Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, MD

Chief Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Year: 2015

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

New Study Claims Bariatric Surgery Can Rewire Brain

New Study Claims Bariatric Surgery Can Rewire Brain

According to this new study by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, people who go under the knife for weight loss surgery are less attracted to food after the procedure than those who just elect to diet to lose weight. American scientists looked at the brain scans of 16 people who lost weight from bariatric surgery and 15 patients who lost excessive weight through dieting. The study’s researchers found that those who had gastric banding surgery showed less interest in food presented to them following their operations. Those who lost weight the traditional way found food more meaningful. Continue reading

Obese Teenagers at Higher Risk for Kidney Damage Or Abnormal Kidney Function

Obese Teenagers at Higher Risk for Kidney Damage Or Abnormal Kidney Function

According to a new study by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one in 5 severely obese teenagers show abnormal kidney function. This study was presented on April 25 at the National Kidney Foundation’s 2014 Spring Clinical Meeting. This is the first study to document kidney function associated with a large group of obese teenagers. Continue reading

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Boasts No Patient Complication Rates for the 2014 Year

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Boasts No Patient Complication Rate in 2014

(PRLEAP.COM) January 3, 2015 – Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, a metabolic and bariatric surgeon, boasts no complications, deaths or major incidents for her weight loss surgery patients for 2014. Dr. Valenzuela works for Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), the #1 provider of weight loss surgery in Mexico. Continue reading