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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Gastric sleeve in Mexico is affordable and can help change your life

Unwanted, excess weight can make your daily routine more difficult and increase your risk of very serious health issues like diabetes. If you are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, gastric sleeve surgery may help you achieve the results you want. You'll find that the price of sleeve gastrectomy in Mexico is affordable, making it a life-changing event.

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The Best Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico is Simple and Effective

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Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a lower-risk bariatric procedure than gastric bypass. It does not involve the rerouting of the small intestines and only alters the stomach. Patients experience a substantially lower risk of potential complications. Other surgeries, like gastric bypass or duodenal switch have a higher risk. At the same time, most patients achieve their weight loss goals. The amount of weight lost varies. However, you can typically expect to lose about 60 to 70 percent of your excess weight through this bariatric surgery. Reducing your BMI can help you achieve an improved quality of life. You'll have more self-confidence when you can once again take part in sports, walking and spending time with your family.

How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Mexico Surgery Work?

Gastric sleeve, also called sleeve gastrectomy, has recently become an extremely popular weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico and around the world. It has evolved into an increasingly popular option for super-obese or high-risk patients. This restrictive procedure works by removing 75 to 85 percent of the stomach, leaving the organ roughly the size and shape of a banana. What is left in place carries out all necessary functions such as digestion acid secretion, etc. No rerouting of the intestines is involved, so food is completely digested and nutrients are absorbed. Following VSG, you are only able to eat small amounts of food. The remainder of calories needed come from fat stored in the body, resulting in weight loss. In addition, because surgeons remove the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin (the hormone that produces feelings of hunger), you will often feel less hungry in general and s a result, typically experience rapid, significant weight loss.

If you are suffering from obesity, gastric sleeve surgery could be the solution. Gastric sleeve surgery has helped millions of patients worldwide lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

All bariatric surgery is restrictive as it decreases the size of the stomach, and therefore, reduces portion size in obese individuals who desire to lose weight. The team at Tijuana Bariatric Center in Tijuana, Mexico performs a variety of weight loss procedures that are restrictive only or restrictive and malabsorptive. Did you know that significant research indicates that bariatric surgery also reduces ghrelin, the “hunger hormone?” Gastric sleeve surgery, one of our most popular options reduces plasma ghrelin so patients have reduced appetite.

Gastric Sleeve and the Reduction of the Hunger Hormone

What Is Ghrelin, and What Does it Do?

Made in the fundus area of stomach, ghrelin is referred to as the “hunger hormone” because it arouses the appetite, which increases food intake. In fact, it can increase appetite by up to 30% when given to people as a synthetic hormone.

A section of the brain also produces small amounts of ghrelin, possibly affecting the amygdala, the region involved in reward processing. Therefore, this hormone may be partially responsible for the emotional aspects of overeating. It also affects the hypothalamus, the area of the brain crucial in the control of appetite. The small intestine and pancreas are two other areas that produce small amounts of ghrelin.

Ghrelin stimulates the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. This hormone has protective effects on the cardiovascular system and plays a role in the control of insulin release.

How Ghrelin Levels Can Affect Obesity

In general, you would expect obese individuals to have a higher level of ghrelin compared to those who are not overweight. However, this is not necessarily true. Ghrelin levels are usually lower in obese individuals. The difference is obese individuals are typically much more sensitive to the hormone.

Ghrelin levels increase after dieting, possibly explaining why diet-incused weight loss can be difficult to maintain.

How Gastric Sleeve Affects Ghrelin Levels

Research has repeatedly suggested that bariatric surgery is the most effective, long-term solution for obesity. Individuals who have lost weight after their procedure consistently have lower ghrelin levels than individuals who primarily lost weight through diet and exercise alone.

Gastric sleeve surgery works so well because the fundus, the portion of the stomach responsible for the majority of ghrelin secretion, is removed. Therefore, in addition to eating less due to reduced capacity, patients also eat less because the hunger signals are not as strong.

Because each individual is unique, the results can vary. Plasma ghrelin levels decrease significantly from the first postoperative day and last for more than 24 months following gastric sleeve surgery, which is why excess weight loss can be up to 60% in the six to 18 months following gastric sleeve surgery.

As a result, even if the brain calls for an increase in ghrelin production, the body won’t be able to produce more of the hormone. Over time, the body will begin to adapt and ghrelin levels may increase leading to weight gain.

Is Ghrelin Reduction Permanent?

While one patient may have a large portion of the stomach removed, another patient may only have a small segment removed, which will have a direct effect on the amount of ghrelin production. It is also possible for the cells in the fundus that produce ghrelin to grow back at some point, though this does not occur until at least two years after the procedure. Therefore, it is important to make necessary preparations as you continue on your weight loss journey.

Other Weight Loss Considerations

Ghrelin reduction is not the only element when it comes to bariatric surgery. Other factors, such as reduced stomach size, exercise plan, and emotional health all come into play for the long-term success of your treatment. Therefore, if you do not experience a decrease in appetite following your surgery, it is not a cause for concern. Your experienced team of doctors can help you design a personalized dietary plan that will help you succeed.

Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to perform gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Provides Several Advantages

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery. The use of a special camera called a laparoscope, allows the surgeon to perform the procedure through several smaller incisions, instead of a single large one. This can reduce your risk of infections and hernias and minimize the recovery timeline and discomfort.*

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Has a Very Low Complication Rate*

How long does gastric sleeve surgery take? Generally, laparoscopic VSG in Tijuana takes about an hour.

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Gastric Sleeve Tijuana Complications and Side Effects

As with all surgery procedures, weight loss gastric sleeve surgery carries some risks that include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Breathing problems
  • Leaks from the stomach where it was cut

sleeve gastrectomyIn rare cases, patients may have to undergo gastric sleeve revision surgery to repair a leak.

What Happens During a Gastric Sleeve Procedure?

You'll receive anesthesia to put you in a relaxed and comfortable state before your surgery. Next, our surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico will create several small incisions and insert the camera to guide the procedure. You will have a large portion of your stomach removed and then reshaped into a vertical sleeve.

What to Expect from Gastric Sleeve Surgery Tijuana Recovery

Patients who have undergone laparoscopic gastric sleeve usually return to work after about two to three weeks. Yet, a full recovery can take six months or longer. During your recovery, you will gradually begin to eat new foods, starting with a clear liquid diet. You will also slowly increase your activity level. Gastric sleeve Tijuana doctors recommend walking slowly at first and gradually increase your steps. As you heal, you can start including low aerobic activity. After about three to six months, you can begin to establish a more rigorous exercise routine.

Always keep in mind that the adjustment period can be difficult on your mind and body. Avoid doing too much too soon. Your doctor can guide you through your recovery and help you move through each phase when you are ready.

The most substaintial weight loss results come from those who have defined goals and a commitment to a new post-op lifestyle.

Many Patients Achieve Their Weight Loss Goals Through Vertical Gastric Sleeve Surgery*

 

Gastric sleeve Tijuana surgery before and after photos*

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What Kinds of Gastric Sleeve Results Can I Expect from Tijuana Bariatric Center, One of the Best Weight Loss Clinics in Tijuana, Mexico?

Successful gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico often has an enormous impact on patients' quality of life. Potential benefits include:

  • Rapid weight loss: In as little as four to six months, patients often shed as much as half their weight.
  • Reduced appetite: The combination of a smaller stomach and the absence of the ghrelin hormone leaves you satisfied with smaller portions of food.
  • Lowered risk: Because gastric sleeve surgery only restricts the size of your stomach, chances of complication, such as infection or compromised digestive ability, are substantially reduced.

Tijuana Bariatric Center can guide you in the lifestyle changes you will need to maintain after your procedure. Your nutritionist will instruct you on healthy eating habits and more, ensuring the very best results.

Understanding the Gastric Sleeve Tijuana Long-Term Weight Loss Commitment

While bariatric surgery can seem like a simple solution, you should understand the commitment it requires. Gastric sleeve is only the beginning of your weight loss journey. The most satisfied and successful weight loss surgery patients are those who are also committed to healthy lifestyle changes, including routine exercise and a mindful post-op diet. If your habits do not change, then gastric sleeve procedure results will be short-lived.

To help you keep up with these changes, Tijuana Bariatric Center ensures your care does not end when you walk out of the hospital. Your nutritionist will instruct you on healthy post-op eating habits and more after your bariatric surgery in Mexico. In the months after the procedure, you can take part in remote follow-up appointments. Our private Facebook support group can keep you motivated to maintain your results.

An Effective Treatment for Obesity*

"Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity."

*According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

*Disclaimer: results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. 

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Mexico Results

performed laparoscopically, gastric sleeve typically takes less than an hour. Recovery averages 15 days. You'll lose significant weight in about four to six months. Yet, long-term results require serious dedication to a healthier lifestyle. *Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.

Who are Good Bariatric Surgery Mexico Patients?

Certain Factors Can Affect Qualifications for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

You Have Already Tried Conservative Methods

Before considering bariatric surgery in Mexico, Tijuana Bariatric Center highly recommends that you try lifestyle changes. You should exhaust conservative options, like strict diet modifications and exercise first.

High Body Mass Index (BMI)

You should have a BMI of 34 or above. You also qualify or if you are at 32 BMI and suffer from weight-related comorbidities such as obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, or type 2 diabetes. Undergoing gastric sleeve can be an effective way to reclaim your health.

Minimum Age

For vertical sleeve gastrectomy or any other weight loss surgery, gastric sleeve patients should be 18 years or older. These procedures are not FDA-approved for younger patients.

How Much is Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico?

Consider Medical Tourism for the Least Expensive Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass at Medical Tourism Weight Loss Clinics in Tijuana, Mexico

Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are two of the most popular bariatric surgeries at the Tijuana Bariatric Center. Each can produce substantial weight loss. While they share some characteristics each has important differences that will make one better for your needs. We tend to recommend gastric bypass for morbidly obese patients with very high BMI yet are relatively healthy. Our board-certified bariatric surgeons will help determine which surgery is right for you.

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Comparing the Surgical Procedures

While gastric bypass surgery has been a trusted bariatric procedure for many years, gastric sleeve surgery is growing in popularity and shows promising results

How Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana is Different

In comparison to gastric sleeve, a doctor divides the stomach off into two separate areas during gastric bypass surgery. The top portion, or pouch, is where the food you eat will be directed and connected to a short section of the small intestine. This resectioning reduces the number of calories that your body absorbs. Gastric bypass is both malabsorptive and restrictive. Malabsorptive means your body is unable to absorb as many nutrients. Restrictive means you can et as much. Gastric sleeve is a purely restrictive technique.

Potential Risks

The board-certified bariatric surgeons in our network have completed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures without complications, yet some risks can occur. Both procedures share common risks such as:

  • Infection
  • Gastrointestinal staple line leaks
  • Blood clots
  • Malnutrition

While these procedures are both considered to be very safe, gastric sleeve surgery is less invasive. This can lead to certain benefits such as reduced recovery time. Additionally, gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop dumping syndrome. This condition occurs when a patient consumes large amounts of sugar or eats certain foods too quickly and can cause vomiting, painful cramping, and diarrhea.

Expected Results and Lifestyle Changes

Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass patients can lose lost more than half of their weight. Yet, results largely depend on a patient’s lifestyle and commitment to losing weight. All bariatric surgery patients must adopt a post-surgery healthy diet and exercise regimen. If you select gastric bypass, you will need greater amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements to maintain healthy levels in the body.*

Tijuana Bariatric Center in Mexico:

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Author: Dr. Fernando Garcia Govea

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Garcia is a highly qualified surgeon, and has more than eight years of bariatric treatment experience and two decades in the medical field. His experience (10,000+ procedures) helps him work with all patients including those with a BMI of 80 or higher to improve their quality of life.

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