Weight Loss Surgery Options at ALO Bariatrics
Weight Loss Surgery Procedures at ALO Bariatrics
At ALO Bariatrics, we offer a wide range of both permanent, and reversible weight loss surgery solutions.
Our team of experienced professionals will consult with you to determine which procedure is right for your personal needs and weight loss goals.
Now is the time to envision a new, healthier life with more energy, better self-esteem, better sex life, and even possibly reducing, or eliminating, the need for medications for weight related metabolic disorders.
Bariatric Surgery Options
- Duodenal Switch
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)
- Mini-gastric Bypass
- Lap/Gastric Band
- Weight Loss Surgery Revision
Complete Bariatric Surgical Procedure Packages
Starting at just $4,900 USD
Your health is our main priority which is why all ALO Bariatrics’ locations operate out of only the highest quality, certified facilities.
All Surgical Packages Include:
- Hospital fees
- Hotel accommodations
- Airport/hotel roundtrip transportation
- Pre-op bloodwork
- Pre-op EKG
- Pre-op Cardiology and Pulmonary Evaluation
- Anesthesiologist’s, Surgeon’s assistant’s, OR nurses and Surgeon’s fees.
- Nutritional information
- Post-op medication
- 25% disccount in medical insurance while in mexico (optional)
- 24 hr support from ALO Bariatrics staff in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
What is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Also referred to as a Gastric Sleeve, this procedure results in weight loss by restriction the amount of food that can be eaten. In this weight loss procedure the stomach is divided vertically with 75-85 percent of it being removed. It is functionally similar to a lap band, however a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy doesn’t require fills and the patient typically experiences a greater weight loss. A Gastric Sleeve is not reversible, however, and patients should not consider this option if they are looking for a reversible solution.
Are you a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomies are recommended for potential weight loss patients with BMI’s over 30. The procedure is not recommended for patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux, or Barrett’s esophagus.
Patients looking for cosmetic results may be interested in a Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery (SILS). This laparoscopic method utilizes only a single entry port, typically located in the patient’s navel, leaving only a single small scar. Patients with a BMI under 50 who have not had previous gastric surgery may be a candidate for this method.
What is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass?
Gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. Although this should be viewed as a permanent procedure, the gastric bypass may be reversed.
Are you a candidate for gastric bypass surgery?
Patients with a BMI over 35 or a BMI over 30 with Metabolic Syndrome (Hypertension, diabetes, Dyslipidemia) are good candidates for gastric bypass. This procedure is not recommended for patients with a strong family history of gastric cancer.
Weight Loss Revision Surgery
Bariatric revision surgery is performed on patients who have had previous bariatric surgery and either regained weight, stagnated on their weight loss or complications related to the initial method require a second or third surgery.
In other words bariatric revision surgery is a special area of bariatric surgery. This is due to a number of causes:
- Improper technique for the bariatric patient
- Insufficient or inadequate patient management
- Insufficient weight loss
- Excessive weight loss
- Complications arising from the first surgery
Revision surgeries can be the most difficult bariatric procedures and thus require an exceptionally skilled bariatric surgeon and endoscopist to properly evaluate every unique situation and make a determination for the best course of action for the patient. Dr. Lopéz and his team have performed close to 1,000 revision surgeries and are highly experienced in the various technicalities of these procedures.
Common Weight Loss Revisions
- Lap-band to Lap-band
- Lap-band to Gastric Sleeve
- Lap-band to Gastric Bypass
- Lap-band to Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Sleeve to Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Bypass to Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Bypass Reversal
- Duodenal Switch to Gastric Sleeve
What is Mini-gastric Bypass Surgery?
Mini-gastric bypass is a simplified version of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Mini gastric bypass surgery is a short and relatively simple procedure that has been shown by the available research to have low risk and result in good short and long-term weight loss.
Are you a candidate for mini-gastric bypass?
Mini-gastric bypass is an optimal choice for patients with higher BMI’s or that would benefit from a shortened operation time.
What is Lap Band Surgery?
The adjustable gastric band is a silicone ring with an inflatable bladder inside that will connect to a device that allows you to modify its internal diameter.
The adjustable gastric band is placed in the upper stomach, reducing the capacity of the stomach to receive food. This feeling of fullness and satisfaction facilitates compliance with the dietary program for the patient. Thus, this is a restrictive method for the treatment of obesity.
Are you a candidate for an adjustable gastric band / lap band?
Obese patients with a BMI above 30 without metabolic diseases are good candidates for this procedure. Patients may need have their band adjusted from time to time, so patients who do not have regular access to a physician properly trained in gastric band adjustments should not consider this procedure as well as patients with severe gastroesphageal reflux or Barrett Esophagus.
What is Duodenal Switch?
The Duodenal Switch (DS) is the combination of two operations, with different purposes, developed in the last 50 years to treat obesity:
- Vertical gastrectomy. With it stomach size is reduced by 80% (restrictive) in order to eat less, and a second part,
- Biliary-Pancreatic bypass, reducing, absorptive, effective length of the small intestine and thus the ability to absorb ingested food (Malabsorptive).
It is therefore a mixed or hybrid surgery. Neither factors (restrictive or poorly-absorptive) is carried so far that it alters the individual function and is designed for restrictive and malabsorptive join functions so that side effects are minimal.
Are you a candidate for duodenal switch?
Obese patients with metabolic syndrome who can have access to a permanent nutritional and psychological follow up are excellent candidates for this procedure. Duodenal switch patients must be very committed the post-operative routine and be willing to follow a nutritional supplement program in order to prevent malnourishment. Extremely obese individuals are typically not good candidates for this procedure due to the technical difficulty of carrying out the operation.