Gastric Sleeve in Mexico starting at $3,899 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 various cities:
|VSG Cost in Mexico From|
All our packages include:
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*Airfare not included.
Why is it called a gastric “sleeve”?
Simply because the truncated stomach (which is almost one-fourth the size of the original stomach resembles a tube or 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 the surgery be undone?
No, the procedure is irreversible.
Is the surgery minimally invasive?
Yes, the surgery is performed laparoscopically and is hence minimally invasive.
What about the efficacy of the procedure?
We will quote a study by Matthew Yi-Chih Lin and colleagues which was presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) held in San Diego, CA, from June 17 to 22, 2012. The subjects of the study reportedly lost over 66 percent of their excess weight over a period of 24 months after the surgery.
Why Prefer It To Other Bariatric Procedures?
That’s because it doesn’t involve –
Also, gastric sleeve is the most sought-after bariatric surgery. A published report in the year 2016 by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) suggests of total bariatric procedures performed in the year 2015 were 196,000 wherein 53.8% of them were gastric sleeve followed by 23.1% for RNY (Gastric Bypass)1.
Self Pay Cost Comparison
Pay almost $25,000 for the surgery in the United States. Compare this with our package prices for Mexican cities beginning from $3,899.
Less Waiting Times
As compared to the USA, the waiting time in Mexico is almost non-existing.
No Communication Problems
No language problems in the hospitals we work with as these are staffed with English-speaking medical professionals.
We often associate lower price with compromises being made on the quality front. Potential medical tourists will be glad to know that the hallmark of Mexico’s booming medical tourism industry is 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.
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Elbanna H and colleagues (2016) state that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is technically easier than gastric bypass3. It is less malabsorptive and carries no risk of an internal hernia. The study also affirms LSG as the best bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients3.
Effective Weight Loss
A total of 103 people participated in the study with a mean BMI of 42.1 kg/m2. A 2016 study published by Sofianos C and colleagues suggests the following:
A 2016 published study by Elbanna H concludes that postoperatively the BMI decreased from 53.8 to 47.33.
|Change in BMI post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (after one year)|
Elbanna H and colleagues in their published study affirm that the following comorbidities were reported to be solved and marked improvement3. At 5-year follow up, resolution of diabetes was maintained in 68 (91.8%) patients3. Similarly, improvement in other co-morbidities is discussed below:
|Co-morbidities||At 1 year||At 3 year||At 5 year|
|Symptoms of GERD||39.3%||57.1%||67.8%|
Significant improvement in the quality of life was reported by Sofianos C and colleagues’ 2016 published study4.
Less risk of complications
A 2016 published study by Ramadan M and colleagues states less risk of dumping syndrome with LSG as compared to gastric bypass5.
The surgeons at MTC, Mexico 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 offers bariatric surgery in state of the art hospitals across Mexico. We offer affordable lap band surgery in Mexico, Gastric Bypass in Guadalajara, Mexico. Here’s a small synopsis on different types of bariatric surgeries to help you decide which one is right for you:6
|75% of the stomach removed||A small pouch created by placing a gastric band around the stomach||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|
|Where is…||¿Dónde está…?|
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.
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