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Dr.Jesús Enrique Grimaldi,MD, is a bariatic surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, is one of the most-renown Mexican bariatric surgeons

If you think that revisional surgery may be for you, please call us today for more information and set up a consultation with Dr. Grimaldi.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called Gastric Bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery and is the most commonly performed bariatric procedure.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Plication Surgery

Laparoscopic Gastric Plication is a newer minimally invasive weight-loss surgery technique that reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately three ounces.

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A: “If LAP-BAND surgery is performed laparoscopically, patients typically spend less than 24 hours in the hospital. It takes most patients about a week to return to work and a month to six weeks to resume exercising. In the case of open surgery or if there are complications, recovery may take longer.”

A: “After laparoscopic gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy, the next day you are having clear fluids and generally for the first two weeks we get you to have fluids of a thickened texture, something that will go up a fat McDonalds straw will be fine for the first couple of weeks just to allow the surgery to settle down just so there aren’t any issues and after that you go mush, baby food, thickened stuff for the next week or two. A dietitian takes you through all of this, then after four weeks you’re back onto normal foods, you chew things thoroughly and you will find that you having less than you’ve ever had before and you will be feeling full.”

A: “Once the band or the sleeve is in place, by 4 to 6 weeks you are back to normal food. You were just eating everything as healthy and as well as you can, you’re just having smaller quantities and you’re chewing things up very thoroughly. This is obviously integrated with our dietician who has a chat to you, and basically we work out where you’re up to in your life and how things have been modified since you’ve had the operation, but generally once you get back onto the normal foods that you enjoy, you eat absolutely everything the same but in a lesser percentage wise of all the different ingredients so long as it’s nutritious for you.”

A: “No. If you’ve had a laparoscopic gastric banding, and you’re well that evening, and your surgery was done through the day, and happy to go home, that’s absolutely fine.”

A: “No. For the first two weeks after obesity surgery, you would walk around and upgrade yourself into brisk walks, but after two weeks you should be able to get back onto a healthy lifestyle program. And that really means doing whatever exercise you enjoy, try integrate it with your friends, family and your lifestyle. Clearly exercise facilitates ongoing weight loss, and most patients when they lose a lot of weight with the surgery, feel terrific and want to start doing more movements and doing more exercises, so I really encourage that to be implemented into the post operative stage, so you can make this a lifelong change.”

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