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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric sleeve A gastric sleeve or gastrectomy is a procedure which aims for helping overweight patients to lose a significant amount of weight. It consists of removing about 85 percent of the stomach, transforming it into a new tube shape resembling a sleeve. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, this means the specialist makes a small incision the abdominal area, and therefore, it is considered a minimally invasive procedure, reducing significantly post-op pain.

GASTRIC SLEEVE

Likewise, the gastric sleeve is regarded among the medical community one of the most efficient techniques to reduce anxiety, since the portion of the stomach in charge of producing “the hunger hormone.” As a result, you feel fuller with a smaller portion of food and enable you to wait more time between meals.  There are many benefits associated with the gastric sleeve, but one of the most noticeable is the fact that this surgical technique does not bear any impact over the intestinal tract and does not require a bypass.

This prevents any further complication, like anemia, intestinal obstructions or nutritional deficiencies due to the lack of being able to absorb the necessary nutrients out of their food. This is a viable option for people who suffer from obesity but have a lower body mass index required for other procedures or for those who suffer from Crohn disease, as well as any related conditions which may increase put you at danger with other bariatric surgeries. We, here at Health &Wellness Bazaar offer you complete medical tourism services, and a comprehensive and personalized itinerary for the days prior and after the surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery abroad The decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery has many advantages because it can save you up to 70 percent compared to the market prices of the United States.

The quality of bariatric surgeons has been certified by the Council of Education of the United States in Mexico, we offer the best results with the best materials and implants approved by the FDA, and our surgeons provide the latest procedures in bariatric technology. In the United States, the price of a gastric sleeve surgery can rise to $ 29,000 and, because it is not usually covered by health systems, it generally represents a substantial expense for patients; however, with Health & Wellness Bazaar, you may travel to Mexico to ensure a high-quality intervention.  With packages starting from $ 4,770 performed by some of the top professionals, with minimum waiting time.

Our doctors can offer you meager prices compared to those of the North America market, as a result of low costs in Mexico, labor, and materials. The safety, quality, and efficiency of the gastric sleeve are never be compromised, we guarantee the highest quality standards. We have a presence in cities such as Monterrey, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun. You can contact us through our website to have more information. 

Gastrectomy procedure

When you undergo this process, you will notice significant changes in your bodies that you must learn to keep hand in hand with a healthier lifestyle. You will feel fuller, lose pounds faster, even the benefits of the gastric sleeve extend to the psychological level, because they will make you feel more comfortable in their own skin, at ease with what you see in the mirror and calm knowing that conditions you suffer, as a result of having obesity improve substantially. During the operation, the surgeons will extract almost 85 percent of the volume of the stomach, the remaining portion is then re-shaped until it resembles a tube or sleeve, thus reducing the number of calories that your digestive systems is capable of assimilating. However, the nutrients are still absorbed, because the stomach remains connected to the small intestine. The success rate of this bariatric surgery is very high, with long-lasting and proven results, but this also depends on the effort they put into taking care of themselves and the routine changes they implement. Remember that our doctors are there to guide you and make the process of transforming your lifestyles bearable. Surgery begins by administering general anesthesia, that is, you will remain asleep throughout the process. The surgeons then proceed to make small laparoscopic incisions in the abdominal region, and then he begins remodeling the stomach. The surgeon uses surgical staples to seal your newly re-shaped stomach to close the wounds.  This bariatric treatment is very successful and will allow you to prolong your life expectancy, by maintaining your health with optimal weight. 

Who is a good candidate for a gastric sleeve?

Even though this bariatric surgery variant is a miraculous an effective weight loss method, the truth is that not everyone is suitable for it. Our specialist is the ones who determine if you can proceed to the operating room, after your office visit. The gastric sleeve is an excellent treatment for those patients age between 15 and 54 years old, whose body mass index is over 30, patients with severe health problems, like sleep apnea, type II diabetes and high blood pressure. Gastric sleeve benefits  Those who undergo this type of bariatric surgery see positive results in the months following the operation; life changes completely for the best, this is because the effects of the procedure have an impact on all areas, health, or the aesthetic level and on social and work relations. You will notice you lose weight quickly, in fact, most patients reduce their body weight by more than half in just four or six months; they feel less hungry and, therefore, eat less food.

How gastric sleeve works

Also, the gastric sleeve is one of the safest bariatric procedures, because this type of surgery removes only a portion of the stomach, which reduces the risk of rejection, infection, inflammation or other serious complications.  The truth is that other bariatric treatments may require cutting a part of the small intestine and reattaching it, but the gastric sleeve allows the intestine to remain intact. And unlike the LAP-BAND system, the gastric sleeve does not require for the insertion of a foreign object into their bodies. This procedure, which can last about an hour, requires you to be fully committed to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  On the other hand, patients should keep in mind that the sleeve may tend to widen over time, so a revision surgery may be necessary, that is, a simple procedure that can be carried out by a certified bariatric expert. 

Preparation for gastric sleeve surgery

Every doctor will strongly advise you weeks before your surgery date to quit drinking and smoking. The fact is that tobacco increases the chances of complications, such as the formation of blood clots, pneumonia, and infection and may even influence the recovery time. Besides, we must take into account that quitting smoking is hugely beneficial for the whole body, preventing lung cancer and other serious diseases which could put their lives at risk, so this weight loss treatment is an excellent opportunity to say ” goodbye “forever to the annoying and unpleasant habit of smoking. Your surgeons will also advise you to follow specific diets before surgery; our trained staff will also be available to help you plan your future dietary changes, as well as the implementation of a less sedentary lifestyle. 

Post-op and recovery process

The postoperative period takes approximately two weeks. The surgery itself is about two hours long, at the most, after which it is likely that you´ll remain hospitalized. The abdomen may look swollen or sore; however, your surgeon prescribes medications to better cope with these symptoms. You should allow your body some time to adjust to the operation, which following a strict liquid diet for some time. Also, you must follow the post-op instructions to the letter, without altering the drug dosage or overlooking any of the instructions, because of wanting to avoid discomfort or developing habits which could reverse the results of the gastric sleeve. Once discharged, you should continue with liquid foods for a few weeks or as instructed by the surgeon. After fifteen days you may switch to solid foods, with your doctor´s consent; but, when you make this transition, you should change your eating habits, chewing slowly, small portions, chewing food until they are entirely chewed and drinking liquids half an hour before meals. 

Gastric sleeve results

Even though the gastric sleeve doesn´t provide you with a significant weight loss compared to a bypass, you can rest assured this is a one hundred percent effective method. It offers visible results, and it’s less invasive than a bypass or other bariatric treatment. The gastrectomy is performed to help you lose excess weight and reducing the probability of developing potentially deadly diseases like specific coronary pathologies, severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type II diabetes and cancer.  

Our surgeons

At Health & Wellness Bazaar we have a large team of bariatric surgeons, as well as talented and experienced doctors whose professional trajectory has been confirmed; therefore we guarantee you the best medical and human care. The surgeons perform cutting-edge procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. They also undergo a rigorous research process to determine their expertise, background, and treatment with patients, to ensure the highest standards of quality in health services. We assure you that our team is certified to practice and is in compliance with the following requirements: 

  • Board certified
  • Proven history and excellent patient satisfaction
  • An active member of the Metabolic and Bariatric Gastro internal American Society.
  • An active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Regularly attending conferences and workshops regarding the latest procedures and technologies.
  • Peer-reviewed and approved
  • Educated in prestigious medical institutions.
  • Performs medical research and writes medical publications.
  • Lastly, our recruitment team interviews every bariatric surgeon in person, visit their facilities, meet current and past patients, also, they review their medical procedures and protocols to confirm they are in compliance with the highest standard medical practices.

Know our medical tourism packages

 In collaboration with our team of experienced bariatric surgeons’ we´ve developed comprehensive weight loss packages which you can check on our website, were you can also get in touch with us. These packages include: 

  • Airport pickup
  • Local transportation
  • Pre-op test
  • Medial fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeon Fees
  • Anesthesia
  • Medical supplies for the procedure.
  • Post-op medication
  • Personalized counseling.
  • Physical and psychiatric evaluation before the surgery.
  • Over the phone, e-mail or video call medical consultation.
  • Follow up the program to ensure the goal is reached.

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