Weight Loss Surgery South of the Border

Co-morbidities caused by excessive weight or obesity can really drag you down. That’s what Sasha found out when she visited her doctor and realized that she’d topped 300 pounds. She was diagnosed with diabetes and her doctor told her she was at an increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, or stroke caused by her obesity. It didn’t end there.

Her knee and hip joints were also taking the brunt of her weight gain, and she feared that if she didn’t do something soon, she would soon have joint problems as well.

Her doctor told her about specialists who could perform bariatric surgeries such as:

  • Gastroplasty
  • Lap banding
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass

She also learned that weight loss surgical procedures are generally divided into three categories: malabsorption, restrictive, and mixed, or combination. The type of surgery any patient may choose depends on how much weight needs to be lost. Lap banding and gastric bypass procedures, known as gastric bariatric surgery, are two of the most common surgeries.

The problem for Sasha was that she didn’t have health insurance and would not becovered for any bariatric weight loss surgical procedures. Her doctor told her about several excellent weight loss facilities and surgeons abroad that she could contact, including  two just across the border in Mexico; Dr. Alejandro Aguirre-Wallace, a bariatric surgeon in Ensenada, and Dr. Jorge Maytorena of Diabesity Surgery in Mexicali. Sasha did, and was impressed with the experience, qualifications and procedures offered by both. Now all she has to do is choose.

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