Gastric Bypass (RYGB)

A gastric bypass is a type of bariatric weight loss procedure where the stomach and the digestive system are modified to limit food intake.

Bypass Gastrico

What is a gastric bypass?

A gastric bypass is a type of bariatric weight loss procedure where the stomach and the digestive system are modified to limit food intake.

What does it consist of?

The gastric bypass procedure consists of sectioning the stomach leaving a 30 ml. reservoir, providing restriction for food consumption. Subsequently, the small intestine is divided and rearranged, activating the malabsorption mechanism, which further helps with weight loss.

Restricting the size of the stomach reduces the amount of food a person can eat, and it also reduces the amount of ghrelin, which is a hormone present in the stomach responsible for producing appetite. Also, the first part of the small intestine is bypassed, leading to a reduced absorption of the food you eat.

How is it performed?

Gastric bypass surgery is carried out through general anesthesia and with a minimally invasive approach, resulting in a fast recovery.
Laparoscopic procedures are minimally invasive techniques, this method uses several small incisions, rather than one large incision as in traditional surgery. Fiber optic cameras and specialized instruments are used to perform the procedure through these small incisions. This approach offers many benefits for the patient, such as:

  • Less recovery time.
  • Less scars.
  • Less discomfort or pain.
  • Quicker return to normal activities.

Duration of the procedure: Approximately 130 minutes.


Gastric Bypass Prices

  • Preoperative psychological assessment
  • Preoperative studies
  • Nutritional recommendations before and after surgery
  • Surgical procedure
  • Surgical material
  • All medication prescribed by the specialist
  • Medical fees

The preoperative studies include: Initial consultation, Analysis of studies of previous results, psychological-nutritional-cardiological assessment.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section so you can find out about some of the regular queries that other patients have had regarding the Bariatric Surgery procedures and techniques.

For only USD $ 399 additional to the payment of your bariatric surgery we take care of all the extra details such as:

  • Pick up and return to the San Diego or Tijuana airport before and after the bariatric procedure.
  • Hotel-hospital-hotel transfers.

  • 2 or 3 nights in our hospital, depending on the type of procedure to be performed.
  • 1 night stay in one of the 2 hotels associated with Dr. Rene Armenta for your recovery after surgery.
  • Wi-Fi available at all times for your stay in the hospital and hotel.
  • US cable TV & Netflix in all hospital rooms.
  • Free long distance calls to the US and Canada from the hospital.
  • Includes a companion at no additional charge.
  • You can choose between the Pueblo Amigo hotel or the Quartz Hotel

  • Continuous monitoring of your health status at the hospital.
  • Availability 24 hours a day by the staff of Dr. Rene Armenta.
  • English-speaking interpreter who will assist you when required (for foreign patients).

  • Support with nutritional recommendations for life.
  • Direct communication with Dr. Rene Armenta (via email and telephone) after surgery for follow-up.
  • Access to our private Facebook group for personalized attention and information of interest (constantly updated).
  • Pre and post-operative support in psychological care, to ensure the long-term success of your lifestyle changes.

Quartz Hotel

All tests and procedures are performed in a specialized area of ​​a certified clinic or hospital (depending on the condition or treatment).