Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

If you have tried and failed to lose weight with diet and exercise, Gastric Sleeve in Mexico is a safe, effective, proven, and long-term solution to overcome obesity through sustainable weight loss.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a minimally invasive operation done through tiny incision(s) in the abdominal wall to resect a large part of the stomach. The newly-formed pouch is a small reservoir for food to reduce caloric intake and helps make portion control a lifelong habit. The patients also experience decreased hunger, improved satiety, and remission of obesity-related diseases like diabetes. MORE FREEDOM, MORE LIFE!

Mexico Bariatric Center® is the premier choice for the Reinforced Gastric Sleeve Surgery™, which can save you up to 75%* on affordable, all-inclusive packages with fair and transparent pricing. Find out if you are eligible and receive a personalized quote by filling out the Health Questionnaire.

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How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), reduces the stomach volume by 80% via cutting it and reshaping it to resemble a banana. Patients experience rapid weight loss results and have more control over living healthier and maintaining a slimmer body. Gastric sleeve serves you in several ways to lose excess weight naturally;

  • Reduction in stomach capacity: Limits food intake and feels full from smaller-sized portions.

  • Appetite Suppression: Less hunger sensation due to decreased appetite-stimulating hormone Ghrelin.

  • Satiety Enhancement: Increased sensitivity to Leptin hormones (protein) responsible for feeling full.

  • Accelerated Gastric Emptying (GE): Liquids and solids empty at a faster pace to produce weight loss similar to gastric bypass.

What’s Included in the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Package?

We eliminate all of the planning and preparation by taking care of everything from the moment you arrive in San Diego to the moment you depart. Ground transportation, hotel stay, and everything in between is covered in our all-inclusive package.

  • Private Ground Transportation

  • Accredited Hospital with ICU

  • Board Certified Surgeons

  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment

  • 4.5 Star Hotel

  • Pre-Op + Post-Op Nutrition Program

  • Online Support Group

  • U.S. Surgeon Liaison

  • Prepare Time-Off Requests Forms (FMLA)

  • No Hidden Fees

With Mexico Bariatric Center, your gastric sleeve surgery includes everything listed here for one of the lowest-priced, full-featured solutions with an emphasis on patient care and security. The only expenses you have are the flights to/from San Diego and any additional care that goes beyond the essentials. POST-COVID PANDEMIC PACKAGES ARE ALTERED FOR THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS.

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Is Gastric Sleeve Mexico Safe?

Gastric sleeve in Mexico is proven to be safe and reliable. Our world-class success rates are a testament to the safety protocols followed by the team of best bariatric surgeons in Mexico, as well as the hospital, nurses, and staff. Applying the following provisions and guidelines reduces complication rates and improve outcomes; 

  1. FDA approved top-quality surgical equipment & modern medical techniques
  2. Daily Managed Surgeon’s Workload (only 3 to 5 operations)
  3. Bariatric-specialized hospital accredited by COFEPRIS

Mexico Bariatric Center’s best-in-class full-scale hospital with in-house labs is strategically located in prominent areas of Tijuana (Zona Rio) – just a few blocks away from the U.S. and Mexico border. We also operate in the Guadalajara weight loss center, the cultural nucleus of Mexico.

Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

Use our BMI calculator to instantly determine if you’re a candidate for gastric sleeve Mexico. Our general requirements for procedures:

  • BMI of 30+ or 80 lbs overweight
  • Appropriate age (16 to 65)
  • Realistic expectations regarding the weight loss results

Patients with acid reflux may not be a good candidate for sleeve surgery and need to undergo RNY bypass. Consult with the safest gastric sleeve surgeons in Mexico today!

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Gastric Sleeve Cost in Mexico

In the United States, the price of sleeve gastrectomy can be expensive ranging from $12,000 to $23,000. In Canada, you have to wait for 5 to 8 years to go through the free healthcare system or pay $22,000 out-of-pocket cash. This is why patients without insurance cross to the border city of Tijuana for cheaper options.

Self-pay pricing for gastric sleeve in Mexico is financially feasible. Whether you use your savings or finance the surgery it is easy on your wallet.

Mexico Bariatric Center® has assembled a network of specialists, including world-renowned surgeons, nurses, surgeon liaison, patient coordinators, divers, and administration, all included in the costs. We have also partnered with several financing firms for those individuals seeking payment plans and to defer payments.

Gastric Sleeve Mexico $4,995 $4,595*

Weight Loss Expectations After Gastric Sleeve

According to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the percent of excess weight loss (%EWL) was a staggering 82% in the first year alone!

MBC patients report losing 63% up to 100% of their excess weight within the first 1-2 years after sleeve gastrectomy.1 In the first six months, you can expect to shed 2-3 pounds each week or 10 lbs a month on average.

  • 3 months: 25% to 34.1% excess weight

  • 6 months: 33% to 60.2% excess weight

  • 12 months: 63.2% to 85.2% excess weight

  • 5 Years: average of 55% excess weight loss

You could lose 90% of your stubborn fat within two years if you follow the proper post-op diet and a good exercise routine.

Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy PROS

Sleeve Gastrectomy CONS

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) benefits go beyond quick, efficient weight loss and resolution of comorbidities. Most patients regain self-confidence, feel happier, and become more active.

Health Benefits

Research data shows that gastric sleeve improves and cures obesity and metabolic disorder.

  • Cardiovascular Disease [100%]
  • Asthma/Breathing Issues [90%]
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) [80% –ASMBS]
  • High Blood Pressure [68.1% – NCBI]
  • Infertility & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) [58%]
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea [55%]
  • GERD & Acid Reflux [50%]
  • Headaches & Migraines [40%]
  • High Cholesterol
  • Certain Types of Cancers
  • Back Pain & Joint Pain (Arthritis)

Non-Health Benefits

VSG improves the quality of life, romantic interests, and stamina – it also reduces depression and anxiety.

Surgery Details and Duration

Gastric sleeve procedure is performed laparoscopically through 3 to 4 small incisions, rather than one large opening. The entire surgery can be completed in less than one hour. Patients are required to stay in the hospital for one night, although to ensure fewer complications and faster recovery, we make sure patients stay 30+ hours in the hospital without charging additional fees. Our surgical teams perform three separate leak tests as a precautionary measure before patients leave the hospital; one includes a barium swallow fluoroscopy exam.

Gastric Sleeve Recovery and Returning to Work

Healing is relatively fast. As a recovery guideline, we recommend that gastric sleeve patients return to work 2 to 3 weeks following surgery. Recovery time is different for everyone. Some patients who have desk jobs can return to work within 7 to 10 days after surgery and others need more time depending on their job duties.[2]

Is Gastric Sleeve Dangerous?

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most frequently performed bariatric procedures worldwide. Although there are risks and unwanted side effects accompanied by any surgery, gastric sleeve deaths are uncommon. You can reduce the potential difficulties by complying with the required pre-op, post-op, and recovery instructions.

Following our guidelines combined with our preferred network of doctors make gastric sleeve complications minimal.[3]

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How Does Gastric Sleeve Stack Up?

Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery outcomes are comparable to more invasive bariatric procedures like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Here are some of the comparisons:

Surgical Steps of the Reinforced Gastric Sleeve

The board-certified gastric sleeve specialist will use the same operating protocols, standardizations, and quality-grade miniaturized surgical instruments employed in the U.S. and Canada. The right choice of staples/stapler type, calibration bougie, pouch size, number of firings, and buttressing the staple line ensures an ideal outcome. The following steps are taken for improved gastric sleeve surgery using minimally invasive techniques to provide the most efficacious, dependable, and successful results.

† Oversewing reinforcement of the staple line with non-absorbable sutures is superior to titanium clips.

Take Away

Living with morbid obesity is an underlying medical condition for Coronavirus. Metabolic syndrome and associated diseases, like diabetes, are among the leading causes of premature death. The danger of continued morbidities far outweighs the risk of undergoing sleeve surgical treatment of obesity. Mexico Bariatric Center is the last resort for individuals to save their lives for the better.

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* Prices are subject to change ranging from $4,995 to $5,495. Not valid on blackout dates. Prices depend on the surgeon, surgery, additional fees, and availability. Prices may rise because of BMI levels and certain medical conditions.

** All of the testimonials are covered in our disclaimers. Individual results may vary. There is no guarantee made by statements on this website.

Last Updated: Feb of 2022 by Ron Elli, Ph.D.

Reviewed by: Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. August 2018