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 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.
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:
Rated 5 Stars on RealSelf "Amazing Experience!"
Guadalajara, mexico was the surgical place for my sleeve to bypass. But let me tell you the staff were so professional, and kind I am truly amazed. Even te hospital here in mexico is cleaner than ones I've been to in the US! Their meals were also great, pineapple jello yum! If you're considering surgery but are worried to have it done out of country, if tiger it done with ALO there is...View On RealSelf
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
What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
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What to Expect during the Gastric Sleeve Procedure
A sleeve gastrectomy can typically be completed in one hour or less.
Our Next Success Story... Could Be Yours!
"I'm forever grateful"
Great experience, Dr. Lopez and his staff were so good to me. I had gastric sleeve surgery June 3, 2019. Every detail from my first encounter with them was top notch...I can email, call, or message them day or night and they are there to answer all of my questions. I am 3 weeks out started at 233 down 201 32 pounds already so awesome I couldn't have done this without them. Forever grateful. Thank you.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. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy...Heaviest Weight 275...Surgery Weight 248.6 Current weight 130View On Google
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, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, 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.
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.
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.
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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 facilities in Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta. You can request your health questionnaire by contacting us online or by giving us a call.
Call ALO Bariatrics: (844) 461-2831
"Everything is top notch"
I'm from Denver, Colorado I had gastric sleeve surgery with ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara, Mexico and it went so smoothly. The facilities they use are state of the art, they have the proper equipment, team and care just like here in the United States. Everything is top notch. The surgeons are top notch. The facility is top notch. The equipment is top notch. The service is top notch. They eliminate all the risks of doing surgery in Mexico and treat you so well.View 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
"The Best Decision I've Ever Made." A Gastric Sleeve Success Story
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, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta, 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, please contact our team today.
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||$5,300||$7,000||$7,700||$6,300|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,500||$6,100||$6,600||$5,500|
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
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. Contact ALO Bariatrics today to discuss your weight loss goals and begin your journey towards a healthier life.
Gastric Sleeve Testimonial "Better than I Could've Imagined"
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.
Gastric Sleeve FAQs
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.
"The experience was absolutely amazing"
The experience was absolutely amazing. I was never left with unanswered questions, everything was very thorough, CLEAN and just the best experience ever! I’ve lost 125 pounds. I do not regret my choice. Dr. Lopez is absolutely amazing. He will always answer your questions. His staff becomes family. Would not have went with ANYONE else!!View On Facebook
I would recommend this practice go anyone seeking bariatric surgery. Dr. Lopez and the hospital staff at Hospital Guadalajara were great, and my coordinator Sandra was awesome. 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