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What is the Gastric Sleeve?

The Gastric Sleeve is a surgical procedure that is performed by laparoscopy and that consists of reducing the capacity of the stomach for food intake, which makes the patient feel feel satisfied by eating less food.

In addition, it has been studied that in the portion of the stomach that is removed from the body there are cells that produce a substance called Ghrelin, which is related to not being satiated when eating. In patients it is elevated and makes that the patient continues and continues eating, and when this substance goes down, then the sensation of continuing to eat in large quantities decreases.

Benefits of the Gastric Sleeve


This procedure is commonly used to treat morbid obesity and can result in significant weight loss. The amount of weight lost varies from person to person, but studies have It has been shown that patients who undergo the procedure tend to:

  • Lose around 50-70% of your excess weight in the first two years after surgery
  • Continue to lose weight for several years after the procedure

Reduced Risk of Health Problems

This procedure can also reduce the risk of numerous health problems associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and others.

  • Improve general health and quality of life
  • Decrease the use of medications to treat diseases related to obesity

Improvement of Self-esteem and Quality of Life

The weight loss achieved with Gastric Sleeve surgery usually improves self-esteem, as well as the quality of life in general. Patients report feeling more energetic and able to be active after the intervention.

  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Perform daily activities with greater ease

Low risk procedure

Compared to other bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass or duodenal switch, the gastric sleeve has a lower risk profile due to its minimally invasive nature and its minor complications.

  • Lower rate of intraoperative complications
  • Lower short-term mortality rate

Lower Risk of Gastrointestinal Complications

Since a part of the stomach is removed during this procedure, the risk of gastrointestinal complications such as peptic ulcer and inflammation of the esophagus is greatly reduced.

  • Reduction of obesity-related gastrointestinal problems
  • Reduction of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux

Long-term results

Gastric sleeve surgery can provide long-term weight loss and better health outcomes when combined with healthy lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and diet. balanced.

  • Sustained improvement in quality of life
  • Long-term mortality reduction

Preparation Prior to Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Before the intervention, patients must follow a strict preoperative diet for 1-2 weeks before the intervention. During this diet, we instruct patients to reduce their intake of calories and avoid large meals. In addition, the doctor may also recommend some changes in lifestyle habits, such as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption.

It is suggested that the patient does not suffer from significant gastroesophageal reflux to obtain better results from surgery. Since surgery in patients with severe reflux may increase reflux symptoms due to because the pressure in the new stomach increases.

Recovery Post-Operative

After the procedure, patients will be required to follow a post-operative diet for several weeks. During this time, it is important to stay hydrated and adequately nourished with plenty of fluids and protein-rich foods. It also helps to take multivitamins to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The amount may be different for each patient and depends on the type of surgery, changes in eating behavior, exercise, medical and nutritional monitoring.

The operation is irreversible

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks. These include infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Your doctor will talk to you about these and other possible complications before the intervention.

Generally, the most drastic weight loss occurs in the first six months after the intervention. After this time, many patients continue to gradually lose weight over time. Is It is important to understand that weight loss depends on many factors, including lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and healthy eating habits.

Real testimonies of Our Pacients

Our best cover letter is the real results of each of our patients. Before, during and after having gastrointestinal surgery or bariatric surgery.

Note: The results may vary depending on the person's habits.