high blood pressure)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Venousu Stasis Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Liver Disease
  • Arthritis

Many patients who undergo bariatric gastric bypass (RNY) surgery are able to shed upwards of 80% of their excess body weight. This has a significant impact on their overall health and confidence. It is important to note, however, that gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix. Patients who undergo this treatment must remain committed to a healthy lifestyle following the procedure in order to sustain the results.

During your consultation at our Mexico gastric bypass facility / Hospital, Dr. Esquerra and Dr. Rodolfo Wilhelmy and their staff will be available to answer any of your questions or concerns, as well as discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure. They will help you make the treament decision that is best for your circumstances. If you are not a candidate for gastric bypass surgery, they may recommend alternative treatments such as the Lap Band system, Duodenal Switch (DS), or Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG), Revision Surgery. Contact his practice today to learn more.