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Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric Services brings you comprehensive gastric sleeve programs. The top bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Cancun, Guadalajara, and Mexicali make this possible. Gastric sleeve surgery could help people combat obesity who have failed losing weight using traditional ways.

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Medical tourism makes weight loss surgery in Mexico an excellent option for those who cannot afford to get such expensive surgeries in the US or Canada. Weight loss surgeries include gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass. Here, we talk about the gastric sleeve in Mexico.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

It is also known as sleeve gastrectomy. This surgery is a widely preferred weight loss procedure. It has come a long way since it was earlier said to be the first time as part of biliopancreatic diversion by Marceau in 1993. Gastric sleeve involves removing a portion of the stomach. The new stomach is known as the sleeve.

Today, more people are ready to have bariatric surgery! This comes as no surprise as the statistics on obesity released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are alarming. The report says that 36.5% of the adults in the US are clinically obese.

A Vox article says that more than 1.4 million Americans opted to go out of the country for medical treatments. Majority Americans chose to travel to Mexico. A frequent destination for bariatric surgery is Tijuana, Mexico.

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According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Stanford University has conducted a study that shows the complication rate of the gastric sleeve at less than 1 percent.

How much does Gastric Sleeve Cost in Mexico?

The total cost of the gastric sleeve in Mexico would depend on where you have your surgery. With Mexico Bariatric Services, the prices begin from $3,899. The average price of a self-pay gastric sleeve in the United States is about $17,000. In Canada, it ranges between $11,000-$20,000.

The average cost of gastric sleeve across different cities in Mexico is as follows:

City in Mexico Cost of Gastric Sleeve
Tijuana From $3,899
Cancun From $4,695
Mexicali From $3,995

For more details, please fill out the quote form for a free estimate. (Note: Prices are subject to change without prior notification.)

According to a study by Cawley and Chad Meyerhoefer of Lehigh University published in 2012, an obese person’s annual medical spending was $3,271 per year. By spending just about a few hundred dollars more on gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico now, you can save a massive amount of money in the long run.

Gastric sleeve won’t just change your life from a physical standpoint. It will also eventually help you save money that you would otherwise be spending on the treatment of diseases resulting from excess weight. But, it is essential to know that a bariatric procedure means long-term lifestyle changes.

Risks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

MedlinePlus lists the following as the risks of gastric sleeve operation:

  • Inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis)
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Scarring inside the abdomen which could block bowel movement in future
  • Vomiting from over-eating
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Leaks from staple line
Did you know?
Taking bites that are no more than the size of a dime helps with tolerance. It also aids in savoring food and its flavor, texture, temperature, etc. after gastric sleeve surgery!

Are You a Candidate for Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery?

You might be a candidate for sleeve gastrectomy if you:

  • Have a High BMI

You are a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery if your BMI or Body Mass Index is above 40.

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  •  Suffer From Co-morbidities of Obesity

Type 2 diabetes is the biggest qualifying co-morbidity of obesity, along with heart diseases.

These diseases can result in premature death, especially when paired with obesity.

  • Have Failed in Previous Attempts at Weight Loss

As mentioned, if you have tried some diet and exercise plans but seen little to no results, sleeve gastrectomy may help you reach your goal weight.

  • Do Not Suffer from Alcoholism or Drug Dependency

Sleeve gastrectomy is not recommended for people who suffer from alcohol or psychoactive drug abuse.

If you have the qualifying elements listed above, you may be a candidate for gastric sleeve. After undergoing surgery, patients need to follow a diet plan as prescribed by their bariatric surgeon. A healthy lifestyle needs to become a habit.

Gastric Sleeve – Surgeons and Hospitals in Mexico

With an experienced and well-qualified team of surgeons in Mexico, we have assisted thousands of patients with the bariatric surgery. Our clients go to state of the art hospitals like Florence and Oasis of Hope.

A case manager works with the patient every step of the way to ensure the best of our services and complete satisfaction.

Reviews on Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

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  1. Sleeve gastrectomy and the risk of a leak: a systematic analysis of 4,888 patients. Aurora AR1, Khaitan L, Saber AA. Surg Endosc. 2012 Jun;26(6):1509-15. doi: 10.1007/s00464-011-2085-3. Epub 2011 Dec 17.
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