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Do you feel helpless to stop eating so much? Transform Your Life with a gastric balloon procedure.

Do you feel as if your stomach is a runaway train? Is what you are doing not producing results? Do those extra pounds seem glued to you permanently? Achieve your weight loss goals with a safe and effective solution. Meet the gastric balloon.

Welcome to MediHealth Mexico, and welcome to Tijuana! Tijuana, or TJ as it is fondly called, is the ultimate medical tourism destination. Come to Mexico to transform your life! Our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced medical experts are here. They will guide you throughout the gastric balloon process. We offer several other weight loss procedures as well.

Our gastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical option. It is a type of bariatric procedure. It helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite and creating a feeling of fullness. The procedure is innovative and minimally invasive. It typically takes just a couple of hours’ stay in the hospital. The goal is to restrict the amount of food you can consume. As a result, you start losing weight naturally, without requiring risky surgeries or intensive diets. However, it is a temporary solution only. It is meant to get you on the right path in terms of lifestyle changes. It will help you jump-start better nutrition and exercise habits. If this doesn’t work you may need a more invasive procedure with long-term results.

Here at MediHealth, our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest level of care. We will support you throughout your weight loss journey. We start with an initial consultation to understand your situation. It is free, so book one today!

Then we will discuss your case with our experts. Remember, we are a medical tourism referral agency. Once our staff has identified the appropriate solution and clinic for you, we will introduce you to them. They will help you with your logistical questions. These include travel and lodging as well as your post-op care. We realize that traveling to a foreign country like Mexico may be scary. Perhaps you’ve never left the comfort of your city or town before. But don’t worry. We’re just a phone call or email away should you need help. So that is our part.

But, is gastric balloon Right for You?

The easiest way to find out is to book a free consultation with one of our experts.

The gastric balloon can be a life-changing procedure. But it’s essential to determine if it’s the right option for you. The procedure is best for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above. These people have tried other weight loss methods without sustainable results. It’s important to consult a medical professional. They will assess your suitability for the gastric balloon procedure.

The medical professional will evaluate your overall health. They will look at your medical history. And ask you about your weight loss goals during the consultation. They will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the Gastric Balloon. Their goal is to address any concerns you may have. It is critical to have realistic expectations and a commitment to making lifestyle changes. Your success depends on this.

There are no standard norms that dictate whether a person is a suitable candidate for a Gastric Balloon. Doctors use the general guidelines that apply to all bariatric procedures. These are weight loss procedures. Your team will consider existing comorbidities. These may include hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia (abnormal levels of lipids), etc.

There are other factors that may rule out a gastric balloon. For example, previous gastric surgeries. Or if you have had ulcers. Emotional imbalance may also play a role. Finally, you have to answer this question for yourself as honestly as you can. Are you willing to follow the prescribed follow-up care plan?

Sometimes a gastric balloon is recommended for extremely obese patients. The balloon is used as an interim step only. It helps the patient lose weight in preparation for their bariatric procedure.

Possible problems.

Most problems that we have seen are minor. They usually are resolved with medical treatment or changes in your diet. Examples of drawbacks might include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. If the symptoms persist, the amount of liquid may have to be reduced in adjustable balloons. It is also possible that the balloon may have to be removed ahead of the intended plan.

Other reported problems include gastric reflux, and gastric or duodenal ulcers. In rare cases the balloon may shift its position and block the small intestine which would need to be corrected.

Studies have shown that the use of certain medications in combination with the gastric balloon have contributed to the greatest loss of weight. Just as importantly, these methods also prevent weight regain. Your medical team will advise you on the best combination for you.

There are no hard numbers as to the total number of gastric balloon procedures performed annually. There is no centralized global database. However, manufacturing data, news articles and research studies indicate that you are not alone. There are tens of thousands of people worldwide that seek a gastric balloon. The procedure is well-studied. And our experts are highly experienced in the field.

Before the procedure.

Preparing for the gastric balloon procedure is essential to achieving your weight loss goals. Your medical team will provide you with specific instructions. Make sure you follow them in the weeks leading up to the procedure. These instructions may include dietary changes, exercise guidance, and medication adjustments.

It’s important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet before the procedure. This will help prepare your body for the changes it will undergo during and after the gastric balloon placement. It’s also advisable to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption to have the best results.

Plus, it’s essential to have a support system in place during your weight loss journey. Inform your family and friends about your decision to do this. Seek their support. A strong support network can make a significant difference in staying motivated. They can help you stay focused on your weight loss goals. As you make lifestyle changes, your support group may want to join you. You and your friends could find yourselves visiting a gym routinely. Or perhaps going together for a jog or a bike ride. The options are endless.

How the procedure is done.

During the procedure, you will be under sedation to ensure your comfort. The medical professional will insert a deflated silicone balloon into your stomach. They will go through your mouth using an endoscope. Once the balloon is in place, it will be filled. Surgeons typically use either air, a sterile saline solution, or a combination of both. It depends on the type chosen by your doctor. If the balloon uses air, it can stay in the stomach up to four months. For the balloons filled with liquid, they can remain in the stomach between six and 12 months. Liquid-filled balloons contain a blue die. This helps detect if there is a leak.

Some gastric balloons contain a small amount of radiopaque material. This makes them easily visible on X-rays. The balloon takes up space in your stomach. It creates a feeling of fullness which reduces your appetite.

After the gastric balloon is successfully placed, you will be monitored for a short period. The staff will want to ensure there are no problems. Once stable, you will be discharged with specific post-procedure instructions and a follow-up schedule. Your driver will take you back to your hotel or other residence.

Your team will want to be sure you are ready to go home. Once your wellness is confirmed, you will be free to return home. If you traveled by plane, you will be taken back to the airport.

Post-Procedure Care and Lifestyle Changes.

The success of the gastric balloon procedure depends on your commitment to making lifestyle changes. While the balloon helps reduce your appetite and control portion sizes, other changes are necessary. You need to adopt healthy eating habits. Regular exercise is also essential to achieving long-term weight loss.

After the procedure, you will be on a liquid diet for a few days to allow your body to adjust. Your medical team will provide a detailed meal plan and nutritional guidance. Consuming nutrient-rich foods and avoiding high-calorie and sugary drinks and snacks is crucial.

As mentioned, regular exercise is a crucial aspect of your weight loss journey. Consult with your medical team to determine the appropriate exercise routine. This will depend on your health and fitness level. Including physical activity into your daily routine will aid in weight loss. It will improve your overall health and well-being. Remember to include your support group. They can help you develop and keep a daily routine. Make it a fun activity you all enjoy. Exercise does not need to be boring or tedious.

In addition, attending regular follow-up appointments is very important. The staff needs to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Your medical team will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your weight loss journey. We want to make sure you stay on track and achieve optimal results.

Once the balloon reaches the end of its life, it will be removed the same way it was inserted. The medical team will use an endoscope through your mouth. The procedure is just as simple and painless as it was to insert the balloon.

Why Tijuana, Mexico?

First a little bit of background. Founded as a ranch in 1889, Tijuana is now a city of roughly 2 million residents. The region was initially inhabited by the Kumeyaay people. TJ has become a renowned medical tourism destination. It attracts patients from all over the world. What made this possible?

Tijuana is about 20 miles from San Diego, right over the border with Mexico. The city is easily reached by air and land. You can fly into San Diego where clinical staff will meet you. You can drive yourself to the city. Or fly into the Tijuana airport. It is the fourth busiest airport in Mexico. It is served by several airlines including Aeromexico, Volaris, Calafia, Hainan and VivaAerobus.

The city is a unique blend of Mexican heritage, American influences, and a constant influx of migrants from all over Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. It is close to all the charms of Southern California and the Pacific Ocean. It boasts many quality hotels, sports venues, a casino, and restaurants to please any palate. The city is renowned for its street food, especially tacos, as well as its innovative fine-dining scene. Explore Avenida Revolucion. It is the heart of the tourist zone lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. You will find live music, dancing and theatre events. Places like the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) hosts exhibitions and performances. All housed in an iconic spherical building.

The Mercado Hidalgo offers a taste of a traditional Mexican market. It offers food, crafts and local products. And if you like the beach, enjoy Playas de Tijuana, a short drive from downton. And speaking of drives, there are various day trips available. TJ is also the gateway to the magic of Baja California. Baja is known for its beautiful beaches and desert landscapes. Explore the wineries of Valle de Guadalupe. Or the coastal town of Rosarito. And the delightful city of Ensenada is about 65 miles south. Of course, this is just a bonus. We know you would not be coming here to enjoy the sights.

Over the years its location and low cost of living has attracted many health experts and clinics. As the cost of health care in other countries has sky-rocketed, Tijuana has become a viable alternative. Patients can save anywhere from 40% to 80% on dental work compared to US costs. Typical procedures are dental implants, tooth extractions and braces.

Weight loss surgeries are especially popular. You can expect similar savings to those for dental procedures. Together these weight loss procedures are known as bariatric surgery or surgeries. The different types include not just the gastric balloon but others. You may know them as gastric sleeve, gastric bypass surgery, vsg gastric sleeve, stomach gastric sleeve, gastric sleeve gastrectomy, gastrointestinal sleeve, roux bypass and gastric sleevectomy. Whether any of these is a better alternative for you will depend on your medical team. Remember, book a free consultation today. No need to delay your journey any further.

Plastic surgery is also quite common. This includes breast implants, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, face lift, butt implants and liposuction. Given the significant weight loss achieved with bariatric surgeries, post-bariatric plastic surgery is often a necessity.

Just because you’re paying less does not mean you are getting less. On the contrary. The quality of care and expertise offered in Tijuana is on par with global standards. Many physicians have earned their credentials in the US, Canada, or Europe. And they are certified to practice in Mexico. They will make sure you receive the best possible treatment during your medical procedure journey.

Passionate and Committed Medical Team

Our team comprises passionate and committed medical experts who possess in-depth knowledge in their respective areas. We understand the importance of treating each patient as a unique person. We believe in open communication and building trusting ties with our patients. We listen carefully to your concerns. We want to know your goals, and desires so we can tailor our solutions in a way that works for you.

Person-Centered Care

We care about your physical health. We care about your emotional and mental well-being as well. We recognize that everyone faces unique challenges in their health journey. Our broad approach ranges from stress management to building emotional resilience. We want you to feel supported every step of the way and provide a safe space to share your concerns and goals.

Enduring Commitment

Inspiring better health is a commitment that doesn’t end with a doctor’s visit or adopting a healthy habit. It is an ongoing journey that spans a lifetime. We pledge to be by your side every step of the way. We want to celebrate your achievements and provide you support during difficult times. Our passion lies in seeing each of you thrive and transform in your quest for a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey to better health. We are here whether you need medical solutions, educative information, or a place to feel understood. Together, we can inspire better health in every aspect and discover the potential for a whole and vibrant life.

Start your change today! Experience the life-changing benefits of a Gastric Balloon. Say goodbye to excess weight and hello to a healthier, happier you. Book your free appointment today!