Are you ready to lose weight but don't know where to begin? Dr. Fernando Garcia with Tijuana Bariatrics, welcome you to start your journey toward gaining control over your weight right here. The surgical team offers life changing weight loss treatments ranging from LAP-BAND® surgery to gastric sleeve surgery. All of the options that we offer through our Tijuana bariatric surgery center are affordable, safe, and effective at helping you lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Garcia isn't just committed to helping you achieve significant weight loss; they are dedicated to giving you the freedom to enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle that is full of positive potential.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery can reduce the size of the stomach to help patients lose weight. Because a laparoscopic minimally invasive technique is used, sleeve surgery typically takes less than an hour and recovery is about 15 days. *Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.
About Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery get fuller faster, feel fuller longer, and lose weight rapidly. During gastric sleeve surgery, nearly 85 percent of your stomach is removed. The portion of your stomach that is left will take the shape of a sleeve, reducing the amount of food you are able to consume. What is left of your stomach is already connected to your small intestine, so nutrients will still be absorbed as your food digests. 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 losing weight, keeping it off, eating right, and leading an active, healthy lifestyle.
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.
What to Expect
At the beginning of your surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Small laparoscopic incisions will be made in the abdomen, and the reshaping of your stomach will begin. During gastric sleeve surgery at through Tijuana Bariatrics, up to 85 percent of your stomach can be reduced. The unwanted portion will be removed and your new stomach will be shaped into an oblong tube or sleeve. Using staples, your newly created stomach will be sealed and your incisions will be closed. This very successful bariatric treatment will allow you to maintain a healthy weight.
Gastric sleeve surgery can be followed by gastric bypass surgery or duodenal switch surgery, once a patient obtains the weight loss results that he or she has been looking for. By modifying, revising, or switching treatments, you will continue to shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight.
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.
Advantages and Benefits of the Procedure
There are multiple advantages of undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, including:
- Rapid weight loss - In most cases patients reduce their body weight by more than half in just four to six months.
- Less hungry - Because your stomach is smaller after surgery, you will become fuller quicker, feel fuller longer, and won't feel as hungry in general. The portion of your stomach that produces the Ghrelin hormone - the hunger hormone - will be eliminated and discarded during surgery.
- Safer than other weight loss treatments - 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. Other weight loss treatments may require the small intestine to be cut and reattached to the stomach, but with gastric sleeve surgery, your intestines stay intact and untouched. Also, unlike the LAP-BAND® system, the sleeve doesn't require a foreign object to reside within your body in order for the treatment to be successful. The hour long procedure requires that a patient be completely committed to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Revisable and convenient - 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 a revision to a gastric bypass surgery. A surgical revision is a simple procedure and can easily be performed by a certified bariatric professional.
Learn More about Gastric Sleeve Surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics
Contact the bariatric surgery practice of Dr. Fernando Garcia today to learn more about gastric sleeve surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics. They will do everything in their power to help you achieve your weight loss goals so that you can live a happier, fuller life. Don't wait anymore! Learn more about low-cost gastric sleeve surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics, and your medical weight loss options today.