Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is a popular and effective means of achieving massive weight loss and improving your health.

Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve is an alternative approach that can have a shorter recovery, less scarring, and equally great results.

Tell me more about why I should undergo SILS by Dr. Sergio Verboonen in Tijuana, Mexico...

Single-Incision Gastric Sleeve Surgery As Performed by Dr. Sergio Verboonen

The single-incision laparoscopic sleeve (SILS) procedure has been performed safely by our team of board-certified bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico since 2004. Undergoing single-incision gastric sleeve with us costs $5,500. This is all-inclusive except for airfare to and from San Diego, CA, and does not include take-home meds.

SILS versus Traditional Gastric Sleeve: What's the Difference?

The major difference between the traditional gastric sleeve surgery and single-incision gastric sleeve is that SILS provides the patient with the additional advantages of minor to no scars on the skin along with minimum postoperative discomfort mainly because of a single-incision, which also means that the healing process will be fast.

In addition, the possibility of any medical complication is also highly unlikely because the single-incision gastric sleeve is minimally invasive as compared to the usual gastric sleeve surgery and much simpler than other weight loss surgical treatments such as gastric bypass. Like traditional gastric bypass, this procedure can help you lose 90 percent of your excess weight within 18 months.


Meet with Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Sergio Verboonen is a respected provider of bariatric surgery, including single-incision sleeve gastrectomy. He is also one of very few bariatric surgeons in Mexico certified by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General, and Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas. Dr. Verboonen can perform this innovative and popular laparoscopic surgery effectively and safely.

If severe obesity is threatening your health and decreasing your quality of life, contact our practice today to set up a free virtual consultation and find out if you're eligible for this life-changing laparoscopic surgery. You can use our simple online form or just give us a call. We'll be with you every step of the way.

(619) 819-9464

Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his team

5-Star Reviews from Our Happy Weight Loss Patients "If you’re looking for a great team, this is the place to go!"


Debra Learn


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I am so happy to be part of this family and be on this weight loss journey. Had my sleeve on 12/4/18 and am 70 lbs down. I was impressed with the staff from the moment I stepped into the clinic. From Carlos, my case manager, to Dr. Vega and the team that performed my work up. To the incredibly funny anesthesiologist who made me laugh. To Dr. Verboonen and the surgical team and last, but not least, to the nurses that took care of me. You were awesome! If you’re looking for a great team, this is the place to go!

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Elizabeth Boston


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I had my appointment with Dr Verboonen in June 12  after he explain and answer my questions I know I was in the right place .Had my surgery June 13 .The staff was very caring and helpful. My nurses Veronica and Luis did so much to help me with  my recovery. I Highly recommend  Dr Verboonen for anybody considering gastric sleeve.

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What Makes Weight Loss Occur After Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery?

Reduces Stomach Size

This minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedure is performed laparoscopically using one small incision in the belly button. It reduces stomach size by 80 percent. The remaining sections are closed to create a gastric sleeve the shape and size of a banana. This "sleeve" will function as your stomach. Dr. Verboonen has successfully performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures like this to improve the health of his patients.

Reduces Caloric Intake

This small gastric sleeve will fill up faster with less food than your stomach did before your single-incision sleeve gastrectomy. You'll get a full, satisfied feeling even though you're eating less. Also, the surgery removes a stomach section that produces ghrelin, a hunger-inducing hormone, therefore decreasing your appetite. This can lead to safe but dramatic weight loss.

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Encourages Better Eating Habits

After surgery, the way you eat and the kinds of foods and drinks you consume will need to change. You'll have to eat slower, chew foods thoroughly, and avoid unhealthy snacks and desserts because they will take up space meant for the healthy foods your body needs. You'll cut out fizzy drinks like sugary sodas that fill your reduced stomach with gas and leave less room for actual food.
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May Inspire You to Live An Active Lifestyle

Weight loss surgery is an investment in yourself. Once the laparoscopic surgery is completed by Dr. Verboonen at his ultra-modern Tijuana surgical clinic, you may be inspired to maintain your weight loss with a simple exercise regimen that includes walking outdoors, joining a gym, or taking up a sport.

Why Travel from the United States to Tijuana, Mexico For Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery?

Dr. Verboonen is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with a safe, private, and state-of-the-art surgical practice conveniently located in beautiful Tijuana, Mexico, about 20 minutes from San Diego International Airport. Hotel and hospital room fees, chauffeured round-trip transportation to and from the airport, and many other amenities including tests and nutritional counseling are included in the affordable cost of your gastric sleeve procedure.

Since 1995, Dr. Verboonen and his highly trained, fully bilingual medical staff has provided superior pre-operative and post-operative care to Americans seeking world-class sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery for a fraction of what it costs in the United States. In fact, thousands of patients from around the world have trusted Dr. Verboonen with their bariatric surgeries. Don't delay the opportunity to look and feel better any longer. Schedule your free virtual consultation using our online form or by calling us today:

(619) 819-9464


The Bariatric Experience Simplified

We invite you to check out this video explaining the booking process for weight loss surgery with us in Tijuana, Mexico.

More 5-Star Google Reviews for Dr. Verboonen "I recommend him 100%. It has been the best decision I have ever made."


Whitney Basille


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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 always helpful and thoughtful, he is like my best friend now, who's watching through my way of losing weight!!!

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Nancy Oriza Ga


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hi my name is nancy orizaga from riverside, ca, had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Sergio Verboonen. has changed my life for good very happy with results. His staff is very very kind and helpfull.i recomend him 100% it has been the best decision i have ever made

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Do I Qualify for SILS?

A skilled bariatric surgeon like Dr. Verboonen must examine several factors to decide if you qualify for SILS surgery at his world-class Tijuana surgical center. This single-incision surgery is not an appropriate procedure for all weight loss surgery patients. You must meet the following criteria to qualify:

Body Mass Index (BMI)

If your BMI is over 40, Dr. Verboonen may recommend traditional gastric sleeve surgery or another kind of weight loss procedure. For a bariatric surgeon to perform SILS, a patient must have a BMI of 39 or less. You can have a BMI under 30 and still have SILS surgery if you have obesity-related critical health issues. 

Previous Surgeries

If you have had more than two previous upper abdominal surgeries, you do not qualify for single-incision laparoscopic surgery to create a gastric sleeve. Dr. Verboonen will discuss other bariatric surgical options with you during your free virtual consultation

"It's Life-Changing."

A patient who traveled to our practice from Idaho discusses how Dr. Verboonen helped him escape a life of being over 600 pounds and easily fatigued. Thanks to bariatric surgery, he leads a healthier and more fulfilling life.

If I'm Obese Why Should I Have Weight Loss Surgery?

The answer is simple: to live a longer and healthier life. Severe obesity can result in a shortened life span and dangerous, painful medical conditions such as:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Heart Disease

Dr. Sergio Verboonen in Tijuana. Mexico, has the knowledge and surgical skill to help you achieve massive weight loss and a healthier life through single incision gastric sleeve surgery, also known as SILS.

Bariatric Procedure Costs

Below is an outline of what we charge for every bariatric procedure, including SILS surgery. In the United States, single-incision bariatric surgery and other procedures can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more, plus added fees. As you can see, our prices are more affordable, and they include many amenities, which are listed below as well. Post-op medications are not included.

LAP BAND $4,500



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.

 "I knew I couldn't have picked a better surgeon.  Dr. Verboonen has impacted my life in a way that I will be forever grateful." Melissa Truesdell - 2016
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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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For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (800) 318-7089.

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