Top 10 – Best Questions to ask your doctor By Magda Dueñas on June 19, 2021

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Top 10 – Best Questions to ask your doctor


You have done your homework and are ready to take the first step in your bariatric journey. However, you may feel a bit insecure about the procedure and you don’t know exactly how to proceed. Don’t worry, we are here to help. Here are the best questions to ask before your bariatric surgery.


What is a gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass surgery is a permanent weight loss procedure that makes the stomach smaller and causes food to bypass part of the small intestine. This will make you feel full more quickly and reduce the amount of food you can eat at one time and reduce the absorption of calories

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a permanent weight-loss procedure that removes portions of your stomach, reducing appetite permanently. Another important aspect of gastric sleeve surgery is the reduction of the Ghrellina hormone, that is the hormone in charge of fueling appetite, so you will feel a considerable and permanent reduction in appetite and anxiety-driven appetite.

What is the best bariatric procedure?

This isn’t an easy answer, because there is no correct or incorrect bariatric procedure. To get the best results, you should talk to your doctor about your weight loss goals, your expectations after surgery and your current health sate. The best way to be happy with the results is to talk clearly before starting your journey.

Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?

In general terms, you should be over 18, have a BMI of 35 or above or have a BMI of 30 or above with weight-related health conditions. You should have tried to lose weight trough exercise and diet and have had difficulties reaching your goals.


How much weight do you lose after weight-loss surgery?

Many patients feel anxious about the final amount of weight they will lose after a bariatric surgery. You may feel that the change will be good enough to have the surgery. However, results show that you should feel encouraged about your weight-loss potential! Studies have shown that patients can lose up to 70 percent of their excess weight only two years after the procedure!


Is bariatric surgery for everyone?

We want to be honest with you, bariatric surgery is a safe and permanent procedure that can help you transform your life, but it is not a magic potion. While your doctors will help you every step of the way, you need to be disciplined and change your daily habits to make your weight loss a sustainable process.


What are the benefits of a bariatric procedure?

Bariatric surgery is the best way to have a safe and permanent weight loss, you will have a permanent decrease in appetite. After your surgery, you will enjoy an improved overall health, a considerable reduction of cancer and diabetes, better life quality and an increase in your mental health.


How should I prepare for my bariatric procedure?

After your doctor approves your surgery, you will need to do some adjustments to your medicine intake and your diet. A professional nutritionist will help you with a pre-OP diet, this will prepare your body for surgery, eliminating unhealthy fats and toxins and increasing vitamin and protein intake. Don’t make drastic changes before talking with your doctor.


Why should I choose ALO Bariatrics?

ALO Bariatrics Hospital is the go-to destination for weight-loss surgeries. Our mission is to provide obese patients with safe and effective treatments for a permanent weight loss. We deliver procedures with the highest level of excellence at a fraction of the cost, while bringing quality and heart into everything we do.


Who is Dr. Alejandro López?

Chief surgeon Dr. Alejandro López is the leading expert in the bariatric field. His extensive expertise includes more than 15 years of work and multiple awards for his contributions in the field. His commitment to quality bariatric procedures has helped over 7,000 overweight patients.



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ALO Bariatrics provides expert, safe, and effective weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Patients from around the world travel to Mexico to receive affordable care from our highly trained bariatric surgeons. We are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
  • The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS)
  • The Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

For more information on ALO Bariatrics, or to begin your weight loss journey, we encourage you to call (844) 461-2831.

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