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Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Experience a relaxing and worry-free weight loss surgery in Mexico with Health & Wellness Bazaar, your trusted medical tourism provider. Discover the incredible benefits of a gastric sleeve Mexico, a procedure that helps you shed excess weight quickly. Trust our expert team to guide you toward a healthier, happier you. Embrace the transformation with Health & Wellness Bazaar's gastric sleeve in Mexico.



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Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weigh Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weigh Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weigh Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weigh Loss Surgery



The procedure is performed laparoscopically. The surgeon makes a small incision in the abdominal area and inserts small instruments to perform gastric changes with minimally invasive techniques, significantly reducing post-operative pain and shortening recovery times.

Around 2007 - 2008 the gastric sleeve procedure began to be used as a bariatric procedure. It was discovered by surgeon Michael Gagner unintentionally, but when he saw the results of his patient, he began to apply this technique. Although it is a relatively new technique in the medical field, it has been incredibly successful. Therefore, it currently competes with older procedures, such as gastric banding and bypass.

Not everyone is a candidate for gastric sleeve Mexico. To be approved for this surgery, your BMI must be between 30 and 45, and your health condition must meet specific criteria. We offer a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Gastric Sleeve. Please get in touch with us so our experts can review your case and provide you with solutions. With our network of elite board-certified physicians, undergoing gastric sleeve surgery is as easy as booking a vacation through a high-end concierge service.

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Below is a typical itinerary for someone undergoing Gastric Sleeve with our surgeons:

  • Day 1: Arrival at the destination of surgery, pre-op tests – spend the night in a 5-star hotel
  • Day 2: Surgery – spend the night in a world-class hospital
  • Day 3: Rest and recover – spend the night in the hospital
  • Day 4: Discharge – spend the night in your hotel
  • Day 5: Follow-up consultation – return home

A gastric sleeve Mexico procedure can cost up to $ 25,000 in the U.S. and, because it is generally not covered by most health insurance plans, it is usually paid out of pocket or financed by high-interest rate loans. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery is safe, easy, and affordable, with packages starting at USD 4,790 with minimal waiting times.

Our medical providers are able to offer such low prices compared to the U.S. due to the low cost of land, labor, and materials in Mexico. However, this minimally invasive procedure's safety, quality, and efficacy are never compromised. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.


Undergoing gastric sleeve Mexico with any of our bariatric surgeons is extremely easy. The first step is to evaluate your case with our doctors to determine if this procedure will achieve the expected results. To do this, all we need from you is your medical history, and this only takes 5-10 minutes! After reviewing your case, our bariatric surgeons in Tijuana will let us know if you are a good candidate for a gastric sleeve procedure or if you should consider a gastric balloon or gastric bypass Mexico for optimal results.

If you do not have time to complete the medical questionnaire at this time, please submit an inquiry, and we will assign you a patient care manager who will email you shortly with further information on gastric sleeve pricing, as well as instructions to review your case. Your Care Manager will coordinate your remote consultation with our surgeons, check availability, and schedule all of your appointments for your procedure.

Of course, scheduling a consultation is the first step in changing your life. This step is essential for the surgeon to assess your condition and health. But it is also the best way to learn more about this process. Here are some ideas for essential questions to ask our surgeons that will be happy to help you answer:

  • Is this the best surgery for me?
  • Are there other treatment options at the Mexico bariatric center?
  • Who is not eligible for surgery?
  • How is the entire process conducted?
  • What will my recovery be like?
  • What are the potential risks?
  • Can the risks of complications be reduced?
  • Is there an age limit for this surgery?
  • When will I be able to return to my daily activities?
  • What happens if I get pregnant?
  • Can the stomach grow back?
  • What is life like after surgery?


For your convenience, in collaboration with our bariatric surgeons, we have designed all-inclusive packages for our gastric sleeve patients that include the following:

  • 2 Nights in Hotel
  • 2 nights in the hospital
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Local transportation
  • Preoperative tests
  • Hospitalization and surgical center rates
  • Surgeon's fees
  • Anesthesia
  • All medical materials and supplies for the procedure
  • Post-operative medication
  • White glove counseling
  • Psychological and physical evaluations before the procedure
  • Regular follow-up by phone, email, or video call


Your only expenses additional to the cost of your Gastric Sleeve package are your transportation and meals outside of the hospital (transportation airport-hotel-hospital is included). You can learn more about our accommodation options on our Plan Your Trip page.

Choosing the medical tourism option allows you to stay in a first-class luxury hotel with all the comforts to enjoy. In addition, you can come with a companion or a group, so your process will be even easier. Views of the beach, spa, golf course, tranquility, beautiful private rooms, etc., are some things that you can enjoy during your stay for you and your companion.


Gastric sleeve Mexico is considered among the medical community as one of the most effective techniques to reduce food anxiety since it practically eliminates the portion of the stomach responsible for producing "the hunger hormone." As a result, you will feel fuller with a smaller portion of food and allow you to wait longer between meals.

There are many benefits associated with gastric sleeve surgery, but one of the most notable is the fact that this surgical technique has no impact on the intestinal tract and does not require a bypass.

As a result, this procedure avoids additional complications, such as anemia, intestinal blockages, or nutritional deficiencies due to a lack of ability to absorb necessary nutrients from food. This option is viable for people who are obese but have a lower body mass index (BMI) required for other procedures or for those with Crohn's disease, as well as the increased risk of developing related conditions with other bariatric surgeries.

Here, at Health & Wellness Bazaar, we offer you complete services in medical tourism Mexico and a comprehensive and personalized itinerary for the days before and after surgery. The decision to have gastric sleeve surgery abroad has many advantages because it can save you up to 70 percent compared to U.S. market prices.

The United States Council of Education in Mexico have certified the quality of bariatric surgeons. 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 gastric sleeve surgery can go as high as $ 30,000 because health systems do not generally cover it

As a result, it represents a substantial expense for gastric sleeve patients; however, you can travel to Mexico with Health & Wellness Bazaar to ensure high-quality medical treatments. With packages starting at $ 4,770 made by some of the best professionals and minimal waiting time.

Our doctors can offer you significantly lower prices than the North American market due to the low costs in Mexico, labor, and medical supplies. Gastric sleeve surgery's safety, quality, and efficiency are never compromised. We guarantee the highest quality standards. We have first-class facilities available in cities such as Monterrey, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun. You can contact us through our website for more information.


This procedure is usually done in obese patients who have tried to lose weight through an exercise routine or diet regimen but have not been successful. It is common for those who suffer from this condition to also suffer from other chronic diseases such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Joint pain

All of these characteristics represent a potential risk to life. So, by losing weight permanently, the risks of these collateral diseases are also reduced. In fact, most gastric sleeve patients after surgery are better able to control, reverse, or even eliminate some of these conditions from their lives. Hence, their quality of life increases incredibly, save time and resources that were otherwise spent addressing such conditions and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.


Although this form of bariatric surgery is a miraculous and effective method to lose weight, the truth is that not everyone is suitable for it. Our specialist is the one who determines if you can proceed to the operating room after your office visit or virtual consultation. The gastric sleeve is an excellent treatment for those patients between 15 and 54 years old, whose body mass index is higher than 30, patients with serious health problems, such as sleep apnea, type II diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Also, people who do not use harmful substances such as tobacco or drugs are considered good candidates. Or at least it is expected that they are willing to give up these and other harmful habits since they can cause significant complications in their recovery. Patients who demonstrate emotional and psychological stability are more consistent and resilient in their weight loss journey, which is why they are generally the ones with the best results.

Gastric sleeve benefits

Shortly after the operation, those who undergo a state-of-the-art bariatric procedure, such as gastric sleeve Mexico, see positive results. Life changes completely for the better; this is due to the fact that the effects of the procedure have repercussions in all areas, in health or on the aesthetic level and in socio-labor relations.

You will notice that you lose weight quickly. In fact, most patients reduce their body weight by more than half in just four or six months, and after 12 to 18 months, they can lose all or most of their excess body weight. Plus, they feel less hungry and therefore eat less.

Here are some benefits, which is why you should consider having a gastric sleeve:

  • Unlike the gastric balloon or the band, prosthetic material or silicones are not inserted in this surgery
  • Weight loss is achieved amazingly fast. You can lose all of your excess body weight in one year
  • Currently, it is a surgery in which it is not necessary to open a large incision. When performed laparoscopically, it is much less invasive; this means that small incisions of approximately 1 cm are made
  • In patients who are extremely obese, it can help to increase mobility and even reduce pain in their joints
  • The technique helps to feel less anxiety and, therefore, to facilitate the transition to implement new eating habits
  • Other chronic diseases can be reversed or improved. For example, a study in 2019 revealed that after a year after surgery, 39% of patients no longer needed type 2 diabetes medications
  • Improves respiratory problems, especially when sleeping and doing daily physical activities
  • In female patients, it can increase fertility substantially. After completing the weight loss and recovery process, your chances of getting pregnant may increase.
  • Increases security and self-confidence. Losing weight makes patients more motivated to do other activities and improves their social relationships.
  • Unlike bypass surgery, the gastric sleeve does not usually cause dumping syndrome. Since the intestines remain intact, it does not create an alteration in the digestion of sugars.

Additionally, gastric sleeve is one of the safest bariatric procedures, as this type of surgery removes only part of the stomach, reducing the risk of rejection, infection, inflammation, or other serious complications. The truth is, 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 procedure, the gastric sleeve does not require the insertion of a foreign object into their bodies.

This procedure, which can take about an hour, requires a total commitment to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On the other hand, patients should be aware that the sleeve may widen over time if they fall bad on old habits, so that revision surgery may be necessary.


When you undergo this process, you will notice substantial changes in your body that you must learn to lead hand in hand with a healthier lifestyle. You will feel fuller, and you will lose kilos faster.

Even the benefits of the gastric sleeve extend on a psychological level since they will make you feel more comfortable with your body, comfortable with what you see in the mirror, and peace of mind knowing that it conditions you used to suffer, as a result of having obesity improve considerably.

The bariatric surgeon in Tijuana will remove nearly 85 percent of the stomach's volume during the operation. The remaining portion will then be reshaped until it resembles a tube or sleeve, thus reducing the number of calories your digestive system can take in. However, the nutrients are still absorbed because the stomach remains connected to the small intestine.

The success rate of this bariatric surgery is extremely high, with long-lasting and proven results, but this also depends on the effort you put into taking care of yourself and the routine changes you implement. Remember that our doctors are there to guide you and make the transformation process of your lifestyle bearable.

The surgery begins with administering general anesthesia; that is, you will remain asleep throughout the process. The best bariatric surgeons in Mexico then proceed to make small laparoscopic incisions in the abdominal region and then begin to reshape the stomach.

The bariatric surgeon uses surgical staples to seal your newly remodeled stomach and close the wounds. The surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours in the operating room. Subsequently, the recovery period can be 24 to 48 hours, during which the results and your state of health will be evaluated.

Will you feel pain after surgery? Yes, of course, once the anesthesia is over, there will be some pain or discomfort. However, your weight loss surgery surgeon will prescribe medications and pain relievers to help make this process more temporary, and you can recover as comfortably as possible. In fact, you may be able to enter the recovery room the same day. In addition, if you choose to undergo surgery through our medical tourism package, you will enjoy the following days of recovery in high-level facilities and exceptional treatment.

Gastric sleeve in Mexico is remarkably successful and will allow you to extend your life expectancy, maintain your health with optimal weight, and with long-lasting and proven results. Of course, this also depends on their effort to take care of themselves and the determination to maintain the healthy routine changes they implement.


All doctors will strongly recommend that you stop drinking and smoking weeks before your surgery date. The fact is, smoking increases the chances of complications, such as blood clots, pneumonia, and infections, and can even influence recovery time. In addition, we must bear in mind that quitting smoking is greatly beneficial for the whole organism, preventing lung cancer and other serious diseases that could put your life at risk, so this weight loss treatment is an excellent opportunity to say "goodbye" forever to the harmful habit of smoking.

Your surgeons will also recommend that you follow specific diets before surgery; Our trained staff will also be available to help you plan your future diet changes and implement a less sedentary lifestyle.


The post-operative period lasts approximately two weeks. The surgery itself takes about two hours, at the most, after which you will probably stay in the hospital. The abdomen may look swollen or sore. However, your surgeon will prescribe medications to better cope with these symptoms. You must allow your body to adjust to the operation, which follows a strict liquid diet for some time.

In addition, you must follow the post-operative instructions to the letter without altering the dose of the drug or ignoring any of the instructions, wanting to avoid discomfort or develop habits that can reverse the gastric sleeve results.

After discharge, you should continue with liquid food for a few weeks or as directed by the surgeon. After fifteen days, you can switch to solid foods with the consent of your doctor; but these will be introduced gradually. Also, your doctor will indicate the use of nutritional supplements. The reason? Because, along with significant weight loss, the body suffers from fewer vitamins such as folic acid and the B complex. Therefore, multivitamin supplements will help you avoid decompensation and stay strong.


Although gastric sleeve does not give you weight loss as quickly as bypass surgery, you can be sure that this is a 100 percent effective method. It offers visible results and is less invasive than a bypass or other bariatric treatment. Gastrectomy is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce the chance of developing life-threatening conditions, such as specific coronary artery disease, severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and cancer.

In reality, the success rates are extremely high as most people achieve their loss goal. However, care must be taken not to revert to the unhealthy habits of the past since it has been seen that many patients regain the lost weight after three years. But we know that, in your case, with determination, effort, and perseverance, you can achieve a definitive change in your life.

Difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.

Both the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass have the same objective: to reduce the amount of food ingested and, therefore, to facilitate the loss of time quickly. What differentiates the procedures is the surgical technique applied.

The bypass is a reversible procedure, which consists of creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine, thus forming what is known as "Roux Y." By reducing the stomach in this way, there is a reduced ability to ingest food. More weight is lost, but it is a slightly more invasive procedure than the sleeve.

The gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico, on the other hand, is an irreversible procedure. The route in the digestive system is not modified. Only the part of the stomach is reduced in size. Although it is much less invasive, the ability to lose weight is fantastic!

Start a healthy new life today!

Losing weight, looking, and feeling fantastic is not a dream. Today is a reality. Health & Wellness Bazaar is the top-rated medical tourism agency that makes it possible. We offer you a service of the highest quality through state-of-the-art procedures, including, of course, gastric sleeve in Mexico. So, contact us today at (858) 779-2552, or email us at [email protected], and take the first step towards a better, healthier life!


At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we have a large team of bariatric surgeons and medical staff, as well as talented and experienced doctors whose professional trajectory has been confirmed. That is why we guarantee you the best medical and human care. Surgeons perform state-of-the-art procedures to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.

They also undergo a rigorous vetting process to determine their experience, background, and successful results in patients to ensure the highest quality standards in health services. We assure you that our team is certified to practice and meets the following requirements:

Our network of plastic surgeons is composed of a select group of talented and experienced doctors who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Our plastic 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 American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryList Item
  • Active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • 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 team interviews each bariatric surgeon in person, visits their facilities, meets with current and past patients, and reviews their medical procedures and protocols to confirm that they adhere to the highest level of medical practice.

Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery cure diabetes?

Excess sugar, or glucose, in the blood causes the disease diabetes. This disease is periodically associated with being overweight. This condition affects the patient's physical, mental, and emotional health. Through gastric sleeve Mexico, bariatric surgeons can extract up to eighty-five percent of the stomach, thus reducing its size significantly.

The type of surgery is less invasive and can help the patient lose weight, as well as prevent or control diabetes. Glucose in the blood is the body's primary energy source and is obtained from the food we eat. For glucose to enter the cells and be used as energy, the body must have a sufficient amount of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.

But sometimes, the body doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use it properly. As a result, it causes glucose to stay in the blood without reaching the cells. Undergoing weight-loss surgery can help normalize the body's glucose levels.

Types of diabetes

There are different types of diabetes. The following three are the main ones:

  • Type 1 diabetes. The destruction of insulin-producing cells causes it. It is more common in childhood.
  • Type 2 diabetes. It is the most common; it is caused by various factors, among which physical inactivity and overweight stand out.
  • Gestational diabetes. It appears in pregnant women. It can cause health complications to a baby if not treated properly.

In some cases, both the person's genes and family history may be contributing to the development of diabetes. Other people who suffer from it are those who do not perform physical activity and are overweight or obese.

High glucose can harm the entire body, especially the heart, kidneys, and arteries. Therefore, people who have diabetes and do not take proper treatment (or do not know they have it) are more likely to suffer from various diseases—kidney diseases, heart attacks, vision loss, and lower-limb amputations.

The reason is that your body's ability to fight an infection is minimal. If people with diabetes do not control their disease well, they are also at risk of other related complications, such as high blood pressure. They are more likely to be made worse by the possibility of getting seriously ill from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

What treatments exist to combat type 2 diabetes?

A treatment to combat type 2 diabetes and obtain favorable results should include the following:

  • Diet and healthy eating
  • Regular physical exercise routine and weight loss
  • Diabetes medications or insulin treatment
  • Blood glucose monitoring

Putting the above into practice will help you keep your glucose level regulated. Remember that adopting a healthier lifestyle and losing weight will help normalize glucose levels in the body. And, of course, a remarkable solution is gastric sleeve Mexico at the best Mexico bariatric center by Health and Wellness Bazaar.

Here are some other tips for exercising:

  • Choose an aerobic workout or exercise routine you enjoy, such as walking, running, swimming, or bicycling. If you're an adult, try to get 30 minutes or more of moderate aerobic exercise most days of the week. Children can get up to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise daily.
  • Do resistance exercises to increase your strength and balance. You can perform weightlifting, yoga, and calisthenics. Adults with type 2 diabetes should do two to three weekly resistance exercise sessions. Children can participate in activities that build strength and flexibility at least three days a week.
  • Sitting in front of the computer or television for long periods can cause serious health problems. Take a few minutes to stand up, walk around, or do a light activity every 30 minutes. Doing so can help control blood glucose levels.

Controlling your blood sugar level is vitally important when you have diabetes. A good diet is key to achieving better blood sugar control. So you need to eat healthy foods in the right amounts and at the correct times to keep your blood sugar level as close to the suggested range as possible.

Here are some suggestions that can help you eat healthily:

  • Eat non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, and green beans.
  • Cut back on added sugars and refined grains, such as white bread, rice, and pasta that contain less than 2 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Try to eat whole foods instead of processed foods.

Are there oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes?

Yes. Several diabetes medications are taken by mouth. Most people with type 2 diabetes start their treatment with metformin in tablet form, although it also comes in liquid form. Metformin reduces the amount of glucose made in the liver and helps the body use insulin better. This medicine may help you lose some weight.

What does gastric sleeve Mexico achieve in a patient with diabetes?

Many people with obesity have tried their best to lose weight through diet or exercise routines but without success. Still, they have not given up. When medications and lifestyle changes aren't enough to control diabetes, a less common treatment may be another option. Additional therapies include weight loss surgery for some people with type 1 or 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is regularly linked to obesity. As we have already mentioned at the beginning, being in that physical condition affects the patient's physical, mental, and emotional health. At Health & Wellness Bazaar, our specialists carry out a process through which up to eighty-five percent of the stomach is removed, reducing its size.

By reducing the size of the stomach, the amount of hormones responsible for controlling appetite and insulin is reduced. After the operation, the person will consume less food and feel more satisfied.

At our Health & Wellness Bazaar medical tourism agency, we want to improve your health and lifestyle through gastric sleeve Mexico. The results will be amazing and progressively reduce high blood sugar levels in the body until it is completely eliminated or put in remission.

Medical Tourism and Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Why should you consider traveling to another country to get your bariatric surgery? The answer is because of the great benefits that Medical Tourism provides. Medical Tourism is a practice that is increasing every day. More patients from countries such as the United States, Canada, or countries in Europe have found it greatly beneficial to travel to Mexico to obtain medical services and surgeries, such as the gastric sleeve in Mexico.

What are the main reasons Medical Tourism is growing? These are some of the main reasons our patients mention they think they made an excellent decision to travel to Mexico for their surgery:

  • Access to the best doctors in the region

The doctors that will review your case and perform your surgery at Health and Wellness Bazar have been accredited by the most prestigious schools in the world. They are known for providing personalized care and adapting to the patient's needs.

  • Modern clinics and hospitals

Receive your bariatric surgery in modern clinics and hospitals that comply with all medical regulations. These facilities are clean and modern and have all the equipment your medical team will need for your treatment or surgery.

  • Privacy

Most of our patients have mentioned that one significant benefit is the privacy they enjoy, thanks to traveling to another country for their plastic surgery. Since you will be staying in a premium hotel in another country, the focus will be on you and not on what others think. You will have privacy and time for yourself.

  • Affordable prices

The most significant benefit is high-quality surgery at an affordable price. The high costs of medical services and plastic surgeries in the United States, Canada, and Europe is constantly increasing. Due to the high cost, many medical services and surgeries are challenging or impossible to pay for.

At Health and Wellness Bazar, our network of doctors perform their surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico. Thousands of patients that have chosen us have traveled to Tijuana and received excellent medical attention. On our website, you can read some testimonials and see the results they have obtained. These are all great reasons to try Medical Tourism for yourself and travel to Mexico to get your bariatric surgery.

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Medical Tourism and Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

When considering a gastric sleeve or receiving any medical treatment, selecting the best service provider is of the utmost importance. We want you to ensure that you are choosing the best treatment available. A good and experienced doctor and medical staff are the difference between a lousy surgery and a great one. So please take your time to research your options. If you choose us, we will help you to find the best plastic surgeons in Mexico and obtain the best medical treatment in the region.

If you are with Health and Wellness Bazar, you will never be alone! We will help you navigate all the options available and help you find the best plastic surgery in Mexico. At Health and Wellness Bazar, we have years of experience doing this, and the results back us up.

Why Get a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Did you know that the gastric sleeve represents 80% of bariatric surgeries? Among the most recommended methods to lose weight, this is one of the most used by weight loss specialists. If you have already tried other methods and have still not lost the excess weight that causes obesity, this may be just what you need since it is a proven method to be effective in most cases.

Has it happened to you that you seem to struggle with yourself when you try to lose weight? You are so hungry, you don't lose weight, or you even gain more weight. These are just a few obstacles faced by thousands of people with obesity. Not to mention the emotional conflict frustration can cause. Losing weight can be a monumental task. However, bariatric surgery can make the process easier. Learn what this incredible alternative is and how it works.

Obesity: a problem with a solution

Currently, obesity is one of the biggest social and health problems worldwide that cause concern in the medical community. In the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the danger faced by those who are overweight or obese has become even more evident. They are at a greater risk since they are prone to experience serious respiratory problems and other conditions that gradually deteriorate the vital organs.

Among some of these frequent health problems is the development of diabetes, sleep apnea, high triglyceride values, and high blood pressure, among others. However, despite knowing how dangerous obesity is, it is very alarming to see that obesity cases are increasing in adults, adolescents, and children. Even so, those who suffer from this obesity can break free; they are not hopeless. Effective methods such as gastric sleeve have proven effective against this problem.

What is a gastric sleeve?

This surgical procedure is also known as a tubular gastrectomy. This surgery reduces the stomach by 85% by making a tube-shaped cut limiting the ability to ingest food and thus facilitating significant weight loss; however, the digestive system is not modified or altered. It is usually performed under general anesthesia laparoscopically. Among bariatric surgeries, it is one of the least invasive and recommended for those with a BMI of 35 to 40.

Usually, a normal stomach has an average capacity of between 2000 and 1500 ml. After a gastric sleeve, the new stomach can only contain about 200 or 150 ml of food. Therefore, the patient experiences a much faster feeling of fullness. In this way, there is considerable continuous weight loss.

But will this surgery be all you need to lose weight permanently? No, weight loss surgery in Mexico aims to motivate bariatric patients to acquire healthy habits and integrate them into their lives permanently. Patients shouldn't see this surgery as a magic pill that automatically solves all their problems. Instead, the idea is to have an integral process guided by specialists to help the patients lose weight and avoid nutritional pitfalls.

Positive effects of gastric sleeve

It is worth mentioning that bariatric surgeries such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass in Mexico aim to treat obesity from the real cause in each patient. For this reason, bariatric surgeons assess not only physical conditions but also mental and emotional health. This way, behavioral patterns contributing to excessive weight gain can be identified and treated.

To have long-lasting results requires determination, perseverance, and commitment. Yes, you will need to make profound and long-lasting changes in your life. For example, you will need to adapt to eating much smaller portions than you were used to, get rid of junk food, get used to selecting and eating nutritious foods, and even learn healthy cooking habits.

In the same way, once you recover from the surgery and start to lose weight, you will gain mobility. Then it will be vital that you increase your physical activity and exercise.

But don't worry, you won't be alone. With the help of a follow-up doctor and other specialists such as nutritionists and psychologists, it is much easier to overcome the obstacles in the process and maintain the proper determination. Once you see noticeable changes in your weight and quality of life, you will feel great. It has been noticed in most patients there is a direct impact on self-esteem, management of emotions, and the relationship with food.

But one of the most significant benefits is that along with significant weight loss your health will improve. For example, cholesterol and triglyceride levels will be regulated, your sleep quality will increase, and there are even those who have managed to reverse diabetes. In this way, those who undergo bariatric treatment improve their quality of life, can prevent future health complications, and prolong their years of life.

How much weight can you lose with a gastric sleeve in Mexico?

Weight loss surgery in Mexico is designed for those cases of mild, moderate, and morbid obesity. It is worth mentioning that there are different surgeries available, and each is recommended for different subjects. For patients ranging from mild to moderate obesity, the gastric sleeve is one of the most commonly used methods. Through it, patients can lose approximately 45 to 90 pounds.

However, remember that the total weight loss will be 1 year after surgery. Also, keep in mind that not all patients lose weight in the same way, so even if you know a friend that recovered in less than a year, that may not necessarily be your case. If your follow-up doctor sees that you've become stagnant or haven't lost enough weight, a proper diet will need to be closely monitored, or in some cases, revision surgery may be suggested to correct the first surgery.

But is it possible to gain weight again after bariatric surgery? The answer will depend on you. Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery should remember that it is possible to regain weight if good habits and healthy behavior patterns are neglected over time. Therefore, although your diet can eventually relax, it is essential to continue a healthy lifestyle.

Cost of a gastric sleeve in Mexico: is it worth it?

The cost of a gastric sleeve in Mexico is around 9,000 dollars through the exclusive Health & Wellness Bazaar packages. Is it worth it? Yes, those who have undergone this surgery and made the necessary changes enjoy the long-term benefits. So, wait no more; if you need to get rid of obesity, we can help you. Contact us by phone at (858) 779 2552 or email [email protected] and learn how to be a success story.

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