Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, MD

Chief Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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Bariatric Patients Approved for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Bariatric Patients Approved for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Bariatric surgery is the term reserved for weight loss surgeries. They include procedures like gastric bypass, lap-band, and a lesser known procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy. It is a newer procedure that is now being approved for a larger quantity of obese individuals. Its benefits include a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure and excellent long-term results. Continue reading

How Additional Physical Activity Helps Weight Loss

How Additional Physical Activity Helps Weight Loss

A recent study shows that every additional minute you exercise, it helps tremendously. If you have been trying to lose weight and are struggling with the exercise portion, this is actually good news for you. Even if you do not exercise for an hour or so every single day, it doesn’t mean you won’t lose weight. This recent study, conducted by the American Journal of Health Promotion, shows that for every extra minute of physical activity you get throughout the day, you are further improving your weight loss. So if you only got in a 20-minute walk today, don’t beat yourself up over it; it is still great progress. Continue reading

Weight Loss Surgery Helps the Entire Family

Weight Loss Surgery Helps the Entire Family

The Archives of Surgery continues to release new data offering up benefits for getting weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass. The newest is a study on how one family member getting the surgery helps the rest of the family become healthier as well. Among the results, were close family members also eating healthier and becoming more active following a parent or sibling who got the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. Continue reading

Weight Loss Surgery Offering Hope for Genetic Obesity

Weight Loss Surgery Offering Hope for Genetic Obesity

Genetic obesity is a trend of obesity occurring in families who have a fat-related gene. It makes it difficult for them to lose weight or maintain their weight, because of this gene. Thanks to a new study, appearing in the April issue of Cell Reports, weight loss surgery shows a benefit for individuals with these obesity genes. The gene responsible for storing and burning fat just might be changed with bariatric surgery. Continue reading

Weight Loss Surgery as a Dieting Tool

Weight Loss Surgery as a Dieting Tool

For many people who have dieted their whole life, weight loss surgery is merely a part of their weight loss journey. Many commit to a lifestyle change when weight loss surgery is scheduled because the experience is more real. Not only do many have to lose so much weight before surgery, but it also means that the process is beginning and major changes need to be made to continue weight loss after the surgery occurs. According to ABC News, there are many weight loss surgery myths that should be debunked. Here are some of our favorites! Continue reading

Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?

Weight Loss Surgery

Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?

Ultimately, severe obesity is a chronic medical condition that is very hard to treat. For some people, bariatric surgery helps them by restricting the amount of food they can ingest. It makes significant changes to one’s stomach and intestines. Often, this obesity is due to a problem in the digestion tract; the body is poorly digesting food or passing food along too fast into the body, which absorbs extra calories. Continue reading

Dr. Carlos Altamirano Joins Louisiana Valenzuela, MD Team

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), a weight loss surgery facilitator, welcomes Dr. Carlos Altamirano to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela’s surgical team. The addition of Dr. Altamirano to Dr. Valenzuela’s team, makes the team the most sought after in Mexico. Joining Dr. Valenzuela’s surgical team, Dr. Altamirano is a well-trained competent surgeon that will bolster MBC’s offerings.

– View Press Release: http://24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/dr-carlos-altamirano-joins-mexico-bariatric-center-in-tijuana-354423.php

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

If you’re suffering from obesity, you may want to consider weight loss surgery in Mexico. Every year thousands of the United States and Canadian travel to Tijuana – Mexico to undergo bariatric surgery.Tijuana_Mexico-1

The driving force behind all this medical tourism is the cost-savings of thousands of dollars. Undergoing surgery without insurance coverage can cost upwards of $20,000 –  by traveling to lower cost providers in Mexico, patients can save $10,000 or more. Continue reading

Obesity Statistics in Canada

Obesity Statistics in Canada

Obesity StatisiticsCanada’s obesity problem is not as severe as the United States, but is still staggering. Currently, 61.1% of adult Canadians are either overweight or obese.  Rates are continuing to rise, researchers are predicting that in 2040 70% of 40-year old adults will be overweight or obese.

Researchers suggest that obesity will cost the Canadian economy roughly $4Billion (in US dollars) per year.

Currently, Canada ranks 35th on the list of fattest countries. Continue reading

Why Undergo Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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Tijuana Next to San Diego

Tijuana-San Diego MapThe largest city on the Baja California Peninsula, Tijuana is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Mexico. Tijuana is part of the general San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. Americans can get low-cost bariatric weight loss surgery by just a short trip across the border. Tijuana is one of the most culturally rich nations in the world. The unique cuisine, the races and the gambling that leaves your adrenaline skyrocketing, make Tijuana a must visit.

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Jai Alai Fronton Palace

One of the most famous tourist places in Tijuana is the Avenida Revolucion (Revolution Avenue). You can spend some time there and take a walk.  At the southern end of Avenida Revolución is a remarkable tower, Torre de Tijuana built as the landmark structure for the Aguas Calientes Casino and Spa. You might also want to buy some of the local handicrafts on sale as low-cost souvenirs. Among the most amusing sights, you can found there is the Zonkeys-Zebras. Don’t miss out on these icons!

While in Avenida Revolucion, check out the Jai Alai Fronton Palace. First opened in 1947, the palace was originally a court to play the game of Jai Alai. This beautiful monument is now a concert hall for live shows. Continue reading

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