While many patients are interested in bariatric surgery, the fear of undergoing an invasive procedure may stop you from experiencing the incredible treatment benefits.
The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) uses just one small incision, reducing recovery time, discomfort, and visible scarring.*
Excited to learn more about this advanced treatment?
Single-Incision Weight Loss Surgery
The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) is rapidly becoming a popular laparoscopic weight loss surgery in both the US and Mexico. There are not a lot of doctors that can perform this laparoscopic procedure, which is why Tijuana Bariatrics is pleased to announce that Dr. Fernando Garcia is one of the few qualified surgeons to perform this procedure! He has taken his skill to a new level and took his time to meticulously learn and master this new and popular weight loss surgery!
How is SILS Different Than Traditional Gastric Sleeve?
The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) or in other medical terms the Single-Incision Gastrectomy, is performed with only a single laparoscopic incision through the belly button, unlike the traditional Gastric Sleeve surgery which uses 4 to 6 small incisions.
The biggest difference between the two is SILS has the added benefits of little to no scars as well as reduced postoperative pain, which allows for a quicker recovery.
The biggest difference between the two is the single incision (SILS) has the added benefits of little to no scars as well as reduced postoperative pain because of the single incision, which allows for a quicker recovery. Because the single incision (SILS) is less invasive than the traditional gastric sleeve and simpler than the gastric bypass (RNY), the complication rates are lower.
What to Expect During Your Procedure
Tijuana Bariatrics’ outstanding and skillful doctor, Dr. Fernando Garcia, performs the Single Incision Sleeve (SILS) by entering the abdomen and gaining access to the stomach through the belly button. Once the stomach is reached, Dr. Garcia gently cuts and reduces about 80% of the stomach. Since only the stomach is removed, the chances of vitamin deficiencies and "dumping” syndrome are highly unlikely as with the gastric bypass (RNY).
Sometimes, there is a small possibility you could need a second, very small incision for a drain to be put in. If it is needed, the scar in most cases is not even noticeable and often resembles a "scratch" as some patients describe it.
The advantage of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery:
- Less recovery time
- Single, virtual scarless incision through the belly button
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Less invasive because surgery is done laparoscopically
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
The cost of single incision laparoscopic surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics starts at $5,620. While pricing varies from state to state, many patients spend more than double for the same procedure in the U.S. Deciding to undergo treatment in Tijuana can allow you to save money while still receiving safe, high-quality care.
|Single Incision Sleeve|
|Patients with a BMI Over 49|
|49.1 - 59.9||$535 + surgery|
|60.0 - 69.9||$1,035 + surgery|
|70.0 - 79.9||$1,535 + surgery|
|80.0 or over, contact our patient coordinator|
There are certain factors that can increase the cost of surgery...
Treatment Aspects That Can Affect Your Expenses
- Specialized Technique
- This less-invasive technique requires an advanced skill level. Dr. Garcia is one of the few surgeons in the region who can perform the procedure. The reduced risk of scarring and complications also provides added value to patients.
- Revision Surgery
- If this is a revision procedure, it will cost more than a primary bariatric surgery. Your total cost can vary greatly depending on the particular initial treatment received.
What if SILS is a bit out of my price range?
We also offer up to $5,000 in medical tourism insurance. This will cover certain costs associated with medical complications in the rare event that they do occur.
*Note: There is no guarantee of specific results.
Results can vary for each individual.
Those who may qualify for the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery:
- Patients with a BMI under 40
- Patients with no more than 2 previous abdominal surgeries.
Contact Our Weight Loss
Contact one of our coordinators at Tijuana Bariatrics by calling 1-877-233-9292 to ask about how to get started with the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) today!
“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.