Gastric Sleeve

(bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery)

Gastric sleeve surgery is the weight loss surgery which works by resecting a major portion of the stomach by creating a “sleeve” or banana shaped pouch without disrupting normal connections with oesophagus and small intestine. bariatric surgery. weight loss surgery. sleeve gastrectomy.

Contrary to other bariatric procedures gastric sleeve does not cause change in order of digestive system, the result of which is lower complication rates and less malabsorption with fast recovery. It works by limiting the amount of food that can be consumed. Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery works through two very efficient mechanisms. On one hand, it makes the stomach smaller, so that the patient feels full soon after eating a smaller portion. Secondly, the fundus of the stomach is removed. The fundus is the area that secretes ghrelin, the hormone that makes a person feel hungry. Thus, this surgery helps the patient feel less hungry through a hormonal mechanism, which in turn helps in reducing calorie intake, and thus, finally leads to massive weight loss.


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Advantages of Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve has certain advantages over other bariatric surgery procedures, which include:

  • Lesser cost than other procedures
  • Fewer complications such as malabsorption and vitamin deficiency compared to other bariatric procedures
  • Yields similar results as other bariatric procedures
  • Control of co-morbid condition is almost equally good
  • Sustaining the order of digestive tract ensures reduced risk of malnutrition

Candidates for Gastric Sleeve

You are a good candidate for gastric sleeve if you are more than 100 pounds above your ideal body weight or are 80 pounds overweight and have obesity related problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.


The procedure is done laparoscopically  2 to 5 small incisions are made on the abdomen to pass the instruments into the abdomen. A sleeve is created with the anatomy of the stomach. The remaining stomach is stapled using surgical staples. The procedure lasts for aprox. 60 minutes.


If you have chosen to undergo Gastric sleeve surgery with us, you would stay at the hospital for 2 days after the surgery to monitor your recovery. You may feel some discomfort after the procedure, which would be taken care with medications. The surgeon and dietician will give you a diet regimen starting with instructions for sipping plain water, and others clear liquids which need to be followed properly for smooth recovery.


Most patients can expect to lose 60 to 80% of their excess body weight over a 6 – 12 month period with gastric sleeve surgery.


The stay at hospital after gastric sleeve surgery is generally two to three days. Typically, it’ll be about a week to ten days before you can go back to work, and about a month to six weeks before you can start exercising again. A total of 4 days of stay in Mexico would be recommended to do gastric sleeve surgery in our country.

Disadvantages of Gastric Sleeve


Gastric Sleeve could increase Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) if Hiatal hernia is not repair.


Gastric Bypass is superior to control GERD and Diabetes Mellitus II (Non Insulin dependent).


Weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy.

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