Gastric Sleeve Surgery Guide
Undergoing Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico with Medical tourism can save you thousands of dollars. While still having a qualified, trusted Mexico 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. This restricts the amount of food the patient can eat at one time. This surgery can’t be undone and is only successful if the patient changes the way they eat. It also 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.
There are Weight Loss Surgeons 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 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 long term 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 that allows the surgeon to see pictures of inside the stomach on a computer screen. The device is also evaluated by the FDA beforehand.
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.
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 fifty to eighty percent of their excess body weight within a year after surgery.
Overall, the gastric sleeve surgery will make a patient feel full faster. Which limits what they eat and in turn, drives them to lose weight.
Many individuals who are suffering from morbid obesity or have specific health problems are not eligible for gastric bypass surgery. The gastric sleeve procedure is done in order to help them lose weight so they can safely endure gastric bypass. This process usually takes two to three years. But there are also other options such as lap band.
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. However individual results may vary. If somebody is more than 100 pounds overweight and as a BMI over 40 – they are considered good candidates. A person with 40+ BMI, co-morbidities, type 2 diabetes or hypertension, would be a good 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 significantly overweight introduce 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 for weight-loss surgeries because of its location, hospitals, 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 Hospital Mi Doctor. This hospital is not a clinic nor a bariatric 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.