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Obesity Free, Monterrey, Mexico


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ObesityFree | Weight Loss Treatment & Surgery | Monterrey - Piedras Negras, Mexico

Welcome to Obesity Free

If you are looking for a top quality care at an affordable price for your weight loss surgery in Mexico, you have come to the right place.

At Obesity Free you can be sure that we will do everything possible to offer you the top quality of care during the entire process of this life-changing decision you are about to make

We imagine you have had hard time with your weight for years. Unfortunately, you might not have found an effective, long-lasting, non-surgical answer to your problem. The good news is that there is a way, one that will certainly improve your life and health, and this is Weight Loss Surgery.

Our Surgeries & Procedures

  • Gastric Sleeve: Sleeve gastrectomy is a type of bariatric surgery that drastically reduces the size of the stomach. Also known as a vertical gastrectomy, a partial gastrectomy, gastric reduction, as well as a greater curvature gastrectomy, this type of procedure is offered as an alternative to gastric bypass surgeries and encourages weight-loss in obese patients by removing up to 85% of the stomach. This is a permanent procedure that cannot be reversed, but one that is providing a growing number of obese patients from around the world with life-saving benefits.
  • Gastric Band:Since its introduction in 2001 to the United States and 1993 to Europe and Australia, the Lap-band is one of the most popular forms of bariatric surgery. The Lap band helps patients suffering with obesity and weight related medical disorders to lose weight by restricting how much food could be eaten over the course of a day, resulting in weight loss. With this simple surgical technique, a smaller stomach becomes full sooner and empties into the intestines at a slower rate, promoting slower digestion. Over time, the band can be adjusted according to patient's desires, or if they have met their goal weight.

Meet Dr. Rosales

Dr. Gabriel Rosales, a top weight loss surgeon in Mexico and head of Obesity Free, is focused on the treatment of patients who have struggled with excess weight for years. For Dr. Rosales, there is no better thing than having a satisfied patient who has achieved weight loss goals. His key to success is a state of the art surgical technique and quality health care from beginning to end.

He has focused his bariatric surgery practice on two weight loss procedures: the Gastric Sleeve and the Gastric Band. By doing this, he and his expert team have been able to develop advanced techniques that give the most favourable results.

So don't waste your time. Bariatric surgery is a treatment that anyone with weight loss issues should consider, not only for appearance-enhancing results but more importantly for the positive changes in your physical and mental health! This is the time to take advantage of what we have to offer.

Why to Choose Us?

There may be many options to choose from when selecting a obesity surgeon, the decision should not be made with haste. You simply can't afford compromises with your health.

It is important to select a surgeon who is not only attuned to your unique needs, but has a successful professional background.

At Obesity Free, we understand that for most patients, the decision to undergo bariatric surgery has been a long time coming, and we work with patients to make their entire treatment process as safe as possible.

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Am I a Candidate for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?

Weight-loss treatments and obesity surgeries and procedures are designed to reduce illness and death caused by obesity. For many, weight loss improves multiple conditions including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. In addition, other body systems, including digestive, endocrine, and immune system benefit.

However, such procedures however require dedication and determination for those who undergo such procedures to maintain permanent lifestyle changes. After surgery, patients who follow instructions may enjoy as much as a 60% weight loss, improving health problems as an added benefit.

While weight-loss treatments and obesity surgeries and procedures are very expensive in the United States, and may range anywhere from $17,000-$30,000 per procedure, benefits in long-term health and quality of life often make such a choice not only necessary, but reasonable in the long run.

Criteria for laparoscopic weight loss surgery

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), patients are candidates for weight loss surgery if they meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • Morbidly obese (BMI > 40 kg/m2 or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 with co-morbidities)
  • Have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise
  • Are prepared to change their eating habits
  • Do not abuse any substances (drugs/alcohol)
  • Are well educated on their treatment options
  • Are in good mental health
  • Have acceptable operative risks

People that Have Overcome Weight Problems

"I Had the gastric Sleeve Procedure with Dr. Gabe 4 months ago, and i have already lost 60 pounds! I cannot say enough great things about him and his staff."


Rani Garry
Duson, Louisiana


Details

Our Facilities

Dr. Rosales knows that each Mexico fat loss surgical procedure patient has different requirements, that is why he performs surgical procedure ONLY in hospitals, not in little clinics, outpatient facilities, or short-stay facilities such as in some other practices. This is exactly an important part of verifying the highest level of quality of care. It is best to pick a bariatric surgical procedures practice that won't decrease the expense of your surgery at the cost of not being ready in case of a contingency.

Dr. Rosales and his team are focused on giving first-class top quality health care covered by cutting-edge technology. In an effort to offer the perfect attention, Dr. Rosales performs gastric sleeve as well as gastric band procedures in one of 2 destinations.

Monterrey

The hospital in Monterrey, where your bariatric surgery will be performed, is one of the largest and most prestigious hospitals in Mexico.

Doctors Hospital belongs to a chain of private hospitals from Organizacion Clinica America (OCA Hospital) which was one of the first facilities in Latin America to receive certification by the Joint Commission International, a recognized world leader in health care quality and patient safety.

Doctors Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and staffed by a team of compassionate, skilled professionals.

The technology found at Doctors Hospital is on par with that which you would find in a premier hospital in the U.S. or Canada.

Piedras Negras

The hospital in Piedras Negras, where our surgical team performs the procedures, is less than 1 mile from the border and is considered the best in the northeastern border region.

The equipment in the operating room is brand new and features state-of-art technology that is used by our team.

The experience of our staff and sophistication of our equipment surpass the standards used in Mexico and are comparable to the ones in the U.S.

The hospital has a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that is found in large hospitals in the United States, including an intensive care unit, MRI, Helicoidal CT Scan, Doppler Sonogram, etc.

This hospital would qualify as a level II trauma center in the U.S.


Treatments

What is Obesity?

Obesity represents a state of excess storage of body fat; it is a complex condition with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups. Approximately one-third of US adults are obese. The health consequences of severe obesity may end insome diseases such as the following:

Type 2 diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Sleep apnea, Hypoventilation syndrome, Asthma, Osteoarthritis, Cancer, High blood cholesterol, Metabolic syndrome, Gallbladder disease, Liver diseases, Urinary incontinence, Gynecological problems, Infertility, Depression, among others.

Surgical therapies offer the best hope for substantial and sustainable weight loss in obese patients, with resultant mortality reduction.

Obese and overweight persons are statistically likely to have with large decreases in life expectancy and increases in early mortality, unless an efficient solution for weight loss is implemented to solve this serious condition.

Surgical Treatments

Among the large number of weight loss operations have been devised we have focussed our practice on just two of them: Gastric Sleeve and Adjustable Gastric Band.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What is a gastric sleeve and how is laparoscopic gastric sleeve weight loss surgery performed?

Also known as sleeve gastrectomy or VSG involves the surgical removal of the left side of the stomach (around 70% of the stomach is removed). This results in a new stomach which is similar in shape and size to a banana.

The left portion of the stomach is separated from its natural attachments, then the stomach is cut and sealed with a special stapling device and finally the whole staple line is reinforced with suture. This device is the only one used by Dr. Rosales in his practice. Be careful when you see very low surgery costs because the quality of materials might not be the same!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Advantages

A great advantage of the gastric sleeve over any other weight loss procedure is that is practically maintenance free!

  • It is a much less invasive bariatric procedure and therefore has a lower morbidity rate.
  • It does not involve the placement of a foreign device as in the gastric band.
  • It does not involve any risky stomach or intestinal re-routing.
  • Since there is no re-routing, there is no dumping syndrome.
  • It is the only procedure that involves the removal of the portion of stomach that produces the hunger hormone "ghrelin" so it will effectively reduce hunger strikes.
  • Fullness and satisfaction is achieved with just small portions of food.
  • It does not limit or restrict the type of food you are able to eat. You will be able to eat anything! But in small, healthy portions.
  • The reduced intake of food because of the restriction will result in dramatic weight loss!
  • Weight loss won't be drastic in a very short period of time, letting your body and skin to more easily adapt to a constant and healthier weight loss pattern.
  • It adjusts to every person's needs.

Since it is Performed Laparoscopically:

  • The operation requires 5 very small incisions.
  • Minimal postoperative pain.
  • Very fast recovery (two night hospital stay) and the possibility to enjoy a quicker return to normal activities.
  • Decreased risk of wound infection and hernia formation.
  • Minimal scarring.

Who Should Consider this Procedure?

Anyone who is looking for considerable and sustained weight loss without all the risks and side effects of a malabsorption and those who are considering a gastric band but are concerned about a foreign body inside the body. Patients that have had a bad experience with other gastric band situations

You will notice the restriction right away, so you only need to get ready to start losing weight and enjoy your new life!

Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery

What is a gastric band and how is gastric band weight loss surgery performed?

The laparoscopic gastric band surgery involves placing a half inch medical grade "plastic-like" belt or collar around the top portion of the stomach creating a small pouch and a fixed outlet into the lower stomach; then the "tubing" of the band is connected to an "access port" which is about the size of a quarter and it is fixed into your abdominal wall, under the fat and skin for further access for fills or adjustments.

The adjustable band, which was approved by the FDA in June 2001, can be filled with sterile saline. When saline is added, the outlet into the stomach is made smaller which further restricts food from leaving the pouch.

Dr. Rosales is certified by both companies and these are the only bands he uses in his practice. Watch out when they offer you very low prices because you might be getting an unapproved band!

Benefits of Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery

  • It is the least invasive bariatric procedure and therefore the one with the lowest morbidity rate.
  • It is a totally reversible procedure.
  • It adjusts to every patient's needs.
  • It is a 25 to 40 minute procedure.
  • The stomach is not stapled or cut.
  • The sensation of fullness and satisfaction from eating are achieved with just small portions of food.
  • The reduced intake of food results in dramatic weight loss!
  • No need for uncomfortable preoperative intestinal or colon cleansing.

Since it is Performed Laparoscopically:

  • The operation requires 4 very small incisions.
  • Minimal postoperative pain.
  • Very fast recovery (one night hospital stay) which makes it possible to enjoy a quicker return to your normal activities.
  • Decreased risk of wound infection and hernia formation.
  • Minimal scarring.

What preparation is required for these surgeries?

The following includes typical events that may occur prior to gastric sleeve surgery:

  • Depending on your BMI Dr. Rosales will let you know if a preoperative diet will be required.
  • Blood work, chest x-ray and EKG.
  • Preoperative consultation from different specialists may be needed depending on your own specific medical condition.

What should I expect after the surgeries?

  • After surgery you might feel some pain manageable with medications, or a "pressure" sensation in your lower chest or upper abdomen .
  • Activity is usually done that very same day, a few hours after your surgery.
  • Liquids will be given to you the morning after your surgery.
  • Forty eight hours after your procedure you will be able to return back home.
  • Return to normal activities within a week's time. Return to work usually can also be seven days after your surgery, depending on the nature of your job.

We've seen that the best results come from these two procedures. When the patient is a good candidate, weight loss comes easily, giving them a smooth and nice journey to their goal weight!


Qualifications

Meet Dr. Rosales...

Dr . Gabriel Rosales and his staff are extremely qualified surgeons, board accredited and in continued training programs. They really are in persistent mission of trying to learn the recent advancements in minimal invasive surgery in an effort to offer patients the top health care achievable. He is also member of several well-recognized associations.

Despite the fact that Dr. Rosales prefers performing general surgery procedures, during the past five years he has focused especially on performing weight loss surgical procedure since these types of operations, particularly the laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve as well as Gastric Band have shown to him that it must be likely that you can offer patients a life changing experience, something that is not always achievable with general surgery.

The satisfaction, joy and happiness of individuals are an essential element in every physician’s practice, and weight loss surgery treatment offers Dr. Rosales this fantastic as well as gratifying prospect. After dedicating the majority of his practice lately to bariatric surgery treatment, Dr. Rosales has a mixed experience of executing as well as helping out in over 1500 bariatric procedures.

  • School of Medicine Universidad De Monterrey (UDEM) in Monterrey, Mexico which is accredited by the University Commission: SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) in the U.S.
  • Medical Internship in Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), "General and Family Medicine Hospital # 2"
  • General Surgery Residency Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Advanced Laparoscopy Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE
  • Board Certified Surgeon
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Certified for Advanced Trauma and Life Support

Member of medical staff as a General and Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeon in various hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission in the U.S. such as:

  • Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital, Christus Muguerza South Hospital and Christus Muguerza Conchita Hospital
  • San Jose Tec de Monterrey Hospital
  • OCA Hospital

Other Accomplishments

  • 95% Fluent English (TOEFL Approved)
  • Chief Resident in his General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Training
  • Recognitions and Courses in Mexico and the U.S.

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