Gastric Sleeve Surgery Guide

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico can save you thousands of dollars, while still having a qualified, trusted bariatric surgeon to perform the procedure.

During Gastric Sleeve Surgery, a part of the stomach is removed and a new sleeve or tube shape is created to restrict the amount of food the patient can eat at one time. This surgery is irreversible and is only successful if the patient changes the way they eat and takes a lifelong commitment to become healthy.

The gastric sleeve procedure is performed laparoscopically with a few small incisions (1/4 to ½ inch) on the stomach. Gastric sleeve surgery typically takes an hour and patients stay in the hospital for approximately two to three days.

Weight Loss Surgery Experts has bariatric centers in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (depending on scheduling). Our gastric sleeve prices are competitive and can help patients beat obesity in just a few weeks. Contact our helpful staff today for more information.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, or Gastric Sleeve Surgery, is a very popular, widely accepted bariatric surgery. Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is a restrictive weight-loss surgery that doesn’t produce any ill malabsorptive side effects. The general principle is making patients eat less, by reducing the size of their stomach into a “vertical sleeve” shape thereby making patients fuller faster.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is new bariatric surgery performed laparoscopically. This procedure is designed to give obese patients a lifetime assistance in losing weight and/or maintaining weight.

This permanent bariatric surgery works by reducing the size of the stomach as much as 80%. This reduction of the stomach capacity forces the patient to consume smaller portions throughout the day, helping aid weight loss.

The stomach is reduced by cutting the stomach “vertically,” then stapling the stomach closed. The advantage of cutting the stomach allows the hormone that produces appetite to be reduced, inducing further weight loss.

As mentioned before, several small incisions are made on the abdomen in which a laparoscope is inserted. This device has a tiny camera and a light that allows the surgeon to see pictures of inside the stomach on a computer screen. The surgeon will remove about three-quarters of the stomach and create a new stomach in a tube or sleeve shape. This will span from the esophagus to the small intestine. This helps aid digestion and limits the amount of food that is absorbed in the body, leading to weight loss.

After surgery, a patient may feel body aches, temperature changes, changes in energy levels, dry skin or mood changes. They all relate to losing weight rapidly.

Other surgeries that require digestive track changes, such as rny gastric bypass surgery, can permanently impact the patient’s dietary habits. However, gastric sleeve surgery lacks digestive track changes, thus allowing patients to consume their normal eating habits (with the widest range of foods and drinks as possible).

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

After the surgery patients can expect 50% of their excess weight in 6 months, and roughly 56% in 12 months. Some can lose up to 60% of their excess weight in 6 months. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy’s complication risks are comparable to gastric banding and less than laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass. Patients can lose weight for 2 or 3 years after surgery.

Typically weight loss with gastric sleeve surgery is slower than that of a gastric bypass patient. According to the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center, patients lose 50 to 80 percent of their excess body weight within a year after surgery. Overall, the gastric sleeve surgery will make a patient more full faster, which limits what they eat and in turn, drives them to lose weight.

Many individuals who are extremely obese or have specific health problems are not eligible for gastric bypass surgery. For these patients, the gastric sleeve procedure is done in order to help them lose weight and become healthier, so they can safely endure gastric bypass. This process usually takes two to three years.

Who is a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Being a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery ideal is a person’s BMI, and their health standing. If somebody is more than 100 pounds overweight and as a BMI over 40 – they are considered good candidates. A person with 40+ BMI and co-morbidities, for example, type 2 diabetes or hypertension, would be an even better candidate for weight loss surgery.

The ideal age range should be between 18 to 65, but exceptions can be made. To know exactly whether you’re a good candidate please contact us below. Other factors including whether you can afford the surgery, or travel safely to Tijuana, Mexico are also important to consider.

Cost of Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The cost of gastric sleeve in Mexico vs the United States just depends. Sometimes patients who are older than ideal or who are significantly overweight introduces more complexity in the surgery and must be adjusted for. Gastric Sleeve surgery is a lot less than you might think, contact our helpful staff today to get a quote.

Why Have Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed in Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico is an ideal place to undergo weight loss surgeries of all types because of its location, full-service hospitals, with expert surgeons and low cost. These factors are what drive patients by the hundreds who are seeking to self-pay for weight loss surgery.

If you decide to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, you’ll be operated at the medically-advanced Hospital Mi Doctor. This hospital is not a clinic nor a surgery center, but a full-service hospital. Having vertical sleeve surgery performed in a  hospital operating room is key to reducing risks and a successful surgery.

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