Scar-Free 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!

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive version of the gastric sleeve procedure that requires only one incision. While the procedure takes slightly longer, the recovery is very similar to the traditional procedure. *Note: There is no guarantee of Specific Results. Results can vary for each individual.

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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 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. 

Tijuana Bariatrics’ outstanding and skillful doctor, Dr. Fernando Garcia, preforms 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 patient's 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 laparoscopic 
  • 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 Specialist Today

Contact one of our coordinators at Tijuana Bariatrics by calling 1-800-308-3607 to ask about how to get started with the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) today!