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Gastric Sleeve

What is a gastric sleeve?

It is a procedure in which approximately 80% of the stomach is extracted and then a tube or sleeve is created, modifying its capacity and the production of hormones responsible for regulating appetite and satiety.


  • Weight loss, with an average of 70% of excess weight in 2 years.
  • It is a less invasive procedure, with few complications and risks in the short, medium, and long term.
  • Eliminates the portion of the stomach that produces the hormone that stimulates hunger (ghrelin).
  • It only works on the stomach, keeping the small intestine intact.
  • Improves diseases that are related to obesity.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

1 - 2 hours

Discomfort time

3 days

Recovery time

5 - 7 days

Type of anesthesia


Hospitalization required



Watch videos of the procedure below to learn more


Download the pre and post-operative care

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Check out some of the most common questions and answers.

1 What is a gastric sleeve?

It is a procedure that consists of removing a fragment of the stomach, where the function of the stomach is to store food, once it is removed a reservoir with a capacity of 50 to 100 ml is created.

They are those with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 or more, in addition to having some diseases related to obesity such as diabetes, high pressure (hypertension), or another disease.

Yes. Being a procedure that is performed by laparoscopy, it only leaves a few small scars on the abdomen.

Medications are pain relievers, antibiotics, antacids, or food supplements.

The appearance of bleeding, lack of healing of the stapled stomach, infections, pneumonia, hemorrhages, postoperative pain, leaking gastric juices, and food sensitivity, so you have to eat slowly and consciously.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, stay in hospital, and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: pre-operative analysis and medications.

Dr. Egozcue, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Egozcue is a bariatric surgeon who is certified by the College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases of the State of Baja California and graduated from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, with Certificate No. C12009719 with more than 8 years of experience in addition to having the latest minimally invasive technology.

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