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Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexicali

The Ultimate Guide to Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexicali

Obesity not only causes psychological and emotional problems but also physical ones. If you want to get rid of unwanted weight when diet and traditional weight loss methods have failed, sleeve gastrectomy in Mexicali can help. You will definitely lose weight and keep it off. Excess weight is a factor in diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, sleep apnea, asthma and other breathing problems and more. It also adds to problems caused by arthritis and arthritis-related disorders of the weight bearing joints.

Many different weight loss surgeries, that are also known as bariatric surgeries, have become exceedingly popular among the obese. These surgeries focus on decreasing the size of the stomach so you eat less and feel full faster. This can be done in various ways including Roux en Y bypass, gastric balloon, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. While some bariatric surgeries are reversible, sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent procedure since it cuts away part of the stomach, leaving only a narrow sleeve behind. However, food passes naturally through the stomach, though you do need to have smaller and more frequent meals.

Why consider sleeve gastrectomy in Mexicali?

While sleeve gastrectomy may be covered by medical insurance, as long as you fulfill certain criteria, you may shop around for bariatric surgery if you don’t have insurance, have high co-pay or are on a long waiting list. Mexicali has surgeons who specialize in bariatric surgery procedures and are experienced in doing this surgery. It also has excellent medical facilities and procedures are very reasonably priced.

Another positive with Mexicali is that it is easily accessible from Canada and the U.S. You can either fly down or go by road if you are in a nearby state. As long as you carry your passport with you, there are no visa formalities either. You can combine a holiday in Mexicali with surgery. While sleeve gastrectomy is not a highly invasive procedure, you will need to rest and recuperate before you go back home and hotels are well geared towards medical tourists and their needs.

Why should you not book on your own?

Actually, you can book on your own, but you will not be in a position to verify the information that is on a website. It is very difficult to check out the qualifications and other aspects of the doctors, clinics and hospitals on your own, and relying on testimonials that are all positive can be dangerous. When surgery already has some risks involved, why would you want to compound your risks by booking on your own?

At Medical Departures we check out the background, qualifications and medical affiliations (like the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity) of the doctors working at the hospitals and clinics we list on our website. We see to it that they have the required skill and experience. We also check that the clinics and hospitals offer good facilities and amenities so that you face no problems. We also offer the best price guarantee.

How long does sleeve gastrectomy take and what is the approximate recovery period?

Sleeve gastrectomy is done endoscopically – it is a keyhole surgery. There are very small incisions made, so recovery is much faster than with traditional surgical methods. However, the surgery takes time and this can vary from one and half to three hours. It is usually done under general anesthesia and you will have to stay a few nights in the hospital for better care and monitoring. You need to be on intravenous fluids post surgery so that your body gets the nutrition while the stomach heals. There is an established protocol regarding diet and meals that you need to follow for several weeks and the transition from a liquid to a solid diet is gradual.

You can expect complete recovery after a minimum of three weeks, though it can take longer, and you may need to take a week or two off work as you will feel weak initially. You will need to take medications as advised, including painkillers. Initially you will experience faster weight loss and then the rate will slow down. Weight loss will continue for three years at the very least. You also need to follow medical advice regarding diet and supplements of vitamins and minerals.

What is the cost of sleeve gastrectomy in Mexicali?

Sleeve gastrectomy rates vary a great deal and depend on the surgeon, the hospital and the number of nights you need to stay. At an average, you can pay USD 20,000 for this surgery in the U.S. In Mexicali, you can pay a starting rate of USD 4,500, which is a small fraction of the rate in the U.S.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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