Dra. Itzel Fernandez


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Dra. Itzel Fernández

Trained in obesity and digestive surgery in Europe, she has practiced, taught and lectured all over the world. A Certified Bariatric Surgeon and member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, she is considered a leader in her field of obesity management with 19 years experience in weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, gastric band, gastric bypass and other abdominal surgeries.

Bariatric Surgery Costs in Mexico City

One of the primary reasons for patients seeking bariatric surgery abroad is the cost factor. At Dra. Itzel Fernandez, prices averages at USD$1,680 to USD$5,935 depending on the type of surgery. In comparison, the average cost is USD$19,736 in America, CAD$27,086 in Canada, GBP£15,277 in UK, EUR€18,095 in Europe, AUD$26,241 in Australia and NZD$28,505 in New Zealand for the same treatment.

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric Surgery is the umbrella term for a range of surgical weight loss procedures which are indicated when a patient is obese. The main principle of bariatric surgery is to limit the amount of food consumed and to restrict the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines by reducing the size of the stomach. The resulting hormonal changes makes you feel fuller faster and reduces appetite.


There are several options available :

Gastric Bypass

A surgery that reduces the size of the stomach so you cannot eat a lot of food and absorb less minerals. Additionally, changes in the hormones makes you feel full and suppresses hunger.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Most of the stomach is removed leaving only a narrow section of the upper part of the stomach called a “Gastric Sleeve” limiting the amount of food and calories consumed.

Adjustable Gastric Band

A small reversible and adjustable band is placed around the top of the stomach which controls the amount of food entering the stomach. As food does not mix with the enzymes, there is less absorption of calories and nutrients. It has the lowest risk for vitamin/mineral deficiencies.

Duodenal Switch

Most of the stomach is removed. A gastric sleeve is used to bypass most of the small intestine and limits food intake. Food does not mix with the enzymes, so there is less absorption of calories and nutrients. It is considered the most effective treatment for diabetes.

Electric Implant

A device called the Maestro Rechargeable System is implanted into the abdomen with a remote control to adjust it from outside the body. It delivers electrical pulses to the vagus nerve, and tells the brain when the stomach is full.

Undergoing bariatric surgery is an important decision and you want to be sure of the expertise of the surgeon. Booking with Medical Departures means you can be certain that all facilities for Dra. Itzel Fernandez cosmetic surgery have been pre-checked thoroughly, with background checks verifying all credentials and experience.

Former patients have given 5-star reviews for Dra Itzel Fernandez which speaks of the high-quality medical treatment. So contact Medical Departures to find out more about Dra. Itzel Fernandez.

David De Los Santos

David De Los Santos has a master's degree in Psychology in Organizational Development and is currently writing for both Dental and Medical Departures.
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