What you need to know about gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve operations are an increasingly popular procedure for people who want to lose weight quickly to improve their quality of life.


There are different types of bariatric surgeries, which are used according to the type of patient, One of the types is focused on reducing the amount of food that the person can eat, which is the most common. The second focuses on reducing the amount of food that the body can absorb, and the third combines the previous two, and that is usually used in people who are very overweight.

 How is the surgery performed?

 What doctors are looking for in a gastric sleeve surgery Tijuana is to be as minimally invasive as possible, so the surgery is performed laparoscopically, with extremely small incisions, approximately two centimeters, between 4 and 5 incisions are made in the upper abdomen.

 The stomach is cut off, and it is extracted through a tweezer, and then, it is extracted to close it again. For this reason, the first days after the operation there is no food for the patient, then you start to feed with water and broth and then with a soft diet.

 A short time in the hospital

Before undergoing the procedure many people have doubts about whether they will have to spend a lot of time in the hospital. It’s usually three days. On the first day after surgery the patient is under observation, to prevent any discomfort, and wait for the effects of anesthesia to be eliminated, also adding to the serum drugs to eliminate pain as much as possible.

 During the second day, you will undergo a test to make sure your sleeve is properly placed, and you will be helped to get out of bed to walk through the hospital hallways so that no blood clots form. You start consuming fluids.

 The third day is observation and then, the amount of fluids to drink and the amount of time walking is increased, and then discharged from the hospital, consuming painkillers, stool softeners, and antacid.

Special diet

 After surgery, you will begin a special diet two to three weeks before surgery, and five weeks after to help you recover safely. A nutritionist will always be aware of it because it is important that for each person it is different and appropriate to their living conditions.

 Gastric surgery reduces between 70 and 90% of excess body weight in the following months, has no rearrangement of the intestines or external elements are added, and the feeling of hunger is significantly reduced.

 Mexico is one of the countries in the world that has made the most progress and has specialized in this type of surgery, so, if you are thinking about how to lose weight quickly, this can be an excellent option, in addition in Tijuana there are excellent specialists, and specialized hotels so you can rest, while you fully recover from surgery.