The weight loss procedures consist in two groups: Restrictive procedures and mixed procedures which are restrictive and malabsortive.
Restrictive procedures are:
The mixed procedures are:
Once the patient comes to the office for a Medical evaluation for a bariatric surgery, a detailed history is performed to get to know his health, a comprehensive evaluation through a psychologist, a nutritionist to ensure a mid-term result, as this is a personalized study to guarantee success in their surgery.
With all the pre-ops ready on the day of the surgery, the patient is admitted to the hospital where the procedure is performed, which lasts between one to two hours, in each patient, this will depend on several Factors: the general conditions of the patient, mainly the degree of obesity, if there are cardiovascular problems, if they are asthmatic or suffer from sleep apnea.
It is valued in a comprehensive way, again, by the surgical team, which now consists of a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, two bariatric surgeons and thus the surgical team can perform a successful surgery.
It is a process that is performed by laparoscopy, 5 small incisions of approximately 0.5 cm. are made Which is why the patient will feel less discomfort and will have a prompt recovery and can return to normal activities in the next 10 days after surgery. Once the surgery is completed the patient is sent to the recovery area where his vital signs are monitored, when these are stable at 100% the patient is sent to the room where they continue the recovery the rest of the day.
After this, a control study is done to corroborate the result of the surgery and they can safely continue to recover at home.
Remember that it is a safe procedure, but if you have any questions please contact Dr. Huacuz at (664) 900-7118 in Tijuana Baja California or via Facebook.