Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, MD

Chief Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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Improve Your Health With Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Healthy Living? Start Exercising to Boost Weight Loss

Many people turn to weight loss surgery to improve their obesity and set on a path for better overall health. This is often not their first attempt to obtain a healthy weight and usually comes after trying out several diets and exercise plans. Weight loss surgery can provide a dramatic decrease in weight and improve overall health. Studies show that weight loss results are enhanced when exercise is utilized. Continue reading

Migraines Can Significantly Improve with Weight Loss Surgery

Migraines Can Improve After Weight Loss Surgery

New research findings show that weight loss surgery has the ability to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches or eliminate them altogether. The study was released by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and looks at how many obese individuals received relief for their migraines. While there is still a debate about the possible link between being overweight and getting migraines, there is no doubt this study found positive and expected results. Continue reading

Post-Operative Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Post-Op Diet for Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass Patients

We will cover the post-operative diet that applies to patients with gastric surgery, including Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) and RNY Gastric Bypass (RGB).

Why is the Post-op Diet Necessary?

The dietary restriction is required after surgery since there is a lot of adjustment done resulting in swelling and inflammation caused by both sleeve and bypass. In sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is reduced and a narrow channel is created where food travels through. In gastric bypass, a Gastrojejunostomy is created (anastomosis between the stomach and the proximal loop of the jejunum) with a tiny pouch as a new reservoir to hold food. These changes mandate the patient to start from liquids just following the surgery, to soft mushy food, and slowly progress to solid food. Continue reading

Louisiana Valenzuela, MD to attend Advanced Course in Mini-Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed by Dr. Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzulea, MD, recently attended the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases course in mini-gastric bypass (MGB)/gastric bypass single-anastomosis (OAGB). Continue reading

Weight Loss Surgery Can Reduce or Cure Diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery Can Reduce or Cure Diabetes

While there are many obesity-linked diseases, perhaps none is as dangerous and as common as diabetes. The risk for diabetes increases dramatically the higher your body mass index, or BMI, as those struggling with morbid obesity that has a BMI over 40 are 600% times more likely to have diabetes than those with a BMI in the “normal” weight range, and countless more have pre-diabetes and other related diseases.

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Weight Loss Surgery Boosts Libido and Intimacy

Weight Loss Surgery Boosts Libido and Intimacy

There are many different factors that go into sexual desire. Feeling romanced, finding a trusting relationship, sharing an attraction with your partner, and avoiding stress can all play a significant role in boosting your libido. But there is also a great deal of evidence that weight plays a role in libido as well, and those that lose weight may be able to restore their sexual desire and engage in more intimate behaviors.

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Heidi’s Amazing Success Story and Before, After Photos

Weight Loss Surgery Testimonials, Success Story

Heidi Before, After Success Story

My testimonial: My name is Heidi Mortensen. I am a nurse in Washington State. Prior to surgery with Dr. Valenzuela, I had done a ton of research. I knew I wanted the gastric sleeve, but to get it done in my state it would have cost me $24,000 out of pocket, and that was only the doctor’s fee. That didn’t include anesthesia and hospital stay. I knew this wasn’t an option financially, so I started researching different companies in Mexico. MBC had amazing statistics regarding complications, and at a fraction of the cost. Continue reading

Weight Loss Surgery May Help With Urinary Incontinence for Male and Female Patients

Weight Loss Surgery May Help With Urinary Incontinence for Male and Female Patients

A new study suggests that bariatric surgery procedures may help ease urinary incontinence symptoms in both men and women. Obesity is the major risk factor associated with urinary incontinence, a medical condition that causes individuals to leak urine. Weight loss surgery helps obese people to lose weight, which in turn helps with bladder control. Continue reading

Obesity in America: Statistics on Costs and Much More

Obesity in America

In the United States, more than a third of the adult population is considered to be obese. This translates into 78.6 million adults or 34.9% of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity is more than a matter of being comfortable or having the ability to do the things that you want. Individuals that are obese face many other health problems in their lifetime because of the obesity including such things as type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and even some types of cancer. Continue reading

Gastric Bypass Reversal May Not Reverse Hormone Changes in Body

Gastric Bypass Surgery Study

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is the most common type of weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, performed in the United States. There are many reasons for this, from a high level of success from previous patients to the fact that it is reversible, unlike the sleeve gastrectomy. A small stomach pouch is made during the gastric bypass procedure, which helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food they eat. However, this isn’t the only reason it is so effective. Gastric bypass is also known to change certain hormone levels in the body, increasing the metabolism and even fighting off diseases like type 2 diabetes, and reducing the risk of cancer. Patients who choose to have the procedure reversed can rest easy because the reversal may not mean a change in their hormone changes, according to a recent study that appeared in the journal Diabetologia. Continue reading

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