Being overweight can make daily tasks difficult, put you at risk of serious health conditions, and make you feel self-conscious.
If you've tried to lose weight with diet and exercise for years with no success, gastric sleeve surgery can improve your quality of life.
How can gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, better my life?
Dr. Gonzalez is a bariatric surgeon in Tijuana who has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries over the past two decades. His credentials include:
Gastric sleeve surgery is a great option for many patients because it offers a lower risk of complications and quick recovery compared to other bariatric procedures. Start your weight loss journey at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics today. Simply submit an online contact form or call us at (619) 690-8417.
What happens during the surgery?
During gastric sleeve surgery, part of the stomach is removed to reduce your caloric intake.
Is it safe to get surgery in Tijuana or other locations in Mexico?
Medical tourism, or traveling to a foreign country in pursuit of medical treatment, is an increasingly popular industry. In 2016, The Huffington Post listed Mexico as one of the top five foreign countries to travel to for medical treatment.
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Oasis of Hope Bariatrics is just 30 minutes south of San Diego International Airport. We will coordinate your transportation and accommodations from arrival to departure at our gated, secure campus.
"From the first time I contacted the hospital the staff was very kind. Answered all my questions. Made me feel safe and comfortable before I even arrived. They had all transportation arranged both ways. The hospital was quiet and clean almost like a resort. My surgery went perfect. I had a great team and would recommend them to any one." Hidi, an Oasis of Hope Patient
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
In order to undergo gastric sleeve surgery, you should have a body mass index (or BMI) of over 30 and under 50.
Patients who have already undergone gastric bypass surgery are not good candidates for this procedure.
Patients who have had a heart attack or suffer from a heart condition may be disqualified from this surgery.
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We can provide you with a free quote in just 24 hours. We invite you to take a moment to complete our simple online questionnaire.
Although the exact plan of preparing for gastric sleeve surgery will vary from patient to patient, the process generally consists of six simple steps:
When you contact us via phone or e-mail, we will put you in touch with our patient coordinator.
You will be asked to fill out a medical history form to help our team evaluate whether you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
Within 24 hours of submitting your forms, we will inform you whether you have been approved as well as answer any outstanding questions.
Once you are approved, we will schedule your surgery and you will submit a deposit of $500.
We will put you in touch with our diet consultant, who will provide a detailed dietary plan.
Show me how the procedure works...
Our gated campus in Tijuana has a full on-site laboratory, as well as extensive imaging technology. In addition to the pre-operative laboratory tests, we also can perform a chest x-ray and EKG to assess the health of your heart. These services allow us to assess your candidacy for surgery, precisely plan your bariatric procedure, and monitor your recovery.
On the day of surgery, our anesthesiologist, Dr. Oscar Contreras, will place you under anesthesia to ensure that you are fully asleep during your surgery.
Although the length of your procedure will vary, most gastric sleeve surgeries are completed within one and a half hours.
Following your surgery, you will spend four nights at our hospital in Tijuana. Every room is equipped with Netflix, a companion bed, and private bathroom for your comfort.
Weight loss is a journey...
Exercise and diet are both necessary to achieve weight loss.
The results? Life-changing.
In general, patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery lose about 60 percent of their excess body weight over a period of 12 to 18 months. The results of your weight loss surgery depend on how well you follow your post-operative diet and exercise plan. It is crucial to limit your portions to avoid stretching out the sleeve created by your bariatric surgeon.
How can your team help me maintain my results?
Dr. Gonzalez and his Tijuana team want to help you maintain the results of your procedure for years to come. We offer several resources to assist you throughout your weight loss journey, including:
"Having the certainty of being in the best hands, at all times, with highly prepared doctors and the best facilities with a 24/7 staff support and a 24-hour recovery... enjoying great food and comfort for myself and my loved ones." Jane, an Oasis of Hope Bariatrics Patient
Understanding your potential risks can help you prepare for surgery...
Although gastric sleeve surgery boasts a low rate of complications compared to other bariatric procedures, patients should be aware of the potential risks and complications.
Immediately after surgery, you may experience nausea, vomiting, or constipation. Dumping syndrome is another potential side effect of gastric sleeve surgery.
Certain foods may not agree with your stomach after a sleeve gastrectomy. You may also have to take vitamins and supplements to counteract potential nutrition issues.
In very rare cases, infection, bleeding, or a leak along the staple line can occur after a gastric sleeve procedure. Our skilled surgeons take care to reduce the risk of these issues.
Our team will guide you through your recovery to help decrease the risk of complication. Carefully following your doctor's instructions can also decrease the chances of health concerns after your treatment in Tijuana.
This all sounds impressive. But can I afford the procedure?
One of the benefits of visiting our hospital is that we offer transparent, affordable, and largely all-inclusive rates for surgery.
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Starting at $4,899
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We understand that surgery requires a substantial emotional and financial investment.
To make surgery accessible to all our patients, we accept credit cards and work with Health Finance Center and United Medical Credit to offer financing.
Is a gastric sleeve really worth the cost?
"I would absolutely recommend Oasis of Hope to anyone. If you are thinking of doing this surgery and traveling abroad, don't hesitate, GO!!!! The staff spoke very good english and was the most polite and attentive people. I was well cared for and happy about everything. Very clean and beautiful facilities!!! And let's not forget about Gaston and Paula!! Absolutely love them!!!! Thank you guys for everything!!!!"
There are other options for weight loss surgery...
When choosing between gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery, there are a variety of factors you need to consider. One major difference between the two bariatric procedures is the candidacy requirements. For example, some patients have a BMI which is too high to qualify for gastric bypass surgery. In this case, sleeve gastrectomy may be a better choice.
Generally, gastric sleeve surgery is considered safer and less complex than a bypass. However, gastric bypass has a longer track record of success and may offer better long-term results. Be sure to discuss all of your options with our team at Oasis of Hope Bariatrics.