Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico
Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG Surgery)
The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) – often called the gastric sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch in the shape of a banana that prevents overeating, reduces feelings of hunger, and results in rapid, durable weight loss.
How The Procedure Works
This procedure is performed laparoscopically, which means that only small incisions are made in the stomach in order to insert surgical tools and a small camera called a laparoscope. This reduces recovery time and reduces the likelihood of infections.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is performed as follows: first, the surgeon makes small incisions to insert the surgical tools and the laparoscope. Second, the surgeon removes a large part of the stomach. Then, the stomach is constructed into a narrow tube, also called a sleeve, in the shape of a banana.
The new stomach sleeve holds a considerably smaller volume than the normal stomach, which prevents the patient from overeating in one sitting. Thanks to the removal of a portion of the stomach, there is an effect on gut hormones that impact a number of factors including hunger, satiety, and blood sugar control.
Short term studies show that VSG surgery is as effective as the roux-en-Y gastric bypass in terms of weight loss and improvement or remission of diabetes.
Why Choose Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Keep in mind: this procedure is non reversible and requires patients to adhere to a vitamin and diet regimen. If you are considering this life-changing step and are looking for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Ramos Kelly is here to serve you. Getting VSG surgery in Mexico can reduce costs by over 50%.
FAQs About Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Who is a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico?
Gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is an excellent option for individuals who are struggling with obesity and have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. You need to have a BMI of 30 or greater to qualify for the surgery. However, even if your BMI is below 30, you may still be a candidate if you have obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure. To know for sure, schedule a consultation with us at (800) 533-8160.
How long does the gastric sleeve procedure take?
The gastric sleeve procedure is a minimally invasive surgery that requires about 30-90 minutes to complete. You will be under general anesthesia during the surgery, so you will not feel any pain. Once the surgery is done, you will be taken to the recovery room, where we will closely monitor you to ensure that you are recovering well.
What is the average gastric sleeve recovery time?
Most patients stay in the hospital for 2-3 days after gastric sleeve surgery. You can expect to take about 3-4 weeks off from work or your usual activities to recover. However, this will vary depending on the individual. We will provide you with a detailed post-operative care plan to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible.
What can I eat right after sleeve surgery?
After sleeve surgery, we will provide you with a detailed post-operative diet plan. You will start with clear liquids and then progress to pureed and soft foods. Once your body has healed and adjusted to the new sleeve, you will be able to eat solid foods again. It’s important that you follow the diet plan to ensure a successful recovery.