Excess weight can interfere with every aspect of your daily life and increase your risk of serious health conditions.

Tijuana Bariatrics works with a network of physicians who can perform gastric sleeve surgery, a safe and affordable weight loss treatment.*

So why should you choose gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, Mexico?

Improve Your Quality of Life*

The Procedure Is Also Revisable

The hour-long procedure requires that a patient be completely committed to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Over time, the sleeve may become stretched and could require re-tightening. A surgical revision is a simple procedure and can easily be performed by a certified bariatric professional.

Take a Look at How Gastric Sleeve Works

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A Safe and Effective Procedure*

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The Tijuana Bariatrics Advantage

Benefit from Minimally Invasive Techniques

By performing this surgery with minimally invasive techniques, your recovery period can be quick and optimally comfortably. Many patients enjoy reduced hospital stays, and minimal pain and discomfort.*

In addition, your gastric sleeve procedure with Tijuana Bariatrics will cost just a fraction of standard U.S. rates. Our discounted price starting at $4,680 makes gastric sleeve surgery an affordable investment in your long-term health.

So what happens during the procedure?

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The Gastric Sleeve Procedure

  1. At the beginning of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia.
  2. Small laparoscopic incisions will be made in the abdomen, and the reshaping of your stomach will begin. 
  3. During gastric sleeve surgery coordinated by Tijuana Bariatrics, up to 85 percent of your stomach can be reduced.
  4. A portion will be removed and your new stomach will be shaped into an oblong tube or sleeve shape. 
  5. Your newly created stomach will be sealed with staples and the incisions will be closed.

Let's Dive Deeper into the Treatment

Recovering from Gastric Sleeve

After gastric sleeve surgery, you will need to remain in the hospital in Tijuana for two nights so that you have medical staff on hand to monitor and assist you as needed. Additionally, you will need to undergo some post-operative testing before you are discharged. Your diet will be limited to liquids for the first two weeks but will gradually integrate soft foods, then solids. However, it is important to remember to only eat the small quantities recommended by your doctor.

The first few weeks should be focused on resting, but you will need to walk around a bit. After about a month, increasing your activity level will likely be approved. Over the next few months, you will gradually increase your exercise routine. Depending on your type of work, you may be able to return to work after a week or two. However, some patients require up to four to six weeks off. 

Transformations Look & Feel Healthier

before and after gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery helped this patient substantially reduce her weight and improve her quality of life.
*Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.

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Maintaining Your Results

For this form of bariatric surgery, it is important to know that the success rate is high with long lasting results but also dependent on your commitment to:

Because this form of bariatric surgery removes only a portion of the stomach, there is less of a risk for infection, rejection, or other serious complications.

Sleeve gastrectomy has proven itself to be a safe and effective option in patients with morbid obesity and this procedure should be considered a primary procedure for weight loss and obesity-related disease improvement and resolution,

Robin Blackstone, MD, Previous President of the ASMBS

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What to Expect Undergoing Surgery Abroad

We want patients to enjoy their medical tourism experience with us in Tijuana as much as possible. So you can focus on your health, not the logistics of your travel, we will coordinate all of your accommodations and on-ground travel arrangements. The upscale Marriott Hotel, where you will stay, has long-standing experience meeting the needs of international clients. Both the hotel and the hospital are located in affluent and safe neighborhoods. As added security and convenience, our drivers will escort you to and from the hospital, and also pick you up and drop you off at the airport.

Medical Tourism and Your Safety

Patients traveling from abroad can rest assured that Tijuana Bariatrics has coordinated countless bariatric procedures that meet rigorous safety expectations. The hospital where your procedure will be performed meets U.S.  standards,   and is equipped with advanced medical technology. Dr. Fernando Garcia will perform your surgery; he has successfully performed thousands of bariatric procedures. 

After Surgery

If you are interested in medical tourism, your treatment won't simply end once your surgery is complete. After surgery, Linda Cardona, the nutritionist, is an essential part of your post-op surgery success. She will provide you with a nutritional plan that is tailored to you and your weight loss goals. 

Once you have returned home, it is important that you follow up with your physician around three months following surgery. Three months after having gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Fernando requires his patients to have a comprehensive blood work analysis performed and submitted to their practice for review.

Real Results Melina's Story

Real Results Melina's Story

Melina has lost nearly 100 pounds so far thanks to her gastric sleeve surgery. Melina truly appreciated the care she received from Tijuana Bariatrics and Dr. Garcia. Melina says her gastric sleeve was life changing and she has been able to​ take back control of her life. ​*Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.

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The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics performs a wide range of services, including bariatric surgery and plastic surgery. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe care in luxury accommodations from a board-certified surgeon.

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

* no surgery procedures provided at this location

All Hours Directions (877) 233-9292

San Diego Office

2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

No surgery procedures provided at this location

All Hours Directions (800) 308-3607

Tijuana Office

Diego Rivera 2386, Ste 502
Zona Urbana Río Tijuana
Tijuana, BCN 22010

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

All Hours Directions (664) 167-7290