Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, a well-known bariatric surgeon in Mexico, has successfully completed gastric sleeve surgery hundreds of times. Performed laparoscopically, gastric sleeve surgery is a very effective procedure with low resulting complications.

Quickly becoming a standard in bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve surgery provides patients a permanent way to reduce the size of the stomach. Gastric Sleeve surgery works as a restrictive surgery type, reducing the capacity of the stomach as well as hunger hormones.

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Medical Team Performing Bariatric Surgery - Mexico Gastric Sleeve SurgeryGastric Sleeve, otherwise known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is a procedure that reduces the stomach up as much as 85%. By permanently removing the stomach in a “sleeve” shape, the procedure reduces the capacity forcing patients to consume less food, with the added benefit of reducing appetite.

Gastric Sleeve is what’s called a “mix”  procedure because of the effects it has on one’s appetite.  Similar to Lap-Band, gastric sleeve restricts the capacity of the stomach to help induce weight loss, but unlike Lap-Band, gastric sleeve reduces the hunger hormone Ghrelin. By reducing the Ghrelin, or the Growth Hormone Release Inducing, the patient’s appetite will be significantly reduced.

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works

Perfection - Dr. V creates a perfect new stomach!
Perfection – Dr. V creates a “Super Clean” new stomach!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery works by reducing the stomach as much as 85%, to the size of 3 or 4 ounces. This reduction provides patients with a feeling of being full quicker, helping them to eat less. Many of Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela’s patients have previously had Lap-Band surgery but wanted a permanent solution, so they opted for gastric sleeve surgery after lap-band surgery.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico provides patients who suffer from morbid obesity, a permanent and safe procedure to effectively drop and manage their weight in one step. Although gastric sleeve is a powerful tool, gastric sleeve alone is not a cure-all. Patients will need to undergo a strict dietary regimen, meal planning, and post-op health, as well as a comprehensive exercise plan to realize weight loss.

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is known to perform her operations “Super Clean.” She uses a bougie as a guide that goes down a patient’s mouth and becomes a guide to cut and staple the new stomach. The bougie size for gastric sleeve surgery that Dr. Valenzuela uses is 34F which is .425 inches in diameter. Dr. V does not always use drain after the sleeve surgery.

Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Drawbacks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Expected Weight Loss is Less than Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch
  • The stomach can stretch allowing patients to eat more foods

Why Undergo Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

Our Tijuana, Mexico bariatric center is an optimal place to undergo weight loss surgery. Our center’s price “All-Inclusive” surgeries thousands of dollars less than their U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Our center is certified and capable of handling even tough gastric sleeve revisions.

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