before-and-after weight loss surgery

LAP-BAND

Trying to lose weight through strict diets, weight loss pills, and expensive workout regimens can lead to disappointing results.

Instead, consider the LAP-BAND®, a silicone ring that is placed around the upper part of the stomach, restricting how much you can eat.

The experienced surgeons of ALO Bariatrics offer affordable LAP-BAND surgery in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico...

LAP-BAND Is a Popular Approach to Weight Loss Here's Why

The LAP-BAND (laparoscopic adjustable gastric band) by Allergan™ is a widely used brand of gastric bands. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight reduction in obese patients who have already tried more conservative methods of weight loss. While there are many types of bariatric surgery to choose from, here's why thousands of patients choose gastric banding each year

Minimally Invasive

Many patients who want to overcome obesity are worried about the risk and invasiveness of traditional bariatric surgery. LAP-BAND surgery is one of the least invasive weight loss surgeries, as our surgeons can place the gastric band through two tiny and discreetly placed incisions. Additionally, the procedure does not involve any stapling or rerouting of the intestines. 

Adjustable

LAP-BAND surgery is one of the only adjustable and reversible forms of weight loss surgery. When needed, the gastric band can be easily adjusted using only a small needle. If you decide that another weight loss strategy is better suited to your needs, the LAP-BAND can also be removed. 

Safe

Our surgeons can complete this procedure in less than an hour, which means that patients have to spend less time under anesthesia. This reduces the risk of surgical complications. Also, because there are only two incisions instead of five, there is a reduced risk of wound infection.

Effective

Despite its simplicity, the LAP-BAND works, and most patients lose around 50 percent of their excess weight after their procedure. To ensure the best results, patients who choose this surgery will need to commit to a healthy lifestyle following their surgery. 

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Contact ALO Bariatrics To Find Out if LAP-BAND Surgery Is Right for You

The LAP-BAND is a highly effective device that can help you shed excess weight in a safe, controlled manner. With the help of our surgeons, you can achieve long-term weight loss, improve your overall health, and live a more active lifestyle. 

Our doctors are affiliated with various professional 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)

Best of all: we are located in Mexico and offer highly affordable rates compared to other providers. If you are ready to lose weight with the help of our certified surgeons, schedule a consultation with our team today. Request a consultation online or give us a call:

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Pam Conley

2019

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I had a wonderful experience at ALO Bariatrics. I would highly recommend this facility! The doctors, nurses and facility were comparable to those in the U.S. and the care was wonderful!

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sonia815

2018

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Excellent and dedicated staff. Dr showed how much he cared. Being out of the country I was worried about if I had questions but he's always answered all questions. I've had great results, I would choose this place again!

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How Much Is LAP-BAND Surgery in Mexico?

One of the greatest benefits of undergoing LAP-BAND surgery in Mexico is that the procedure will be much more affordable than it would be in the United States. Additionally, gastric banding is more affordable than other procedures we perform in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, including gastric bypass surgery. 

Location Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Duodenal Switch LAP-BAND
Tijuana $4,700 $6,300 $6,800 $5,500
Puerto Vallarta $4,900 $6,500 $7,200 $6,500
Guadalajara - Real San Jose $5,100 $6,700 $7,400 $6,700
Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro $4,500 $6,100 $6,600 $5,300

How Does the LAP-BAND Work?

Because this procedure is much less invasive than gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy, patients only have to stay at the hospital for one night.
Because this procedure is much less invasive than gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy, patients only have to stay at the hospital for one night.

Incisions

While other procedures such as gastric bypass require five small incisions, gastric banding only requires two. During the procedure, one of our certified bariatric surgeons will access the abdominal cavity by creating two small incisions on the abdomen and inserting laparoscopic tools. 

LAP-BAND Placement

He will then place an adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, separating it into two sections. Before closing the incisions, the surgeon will place an access port underneath the skin in case future adjustments to the LAP-BAND are needed.

Recovery

Because this procedure is much less invasive than gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy, patients only have to stay at the hospital for one night. There is very little post-operative discomfort following gastric banding, but we will provide recommendations and instructions to ease any post-op pain. Some patients can return to work in as little as one week, and most resume normal activities in about six weeks. 

Weight Loss

Now that your stomach is restricted, you will begin to feel full more quickly, and you will consume less during meals. As a result of the reduced food intake, you can slowly and safely lose up to 50 percent of your excess weight.

Adjustments

In some cases, the gastric band may need to be adjusted periodically to meet your weight loss goals. To adjust the gastric band, one of our surgeons will inflate or deflate the band by inserting a very small needle into the access port.

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“Dr. Alejandro López, Thank you so much!!! You have changed my life, and I will forever be grateful to you and your wonderful team.”
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Mandy Lopez before and after weight loss

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Adjustable gastric banding may be the right option for your weight loss needs. If gastric banding isn't ideal, our team can recommend alternative bariatric procedures that may help you achieve your health goals. To learn more about gastric band surgery, contact our practice online or call today to reach our offices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara.

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What Happens When a LAP-BAND Is Removed?

While LAP-BANDs have helped many patients lose weight, they can become loose over time, causing a plateau in weight loss or weight regain. 

If the LAP-BAND does not help you lose the desired amount of excess weight, we can adjust your gastric band or perform a revision bariatric surgery. When we remove your LAP-BAND, one of our surgeons can perform a revision surgery such as a gastric sleeve or a gastric bypass.

LAP-BAND to Gastric Sleeve A Popular Bariatric Surgery Revision Procedure

What Is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Like gastric banding surgery, gastric sleeve is a restrictive weight loss surgery. The surgical procedure permanently creates a smaller stomach pouch, whereas LAP-BAND uses an implanted silicone band to temporarily resize the stomach.

Why Gastric Sleeve Conversion?

Sleeve gastrectomy can help address weight-related comorbidities such as high blood pressure and diabetes, achieving results that are comparable to or better than the LAP-BAND procedure. It's also a much simpler surgery than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

During your consultation at our Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara offices, we can help you consider your options and select the bariatric surgery that's right for your needs.

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Lynn Wade

2019

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Great experience, Dr. Lopez and his staff were so good to me. I had gastric sleeve surgery June 3, 2019.  Every detail from my first encounter with them was top notch...I can email, call, or message them day or night and they are there to answer all of my questions. I am 3 weeks out started at 233 down 201 32 pounds already so awesome I couldn't have done this without them. Forever grateful.  Thank you.

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Jennifer Tawdi

2019

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I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics TJ location, the whole medical staff amazing! I promise you will not regret allowing them to give you the tool to kick obesity out of your life. I'm forever grateful. The doctors at ALO are very humble and driver is super nice. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy...Heaviest Weight 275...Surgery Weight 248.6 Current weight 130

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ALO Bariatrics

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)

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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