Gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana surgical unit

What is gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

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.

Is this the right weight loss option for me?

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.

Am I eligible for gastric sleeve surgery?

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.

Should you have a gastric sleeve procedure to improve your quality of life?

  • You should definitely consider this surgery for several reasons, such as:
  • Patients can lose up to half their weight in four to six months.
  • Patients find that their appetite is significantly reduced and they fill up much faster.
  • Surgery is a safe weight loss option for significant weight reduction, with fewer complications than similar surgeries.


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