Gastric sleeve surgery is a long-term weight loss procedure that removes about 80 to 85 percent of the stomach. Due to the high costs in the United States, gastric sleeve in Mexico can save patients up to $18,000 on surgery cost, especially if you are without proper insurance coverage.
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This popular bariatric procedure is medically known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) although it’s commonly referred by many as sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve surgery, stomach surgery, and gastric surgery.
To be eligible for the gastric sleeve surgery, the BMI of the patient should be 30 or higher. As having an increased risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related diseases. To see if you’re a qualified candidate for gastric sleeve in Mexico, please fill out a health form.
How Gastric Sleeve in Mexico Works?
The main benefits of the gastric sleeve procedure are that there is no small intestine redirection or new compounds required. This makes sleeve gastrectomy easier, safer, and much faster operation for bariatric surgeons to perform.
The lack of small intestine redirection also lowers the risk of vitamin and mineral deficiency. This can also be easily converted to another procedure, such as gastric bypass surgery or duodenal switch.
Although gastric sleeve surgery is often acknowledged as a relatively new procedure, it has been performed since the late 1980s. It was originally practiced as a first-step procedure in patients with higher BMI and/or with serious accompanying diseases. Gastric sleeve or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is usually performed on the patients anticipating the second-step procedure after.
It would be performed when patients lost enough weight so that the second procedure can be performed safely. According to many studies, patients who completed the gastric sleeve procedures alone are as successful as a treatment for morbid obesity. They found that they didn’t need a second procedure to lose weight.
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You can completely customize your gastric sleeve surgery package and choose from or simply pay without adding extra amenities. If you need additional support, we can provide amenities including:
- Certified Surgeons
- Surgical Team and Nursing Staff
- Take-Home Medication
- Hospital Stay x 2 and Recovery
- Hotel Stay x 1 Night
How Gastric Sleeve In Mexico Is Performed?
Gastric sleeve in Mexico is performed by surgeons through a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique. The surgeon makes five small incisions on the patient’s stomach. Those incisions are utilized to insert the tools and volume required to complete the procedure.
The surgeon will then form a small stomach, stitching the larger abdomen to a size that is approximately 80–85% smaller than the original stomach. The procedure itself lasts around 30-45 minutes.
A new, smaller, banana-shaped stomach will already be attached to the stomach inlet and outlet. The procedure is focused on lowering the appetite and reduction of hunger in patents. The reduction of hunger comes from the removal of 80-85% of the large intestine where the Ghrelin, the hormone of hunger is located.
Reduce Stomach Size
Gastric sleeve reduces and removes about 85% of the stomach.
Reduce Food Intake
With the smaller stomach size, food portions and intake are significantly reduced.
Long-Term Weight Loss
Gastric sleeve is a permanent tool that can help maintain long-term weight loss.
Gastric Sleeve Expectations
About 70% of the patients who consider having gastric sleeve in Mexico are suffering from obesity-related medical conditions such as:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- Type II diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
Benefits Of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexico
Type II Diabetes & Hypertension
More than 80% of type II diabetes cases are fixed after gastric sleeve surgery. The improvement or recovery from hypertension is seen in many patients.
Long-Term Weight Loss
A great amount of excess weight is lost, and patients experience the resolve of many life-threatening co-morbidity, improved appearance, social opportunities, and economic opportunities.
Improved Quality Of Life
As with every type of bariatric surgery, the overall quality of life for patients improves considerably.
No Follow-Up Is Required
There is no alien body that can cause failure, slip, or disintegration. Unlike the adjustable gastric band (lap band), there is nothing to be adjusted. You don’t need to worry about getting follow-up care if you move to another city.
Hunger Is Substantially Reduced
The feeling of hunger is considerably reduced as well as the fullness after VSG is much more gratifying than the feeling of restraint or distress that you usually get with the lap band.
Straight Forward Procedure
It can be performed on patients when they do not qualify for gastric bypass. Those include disease such as anemia, Crohn’s disease, etc
Why Choose Us?
About 70% of the patients who are considering having gastric sleeve surgery are suffering from obesity-related medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease.
- More than 70% saw a full recovery of their high blood pressure
- Approximately 50% of all patients studied saw complete remission of their diabetes
- More than half of all patients experienced total recovery of their obstructive sleep apnea
- Almost 80% were cured of high cholesterol
Mexico Gastric Sleeve Obesity Treatment
Some patients might face poor weight loss after the procedure and all other bariatric surgeries. Sometimes a patient’s gastric sleeve weight loss expectations are not met. That might due to many factors including:
- Inability to follow the post-op diet
- Incorrect choice of food
- The lack of physical exercise
- Psychological issues that cause distress and overeating
- Medical conditions like thyroid, menopause, or decreased mobility
Possible Complications of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The degree of postoperative risks after bariatric surgery is significantly lower if it is carried out in an accredited bariatric center.
Potential complications include:
- Gastric and/or anastomotic leaks (1 to 3%)
- Pulmonary complications (e.g., mechanical ventilation, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism)
- Myocardial infarction (MI)
- Wound infection
- Postoperative scar hernia
- Small bowel obstruction
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Abdominal hernia
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
These complications can lead to significant morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, and increased costs. The only early sign of anastomotic leakage may be tachycardia.
Later problems may include prolonged nausea, vomiting caused by obstruction of the small intestine, and anastomotic stenosis.
Nutrient deficiencies (e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency in the body) may result from malnutrition, insufficient supplementation, or malabsorption. Unpleasant odor flatulence, diarrhea, or both of these symptoms can develop, especially after malabsorption procedures.
That is due to the impairment of Vitamin D and sometimes hypoglycemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism. With prolonged vomiting, thiamine deficiency occurs.
Gastric Sleeve Risks And Side Effects
Mild to Moderate Side Effects
Typically, those side effects can be easily controlled either with recommended medication or with just simple rest. Usually, it disappears within a few days after surgery. Those include:
- Pain from gas
- Swelling (very common)
Severe Side Effects
Not common, but still possible, that few patients might suffer from more severe side effects:
- Internal bleeding
- Gastritis (inflammation in the lining of the stomach)
- More than usual pain, and bloating in the abdominal area
Those complications are very rare and estimated in less than 1% in patients who undergo a gastric sleeve surgery. In comparison to surgeries such as knee and hip, in patients of which the blot clots are estimated at 40-50%.