Unwanted, excess weight can make your daily routine more difficult and increase your risk of very serious health issues like diabetes.
If you are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, gastric sleeve surgery may help you achieve the results you want.
How can gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, help you?
How does gastric sleeve surgery work?
Is gastric sleeve surgery safe?
Patients can find relief from several types of health issues*...
How do you know if you are a good candidate for this procedure?
Gastric sleeve surgery is a type of restrictive bariatric procedure that encourages weight loss by decreasing stomach capacity. Your surgeon removes 75 to 85 percent of the stomach, leaving the organ roughly the size and shape of a banana.
The limited space in this sleeve helps patients satisfy their hunger with less food, substantially reducing how much they eat during the day. In addition, because the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin (the hormone that produces feelings of hunger) is removed, you will often feel less hunger in general. As a result, patients typically experience rapid and significant weight loss.
Successful gastric sleeve surgery often has an enormous impact on patients' quality of life. Potential benefits include:
Tijuana Bariatric Center can guide you in the lifestyle changes you will need to maintain after your procedure. Your nutritionist will instruct you on healthy eating habits and more, ensuring the very best results.
While bariatric surgery can seem like a simple solution, patients should understand the commitment it requires. Gastric sleeve surgery is an aid to weight loss, not a cure. The most satisfied patients are those who are also committed to healthy lifestyle changes, including routine exercise and a mindful diet. If your habits do not change, then the procedure’s effects will be short-lived.
To help you keep up with these changes, Tijuana Bariatric Center ensures your care does not end when you walk out of the hospital. Your nutritionist will instruct you on healthy eating habits and more after your surgery. In the months after the procedure, regular follow-up appointments and discussion, conducted over Facebook or email, can keep you motivated to maintain your results.
Gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery are two of the most popular bariatric procedures that the Tijuana Bariatric Center can coordinate for patients who wish to achieve substantial weight loss. While the procedures share certain aspects, there are important differences that may make one surgery more appropriate for your needs. By working with a doctor within the Tijuana Bariatric Center preferred doctor network, you can determine whether gastric sleeve vs. gastric bypass surgery is right for you.
While gastric bypass surgery has been a trusted weight loss procedure for many years, gastric sleeve surgery is growing in popularity and shows promising results.
In comparison to gastric sleeve surgery, a doctor will section the stomach off into two separate areas during gastric bypass surgery. The top portion, or pouch, is where the food you consume will be directed. The pouch will be connected to a minimal portion of the small intestine to reduce the number of calories which are absorbed by the body. Unlike gastric sleeve, gastric bypass relies on both malabsorptive and restrictive techniques.
While the bariatric doctors in our network have completed thousands of surgeries without complications, both procedures share many of the same risks such as:
While these procedures are both considered to be very safe, gastric sleeve surgery is less invasive. This can lead to certain benefits, such as reduced recovery time. Additionally, gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop dumping syndrome. This condition occurs when a patient consumes large amounts of sugar or eats certain foods too quickly and can cause vomiting, painful cramping, and diarrhea.
Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass patients have reportedly lost more than half of their weight. However, results largely depend on a patient’s lifestyle and commitment to sustaining weight loss. While all bariatric surgery patients must adopt a healthy diet and exercise regimen, gastric bypass patients will need to consume greater amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements in order to maintain healthy levels in the body.*
By undergoing your weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will receive unparalleled care:
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