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Gastric Bypass

Being overweight can have a significant impact on your lifestyle and overall well-being. For some patients, bariatric surgery is the answer.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen may recommend R-Y Gastric Bypass surgery to help you cure Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Learn how gastric bypass at our Baja California practice in Tijuana, Mexico, can improve your health and change your life for the better...

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Changing the Digestive System to Help You Lose Weight 

In the 1960’s, Dr. Edward Mason and Dr. Chikashi Ito noticed that patients who underwent partial gastrectomy had a difficult time gaining weight. The gastric procedure was based on Dr. Roux’s turn of the century technique. In 1967, Drs. Mason and Ito performed the first bariatric Roux-en-Y surgery.ᅠ The availability of surgical staples allowed the surgeons to decrease the size of the stomach and bypass a portion of the small intestine.

The Roux en Y Gastric Bypass is recommended when an individual is unable to lose weight from exercise and diet plans or they have critical obesity-related health conditions like Metabolic Syndrome as well as Gastroesophageal  Reflux Disease (GERD).  This type of weight loss surgery is performed to make changes to the digestive system for helping obese patients with their weight loss by restricting the amount food they can eat and therefore reducing the absorptions of sugar and fat by the body.

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Why Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery illustrationThe Gastric Bypass Surgery has been one of the most successful forms of bariatric surgical procedures.

Generally, the Gastric Bypass Surgery can be an appropriate weight loss treatment option for the individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or above 40, which translates into extreme obesity.

The Gastric Bypass Surgery is performed to help obese patients to lose additional body weight and decrease the risk of possible life-threatening obesity-related health concerns which may include:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Obesity-Induced Type 2 diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD
  • Obstructive Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome

The Gastric Bypass Surgery is mainly performed only after a patient has tried and failed to lose weight with the help of exercise and diet.

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For Whom Gastric Bypass Surgery is Suitable?

The Gastric Bypass Surgery is also suitable for those who have a BMI of 35 to 39 and experiencing critical obesity-related health concerns such as heart problem, diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea and GERD.

It needs to be remembered that the Gastric Bypass Surgery is not recommended for any patients who have additional bodyweight. A patient is required to meet specific medical guidelines to become an eligible candidate for the Gastric Bypass Surgery. At the VBariatric Institute (OGBC), you will be required to go through a detailed screening procedure to confirm your suitability for the Gastric Bypass Surgery. Having the Gastric Bypass Surgery means that you need to be ready to make some permanent changes to your daily life in order to move on with a healthy lifestyle. You need to take part in our long-term follow-up plans which are specifically designed to monitor your nutritional levels, your lifestyle, your behavior, and your medical condition.


illustration of gastric bypass surgeryDr. Sergio Verboonen works with certified and experienced surgeons to deliver a safe and successful Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana Mexico.

The Gastric Bypass Surgery is a combination of restrictive and malabsorption techniques which can help in decreasing the food consumption and also regulates the absorption of calories. It is very important for the patients to be aware of what they can expect, the possible risk of complexities, and the process of recovery.

What is The Surgery Process?

The Gastric Bypass Surgery is a bariatric surgical procedure with the highest success ratio. It includes the separation of your stomach into two individual pouches.

After making small sized laparoscopic incisions, the surgeon will start the treatment by making an incision diagonally at the upper part of the stomach.

This incision will split your stomach into two separate portions. Both stomach pouches will be sealed off from one another. The newly created upper pouch which is considerably smaller in size is linked with the lower part of the small intestine and the small intestine is reorganized to link with both stomach pouches.

To do this, the surgeon will make an incision in the lower part of the small intestine and will connect it with the new stomach pouch.  Although the Gastric Bypass Surgery poses a low risk of complexity as compared to other bariatric procedures, it is permanent and cannot be reversed.


You will Eat less and lose weight faster.

The amount of food you will be capable of consuming is limited because of the small size of the newly formed stomach pouch. This newly formed smaller stomach will be capable of holding less than a single cup of food.

The Gastric Bypass Restricts the absorption of sugar and fat

By restricting the consumption calories and carbs, a patient will be able to lose more weight in less time. In general, many patients who undergo the Gastric Bypass Surgery at the VBariatric (OGBC) reported losing significant weigh on average within a year after the surgery.

The reduction in the size of your stomach and redirection of the small intestine is intended to make you ingest fewer portions of food and digest the food in a swift manner.

Considering that the food will enter the lower part of the small intestine, most of the carbs and the calories in the food will not be processed, hence the calorie absorption of the body is regulated which helps obese patients to lose weight quickly and maintain healthy eating habits.

Achieve your Weight Loss Goal!

two doctors looking at a computerAll the patients must be aware of the fact that the Gastric Bypass Surgery performed at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic will only provide them with the tools to lose weight.

The actual outcome is completely dependent on the patients and their dedication towards leading a healthier lifestyle. You will be required to stay committed to healthy eating and an active lifestyle, in order to accomplish the positive and lifelong outcome.

Based on the particular requirement and lifestyle, our team of weight loss experts at the V Bariatric Institute we will assist you to make an informed decision about the type of bariatric surgical procedure that has higher possibilities to be effective for you and your lifestyle. The recommendation for your suitability for the Gastric Bypass Surgery at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice will be based on the assessment of your past health records. 

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GASTRIC SLEEVE $4,500 $5,500
GASTRIC BYPASS $6,900 $7,900
DUODENAL SWITCH $8,500 $9,500
LAP BAND $4,500 $5,500
LAP BAND REMOVAL $2,500 $3,500



The surgery cost includes:
Ground Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport
Hotel Fees
Hospital Fees
Medical Fees
Pre and post operative tests
Nutritional Consultation pre and post surgery
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Post surgery medication ($85)


Hiatal Hernia $500
Previous Bariatric Surgery (no cost when performed by Dr. Verboonen) Revision/Conversion fee $800

These are potential fees in addition to the surgery base price. CASH PRICE ONLY.

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Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Verboonen has been providing life-changing bariatric surgery for a diverse range of patients since 1995. He and his team have performed thousands of bariatric procedures at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas, A.C.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

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