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 three locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Why Choose Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
SafetyGastric sleeve surgery is one of the safest types of 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.
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, sleeve gastrectomy "induces rapid and significant weight loss that comparative studies find similar to that of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass," and patients can lose more than 50 percent of their excess weight. 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.
Contact ALO Bariatrics &
Start Your Weight Loss Journey 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)
With three locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, our 5-star service is accessible to patients from all areas. To find out if gastric sleeve surgery is right for you, request an appointment online or call us:
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My experience was amazing! Loved the whole staff! Superb care. Dr. Lopez still offers advice to his patients post-op. Clean facility, the nurses take really of their patients. I had better care south of the border than I've had in the states! Down 140 ugly pounds! **I had gastric sleeve, but the treatment doesn't let me type it in.***View On RealSelf
How Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Performed?
After Surgery, the Stomach Resembles a Sleeve Shape
What to Expect during the Gastric Sleeve Procedure
Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as sleeve gastrectomy) is a restrictive bariatric surgery that reduces the size of your stomach and restricts your food intake. This helps you feel fuller faster and results in rapid weight loss.
A sleeve gastrectomy can typically be completed in one hour or less. Here are the general steps involved in the procedure:
A sleeve gastrectomy can typically be completed in one hour or less.
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 treatmen. For these patients, the best option would be a gastric bypass.
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.
How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost in Mexico?
One of the benefits of medical tourism is that even complex surgical procedures can be affordable on any budget. Additionally, gastric sleeve surgery is more affordable than some of the other procedures offered at our Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta locations, including gastric banding and gastric bypass.
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Real San Jose||$5,100||$6,700||$7,400||$6,700|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,500||$6,100||$6,600||$5,300|
Hear from a Gastric Sleeve Patient
“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
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 touristic town like Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta before returning home to resume your new healthy life.