Gastric Sleeve in Mexico | From $3,899 (2023)

Guide to Gastric Sleeve

Why is the procedure called a gastric “sleeve”?

It is simply because the truncated stomach, which is almost one-fourth the size of the original stomach, resembles a banana or a sleeve. Individuals undergoing this form of weight loss surgery, feel fuller faster and tend to lose weight rapidly.

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Can the results of gastric sleeve surgery be undone?

No, the procedure is irreversible.

Is gastric sleeve surgery minimally invasive?

Yes, the surgery is performed laparoscopically and hence, it is minimally invasive.

What about the efficacy of the procedure?

Gastric sleeve procedure is highly effective in morbidly obese patients and produces long term results.

A study was conducted by Matthew Yi-Chih Lin and colleagues[1] Matthew Yi-Chih Lin
Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves Candidacy for Organ Transplants in Morbidly Obese Patients, New Study Shows
“After gastric sleeve surgery, patients lost 17 percent of their excess weight at one month, 26 percent at three months, 50 percent at 12 months, and 66 percent at 24 months…”
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on patients who underwent a gastric sleeve surgery. It showed that the subjects reportedly lost over 66% of their excess weight over a period of 24 months after the surgery. Also, this study showcased that sleeve gastrectomy is a feasible procedure even in patients with organ failure.

Why Prefer Gastric Sleeve Surgery Over Other Bariatric Procedures?
That’s because it doesn’t involve –

  • Malabsorption of nutrients as in the case of gastric bypass
  • Insertion of a foreign device as in the case of lap band
  • Also, the gastric sleeve is the most sought-after bariatric surgery.

A published report in the year 2016 by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)[2] American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers, 2011-2017
“The ASMBS total bariatric procedure numbers are based on the best estimation from available data (BOLD,ACS/MBSAQIP….”
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suggests of total bariatric procedures performed in the year 2011 were 158,000 wherein 17.80% of them were a gastric sleeve.

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This number increased to 228,000 in the year 2017, out of which 59.39% gastric sleeve operations were conducted.

With time, the popularity of a gastric sleeve has increased with time due to its effectiveness.

Why Choose Us?

Self Pay Cost Comparison

Pay almost $25,000 for the surgery in the United States or Compare this with our package prices for Mexican cities beginning at $4,395.

Less Waiting Times

As compared to the USA, the waiting time in Mexico is almost non-existing.

No Communication Problems

You will not face any language barrier in the hospitals as we have a qualified team working with us who are equally fluent in the English language.

Low-Cost Gastric Sleeve Surgery – What About Quality?

We often associate lower price with compromises being made on the quality front.

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However, potential medical tourists will be glad to know that the hallmark of Mexico’s booming medical tourism industry is the value-for-money quality care. For a price that you can term as a “pittance” when compared to the arm and leg costing procedure in the USA, medical care in Mexico is comparable to that in the hospitals of the developed countries of the West.

To enhance the experience of our clients, we have partnered with many renowned hospitals and clinics throughout the major Mexican cities. We’ve compiled the highlights of our network hospitals and clinics.

Our Network Hospitals forVertical Sleeve in Mexico

In Tijuana

  • The hospital is located only a few minutes from the US-Mexico border
  • Closest American airport, the San Diego International Airport (IATA Code: SAN) is just 20 miles away
  • Bilingual staff
  • 24/7 patient liaison officer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Phone calls to the USA
  • Well-appointed private patient rooms
  • Parking for visitors is FREE and handicapped parking facility is also available
  • The facility of a cafeteria within the hospital premises

In Cancun

  • Just about 30 minutes from the international airport and a short distance away from shopping areas and restaurants
  • Excellent track record of over 25 years
  • Bilingual staff
  • Well-equipped patient rooms
  • 24*7 emergency unit
  • Intensive care unit
  • In-house medical laboratory and digitized imaging equipment

In Mexicali

  • ISO-9002 certified
  • 24*7 emergency unit and pharmacy facility
  • State-of-the-art medical lab and radiology services running 24 hours a day
  • Trained surgeons and nursing staff
  • The professionals in the radiology are certified by the Mexican Board of Radiology and the Mexican Council of Technical Professionals in Radiology
  • Well-resourced patient rooms
  • Cafeteria
  • FREE internet access for the visitors

We are also associated with leading, state-of-the-art hospitals in Guadalajara. Based on your location preferences, we can arrange for your sleeve gastrectomy surgery in any of our network hospitals and bariatric surgery clinics spread across Mexico.

Our Network Surgeons for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

We also have many reputable bariatric surgeons under our network in Mexico. Their medical credentials and experience rival the best in the United States and Canada. We have listed the credentials of a couple of our connected bariatric surgeons here:

  • Has performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries since 2009
  • Is well conversant in English
  • Undergone numerous post-doctoral training programs
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Disorders
  • Participated in the 13th National Congress of Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases held in Ensenada
  • Participated in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) held in Los Angeles, California in 2010
  • Was an assistant in the XIII World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from April 23-27, 2012
  • Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy, 2011

Happy Clientele

“The hospital and the doctors were excellent. I was very satisfied and happy with them. The nurses were really, really nice. The hospital was super clean. It felt very professional, and all the doctors that I met were amazing. They were able to answer all the questions that I had, and they made it a great experience” says Stacy Burns reviewing gastric sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico.

Check out our other happy clients at Bariatric Surgery Testimonials.

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Who Needs a Gastric Sleeve?

According to the recommendations by the NIDDK[3] National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Potential Candidates for Bariatric Surgery
“Who is a good adult candidate for bariatric surgery?…”
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, a person needs a gastric sleeve if the following is true:

  • Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more2, OR
  • A BMI of 35 or more with severe health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea2

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Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Elbanna H and colleagues[4] Hosam Elbanna, Wagih Ghnnam, Ahmed Negm, Tamer Youssef
Impact of preoperative body mass index on the final outcome after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity“Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an efficient treatment to achieve significant weight loss that is maintained up to 5 years of follow up…”
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reported that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an effective treatment option to achieve notable weight loss which was maintained up to 5 years of follow up.

Effective Weight Loss

Another study published by Sofianos et al.[5] Chrysis Sofianos, and Constantinos Sofianos
Outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a bariatric unit in South Africa
“LSG was shown to produce an adequate %EBMIL loss at 6 months…”
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provided the following data that suggests that gastric sleeve can provide effective weight loss.

The enrolled patients had a mean BMI of 42.1 kg/m2 pre-operatively and 77% of them were suffering from related comorbidities. After the intervention, the mean %EBMIL was observed to be 65% at 6-months follow-up.

To calculate expected weight loss after bariatric surgery, check out this article.

BMI Changes

The same study conducted by Sofianos et al. concluded that postoperatively, the BMI decreased from 53.8 kg/m(2) to 47.33kg/m(2).

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Reduction in Comorbidities

It also showed that at 5-year follow up, resolution of diabetes was maintained in 68 (91.8%) patients. Similarly, improvement in other co-morbidities are discussed below:

Co-morbiditiesAt 1 yearAt 3 yearAt 5 year
Musculoskeletal problems72.6%87.1%96.8%
Symptoms of GERD39.3%57.1%67.8%
Sleep apnea68.8%84.4%96.9%


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