Sleeve Gastrectomy in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Tijuana

Save around 60% on a Sleeve Gastrectomy in Tijuana. The gastric sleeve, as it’s also known, is now as popular as the gastric (lap) band for many patients looking for effective surgical weight loss that stays off forever.

Why have a sleeve gastrectomy in Tijuana?

With weight problems on the increase, bariatric (weight loss) surgery is becoming progressively more common. Like any other forms of bariatric surgery, it is a major undertaking, and you will need to consider the impact of lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as maintaining regular check-ups with your surgeon to ensure blood tests remain within normal limits.

You also may need to consider how viable air travel is if you are very overweight – not just from a practical point of view but also from a medical viewpoint. This is why Tijuana is a good choice – especially for North Americans. If air travel is not an option, or could provide problems, then driving to Tijuana may be the preferred choice.

Tijuana has a lot of expertise when it comes to treating international patients – Americans and Canadians have been coming here for affordable medical and dental care for some time. Clinicians here are used to treating their international clientele, and have exactly the right facilities, standards of hygiene and expertise that is expected of them.

Obesity and weight loss clinics are increasing in number, and Tijuana has some excellent facilities with skilled, renowned surgeons who offer discrete services

What’s involved the sleeve gastrectomy procedure and how long does it take?

The surgery usually takes between 1 and 2 hours. Sleeve gastrectomies tend to be performed laparoscopically nowadays, i.e. as a keyhole surgery procedure. Instead of long incisions being made to open you up so the surgeon can access your internal organs, small incisions are made around the organs to be worked on. The laparoscope (a thin tube) is used to attach a camera, light and microscopic instruments, and this is inserted through the small incisions so that your surgery can be performed on the inside, from the outside.

Following your general anesthetic, 2 – 5 incisions are made. Using the laparoscope, approximately 75% of your stomach will be removed, and the remainder stapled into a tube, about as large as a banana.

What is the recovery time for a sleeve gastrectomy?

You may need to stay in hospital for a few days, and you won’t be allowed to eat anything or a few days, to give your digestive system time to heal. After that, you can start introducing liquids, followed by pureed good and then onto solids.

You will need to take things easy for the next month, following the dietary recommendations you will have been given, and then introducing the exercises after 4 weeks.

These major changes may make you feel depressed and tired at first, but once the weight starts dropping off, and your body gets used to the new regime, you will begin to feel a lot perkier.

What is the cost of a sleeve gastrectomy in Tijuana, compared to the US or Canada?

A sleeve gastrectomy in Tijuana is about $8,000 (CAD $10,000; £5,000 GBP, €7,000, AUD $10,500) compared to approximately $19,000 in the United States (CAD $23,400; £12,000 GBP, €17,000, AUD $24,500).

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