5-star rated bariatric surgeon is one of the highest recommended doctor in Mexico. The level of patient care, compassion, and attention are bar none better than any U.S. facility or doctor. Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is above all 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!
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. Gutierrez apart is his vast training in the United States – as a trainer, leader, and speaker. This global training has earned him 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).
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:
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 65-75% excess weight in one year. Unlike other forms of bariatric surgery, the gastric sleeve also comes with fewer complications and less food restrictions.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the above bariatric surgeries, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez also performs bariatric surgery revisions.
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.
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.