Gastric Sleeve in Mexico prices starting from $4,395 only!
A quick search of the average gastric sleeve cost on the Internet throws up some startling figures —the procedure can cost anything from $12,000 to $25,000 across the United States.
However, those up for taking a quick jaunt across the border to have a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico can save about 70% over the American prices.
To add to the experience of our clients, we have partnered with a number of renowned hospitals and clinics throughout the major Mexican cities. The following is the cost of sleeve gastrectomy* in different cities:
|VSG Cost in Mexico From|
All our packages include:
Prices may be changed without prior notification; please contact us for the latest information
*Airfare not included.
** Second-day stay is optional for gastric sleeve patients. Travel allowed on Day 2
Why is the procedure called a gastric “sleeve”?
It is simply because the truncated stomach, which is almost one-fourth the size of the original stomach, resembles a banana or a sleeve. Individuals undergoing this form of weight loss surgery, feel fuller faster and tend to lose weight rapidly.
Can the results of gastric sleeve surgery be undone?
No, the procedure is irreversible.
Is gastric sleeve surgery minimally invasive?
Yes, the surgery is performed laparoscopically and hence, it is minimally invasive.
What about the efficacy of the procedure?
Gastric sleeve procedure is highly effective in morbidly obese patients and produces long term results.
A study was conducted by Matthew Yi-Chih Lin and colleagues Matthew Yi-Chih Lin
Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves Candidacy for Organ Transplants in Morbidly Obese Patients, New Study Shows
“After gastric sleeve surgery, patients lost 17 percent of their excess weight at one month, 26 percent at three months, 50 percent at 12 months, and 66 percent at 24 months…”
View in Article on patients who underwent a gastric sleeve surgery. It showed that the subjects reportedly lost over 66% of their excess weight over a period of 24 months after the surgery. Also, this study showcased that sleeve gastrectomy is a feasible procedure even in patients with organ failure.
Why Prefer Gastric Sleeve Surgery Over Other Bariatric Procedures?
That’s because it doesn’t involve –
A published report in the year 2016 by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers, 2011-2017
“The ASMBS total bariatric procedure numbers are based on the best estimation from available data (BOLD,ACS/MBSAQIP….”
View in Article suggests of total bariatric procedures performed in the year 2011 were 158,000 wherein 17.80% of them were a gastric sleeve.
This number increased to 228,000 in the year 2017, out of which 59.39% gastric sleeve operations were conducted.
With time, the popularity of a gastric sleeve has increased with time due to its effectiveness.
Self Pay Cost Comparison
Pay almost $25,000 for the surgery in the United States or Compare this with our package prices for Mexican cities beginning at $4,395.
Less Waiting Times
As compared to the USA, the waiting time in Mexico is almost non-existing.
No Communication Problems
You will not face any language barrier in the hospitals as we have a qualified team working with us who are equally fluent in the English language.
We often associate lower price with compromises being made on the quality front.
However, potential medical tourists will be glad to know that the hallmark of Mexico’s booming medical tourism industry is the value-for-money quality care. For a price that you can term as a “pittance” when compared to the arm and leg costing procedure in the USA, medical care in Mexico is comparable to that in the hospitals of the developed countries of the West.
To enhance the experience of our clients, we have partnered with many renowned hospitals and clinics throughout the major Mexican cities. We’ve compiled the highlights of our network hospitals and clinics.
We are also associated with leading, state-of-the-art hospitals in Guadalajara. Based on your location preferences, we can arrange for your sleeve gastrectomy surgery in any of our network hospitals and bariatric surgery clinics spread across Mexico.
We also have many reputable bariatric surgeons under our network in Mexico. Their medical credentials and experience rival the best in the United States and Canada. We have listed the credentials of a couple of our connected bariatric surgeons here:
“The hospital and the doctors were excellent. I was very satisfied and happy with them. The nurses were really, really nice. The hospital was super clean. It felt very professional, and all the doctors that I met were amazing. They were able to answer all the questions that I had, and they made it a great experience” says Stacy Burns reviewing gastric sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico.
Check out our other happy clients at Bariatric Surgery Testimonials.
According to the recommendations by the NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Potential Candidates for Bariatric Surgery
“Who is a good adult candidate for bariatric surgery?…”
View in Article, a person needs a gastric sleeve if the following is true:
Elbanna H and colleagues Hosam Elbanna, Wagih Ghnnam, Ahmed Negm, Tamer Youssef
Impact of preoperative body mass index on the final outcome after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity“Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an efficient treatment to achieve significant weight loss that is maintained up to 5 years of follow up…”
View in Article reported that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an effective treatment option to achieve notable weight loss which was maintained up to 5 years of follow up.
Another study published by Sofianos et al. Chrysis Sofianos, and Constantinos Sofianos
Outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a bariatric unit in South Africa
“LSG was shown to produce an adequate %EBMIL loss at 6 months…”
View in Article provided the following data that suggests that gastric sleeve can provide effective weight loss.
The enrolled patients had a mean BMI of 42.1 kg/m2 pre-operatively and 77% of them were suffering from related comorbidities. After the intervention, the mean %EBMIL was observed to be 65% at 6-months follow-up.
To calculate expected weight loss after bariatric surgery, check out this article.
The same study conducted by Sofianos et al. concluded that postoperatively, the BMI decreased from 53.8 kg/m(2) to 47.33kg/m(2).
It also showed that at 5-year follow up, resolution of diabetes was maintained in 68 (91.8%) patients. Similarly, improvement in other co-morbidities are discussed below:
|Co-morbidities||At 1 year||At 3 year||At 5 year|
|Symptoms of GERD||39.3%||57.1%||67.8%|
Sofianos et al. also reported significant improvement in the quality of life of their patients. The study analyzed the patients on the basis of the M-A QoLQII score.
M-A QoLQII score
|Quality of Life||Very Good||Good||Fair||Poor||Very Poor|
|M-A QoLQII Score||2.1 to 3||1.1 to 2||−1 to 1||−1.1 to −2||−2.1 to −3|
The results showed:
A study conducted by Ramadan and colleaguesM. Ramadan, M. Loureiro, K. Laughlan
Risk of Dumping Syndrome after Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Early Results of a Multicentre Prospective Study “Patients undergoing LRYGB, especially with larger gastrojejunal anastomosis, are more prone to developing DS following surgery than patients undergoing LSG...”
View in Article shows less risk of dumping syndrome with LSG as compared to gastric bypass.
The surgeons at MTC may ask you for the following:
|Week 1-2||Week 3-4||Week 5 Onwards|
|Water||Pureed fruits||Lean meats|
|Broth/clear soup||Pureed veggies||Cooked fish/chicken|
|Low Fat Milk||Mashed potato||Diced fruits like apples, peaches, and oranges|
|Unsweetened Fruit Juice||Yogurt||Cooked vegetables|
|Unsweetened Tea||Sugar-free pudding|
|Beans – mashed and pureed||Plain oatmeal|
MTC also offer gastric bypass in Mexico in cities like Mexicali, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Tijuana. Here’s a small synopsis on different types of bariatric surgeries to help you decide which one is right for you:UC San Diego Health
Compare Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery Options
“Each surgery for weight loss has benefits for certain people, depending on their health status and situation…”
View in Article
|75% of the stomach removed||Small stomach pouch created||Small stomach pouch created|
|Ghrelin, the hunger-producing hormone, is removed||Ghrelin not removed||Ghrelin not removed|
|No device implanted||A band is implanted in the body||No device implanted|
|No intestinal rerouting||No intestinal rerouting||Intestines are rerouted|
|50% excess weight loss in 1 year||50% excess weight in 2 years||80% excess weight in 18 months|
*VSG: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy *LRYGB: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Spanish is the lingua franca of Mexico. Though the doctors under our network are English-speaking, you might face some communication problems when out on the street. To avoid any language barriers, you can keep a list of the following important Spanish words/phrases handy:
|How much is this?||Cuánto cuesta esto|
|Do you speak English?||Habla inglés?|
|I don’t speak Spanish||No hablo español|
|Where is….||Dónde está…|
|I do not understand||No comprendo|
|We are thirsty||Tenemos sed|
The option of a gastric sleeve in Mexico can be contemplated by those looking to combat obesity effectively without burning a hole in their pocket. Apart from gastric sleeve, we also offer gastric bypass in Mexico, lap band, and many revision surgery options.
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