Obesity and Sleep Disorders

In recent studies published in the Lancet, the number of obese individuals worldwide has doubled since 1980. The sleep industry has also increased in market size, with “nearly 50% of Americans taking prescription-grade sleeping medication or over-the-counter products” 1 So why is everyone having problems sleeping, and what does obesity have to do with it? Is Obesity a […]

Benefits Versus Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a great innovation in medical sciences that revolutionized the treatment of morbid obesity (used to be difficult to treat condition some decades ago). Excess body weight creates a lot of trouble and reduces the life expectancy. According to an estimate, morbidly obese people have a chance of dying 8-10 years before their […]

How to Shop for Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Weight loss surgery is quickly growing as an effective long-term treatment for obesity. Medical tourism to Mexico is also booming, providing an affordable alternative to the high healthcare costs in the US and the long wait times in Canada. To take advantage of this opportunity, you just have to make sure to hook up with […]

New Study Shows Connection Between Weight Loss Surgery and Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

The first study of its kind was presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions. The study was conducted by the Mayo Clinic. This new research found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in the morbidly obese that are at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation. […]

The Unexpected Benefit Of Bariatric Surgery: Lowering Risk Of Cancer

Bariatric surgery resolves severe obesity and underlying health issues that emerge from severe obesity. The list of comorbidities that can be improved, or even cured, with the help of bariatric surgery is long: Sleep apnea (OSA) Asthma and other obesity-related breathing disorders* High blood pressure Heart failure Cholesterol abnormalities Arthritis Steatosis (fatty liver ) Urinary […]

How Much Weight Do You Lose After Bariatric Surgery?

Before going through bariatric surgery, patients often ask the question of “how much do I lose after my surgery?” It is important to know the variables involved to have a clear idea of going through the process. But as you will see, it is a difficult question to answer and in the end, it may […]

Mexico Bariatric Center Surgeons at the Forefront of Bariatrics

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) surgical staff is continuously broadening their knowledge by attending the National and International seminars related to metabolic and obesity surgery. Two of the lead MBC bariatric surgeons, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela and Dr. Ismael Cabrera, are attending the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases held […]

Acid Reflux and Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Bariatric procedures are a proven treatment for morbid obesity and its related diseases. Sleeve gastrectomy, which is the first stage of Duodenal Switch, is now one of the most effective and popular bariatric surgeries used worldwide on its own. Performed laparoscopically, 80% of the stomach is removed to restrict food intake and decrease […]

Bariatric Surgery Complication: Malnutrition

Bariatric surgery is a category of surgeries intended to help severely obese individuals lose weight. A variety of surgical procedures are included in bariatric surgery, all of which constrict how much can be eaten at each meal. One of the most common types of bariatric surgery is gastric bypass, which creates a small section of […]

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