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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Does the idea of safely achieving 80 percent weight loss in a year sound like the solution you have been hoping for?

Gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo can provide these results with minimal risk of complications.

What happens during gastric sleeve surgery? 

Demonstration of gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Dramatic Results Achieved Safely

The procedure

A stomach after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery.VSG, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, or most commonly referred to as the Gastric Sleeve in Mexico is one of the leading bariatric surgery options available for weight loss, that involves the removal of a portion of the stomach allowing for the management of morbid obesity. Normally during the Gastric sleeve surgery, between 70 and 80 percent of the stomach is removed including the area where the ghrelin or hunger hormone is produced.

The incisions

Incisions required for gastric sleeve surgery.The portion of the stomach that remains will take the shape of a sleeve, reducing the amount of food the patient is able to consume. The patients who undergo this form of weight loss surgery may feel full faster, as well as possibly feel fuller longer, which thus can help the patient potentially lose weight. Of course, this all depends on if the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative advice, as well as each patient will have different results depending on many factors related to race, age, health and gender. Dr. Hidalgo uses a special inverted sleeve technique that helps protect the patient from leaks and long term weight regain by hand stitching over the surgical staples at the end of the sleeve surgery.

With this surgery the patient may experience a significant amount of weight loss while having a surgery that is considered to be one which is low risk for infection or other serious complication.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Puerto Vallarta $4,200 USD - Dr. Hidalgo





The Gastric Sleeve surgery in Mexico takes about one hour to perform. The patient on average should lose about half of their weight in about 6 months.

*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

  • Less hunger: Because the section of the stomach that creates the hunger hormone is removed, the patient’s brain will not receive the signal that the patient is hungry, that in combination with the smaller stomach after surgery, should allow the patient to become full quicker, feel full longer, and not have the same amount of hunger as prior to surgery.
  • Helps to lose weight: In most cases, patients should achieve excess weight loss in a short period of time.
  • Less Invasive than other weight loss procedures: Because the gastric sleeve surgery removes only a portion of the stomach, and does the risk for infection, malnutrition, or other serious complications may be less than other weight loss procedures.
  • Revisable and convenient: The Gastric Sleeve procedure requires that a patient be completely committed to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Over time, if the patient does not take care with what they eat or chooses to eat the wrong foods, the sleeve may become stretched and could require a weight loss surgery revision to a gastric bypass. A surgical revision is a simple procedure and can easily be performed by a certified bariatric surgeon like Dr. Hidalgo.

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If you are interested in undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, contact our team online or call (818) 949-6911 today.

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Puerto Vallarta, JAL 48300

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