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    Renew Bariatrics is a premier provider of gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. With our convenient location in Tijuana, Mexico, we can help you achieve weight loss success today. Our Mexico gastric sleeve packages are affordable and all-inclusive. No surprise fees, no gimmicks, just all-inclusive pricing.

    Gastric sleeve surgery is a safe option for significant and sustained weight loss with minimal risks. Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), has been performed in Mexico for well over ten years, amounting to unique surgeon experience. The gastric sleeve surgery has quickly become the leading choice for those suffering from obesity. Learn more about the procedure below.

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      Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

      Gastric Sleeve Surgery Options in Mexico

      • Tijuana – The leading medical tourism destination in Mexico, with many leading bariatric surgeons to choose from.
      • Cancun – Discover a paradise destination while you rid yourself of your excess weight.
      When patients seek out medical tourism, they want to focus on recovery from surgery and not the stress of coordinating their travels. Here at Renew Bariatrics, we’ll organize all your logistics and travel arrangements, so you focus on recovering. Our dedicated bariatric staff has the experience and knowledge to craft a medical package that will meet your expectations. Contact us today to experience the Renew difference.

      Our patient portal will help you take an active role in this entire process, contribute to ease your mind and facilitate the pre-operative process.

      We practice only evidence-based medicine, using techniques that have been shown to either reduce risks or increase outcomes.

      Our team has the experience you need to make sure you have a safe and fruitful trip.

      What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery or VSG

      Gastric Sleeve IllustrationGastric Sleeve Surgery is a bariatric surgery procedure whose primary function is to facilitate intake restriction by permanently reducing the volume of a patient’s stomach. Removing a major portion of the stomach leads to a significant reduction of in gastric volume, as well as reduction of the ghrelin hormone – which results in increased satiety and decreased appetite. This two-part mechanism will lead to greater patient outcomes than gastric banding.

      Gastric Sleeve is an excellent choice for most bariatric candidates because it provides high levels of expected weight-loss and low surgical risks, in particular, because it is performed laparoscopically and is a minimally invasive surgery (MIS). It also provides easy dietary recommendations post-surgery, something enviable for other bariatric surgeries. Overall, the gastric sleeve procedure is the ideal procedure for many patients.

      Easy 1-2-3 Process

      1. Health Assessment: Important questions regarding your medical and surgical history.
      2. Doctor Review: Our Surgeons will review your medical history for your candidacy.
      3. Schedule Surgery: Once you get approved, you can place a deposit for surgery.

      Why Renew Bariatrics for Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana?

      Renew Bariatrics is a highly respected bariatric center in Mexico. Since our inception we've helped hundreds, achieve weight loss success with our surgical packages, while garnering outstanding patient reviews and feedback.

      Average Expected Weight Loss With Gastric Sleeve Surgery

      Average Expected Weight Loss With Gastric Sleeve Surgery

      Most patients invariably ask the question regarding any weight loss surgery, “How much weight will I lose?

      It’s a difficult question to answer as it will depend on several factors, heavily dependent on each patient. For more in-depth research please read the excess weight loss (EWL) of gastric sleeve surgery.
      3 Month
      EWL 33%
      6 Month
      EWL 50%
      12 Month
      EWL 65%
      18 Month
      EWL 70%

      An example of a 300 lb Patient whose ideal body weight is 150lb.

      3 Months Post-Op
      49.5 Lbs
      6 Months Post-Op
      Weight Loss 75 Lbs
      12 Months Post-Op
      105 Lbs Weight Loss
      Gastric Sleeve in Mexico During COVID-19?

      Testing

      Our COVID-19 rigorous protocol includes ensuring patients, companions, and hospital staff are all free of COVID with constant testing.

      Cleanliness

      Even before COVID became the outbreak it is today, Renew Bariatrics was using similar guidelines for hygiene and cleanliness.

      Protocol

      Since COVID, our surgical protocol has changed to reflect changes promoted by the ASMBS to ensure safe surgery during the pandemic.

      Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico Costs

      All-Inclusive Pricing

      Our packages Include everything you need to start your journey.

      Fair, Transparent Pricing

      We include things like take-home medications. Fair, no surprises pricing.

      Easy 1-2-3 Process

      Get started in 10 minutes and get approved in less than 24 hours.

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        Gastric sleeve surgery is covered by many health insurance providers, but if you lack health insurance or your deductible is too high, what are your options?

        One option is to self-pay for the gastric sleeve, where you pay via money saved up or finance the surgery. This option can still be costly, especially if you’re seeking the United States or Canada. The cost of the gastric sleeve surgery can exceed $20,000, but in with medical tourism in Mexico, our prices are significantly less. Contact us today or view our page on gastric sleeve costs to learn about our updated prices.

        A second option is to acquire health insurance for the sole purpose of being covered for the gastric sleeve procedure. This has been done before in the past, but it can prove more difficult, more time-consuming and far more expensive than you previously realized.

        One blindside from this option is the six months of supervised doctor diet, where if you fail to realize any significant weight loss you can move on the other stage of being qualified for gastric sleeve surgery. Another possible issue could be the deductible for the surgery itself. Some deductibles for the gastric sleeve procedure are as high as USD 7,500.

        Gastric sleeve surgery is covered by many health insurance providers, but if you lack health insurance or your deductible is too high, what are your options?

        One option is to self-pay for the gastric sleeve, where you pay via money saved up or finance the surgery. This option can still be costly, especially if you’re seeking the United States or Canada. The cost of the gastric sleeve surgery can exceed $20,000, but in with medical tourism in Mexico, our prices are significantly less. Contact us today or view our page on gastric sleeve costs to learn about our updated prices.

        A second option is to acquire health insurance for the sole purpose of being covered for the gastric sleeve procedure. This has been done before in the past, but it can prove more difficult, more time-consuming and far more expensive than you previously realized.

        One blindside from this option is the six months of supervised doctor diet, where if you fail to realize any significant weight loss you can move on the other stage of being qualified for gastric sleeve surgery. Another possible issue could be the deductible for the surgery itself. Some deductibles for the gastric sleeve procedure are as high as USD 7,500.

        The easiest option to undergo the gastric sleeve without insurance is to self-pay for the procedure itself. This is where Renew Bariatrics is a formidable choice for patients, as our price is drastically below anywhere in the United States or Canada.

        Most self-pay patients are concerned with the costs of the procedure. While the expense of the gastric sleeve in the United States, Canada can reach upwards of $20,000, Renew Bariatrics offers gastric sleeve at significant savings.

        Additionally, Mexico bariatric surgeons have been performing the sleeve procedure for quite some time, making Mexico’s bariatric surgeons highly-trained and experienced. If you’d like to know more about our qualifications and experience, please contact our helpful staff today.

        Our staff will help highlight the current promotional, all-inclusive packages for gastric sleeve. Choosing the best provider for the gastric sleeve is easy if you check out our weight loss surgery testimonials.

        Read More: Cost of Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

        Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

        Health Benefits of Gastric Sleeve:
        Cardiovascular Disease 100%
        Asthma 90%
        Hypertension 68%
        Infertility 58%
        Diabetes 55%
        Sleep Apnea 50%
        GERD 50%
        Migraines 40%
        Non-Health Benefits:
        Over 93% of patients of the gastric sleeve has the quality of life improvements. Below we divided the health benefits from the non-health benefits.
        • Quality of Life Improvement: 93% Improved
        • More Romantic Interests
        • More Confidence
        • More Stamina and Energy
        • Reduced Disability
        • Reduced Anxiety
        • Reduced Depression

        Pre-Op Diet for Gastric Sleeve

        Many patients will ask, “Why do I have to undergo a diet before my gastric sleeve procedure?” It’s not an unreasonable question, but the pre-op diet has many functions, including shrinking the liver, establishing a routine, and psychological benefits.

        The pre-op diet is designed to ensure a safe surgical procedure. Also, the surgeon will have an easier time navigating your abdomen with a smaller liver. Patients who follow the pre-op diet typically has less surgical risks and have a harder time with post-surgery weight loss.

        Another reason for a pre-op diet is to establish a routine to ensure weight loss after surgery. Typically the surgeon will request between 2 weeks to 4 weeks pre-op diet – averaging around two weeks.

        Risks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

        In comparison to other bariatric procedures, the gastric sleeve has minimal risks. Most importantly, the death rate is 0.3% and is falling with improvements in surgical technique and surgeon experience.

        Outside of mortality, one of the most fearful risks including gastric leaks (explained below), bleeding, and stenosis/stricture. Overall, gastric sleeve represents a safe surgical approach to weight loss for most patients.

        Related: Complete List of Gastric Sleeve Complications

        Leaks are a common concern among gastric sleeve patients. They fear gastric leaks that may occur which are very serious. Renew Bariatrics practices evidence-based medicine, which is why to reduce the risk of leaks after gastric sleeve; we opt for the ideal bougie size to minimize gastric leaks.

        Related: Gastric Leaks after Gastric Sleeve

        Another common question is whether the stomach can stretch. There is a lot of conflicting information whether the stomach can indeed stretch after gastric sleeve procedure.

        The stomach is made up of gastric folds or gastric rugae, which are folds that contract and expand with the food that you eat. Once the gastric rugae contract, well after you’ve eaten your meal, it helps pushes food into the intestines to digest. The gastric rugae will expand to allow for the extra volume (consisting of a full meal).

        This fold can be manipulated by being constantly being expanded. Therefore, there is no real way to prevent stomach stretching. However, you can help to delay the stretching.

        Will the Stomach Stretch after Gastric Sleeve Procedure?

        The answer to the question is that the stomach can, and will probably stretch after the gastric sleeve procedure. Most patients after the gastric sleeve procedure will remember how difficult it was to eat even a small portion of food, but after the procedure, they will be able to eat more. Not as much as they were before the gastric sleeve, but more than initial after the gastric sleeve procedure. 

        With any major surgical procedure, there will be moderate side effects that all patients should be aware of. Specifically, the major side effects are Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) developing after gastric sleeve.

        Vitamin-mineral deficiency may be possible but is easily offset by bariatric vitamins. Food intolerance may result in nausea or vomiting.

        Cosmetically, sagging as a result of rapid weight loss may occur – which can warrant post-bariatric body contouring surgery to remove. Other issues that may arise is weight regain if the patient doesn’t follow our post-gastric sleeve guide.

        Related: Complete List of Gastric Sleeve Side Effects

        FAQs about Gastric Sleeve Surgery

        Most patients will feel some sort of anxiety and nervousness the day of surgery, which is to be expected and normal.

        After your initial arrival in Tijuana, Mexico you’ll meet with our staff to get checked-in. This will consist of a blood test and height and weight check (BMI). This will ensure that you’re ready for the next day’s surgery.

        Surgery will take place early in the morning, so be sure to follow your surgeon’s list of food, drinks, and activities not allowed. You’ll be fasting from early that night so make sure not to drink, eat anything, smoke or chew tobacco the night before. It’s imperative to follow our rules for surgery as if you fail to comply you may be denied for surgery or worse.

        When you check into pre-op on the day of your procedure, our nurse and anesthesiologist will help ease your trepidations while removing any jewelry or watches you may be wearing. Then you’ll be asked to change into a hospital gown.

        You’ll then need to get to get into an IV, given medication to further help ease you. You’ll then be visited by our anesthesiologist who will contribute to sedate you for the operation. The circulating nurse will meet you and wheel you back to the operating room (OR), then ask you to breathe backward.

        Once you fall asleep, the surgery will take place – typically 1.5 hours which will depend on several factors. After you wake up, you’ll be wheeled into your hospital room where you can meet your companion(s) again (family and friends). You’ll stay this night and the following night in the hospital – where you’ll be routinely checked upon by the surgeon, nurse, and staff.
        You’ll be asked to walk around to help reduce the risk of blood clots and assist in ensuring proper healing. During the second day, you’ll do another gastric leak test to ensure no leakage.

        After the second night in the hospital, you’ll be released and driven back to the hotel to recover from the final night of your trip. You’ll stay that night in the hospital sticking to your postoperative diet. The next morning we’ll transport you back across the US/Mexico border for your journey back home.

        Benefits of Choosing Mexico Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon

        Although it’s not likely that an emergency will arise after gastric sleeve, here are some indications of serious problems that can arise after gastric sleeve surgery.

        Call Our Mexico Staff Immediately if the following Happens

        • A fever of 101, with chills or shaking
        • Pain, especially, abdominal pain that increases over time.
        • Extreme nausea.
        • Inability to swallow

        If you experience any of the following call your patient coordinator in Mexico immediately. They will help diagnose and get proper treatment.

        Gastric Sleeve Recovery TimelineDuring your initial recovery, you won’t be able to eat or drink anything for 24 hours after surgery. Our surgeon will also get you up and walk around quickly to start the healing process.

        Full recovery from gastric sleeve surgery will typically happen within 2 to 4 weeks. Sometimes recovery can take as long as six weeks to full recovery.

        Learn More about Gastric Sleeve Recovery

        While traditional health insurers make their patients jump through many hopes to eligible for the gastric sleeve, Renew Bariatrics takes a more preemptive stance. We believe that obesity is a severe crisis in North America and Worldwide.

        We know that it takes serious gumption to undergo a surgery like this, so you shouldn’t have to be treated like you want the easy way out. We know that if you’re medical qualify and understand the risks and realistic expectations post-surgery you are an ideal candidate for the sleeve procedure.

        Candidacy for Renew Bariatrics:
        • Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30
        • Family medical history with comorbidities including hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, heart attack due to obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea.
        • Have tried and failed to lose weight on your own, through either traditional programs (weight watchers, Jenny Craig) or pharmacology? Please explain.
        • A full understanding of the process you’re about to go through, and the realistic expectations are resulting.
        Although this is the minimum to be a successful candidate for weight loss surgery, there are medical contraindications that may prevent you from being a candidate. It’s important to contact our helpful staff today to learn more about our process.

        Read More: What is Required to Be a Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

        Today, most bariatric surgeons will recommend gastric sleeve surgery over most other bariatric surgeries. It’s a relatively simple procedure but has superior results for over 90% of all patients.

        Gastric Sleeve is performed by removing up to 80% of the stomach. By eliminating the stomach’s capacity patients will feel fuller faster, thereby limiting the patient’s caloric intake, while still being satiated.

        Hormonal Impacts of Gastric Sleeve

        The gastric sleeve has another direct benefit, which is the reduction of the hormone ghrelin, which plays a role in hunger. Specifically, individuals on an empty stomach will secrete the hormone ghrelin into the bloodstream causing hunger feelings. Once you eat, the secretion will diminish, then will rise sometime again after.

        Studies have pointed out that removal of the stomach will lead to a drop in the production and secretion of ghrelin – which will cause patients to feel less hungry.

        Following gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll be required to consume vitamins to help offset any malnourishment. This is not unique to gastric sleeve, but as well as gastric bypass, gastric banding (lap-band), duodenal switch, and other procedures.

        Our surgeon will recommend the following for you take daily:

        • Daily Multivitamin – which should be formulated for bariatric patients.
        • Calcium Citrate – which should be taken in doses of 500mg three times a day.
        • Daily Sublingual B12 – which should be taken sublingually (under the tongue).
        • Iron – take on an empty stomach and should not be made with calcium citrate.

        Weight loss is amplified by exercising after weight loss surgery. You should aim for at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week. Recent research suggests in aiding with 5.7% greater weight loss. “Participation in a minimum of 150 min/wk of moderate or higher intensity PA was associated with greater postoperative weight loss at 6 and 12 months postoperatively.”

        Another study looked at the link between gastric bypass and exercise:
        Although both RYGB and exercise are effective in improving body composition and reducing co-morbidities such as insulin resistance, in obese individuals.

        You should aim to work out at least three separate times per week, ideal 4 or 5. Spreading physical activity out will help with recovery and preventing burnout. Also, consider varying different experiences to keep them new, exciting and fun.

        Types of Exercises You Should Aim For:
        • Walking, Biking, Swimming: These are all great physical activities that should be incorporating, especially swimming.
        • Running: You should consult with your physician whether you’re physically fit enough to jog or run.
        • Yoga & Pilates: An excellent way to increase flexibility, while increasing your strength
        • Strength Training: Lifting weights is a great activity that will also help firm your body as you begin to drop weight. (Wait at least two months before any moderate weight lifting routine).

        Seeking gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico can be daunting, with a language barrier, different culture, and different medical system. In the United States, there are a few venerable qualifications to help distinguish a surgeon’s proficiency, including the venerable ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) and the FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons).

        In Mexico, there are similar associations to help reveal a surgeon committed to excellence and continuing education in laparoscopic, bariatrics & metabolic surgery. There is the IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders), which is a worldwide organization giving members the ability to keep abreast of all the latest advancements in bariatrics.

        Another leading certification is the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery, which certifies bariatric surgeons in Mexico. The Mexican Council on General Surgery is a widely popular affiliation many gastric sleeve surgeons in Mexico have.

        Lastly, all of Renew Bariatrics’ surgeons are board-certified. Learn more by contact our helpful staff today.

        With gastric sleeve surgery, most patients will see that the results they experience three months or 6 months out, is not temporary.

        Over 93% of patients of the gastric sleeve has the quality of life improvements. Below we divided the health benefits from the non-health benefits.

        Please contact our helpful, knowledgeable patient educators who can help guide you through the entire process of getting approved for the gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.