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Gastric Sleeve

A Restrictive surgery, It is a surgical procedure that favors weight loss by restricting the amount of food that the patient can consume.


The gastric sleeve is a restrictive surgery, which is performed by laparoscopic surgery, where the capacity of the stomach is decreased approximately from 70% to 80%, this considerably reducing the patient's food intake.


The surgery is normally performed using a small camera that is placed on the abdomen and divides the stomach into two sections, where the surgeon Dr. Garcia removes a section of the stomach and uses an endoscopic stapler this in combination with traditional stitches to seal each section of the stomach.


The removed section is the bottom of the stomach, which is the area where the appetite-regulating hormone called ghrelin is found.

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Well this depends on each of the patients, but the approximate time is in the first week after surgery.

Weight loss after surgery varies from person to person. Most patients manage to reduce between 70 and 80% of excess weight within the first 2 years out from surgery.

The results are almost immediate, but the time to achieve a more noticeable weight loss is approximately 12 to 18 months, depending on the discipline of each patient.


Age is one of the factors to consider as well as the aspect of the patient's health, however this surgery (gastric sleeve) can be performed in adolescents as well as in patients older than 55 years with excellent results, and with a great impact beneficial in the health of the patient.


The surgery time is approximately 1.5 hrs.


Hospital stay will be 2 nights.


More than 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension may dispense with medications in the short term and more than 90% of patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes may also discontinue them. Like complications of obesity, they will dramatically improve or disappear such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, fatigue, psychological problems, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).


Yes, it is possible, but the success of the surgery depends on the commitment of each patient, but the surgery alone helps you lose between 70% and 80% of your body weight.


Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to change his eating and exercise habits so that the change is permanent.


 Lab work will be done on arrival   

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Depending on age and Up on request by the surgeon *

Chest X-ray - Up on request by the surgeon*

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