According to the World Health Organization, billions of adults are overweight and millions are dangerously obese.
If you are overweight and searching for an effective method of weight loss, a gastric sleeve might be the right choice.
ALO Bariatrics makes advanced gastric sleeve surgery affordable at our safe, resort-like Tijuana, Mexico location.
What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Why Choose Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
SafetyGastric sleeve surgery is one of the safest weight loss surgeries, and our surgeons use advanced screening and surgical tools to ensure a low risk of gastric sleeve complications. Our bariatric surgeons perform the procedure laparoscopically, so there is no need for large, open incisions. This can reduce the risk of bleeding, infection, and other complications.
EffectivenessGastric sleeve patients can potentially lose more than 50 percent of their excess weight within a year of their surgery. In addition to helping you achieve dramatic long-term weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery can help you control dangerous comorbidities including sleep apnea, diabetes, and hypertension.
Improved Quality of Life
By helping you lose weight, gastric sleeve surgery can also help you enjoy renewed energy and enthusiasm for life. Without excess weight holding you back, you can enjoy physical activities, live a more active life, and feel more confident in everything you do.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey: Contact ALO Bariatrics Today
If you are considering weight loss surgery and are looking for an affordable, safe, and proven option, contact ALO Bariatrics. As one of the highest-rated bariatric surgery centers south of the border, we are the premier destination for patients considering medical tourism in Mexico. Our surgeons, Dr. Alejandro Lopez and Dr. Salvador Ramirez, are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:
- The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
- The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS)
Call ALO Bariatrics at (844) 461-2831 or use the convenient form below to begin your journey.
Our 5-Star Results Are Better Than Imagined
My results are more than I imagined was possible. I'm down 155 pounds in 6 months. I went to an annual screening that my employer requires and the numbers were the best in 30 years. The staff was professional and efficient 6 months ago as well. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to get the surgery!View On RealSelf
Had surgery with the ALO team 8 months ago and It was an incredible experience. They were very professional, and they were very patient with me. As a physician , I can say the quality of care that I saw in this hospital was on par with american facilities. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeatView On RealSelf
Gastric Sleeve Testimonial "Better than I Could've Imagined"
Who Qualifies for a Gastric Sleeve?
Most candidates for weight loss surgery are between the ages of 18 and 65.
To qualify for a gastric sleeve, you should have a BMI (body mass index) of 35 or greater or a BMI of 30 or greater plus obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or hypertension.
Previous Attempts to Lose Weight
Weight loss surgery is not an easy fix and should only be considered after other less invasive methods of weight loss such as diet and exercise have been unsuccessful. Before considering bariatric surgery, you should try improving your diet through healthier habits. If lifestyle changes do not help you lose weight, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Commitment to Long-Term Lifestyle Changes
Weight loss surgery is a serious commitment and requires hard work on behalf of the patient. In order to lose weight and keep it off, you should be willing to make necessary lifestyle changes including a healthy diet and regular exercise.
No Acid Reflux
Gastric sleeve surgery is not recommended for patients with severe acid reflux because the new shape and size of the stomach can exacerbate the symptoms of this condition. If you suffer from severe acid reflux, you may be a better candidate for a different type of weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass.
No Esophageal Diseases
If the patient has an esophageal motility disorder or another esophageal disease such as Barrett's esophagus, gastric sleeve is not recommended as the symptoms can worsen following treatment. For these patients, the best option would be a gastric bypass.
Calculate Your BMI
Find Out If You Qualify Contact Our Team Today
To find out if you are a good candidate for the gastric sleeve procedure, reach out to our team today. When you contact our bilingual care coordinators, they will send you an online health questionnaire to complete. After you submit your health information, our expert bariatric surgeons will review your responses to determine your candidacy for vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
This process is totally free, and if you do qualify, we can begin to arrange your surgery at any of our state-of-the-art Tijuana facilities. You can request your health questionnaire by giving us a call.
Call ALO Bariatrics: (844) 461-2831
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I can honestly say I had a great experience, from getting picked up until the day I left. Eduardo our driver was very nice and friendly I’m very grateful. The hotel we stayed at Marriott was nice and clean and the staff were helpful, courteous and friendly. The day of the surgery got to the hospital was very clean and nice... Thank you so much for your hospitality and for taking care of us the way y’all did God bless!View On Google
Very thorough communication, transportation from and to airport was provided. I went to PV for surgery, hotel was convenient to everything you could need. Dr was top notch, as well as the whole staff I came into contact with. I'm 3 years post op and still have a line of communication when needed. Still responsive. The hospital is so clean I would eat off the floor. I couldn't recommend this more highly than I do.View On Google
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"The Best Decision I've Ever Made." A Gastric Sleeve Success Story
A Gastric Sleeve Patient Shares Her Story
“I had my gastric sleeve May 5, 2014. I’ve lost 95 pounds and couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much, Dr. López! You’re an amazing doctor! I had a great experience and am so glad I chose you!” Jessica Jalovec
Take the First Step Request a Free Consultation
If you are curious about gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico, it's time to take the first step. Call ALO Bariatrics today to discuss your weight loss goals and begin your journey towards a healthier life.
Are You Worried About the Cost of Surgery?
It's Time to Consider Medical Tourism
Because of the high cost of bariatric surgery in the United States and Canada, more and more patients are choosing to travel to Mexico for weight loss procedures. When you work with ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, you can receive the same level of care provided in your home country, but for thousands of dollars less. Our team goes above and beyond to make medical tourism as easy as possible for our patients:
- We will arrange your lodging, as well as a chauffeur service to handle all of your transportation between the airport, the hotel, and the hospital. All of this is included in your medical tourism package.
- Bilingual team members will be available at all times to answer your questions and to make sure that you and your companions are as comfortable as possible.
- For added peace of mind, we offer medical tourism insurance through Global Protective Solutions℠.
If you have any questions about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery, call (844) 461-2831.
One of the benefits of medical tourism is that even complex procedures can be affordable on any budget. Additionally, gastric sleeve surgery is more affordable than some of the other procedures offered at our Tijuana location, including gastric banding and gastric bypass.
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The flat fees in the table above include the cost of:
- Hospital stay
- Chauffeur service
- Lab exams
- Pre-operation prep
- Certified professional nurse care
- Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
- Medical material
- Prescription drugs
- Medical evaluation with a specialist
- Nutritional assessment and meal plan by a certified nutrition specialist
How Our Costs Compare
to American Averages
According to the National Institutes of Health, bariatric surgery in the U.S. can cost $25,000 or more. Prices can be higher depending on where you live, surgeon fees, and the type of surgery you choose. We are straightforward about our prices, which are just a fraction of the average American cost.
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I love this place , I have never felts so welcome and so taking care . Dr Alejandro López was amazing. He definitely safe my life . The team on Alo bariatric make you feel secure from the driver all the way to the nurses definitely recommend Alo BariatricsView On Google
I highly recommend the team at ALO Bariatrics. Sandra is amazing at providing details and ensuring you are their #1 priority. Dr Lopez is a gifted surgeon with vast experience in bariatric procedures. The Tijuana facilities are clean, safe, well staffed and dedicated to protecting the patients’ dignity and care. If you are thinking about weight loss surgery as a health or cosmetic option, ALO should be your choice.View On Google
What to Expect During the Gastric Sleeve Procedure
A sleeve gastrectomy can typically be completed in one hour or less.
Discover SILS Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
While traditional gastric sleeve methods require around five small incisions in the abdomen, the revolutionary SILS (single-incision laparoscopic surgery) approach only requires a single incision in the belly button. Drs. Lopez and Ramirez are qualified to perform this advanced surgical technique at our partner hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Benefits of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery
Virtually No Scarring
The incision is placed in the belly button, where it will be virtually invisible no matter what clothing you wear, allowing you to enjoy the results of your procedure without worrying about visible scars.
Patients who undergo SILS surgery will only have to care for one small incision instead of five, which can reduce post-operative discomfort and expedite your recovery time.
View Patient Testimonials on the Benefits of SILS
To find out if you qualify for single-incision gastric sleeve surgery, contact ALO Bariatrics and schedule a consultation. In general, single-incision surgery is limited to first-time weight loss surgery patients who are undergoing gastric sleeve surgery and have a BMI under 40.
Talk to Our Compassionate Team
Our doctors treat each patient like a person, not a problem. We are here to help you achieve the weight loss you deserve. So many patients have come to us, unable to lose debilitating weight, and we have made their health goals a reality. Finding out if you qualify is completely free. Reach out to our Tijuana team over the phone to see if ALO Bariatrics is right for you.
Patients Leave Us With No Regrets
We were fortunate enough to book bariatric gastric sleeve surgery with Alo. Sandra was an excellent coordinator and she really cares about the patients. The whole staff was top notch. Do yourself a favor and don't look anywhere else if you need bariatric surgery.View On Facebook
I would recommend this practice go anyone seeking bariatric surgery... I felt safe the entire time and the hotel staff at the Marriott provided the best service Ive ever had at a hotel. No regrets here.View On Google
Life After Your Gastric Sleeve
After a sleeve gastrectomy, most patients spend one to two nights in the hospital. Before discharging you from the hospital, we will conduct a follow-up exam to ensure that you are able to tolerate fluids. Another benefit of medical tourism is that you can vacation in Mexico and enjoy your recovery in a world-renowned tourist destination like Tijuana before returning home to resume your new healthy life.
Gastric Sleeve FAQ
What are the risks of gastric sleeve surgery?
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks of infection, excessive bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Our surgeons have successfully performed thousands of gastric sleeve procedures, and they only operate in state-of-the-art hospitals, so you can trust that these risks are as minimal as possible. Some risks unique to the gastric sleeve include stomach leaking, an increased chance of hernias, and an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Our doctors are skilled in advanced methods that greatly mitigate these risks.
Is gastric sleeve reversible?
Gastric sleeve surgery involves a permanent alteration of the stomach and is not reversible. Patients must be ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle for the rest of their lives in order to qualify for sleeve gastrectomy.
What can I eat after a gastric sleeve?
In the initial days and weeks after surgery, you will need to follow a prescribed post-op diet that starts with clear liquids and gradually progresses to solid foods. Patients typically can begin eating regular meals after about four weeks. For the best weight loss results, you will need to maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and avoid empty calories. During your stay with ALO Bariatrics, you will consult with a certified nutrition specialist who will help you design a meal plan.
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Wow. Exceeded my expectations after doing over a year and a half of research into gastric sleeve. I had a friend recommend ALÔ and it was the best decision of my life! The care, attention, treatment, communication, everything was top notch. Any misconceptions or doubts you have about Mexico, Tijuana or “foreign medical care” doesn’t apply here.View On Google
I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics TJ location, the whole medical staff amazing! I promise you will not regret allowing them to give you the tool to kick obesity out of your life. I'm forever grateful. The doctors at ALO are very humble and driver is super nice.View On Google