Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a restrictive weight loss procedure that promotes weight reduction by restricting the amount of nutrient intake by the stomach. This procedure is performed with minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery. Approximately 80% of your stomach is removed. The remaining portion of your stomach is a tubular pouch with a shape similar to a banana.
If the idea of achieving weight loss by restricting the amount of food you eat does not involve having a foreign body inside your stomach, then gastric sleeve surgery is the best option for you.
Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) if 40 or more is a great candidate for this procedure, as this BMI indicates that you are 100 or more over your ideal weight. However, this weight loss surgery can also be used to treat super morbid obesity in people with a BMI of 60 or higher.
At Tijuana’s surgical unit you receive unparalleled care in a clinic that meets and exceeds U.S. and Canadian medical standards, with a world-class sanitation and sterilization process.
If you are seeking surgery or have health concerns, schedule an appointment here to receive medical care appropriate to your condition.