How quickly do you lose weight with Gastric Sleeve Surgery By Juan Hidalgo on February 07, 2020

Gastric Sleeve surgery in Mexico has become more popular than Gastric Bypass surgery for weight loss lately. That means that now the Gastric Sleeve surgery is considered the most common surgery for weight loss as it is a minimally invasive procedure that restricts the volume of food one can eat and decreases appetite while the patient can lose quite a large amount of weight in the process. However, patients often want to know exactly how much weight they will lose when they have Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.   The easy answer is about most patients will lose about 80% of their excess weight within a year to a year and a half with the gastric sleeve surgery.

Weight loss surgery is meant for obese people who have not been able to lose or maintain their weight while having undertaken different diets, medications and exercise plans over multiple attempts.  Obesity is a medical condition that can lead to some other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke or even cancer. When a patient decides to have Gastric Sleeve surgery, they are choosing to make a lifestyle adjustment and a new lease on life.  The gastric sleeve surgery is a low-risk weight loss procedure that does require the patient to meet certain requirements to be considered a candidate for surgery such as a BMI of 30 or more, some types of co-morbidities and a prior failure in weight loss attempts.  If the patient qualifies for gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico, then they may want to consider Puerto Vallarta and Dr. Hidalgo as an option for their weight loss surgery, as Dr. Hidalgo is not only one of the leading bariatric surgeons in Mexico, but Puerto Vallarta is the leading destination for medical tourism in the country.

When the patient is having Gastric Sleeve surgery, it is pretty easy to calculate a patient expected weight loss assuming they follow the after-surgery guidelines provided by their doctor.  Weight loss after Gastric Sleeve surgery is different for every patient but overall most patients will lose between 60-80% of their excess weight usually within the first 18 months after surgery.  The main reason that the patients are successful is that the patients feel full from smaller portions, eat less and have a significantly decreased feeling of hunger because the doctor will remove the section of the stomach that produces the ghrelin hormone. Obviously, these percentages are just an average, and results truly will vary based on how the patient acts when following their post-surgery diet plan.

Factors for Success are:

  1. Following your doctors daily diet
  2. Exercise at least one hour a day, three to four days a week
  3. The ability to adhere to a Healthy Lifestyle
  4. The size that your surgeon makes the patient’s new sleeve
  5. Gender
  6. Age
  7. Starting body mass
  8. And the most important: patient’s overall commitment to changing old habits

It is very important that patients keep in mind that Gastric Sleeve Surgery is not a substitute for the lifestyle changes needed to keep the weight loss off. The surgery will restrict their caloric intake and amount of food consumed but even still the patient must begin an exercise routine and make smart choices that eliminate sugars and carbs from their daily diet.  Gastric Sleeve surgery can speed up patient’s weight loss but the progress towards their goal weight will ultimately be in their control.

Dr. Hidalgo in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and his bariatric practice, Weight Loss Team, offers a variety of helpful resources to assist their patients in their weight loss journey.  Gastric Sleeve Surgery is very safe and, when performed by a knowledgeable and experienced surgeon, leads to a successful experience. The amount of weight patients will lose, and how fast they lose it, depends mainly on the commitment to following their program established by their doctor.


Of course, Weight Loss Team, and its staff of experts will be more than ready to guide you through your weight loss journey before and after having your Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as well any other revision surgery options you may need if you are not satisfied with your current weight loss results. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.


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The Weight Loss Team

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Experienced Surgeons
  • Multiple Surgical Options
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Methods
  • Affordable Care
  • Life-Changing Results

If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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