Gastric Sleeve Mexico Surgery

Gastric Sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, has emerged as one of the most favored bariatric procedures globally and is particularly popular in Mexico. This surgical option is especially suited for individuals grappling with long-standing obesity (BMI >30) and the myriad associated health, emotional, and self-esteem challenges that often accompany it.
Why Choose Mexico? Mexico has become a hub for this life-altering procedure due to its combination of experienced surgeons, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and affordability compared to other countries. The expertise offered by Mexican medical professionals ensures that patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their specific needs, maximizing the chances of successful outcomes.

What is the Gastric Sleeve?

The gastric sleeve, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight loss procedure that involves removing a portion of the stomach to reduce its size. This procedure has become increasingly popular due to its effectiveness and relative simplicity compared to other bariatric surgeries.

How It Works:

  1. Reduction of Stomach Size:

    • During the gastric sleeve procedure, about 80% of the stomach is surgically removed, leaving a narrow tube or “sleeve” that connects to the intestines. The remaining stomach is roughly the size and shape of a banana.
  2. Restrictive Weight Loss Mechanism:

    • The smaller stomach size limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, making the person feel full more quickly than before. This helps reduce overall calorie intake, leading to weight loss.
  3. Hormonal Changes:

    • The surgery also affects gastrointestinal hormones involved in hunger and satiety. By removing part of the stomach, the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin is reduced, which can decrease appetite and increase feelings of fullness.
  4. Absorption Remains Unchanged:

    • Unlike other bariatric procedures like the gastric bypass, the gastric sleeve does not alter the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients. This means that while food intake is restricted, the body still absorbs nutrients from the food consumed as it would normally, just from a significantly smaller amount.

Gastric Sleeve Benefits

  1. Significant Weight Loss:

    • Patients typically experience substantial weight loss following the procedure, which can lead to the improvement or resolution of obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint pain.
  2. Less Complex Than Other Surgeries:

    • The gastric sleeve is technically simpler than other procedures like the gastric bypass or duodenal switch. It doesn’t involve rerouting the intestines or extensive internal changes, which reduces the risk of certain complications.
  3. Improvement in Overall Quality of Life:

    • Weight loss achieved from the gastric sleeve can significantly enhance mobility, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.
  4. Health and Emotional Gains:
    • Undergoing Gastric Sleeve surgery in Mexico can lead to significant improvements in various obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea. Additionally, the reduction in body weight often leads to enhanced mobility and vigor, enriching the overall quality of life.
  5.  Comprehensive Patient Support:
    Choosing Bariatric Mexico for your surgery means you’ll receive extensive pre-and post-operative support. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals provides counseling, dietary guidance, and continuous follow-up care to ensure you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. This holistic approach not only helps in physical transformation but also boosts self-confidence and emotional well-being, empowering you to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

FAQs of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

  1. Am I a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

    • Ideal candidates are typically those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or 35 or higher with obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Candidates should have attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise and must be committed to lifelong dietary changes and regular follow-up visits.
  2. What are the risks and complications of gastric sleeve surgery?

    • Though extremely rare, risks could include infection, bleeding, and issues related to anesthesia. Long-term risks can include nutritional deficiencies, acid reflux, and rare cases of sleeve dilation or leakage. It’s crucial to discuss these risks in detail with your surgeon.
  3. How much weight can I expect to lose?

    • Most patients lose 50-70% of their excess body weight within the first two years post-surgery. Individual results can vary based on adherence to dietary guidelines, exercise, and overall lifestyle changes.
  4. What will my diet look like after surgery?

    • Immediately after surgery, you will start with a liquid diet, gradually transitioning to pureed foods, and then to solid foods over several weeks. Long-term, you’ll need to eat smaller portions, focus on high-protein, low-carb foods, and avoid sugary and high-fat foods to maintain weight loss.
  5. How will this surgery affect other health conditions I have?

    • Gastric sleeve surgery can lead to significant improvements or even remission of conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. However, individual results can vary, and some conditions may require ongoing medication or treatment.
  6. What is the recovery process like?

    • Recovery typically involves a few days in the hospital followed by several weeks of at-home recovery. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication, and most patients return to normal activities within 4-6 weeks, with gradual resumption of physical exercise.
  7. Will I need to take vitamins or supplements?

    • Yes, lifelong vitamin and mineral supplementation is necessary to prevent deficiencies, especially for vitamins B12, D, iron, and calcium. Regular blood tests are recommended to monitor levels and adjust supplements as needed.
  8. Are there any long-term lifestyle changes I need to make?

    • Yes, successful long-term outcomes require permanent changes in diet and exercise habits, including regular physical activity and avoiding high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. Regular follow-up appointments are also crucial to monitor your health and weight loss progress.
  9. What if I experience complications or the surgery doesn’t work as expected?

    • It’s important to maintain close contact with your healthcare team if complications arise. Revision surgeries or additional interventions might be an option if the initial surgery doesn’t achieve the expected results or if complications occur.
  10. Can the gastric sleeve be reversed if needed?

    • The gastric sleeve is generally considered irreversible because a large portion of the stomach is permanently removed. However, if necessary, other types of bariatric surgery can be performed to adjust or revise the initial procedure.

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Preparing for Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Two weeks before your gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll start a special diet to shrink your liver, making the procedure safer and easier. This diet includes protein shakes, sugar-free beverages, soup broths, and clear liquids. Depending on your surgeon’s advice, you may also have lean meat or vegetables. Detailed instructions will be provided during your consultation.

We got you covered —
Next generation in Hospitals

Our state-of-the-art hospitals are dedicated exclusively to weight loss surgery, including specialized procedures like the gastric sleeve, and are equipped to meet the highest U.S. standards. Each facility features the latest in medical technology and equipment, ensuring that every procedure, particularly the gastric sleeve, is performed with the utmost precision and safety. Designed to provide an optimal environment for surgical efficiency and patient comfort, our hospitals mirror the rigorous standards expected in top U.S. medical centers. From advanced operating rooms to recovery areas that prioritize patient care, we offer a world-class healthcare experience focused on successful weight loss outcomes.

There is no comparison —
True Seasoned Bariatric Pioneers

We pride ourselves on a team of certified bariatric surgeons renowned for excellence in weight loss surgery. Each surgeon holds top medical certifications, boasts extensive experience, and has a proven track record of successful outcomes. Our surgeons are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and surgical precision. They engage in continuous training and contribute actively to the medical community, staying at the forefront of the latest advancements and techniques in bariatric surgery. This commitment ensures our patients receive the safest and most effective treatments available. Trust your journey to our skilled hands, where expertise meets compassionate care.

Safest & Secure Cities —
for your Gastric Sleeve Mexico

Choosing the right location for your gastric sleeve surgery is crucial for both your safety and peace of mind. At Bariatric Mexico, we prioritize your well-being by offering surgery in some of the safest and most secure cities in Mexico. These destinations not only provide world-class medical care but also offer a welcoming environment, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience. Discover how our carefully selected cities can provide the perfect setting for your transformative weight loss journey.

Pictures speak louder and words

“Well, I’ve been bustin’ my britches working on my weight loss journey since my surgery a month ago, and let me tell y’all, Dr. Verboonen and his team are as good as grits! Sometimes we get our wires crossed with the language, but they treat me better than I ever got treated back home. Dr. Verboonen is like the neighbor who’s always there with a helping hand, cheering me on, never letting me lose heart. Feels like he’s practically family now, watching over my progress. Thinking about shedding some pounds? Don’t just sit on your porch swing—mosey on over to Dr. Sergio Verboonen at his Obesity Good Bye Center in Tijuana. You’ll be saying ‘howdy’ to a brand-new you faster than a hen on a June bug! Give ’em a call and start your own success story. Tell ’em I sent you and get ready for a hearty welcome!”
—Gail Morris, 5-Star Review
“Where do I even start? Before I met Dr. Jeffry Romero and the fine folks at Bariatric Mexico in Cabo San Lucas, I felt like I was fighting a losing battle with my weight. But honey, let me tell you, that all changed the day I decided to take a leap of faith and head on down to Mexico. Dr. Romero, he’s been nothing short of a blessing. Not just a doctor, but a true guardian angel. And his team? Sweet as peach pie, every single one of them. They took such good care of me, made me feel right at home, even though I was miles away from Tennessee. Since my surgery, it’s like I’ve been given a brand new lease on life. I’ve shed the weight that’s been holding me down for years, and I’m enjoying things I never thought I could again—like hiking through our beautiful Smoky Mountains with ease, or chasing my grandbabies around the yard without getting winded. So, from the bottom of my heart, I just wanna say thank you to Dr. Romero and everyone at Bariatric Mexico. Y’all changed my life, and I’m forever grateful. If you’re out there wondering if it’s worth it, believe me, it is. Give them a call, and maybe soon you’ll be feeling top-notch, just like me!”!” 
—Sandra James, 5-Star Review


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What is included in your surgery?

Surgery Duration

30 minutes

Nights in Hospital

2 Nights

Nights in Hotel

1 Pre Operative

Back to Work

1 to 3 weeks


“In the United States or Canada, a gastric sleeve procedure can cost up to $20,000. Yet, at our State of the Art Hospitals in Mexico, we offer the same surgery starting at $4,499 USD. This all-inclusive package covers everything except airfare and take-home medications, ensuring no hidden charges. Take-home medications are an additional $130.

Americans stand to save significantly on bariatric surgery by traveling just south of the border. Below is a comprehensive list of the medical tourism packages available at our weight loss surgery center, which includes options like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and more:”

SAFE-Tourist-Friendly Surgery Cities
$4,499 USD
Cabo San Lucas
$4,999 USD
$5,699 USD
$5,699 USD
Puerto Vallarta
$4.999 USD


The Surgery Cost Includes
Ground Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport (2 PAX)
Hotel Fees (private double room)
Hospital Fees (double or single room)
Medical Fees
Pre and post operative tests
Nutritional consultation pre and post surgery

Concerned about Costs?

Understanding the importance of accessible healthcare, we offer financing options through United Medical Credit. Don’t let cost delay your weight loss goals. Contact our patient coordinator today to explore how we can make your treatment more affordable.

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