Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a weight loss surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico. She graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in 2002. Since focusing on bariatric surgery, Dr. Valenzuela performed about 2,000 weight loss surgeries.
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was trained under Juan Corvala, MD. She is a leader in Medical Tourism, and performs surgeries with Dr. Ismael Cabrera. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was an assistant of the American College of Surgeons in 2008, the assistant at the World Endoscopic Surgery Congress and the assistant of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Congress.
Weight Loss Surgeries Performed
Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Dr. Valenzuela can perform gastric sleeve surgery laparoscopically. Gastric Sleeve Surgery, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a primarily restrictive bariatric procedure.
Gastric sleeve reduces the size of the stomach by 85%, thereby making the patient feel fuller faster. Gastric sleeve is well-known, and the most performed procedure in Mexico.
Gastric Bypass Surgery – The roux-en-y gastric bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically. Gastric Bypass Surgery, otherwise known as rny gastric bypass, is a restrictive and malabsorptive weight loss procedure.
This procedure reroutes the small intestines which will induce malabsorption – thereby reducing caloric intake. Gastric bypass is considered the “gold standard” of weight loss surgeries – because of it’s expected weight loss and clinic research to reversing comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes.
Gastric Banding Surgery – Dr. Valenzuela performs a lap band surgery. Gastric banding, known colloquially as a Lap-Band system or REALIZE system, which is a restrictive weight loss procedure.
Gastric banding uses an implant to reduce the capacity of the stomach – this reduction in capacity will make patients feel fuller faster. The Lap Band procedure was performed hundreds of thousands of times in the United States and is reversible.