Sleeve Gastrectomy, commonly known as Gastric Sleeve Surgery, is the fastest growing bariatric surgery in the world today. This procedure is overtaking what used to be known as the “gold standard”, RNY gastric bypass. The sleeve gastrectomy changes the body’s metabolic thermostat (set-point) and is a durable and long-term treatment of obesity. Average weight loss is comparable to gastric bypass with fewer potential complications and side effects.

The normal human stomach can expand to hold around 1.5 liters of food. With gastric sleeve surgery, the surgeon removes up to 85% of the greater curvature of your stomach. The operation is performed laparoscopically, making it look like a banana-shaped tube or sleeve, thus the name “sleeve” gastrectomy. Laparoscopic surgery improves the healing process and has other advantages, such as less bleeding.

Here we would like to showcase patients who had the gastric sleeve and share their stories in videos, pictures, and testimonials.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patient Videos and Testimonials

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Success Stories

Below are various gastric sleeve before and after photos from real patients who have undergone weight loss surgery in Tijuana with Mexico Bariatric Center – losers bench. Mexico Bariatric Center® uses an evidence-driven approach to Mexico gastric sleeve surgery along with aftercare and nutrition support. This is why we have some of the most beautiful patient transitions ever!

If you’ve undergone surgery with MBC, we encourage you to send us a testimonial or photos – please contact us.

Gastric Sleeve Success Story - Before and After Picture

“Surgery date October 9, 2017.. before pictures were taken the day before my pre-op diet started. Starting weight 284 lbs and I currently weigh 191 lbs just 6 months after having the gastric sleeve surgery.. down 93 lbs! I can not thank Dr. Gutierrez and his team enough for helping me change my life.

I had an amazing experience with no complications whatsoever. Everyone was so friendly and answered all of my questions and eased any fears I had. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering going for bariatric surgery.”

Gastric Sleeve Success Story Timeline 1 year - Before and After Picture swimsuit

“My starting weight was 210 my current weight is 149. My surgeon was Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez. I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without the surgery has completely changed my life. Almost a year to the date with seeing how much success I’d had, my husband got the surgery and within four weeks he’s already down 35 pounds. I can’t think you and your company enough!!!”

– Danielle, former Mexico Bariatric Center patient

Solange - Gastric Sleeve Success Story Testimonial Before and After Photo

“Still going strong, even though some days feel hard than the others. Thanks to my husband for being my greatest support. He helped pick some cute outfits last week! Thank you, babe ??! Also, thank you MBC and Dr. Valenzuela!

Procedure date: Jan 2019
SW 200
CW 154
GW 125

– Solange, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Maria: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

  • Before/After Time: 8 Months
  • Before: 256 lbs. After: 164 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

Maria lost over 75 pounds in six months and looked incredible. With gastric sleeve surgery, many patients can expect to lose sixty pounds or more in six months. View her gorgeous before and after photos and read her decision to go to Mexico Bariatric Center.

View Maria’s Incredible Transformation with Gastric Sleeve >>>

Maria-Before After Photo-Gastric Sleeve Patient

Lauren: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

Lauren-Before After Photo-Gastric Sleeve Patient
  • Before/After Time: 5 Months
  • Before: 270 lbs. After: 203 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

Lauren is on her way to weight loss success after losing 70 pounds in almost five months with Gastric Sleeve. Lauren chooses Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela to perform the surgery in Tijuana. “Left: 270 pounds, Right: 213 pounds. 57 pounds down! I was sleeved on 3/3/15. Hoping to be down to 170 before the end of the year.

Rusty: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

  • Before/After Time: 4 Months
  • Before: 370 lbs. After: 220 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Rodriguez Lopez
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

I was sleeved on October 21, 2017. I am a 48-year-old male that is 6’7. At my heaviest, I weighed over 370 pounds. I was at 360 when I started my procedure. I currently weigh 220.4 pounds. I lost 140 pounds in 126 days. I know my results are probably not typical but I am living proof that it can be done.

View Rusty’s Incredible Transformation with Gastric Sleeve Experience >>>

Rusty - Lost nearly 200 lbs. with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery VSG

Gabriela: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

Gabrielle Before_After Gastric Sleeve VSG
  • Before/After Time: 1 Month
  • Before: 292 lbs. After: 222 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

My name is Gabriela. I recently had the Gastric Sleeve procedure done by the team at Mexico Bariatric Center. It was an amazingly positive experience, in one month I am now free of insulin and blood pressure medication.

Yes, I have lost weight but the health benefits that this surgery has brought into my life are much more than just a loss of pounds.

Gabriela Gastric Sleeve Testimonial*

Anonymous Patient: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

Past Patient - VSG Gastric Sleeve Success Story Testimonial
  • Before/After Time: 8 Months
  • Before: 230 lbs. After: 112 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Rodriguez Lopez
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

This patient lost over 116 pounds of weight in 10 months after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. She looks fantastic and attributes her success to the aftercare support she received from Mexico Bariatric Center.

Robert: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

  • Before/After Time: 7 Months
  • Before: 296 lbs. After: 206 lbs.
  • Doctor: Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I had my gastric sleeve surgery on May 15th, I have lost 90 pounds so far and have eliminated just about all of my medications. I am down to 206 pounds and hope to be down 100 pounds at my one year mark in May.

– Robert VSG Testimonial

Robert-Before After Photo-Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patient

Savannah: Gastric Sleeve Success Story

Savannah - 1 Month After Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
  • Before/After Time: 44 days
  • Before: 305 lbs. After: 257 lbs.
  • Surgery Type: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG)

This is my before 304.2 pounds (June 1) and after 257.4 pounds (August 14). Seven and a half weeks out from surgery and down a total of 47 pounds! I can’t believe what a difference there is in such a short time. Thank you so much MBC and everyone on the MBC Facebook Support group! I can’t wait to see where my journey takes me later in life.

– Savannah, Gastric Sleeve Experience

More Gastric Sleeve Stories and Experiences

“I had surgery at Mexico Bariatric Center on September 24, 2013. I am a healthcare professional, and I have nothing but praise for this center. Dr. Valenzuela was my surgeon along with her assistant, the Internist, and Dr. Miguel Garcia. My anesthesiologist was Dr. Gallardo. From the pick-up at the San Diego Airport to the check-in at the hotel. Going to the clinic the next morning, lab draws, meeting my surgical team and having the surgery – all FIRST CLASS…”

Roberta (Gastric Sleeve Success Story, September 2013)

“Doctor Valenzuela was excellent! Personable, knowledgeable, professional, confident, patient. My experience from our driver, host, all arrangements, doctors, nurses far exceeded my expectations. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.”

Cindy (Gastric Sleeve Success Story, Dec. 2012)

“I’m home and feeling great and missing Tijuana, and it’s beautiful people. Christy, you have been so supportive and thoughtful during my journey. I know that I would have never traveled to Tijuana for surgery had it not been for you and your knowledge concerning bariatric surgery. I will never forget how you assisted me while making one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made in my life!

“You were so right when you said that Dr. Valenzuela, Dr. Gutierrez and Dr. Lopez are the top bariatric surgeons in their field! They are very trained and skilled specialists who care for their patients. I trusted Dr. Valenzuela with my life and was completely at ease. They are real experts and in my opinion, are the best bariatric surgeons in their profession! I will recommend them to everyone considering bariatric surgery (I’ve already had a few phone calls from people in my area).”

“I loved Dr. Gallardo, Dr. V’s anesthesiologist, was marvelous! Dr. Gallardo spent so much time with me making sure that I was comfortable and that I understood the entire procedure. I’ve never been so cared for by medical staff and will never forget my remarkable experience in Tijuana. The whole nursing staff was professional and accommodating. I have never had such outstanding medical care in my life! I was completely at ease the entire time at the Mi Doctor Hospital. Daniel was so supportive while looking after my husband; I cannot say enough about Victor! What a gentleman and kind soul!”

“The Hyatt Hotel was stunning, and I loved the high-end shopping center that was so close to the hotel. Everyone in Tijuana was so welcoming and friendly. What I saw was nothing like I thought Tijuana would look like. Tijuana is a beautiful place, and I will return.”

“Christy, I was treated like royalty by the entire staff at the Mi Doctor Hospital also by Karla, Victor and yourself. I will never forget the compassionate and kind-hearted people I met during my life-changing voyage!”

= Marilyn Gastric Sleeve Surgery Success Story

“Not only did I want to thank the incredible team you put together who made my journey an amazing one, but I also wanted to give kudos to everyone on an individual basis. My unparalleled patient coordinator, Cindy, is the one who put me at ease about traveling out of the United States for surgery. She probably went above and beyond to make me comfortable with my decision to the point where I would now call her friend. Dr. Valenzuela and her team did a delicate surgery, and I recommend her highly whenever anyone on the support forum is searching for a surgeon, but mostly I want to thank you for making this all possible. I am now excited to see where my future takes me!”

– Cheri Nichols Testimonial*
Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date:
December 12th, 2014

“It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, my self-esteem is now 100% up. All the clothes I have now are according to my age; I do not wear big clothes. I just feel better, I’m happy, and with so many goals to achieve. I just have a few months, but I am very happy with the results!! Everything was just perfect, I felt very comfortable with the surgeons. All the medical team, and the nurses in the hospital!! About the recovery, in just 1 week I was at school and in my regular life. I never had a problem with vomit or anything; it was excellent!!”

Karla’s Bariatric Surgery Testimonial*
Initial Weight:
249 lb BMI: 39.7
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date:
December 18th 2010
After Pic:
April 2011

“I feel very happy with my results!!! I’m really happy and healthy now!! Right after my surgery I started walking and swimming, that’s my best exercise!!! Thank you for all of your help, I’m married now and very happy! Thank you so much!”

Fernando’s Bariatric Surgery Testimonial*
Initial Weight:
328 lb BMI: 50.37
Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date:
January 29th 2009
After Pic:
February 2011

“Now from before the surgery, I did not have any health problems, but now everything is easier for me. Now I can walk, I can run, and do everything, and I feel just great. My surgery was very good, and I keep losing weight constantly, and of course, I love the way I look today!! I feel very thankful with all of you, thank you so much!”

Rebecca’s Gastric Sleeve Success Story*
Initial Weight: 250 lb BMI: 41.6
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date: February 3rd 2011
After Pic: December 2011

Are You Ready for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is a restrictive weight loss procedure that provides high expected weight loss. The gastric sleeve can help patients lose up to 70 pounds within six months.

We hope that these prove to be inspirational if you too are looking to undergo weight loss surgery. If you have any questions or would like to get started on your journey to gastric sleeve success, feel free to contact us and a patient coordinator will guide you through our process.

Mexico Bariatric Center has helped thousands to get quality and affordable gastric sleeve surgery pricing in Mexico. The costs for our all inclusive package starts at only $4,395. The gastric sleeve has been shown to reduce excess weight by estimated 65%. Become a gastric sleeve success story today!