Lose Weight and Improve Your Health with Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna can perform a variety of bariatric surgeries at our Guadalajara and Tijuana, MX, offices to help you overcome obesity and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. She works with patients on an individual basis to help them determine which procedure best suits their needs and can produce the most beneficial results. In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery aims to reduce the risk for co-morbidities such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and more. With Dr. Osuna's help, you can improve your overall health for years to come.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric procedures typically fall into two categories: restrictive and malabsorptive. Restrictive procedures limit your food intake, but do not affect digestion. Some restrictive procedures are reversible. Malabsorptive procedures not only restrict your food intake, but they also limit the absorption of calories and nutrients. These procedures assist in controlling metabolic disorders so that you can properly digest and receive nutrients from your food.
Gastric Sleeve Plication
This restrictive procedure creates large folds in the stomach, reducing its capacity. These folds are sutured in place and the smaller stomach capacity limits your food intake. There are no large incisions or staples involved, so gastric sleeve plication is generally associated with fewer risks than other types of bariatric procedures.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery removes more than 75 percent of the stomach to create a vertical sleeve from the remaining stomach. This procedure is restrictive and is non-reversible, but can help patients lose significant amounts of weight within a year to 18 months after surgery.
The LAP-Band® system comes in two different sizes to meet the needs of more patients. The band is placed around the stomach, to form a small pouch. This small pouch holds less food and slows digestion, enhancing satiety with less food. This procedure is not permanent, and can be reversed during another procedure.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass is a malabsorptive procedure and is one of the more common types of bariatric surgery. It is often recommended for those with serious co-morbidities. This non-reversible procedure divides the stomach to create a small pouch, which is re-routed to bypass the rest of the stomach and a majority of the small intestine where calories and nutrients are absorbed.
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
Rather than creating a separate pouch from the stomach, mini gastric bypass creates a pouch slightly larger than one in regular bypass surgery. This procedure bypasses a majority of the small intestine, and attaches the tube-like section of the stomach to another area of your intestines to limit calorie absorption. As with a traditional gastric bypass, this procedure is not reversible.
In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery aims to reduce the risk for co-morbidities such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Duodenal Switch Procedure
This malabsorptive procedure should be performed by surgeons of Dr. Osuna's caliber. An duodenal switch removes a large portion of the stomach to create a tube-like pouch. The pouch attaches directly to the ileum, and part of the small intestine is affixed to the duodenum. This procedure is highly effective and can change lives when performed by Dr. Osuna's expert hands.
Revision Bariatric Surgery
For patients who have undergone a previous bariatric procedure and did not see satisfactory results, revision surgery is an option. The type of revision technique Dr. Osuna can perform depends on the type of your initial procedure and final goals.
Discover Your Options
If your BMI is over 35 and you want to shed excess weight and improve your health, you may qualify for bariatric surgery. To find out which procedure can benefit you most, contact our office staff to book your consultation with Dr. Osuna.
“Your new life begins at one of our surgical centers, and we are so excited to help you through your transformation.” Dr. Osuna