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Gastric Sleeve

It restricts the size of the stomach to regulate appetite and satiety

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What is the Gastric Sleeve?

The gastric sleeve is a surgical procedure in which approximately 80% of the stomach is removed, creating a narrower tube or sleeve. This modification affects the stomach's capacity and the production of hormones responsible for regulating appetite and satiety.


  • Effective weight loss with the gastric sleeve by reducing 70% of excess weight in 2 years.
  • Safe and minimally invasive procedure, with low risks in the short, medium, and long term.
  • Appetite control by removing the part of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone (ghrelin).
  • Exclusive focus on the stomach, preserving the small intestine.
  • Improves obesity-related diseases.

What are the procedure times?

The times may vary depending on the patient.

Procedure duration

1 - 2 hours

Discomfort time

3 days

Recovery time

5 - 7 days

Type of anesthesia

General anesthesia

Necessary hospitalization


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What does the procedure involve?

The gastric sleeve involves the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach to create a narrower tube, thus limiting the stomach's capacity. This resulting reservoir has a capacity of 50 to 100 ml and contributes to weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed. The surgery is performed laparoscopically, using small incisions to facilitate a quicker recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 What is included in the cost of a gastric sleeve?

Includes: Surgeon's fees, surgical equipment, operating room, and one-night hospital stay. Additionally, post-surgical follow-up appointments necessary until discharge are also covered.

Not included: Pre-operative tests, and necessary medications.

Ideal candidates for gastric sleeve are those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more than 40, and who also have obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or other related conditions.

Yes, gastric sleeve surgery, when performed through laparoscopy, leaves only small scars on the abdomen, which are generally barely noticeable.

After gastric sleeve surgery, recommended medications include pain relievers, antibiotics, antacids, and dietary supplements.

The risks and potential complications of gastric sleeve include bleeding, infections, gastric ulcers, blood clot formation, lung or respiratory issues, digestive system leaks, rapid gastric emptying syndrome (causing diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting), and malnutrition.

Dr. Francisco Egozcue

Dr. Francisco Egozcue, a certified bariatric surgeon by the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja California, graduated from the University Autónoma de Guadalajara with Certification No. C12009719. With over 8 years of experience, he incorporates the latest minimally invasive technology into his professional practice.


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