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Gastric Band in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Band in Mexicali

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Minor weight gain and loss is common. However, obesity can cause problems, especially if you find it difficult to get rid of weight in the first place. Morbid obesity can be helped by gastric band. This surgery is also known as LAGB (laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding). It is a bariatric surgery procedure (weight loss surgery) many of which are now quite popular, mainly due to the obesity epidemic that is plaguing the planet. Obesity is a factor in many other illnesses including:

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol levels

  • Asthma and breathing difficulties

  • Sleep apnea

  • Arthritis and related disorders, particularly of the weight bearing joints

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular problems

Bariatric surgery is a means of reducing stomach size so that you eat less. Gastric band is one such bariatric procedure. Weight loss after this surgery helps with all these ailments and can even reverse diabetes.

Why should you have gastric band in Mexicali

While medical insurance may pay for some of the bariatric procedures, it is possible that you do not have medical insurance. Or your share of the co-pay may be unaffordable for you. If you live in countries that have mandatory government medical insurance, you may have to go on a long waiting list for this procedure. If you have pay from your pocket you need to shop around for affordable gastric band procedures.

In Mexicali you have surgeons who have specialized in bariatric surgery procedures, many of whom will be members of professional organizations like the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. The place has excellent medical facilities and experienced doctors. Even medicines and diagnostic tests are much cheaper in this city. As the cost of living in Mexico is lower, you pay much less for the same surgery in Mexicali that you would in Canada or the U.S.

Why can’t you book on your own?

Booking on your own for this surgery can be risky. That is because you cannot verify the information provided to you by the website you are booking from. You have no means of checking out the experience of the doctors or the amenities at the clinics and hospitals. At the same time you can read of many botched surgeries on the net, which can be scary. Why would you want to take extra risks, when surgery already carries with it some risks?

It is wiser to book through Medical Departures because we are responsible for all the information on our website. We check out the qualifications and credentials of the doctors, their skill and experience and we also investigate their background. We see that the hospitals and clinics follow international treatment standards and are conversant with the use of modern technology and advanced devices.

How long does gastric band in Mexicali take?

There are different brands of lap bands available and possibly your doctor will be able to discuss these in detail with you. All work in a similar manner. Gastric band surgery is done by placing a gastric band around the stomach, dividing it into two parts. The band is placed using a laparoscope so it uses very small incisions. The band is then adjusted by injecting saline to make it smaller or bigger (this can even be adjusted after some weeks) via a port that is placed on the stomach. The surgery takes about an hour and you will be given local anesthesia and sedation if required.

Recovery time after this surgery is quite fast. However, it may take a week before the doctor decides on how tight to leave the band so you do need follow up appointments. You should plan for a week off from work to get used to the band. You will be mobile during this time. After this surgery you will have to change your diet and eat according to a plan. You will also need to take supplements in the form of vitamins and minerals.

What is the cost of gastric band?

The cost of a gastric band in Mexicali costs, on average,  US $4,000  (CAN $5,200; UK £3,100; EURO €3,800; AUS $5,300; NZ $5,500) compared to an average in the United States of $11,000 (CAN $14,500; UK £8,700; EURO €10,300; AUS $14,700; NZ $15,300)

What now?

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If you are fed up of your weight, if you want to avoid medical problems and also look good, then gastric band in Mexicali can address your problems. Speak to our customer care if you’d like to know more, or see below for ways to book.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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