About $6,500. We advise you to fill our online estimate form for the latest prices and specials.
About a day based on doctor’s recommendation
Qualifications for Mini Gastric Bypass in Puerto Vallarta
- To qualify for MGB in PVR with BSW, candidates need to have BMI of 35 or more.
- Some consideration for individuals with lower BMI but suffering from –
- High blood pressure
- Sleep Apnea
- Other co-morbidity of obesity
- Final decision on qualifications would be based on the doctor’s examination of the candidate’s medical questionnaire.
BSW provides free pick-up from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
Benefits of Choosing PVR for Your Surgery
- You save a lot – mini gastric bypass costs in Mexico are almost 70% lower than American prices
- Puerto Vallarta is well connected with American and Canadian cities via air.
- PVR, as the city is called by Americans after its IATA airport code, is a favorite Spring-Break destination. So you will find the city to be quite Americanized.
- Geographical proximity to the United States.
- Negligible or no waiting time.
Hospital Features and Facilities
To facilitate mini gastric bypass in Puerto Vallarta, we have networked with a state-of-the-art hospital which has been serving locals and medical tourists alike since 1982. The hospital –
- Is not very far from the international airport
- Has its own Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and trauma center
- Special air and water purification system
- 24-hour access to English speaking doctor
- Full electricity back-up
Learn more on this network hospital here.
Who Will Perform Your Surgery?
A very competent and highly experienced bariatric surgeon. We have consciously networked with the best names in the field of bariatric surgery to ensure our customers get the best level of patient care rivaling that in the United States.
We have enlisted the credentials of one of our network weight loss surgeons for affordable mini gastric bypass in Vallarta here.
- Gained training and experience from Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and the United States
- Fellowship in laparoscopic gastric bypass and simplified laparoscopic duodenal switch from Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain (Jan-April 2006)
- Course in advanced bariatric surgery at the 2008 XIII IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) World Congress held in Buenos Aires
- Fellowship – gastric band, gastric sleeve and bypass – BILA (Bariatric Initiative for Latinoamérica), Ethicon Endosurgery Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio in November 2008
For more details on our network weight loss surgeons in Vallarta, click on the hyperlink.
What is Mini Gastric Bypass?
- Mini gastric bypass is a simpler version of a traditional Roux-en-Y bypass.
- The surgery, performed laparoscopically, involves formation of stomach into a narrow tube.
- This narrow tube is then attached to the small intestine six feet from the point it begins.
- As a result, ingested food is able to bypass the highly absorptive portion of the small intestine.
- One key advantage of the surgery is that it is reversible.
- You will have to discontinue caffeinated drinks and tobacco products two weeks before your surgery.
- Stop taking aspirin and other drugs such as Ibuprofen and naproxen.
- Eat light (clear liquids) in small portions for two days prior to your surgery.
- Smoking, chewing, eating or drinking after the midnight which precedes your surgery is a strict no-no.
- Make sure you have a friend or a family member to stay with you for at least 24 hours after your surgery.
Post-surgery Diet and Tips
- After your surgery, you will have to drink plenty of water and other beverages to replace the lost fluids.
- For about 10-14 days after your surgery, you will be put on a liquid diet comprising fruit and vegetable juices, V8 and Gatorade.
- Eat yoghurt to promote good gut health, and also because it is packed with protein and calcium.
- Two weeks after your surgery, you will be able to transition to pureed and mashed foods.
- You will be able to graduate to “normal” foods (excluding tough red meats and bread which you will find hard to digest) after about eight weeks.
- In order to avoid dumping syndrome –
- Eat six to eight tiny meals throughout the day
- Avoid gorging on sweets and desserts
- Avoid consumption of alcohol and sweetened sodas
Learn more on Puerto Vallarta as a destination for your mini gastric bypass surgery here.
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