weight loss surgeryHaving bariatric surgery normally requires that you meet some guidelines set beforehand. Most common and universal is the guidelines on BMI or Body Mass Index. Most surgeons will not accept patients who are under 40 BMI, for this type of surgery. However, if you are under this BMI and have a co-morbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol – you are likely to be a good candidate. Having additional health risks, also known as co-morbidities, puts your overall health risks higher than those who are just obese.

Typically, people who travel to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery are people who lack insurance, and/or need a low-cost option for bariatric surgery. Another important point about gastric sleeve surgery is that it’s only for people who want a completely non-reversible option for weight loss surgery. There are not adjustments, or malabsorption issues with this surgery.

Most bariatric physicians want each patient to fully understand all the possible risks, complications, side effects and what to expect after the surgery.

Having bariatric surgery normally requires that you meet some guidelines set beforehand. Most common and universal is the guidelines on BMI or Body Mass Index. Most surgeons will not accept patients who are under 40 BMI, for this type of surgery. However, if you are under this BMI and have a co-morbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol – you are likely to be a good candidate. Having additional health risks, also known as co-morbidities, puts your overall health risks higher than those who are just obese.

Typically, people who travel to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery are people who lack insurance, and/or need a low-cost option for bariatric surgery. Another important point about gastric sleeve surgery is that it’s only for people who want a completely non-reversible option for weight loss surgery. There are not adjustments, or malabsorption issues with this surgery.

Most bariatric physicians want each patient to fully understand all the possible risks, complications, side effects and what to expect after the surgery.