What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Let’s start from the basics, if you are considering having a Gastric Sleeve Surgery, you should understand this procedure, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, the gastric sleeve is the most popular and currently most performed Bariatric Surgery in Mexico and worldwide.
How this procedure works?
This Bariatric procedure is performed by a laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon inserts small instruments through 4-5 small incisions, less than an inch,long, in the upper abdomen. The goal? remove between 70 to 80% of the stomach leaving a what it’s called “sleeve” stomach, which will be shaped as a banana or a narrowed tube.
The reduced and limited size of your stomach will obviously restrict the amount of food you are able to consume. You won’t be able to eat as much as you used to and you will feel full for a longer time as well as you will end up feeling less hungry because the amount of hunger hormones that your stomach produces will reduce as well. So, your appetite will decrease preventing the impulses that could make you regain the weight you have lost.
Gastric Sleeve surgery is considered as a restrictive procedure because since your stomach will be smaller, there would be much less room to hold food and you would eat less
How do I know if I am a candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
It is important to know that if you have a BMI of 30 or higher, Gastric Sleeve surgery could be a great option for you. However, you should consider many other aspects such as:
Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the most safe, common and more chosen Bariatric Surgery in Mexico lately. If you are well informed and guided by your surgeon and you are ready to undergo Gastric Sleeve Surgery, you will enjoy a better quality of life, increasing your confidence and self-esteem as you will lose weight, your health will be wide better, increasing your flexibility and mobility.
If you´re thinking to have a Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico, you can count on Hidalgo Baraitrics at Tijuana, find more about Dr. Hidalgo and how he pefomr Gastric Sleeve Surgeries with all inclusive VIP service.