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Versus Obesity, your trusted surgical team

Because our main concern is your health, we perform only internationally accredited procedures, with the most modern surgical team and the best prepared specialists.

Gastric sleeve

In this procedure we remove 85% of the gastric tissue, mainly the gastric fundus and the greater curvature of the stomach. The gastric fundus contains Ghrelin secreting cells (Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates appetite). In this way, we create a new tubular shaped stomach whose capacity is only 3 ounces.

These changes give a Gastric Sleeve:

  • Lower gastric capacity for food
  • Less nutrient malabsorption
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss that achieves control of obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension

In-hospital stay: two nights.

Recovery time: two days of rest at home and then we recommend moderate duty for a month (e.g. office work).

This surgery is ideal for patients with type I obesity or greater and with obesity-related diseases and without severe gastric reflux or previous bariatric surgeries.

Gastric bypass:

In this procedure, we divide the stomach in two, creating a new one called gastric pouch which has less capacity (1 ounce). Subsequently, we create 2 anastomoses (joints between the digestive tract). One between stomach and small intestine; and another between 2 segments of the distal small intestine. These anastomoses generate 3 separate intestinal limbs. The first one or alimentary “Roux” limb that will bring food from the new gastric pouch. The second one or biliopancreatic limb, that will take the digestive juices of stomach, pancreas and bile. And the third one or common channel where digestion begins and absorption of nutriments takes place.

Some of the benefits of a Roux-en- Y Gastric Bypass are:

  • Lower gastric capacity for food
  • Less absorption of calories and nutrients
  • Decreased gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hormonal and weight changes that help control diseases such as diabetes and hypertension

In-hospital stay: two nights.

Recovery time: two days of rest at home and then we recommend moderate duty for a month (e.g. office work).

Ideal for patients with type II or greater obesity and with obesity related diseases. Patients with gastric reflux disease and obesity. Patients with failed previous bariatric surgeries.

Intragastric Balloon:

It is an outpatient endoscopic procedure that is performed with intravenous sedation type anesthesia.

It consists of placing endoscopically an expandable balloon-shaped device inside the stomach which is filled with approximately 600 ml of saline solution.

This balloon should be removed by another endoscopic procedure 6 months later.

In this period of time the balloon competes with food which generates:

  • Lower gastric capacity for food
  • Increased satiety

In-hospital stay: outpatient procedure.

Recovery time: 24 hours at rest at home and then moderate duty is recommended for 1 week (e.g. office work).

Ideal for mild overweight or as a “step” procedure to prepare for another major bariatric surgery.

Laparoscopic Bariatric
Surgery

With this method, the surgery is performed through small incisions and with rapid recovery.

Benefits of
laparoscopic surgery

LESS PAIN, LESS SCARRING AND QUICK RECOVERY.

- Rapid recovery
- Lower risk of hernias
- Lower risk of wound infections

Cholecystectomy

This procedure involves removing the gallbladder through small incisions. The patient has a much faster recovery and lower risk of hernias and wound infections.

We perform this surgery in patients with:

  • Symptomatic cholecystolithiasis or cholecystitis: Gallstones or “stones” in the gallbladder with symptoms (pain). Acute or chronic onset
  • Asymptomatic cholecystolithiasis: Gallstones equal or greater than 2 cm (3/4 in)
  • Biliary sludge with symptoms
  • Slow emptying gallbladder with symptoms
  • History of biliary pancreatitis or gallstones in the bile duct (choledocholithiasis).

In-hospital stay: 24 hours.

Recovery time: two days of rest at home and then moderate duty is recommended for a month (e.g. office work).

Anti-reflux surgery

It is the surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and helps solve the symptoms of “heartburn.” It is done through small incisions in the abdomen. The patient has a much faster recovery and lower risk of hernias and wound infections.

Ideal for patients with:

  • Acid and bile gastroesophageal reflux without obesity
  • Barret’s esophagus (intestinal metaplasia) considered precancerous
  • Hiatal hernia

In-hospital stay: 24 hours.

Recovery time: two days of rest at home and then moderate duty is recommended for a month (e. g. office work).

Hernia surgery

Hernia defects of the abdominal wall are repaired using a mesh whose function is to strengthen the site and to provide a tension-free repair. The patient has a much faster recovery and lower risk of wound infections.

Repairing a hernia prevents complications like incarceration of bowel and in worst cases intestinal strangulation which leads to necrosis, sepsis and a higher mortality.

Ideal in patients with different types of hernia:

  • Inguinal (unilateral or bilateral)
  • Umbilical
  • Post incisionals
  • Femoral
  • Epigastric

In-hospital stay: 24 hours.

Recovery time: 1 day of rest at home and then moderate duty is recommended for a month (e.g. office work).

Appendectomy

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common urgent surgical diseases. The risk of perforation and peritonitis with sepsis increases in a matter of hours as the evolution time is prolonged. Laparoscopic appendectomy early allows:

  • Quick recovery
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Short hospital stay

In-hospital stay: 24 hours.

Recovery time: 1 day of rest at home and then moderate duty is recommended for a month (e.g. office work).

General Laparoscopic
Surgery

Laparoscopy is an innovative minimally invasive technique, that allows to perform general surgery procedures with smaller incisions (0.5 to 1 centimeter). Special instruments are introduced through each incision. A high-tech camera called a laparoscope assists the doctor with enlarged images in real time. You will have less pain, less recovery time, smaller scars and a quick return to everyday life.

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Testimonials

They have already decided to change their lives and have relied on Versus Obesity.

A year ago my life changed completely thanks to Dr. Daniel Islas and his team, my surgery fought all the health problems that it presented at the time, now I am completely changed both physically and emotionally, without a doubt I dare to face this challenge It is the best decision I could have made, I am happily sure that I put my life in the hands of the best team, thanks Dr. Daniel.

Maria Fernanda Palacios Rodríguez Patient

Undoubtedly the best decision of my life 🙂 It's been so recently that I performed the surgery and my life changed wonderfully. Thank God for putting me in the hands of the best Dr Daniel Islas This surgery overcame my health problems years of not being able to control my diabetes. Thank you very much to Dr Daniel Islas and all his great team for successfully and without any complications taking my case always to the pending of my 🙂 great vocation and human quality without a doubt the best option. 🙂 Undoubtedly the most wonderful month of my life I am very happy.

Vero Santos Patient

Excellent Doctor very professional I recommend it widely.

Enrique Hernandez Navarro Patient

I've been operated for 4 years! Super recommended, excellent service, excellent equipment, 100% excellence.

Mone Smily Macs Patient

Excellent Surgeon, it changed my life! I highly recommend it for the excellent treatment, excellent surgeon, no complications in my surgery. I performed Gastric Sleeve and I carried -34 Kg, the best decision of my life. There is no doubt that I was in the best hands!

Daniela Baezal Patient

Totally recommended, it solved all my doubts, it was super clear with me and always respected my decision making process. The post-operative care was incredible. I definitely recommend him and his team. More than professional!

Mayra Martínez Patient