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Gastric Sleeve

Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising but still have excess weight?

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery can help you achieve your weight loss goals and give you a slimmer figure.

A gastric sleeve procedure with Jet Medical Tourism® in Tijuana, Mexico, is $3,999. Learn how this bariatric surgery can improve your life.

What Is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve

Also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery removes about 80% of the stomach, reducing it to a tube-shaped "sleeve." A smaller stomach means patients both feel full faster and produce less hunger hormones, leading to dramatic weight loss.

Since a sleeve gastrectomy doesn't involve intestinal rerouting, it has a lower risk of complications than other bariatric surgeries, like gastric bypass surgery. 

Patients generally lose up to 70% of their excess body weight within 12 to 18 months after vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for You?

We can review your candidacy for a sleeve gastrectomy during a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons. Some factors they'll look for include:

Overall Health

Outside of weight, patients should be in good overall health to qualify for weight loss surgery. Good health will reduce any risks of complications from a gastric sleeve. 

Ready for Dietary Changes

Before receiving a gastric sleeve, patients will have to follow a strict diet starting two weeks before their procedure. Patients will mostly eat a low-calorie diet made of vegetables and lean meats. The change in diet continues after the gastric sleeve procedure. 

BMI of At Least 28

To qualify for a gastric sleeve, candidates may have a body mass index of 30 or higher. In some cases, our bariatric surgeons will accept a BMI of 28 or higher depending on weigh-related medical conditions and comorbidities. 

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Interested in Weight Loss Surgery? Get in Touch With Our Medical Team

Struggling with weight loss can be frustrating, especially if you eat healthy and keep an active lifestyle. Excess weight may not be your fault: genetics and family history play a big part in your body type and health. Gastric sleeve surgery can slim your figure and remove stubborn fat, giving you a new perspective on life. 

The gastric sleeve is a popular weight loss option because it's a less invasive bariatric surgery that leads to significant long-term weight loss. If you're interested in gastric sleeve surgery, request a consultation with our surgeons in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo today.

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Patient before and after bariatric surgery

"Everything was so smooth."


Jen B


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Everything was fabulous from start to finish. My sleeve revision went well with minimal downtime and slight discomfort. The staff treated me like a VIP. Working in healthcare myself I can honestly say everyone was wonderful. Karla coordinated everything seamlessly. The nurses and doctors were wonderful. The drivers were great also. I give them 10 stars! Thanks again everyone

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Nicole Amyx


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Overall this was a great experience! From start to end. The coordinator the drivers the nurses and the doctor! Everything went exactly how it was described and as soon as you get there they get your right in and back to your room and on to recovery! Everything was so smooth! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to take this journey!

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Enjoying Medical Tourism 

Jet Medical Tourism will handle the travel arrangements for patients and their guests as soon as they land at San Diego International Airport. During their trip to Tijuana or Nuevo Laredo, our patients and their companions stay in luxury hotels. We help coordinate shuttle service between the hotel and the hospital.

The Real Inn Hotel in Tijuana is directly across from Plaza Rio Tijuana, a 792,000-square-foot shopping center with restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and more. The hotel includes an onsite car rental agency, travel agency, and Starbucks.

The Quartz Hotel & Spa offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a fitness center, as well as a special “Care Room” specifically designed to provide relaxation and comfort for medical tourists. 

The Gastric Sleeve Surgery What to Expect at Our Tijuana Facility 

Surgery is done laparoscopically, meaning small incisions and an easier recovery. 

Day of Procedure

Surgery is done laparoscopically, meaning small incisions and an easier recovery. 


General anesthesia is administered to keep patients comfortable throughout the weight loss surgery. 

Small Incisions

Small incisions are made in the abdomen, giving our doctors access to the stomach.

Surgical Tools

A surgical tool with a camera on the end called a laparoscope is inserted into the body through the incision.

Tissue Removal

Once our surgeons have access, they will remove 80% of the stomach, limiting the amount of food that the stomach can hold.

Reshaping the Stomach

Using a surgical stapler, our bariatric surgeons will reshape the remaining stomach into a sleeve shape. 


The laparoscope is removed and the incisions are closed with sutures. 


Patients usually stay in the hospital for one or two nights, and need a week of rest after bariatric surgery. Heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks. 

The staff at Jet Medical Tourism® is committed to helping all of our patients have a successful recovery, and are available after you leave Tijuana if you have any questions or concerns after you return home. 

Maintaining Your Results 

Patients can enjoy the benefits of a gastric sleeve for a lifetime if they adopt a healthy lifestyle after surgery.

Crucial to maintaining a healthy weight is adopting a nutrient-rich diet. Lean proteins, leafy vegetables, and low-calorie foods must become everyday meals. Regular exercise is also necessary to maintain a healthy weight. Our Tijuana staff will help you shape your new post-surgery lifestyle, greatly increasing the probability of maintaining a slimmer body and better health. 

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Alternatives to Gastric Sleeve 

If you're not a candidate for a gastric sleeve, our Tijuana surgeons may recommend one of these alternative surgeries: 

Gastric Bypass

This surgery not only reduces the size of the stomach but it also reroutes the small intestine. These elements combined limit the amount of food that can be eaten and the number of calories the small intestine absorbs. 

Mini Gastric Bypass

Similar to gastric sleeve surgery, a mini gastric bypass is a less intensive weight loss surgery and carries a lower risk of complications. Unlike most bariatric surgeries, mini gastric bypass is also reversible.  

Top Reviews For Our Tijuana Team


Becky Redman


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Husband and I had our gastic sleeve surgery December 2, 2022. Jet Medical took really great care of us. Our driver to and from Mexico was very professional and super nice. Karla kept in touch with us every step of the way. She answered any questions we had. Surgery went very well. So far husband is down 22lbs I'm down 19lbs.

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Denise Morse


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Jet Medical was very prompt in picking me up in San Diego and bringing me to the clinic. It was only a couple of hours later, I was finished with the surgery. They gave me plenty of pain meds, kept me comfortable and sent me to a hotel after 2 nights. The clinic was spotless. The nurses were great!

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Jet Medical Tourism®

Jet Medical Tourism® offers superior-quality weight loss surgery and plastic surgery at affordable prices to US and Canadian patients. Our highly-skilled surgeons manage every aspect of your care at surgical centers in Tijuana, Mexico and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Get started today by calling (855) 506-6188

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