Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

The Gastric Sleeve Mexico surgery is one of the newest forms of bariatric surgery that has quickly gained popularity over the recent years world wide with a focus in Mexico for those like you looking for help with their long life obesity (BMI >30) and all its associated health, emotional, and self confidence issues.

The Sleeve popularity through our company not only is because our patient can use any of our trusted 20+ year experienced Certified Bariatric Surgeons, but they save thousands and not break the bank.


Surgery Duration

30 minutes

Nights in Hospital

2 Nights

Nights in Hotel

1 Pre Operative

Back to Work

1 to 3 weeks
Dr. Sergio Verboonen

- Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon

Tijuana Surgery Packages

Obesity Good Bye

  • (40+ years combined experience)
  • 2 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre-op Night
  • Surgical Center

$4,499

INT Hospital

  • (40+ years combined experience)
  • 2 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre-op Night
  • Full Hospital

$5,399

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

- Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Fernando Ceron

- Dr. Fernando Ceron

Cancun Surgery Package

Victoria Hospital

  • (40+ years combined experience)
  • 2 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre-op Night
  • Surgical Center

$5,699

Dr. Gerardo Garcia Alvarez

- Dr. Gerardo Garcia Alvarez

Cabo San Lucas Surgery Package

Hospiten Hospital

  • (40+ years combined experience)
  • 2 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre-op Night
  • Surgical Center

$5,650

Dr. Armando Joya

- Dr. Armando Joya

Puerto Vallarta Surgery Package

Amerimed Hospital

  • (40+ years combined experience)
  • 2 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre & Post Op Nights
  • Surgical Center

$5,699

Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza

- Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza

Monterrey Surgery Package

Swiss Hospital

  • (20+ years experience)
  • 4 Nights
  • ½ Hour
  • Pre-op Night
  • Surgical Center

$5,799

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How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work? It is a restrictive non-reversible procedure, which works by removing around 60 to 85% of the stomach, leaving a thin “sleeve” which will serve as your new stomach. Since the stomach is already anatomically connected to its inlet and outlet, there is no need for intestinal rerouting. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the volume capacity. This means that you will feel satisfied with smaller food portions. Also, the part of the stomach that is removed is responsible for the production of Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone. Our surgeons take a laparoscopic approach, by making five to six small incisions in the abdominal area, and placing through these long instruments and a video camera to guide the procedure. With this approach, you have a faster recovery time and minimal scarring.

Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve: The overall benefits are that with a reduced stomach capability, the food intake is limited and so is the production of appetite stimulating hormones (Ghrelin).

What to expect from the Gastric Sleeve: Expect a fast recovery that allows the patient to go about their daily routine 5 to 7 days after the surgery is done. And the overall loss of excess body weight, from about 30 to 50% over a 6 to 12 month period.

Risks: All surgical procedures represent risks, in case of Sleeve Gastrectomy, the following might occur: Leaks on the staple line, splenic injury, bleeding, esophageal perforation and pulmonary embolism, this last complication is typical on patients with severe obesity and previous respiratory diseases and is not a surgical complication.



Before having weight loss surgery, your surgeon has recommended that you follow a low sugar, reduced calorie diet for the next 14 days, it is essential you follow a special pre-operative diet for two weeks prior to having weight loss surgery. Patients will need to have a liquid diet during this time; the diet is to help shrink the liver prior to surgery. A shrunken liver during surgery gives the surgeon greater access to the exposed stomach laparoscopically, when preforming surgery and makes the surgery go easier, allowing the doctor to have more room to work around the liver.

The diet is low in fats and in carbohydrates, therefore, reducing the glycogen stores. This in returns reduces the size of the liver causing it to shrink and soften. When performing bariatric surgery the surgeon will need to lift your liver to access your stomach. Having a liver which is immobile, fatty, and heavy, will make it difficult for the surgeon to see and have access to the stomach. Following this diet you will lose weight prior to surgery, and more importantly you will reduce the size of your liver, resulting in a safer surgery.

Special Instructions

**Special Note for Lactose Intolerant Patients.
If dairy products including milk give you gas, cramping, bloating or diarrhea you may be lactose intolerant. It is recommended you choose Boost Diabetic for your meal replacement choice because it is lactose free. If you choose to use a protein shake made with milk products take a Lactaid or similar lactase enzyme pill at the start of each meal containing one of these products. As you will see in the Pre-Operative diet snack choices include cottage cheese, and yogurt many lactose intolerant individuals are able to consume yogurt without experiencing gas or bloating. If you choose to eat cottage cheese it is recommended you take the lactase enzyme with your cottage cheese.

**NO CAFFINE, PEPPER, ALCOHOL, PEPPERMINT & NO OATMEAL.

** No Chewing gum with sugar or carb sweetener, breath mints, cough syrup, hard candy or cough drops they contain high amounts of sugar.

** Stop usage of tobacco products during this pre-operative diet and during the post-operative care informational you will receive.

Bariatric Pre-Operative Diet

Food Consumption
There are no caloric limitations on the liver shrinking diet. You are able to eat as much and drink as much as you like from the list of allowable things. We do suggest reasonable limits to aid in your weight loss of a maximum of 40-50 carbohydrates daily. Typical protein intake between 70-120 grams a day, through protein shakes. It is suggested you take a multi-vitamin during your pre-op diet and during post-op. Many patients have stated that Premier Protein & Unjury as being some of the better tasting shake choices.

Here is the list of Pre-Op Diet food to follow before having your weight loss surgery. You will be following something very similar to a liquid diet.

  • All the water you can drink
  • All the natural fruit juice you can drink (make sure it has No Sugar Added on the label)
  • Coffee or Tea (decaf only)
  • Low fat creamer, Skim or 1% milk, Soy milk
  • Sugar-free drinks only (Crystal Light, G-2 Gatorade, Diet PowerAde, Propel, etc.)
  • All the broth you can eat chicken or vegetable is OK
  • Please drink 3 Vitamin supplements per day Any Flavor is fine (with low sugar & carbs)
  • Diet V-8 fusion, etc.
  • Sugar-free Gelatin (no fruit added)
  • Sugar free popsicles
  • Sugar-free pudding
  • All the plain yogurt you can eat (Greek yogurt has almost double the amount of protein per serving)

We are aware this can be a challenge for many of our patients to do for the entire period of time. If you get hungry it is okay the first week to eat 4 ounces of fish, lean turkey, chicken breast, ham, roast beef, but it must be baked, broiled, or grilled (NO FRIED FOODS). The day prior to surgery attempt to drink all clear liquids such as water, broth, clear juice, Kool-Aid (sugar free), pulp free drinks, lemonade, grape juice, apple juice, broth, etc.

The Night Before your Surgery, DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after Midnight 12 am and we need you on a 100% Fast that day when you arrive for surgery.

It is important for you to make healthy food choices after your surgery to help you with weight loss and to maintain your nutritional health. A changed eating pattern is important for weight loss, to avoid stomach pains, and to prevent nutritional deficiencies.



WHY SHOULD YOU FOLLOW THIS POST OPERATIVE DIET?

FOR A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS

  • To help you to achieve the maximal amount of weight loss.
  • To help prevent nutritional deficiencies and other complications.

It is important to note that lifestyle and behavioral changes are necessary to be successful with your weight loss journey.

  • Eat three meals a day and limit unnecessary snacking in-between meals. This weight loss surgery is a restrictive procedure, which means that the success of weight loss depends on what you are eating. Unhealthy snacking in-between meals (e.g. pretzels, crackers, cookies, etc.) or eating frequently may prevent successful weight loss or cause weight gain due to excess calorie intake.
  • Eat slowly and chew your food until LIQUID. Failure to do so can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, and irritate your new pouch. It is very important to chew very thorough until it is liquid. Also, remember to cut your food into small pieces before eating it. Try waiting one minute in between bites. Allow at least 30 minutes for a meal
  • Avoid concentrated sugar. Keep sugar out of the first 3 ingredients on the food label. The number of sugar grams on the label includes both added and natural sugars; therefore, it is important to read the ingredients to find out what type of sugar the food contains. Aim to keep the “sugars” down to 15 grams or less per serving to help limit “empty calories” in your diet. Avoid these simple sugars, especially if within the first 3 ingredients on food labels: sugar, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, glucose, sucrose, molasses, and honey Note: Artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet/Equal®, saccharine/Sweet & Low®, and sucralose/Splenda® are acceptable to use.
  • Limit high fat foods. Low fat is 3 grams or less per serving on a food label. Examples of high fat foods: potato chips, fried foods, fast food, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, bologna, pepperoni, cream soups, Alfredo sauce, donuts, cakes, cookies, and pastries.
  • Stop eating when you feel comfortably satisfied. Overeating can cause nausea, vomiting, and the size of your stomach to stretch. It can take 6-9 months for your new stomach size to stabilize.
  • Drink adequate fluids to prevent dehydration. Aim for 48-64 fl oz (6-8 cups) of fluid per day.
  • Sip on your beverages, no gulping!
  • Avoid carbonated beverages, beverages containing sugar and alcoholic beverages.
  • Choose sugar-free, non-carbonated drinks such as: Crystal light®, Fruit 2O®, Diet Snapple®, Propel Fitness Water, Light Minute Maid® drinks, Diet Ice Tea, etc.
  • Limit fat free milk to less than 16 ounces per day, limit 100% real fruit juice to less than 8 ounces per day (try diluting with water).

  • TIPS

  • Wean off carbonated and caffeinated beverages before surgery to help prevent withdrawals.
  • Choose beverages with 10 calories or less per serving.
  • If plain water sits heavy and you are having problems tolerating it add a sugar-free flavoring (e.g. True Lemon®, lemon or orange slice, etc.)
  • Increase your fluid intake if any of the following signs are present: dark urine, headache, dizziness, lethargy, a white coating on the tongue.
  • AVOID eating and drinking at the same time. Avoid drinking with your meal, then wait at least 30 minutes after a meal to resume drinking.
  • Choose your food wisely, at each meal protein should be consumed first, then vegetables and fruits, then “whole” grains.
  • Exercise!
  • Aim for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Exercise helps maintain long-term weight loss.
  • Even 5 minutes at a time, as tolerated, is a start, and increase the time and frequency as tolerated.
  • The first four weeks, the primary exercise used should be walking. After four weeks, try introducing strength exercises.
  • Always speak with your doctor if you have never exercised.
  • Protein. You need to consume at least 60-80 grams of protein per day in the form of food and/or supplements.

Protein Content of Common Foods

Portion Size

  • 1 oz dried
  • 1 oz (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz 1 slice
  • 1 oz 1 slice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz (2 Tbsp)
  • 2 oz
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz

Portion Size

  • 1 oz dried
  • 1 oz
  • ½ cup cooked
  • ½ cup cooked
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ½ cup cooked
  • ½ cup cooked
  • 1 slice
  • ½ cup
  • 1 oz
  • drained ½ cup

Portion Size

  • 8 oz
  • 8 oz
  • 6 oz
  • 5 oz
  • ½ cup

Protein Supplements

There are many brands of supplements available (ready-to-drink or powders). Some examples;

  • Look for drinks made with Whey Protein Isolate (this is absorbed well), vs. whey protein concentrate, which has lactose, or milk sugar Strive for a protein with at least 20 grams of protein per serving Mix with skim or 1% milk for an additional 8 grams of protein per serving Aim for a product with less than 3 grams of sugar per serving. Avoid and/or limit protein collagen-based products (incomplete form of protein that is missing tryptophan, an important building block of protein)
  • Examples: Ready to drink – Atkins®, E.A.S. Myoplex Carb Sense®, Zero Carb Isopure® Powders – Designer®, Unjury®, Nectar®, Premier protein®

Vitamin and mineral supplements

  • You are required to take supplement for the rest of your life to prevent deficiencies.
  • Multivitamin; One chewable or liquid multivitamin with minerals per day. Take with food. Examples: Centrum Chewables®, Flintstone Complete®
  • Calcium; 1500 mg of calcium citrate per day (take one chewable 3 times daily) Maximum of 600 mg at one time for absorption Must contain vitamin D (at least 200 IU) Examples: Twinlab® chewable calcium wafers (2 tab, 3x a day), Citracal® plus D (2 tabs, 3x a day), Solaray Calcium plus D and Mag (2 wafers, 3 times a day)

SAMPLE Table for Taking Your Supplements

Breakfast
Multivitamin (NOT with dairy)
Snack
Lunch 500-600 mgs
Calcium
Snack 500-600 mgs
Calcium
Dinner 500-600 mgs
Calcium
Snack