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Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as Vertical Gastrectomy or VSG ) is a weight loss procedure that purposely restricts the amount of food that you can eat because you feel full more quickly. Our advanced surgeon, Dr. Sergio Verboonen, utilizes the double-buttress technique that prevents leaks, pouch enlargement and failure and at a very affordable price.

In this procedure, a thin, vertical sleeve of the stomach (approximately eight inches long) is created using a stapling device and the rest of the stomach is removed. Food passes through the digestive tract as usual and is fully absorbed into the body.

Mexico gastric sleeve patients experience significant weight loss and improvements in their health. Weight loss outcomes are comparable to gastric bypass.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Verboonen has dedicated the last 20 years of his professional career as a bariatric surgeon to the understanding and the treatment of obesity illness. He has performed over 12,000 lap band, gastric sleeves, plications, mini gastric bypass, full gastric bypass and duodenal switch operations as well as revision or conversion surgeries.

He is considered one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons worldwide. He is one of the pioneers in Mexico for Bariatric Surgery. He has extensive training in Mexico, USA, Canada, France and the Netherlands.

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Dr. Sergio Verboonen performs all gastric sleeve procedures laparoscopically, which is minimally invasive. Laparoscopic surgery results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open procedures. Our highly qualified Tijuana and Cancun gastric sleeve surgeon also exclusively feature the double-buttress technique that prevents leaks, pouch enlargement and the potential for future failure.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a relatively new procedure of bariatric surgery. This process is known by many other names as well ie, gastric sleeve resection, sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and VSG.

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure. It greatly reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full for several hours.

Sleeve Gastrectomy may also cause a decrease in appetite. In addition to reducing the size of the stomach, Sleeve Gastrectomy may reduce the amount of “hunger hormone” produced by the stomach which may contribute to weight loss after this procedure.


This surgical procedure for obesity treatment is suitable for the people who are fearful of undergoing other invasive weight loss surgeries. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery quotes that, “This is the most useful application of gastric sleeve surgery at this time, because it appears to be faster and/ or easier than other weight loss surgeries in these high-risk people”.

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How does it work ?

Through initially designed for acute obesity correction, these days this process is carried out on people with low BMI as well. This surgery is performed with the help of a laparoscope, so there is no major incisions on the body. A small part of the stomach that is responsible for the secretion of “hunger hormones” is removed with the help of the laparoscope. This reduces your hunger pangs. The leftover portion of the stomach is sealed with staples.

This surgery is much less complex than other surgeries like the mini or full gastric bypass surgery. In Gastric Sleeve Surgery, the pyloric valve and small intestine are left intact. This surgery does not involve any implants or insertion of any medical device.

To discuss your specific situation in confidence and to learn more about sleeve gastrectomy in Mexico, please call us toll-free from the U.S. or Canada at 1.800.210.5124.


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Get a Successful Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Start your journey to wellness with a successful gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico. Depending on your individual needs, our specialists can devise the safest and less invasive plan to help you shed extra pounds and improve your health.

Gastric sleeve surgery is suitable for everyone who is uncertain of invasive weight loss surgeries. If you are one of them, contact us to discuss your preference in confidence.