You Can Save Over 50% off U.S. Cost If You are Receiving Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery at a JCI Accredited Hospital Nearby in Mexico?
The Gastric Sleeve Surgery Statistics
Owing to the recent development of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery, there is no official report yet on the number of procedures that are performed annually.
What Is the Actual Cost of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Cost varies, but can run $19,000 and up in the U.S. and around £13,000 or more in most of Europe. In Mexico, you can save 50% and more off the U.S. pricing all inclusive. All doctors are board certified and the hospitals are JCI accredited.
How Effective Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is considered extremely effective. Weight loss is typically about 55% to 70% of your excess weight.
Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for Me?
Unlike other weight loss surgeries, gastric sleeve surgery is normally reserved for those considered extremely or morbidly obese. In most cases a BMI of 50-60 is necessary to qualify. If your BMI is 50 or above, or health factors make you a non-candidate for other weight loss surgery, Gastric Sleeve Surgery may be right for you.
Gastric Sleeve surgery is also useful for people that qualify for a Lap Band Surgery but do not want to bother with additional doctors visits for adjustments to the Lap Band.
Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?
- Laparoscopic (non-invasive) surgery
- Improvement in sleep apnea
- Lowers cholesterol, improves high blood pressure and diabetes
- Save above 50% off the U.S. cost at a state-of-the art JCI accredited hospital facility in Mexico
- No re-routing of the intestines
- Short surgical times
- Can be converted to another weight loss surgery later
About Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a weight loss surgery for people that need to lose weight to protect their health, but are deemed too heavy to safely receive a mini-gastric bypass or Lap Band procedure. General anesthetic is used, so you will not be conscious during the surgery. A laparoscope is used to remove sixty percent of the curvature of the stomach.
This leaves the remaining section of your stomach in the shape of a tube or a sleeve. The smaller stomach size lowers your nutrient absorption, which causes weight loss. This surgery also helps control hunger because the part of the stomach being removed is responsible for the hunger stimulating hormone called Ghrelin.
Things To Expect After Surgery
In most cases, a one or two day hospital stay is required, during which you will not be permitted to eat. This allows the stomach to heal. A tube will be run from your nose to your stomach to clear any fluids or gas. You will be on a liquid diet for two weeks, followed by two weeks of semi-solid foods. Solid food is resumed after about a month. Small meals are recommended and must be eaten slowly or vomiting may occur.
Post-surgical pain and swelling is common and pain medication is normally prescribed. Gastric Sleeve Surgery can produce a 30% to 50% loss of excess weight in the first year. It is common for a Gastric Sleeve Surgery to be later followed with a gastric bypass surgery.
Having gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico can be as little as 20% the cost of a local procedure, but just as safe. MedPath Group only works with those facilities in Mexico that have Joint Commission International accreditation. JCI accreditation means a facility offers medical care that is as up-to-date and safe as hospital near you.
The doctors at JCI approved facilities are extremely competent, American trained, and board certified physicians. The nurses are friendly and helpful with all of the patients that come there to receive care.
Patients that have chosen to arrange for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico through MedPath Group never fail to mention how pleased they were with the quality of care. They also express how touched they were by the level of hospitality.
Here Is the Truth About our Affiliate Hospitals and Medical Centers in Mexico:
- They are internationally top-rated and accredited by the JCI
- All of our surgeons are board certified specialists, not general surgeons. This means they have been required to pass rigorous examinations and participate in extensive training.
- The equipment, prosthetics & technology used are of the highest standards and quality. They are the same, or better, than you would find in your local hospital.
- The medical staff and surgeons in Mexico offer first rate quality personal care and attention that will far exceed your expectations.
- Compared local surgery costs, medical tourism is significantly more affordable
* The JCI is an international accrediting body for medical facilities that has been approved by the International Society for Quality in Health Care. It also works with the World Health Organization on issues of patient safety.