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Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Did you have gastric bypass surgery and have stopped losing weight? Or do you have uncomfortable side effects like heartburn, indigestion, nausea, or excessive gas from your bariatric surgery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need gastric bypass revision surgery.

Fortunately, high-quality gastric bypass revision surgery is now available in Mexico at a fraction of the cost of the USA and Canada. Read more to discover the opportunity that awaits with ALO Bariatrics.

ALO Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery Locations

ALO Bariatrics provides convenient and cost-effective surgical solutions for gastric bypass revision in Mexico. People from all over the globe come to Mexico for medical tourism and rely on the expertise and care of ALO Bariatrics. With a strong emphasis on affordability, effectiveness, and safety, our services have expanded from one facility in Tijuana to three locations in western Mexico.

Should I Get a Gastric Bypass Revision?

Gastric bypass revision surgery may be needed for several reasons:

  1. If you haven’t reached your weight loss goals, a revision can be performed to help achieve further weight loss.
  2. Conversely, if too much weight is lost, the original procedure can be reversed to restore some weight.
  3. Complications like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), malnutrition, or excess nausea can also be addressed through revision surgery.
  4. Significant weight regain following previous bariatric procedures.
  5. Problems with gastric bands, torn-apart staples, or stretched-out gastric pouches.
  6. Swallowing issues.

This is why it’s essential to consult with a bariatric surgeon to see if revision is right for you.

Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Sometimes, after bariatric surgery, patients may regain weight due to factors like increased calorie intake, lack of physical activity, and emotional stress. This can lead to the return of health problems and negatively affect quality of life. Dietary, behavioral, and exercise changes alone have not been proven effective in reversing weight regain. In many of these cases, revisional surgery should be considered.

How Much Does the Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery Cost? World-Class, Affordable Surgery With ALO Bariatrics

At ALO Bariatrics, we offer a more affordable option than the prices in the USA and Canada, where prices can reach up to $22,000. A gastric bypass revision in Mexico costs as low as $6,500.

Your weight-loss journey includes an all-inclusive medical tourism package. Lodging, travel, and all medical care costs are covered so you can focus on your recovery and create transformative results. We focus on the patient and procedure, allowing our clients to save significantly while receiving world-class treatment.

Traveling to Mexico for Your Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery

Mexico is a land of beauty and rich culture. We embrace the values of respect, loyalty, hospitality, and generosity, which are deeply cherished in Mexican society. Discover the creativity and joyfulness that are woven into the fabric of Mexican art, music, literature, and celebrations. Each region boasts its own distinct cultural heritage, cuisine, folk traditions, and craftsmanship.

Our comprehensive concierge services, included at no additional cost in our package prices, are designed to meet all of your needs and guarantee a pleasant and unforgettable beginning to your new journey.

From the moment you land in Mexico, you’ll have a personal driver to help you get to your destinations, including travel to a luxury hotel and your medical appointments. Your comfort and safety are our priority, so we want you to be as relaxed as possible heading into surgery and during recovery.

Our Minimally Invasive Approach to Gastric Bypass Revisions

Gastric bypass revision in Mexico can be safely conducted with minimal invasiveness for most patients, resulting in low complication rates during and after surgery. Minimally invasive techniques can also reduce pain and scarring, allowing for quicker healing and a quicker return to normal activities.

One approach is to perform surgeries via a laparoscopic technique. This technique uses small “keyhole” sized incisions to insert surgical tools and a camera into the abdomen to complete the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery can decrease the length of stay in the hospital, lower bleeding and infection risks, and lead to quicker healing.

Why ALO Bariatrics?

ALO Bariatrics is one of the most respected bariatric surgery groups not only in Mexico, but worldwide. Dr. Alejandro Lopez is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with over 10,000 successful bariatric surgeries completed. As a member of several professional groups including, The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Dr. Lopez and his experienced team have a longstanding commitment and passion to helping those in search of improving their health through bariatric surgery.

Call today to speak with Dr. Lopez or a member of his team to discover the opportunity that awaits you at ALO Bariatrics in Mexico.

When Do I See Results?

Results differ for patients following a gastric bypass revision surgery. Some patients experience substantial improvements in weight or troublesome symptoms within the first few weeks. However, it’s common for some to experience a slower rate of weight loss after gastric bypass revision surgery because there is less weight to lose.

Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery Process

During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your eligibility for the procedure, health history, and weight-loss goals. Our partnership is meant to help you decide on the most suitable surgery. This can only be achieved through detailed conversations with our experienced bariatric surgeons.

To ensure your comfort during surgery, our bariatric surgeons will administer both general anesthesia and local anesthetic. Throughout the procedure, they closely monitor your vitals. Our skilled team specializes in performing minimally invasive revision surgeries using the most current tools and techniques, resulting in low-risk procedures and faster recovery times.

Typically, revisional surgeries last between three to five hours in the operating room and require a hospital stay of two to three days.
Following your gastric bypass revision in Mexico, we create a personalized diet and exercise plan to help you maintain your progress. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the necessary information and support to help you achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Make Your Dreams Reality: Speak to the World-Class Surgeons at ALO Bariatrics

If you’re looking to achieve your health and wellness goals, revision weight-loss surgery might be the perfect solution for you. With our locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we provide top-notch treatment at affordable prices. We also offer convenient financing options to make the process easier. For more details about revision bariatric surgery, reach out to us online or give us a call at (619) 369-4689.

FAQs

We carefully review your earlier surgery and any complications during our consultation to determine your eligibility. Following an initial bariatric procedure, there may be a need for bariatric revision surgery due to various issues. This often includes:

  • A failed weight-loss procedure is determined by not achieving the desired results and falling short of the expected health benefits.
  • If you are facing complications from your original surgery, you may be approved for a revision due to medical necessity.

Individuals who may not be suitable candidates for bariatric revision surgery include those whose weight gain is not related to pouch and outlet enlargement and those who have lost dedication to their weight-loss goals.

Some procedures are more prone to revision. In fact, up to 26% of certain operations may need conversion or revision surgery due to problems like weight regain, band slippage, and limitations on the maximum amount of weight loss possible. If necessary, we can help alleviate the problem and proceed with gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery.

Revisions of Gastric Bypass surgery may include:

  • Increasing the intestinal bypass
  • Reducing the size of the pouch and stomach


Options to correct gastric sleeve surgery may include:

  • Converting to a gastric bypass
  • Redoing the gastric sleeve
  • Converting to a duodenal switch


At ALO Bariatrics, we offer a full line of procedures to provide the best results:

  • Revision to distal bypass
  • Revision bypass to distal bypass
  • Revision from sleeve gastrectomy to distal bypass
  • Revision mini bypass to bypass
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to sleeve
  • Revision mini bypass to distal bypass
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to bypass
  • Revision ring to sleeve
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to mini bypass
  • Revision ring to bypass
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to duodenal switch
  • Revision ring to duodenal switch
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to plication
  • Revision ring to SADI
  • Revision LAP-BAND® to SADI
  • Revision plication to sleeve
  • Revision sleeve to bypass
  • Revision plication to bypass
  • Revision sleeve to mini bypass
  • Revision plication to mini bypass
  • Revision sleeve to distal bypass
  • Revision plication to distal bypass
  • Revision sleeve to duodenal switch
  • Revision plication to duodenal switch
  • Revision sleeve to SADI
  • Revision plication to SADI

When it comes to gastric bypass revision, weight-loss results may not be as significant as with the initial bariatric surgery, as there is less weight to lose. The weight you can expect to lose after a revision procedure can vary, ranging from 20% to 50% of the weight you’ve gained since your last surgery.

The type of bariatric revision you choose will also affect your outcomes. For example, band-to-bypass revisions may result in up to 70% excess body weight loss, while band-to-duodenal switch revisions can lead to even more weight loss.

It’s essential to adhere closely to the recommendations given to you after surgery. By following a well-rounded diet, participating in regular exercise, and adding healthy lifestyle changes into your routine, you’ll experience the full range of benefits from your revision.

Although the thought of making such a significant shift in your daily routine might feel overwhelming, there are numerous steps you can take in advance to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the upcoming changes. Some of the most common steps to prepare for revision surgery include:

  • A discussion with your surgeon about any pre-operative tests or guidelines.
  • Being well-informed about your financial and insurance choices.
  • A dedication to behavior changes.

Your insurance provider and plan will determine the coverage for revisional bariatric surgery. The great news is that most insurance companies will cover a portion or all of the expenses if the surgery is considered medically necessary. To find out about your specific coverage, it is important to contact your provider directly. Our team at ALO Bariatric is also available to assist you with the filing process.

Yes, this type of revision surgery is ideal for patients who have not achieved the expected weight loss or have regained weight after a previous bariatric procedure.