Gastric Sleeve at Mexicali Bariatric Center: are there any side effects?

Gastric Sleeve surgery is one of the most popular types of weight loss surgery. The method involves removing about 80% of the stomach, leaving at the end a thin tube like sleeve. Since part of the stomach is removed, the process cannot be reversed. After surgery you will feel less hungry since part of the hormones that make you hungry are removed and you will eat less since your capacity will be dimished, so faster weight loss occurs.
But gastric sleeve surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, may have unwanted side effects. These range from discomfort to the need of having surgery again. That being said, gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is a relatively safe weight loss procedure with weight loss results comparable to gastric bypass surgery when you have an experienced surgeon performing the procedure.
Besides there are some advantages, like:
  • Gastric sleeve surgery has very good short and medium term weight loss results.
  • It offers a restrictive effect, meaning it prevents over eating without changing anything els e in the body.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery is technically a simpler procedure compared to the gastric bypass and DS.
  • It is low maintenance as opposite to lap-band surgery.
  • Bariatric surgery in Mexico is more affordable for patients without the appropriate insurance plan.
Some patients may suffer from complications, especially when not following doctor’s orders pre and post op. Besides some moderate effects that happen immediately after gastric sleeve surgery, such as bruising, bleeding and swelling, there is a possibility that a few patients have more severe complications. Some of these are:
  • Leaking
  • Acid Reflux
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Blood Clots
Risks of complications may be greatly reduced even before having gastric sleeve surgery. That begins with the choice of surgeon and hospital. It is important to make sure that the bariatric surgeon is board certified, with ample experience and that the hospital has the proper facilities for both surgery and recovery. This will reduce your surgery risks and improve your long term results. Experienced surgeons have lower complication rate and better statistics long term.
With over 10 years of experience, Mexicali Bariatric Center in Mexico has become one of the favorite choices of patients seeking weight loss surgery and the number one bariatric institution in the nation. Our bariatric program is led by Dr. Gilberto Ungson, a world renown authority in the duodenal switch and long time friend of our mentor Dr. Alberto Aceves, and Dr. Rodolfo Wilhelmy, one of the most respected authorities in bariatric surgery with over 18 years in bariatric laparoscopic surgery. In addition, Almater Hospital has the best facilities in the region.
Weight loss surgery in Mexico such as the gastric sleeve is an increasingly popular option. Deciding to have weight loss surgery is not an easy choice. But if you do, remember to gather all the information possible in order to increase the chances of success and reduce possible unwanted side effects.
For more information visit mexicalibariatric.com or call toll free at 1-888-344-3916.