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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve: A Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Treatment

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 in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico?

What Is SILS?

Because of its many benefits, SILS is rapidly becoming a popular laparoscopic weight loss surgery in both the U.S. and Mexico.

While a traditional gastric sleeve requires four to six small incisions, the single-incision sleeve gastrectomy is performed with only a single incision through the belly button. The surgeon then uses laparoscopic tools to access the treatment area through a specialized SILS™ Port placed over the incision.

For the patient, this technique means little to virtually no scarring, reduced post-operative pain, and a quicker recovery. Because SILS is less invasive than the traditional gastric sleeve and simpler than gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y), it also has lower complication rates.

SILS port

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.

Choose a Qualified Surgeon

​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!

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.

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.

SILS port
This advanced device makes it possible to perform effective bariatric surgery using just one incision.

How Much Does Treatment Cost?

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. 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 $3,000 in medical tourism insurance. This will cover certain costs associated with medical complications in the rare event that they do occur.

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Tijuana Bariatrics

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

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

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