Vive Bariatrics

Why Do You Need Weight Loss Surgery?

Live better and enjoy your body and your life.​
Why do you need weight loss surgery?​

-Learn why you might need a bariatric or weight loss surgery in Tijuana.​

-Meet the VIVE Bariatric team in Tijuana led by Dr. Carlos, one of the best specialists in this 
type of procedures in Mexico. ​



One of the most complicated medical problems today is obesity or excessive weight gain in children 
and adults. ​

It is a health problem that can lead to various health problems, such as diabetes, heart problems, 
arthritis, chronic joint pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and many others.​

But beyond these difficulties and health risks, obesity can become a cause of social isolation, distress, 
suffering.​

Do your knees seem to rebel every time you take a step? Do you easily get tired? ​

Perhaps the cause lies in the fact that you are carrying too much weight, a weight that your body and 
your skeletal system are not naturally prepared to bear.​

Who is a candidate for weight-loss surgery?​


Weight-loss surgery is an option for those patients who are overweight and are endangering their 
health.​

A weight over 30 BMI is considered a clear sign of obesity, and can lead to serious problems.​

All people who have a weight above this index are candidates for some type of surgery or bariatric 
procedure.​

In the case that the patient has diseases or medical conditions, there are several options for treatment. ​

And many times, those medical conditions are directly associated with being overweight!​

What are the options?​

At VIVE Bariatric in Tijuana you can opt for the best procedure for you, your body and your lifestyle.​

There are several procedures available, some with minimally invasive surgery and others non-invasive. ​

In all cases, VIVE Bariatric has the most up-to-date treatments, performed with the most advanced 
techniques and equipment by first-class professionals trained in Mexico and the United States.​

Among the surgical options, there are procedures such as the following:​
 

-Gastric Sleeve. The surgeon removes an important part of the stomach (around 80 percent of the 
stomach), to avoid excessive food consumption. ​

The operation is performed laparoscopically, without making cuts and through a small TV camera 
inserted into the stomach.​

-Gastric Bypass. In this case, the doctor cuts a part of the small intestine to make the intestinal transit 
faster and avoid prolonged absorption of food.​

Among the non-surgical options, there are procedures linked to the Gastric Balloon:​

-Gastric Balloon. There are several types of gastric balloon, which are available in case surgery is not 
advisable.​

It basically consists of an inflatable balloon placed inside the stomach to eliminate hunger and reduce 
the space for food, generating a feeling of satiety.​


How long does the process last?​

After a procedure such as Gastric Sleeve, the patient begins to lose weight immediately, and can see a 
noticeable difference after the first month. ​

You’ll see the final result in approximately one year, when the weight indicators show a normal weight 
for the patient’s age and height.​

After the surgery, the patient will be under permanent care by the VIVE Bariatric team, either in 
personal consultations or by telephone or web.​

VIVE Bariatric professionals include, in addition to surgeons and specialized nurses, dieticians and 
even psychologists, to help you change your lifestyle and enjoy every day.​

The team will keep a step-by-step account of the patient’s condition and achievements.​

And every success we celebrate with you!​

Meet Dr. Carlos and his team ​

The VIVE Bariatric team is made up of doctors and health professionals who will help you achieve 
your goals from the beginning.​

Schedule an appointment with us at our offices in Tijuana, find out which procedure is right for you 
and start a new stage of wellness and health in your life. 

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