Gastric sleeve weight loss surgery information and locations in Mexico

Gastric sleeve surgery it’s also called bariatric surgery, this type of weight loss surgery consists of forming a tube-shaped stomach that will hold less amount of food. This procedure is recommended to patients with severe obesity or has other health conditions.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and usually performed with laparoscopy. The surgeon will remove approximately 80% of the stomach, the remaining stomach will take the form of a sleeve or tube, reducing the amount of food and calories consumed. Patients can expect to lose 60% of the excess weight, reduce appetite and hunger.
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Procedure: 1 hr.
Hospital stay: 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 3 - 5 days
After surgery
Out-of-town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the bariatric surgeon face-to-face or virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 3 - 5 days from the gastric sleeve.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Gastric sleeve surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?
This surgery is recommended to patients with a body mass index of 40 or higher, that are severely overweight or have other health conditions. We recommend you to schedule an appointment with a certified doctor for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this surgery.
How do I prepare for surgery?
After an evaluation, the bariatric surgeon will determinate which steps you will have to follow before surgery. The most common specifications include stop smoking, lose some weight, and avoid certain medications. You will not be able to eat anything for about 12 hours before surgery.
What is the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass?
Both procedures shrink the stomach size reducing the amount of food and calories consumed. However, with the gastric sleeve, the stomach isn’t bypassed to the intestine. The doctor will help you to determine which surgery is better for your needs.
How fast will I lose weight?
Patients generally lose 60% to 70% of the excess weight over 18 months. During the first weeks, you could lose 10 to 20 pounds and the next 6 months 50% of the excess weight. Following a healthy diet and regular exercise can help to get better results.
Do I need a special diet?
To allow the stomach to heal properly after the surgery, the first weeks the diet consists of a full liquid diet, then slowly change to soft food and finally to regular food in small portions. Consider that the stomach will hold less amount of food than it used to before surgery.
Is it possible to regain weight after surgery?
Weight loss surgeries require a change of lifestyle, followed by a healthy diet and regular exercise. Keep in mind that you could regain all the lost weight if you maintain your old lifestyle habits.
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Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.