Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Tijuana, Mexico

At VIDA Hospital in Mexico, the skilled and caring bariatric surgeons offer gastric sleeve bariatric surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This advanced procedure might be an appropriate weight-loss tool for patients who are not suitable candidates for other types of weight loss surgery — such as gastric bypass surgery — due to certain risk factors, including an extremely high body mass index (BMI) and some medical conditions such as anemia.

Gastric Sleeve:

Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a restrictive bariatric procedure that reduces the capacity of the stomach by removing 70 to 80 % of it. Leaving a vertical tube resulting in a decreased capacity to eat the same volumes of food as before the surgery.

Gastric sleeve has gain popularity in the last years become the most popular bariatric procedure worldwide. Due to the simplicity, safety, effectiveness to lose weight, and metabolic changes comparable to bypass, that helps reverse chronic diseases.

  • 70-80% of the stomach removed
  • 60 to 80% % excess weight loss
  • The restrictive procedure with metabolic changes

The knowledgeable bariatric surgeons at VIDA  prefer to use the laparoscopic approach to sleeve gastrectomy, when medically appropriate for the patient. This is because the laparoscopic approach is less invasive than the traditional “open” approach: Laparoscopic surgery involves the use of a few smaller incisions as opposed to the large incision used in open surgery.


Gabriela Rodriguez Ruiz MD PhD FACS

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Patients should expect to take about one week off from their jobs or usual schedule. Given that gastric sleeve surgery, patients can liquids immediately. However, patients will still need to eat a liquid-only diet immediately after the procedure and slowly resume eating normal foods as they progress through their recovery process. As with all types of bariatric surgery procedures, gastric sleeve patients must be prepared to make a lifelong commitment to staying healthy following surgery.

Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Gastric sleeve surgery offers several advantages over other types of bariatric surgery. The advantages are that:

  • The nerves leading to the stomach as well as the stomach openings are kept intact (as opposed to other forms of bariatric surgery in which the stomach opening and nerves may be modified).
  • The nerves leading to the stomach as well as the stomach openings are kept intact (as opposed to other forms of bariatric surgery in which the stomach opening and nerves may be modified).
  • Again, removing the majority of the stomach also provides a dramatic reduction in the production of hormones that activate the sensation of hunger.
  • There is less risk of stomach ulcers than there is with gastric bypass bariatric surgery.
  • There is no risk of complications related to the Lap-Band because a silicone band is not used with gastric sleeve surgery.
  • There is a reduced risk of bypass-related complications, including nutrient and vitamin deficiencies, internal hernias, anemia, osteoporosis, and others, because sleeve gastrectomy does not involve bypassing the intestinal tract.


Sleeve gastrectomy works on two levels to help patients lose weight. First, the surgeon removes a majority of the stomach, resulting in a much smaller stomach pouch. This restricts the amount of food an individual can eat, helping the person lose weight over time.

Second, the smaller stomach produces less Ghrelin after surgery. Ghrelin is a hormone that stimulates the hunger sensation. Thanks to the smaller amount of Ghrelin, patients do not feel as hungry between meals.

Unlike gastric banding surgery (using the Lap-Band), sleeve gastrectomy is irreversible, so suitable candidates must be dedicated to losing the extra weight and maintaining a healthy body weight for the rest of their lives.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Photos


How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost in Mexico?

We have the privilege to offer you the same or even higher quality gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico and experience at a significantly lower price than in the United States. This is because our market prices are lower, which can allow us to offer you a more affordable cost so that you can start your weight loss journey.  We offer gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana México starting at $5,000 USD.  See more info at the bottom of this page about what this Tijuana gastric sleeve package includes so that you can better understand how much gastric sleeve surgery costs in Mexico.

We have highly skilled bariatric surgeons with the most prestigious certifications and credentials. They are experts on minimally invasive approach for gastric sleeve surgery, with the laparoscopic technique.

Low-Cost Gastric Sleeve Surgery Starting at $5,000 US

This gastric sleeve surgery price includes:

  • Surgeons Fees
  • Surgeons Fees
  • Anesthesiologist Fees and Anesthesia
  • Lab Work
  • Medicines during surgery and while being in site
  • 2 nights stay, 1 in hospital area and 1 in Recovery Boutique
  • Fluoroscopy (X-Rays) post-operatory
  • Ground transportation
  • WI-FI in hospital and hotel
  • If necessary 1 night stay in Marriott 1 day before surgery

*Restrictions may apply.

To schedule an appointment with our bariatric surgeon to learn more about the advantages of gastric sleeve bariatric surgery in México, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-313-6435 (toll free).