Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

Obesity can make life difficult, increase your risk of serious health conditions, and affect your self-confidence.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen performs affordable laparoscopic gastric plication to reduce stomach size and caloric intake, helping you lose weight.

Why should I consider treatment at Dr. Verboonen's Baja California practice in Tijuana, Mexico?

Improve Your Health & Overall Well-Being

Long-Term Weight Loss

Gastric sleeve plication reduces the size of your stomach by 70 to 75 percent. This limits how much you can eat, meaning you absorb fewer calories. Not only will you feel full more quickly, but you may also experience a decrease in appetite.

Minimally Invasive

Gastric sleeve plication surgery does not involve cutting, stapling, or the removal of any part of the digestive tract. The procedure only takes one to two hours to complete.

Higher Quality of Life

Obesity impacts your life on a number of levels. From the way you perceive yourself to your energy levels, obesity has a major effect on your daily routine. If you are a good candidate, you can improve your self-confidence and boost your vitality with gastric sleeve plication.

The aim of this weight loss procedure was the restriction of or ideally packing as much space of stomach as possible via folds (plications) from its own wall.  A set of very small incisions are made within the abdomen area of the patient using laparoscopic technology and there is no need to perform an open surgery.  Laparoscopic Gastric Plication (LGP) is a restrictive bariatric surgery procedure in which no part of the stomach is removed.

The Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery can only be performed by a selected number of bariatric surgeons in Tijuana and throughout Baja California, due to its complicated nature.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen has been performing Gastric Sleeve Plication Weight Loss Surgery for over 20 years.

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The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery over Gastric Bypass

No Restructuring

Unlike gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve plication does not require the removal of any portion of the stomach or restructuring of the digestive tract.

No Further Surgeries

Unlike some other bariatric proceduresmodification surgeries and implants are not required for gastric sleeve plication.

Easily Reversible

Gastric sleeve plication is one of the only bariatric procedure that is reversible. It can also be converted to another bariatric procedure at a later date, if necessary, to offset certain side effects or promote more rapid weight loss. 

Lower Risks

Because the treatment is staple-free, there is no risk of bleeding or leaking after surgery. There is also no risk of rejection of a foreign object at the closure site. This means gastric sleeve plication surgery involves a low risk of short-term complications.

No Impact on Digestion

Because no portion of the stomach or intestines is removed, the procedure does not compromise the ability of the digestive system to absorb nutrients.

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Dr. Verboonen is the best gastric sleeve surgeon in tijuana mexico and has changed my life for the better. Carolyn M.

Gastric Sleeve Plication versus Traditional Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

Traditional gastric sleeve surgery involves permanently removing a portion of the stomach to decrease its size and capacity. Patients often need about three to five weeks away from work and normal activity during recovery.

Gastric Sleeve Plication

Gastric sleeve plication is a minimally invasive procedure that folds the stomach into a smaller shape, instead of removing tissue. Due to its less-invasive nature, patients can often return to work within a week to 10 days.

The Process of Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

Types of gastric sleeve plicationAt the Obesity Goodbye Center, a laparoscopic method is followed to perform the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery in Tijuana Mexico. This means that very small five to six incisions are made within the abdomen area of the patient and there is no need to perform an open surgery.  Dr. Verboonen will perform the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery by using a video camera also called a laparoscope and other elongated surgical devices that are inserted through the small incisions to access the abdominal cavity.

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Gastric Sleeve Plication: Step by Step

The process of the gastric sleeve plication surgery does not involve any cutting, stapling, or removing of any part of the digestive tract, in contrast to other bariatric surgical procedures. Moreover, the gastric sleeve plication surgery can be also converted to other bariatric surgical treatments to maintain the healthy weight or if the patient is unable to receive the desired outcome. Unlike other bariatric procedures, the gastric sleeve plication surgery is reversible. Considering that the gastric sleeve plication surgery is less invasive as the Obesity Goodbye Center uses the laparoscopic technique, it normally takes only one to two hours to complete.


You will be given anesthesia in order to maintain your comfort throughout the procedure.

Altering the Stomach

Using laparoscopic tools, your surgeon creates a pleat by folding the lining of the stomach towards inside and sewing one or more folds in the stomach. The size and the volume of the stomach are reduced by approximately 70 to 75 percent.


Once the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is successfully executed, the patients are normally required to stay at the Obesity Goodbye Center for a day or two. The complete recovery may take around one week. Patients can healthily return to work after one week.

Weight Loss

You can expect to feel full after consuming a small meal. The procedure will also help you feel full for a longer duration and experience hunger less frequently. When patients commit to a diet of healthy foods and regular exercise, this can result in rapid weight loss.

Reach out Today

Are you in need of a healthy new start in your life? Are you concerned about being able to afford this procedure? Dr. Sergio Verboonen can help you achieve a healthy weight and a longer life through gastric sleeve plication surgery performed at a far more affordable price than American practices charge. His laparoscopic technique performed in a state-of-the-art facility can help you safely enter a new chapter of health, hope, and happiness in your life.

To begin discussing your candidacy for this procedure, fill out our form and take a virtual consultation today. If you have any questions, contact us online or call us at (800) 318-7089.

What to Expect during the Healing Process

Effect on Hunger

Following surgery, the part of the stomach that produces hunger-inducing hormones will still be present. While you can expect to feel full faster after eating less food, the sensation of hunger will not change.

Length of Recovery

The recovery process may take slightly longer than other treatments, such as gastric sleeve surgery.

Anticipated Results

The success rate of gastric sleeve plication surgery is slightly less compared to gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric surgical procedures.


At the Obesity Goodbye Clinic, we will perform detailed medical examination and evaluation of past medical records to determine if the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is appropriate for your or not, or if any other kind of bariatric surgery may be better for you. We will also perform an analysis of your present health condition and take it into account while configuring your weight loss treatment plan. You must be aware of the fact that even if weight loss surgical treatments are safe and effective for appropriate candidates, every patient is unique and may experience a different outcome. The Obesity Goodbye Clinic is determined to recommend the most effective bariatric surgical process according to your individual needs.

Bariatric surgical procedures are the alternative weight loss treatments for the individuals who are extremely obese or experience obesity-induced health conditions.

The Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery can help such individuals to accomplish their weight loss goals and maintain the healthy body weight. The life-altering surgical weight loss treatments including the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is offered at a fraction of cost at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic to help you fight against obesity.

Contact the Obesity Goodbye Clinic today to find out more about the body transforming and confidence boosting bariatric surgical procedures. We offer a complete range of surgical weight loss treatments in the form of all-inclusive bariatric surgeries along with the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery.


GASTRIC SLEEVE $4,500 $5,500
GASTRIC BYPASS $7,500 $8,500
DUODENAL SWITCH $8,500 $9,500
LAP BAND $4,500 $5,500
LAP BAND REMOVAL $2,500 $3,500



The surgery cost includes:
Ground Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport
Hotel Fees
Hospital Fees
Medical Fees
Pre and post operative tests
Nutritional Consultation pre and post surgery
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Post surgery medication


Hernia $500
Previous Bariatric Surgery (no cost when performed by Dr. Verboonen) $800

These are potential fees in addition to the surgery base price. CASH PRICE ONLY.

Risks of Surgery

Every surgical procedure involves risks. Although this procedure is far less invasive than other bariatric surgeries, patients should be aware of the potential complications.

While the risk of infection is lower for this procedure than other bariatric options, it is possible for the fold to be created too tightly or for the stomach to become blocked due to swelling. As with all bariatric surgeries, there is also a risk of the stomach expanding and becoming able to hold more food. As a patient, the best way to minimize your risks is to choose a surgeon with an outstanding reputation and track record and follow your post-surgical instructions as closely as possible.

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The percentage of EWL in this technique is comparable to other restrictive methods.  The technique is safe with 1.6% complication (1% reoperated), and 31% regain during 12 years.
Dr. Verboonen

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Verboonen has been providing life-changing bariatric surgery for a diverse range of patients since 1995. He and his team have performed thousands of bariatric procedures at our Tijuana, Mexico practice. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas, A.C.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

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