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Bariatric Surgery

Weight-loss surgery is an elective procedure that helps people lose weight by making changes to the digestive system. Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $30,000 USD. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Weight-loss surgery is safe and easy and can save you up to 80% on the total cost of treatment, even including travel expenses.
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Overweigh and obesity are a rising concern in the United States, Canada, and Mexico due to their detrimental health effects. Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeding a healthy range have much greater risks of medical issues like heart disease, high-blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, gout, cancer, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
Often times, overweight individuals find it difficult to lose weight on their own after having tried many failed diets and not being able to exercise regularly. The poor physical mobility experienced by obese people is the result of pain in their hips and knees caused by the overweight in their body. Ironically, these individuals cannot lose weight with exercise due to their orthopedic problems and cannot resolve their joint pain without losing weight. If you have had little or no success with diets and other non-surgical treatments, and fall within the range of acceptable operative risks, our bariatric surgeons will help you achieve your weight goals.
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Weight-loss surgery is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea
Candidates

Weightloss Surgery Results

Weight-loss surgery can provide big and long-term weight loss. The amount of weight you lose depends on your type of surgery and your change in lifestyle habits. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.
In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Provider Network

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Weight-Loss Packages

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic weight-loss program to maximize results:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Common Treatments

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal

Our gallbladder is a small, tear-drop shaped organ located under your liver (see Figure 1). Its main function is to store bile. Bile is a substance that is made in the liver and helps your body digest fats. Your gallbladder releases bile when food, especially fatty food, enters the digestive tract. A cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is done when the gallbladder becomes infected or when gallstones are present, causing symptoms. More than 500,000 Americans undergo gallbladder surgery each year. Once the organ is removed, the main bile duct takes over the function of the gallbladder by carrying more bile from the liver during digestion. gallbladder Below is a typical itinerary for someone getting the Cholecystectomy with our surgeons:
  • Day 1: Arrival to destination of surgery – pre-op consultations and pre-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 2: Surgery – spend night in hospital
  • Day 3: Post-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 4: Follow-up consultation – spend night in hotel
  • Day 5: Rest and recover – spend night in hotel
  • Day 6: Follow-up consultation – return home

Gallbladder Removal Abroad

Choosing to undergo Cholecystectomy with our Gastroenterologist surgeons has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 85% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S.-Trained Board-Certified Gastroenterologist surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest bariatric surgery procedures and technology
A Cholecystectomy can cost as much as $25,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Cholecystectomy is safe and easy and our surgery packages start at $3,490 USD, saving you up to 85% on the total cost of treatment with minimum to no wait time. Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Cholecystectomy is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

The Cholecystectomy Procedure

Doctors can remove your gallbladder in two ways, and your recovery depends on which they choose:
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomies are most common, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Your doctor will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and use a laparoscope (which is basically a small telescope with a camera) to see a closeup of what’s happening inside your body. Then they remove your gallbladder through those small incisions. Most people who get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy get discharged on the same day and can resume normal physical activity after a week, according to the NIDDK.
  • When laparoscopic cholecystectomy is not feasible due to a patient's anatomy, inflammation of the gallbladder or other reasons, an open cholecystectomy will be selected. In this procedure, the gallbladder is removed through a surgical incision high in the right abdomen, just beneath the ribs. Patients will usually be in the hospital two to three days, with a return to regular activities in two to three weeks.
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Recovering from Cholecystectomy

  • Pain medication — You may receive pain medication to help keep you comfortable. Before leaving the hospital you will be given a prescription for pain medication to take every three to six hours as needed
  • Resuming activity — Continue walking as you recover. You may resume normal activity when your discomfort has subsided. Save strenuous activity and heavy lifting until pain at the incision site(s) has resolved. You may return to work when comfortable, usually five to seven days after surgery
  • Driving — You may drive when you no longer require pain medication, usually three to seven days after surgery. Do not drive while taking pain medication
  • Diet — There are no restrictions other than diets previously recommended for certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure. Emphasize fresh fruits, vegetables, bran and liquids to help prevent any constipation that can result from taking pain medication
  • Wound healing — Your incisions will be closed with sterile tape strips (Steri-Strips) that act like stitches. You may shower or bathe with the tape strips in place. Remove the strips when they start to curl and come off, usually 10 to 14 days after surgery. Any minor pain at the incision sites should decrease over time. View the postoperative care instructions

Our Gastroenterologist Surgeons

Our network of Gastroenterologist surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Our Gastroenterologist surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our Gastrointestinal surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Gastroenterology Surgery Packages

For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for Gastroenterology procedures that include the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal Hernia Repair

In an inguinal hernia, abdominal fat or a loop of small intestine enters the inguinal canal, a tubular passage through the lower layers of the abdominal wall. A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ (usually the small intestine) protrudes through a weak point or tear in the peritoneum, the thin muscular wall holding the abdominal organs in place resulting in a bulge. In men, inguinal hernias typically develop in the groin area near the scrotum, on one or both (double hernia) sides. inguinal-hernia 2 Surgery is the only treatment and cure for inguinal hernia. Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. About 800,000 people have hernia repairs each year. But if an inguinal hernia does not cause any symptoms, it may not need treatment. Many doctors recommend surgery to repair a hernia because it prevents strangulation, which occurs when a loop of intestine is trapped tightly in a hernia and the blood supply is cut off, killing the tissue. Inguinal hernia repair can be performed with open or laparoscopic surgery. The most popular is the laparoscopic hernia repair, which is similar to other laparoscopic procedures. General anesthesia is given, and a small cut (incision) is made in or just below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air so that the surgeon can see the abdominal (belly) organs. A thin, lighted scope called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other small incisions in the lower abdomen. Mesh is then placed over the defect to reinforce the belly wall. Inguinal-Hernia-repair-mesh Below is a typical itinerary for someone getting the Inguinal Hernia Repair with our surgeons:
  • Day 1: Arrival to destination of surgery – pre-op consultations and pre-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 2: Surgery – spend night in hospital
  • Day 3: Post-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 4: Follow-up consultation – spend night in hotel
  • Day 5: Rest and recover – spend night in hotel
  • Day 6: Follow-up consultation – return home

Inguinal Hernia Repair Abroad

Choosing to undergo Inguinal Hernia Repair with our Gastroenterologist surgeons has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 85% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S.-Trained Board-Certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest laparoscopic procedures and technology
An Inguinal Hernia Repair can cost as much as $25,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Inguinal Hernia Repair is safe and easy and our surgery packages start at $3,990 USD, saving you up to 85% on the total cost of treatment with minimum to no wait time. Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Inguinal Hernia Repair is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

The Inguinal Hernia Repair Procedure

There are two types of hernia repair surgeries:
  • In open hernia repair, also called herniorrhaphy, a person is given local anesthesia in the abdomen or spine to numb the area, general anesthesia to sedate or help the person sleep, or a combination of the two. Then the surgeon makes an incision in the groin, moves the hernia back into the abdomen, and reinforces the muscle wall with stitches. Usually the area of muscle weakness is reinforced with a synthetic mesh or screen to provide additional support-an operation called hernioplasty.
  • Laparoscopic surgery is performed using general anesthesia. The surgeon makes several small incisions in the lower abdomen and inserts a laparoscope-a thin tube with a tiny video camera attached to one end. The camera sends a magnified image from inside the body to a monitor, giving the surgeon a close-up view of the hernia and surrounding tissue. While viewing the monitor, the surgeon uses instruments to carefully repair the hernia using synthetic mesh.
HerniaRepair People who undergo laparoscopic surgery generally experience a somewhat shorter recovery time. However, the doctor may determine laparoscopic surgery is not the best option if the hernia is very large or the person has had pelvic surgery.

Recovering from Inguinal Hernia Repair

Most people are able to get out of bed an hour or so after this surgery. Most can go home the same day, but some may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Some men may have problems passing urine after hernia surgery. If you have problems urinating, you may need a catheter. This is a thin flexible tube that is inserted into your bladder for a short time to drain urine.Following instructions about how active you can be while recovering. This may include:
  • Returning to light activities soon after going home, but avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks
  • Avoiding activities that can increase pressure in the groin and belly. Move slowly from a lying to a seated position
  • Avoiding sneezing or coughing forcefully
  • Drinking plenty of fluids and eating lots of fiber to prevent constipation

Our Gastroenterologist Surgeons

Our network of Gastroenterologist surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Our Gastroenterologist surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our Gastrointestinal surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Gastroenterology Surgery Packages

For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for Gastroenterology procedures that include the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon

The newest bariatric technology – known as a gastric balloon or intragastric balloon procedure – involves inserting a small silicon balloon into a patient’s stomach through an endoscopic procedure. A doctor fills the balloon with saline solution to create a feeling of fullness, so patients lose the urge to overeat. After six months, it’s deflated and removed. Depending on your current BMI and your weight goals, the gastric balloon could be ideal for you to start losing weight or to lose the few extra pounds you have not been able to drop with exercise. To determine if the gastric balloon is the right procedure for you, our bariatric surgeons offer a no cost case evaluation to provide you with a professional assessment and recommendation. The review process takes less than 48 hours and our experienced team will go over all available options with you. Below is a typical itinerary for someone getting the gastric balloon with our surgeons:
  • Day 1: Arrival to destination of surgery – pre-op consultations and pre-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 2: Surgery – spend night in hotel
  • Day 3: Post-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 4: Follow-up consultation – return home

Gastric Balloon Abroad

Choosing to get the intragastric balloon endoscopic procedure with our bariatric surgeons has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 60% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S. Trained plastic surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest bariatric surgery procedures and technology
A gastric balloon can cost as much as $6,500 USD in the U.S. and, because it is generally not covered by most Health Insurance plans, is typically paid out-of-pocket or financed with high interest rate loans. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for gastric balloon is safe, easy, and affordable with surgery packages starting at $2,690 USD with minimum wait times.Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the gastric balloon is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

The Gastric Balloon Procedure

The intragastric balloon is a new weight loss procedure which involves placing a soft, deflated, silicone balloon inside the patient’s stomach through the use of an endoscope. Placement of an intragastric balloon is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes only about 20-30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time. The intragastric balloon has been approved for use outside the US for many years. Several hundred thousand of these devices have been placed world-wide.The gastric balloon procedure (endoscopic intragastric balloon) leaves an inflated silicon balloon in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food. As a result, patients:
  • Feel full sooner while eating and therefore eat less
  • Lose about 30% of their excess weight in 6 months
  • Have health improvement for diabetes, joint/bone disease, and heart-related issues
First, an endoscopy is done to inspect the inside of your stomach. This is done under sedation, so you won’t be awake! Next, the deflated balloon is guided into your stomach, attached to a catheter with a guidewire. The guidewire is removed, opening up the channel in the catheter so that saline can be injected. The balloon is inflated with saline and the catheter is disconnected, leaving only the balloon behind. Six months later another endoscopy is done, the balloon is punctured with a catheter and the saline is removed, followed by the removal of the balloon. Allurion-7_3_Blue

Gastric Balloon Candidates

Though the procedure sounds like a dream for people struggling to lose weight, not everyone is a candidate. The Intragastric balloon Procedure is ideally suited for patients who:
  • Have a BMI of 27-30 with a weight-related comorbidity (off-label)
  • Have a BMI of 30-40 with or without a weight-related comorbidity
  • Have a BMI over 40 but not interested in surgery (off-label)
  • Have been unable to achieve their weight loss goals through diet and exercise
  • Are uncomfortable with, or ineligible for, other types of weight loss surgery
  • Are willing to participate in a medically supervised diet and behavior modification program
  • Are considered to be at least 25 pounds overweight
Conditions that would prevent a patient from having the intragastric balloon procedure include:
  • Previous weight loss surgery
  • Any inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Potential upper gastrointestinal bleeding or other congenital anomalies
  • Large hiatal hernia or structural abnormality in the larynx or esophagus
  • Any condition that would hinder endoscopy
  • Unwillingness to participate in the supervised diet and behavior modification program
  • Drug or alcohol addiction
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Past or present psychological disorders
  • Regular use of blood thinners
The intragastric balloon is ideal for patients who are moderately overweight and want to begin with a less invasive weight loss procedure. Patients who are ready to start a healthy, new lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise and dietary modifications will benefit greatly from a managed weight loss program. Sustained weight loss is achievable with the assistance of our support team, and we are committed to your long-term weight loss success!

Preparing for Gastric Balloon

To prepare your stomach for the gastric balloon, our surgeons recommend taking Prilosec OTC 40mg (or the generic omeprazole) once daily beginning 2 weeks prior to the procedure. To relieve any side effects from the Gastric Balloon being in your stomach, our surgeons also recommend continuing to take Prilosec OTC 40mg until your balloon is removed. Before your intragastric balloon placement, you should be on a puree/soft solid diet for 48 hours before your procedure date and should avoid all food and liquid for 12 hours prior, as you will be sedated during the procedure. Typically, this will mean nothing to eat or drink after midnight before your procedure. The puree/soft solid phase is to ensure that there is no solid food left in your stomach that might cause our surgeons to have to cancel your procedure.

Recovering from the Gastric Balloon Procedure

After the placement of the intragastric balloon, almost ALL patients experience some gastric discomfort, nausea, and vomiting for the first week after the procedure. This is normal, as your digestive system is adjusting to the presence of the intragastric balloon. You will be given medications to help you manage these symptoms. Please use these medications liberally for the first few days to minimize nausea issues. Our surgeons and their medical staff are available 24/7 if you feel like you are not able to control your symptoms, do not go to the ER unless you feel like there is a life-threatening condition. Nausea and vomiting is to be expected, especially in the first week after surgery.

Our Bariatric Surgeons:

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success and outstanding patient satisfaction
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest procedures and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Cosmetic Bariatric Packages

For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for bariatric procedures that include the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center's fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons' fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Adjustable Gastric Band

Gastric Band Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Lap Band surgery is an elective weight-loss procedure that helps people lose weight by making the stomach smaller. Weight-loss surgery is usually not covered by U.S. healthcare systems or Health Canada and individuals need to pay out of pocket for these treatments, which can be as high as $25,000 USD. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Gastric Lap Band surgery is safe and easy and can save you up to 80% on the total cost of treatment, even including travel expenses.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is surgery to make the stomach smaller. With a smaller stomach, you will feel full a lot quicker than you are used to. This means that you will need to make big lifelong changes in how you eat—including smaller portion sizes and different foods—in order to lose weight.

During the gastric band surgery the surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including: Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea

Gastric Lap Band Results

Weight-loss with the gastric band is not a big as with gastric bypass, but it is sufficient for the majority of individuals looking to lose weight and improve their lifestyle. After this surgery, weight loss is usually gradual but steady. You will have regular visits with your doctor to check how you are doing. The doctor can adjust the band if you are not losing weight as expected or if you have problems with the band. It may be possible to lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years.

In addition to weight loss, gastric band surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Quality of life

Our Medical Tourism Network

Our network of bariatric surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders. Our bariatric surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our bariatric surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

In collaboration with our highly experienced bariatric surgeons we have developed the following holistic, all-inclusive, weight-loss packages to maximize results:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication
  • Personalized counseling and support throughout the process
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery
  • Short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan
  • Regular post-operative consultations via phone, email, and skype to track progress
  • Back-on-Track program to maintain weight-loss goals

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve surgery, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve, gastric sleeve resection and tube gastrectomy, is a newer type of weight loss surgery, where approximately 85% of the stomach is removed. This morphs the stomach into a new, tube-like shape resembling a "sleeve". The operation is done via laparoscope, utilizing tiny incisions around the abdominal area, avoiding the need for a large incision, which may cause a huge scar. gastric-sleeve The Gastric Sleeve is also extremely effective at reducing the feeling of hunger, as the portion of the stomach that produces the "hunger hormone", Ghrelin, is removed. Eliminating this hormone helps you to feel more full after a smaller amount of food and help you feel satisfied after eating longer.One of the greatest benefits of our sleeve gastrectomy is that it does not affect the intestinal tract and requires no bypass. This will allow you to avoid any related complications, such as anemia, intestinal obstructions, or nutritional deficiencies from an inability to absorb proper nutrients from your meals. The Gastric Sleeve is also a viable option for those who are obese, but have a lower BMI, or are suffering from Crohn's disease, or similar conditions which would make other more invasive gastric surgeries much riskier.Below is a typical itinerary for someone getting the gastric sleeve with our surgeons:
  • Day 1: Arrival to destination of surgery – pre-op consultations and pre-op tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 2: Pre-op tests followed by surgery – spend night in hospital
  • Day 3: Post-op tests, begin liquid diet – spend night in hotel
  • Day 4: Final post-op follow-up consultation – spend night in hotel
  • Day 5: Return home

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Abroad

Choosing to undergo Gastric Sleeve surgery with our surgeons has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 70% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S.-Trained Board-Certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest bariatric surgery procedures and technology
A gastric sleeve surgery can cost as much as $29,000 USD in the U.S. and, because it is generally not covered by most Health Insurance plans, is typically paid out-of-pocket or financed with high interest rate loans. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery is safe, easy, and affordable with surgery packages starting at $4,770 USD with minimum wait times.Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the gastric sleeve is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

The Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery get fuller faster, feel fuller longer, and lose weight rapidly. During gastric sleeve surgery, nearly 85 percent of your stomach is removed. The portion of your stomach that is left will take the shape of a sleeve, reducing the amount of food you are able to consume. What is left of your stomach is already connected to your small intestine, so nutrients will still be absorbed as your food digests. For this form of bariatric surgery, it is important to know that the success rate is high with long lasting results but also dependent on your commitment to losing weight, keeping it off, eating right, and leading an active, healthy lifestyle. works_gastric-sleeve-surgery At the beginning of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Small laparoscopic incisions will be made in the abdomen, and the reshaping of your stomach will begin. During gastric sleeve surgery our bariatric surgeons, up to 85 percent of your stomach can be reduced. The unwanted portion will be removed and your new stomach will be shaped into an oblong tube or sleeve. Using staples, your newly created stomach will be sealed and your incisions will be closed. This very successful bariatric treatment will allow you to maintain a healthy weight.

Gastric Sleeve Candidates

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems. Gastric Sleeve is good for you if:
  • You are 15 – 54 years old
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher
  • You have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.

Advantages and Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery:

There are multiple advantages of undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, including:
  • Rapid weight loss - In most cases patients reduce their body weight by more than half in just four to six months.
  • Less hungry - Because your stomach is smaller after surgery, you will become fuller quicker, feel fuller longer, and won't feel as hungry in general. The portion of your stomach that produces the Ghrelin hormone - the hunger hormone - will be eliminated and discarded during surgery.
  • Safer than other weight loss surgeries - Because this form of bariatric surgery removes only a portion of the stomach, there is less of a risk for infection, rejection, or other serious complications. Other weight loss treatments may require the small intestine to be cut and reattached to the stomach, but with gastric sleeve surgery, your intestines stay intact and untouched. Also, unlike the LAP-BAND® system, the sleeve doesn't require a foreign object to reside within your body in order for the treatment to