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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana – Mexico

GASTRIC SLEEVE Lowest Price Package @ $3,900 only.

Special package inclusive of round-trip airfare for two from any major airport in the US and Canada for $5,500 only!

(Subject to change without notification; contact for the latest info.)

Banish obesity and pay only about a third of the US prices by opting for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, a Mexican border city. The low cost of gastric sleeve surgery in the hospital we work with here has enabled multitudes of American and Canadian citizens to not only avail the procedure that can help them embark on a journey to good health, but also save thousands of dollars.

Resolution of Co-morbidties of Obesity Post Sleeve Gastrectomy

Figure 1: Resolution of Co-morbidties of Obesity Post Gastric Sleeve

What  is Cost of Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

  • Our gastric sleeve package costs for Tijuana begin from $3,899. 
  • Please note that the prices are subject to change and may vary according to the requirements in your case.
  • We recommend that you fill in the form on the right to know the latest prices and to let us get back to you with the details you need.

Package Inclusions

  • Destination manager to take care of everything while you are in TJ
  • Airport-hotel-hospital transportation
  • 1 night hotel stay before gastric sleeve (shared accommodation for 1 accompanying guest)
  • Pre-surgery laboratory work
  • 2-night stay at the hospital
  • Post-op x-ray
  • 1 night hotel stay after surgery
  • Pre- and post-op nutrition consultation with US-registered bariatric dietitian
  • Membership of weight loss surgery support group
  • Online seminars

Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Hospitals

Medical Tourism Co. works with reputable hospitals to provide quality and affordable stomach sleeve surgery in the Mexican border town of Tijuana. The hospitals are well-equipped and conveniently located from the San Diego International Airport.

Option 1

Full-service hospital with more than 90% of admissions related to bariatric surgery. 24*7 doctor available on site.

Option 2

A well-equipped modern hospital with a newly built wing exclusively meant for bariatric patients. The hospital is not very far from the border.

Hotel

Your free stay will be arranged at Hotel Grand which has an exclusive floor earmarked for guests with special needs after surgery with medical beds, personalized care, provision of special diet, as well as coordination with clinics.

Patient-friendly Hotel Room at Grand Care - TJ

Complimentary Pick-up Services

We can arrange for free ground transportation from the San Diego International Airport (Airport Code: SAN), and also provide free transportation between the hospital and the hotel.

Your Typical Surgery Schedule

  • Day 1 – Arrival in San Diego. Get picked from the San Diego Internation Airport (pick-up times – 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm, and 7 pm).
  • Day 2 – Day of surgery. Stay in the hospital the night after surgery.
  • Day 3 – Stay at Hotel Ticuan.
  • Day 4 – Stay at Hotel Ticuan.
  • Day 5 – Departure (please note that the medical line at the border does not open until 10 am).

Why Choose Tijuana for Stomach Sleeve Surgery?

Here are the benefits of choosing to have gastric sleeve in Mexico in Tijuana:

  • Big savings.
  • You can also cut down on travel expenses and time – TJ is only 17 miles from San Diego.
  • The border town is quite Americanized, so you won’t be in for any culture shocks.
  •  Language barriers are minimal.
  • Because of virtually absent waiting times, you won’t face any scheduling problems.

Testimonials and Reviews

Watch video interview of Victoria from LA, California about her gastric sleeve weight loss surgery experience in the Mexican state of Baja California.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results.

Victoria used the services of Medical Tourism Corporation for facilitating her surgery. She went to the clinic to check out the facility with her mother before making the actual decision and was comfortable with the cleanliness and the doctors answers to her queries.

Medical Tourism Corporation hopes this video will help you select the right medical hospital for gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. Here are some other weight loss surgery reviews to help you in your decision.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • Sleeve gastrectomy, an alternative term for the surgery, involves reduction of the stomach to around a quarter of its original size.
  • The larger portion of the stomach is removed and the open edges are stitched together to form a thin “sleeve.”
  • This is an irreversible operation.
  • One of the major benefits of gastric sleeve over other weight loss surgeries is that the removed portion of the stomach no longer produces the hunger causing hormone ghrelin. This makes it easier to follow the recommended diet after the surgery.
  • The procedure results in resolution and improvement of a number of co-morbidities (as shown in figure 1 taken from a 2015 research study by Daniel P. Lemanu and colleagues1):
    • Type 2 diabetes – 79%
    • Hypertension – 61%
    • Obstructive sleep apnea – 73%
  • Mean excess weight loss outcomes at 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years are 76.0%, 79.6%, 77.3%, 73.4%, and 72.6% respectively (according to a May 2015 study by Eng-Hong Pok and colleagues2)

Mean EWL after Gastric Sleeve

Useful Information on Tijuana

  • Thousands of tourists enter the Mexican border town via the road-crossing at San Ysidro, making it the busiest border crossing in the world.
  • American and Canadian citizens need a valid passport or passport card to enter Mexico.
  • A bus ride into the city should cost you under $10. If you choose to drive up to the border, you may park your car in one of the U.S. parking lots, which charge $6-$10 for a day.
  • Should you choose to cross into Mexico in your own car, make sure you get Mexican auto insurance because the U.S. policies will not cover any accidents on the other side of the border.
  • The city is served by its own international airport (IATA: TIJ). While most people from other parts of the U.S. choose to fly down to San Diego and then take the road to TJ, there are some who prefer to take direct flights to the Mexican city.
  • The Pacific coastal location of the city helps it enjoy a moderate climate for most part of the year, and if you find you have some extra time before your weight loss gastric sleeve in Tijuana, you may use it to explore the intriguing Mexican city.

Streetview - Tijuana

Handy Tips for Medical Tourists

Let’s assume you’ve made up your mind to travel to Tijuana for vertical sleeve gastrectomy; here are few things that you should do before you hit the road:

  1. Never travel alone. Bring your spouse, sibling, cousin or a friend along. You’d be needing some reassurance in a foreign land no matter how cosmopolitan the country may be. Sometimes, if you’re on a tight schedule and recovery under the watchful eye of the experts is not possible on account of your early departure from the country, two ears are better than one to ensure that you don’t forget post-operative diet plans and other instructions.
  2. Prepare a checklist. Packed your medical reports? Is documentation in place? Are you carrying proper clothes as per the border town’s weather (this is important because you’d be needing different fit clothes post-surgery.)? There are hundreds of things that you need to consider before you travel.
  3. Check new updates from State Department. The conditions on the ground keep on changing. Check the State Department website for any new updates on crime and violence in Mexico.
  4. Learn some Spanish. Spanish is fun to learn and would help you get by quickly through the situations. It goes without saying, you should know a little more than “Hola” and “Adios” to save yourself from getting conned. Perhaps a well executed phrase, such as, “¿Puedes llevarme al hotel,” may put you at ease and endear you instantly to a cab driver. Some of the other Spanish words/phrases you could make good use of are:
    • Yes – Si
    • No – No
    • Please – Por Favor
    • Sorry – Lo Siento
    • Excuse Me – Disculpe
    • Help – Socorro
    • How much is this – Cuanto cuesta esto?
    • Do you speak English – Habla usted ingles?

5.  ExploreThis is the most important part of your medical travel. Your medical travel shouldn’t only be about getting to Tijuana, having your gastric sleeve, and then flying back. While you’re in foreign land, explore it like the early Conquistas. Watch out for “gringo friendly”—a term describing places where communicating in English isn’t a problem—restaurants, shops, and hangouts. A non-gringo friendly place doesn’t imply that it’d be hostile towards the guests. It just means you need to be a little more patient. US dollars are widely accepted; you should carry some Pesos to be safe. Don’t forget to visit Preparatoria Federal Lazaro Cardenas and Avenida Revolucion.

 

Submit the free quote request form on the right for more information on gastric sleeve in Tijuana.

References:

  1. Five-year results after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a prospective study. Daniel P. Lemanu, Primal P. Singh, Habib Rahman, Andrew G. Hill, Richard Babor, Andrew D. MacCormick. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Volume 11, Issue 3, May–June 2015, Pages 518–524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2014.08.019
  2. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Asia: Long term outcome and revisional surgery. Eng-Hong Poka, Wei-Jei Leeb, Kong-Han Serb, Jung-Chien Chenb, Shu-Chun Chenb, Ju-Juin Tsoub, Kin-Fah China. Asian Journal of Surgery. Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 21–28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asjsur.2015.03.006
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