Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

If you tried and failed to lose weight with diet and exercise, Gastric Sleeve in Mexico is a safe, effective, and long-term solution to overcome obesity through sustainable weight loss. Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that helps make portion control a lifelong habit. It restricts the amount of food you eat, decreases hunger hormones, and reduces caloric intake.

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. 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 size of the stomach by removing about 80% of its volume. Patients experience rapid weight loss results and have more control to live healthier and maintain a slimmer body. Gastric sleeve serves you in several ways to lose excess weight naturally;

  • Restriction in stomach capacity: Limits food intake and feel full from smaller sized portions.

  • Reduction in appetite: Significantly reduces the Ghrelin production so you feel less hungry.

  • Improves satiety hormones (Leptin): Increased sensitivity to Leptin (protein) responsible for feeling full.

Sleeve surgery may also result in increased gastric emptying to produce the same benefits of gastric bypass.

What’s Included in the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Package?

The cost of gastric sleeve in the U.S. and Canada without insurance is astronomical. Fortunately, we offer U.S. quality weight loss surgery at a fraction of the price. 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 (2-3 nights)

  • Board Certified Surgeons

  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment

  • 4.5 Star Hotel (2 nights)

  • 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.

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Is Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico Safe?

Although the gastric sleeve surgery is straightforward, 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. We reduce complication rates and improve outcomes by applying these provisions and guidelines:

  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 dedicated to weight loss surgery

Mexico Bariatric Center’s best-in-class full-scale hospital with in-house labs is strategically located in prominent areas of Tijuana (Zona Rio) – which is just a few blocks away from the U.S. and Mexico border.

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
  • Ages between 16 and 65 (case by case basis)
  • Realistic expectations regarding the weight loss results

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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 works with a network of specialists including world-renown surgeons, nurses, surgeon liaison, patient coordinators, divers, and administration which is 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!

Many of our patients can lose 63% up to 100% of their excess weight within the first year after gastric sleeve surgery.1 In the first 6 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 100.2% excess weight

  • 5 Years: average of 55% excess weight loss

You could lose 90% of your stubborn fat within 2 years if you follow the proper post-op diet and a good exercise routine.

Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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

Health Benefits

Gastric sleeve is shown to improve or even cure obesity and metabolic disorder. According to, over 80% of type 2 diabetes cases are resolved after surgery. Another study reports 68.1% of hypertensive patients showed remission 1-year post-operation. Additional health benefits include;

  • Asthma/Breathing Issues
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infertility and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • GERD and Acid Reflux
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Certain Types of Cancers
  • Back Pain and Joint Pain

Living with morbid obesity is also an underlying medical condition for Coronavirus.

Surgery Details and Duration

Gastric sleeve procedure is performed laparoscopically. The entire surgery duration takes about 1.5 hours from start to finish (with 30 min to 60 min for the actual surgery). Patients are required to stay in the hospital for one night, although to ensure fewer complications and faster recovery we give patients two nights without charging additional fees.

Gastric Sleeve Recovery and Returning Back to Work

Healing is relatively fast. As a recovery guideline, we recommend that gastric sleeve patients return to work in 2 to 3 weeks following surgery. Recovery time is different for everyone. Some patients who have desk jobs are able to 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 associated with any surgery, deaths from gastric sleeve are extremely rare and can be reduced if patients follow the required pre-op, post-op, and recovery guidelines.

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

Surgical Steps of the Reinforced Gastric Sleeve

The certified gastric sleeve specialist will use the same operating protocols, standardizations, and quality-grade instruments as is employed in the U.S. and Canada. The surgical steps for improved gastric sleeve surgery are performed using minimally-invasive techniques that ensure the most efficacious, dependable, and successful results.

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* Prices are subject to change. Not valid on blackout dates. Prices depend on the surgeon, surgery, additional fees, and schedule. Prices may rise because of BMI levels and previous abdominal surgeries.

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

Last Updated: September of 2020 by Ron Elli, Ph.D.

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