Tag Archives: Obesity/Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Mexicali Obesity Solutions Offers Long-Term Weight Loss Benefits

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John Price ventured to Mexicali Obesity Solutions almost a year ago, anxious to find an affordable, long-term weight loss solution to his medical condition. Suffering from high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, John had unsuccessfully tried a variety of weight-loss options, medications, and counseling in the United States.

“Well, it’s been about eight months since I had my procedure performed,” says John. “All I can say is that it has been very, very successful. I am down 55 pounds and my diabetes is in remission.”

John isn’t the only one to benefit from the skill and expertise provided by Dr. Marco Antonio Sariñana, a highly trained and experienced endoscopic and bariatric surgery specialist.  As one of the growing leaders of bariatric surgery in Mexico, Dr. Sariñana has attracted patients from the United States and around the world.

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Seeking Health, Wellness, and Peace Of Mind – in Mexico

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Ken Sewell had had enough. He’d had it with his insurance company. In his own words, “After reviewing the mandatory requirements of my insurance company, I decided to pay for the procedure out of pocket. There was simply no way I could arrange my busy work schedule to meet the demands of local medical providers, not to mention my intolerance for superfluous bureaucracy.”

After carefully determining cost, out of pocket expenses, and other requirements, Sewell realized that his deductible alone would amount to more than half the cost of the procedure. Not only that, but the proposed wait time before he could schedule a gastric sleeve operation was 6 to 8 months in the future, a wait he could hardly afford due to his current condition.

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Making Choices: Lap Band Vs. Gastric Sleeve

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If you’re thinking of traveling South of the Border for bariatric or obesity surgical procedures, and many are, you want to know the difference between lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. What’s best for you and your situation? What are the pros and cons? Do your research ahead of time and know the difference between these two common weight loss surgical procedures in order to make a wise and effective decision regarding your medical care.

Lap Band Surgery
The lap banding procedure restricts how much food could be eaten over the course of a day, resulting in weight loss. The band can be adjusted according to patient’s desires, or removed if they have met their goal weight. The Lap Band creates a small pouch in the stomach with the use of a stoma, or band, which helps to limit food intake without the need for staples. The Lap band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a “new stomach” that reduces the amount of food that can be consumed. Once the band is in place, it is possible for the surgeon to adjust it at any time by inflation or deflation.

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Cross Border Tourism on the Rise

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Long gone are the days when people scoffed at receiving dental or medical treatments in foreign destinations.  Today, locations throughout Mexico, Latin America, Central Europe and Asia are drawing millions of international travelers for procedures, treatments, and surgeries that offer accredited and certified care while at the same time saving tens of thousands of dollars. Some of the most sought after and affordable medical destinations for individuals traveling for medical care choose facilities that are accredited and certified by international healthcare organizations such as the JCI (Joint Commissions International), WHO (World Health Organization), and other reputable hospital and medical service accreditation associations.

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Want To Lose Your Weight in Two Weeks

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First of all, losing weight in two weeks may be possible, depending on your current weight and the system or method of weight loss chosen. For many individuals, losing up to 10 pounds in two weeks is possible, through a variety of exercises and sensible eating diet plans. For others, losing weight loss in two weeks involves some sort of weight loss therapies, weight loss medications, such as Orlistat, Reductil, or even, for cases of obesity or morbid obesity, a variety of obesity surgeries.

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Almater Hospital: Best in South of the Border Services in Mexicali

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Overview of Almater
Located just south of the Southern California border, Almater Hospital, located in Mexicali, Mexico, has long been a favorite destination for a variety of surgical procedures for southern Californians, as well as Americans from Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and other North American and Canadian destinations for decades.

Almater Hospital offers over 20 years of experience providing first-class medical services to a variety of traveling North American patients, as well as international travelers in a variety of medical fields.

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Latin American Destinations: Focus on Obesity and Bariatric Surgeries

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Facilities throughout Mexico, Central and South America have become world renowned for their ability to provide a variety of obesity and bariatric surgery procedures. Obesity surgery centers have become increasingly popular south of the border due to rising healthcare costs in the United States, coupled with long wait times.

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The Basics Regarding Weight Loss Surgery

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Many people believe that weight loss surgery provides the answers to their weight problems. While it is true that obesity surgeries such as vertical gastroplasty, lap banding, gastric bypass another obesity weight loss surgery techniques help individuals lose weight, improve quality of life and improve health, the weight loss surgery process is only part of the overall obesity weight loss journey.

In order to lose weight and keep it off, individuals must also understand the basics of nutrition, the importance of exercise, and changing poor lifestyle habits, replacing them gradually, to ensure long-term weight loss progress and maintenance.

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Medical Tourism in Mexico: Cross-Border Options

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Medical tourism is being taken seriously these days, as is evidenced by the massive numbers of individuals traveling across borders to seek quality, safe and effective medical care and treatment. In the past, medical tourism was considered a risky business, but in the early years of the 21st century, has grown into a world-class, certified and accredited option for many medical consumers.

Rising health care costs in Canada and the United States have prompted individuals to travel across the southern border of the U.S. intp Mexico to enjoy and reap the benefits of experienced, educated and world-class surgeons, procedures and technologies.

What Can You Get in Mexico?
Medical tourism in Mexico offers individuals treatments in nearly every medical field, from cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures to the latest in dental technologies, obesity and weight loss treatments and procedures, to stem cell research to cancer therapies.

Mexico has become one of the most popular medical tourist destinations for many Americans and Canadians, long boasting a reputation for providing a wealth of services at half the cost in other countries such as dental care, cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures, hip replacement and more, and medical travelers can anticipate saving up to 50% on medical procedure costs in Mexico without the lengthy wait times for appointments or surgery elsewhere.

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Focus on Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery

by PlacidWay | Mexicali Obesity Solutions.
New developments and techniques in the field of bariatric surgery provide less invasive procedures, faster healing times, and reduced risk of tissue and surrounding organ damage. One such technique is called endoscopic bariatric surgery. The bariatric surgical subspecialty has been used by Dr. Marco Sariñana Guridi of Mexicali Obesity Solutions for a number of years. Dr. Sariñana specializes in metabolic surgery, diabetes treatment, hypertension, high cholesterol and fatty liver disease treatments combined with weight loss surgical procedures in Mexico.

Dr. Sariñana realizes that obesity and weight gain creates multiple body function issues, including sleep apnea, increased risk of hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, as well as increased risks of diabetes, the need for insulin injections, and other conditions that may eventually lead to joint damage as well as multi-system organ damage.

Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery: A Brief Overview

One of the newer techniques in bariatric surgical procedures, the endoscopic approach to bariatric surgery is considered minimally invasive, and is actually considered a nonsurgical approach to treat obesity through the restriction of the size of the stomach. A tube called an endoscope is inserted into the mouth and threaded into the stomach, enabling bariatric surgeons to reduce the size of the stomach without incisions through the process of stapling. The procedure is known as Transoral Gastroplasty (aka TOGA), and is currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials in the United States, though the technique has been utilized by international bariatric surgeons, including Italy, Belgium and Mexico since 2006.

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