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Gastric Sleeve Plication

Excess weight can undermine your health and leave you feeling self-conscious, lowering your overall quality of life and self-esteem.

At Tijuana Bariatric Center in Tijuana, Mexico, we offer gastric sleeve plication to cut your appetite in half for dramatic results. 

Curious about how this innovative surgery works? 

Dramatic Results with Fewer Complications*

Significant Weight Loss

Although the results are not typically as dramatic as other types of bariatric procedures, this surgery can help patients lose up to 30 to 55 percent of excess weight. Losing weight can improve your overall health.

Revisable Surgery

Gastric sleeve plication does not remove or reorganize any portion of the digestive tract. As a result, it is much easier to revise or even reverse the outcome if there are unwanted side effects or the results do not satisfy the patient’s goals or needs.

Lower Risk

Using biocompatible sutures significantly reduces the possibility of both rejection and infection. Additionally, the body's ability to absorb calories is not compromised, so there is a considerably lower risk of nutritional deficiency.

The majority of patients do not experience any severe complications*...

Is this type of bariatric surgery the right weight loss solution for you?

Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery Is Recommended for Patients Who Have:

Not Had Success with Diet & Exercise

Surgeons typically only recommend weight loss surgery for patients who have previously tried to lose weight through diet and exercise, with little to no success.

A BMI over 34

Patients with a BMI (body mass index) over 34 or a BMI of 32 with co-morbidities are considered the best candidates, but those with lower or higher BMIs have reported satisfying outcomes, as well.*

Weight-Related Health Conditions

In addition, if you suffer from any weight-related health issues, like obstructive sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes, gastric sleeve plication surgery can help to alleviate your symptoms.*

Isn't bariatric surgery risky?

Advanced Care Minimizes Risks

Due to the technical difficulty of this procedure, only a select number of bariatric surgeons in North America can perform it. With extensive training in gastric sleeve plication surgery, Dr. Garcia is proud to offer this advanced technique to his patients at affordable rates.

Because the Tijuana Bariatric Center network of surgeons performs every procedure using the latest techniques, the facility where bariatric procedures are performed has a 0% infection rate.

See how the stomach is modified during gastric plication...

Gastric sleeve plication

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Still worried about undergoing bariatric surgery in Tijuana rather than the United States?

High-End Technology at Affordable Prices

laparoscopic surgery

Many patients who want to undergo weight loss surgeries like gastric sleeve plication cannot do so because of cost or because they are worried about undergoing surgery in a foreign country. 

But the Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors performs each procedure using the same advanced technology as American doctors. Every bariatric surgery is performed with a laparoscope—a tool that allows the doctor to perform surgery through several small incisions. This minimally invasive technique make surgery more efficient and reduces the risk of complications.

Once you are cleared for weight loss surgery, here is what you can expect...

4 Steps to a Healthier You


You will arrive at the state-of-the-art hospital, which is equipped with a cafeteria, recovery room and sofa bed, internet, and safety deposit boxes in every room.


On the day of surgery, you will be given general anesthesia to help you slip into unconsciousness while the surgeon performs the laparoscopic procedure.


Through several small incisions, the bariatric surgeon will create an internal fold in the stomach, reducing its capacity by 75 percent.


Once your incisions are sutured, you will return to your recovery room for monitoring. Most patients are ready to go home within one or two days of the procedure.

How Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery Works

An innovative, restrictive bariatric procedure, gastric sleeve plication surgery reduces the size of the stomach by creating an internal fold in the organ. Capacity is cut by about 75 percent, allowing patients to satisfy their hunger much faster with considerably less food. Unlike gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery, gastric sleeve plication surgery does not require the rerouting or re-sectioning of the digestive tract. Because healthy tissue is sutured together rather than removed, patients can lose weight quickly without permanently compromising their digestive ability.

Unlike many other bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeve plication does not remove or reorganize any of the digestive tract. As a result, it is much easier to revise or even undo the effects of the surgery if they do not satisfy the patient’s goals or needs

Potential Risks

Despite the procedure's benefits, patients should be aware of the potential risks associated with the surgery. Because it is a relatively new procedure, the lasting effects are not well-known yet. Weight loss is typically gradual, and more pronounced over time. Recovery may also take longer than with other gastric surgeries. Be sure to discuss your options with your surgeon to ensure that you receive the best treatment for your goals.

Tijuana Bariatric Center Surgical Excellence

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By undergoing your weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will receive unparalleled care:

  • Current infection rate is 0 percent 
  • Facilities are held to the same standards as those in the U.S.
  • Stunning results at affordable prices
  • Ethical and compassionate care 

To schedule your consultation, complete a request online or call (877) 638-9284.

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