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PIEDRAS NEGRAS MEDICAL CENTER Rodrigo Andalon St # 112 Suite C
Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
DOCTORS HOSPITAL Ecuador # 2331 Col. Balcones de Galerias Monterrey, N.L.
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
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.
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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Since it is Performed Laparoscopically:
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
Since it is Performed Laparoscopically:
What preparation is required for these surgeries?
The following includes typical events that may occur prior to gastric sleeve surgery:
What should I expect after the surgeries?
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!
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.
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: