My 600-lb Life Struggle Ended in Mexico

Dr. Rodriguez Lopez completed a bariatric surgery on a highly obese patient in November 2020. A resident of Oregon, Shannon is 5′ 2″ tall and measured around 600 pounds with a body mass index of over 100.

Like many others without insurance coverage, Shannon changed her life course and chose Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) to receive the popular Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) procedure.

Before and After of 600 lb. Life

Patients gain energy, self-image, and self-worth undergoing VSG.

Bariatric procedures, such as gastric sleeve surgery, change the body’s setpoint and cause rapid, sustainable weight loss. In this operation, the most significant part of the stomach is removed (about 80%) to reduce calorie intake and decrease appetite.

Shannon’s surgical treatment with Dr. Lopez at Mi Doctor Hospital went well without any complications, such as leaks or bleeding. Operating on a severely obese patient is challenging and requires a superior bariatric surgeon.

Super Specialist Surgeon

Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez is an advanced bariatric surgeon leading laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries worldwide. He is recognized as a “Super Surgeon” for his skills in performing hard-to-do surgeries. Scholars are traveling from all over the world to observe him during operations.

Dr. Rodriguez Lopez - 600 lb Bariatric Surgeon

Christian Rodriguez, MD, has operated 4,000+ successful bariatric procedures to date. He is well-versed in duodenal switch, RNY bypass, reversal, and revisional bariatric surgeries, as well as 600-pound patients.

Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Baja, California. He has training in both laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures by renowned doctors like Salvador Flores.

Complicated Bariatric Procedures

Bariatric and metabolic surgery is considered one of the most effective means for rapid and long-term weight loss that cures underlying medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

Patients with overweight problems lose at least 55–75% of excess fat in the first two years. You qualify for this practical tool if you are between 16 to 62 years old and have a BMI of over 30.

Here are the specialized bariatric procedures offered by MBC surgical teams;

  • Duodenal Switch (DS): The DS and its variation SADi-S utilize sleeve and bypass components designed for a BMI of 45+.
  • Revision Surgery: Revision of previously failed surgeries like the gastric sleeve to bypass and open-incision vertical banded gastroplasty to duodenal switch.
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: It’s a non-surgical procedure that shrinks the stomach or pouch performed through the mouth.
  • Reversal Surgery: Roux-en-Y bypass can create excessive malabsorption over time and may need to be reversed or converted to a sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Band Revision: Removal and revision of lap-band is a common practice at MBC.

See all of Dr. Rodriguez Lopez’s surgeries he performs

About Mexico Bariatric Center

Mexico Bariatric Center® is an affordable quality weight loss surgery provider in Tijuana and Guadalajara. Our doctors have extensive training and certifications from the United States and Mexico in performing advanced minimally invasive procedures.

The collision of two pandemics, obesity, and coronavirus, has made people need to trim down and live healthy lives. MBC has mandatory COVID protocols for all its patients to ensure everyone’s safety.

With billions of people overweight, bariatric procedures are often the last resort for patients who have tried and failed diet and exercise programs. Mexico Bariatric Center® is the only resort for patients who don’t qualify and cannot afford surgery in the United States and Canada.

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