Gastric mini bypass

Malabsorption surgery.
The gastric mini bypass is considered a mixed procedure.
Since it combines two components: restriction and malabsorption

What is the gastric mini bypass?

Malabsorption surgery, the gastric mini bypass is a procedure considered mixed since it combines 2 components:

1.- Restriction (when creating a small and thin stomach).

2.- Malabsorption (is the creation of a bridge between the stomach and the intestine).

How is the mini bypass performed?

The surgery is performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen (laparoscopic surgery).

That is to say that with the mini bypass a small stomach is created that unlike other techniques such as the classic bypass, this small stomach is long and narrow in order to generate a mechanism of restriction or limitation to the amount of food eaten.

How fast do I start to lose weight?

Well this depends on each of the patients but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.

How much weight can I lose with this procedure?

Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within the first 2 years out from surgery.

How long does it take to see noticeable results in my health and weight?

The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.

Is age important?

Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient’s health, however this surgery (gastric sleeve) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great impact beneficial in the health of the patient.

How long does the surgery take?

The surgery time is approximately 1.30 hours.

How long should I stay in the hospital?

Hospital stay will be 2 nights and 2 extra recovery days at the Hotel.

What are the health benefits that I will get with this surgery?

More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulindependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).

Is it possible that I will gain weight again after surgery?

Yes, if possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.

Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.

What preoperative studies are required?

1.- Lab work will be done on arrival

2.-Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Depending on age and upon request by the surgeon *

3.-Chest X-ray – upon request by the surgeon*

All Inclusive Package – *FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED


Our All-Inclusive package:

Preoperative support.

Diagnosis and recommendation from surgeon.

Surgery coordinator assistance.

Pre-operative diet and guidance.

English speaking staff.

Transportation – *Ground Transportation INCLUDED

Airport to hotel.

Hotel to hospital and back.

Hotel or hospital back to San Diego or San Diego.

international airport.

Hotel or hospital back to Tijuana or Tijuana

international airport.

One companion is welcome.* Must be 18 years or older.


2 Hotel nights.

2 Hospital nights.

Surgery expenses – All operating room expenses.

Private hospital room for patient and one companion.

Preoperative tests – *done on arrival.


Complete blood count, chem 21, platelets, chemistry, HIV.


Chest X-ray, EKG.

Every medical fee

Chief surgeon.

Second surgeon assistant.

Surgical nurse.


Patients safety and travel policy

Please read policy.* Restrictions may apply.

Policy for both travel & Stay.

Please read policy.* Restrictions may apply.

Postoperative care

Post op diet package.

Prescription medicine at discharge.

Nutritional guidance. *With surgeon.

Nutritional referral for a personalized assessment of nutritional status and interest.

1 year follow up appointments.* With surgeon.

We have no BMI fee or hiatal hernia fee