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Warm and friendly medical care in Mexico - Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Maytorena

Mexico is a very popular destination to travel, not only for its endless touristic destinations, natural landscapes, geographical diversity and magical towns, but also for the warm and friendly treat from our people.
On the last decade, Mexico has emerged as one of the top destinations for medical tourism, welcoming thousands of foreign patients to provide them a wide variety of services and treatments of the highest quality for a significant lower cost, compared to the rest of the world.
But, what make us different from other destinations?Definitely our people! Our cultural richness through history and nowadays, has allowed us to develop respect for every other human being, no matter their race, religion, sexual preference, ideologies, etc. Our foreign visitors end up choosing Mexico to undergo different sort of medical treatments while simultaneously taking a vacation, relaxing and recovering in a warm and friendly weather.
Mexico has traditionally been among the most visited count…

Something you didn’t know about Dr. Maytorena

At Long Term WLS/VSG we are committed to offer a high quality medical experience in Tijuana Mexico. Our team has the most qualified surgeons, doctors and nurses to provide you a professional approach and the best weigh loss results to our patients.
It’s very important to us, to make you feel comfortable and secure, that’s one of the main reasons why our Leading Surgeon Dr. Jorge Maytorena became part of our team… Dr. Maytorena has a strong work ethic as a doctor and surgeon; he went to medical school with the purpose of helping and improving people’s lives through medicine. But is not only his good heart what have made him a recommended a trusted surgeon, he has a clean record of quality and excellence in every one of his surgeries, this has a lot to do whit his medical training and constant education.
Beside of being a Certified bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Maytorena is also a Trauma Surgeon; he spent over 3 years at Tijuana Red Cross as part of his training (The Red Cross of Tijuana treats…

Premium medical attention with human approach - Long Term VSG

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In Long Term WLS/VSG, we truly care about each of our patients; our mission is to provide long lasting, weight loss results through bariatric surgery.For us, is not all about the money;Dr. Jorge Maytorena and our team are highly compromised to offer personalized medical attention of the maximum quality, providing a real opportunity to change our patients’ lives for the best.
As part of his vocation and ethics, our surgeon, Dr. Maytorena is strongly focused on individualized care and has a genuine interest in helping those in need. This was his main motivation to attend medical school and dedicate his life to medicine. 
In Long Term WLS/VSG, you will not only receive premium medical attention but also a service with human approach. We work hard to understand your needs. We make efforts to provide an excellent experience in our facilities, and a healthy/safe trip to go back home. 
We understand that traveling to another country for a surgical procedure might be difficult or frightening, so…

Bariatric patient awareness: Important things you should know when choosing a bariatric surgeon in Tijuana Mexico

Having bariatric surgery in Tijuana Mexico can lead to a healthier lifestyle and the permanent weight loss results, without mentioning lowering the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.
In order to choose the right surgeon and the right procedure, it is important that patients do some research. However, they should acknowledge all the types of information present online. Patients who have gone under bariatric surgery in Tijuana Mexico, many times share their experience in different media outlets, resulting in positive or negative. Some of them who have achieved successful results, take this as an opportunity to become ambassadors and start getting commissions for their recommendations, which is something you should to take with a grain of salt.
Here are some hints to recognize these types of patients, who often: Invite you into a private conversation on a bariatric forum, send you an inbox message or chat.Talk negative about other doctors.Offer to escort you to the clinic and stay with …

How Much Weight Will I Lose After Gastric Sleeve?

How many pounds will I lose after surgery?... This is the most popular and common question of our patients, a very logical and reasonable doubt before taking a life changing decision... But unfortunately we cannot provide and exact number of pounds because every patient has different BMI, lifestyle, and characteristics.. 
What we can assure you is that after Gastric Sleeve (VSG), people generally lose from 80% to 90% of their excess weight... But remember that Gastric Sleeve is not a "magic cure", the amount of weight depends on a number of factors; excessive, diet, lifestyle, and your overall commitment to changing old and bad habits... It also includes patients who have followed their post operative guidelines and patients who have not.
Its very important to keep in mind that are patients who lose less and some other that lose much more, but the ultimate success from VSG comes from setting the proper expectations and making a commitment with yourself to change your habit…

Why should I choose Long Term WLS -VSG for bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery has become one of the most popular solutions for people who want to lose weight in a permanent way...
For those who seek a more economic option, Tijuana, Mexico is always a good place to start. The first thing you have to do is find the best surgeon at the most convenient price. There are several options to choose from; however Long Term WLS / VSG is the best alternative, as it offers multiple benefits and high quality procedures for a much lower price than those offered in the US and other competitors on this side of the border.
For example, if you take a look at companies such as A lighter Me they offer Gastric Bypass at $5,900 USD. Or compare Mexico Bariatric Center with an estimate of $6,195, or Dr. R. Kelly’s price at $7,500 and Bariatric Pal’s at $5,800. Long Term provides this procedure at a more affordable $5,500 USD. There is no lower price available.
One of the most popular procedures is Gastric Sleeve... Long Term’s already low regular price of $3,499. There…

Our practice is not all about the money! – Weight loss surgery with Long Term WLS

You might heard about the changing lifestyles according to different times, eras, society’s, etc… the actual reality is that our current lifestyle in America and many other countries became less active than it used to be in the past; many people use buses and cars rather than walking or using bicycle, most people have sedentary jobs or work in offices where they’re sitting for most of the day, recreational or outdoors activities became replaced by digital entertainments where the person spend long period of time sitting or partially moving… Adding the fact that the majority of the people don’t have enough time to exercise daily or prepare their food at home, and they end up eating fast food with poor nutrition elements. This means that the calories they eat are not getting burnt off as energy, instead, the extra calories are stored as fat, leading to weight gain. Without lifestyle changes to in increase the amount of physical activity done on a daily basis, or reduce the amount of calo…

Common Mistakes after weight loss surgery

Assuming bariatric surgery is a cure for obesity – As we always remark to our patients, bariatric surgery is not a “magic bullet”, is a tool to help improve obesity and introduction to a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss surgery itself does about 40 percent of the work but the remaining 60 percent must come from the patient and their new lifestyle habits. “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”Not taking vitamins, supplements, or minerals – This is extremely important, bariatric patients will be on a very low carb diet after surgery and will not be getting all the nutrients they require through their diet. Every weight loss patient has specific nutritional need depending on the type of bariatric surgery, therefore it is essential that patients get in contact with a nutritionist to provide the patient supplements to maintain adequate levels of vitamins and miner…

Types of bariatric surgeries!

Types of bariatric surgeries! Know your options for weight loss surgery.
If you’re considering going through weight loss surgery, you might want to learn about the various types of procedures to choose what’s best for your goals, health, and lifestyle… Being informed before for weight loss surgery and talk it over with you surgeon it’s a great decision, both of you will decide what’s best according to your personal needs!
In general term, a bariatric surgical procedure restrict the amount of food intake, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsoption achieving greater and maintainable weight loss results. Nowadays, a weight loss surgery can be performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).


Open Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery
Each type of bariatric surgery can be performed as a laparoscopic or open procedure, this is only referred to how abdominal cavity is entered and not the type of surgery being performed. Du…

Weight loss surgery - Things to know before you trip back home

Most of our Bariatric patients stay from 2 to 4 days in our facilities to rest and recover after surgery, during this phase the patient will be taking care and monitored by our qualified staff of nurses and doctors; making sure that your comfortable, safe and healthy for your flight back home…
Even though our staff and bariatric surgeons are going to guide you during recovery providing you all the information and resources to go back home without complications, feeling prepared for the post-op recovery process, we want to share you some tips and recommendations for a safer and better comeback…
WALK, WALK, WALK! – If you’re flying or driving back home for a long period of hours, you should try to make an extra effort to change positions frequently while sitting, and mostly important; walk around every 20 – 30 minutes during your trip… It will help you to stimulate blood circulation and avoid a higher risk of developing a blood clot.DON’T FORGET TO TAKE A BLOOD THINNER! – Taking your blo…

Medical tourism in Tijuana Mexico – Weight loss surgery

Medical tourism in Tijuana Mexico – Weight loss surgery
Proudly located in Tijuana Mexico, Long Term WLS/VSG offers a team of certified and professional surgeons, high quality facilities and a very affordable price to all of our patients… Tijuana city has become one of the most important borders in the world, welcoming every day thousands of persons for medical, business, traveling and many other proposes…
Located about 20-25 minutes from San Diego, California; we are prepared to offer every one of our patients the best medical services. Many people travel from other countries, especially U.S. and Canada to get a medical treatment for an affordable price with high standards and quality.
For many years our city was involved in a high crime wave, affecting the image and perception of Tijuana around the world... The Mexican government put all his strength and resources to resolve the security problem, leaving in the past that regrettable situation that affected citizens and visitors, work…

What is Revision surgery? - Weight loss surgery

Revision Surgery in Tijuana Mexico
Revision surgery is a surgical procedure for patients that have experienced an unsatisfactory result from a previous bariatric procedure; either had complications or have not successfully achieved weigh loss results from the initial surgery. 

When is Revision Surgery appropriate? Weight was re gain after previous weight loss surgery: Research shows that up to 20% of patients who were morbidly obese prior to their initial surgery and up to 35% of patients who were super obese have gained back more than 50% of their excess weight after 10 years..Not enough weight-loss: Patient wants to achieve greater weight loss results... Results may vary after weight loss surgery according to the patient; healthy and effective weight loss depends on following the post operatory diet and guidelines, remember that the sleeve is only a tool to reduce and limit the food intake, but is up to you to choose the type of food you are putting in to your body to reach long term w…

Celebrities weight loss secret!

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There is no shame on losing weight with surgery!... Many people that you know have been through weight loss surgery, every day, more and more people are taking this life commitment without you even know… Why?... Bariatric Surgery is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity and health issues related with it, this is achieved removing a portion of the stomach (Gastric Sleeve, DuodenalSwitch…), restricting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (Gastric Bypass) or reducing the sizes of the stomach with Gastric Band…
Now, if you’re wondering how is that some of your friends and family, or even celebrities suddenly lose so much weight?... We share you their secret! Yes, many of them achieve their weight loss goals changing their eating habits, enrolling in to a gym or sports routines, others try to inhibit their hunger through medication, and many other crazy methods to lose weight…  But some of these options still not work for you, sometimes your lifestyle or me…