Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, bariatric surgeon in Mexico, has performed 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.
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve
Gastric 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 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.
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 provides patients who suffers 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, as well as a comprehensive exercise plan to realize weight loss.
Benefits of Gastric Sleeve
- No Malabsorptive Issues
- Low Risk of Complications and Risks
- Low Risk of Side Effects
- Permanent Procedure
- No Dumping Syndrome
- Reduces Appetite
Drawbacks of Gastric Sleeve
- Expected Weight Loss is Less than Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch
- Stomach can strech 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 centers price our “All-Inclusive” surgeries thousands of dollars less than their U.S. and Canadian counterparts. Our centers are certified and capable of handling even tough gastric sleeve revisions.