Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a technique that uses just one small incision to perform gastric sleeve surgery and more.
Dr. Alejandro López can minimize your risks, downtime, and scarring by using this technique when performing your bariatric surgery.
Our Tijuana, Mexico-based practice invites you to learn more about how SILS can benefit you.
What Is Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)?
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a new step forward in laparoscopic techniques. Using SILS, a bariatric surgeon can complete a gastric sleeve surgery using only one small incision. All surgical instruments can be inserted through this single incision, meaning even less scarring than the laparoscopic techniques of the past.
This incision is hidden in the belly button, meaning that any scars will be hidden. In fact, no one will notice a scar even if you are shirtless or your midriff is exposed. This advanced single-incision technique is available at our locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.
The Benefits of SILS
- Little to no visible scarring after surgery
- Lower risk of surgical infection
- Faster healing and recovery times
- Less postoperative pain and discomfort
See the Difference We Can Make An Actual SILS Gastric Sleeve Patient
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Imagine effective treatment for obesity using just a single incision. Imagine a fast recovery with less pain and virtually no visible scarring.
With SILS, you don't have to imagine.
ALO Bariatrics has offices in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta. Our doctors can perform a single-incision gastric sleeve and help you reduce your body mass and address obesity-related comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.
To learn more about the services available at our Mexico bariatric surgery centers, contact our practice today. You can also reach our team by phone.
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Patients Share Their Success Stories Acclaimed Surgical Centers in Mexico
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
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!View On Google
SILS vs. Other Surgical Techniques
Open surgery requires a large incision along the abdomen that may be 6 to 8 inches in length. In addition to increased blood loss during surgery, open surgery typically involves cutting through abdominal muscles and the abdominal wall, which means more discomfort after surgery and longer healing times.
Traditional laparoscopic surgery techniques require multiple incisions in different areas of the abdomen that are 1 to 2 centimeters in length. While traditional laparoscopic techniques are preferable to open surgery, they still require more incisions than SILS, including incisions on the abdomen itself.
Can I Have SILS? Candidacy for Single-Incision Weight Loss Surgery
Although the benefits of using this laparoscopic surgery technique to perform gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric surgery procedures are attractive to most patients, it's not right for everyone.
For example, SILS may not be recommended if you:
- Have dense scar tissue resulting from previous abdominal surgeries. (Note that our technology can allow us to provide SILS in some of these cases).
- Have a BMI higher than 40.
Your safety is our first concern, so you can expect to undergo a detailed evaluation to determine if SILS or another technique is best in your case. We provide services in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.
Another Dramatic Transformation More Before and After Photos
How SILS Works
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Single-incision gastric sleeve surgery can make a positive difference in your life. If you want to take the next step in your weight loss journey, the team at ALO Bariatrics can help. With three offices in Mexico, patients can save money without compromising safety or quality. To learn more about single-incision bariatric surgery, contact our offices online. You can also reach our locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta by phone.
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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
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
Why Choose ALO Bariatrics?
Training & Education
Our bariatric surgeons have studied and trained in some of North America's most prestigious institutions. Dr. López completed fellowship training in bariatric surgery at Chicago's Cook County Hospital.
We use the best technology for SILS in order to accommodate special cases involving umbilical hernias or previous tummy tuck surgeries. Our aim is to help as many patients as possible safely experience the benefits of SILS.
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How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Using SILS Cost?
The cost of incorporating SILS will add $1,500 to the cost of your surgery. However, if the SILS is booked at the same time as the surgery (as opposed to deciding to incorporate SILS after booking your surgery), you can save $500.
We pride ourselves on being very transparent when it comes to the cost of gastric bypass and other types of weight loss surgery at ALO Bariatrics, headquartered in Tijuana. Below, you will find pricing for each of our weight loss surgery procedures:
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,700||$6,300||$6,800||$5,700|
"I'm Forever Grateful."
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 6/18/18
Heaviest Weight 275 (4/18 when I paid deposit)
Surgery Weight 248.6 Jennifer Tawdi, 5-Star Google Review