Mexico Bariatric Services

Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico

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The exorbitant cost of bariatric surgery in their local hospitals causes many obese Americans and Canadians to look for affordable gastric sleeve in Mexico.

With Mexican hospitals realizing the potential in foreign markets, the treatments and hospital standards are almost similar, and most people end up saving around 40-70 percent on the treatment costs. Tijuana, being just across the border, is a popular destination for many gastric sleeve surgery seekers. Here’s what you need to know.

Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana

Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results.

How much does Gastric Sleeve Cost in Tijuana – Mexico?

With the special packages in place, gastric sleeve surgery prices begin from $3,995 in Tijuana, Mexico, as opposed to $14,900 in the United States. The packages are inclusive of:

  • Surgical team fees
  • 2-night hotel and hospital stay
  • Pre- and post-op nutritionist program
  • Aftercare/nutrition
  • Medications
  • Pre- and post-op labs
  • Ground transportation
  • Free phone calls to the USA and Canada
  • Food ordering assistance for guests
  • Post-op support through email and phone

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Gastric Sleeve Procedure:

This is a non-reversible surgery in which 85% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a tube-like structure with much smaller capacity. The reduced size of the stomach greatly reduces the amount of food an individual can consume and gradually brings about the desired weight-loss.

How Many Days will it Take?

Surgery Duration Nights in Hospital Nights in Hotel Back to Work
1-1.5 Hours 2 Nights 1-2 nights 2 to 3 Weeks

How to get there?

You can either directly fly down to Tijuana or to the San Diego International Airport and take the road to Tijuana. Mexico Bariatric Services provides free pick-up from the airport to all its VSG clients.

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Hotel Stay

Two night FREE hotel stay depending on the hospital you choose for your surgery.

Border Crossing

From the United States, you will have to cross the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego to enter Tijuana. The port of entry is open 24*7. For average wait times, click here.

Did you know?
San Ysidro is the busiest land border crossing in the world! At least 50 million people cross the border every year. Source: BBC


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What to Expect from Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Patients who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) can expect certain outcomes of the surgery, some of which are:

Average Excess Weight Loss (EWL) After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

According to Sepúlveda and colleagues1 (2017), the mean excess weight loss (%EWL) after gastric sleeve surgery was as follows:

1 year – 93.2% 5 years – 70.6%
3 years – 80.7% 7 years – 51.7%


Excess Weight Loss After Sleeve Gastrectomy 2017

The actual weight lost varies from patient to patient as it depends upon the individual’s health before the surgery and also his ability to comply with the suggested guidelines post surgery.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results.

Change in Appetite  

  • According to Reza Hoda MA, et al2, gastric sleeve surgery involves resection of the stomach fundus. This is the principal area where ghrelin, the hormone that incites hunger, is produced.
  • This results in weight loss which can be termed as “superior” when compared to the outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

  Reduced Craving for Fatty Foods

  • Many people who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery claim to have reduced cravings for fatty foods.
  • Because the stomach has a harder time digesting overly fatty foods after the surgery, patients tend to stop craving such foods.
  • This of course is a good thing as eating less fat results in weight loss and a healthier body!

  Improvement in Diabetes

  • According to Eisenberg and colleagues3, morbidly obese diabetic patients show high rates of diabetes remission, post gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Lap sleeve gastrectomy patients also show improvement in other diseases concomitant with obesity such as heart diseases, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol levels.

Coping with Hair Loss

Temporary hair loss is a common side effect of gastric sleeve and usually occurs 6 to 12 weeks through surgery. This happens due to decreased protein and calorie intake. Some things that can be done in this regard increase calorie intake to 1,000 and regularly take multi-vitamins.

Bariatric surgeries are known to cause telogen effluvium in which the hair roots go into a temporary resting state. Since there is no damage to the follicle, hair eventually grows back.

Gastric sleeve surgery is the most popular of bariatric surgeries. It has the potential of bringing about significant weight-loss and grant you a new, much-healthier life.

Risks and Complications

Just like any other surgery, sleeve gastrectomy has its share of risks and complications, some of which are listed below:

Acid reflux/GERD Risks related to anesthesia
Chronic nausea Obstruction in the stomach
Vomiting Problems with eating certain foods
Dilated esophagus Inadequate weight loss; weight regain


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1. Matías Sepúlveda, Munir Alamo, Jorge Saba, Cristián Astorga, Raúl Lynch, Hernán Guzmán. Long-term weight loss in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 2017. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jul 25. pii: S1550-7289(17)30343-X. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.07.017.

2. Langer FB, Reza Hoda MA. “Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Banding: Effects on Plasma Ghrelin.”  Obesity Surgery. August 2005.

3. Slater BJ, Bellatorre N, Eisenberg D. Early postoperative outcomes and medication cost savings after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes.  Journal of Obesity. December 7, 2011