Mini Gastric Bypass

Do you have a high BMI that would increase the risks of traditional gastric bypass surgery?

With a mini gastric bypass (single anastomosis bypass) by Bariatrics Health Mexico, you can experience all the benefits of a gastric bypass with less rerouting.

Bariatrics Health Mexico in Puerto Vallarta, Jal., can help you experience long-term success with mini gastric bypass surgery.

What Is Mini Gastric Bypass?

Like gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery in which the stomach is reduced and the small intestine is rerouted. However, while a gastric bypass bypasses a large portion of the small intestine, mini gastric bypass bypasses less of it, and involves only one surgical rerouting (anastomosis) rather than two. Therefore, mini gastric bypass surgery is a less complicated surgery than gastric bypass, with a shorter recovery time.

Gastric bypass surgery and mini gastric bypass surgery combine restrictive and malabsorptive effects for weight loss. With these bariatric surgeries, you'll eat less, have a reduced appetite, and absorb fewer calories with each meal. During your consultation, we can help determine whether gastric bypass or this simplified version will benefit you the most.

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The Benefits of Mini Gastric Bypass by Bariatrics Health Mexico

Weight Loss

Patients who receive mini gastric bypass often lose up to 70% of their excess weight. With this weight loss comes increased confidence, access to different clothing options, fewer weight-related medical conditions, and more.

Simpler Surgery

Due to the single anastomosis (surgical rerouting) in mini gastric bypass surgery, the surgery is simpler and has a lower complication rate than gastric bypass.

Shorter Procedure

Gastric bypass surgery can take up to two hours to complete. Mini gastric bypass can often be completed in an hour because it's a simpler surgery than gastric bypass.

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The Cost of Your Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass both start at $6,000 with our Puerto Vallarta practice, much less than you could expect to pay in the United States and Canada. With our all-inclusive packages, we make things easy for people from outside the country to travel to us for care. Your mini gastric bypass package will include:

  • The price of mini gastric bypass surgery
  • Ground transportation
  • Preoperative testing
  • One night in the hospital
  • Three nights in a hotel
  • A consultation with our nutritionist
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Exploring Candidacy
for Mini Gastric Bypass

Before you can move forward with your weight loss surgery, you will have to complete a free virtual or phone consultation with our team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. During this consultation, our team will discuss your:

Overall Health

Aside from your obesity, you should be healthy enough to undergo surgery and recover from anesthesia. You should quit smoking in the months leading up to your surgery and the months after to aid in the healing process. If possible, try to kick the habit altogether.

Previous Weight Loss Efforts

Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and mini gastric bypass should all be a last resort when it comes to weight loss. Patients must have tried nonsurgical means to achieve their weight loss goals, like diets and exercise.

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

Mini gastric bypass may worsen the symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you have GERD, you may be a better candidate for a gastric bypass.


Generally speaking, bariatric surgery candidates have a BMI of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 with a weight-related medical condition, like sleep apnea, hypertension, or type 2 diabetes. If you have an especially high BMI, it can increase certain risks of a traditional gastric bypass surgery, making a mini gastric bypass an excellent alternative. During your consultation, we will be able to recommend the safest and most beneficial procedure for your needs.

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The Mini Gastric Bypass Procedure With Our Team in Puerto Vallarta

Your mini gastric bypass surgery can take as little as one hour to complete.
Your mini gastric bypass surgery can take as little as one hour to complete.


We will administer anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.


Your board-certified bariatric surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen.


They will insert a laparoscope and surgical instruments through your incisions.


Your surgeon will perform your mini gastric bypass. Your stomach will be reduced in size and alterations will be made to your small intestine.


Your surgeon will remove the surgical instruments and close your incisions.

Recovering After Surgery

You will spend one night in the hospital in Puerto Vallarta so our team can ensure you're recovering properly. You can then spend the remainder of your recovery in your private hotel room. You will have to abide by a special diet for several months as your stomach heals.

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Achieving Healthy Weight Loss With Mini Gastric Bypass

After mini gastric bypass surgery in Puerto Vallarta, there are some simple things you can do to aid in your long-term success. These include:
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Eating a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and lean meats will allow you to feel full and keep you from gaining weight. We also recommend taking a daily multivitamin to make up for the fact that your body won't absorb as many nutrients after your gastric procedure.

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Exercising Regularly

After you're cleared by your doctor, you are encouraged to take regular walks. A few months after your gastric procedure, we encourage you to perform aerobics, resistance training, and strength training. Some popular exercises include swimming, hiking, jogging, and weight training.

A Gastric Sleeve May Be A Better Fit Our Doctors Will Recommend the Right Treatment for You

A gastric sleeve is a procedure in which about 80% of the stomach is removed, giving the stomach the appearance of a sleeve. With a smaller stomach, you'll eat less, feel full faster, and have a decreased appetite. This combination leads to healthy, consistent weight loss.

If you have GERD, a gastric sleeve may make it worse. Our bariatric surgeons may recommend gastric bypass instead. We will find a weight loss surgery that works for you.

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Bariatrics Health Mexico

Welcome to Bariatrics Health Mexico. We proudly offer affordable bariatric surgical procedures in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Our team of bariatric specialists is led by Dr. Sergio A. Del Hoyo and Dr. Christian O. Ramirez. Our professional affiliations include: 

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases
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