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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Tijuana

Many patients want to experience the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery but are worried about a lengthy recovery or scarring.

We provide a single incision gastric sleeve procedure in Tijuana, Mexico, to minimize scarring and reduce your discomfort during recovery.

Curious about what makes this procedure so great? 

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An Advanced

Bariatric Technique - SILS Surgery

lady post bariatric surgery looking goodSingle incision laparoscopic surgery is an advanced and less invasive surgery technique that makes for quicker operations with faster recovery times. Making only a small incision, our surgeon can insert the instruments he needs to complete the operation quickly and with less stress and scaring for our patients.


Minimal Invasiveness

A single incision gastric sleeve only requires one small incision inside the belly button. A tiny camera is then inserted, which allows your doctor to navigate precisely without creating a large incision and scar.


Improved Surgical & Recovery Experience

Because the procedure is less invasive, you can typically expect a shorter recovery time, minimized discomfort, and reduced risk of complications. Additionally, the discreet incision leads to little to no scarring.*


Significant Weight Loss

Achieving your weight loss goals has many life-changing advantages, including boosting your self-confidence, reducing your risk of obesity-related health issues, and improving your overall health.*

Single incision gastric sleeve surgery may not be the right solution for every patient...

Candidacy Factors




Candidates must have a BMI between 34 and 39. A BMI over 40 requires more extensive surgery.


Prior Surgeries

You cannot have had more than two abdominal surgeries, as it can increase your risk of complications.


Commitment to Weight Loss

To achieve the best outcome, you must be committed to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

How does the procedure work?

Understanding the

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS)


One incision may not seem like enough...

Laparoscopic Surgery Uses

Advanced Techniques for Precise Results


What actually happens during a SILS gastrectomy?

The Single Incision

Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure



During the first step of your procedure, the doctor will place you under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.



Your surgeon will create a single incision in your belly button and place the port.


Sleeve Surgery

A portion of your stomach will be removed and the remaining section will be shaped into an oblong tube.


Final Steps

Your new stomach will be sealed and the incision in your belly button will be closed.

What does the recovery process entail?

More Information

about Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive version of the gastric sleeve procedure that requires only one incision. While the procedure takes slightly longer, lasting about an hour, the recovery is very similar to the traditional procedure. Patients can rest assured that the doctors within the Tijuana Bariatric Center network are qualified to provide safe laparoscopic bariatric surgery. *Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.

Candidates for the Procedure

Not everyone is a candidate for SILS surgery. Your body mass index (BMI), earlier weight loss attempts, and previous surgeries all play a role in determining your candidacy for the procedure. If you have a BMI between 34 and 39, or if you have 32 BMI and as well as certain co-morbidities, you may qualify for this surgery. Your doctor can counsel you during the decision-making process to ensure that you receive the best treatment for your goals.

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.

Read more here: Fernando Garcia Govea

Dr Garcia

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