Gastric Band in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Band in Mexico City

Why not have your gastric band fitted in Mexico City? Bariatric surgery can be an expensive undertaking but, with the medical expertise and modern facilities that are readily available in Mexico City, you can make a substantial saving compared to domestic prices whilst still receiving a service that is every bit as good as the treatment you would expect to receive back home.

Why have a gastric band in Mexico City?

For many considering having a gastric band fitted, the cost can be prohibitive as bariatric surgery is one of the more costly cosmetic treatments. The procedure could set you back tens of thousands of dollars in the United States whereas, in Mexico City, you could make substantial savings on the cost of your surgery.

But just because you’re paying less doesn’t mean that you should expect to receive substandard treatment. The Mexican government have invested heavily in the country’s medical infrastructure and medical tourism is an expanding part of the Mexican economy. There are an abundance of modern facilities available, all equipped with the latest technologies and staffed by internationally trained doctors geared towards catering for the needs of international patients.

In order to ensure that you receive the best treatment possible, you should invest a little time to research potential clinics and doctors that can offer you the results and services that you need - and this is where Medical Departures can help you out.

We have compiled a list of reputable surgeons and facilities that you can peruse free of charge on our website. To be entered in our listings, doctors and clinics have to pass a range of background checks that include verifying individual qualifications and validating professional memberships with organizations such as the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity. We perform site visits to ensure that each facility is properly equipped, and we post clinic photographs and reviews from real patients to help you make your choice.

How long does a gastric band procedure take and what is involved?

It usually takes about an hour to have a gastric band fitted and, in most instances, patients are discharged on the same day as their operation. The procedure itself involves a band being stitched into place to encircle the upper part of the stomach. A balloon is attached to the band just below the surface of the skin, and this balloon is inflated using a saline solution until the desired tightness is achieved. In this manner, your stomach capacity is reduced which means that you will feel fuller whilst eating less and, therefore, maximize your weight loss.

What is the recovery time for a gastric band?

You should expect to have a short stay in hospital immediately after your surgery but, generally, recovery times are fairly quick as there is no re-routing of the intestines involved in the procedure and none of the stomach is removed. This means that the treatment is a lot less painless than open bariatric surgery, resulting in the shorter recovery period.

For the first two to three weeks after you’ve had the gastric band fitted you will be restricted to only eating pureed food. You can then start to introduce soft foods into your diet and gradually build up to eating solids again. Once fully onto solids, you will find that you feel full very quickly as your stomach’s capacity will only hold about a tablespoon of food. You may also experience some side effects as you body adapts to the reduction in calories that you are now consuming. These can include dry skin, fatigue, mood swings and aches & pains but these symptoms are temporary and should subside within three to six months of your surgery.

What is the cost of a gastric band in Mexico City?

Each clinic will obviously have it’s own price, but you should expect to make savings of at least 50% compared to the cost that you would expect to be charged domestically. In the United States, a gastric band procedure will set you back anywhere between USD $7,650-$12,200, which equates to CAD $10,050-$16,100, AUD $10,000-$16,000, GBP £6,000-£9,600 or Euros 6,800-10,900.

What now?

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