Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico – Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve SurgeryUndergoing gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico can save you thousands of dollars, while still undergoing gastric sleeve with a qualified bariatric surgeon.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez, is capable of performing gastric sleeve surgeries in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (depending on scheduling).

Dr. Alejandro Lopez, and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Osuna, both perform gastric sleeve simultaneously helping to ensure low complication rates. 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 malabsorbtive 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

Our Gastric Sleeve Package:

  • Hospital & Hotel stay
  • Pre/Post-Op Medication
  • Surgery & Anesthesia
  • Ground Transportation

Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is new bariatric surgery performed laparoscopically. This procedure is designed to give obese patients a life-time 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.

Other surgeries that require digestive track changes, such as rny gastric bypass surgery, can permanently impact the patients 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 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.

Who is a Good Candidate

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-morbidites, for example type 2 diabetes or hypertension, would be even better candidate for weight loss surgery.

The ideal age range should be between 18 to 65, but Dr. Lopez does make exceptions. 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 Sleeve Surgery

The cost of have Dr. Alejandro Lopez preform laparoscopic sleeve surgery depends. Sometimes patients who are older than ideal or who are significantly overweight introduces more complexity in the surgery and most 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 in Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico is an ideal place to undergo weight loss surgeries of all types because of its location, full-service hospitals, expert surgeons like Dr. Alejandro Loepz and its low price. 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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