Gastric Band Surgery (Lap-band) in Mexico

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Mexico performing Gastric Banding surgery (lap band surgery).

$  Cost of Gastric Band Surgery (Lap Band) in Mexico

Minimum priceMaximum price
Gastric Band Surgery$US 5,700$US 8,000

Hospitals and clinics offering Gastric Band Surgery in Mexico

Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery Contact Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Cancun, Mexico
A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.
Prices
Gastric Band Surgeryupon request
My Medical Vacations Contact My Medical Vacations
Medical Tourism Facilitator, Cancun, Mexico
A medical tourism facilitator base in Cancun, Mexico, that provides services such as price quotes, transportation, acommodation arrangements and a personal escort.
Prices
Gastric Band Surgery5,000 - 7,000 US$
Galenia Hospital Contact Galenia Hospital
Private Hospital, Cancun, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation   ACI AccreditationACI Accreditation
Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).
Prices
Gastric Band Surgeryupon request
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Jorge Trevino
Dr. Jorge Trevino
General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery,
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery and Bariatric
Surgery
Hospital Velmar Contact Hospital Velmar
Private Hospital, Ensenada, Mexico
A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.
Prices
Gastric Band Surgeryupon request
Transform Clinic Contact Transform Clinic
Obesity Surgery and Nutrition Clinic, Chihuahua, Mexico
A medical and surgical facility specializing in bariatric surgeries and other obesity treatments.
Prices
Gastric Band (Lapband)6,800 US$
Listed bariatric surgeons:
Dr. Olga Ponce
Dr. Olga Ponce
Anesthesiologist
Dr. Jesus Arguelles, MD
Dr. Jesus Arguelles, MD
General/Bariatic Surgeon
Mexicali Obesity Solutions Contact Mexicali Obesity Solutions
Bariatric & Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Mexicali, Mexico
Specializing in obesity related procedures and some plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
Prices
Gastric Band (Lapband)5,700 US$
Clinica de Cirugia Cosmetica e Integral Contact Clinica de Cirugia Cosmetica e Integral
Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Tijuana, Mexico
A cosmetic surgery facility managed by leading cosmetic surgeon in Tijuana.
Prices
Gastric Band (Lapband)7,000 US$
Listed bariatric surgeon:
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Dr. Francisco González
Weight Loss Surgeon
San Javier Hospital Contact San Javier Hospital
Private Hospital, Guadalajara, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.
Prices
Gastric Band Surgeryupon request
Hospital CIMA Monterrey Contact Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.
Prices
Gastric Band (Lapband)upon request
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
Prices
Gastric Band Surgeryupon request
Listed bariatric surgeon:
Dr. Jesús Arturo Armenta Jasso
Dr. Jesús Arturo Armenta Jasso
Gastointestinal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
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About Gastric Band Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Gastric Band Surgery?
Gastric band surgery (Lapband) is a weight loss procedure which reduces the capacity of the stomach so the patient can only eat small amounts of food. The gastric band is an inflatable balloon that creates an upper pouch in the stomach. The pouch fills quickly and enables the food to pass more slowly into the lower stomach and the digestive system.

How is the Gastric Band (Lapband) procedure carried out?
The gastric band is most commonly fitted using laparoscopic surgery:
  • The surgeon makes a number of small incisions in the abdomen and uses a laparoscope to guide the instruments to place the adjustable band around the top of the stomach.
  • The surgeon locks the band in place and closes the incisions with stitches.
  • Two months later, the balloon inside the gastric band is filled with saline through an injection site on the outside of your body to make the band tighter.
  • The amount of saline is adjusted over time depending on how much weight is lost.

Who is a suitable candidate for Gastric Band (Lapband) surgery?
Gastric band surgery is suitable for people who have tried other forms of weight loss without success.
According to the National Institutes of Health, if you are very overweight with a BMI of over 40, or you have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a weight-related medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be suitable for gastric band surgery.

What are the chances of success with Gastric band (Lapband) surgery?
Results vary with gastric banding. According to WebMD, lap- band surgery contributes to a weight loss of about 40 percent of excess weight, on average, per person.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
Lapband surgery usually takes around one hour to co-mplete.

Days admitted:
Lap-band surgery requires a one-night stay.

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
Recovery after a gastric band surgery procedure takes around two weeks.

Risks:
The mortality rate is quite low: only 1 in 2000.
Complications occur in approx. 10% of patients.
Potential complications include:
- Gastritis (irritated stomach tissue).
- Erosion: The band may slowly migrate through the stomach wall to the inside.
- Stomach Slippage: An unusual occurrence in which the lower part of the stomach may prolapse through the band causing an enlarged upper pouch.
- Malposition of the band: Which can cause a kink in the stomach.
- Psychological intolerance
- Internal bleeding
- Infection

After care:
- Start with liquids for 24 hours and move onto eating very small amounts of food at each meal, chewing food slowly.
- You need to eat a healthy, sensible diet and get regular exercise in order for the gastric band surgery to work.
- Take over-the-counter pain killers to relieve discomfort.
- Do not drive, drink alcohol or operate machinery for 48 hours after gastric band surgery.
- You will receive adjustments, or “fills”, to the amount of saline fluid in the gastric band five or six times in the first year.

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