Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, MD.
Those struggling with obesity and who have failed to lose weight through dieting or exercise – don’t give up because there are still effective options. One of which your doctor is likely to recommend is a results-driven surgical weight loss approach, known as bariatric surgery.
He has a lot of experience with post-bariatric surgeries for over ten years. Bariatric surgery patients are different in the sense that you need to be close to them to know how much excess skin you can take off and how many surgeries you can do simultaneously. He considers the most suitable procedure for the patients and he does what he feels comfortable with.
Who is Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez?
Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez Gomez is a well-established bariatric and metabolic specialist practicing in the epicenter of medical tourism, Tijuana, Mexico. Gutierrez is classified as a double board-certified bariatric surgeon, which is extremely rare in countries like Mexico, with only a handful of surgeons obtaining this surgical expertise and industry knowledge.
What sets Dr. Alejandaro Gutierrez apart is his vast training in the United States – as a trainer, leader, special guest, and attendee. This global training has earned Gutierrez multiple accreditations, certifications, and awards that very few can achieve in an entire lifetime.
His most famous accomplishment is FACS member, the most prestigious and exclusive bariatric surgery credential from the Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS – Based in the United States).
What We Offer
Dr. Gutierrez can offer the best available weight loss surgery. He continues his training often in the latest in surgical strategies. Some of the surgeries you may qualify for include:
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is the most universally accepted approach to bariatric care in both the United States and Mexico. It offers the greatest combination of safety and success.
With this technique, Dr. Gutierrez removes between 75% and 85% of the stomach pouch while leaving the gastrointestinal tract intact. This process decreases the size of the stomach while also reducing ghrelin – the hormone responsible for hunger. The average weight loss after gastric sleeve is 60% excess weight.
Unlike other forms of bariatric surgery, the gastric sleeve also comes with fewer complications or food restrictions. In most cases, it is performed laparoscopically and is a minimally invasive surgery.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass was considered the premier option for bariatric surgery before gastric sleeve and is still performed regularly today.
It involves rerouting a portion of the stomach through the intestine. This way, the body doesn’t have time to digest all of the calories. This is known as a “malabsorption” technique, preventing the absorption of calories in food.
Gastric bypass has been shown to promote excess weight loss by 65%. It is a safe surgery but does require specific food restrictions and lifelong nutritional supplements, among other lifestyle changes. Yet, it remains an excellent option for weight loss.
Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery
Most bariatric surgeries require permanent changes to the body. One of the few exceptions is gastric banding, with brands such as Lap-Band and Realize Band. The LAP-Band is a silicone ring that is placed over the top of the stomach. It prevents large amounts of food from entering the stomach and helps you feel full faster.
Adjustable gastric banding is reversible. It does not provide the level of weight loss that other procedures produce, such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. It can come with complications such as acid reflux. This may push many people to consider removal or switching to a different type of bariatric surgery. But for many, it is still a popular option that can help promote weight loss in the right individuals.
Learn more about Gastric Banding (LAP BAND) in Mexico
Duodenal Switch Surgery
For select patients, the duodenal switch may be the preferred option.
Part of the stomach pouch is first removed to decrease hunger and food intake. The small intestine is then also rerouted so that a large portion of the small intestine is skipped. This reduces the amount of time food spends in the stomach. The small intestine continues to create digestive juices at various stages of the digestion process.
The Duodenal Switch is currently the most effective weight loss surgery available for severe morbid obesity. This has an average excess weight loss of 70%. However, it is also one of the most complex operations and comes with many food restrictions and nutritional needs. Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez reserves the duodenal switch only for patients that are in immediate need of this type of surgical intervention.
Weight Loss Surgery Revisions
In addition to the above bariatric surgeries, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez also performs bariatric surgery revisions.
- switching from gastric band to gastric sleeve
- converting gastric sleeve to duodenal switch
- addressing any complications with your bariatric surgery
Patient Care and Compassion
His 5-star ratings have one thing in common – his patient care, compassion, and attention are bar none better than any U.S. facility or doctor. He has the highest ratings in bedside manner and speaks excellent English. He will answer all of your questions and some when you meet him for your weight loss procedure!
Weight loss surgery has been proven successful due to a variety of techniques. The process can be up to 65% excess weight loss or more. It also helps manage and eliminate obesity-related diseases. See how Dr. Gutierrez is improving bariatric surgery in Mexico through becoming Board-Certified
The United States has the highest costs for medical care yet is ranked 15th in healthcare. For those that are self-pay or under-insured, elect for weight loss surgery in Mexico. Dr. Gutierrez was trained in the latest surgical advancements and techniques to provide a safe alternative to US-based healthcare.
Bariatric Surgery in Mexico
Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez has performed hundreds of weight loss surgeries for those in the United States and Mexico. He is one of the leading choices for medical tourists and offers some of the most affordable and safe bariatric surgery.