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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?

Improve Your Quality of Life*

Take a Look at How Gastric Sleeve Works

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A Safe and Effective Procedure*

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

About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery:

  • Get fuller faster
  • Feel fuller longer
  • 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.

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.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What to Expect Undergoing Surgery Abroad

We want patients to enjoy their medical tourism experience with us 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

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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Sleeve gastrectomy reduces the capacity of the stomach in order to help you eat less andlose weight.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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. 
  • 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 re-tightening. A surgical revision is a simple procedure and can easily be performed by a certified bariatric professional.

Transformations Look & Feel Healthier

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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Helping You Achieve Your Goals

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.

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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.

For more information, use this online form or call (800) 308-3607 today.

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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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We have 3 locations in the greater San Diego area.

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Tijuana Office

Diego Rivera 2386
Zona Urbana Río Tijuana
Tijuana, BCN 22010

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

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San Diego Office

2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

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9171 Heather St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

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