If your obesity hasn't responded to diet and exercise, gastric sleeve surgery can reduce your stomach size and lead to amazing weight loss.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen offers state-of-the-art gastric sleeve surgery as part of an all-inclusive package for only $4,500.
Find out why thousands of patients have chosen our doctors in Tijuana, Mexico, for this life-changing bariatric procedure...
What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery is a minimal-risk option that will result in significant weight loss. Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), this procedure has been performed in Mexico for about 15 years and has become the top choice for men and women suffering from obesity.
Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most straightforward bariatric procedures. During the surgery, the bariatric surgeon removes a significant portion of the stomach, leaving behind a much smaller "gastric sleeve" that is roughly the size and shape of a banana. Reducing the size of the stomach helps you lose weight in two ways:
- Obviously, with a smaller stomach, you will eat less and feel fuller faster.
- Additionally, the procedure reduces the body's production of ghrelin, a hormone that causes feelings of hunger.
The effects of this weight loss surgery are extraordinary. On average, patients lose around 90 percent of their excess body weight in only 18 months.
Traditional Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Your Weight Loss Journey Begins Today Request a Free Virtual Consultation
Patients travel from all over the world to undergo gastric sleeve surgery with the renowned bariatric surgeons at our surgical center in Tijuana, Mexico.
If you are interested in sleeve gastrectomy, or any other form of weight loss surgery, we invite you to fill out our no-obligation questionnaire. When you submit this form, one of our friendly, in-house patient coordinators will review your answers and get in touch with you to schedule a free virtual consultation.
If you have any questions, you can contact us online or give us a call.
"We care about our patients and want to equip them for long-term weight loss success."
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Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Because we perform sleeve gastrectomy laparoscopically with minimally invasive techniques, the risks of the surgery are very low. It is considered one of the safest bariatric surgeries because the digestive tract is not altered (like it is with the gastric bypass) and there are no foreign objects placed in the body (like there are with LAP-BAND® procedures.)
Impressive Weight Loss
Sleeve gastrectomy can result in incredible weight loss. Just three months after the bariatric surgery, patients lose an average of 33 percent of their excess body weight. After a year, that average is 70 percent, and after 18 months, patients lose an average of 90 percent of their excess body weight. This level of weight loss doesn't only upgrade your appearance and confidence, but can also improve your overall health and extend your life.
Like gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy can improve or even cure a variety of obesity-related conditions, including diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and depression.
Learn If Gastric Sleeve Is the Right Option for Your Weight Loss Goals
"It's amazing how much Americans can save on bariatric surgery by traveling a few miles south of the border into Tijuana, Mexico."
We Have Your Best Interests at Heart
At our Tijuana, Mexico, surgical center, we truly believe we are the best option for affordable and effective bariatric surgery. Our team of doctors, medical staff, and support personnel come together to make each patient's bariatric experience world-class and the safest available.
Unlike other bariatric practices in Tijuana, our surgical center is owned and operated by some of its own doctors and management group. Other medical tourism services work with brokers that take your information and then send your case out for bids, trying to find the lowest possible price from unknown surgeons so that the brokers can keep a higher percentage of your payment. We don't work like that. Instead, our marketing and support team is completely in-house with set, all-inclusive pricing and no farming out of your requested surgery.
We truly are the best choice for top-tier medical care in Tijuana. We are changing weight loss surgery in Tijuana Mexico, one patient at a time. You deserve the best, and with our bariatric surgery center, you have found it.
A Closer Look At Gastric Sleeve Benefits
The Pre-Op Diet Preparing for Gastric Sleeve Treatment
Approximately two weeks before your gastric sleeve, you'll begin a special diet that will help prepare you for the surgery. The main focus of this pre-op diet is to shrink the liver. Shrinking the liver makes the gastric sleeve procedure easier and safer to perform. The pre-op diet also prepares patients for the transitional diet back into solid foods after the gastric sleeve surgery.
The pre-op diet predominantly consists of protein shakes, sugar-free beverages, soup broths, and clear liquids. A serving or two of lean meat or vegetables may be permitted based on the discretion of your bariatric surgeon.
More details on this pre-op diet can be provided as part of the consultation process.
How Traditional Gastric Sleeve Surgery Is Performed A Treatment Timeline
Gastric sleeve surgery is performed in two ways at our practice: the traditional way and a newer method which is the single-incision gastric sleeve.
If you and our surgeons decide that traditional sleeve gastrectomy is the right weight loss surgery for you, you can expect your procedure to proceed according to the following timeline:
Our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Tijuana, Mexico, is just one mile from the US-Mexico border and minutes from San Diego.
What Is Single-Incision
Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery?
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a method of performing a sleeve gastrectomy. During a SILS gastric sleeve, all incisions are made in the patient's belly button. This keeps surgical incisions and scarring completely hidden and difficult to notice.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey Contact Our Bariatric Surgery Center
Gastric sleeve surgery can change your life for the better. Thanks to our bariatric surgeons and in-house support team, you can undergo safe, effective, and affordable weight loss surgery that can enhance your overall wellness.
Take the first important step in your health journey. Leave a message with our bariatric surgery practice today to set up a consultation. You can also reach our office in Tijuana, Mexico, by phone.
"I have been working hard towards my weight loss goal for over a month now after surgery. Dr. Verboonen and his team are really nice!!! There are some language barriers here and there, but they always provided me with care I never received before, not even in the USA. Dr. Verboonen is always encouraging me along my way of losing weight, never said a thing to discourage me!! Dr. Verboonen always helpful and thoughtful, he is like my best friend now, who's watching through my way of losing weight!!! If u want to lose weight, try Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his Obesity Good Bye Center in Tijuana!!!!" Whitney Basile, 5-Star Review
Gastric Sleeve Surgical Recovery
After gastric sleeve surgery, patients should focus on rest in order to speed up the healing process. However, patients are encouraged to walk for a few minutes multiple times a day as they are recuperating in order to promote circulation.
Many bariatric surgery patients are able to return to work by the end of the first week of healing, if not within the first week. That said, it will take more time for a patient to return to a physically demanding job.
Most people can return to moderate exercise and physical activity about one month after surgery. By that time, incisions will have sufficiently healed and patients should be in good enough condition to be active. It can take additional time before patients can resume heavy lifting and strenuous exercise routines.
Diet After Gastric Sleeve
First Week After Surgery
In the first week after surgery, gastric sleeve patients will be on a strict diet of clear liquids. Common foods include water, clear broths, decaffeinated coffee and tea, gelatin, and sugar-free popsicles.
Second Week After Surgery
The second week after surgery, patients can transition to a more robust liquid diet by adding foods such as protein shakes, unsweetened milk, and thinned oatmeal into their diet. Sugar-free non-fat yogurt and pudding are also permitted.
Third Week After Surgery
By week three, patients can add very soft solids into their diet. This includes cottage cheese, baby food, hummus, mashed bananas, soft tofu, creamy soups, and soft-scrambled or soft-boiled eggs.
Fourth Week After Surgery
A month after the gastric sleeve procedure, solid foods can start returning to your diet, such as well-cooked chicken or fish, well-cooked vegetables, and fruit. Takes things slowly so your body can continue to adjust and recover.
Your Diet After Full Recovery
Now that you've returned to solid foods, you should eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Focus on vegetables and lean proteins whenever possible and seek out nutritionally dense options. Avoid sweets, trans fats, and foods that are heavily processed. Make sure to chew your food thoroughly and savor your meals. Most importantly, drink water between meals rather than during meals so you can be fully sated each time you eat.
Gastric Sleeve Cost
In the United States or Canada, this procedure can cost upwards of $20,000. However, at our practice in Tijuana, Mexico, our gastric sleeve package is only $4,500. This is an all-inclusive package including everything except airfare and take-home meds, with no surprise fees. Airfare varies and take-home meds are $85.
It's amazing how much Americans can save on bariatric surgery by traveling a few miles south of the border into Tijuana, Mexico. Here is a full list of all of the medical tourism packages offered at our weight loss surgery facility, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and more:
|MINI GASTRIC BYPASS||$6,500|
|LAP BAND REMOVAL||$2,500|
|UPPER GI SCAN||$100|
CASH PRICE ONLY. RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. US DOLLAR BASED PRICES.
|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)|
|Pre and post operative tests|
|Nutritional consultation pre and post surgery|
|Previous Bariatric Surgery (no cost when performed by our practice in Tijuana)||$800|
These are potential fees in addition to the surgery base price. CASH PRICE ONLY.
"I spent over 1 year trying to find the best gastric sleeve surgeon in tijuana mexico and could not find a single one that actually had the reputation, credentials and fan base that Dr. Verboonen does. I am now 3 months out of surgery and I have lost 31.3 pounds!" Robert Chacon, 5-Star Review