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Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana, a weight loss surgery that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect. The restrictive portion of the surgery involves removing approximately 70% of the stomach (along the greater curvature) and most of the duodenum.

Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana

A patient should be super obese with a BMI of over 70 to even consider this procedure.

Is a very effective form of bariatric surgery available for super obese patients. This revolutionary surgical procedure may help extremely overweight patients lose weight in a short period of time and keep it off. The duodenal switch surgery is definitely not right for every patient, however, and Dr. Hidalgo can evaluate if it is right for you.

The incisions performed in the procedure.

During duodenal switch surgery, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo performs a partial gastrectomy where the outer margin of the stomach is removed, leaving a small, tubular stomach. Then, the first section of the small intestine is divided into two sections. One section, called the alimentary limb, is connected to the stomach pouch.

The normal function of the organ isn’t compromised; rather, only its size is reduced. Unlike other gastric bypass procedures, the pyloric valve and the duodenum will remain intact. The preservation of the pathways will allow food to pass through the stomach and intestines with ease, and your body will be able to absorb a healthy amount of nutrients throughout the digestive process. Additionally, during duodenal switch surgery, Dr. Hidalgo will rearrange the layout of the small intestine to differentiate the flow of food from the flow of stomach bile and pancreatic juices.

By adjusting your small intestine, he can restrict your caloric intake while your food breaks down in your digestive tract. Fat absorption will be limited throughout the process as your food makes its way into the large intestine.

Advantages & benefits of a Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

  • 2-3 HOURS



This surgery takes about 2 to 3 hours. The patient should lose up to 80% of their excess weight.

*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

Duodenal Switch Surgery

Most common questions about
Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

How long does it takes to heal after Duodenal-Switch-Surgery?

The Expected Recovery should plan to remain in the hospital for 2 to 3 days. Patients are generally able to return to work after 2 weeks and can expect a full recovery within 4 to 6 weeks, once the incisions have healed completely.

What can you Not eat after Duodenal-Switch-Surgery?

After any weight loss surgery at Hidalgo Bariatrics, our team of professionals will help you to create a nutrition and lifestyle plan so you can experience successful weight loss, you also have access to our post-surgery support group. bariatric We will recommend that you continue with a post-operative diet based on smoothies, proteins, and soft food at the right time.

Can you gain weight after Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

Weight regain is a possibility for all bariatric procedures, however, duodenal switch patients have shown the least likelihood of regaining unhealthy body weight.

How long you should stay at the hospital after Duodenal-Switch-Surgery?

After the procedure, you need to stay at least two nights so we can take care of you by monitor and assisting you as needed. Your diet will be limited to only liquids for two weeks and gradually integrate soft food and finally solids.

How long you rest after Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

You need to rest the first two weeks and after that start walking around to discourage blood clots after a month you need to increase your activity, after two months you will need to do an exercise routine. Depending on what work you do for leaving you will be able to return after one or two weeks.

Why undergo a Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

The low-cost option in Tijuana is one of the many reasons American and Canadian residents avail the benefits of the procedure without paying thousands of dollars for the same procedure in other countries.

Tijuana, Mexico is only a few miles from San Diego, California which is well connected with all cities in North America with an international Airport.

Tijuana is quite Americanized so you will feel a culture very similar.

Some Facts about Duodenal Switch Surgery in Tijuana

See other Weight loss surgery procedures in Tijuana you may interest in.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana with Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo can provide great results with minimal risk.

  • Substantial Weight Loss
  • Reduced Hunger
  • Less Invasive & Revisable Procedure

Mini Gastric Bypass

Lose up to 70 Percent of Excess Weight with Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Tijuana Mexico.

  • 1-2 Hours
  • 70% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana can not only help you to lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.

  • Significant Weight Loss
  • Improved Health
  • Enhanced Quality of Life

Gastric Sleeve Revision

If you have a Lapband in place and have not had success we can help you fix or repair your past surgery failures.

  • Problem with the Gastric Sleeve.
  • Gastric sleeve to a Mini Bypass.
  • Full RNY Bypass for weight loss success

Gastric Bypass Revision

Errors during the initial surgery, poor dietary habits, and other complications can compromise the effects of your procedure

  • Versatility
  • Dramatic Results
  • High Success Rates

Bariatric Revision Surgery

If your initial weight loss surgery falls short of your expectations, it can be heartbreaking. However, there is hope.

  • Versatility
  • Dramatic Results
  • High Success Rates

Lap Band System

The LAP-BAND system is designed to significantly reduce your stomach’s capacity to hold food. You will feel fuller faster and longer.

  • 45 Minutes
  • 60% Weight Loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Balloon

The Intra-Gastric Balloon procedure in Tijuana takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The patient may lose up to 30% of their excess weight in 6 months.

  • 30 Minutes
  • 30% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Plication Surgery

The Gastric Plication surgery in Tijuana takes about 1 hour. The patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.

  • 1 Hour
  • 55% Weight Loss
  • 2 Years to reach goal

Duodenal Switch Surgery

If you suffer from weight-related health problems like hypertension, hyperlipidemia or hard to control type 2 diabetes, you may qualify for this procedure.

  • 2-3 hours
  • 80% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal
  • Not suffer from dumping symptoms

Mommy Makeover

If you have multiple cosmetic concerns, Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo and his team can combine procedures into a plan known as a mommy makeover.

  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Thights
  • Arms

About the practice

What is the best practice for you? Contact us and Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo team will explain you all procedures and logistic for any bariatric surgery.

  • Arrival
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Weight loss surgery

Hidalgo Bariatrics patients speak for themselves and show how Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo helps people improve their health and life on a daily basis. Our Bariatric center has become a common destination for patients mainly from Canada and United States who are looking for weight loss surgery at low cost but with great quality and above all the safety that a patient needs. talk to our team of experts they will help you to coordinate your trip to Tijuana Mexico and clarify any questions you may have about the process, which includes the treatment you will receive, facilities and everything related to your procedure.


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