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Gastric Sleeve

Has your weight been a lifelong struggle? Have dieting and exercise failed to give you results?

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery can help you achieve your weight loss goals and prevent many weight-related diseases.

Jet Medical Tourism® in Tijuana, Mexico, can help you lose excess weight and improve your health at an all-inclusive price of $3,999.

What Is a 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.

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Stunning Transformations From Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Patient after gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery can truly transform your life. Apart from enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence, this weight loss surgery can improve your health and prevent weight-related health issues. Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, office to get started on your weight loss journey. 

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 today.

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"This is the best decision I've made."


Isaac Vera


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I just want to thank everyone at hospital ciba in tijuana for changing my life around my first surgery I've ever done and let me tell you they took care of me made me feel very comfortable

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Kristen Loveday


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Believe it or not this had to be my easiest surgery and really didn't have a lot of pain. I'm 16 days post op and can say this is the best decision I've made.

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Experience the Benefits of Medical Tourism Bariatric Surgery in a Vacation City

Medical tourism is a rapidly growing industry, and for good reason. Patients can receive bariatric surgery in a destination location for a fraction of the price.

Jet Medical Tourism makes your experience seamless. We handle the travel arrangements for you and your guest as soon as you land at the San Diego International Airport. We also provide luxury hotel accommodations for you and one companion with a shuttle service between the hotel and the hospital. 

The Real Inn Hotel in Tijuana is 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, a travel agency, and Starbucks. 

Life-Changing Bariatric Surgery at a Price You Can Afford

When we say all-inclusive pricing, we mean it. A sleeve gastrectomy starts at $3,999 and includes:

  • Hospital Fees
  • Two-Night Stay in the Hospital
  • Surgeon Fees
  • Pre-Op Exams
  • Post-Op Leak Test
  • Round-Trip Ground Transportation
  • Transportation and Room Accommodations for One Companion

The Cost of Delaying Treatment Protecting Your Physical, Emotional, and Financial Well Being

Although a gastric sleeve through Jet Medical Tourism costs a fraction of what U.S. hospitals charge, we understand it is still a significant investment for many patients. However, the long-term benefits to your physical and emotional health, as well as your finances, make it worthwhile.

Healthcare Costs

According to the STOP Obesity Alliance, the average obese female spends $4,879 more on medical expenses annually than women of average weight. The average obese male spends $2,646 more. These costs—and your risk of developing more costly medical conditions—rise significantly as your weight increases.

Physical Costs

Being severely overweight or obese can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life. It can also make it difficult to have the energy and ability to exercise and move throughout the day. 

Emotional Costs

Years of struggling to lose weight without seeing results can take a toll on your mental and emotional well-being. Bariatric surgery can help restore your confidence and empower you to continue living a healthy lifestyle.

Are You Ready To Schedule Your Procedure? Contact Our Tijuana Practice

With the rise of medical tourism in Mexico, there is no better time to have bariatric surgery. If you're unhappy with your appearance or have been told your health is at risk, why wait? Our experienced bilingual staff is available to answer any questions about your treatment options, cost, our facilities, and more.

During your free consultation, we will review your medical history and weight loss goals to determine if a gastric sleeve is the best option for you. Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, office to request your free consultation. 


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I had an excellent experience with Jet Medical Tourism. They were professional and communicated with me the whole process. They made me feel safe

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Carson Kelly


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Transportation was smooth with no issues, hospital staff was excellent, and patient care was 10/10. I have no complaints. Get the surgery!

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When Should You Consider Bariatric Surgery?

While bariatric surgery procedures like sleeve gastrectomy can have life-changing results, it is still a major surgical procedure. Patients should understand the benefits and risks and speak with one of our weight loss specialists to ensure gastric sleeve surgery is the best option for them.

You should call our Tijuana, Mexico, office to learn more about our options if you answer "yes" to any of these questions:

Have You Struggled With Your Weight for Years?

For many people, losing weight is a lifelong battle. When diet and exercise haven't been enough, bariatric surgery could be a good solution. Sleeve gastrectomy can help you reach your weight loss goals after years of struggling. 

Have You Tried Other Methods of Weight Loss?

If you continually struggle to lose weight, chances are you've tried many other methods like dieting fads and extreme exercises. A sleeve gastrectomy could be a good option if these other methods failed to help you reach your goals.

Is Your Health at Risk Due To Your Weight?

Excess weight can lead to multiple health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Bariatric surgery can help lower your risk of developing these diseases and help improve your existing weight-related health problems. 

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 weight-related medical conditions and comorbidities. 

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Brianna Mickle


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The team at Jet Medical was great through the whole process... My surgeon and surgical team were fantastic!

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Shannon Harrell


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Great experience! Great communication w Tania. Excellent care from time I was picked up at airport, in the hospital and at the hotel.

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Preparing for Your Surgery The Pre-Op Diet

You will be put on a pre-operation diet that helps your body prepare for surgery around two weeks before your procedure. This diet will mainly consist of low-sugar, low-fat, low-carb, and high-protein shakes and meals. Your pre-op diet will be determined by our bariatric surgeons to achieve two primary objectives:

Reduce Surgical Risk

Your stomach is located just below the left side of your liver. During gastric sleeve surgery, your surgeon will lift your liver off your stomach to perform the procedure. When you are overweight, so is your liver, making it more difficult for the surgeon to lift. The pre-op diet helps reduce the size of your liver to facilitate surgery and lower your risk of complications. 

Facilitate Recovery

Part of your pre- and post-operation diet involves eating foods rich in protein, a nutrient our body uses to heal. In the two weeks leading up to your surgery, eating foods rich in protein can help facilitate your recovery by giving your body the main nutrient it needs to quickly heal your surgical wounds. 

The Gastric Sleeve Surgery Procedure What to Expect During Treatment in Tijuana

We provide stress-free transportation from your hotel to the hospital. Most patients require one to two nights in the hospital after surgery and a full week of recovery at the hotel before traveling home. 

Our bariatric surgeons use an advanced laparoscopic technique that uses smaller incisions to facilitate an easier recovery.
Our bariatric surgeons use an advanced laparoscopic technique that uses smaller incisions to facilitate 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 tissue 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. 

Post-Op Diet Protein-Rich Foods Aid in Healing

The type of food you consume during recovery is important. Meanwhile, you will not be able to eat the same amount as before because the size of your stomach has decreased by about 80 percent.

You will be put on a post-operation diet rich in protein to aid healing. Once you can eat solid foods again, the protein portion of your meal should be eaten first. It is the most important nutrient following surgery, and if it is left for the end, you may not be hungry enough to finish it. 

To ensure the best results, our bariatric surgeons will give you detailed guidelines regarding how and what to eat following your surgery.

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Are You Ready To Transform Your Life? Request Your Consultation

Jet Medical Tourism has helped many patients across the globe achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our team is available to you after surgery so you can feel supported throughout your entire weight loss journey. 

Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, practice to request your consultation if you're ready to take the first step toward transformative results like these. 


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Emma Ali


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Honestly it was the best experience and the people that took care of me were amazing.

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Lesli Byford


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Staff was amazing, was very comfortable and clean!

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Maintaining Your Results  We Are Here for Our Patients

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

Patients can enjoy the benefits of a gastric sleeve for a lifetime if they adopt a healthy lifestyle after surgery, and our goal is to help you along in that process. Our surgeons will help guide you in your dietary and lifestyle choices so you can maintain your results for many years to come.

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 can provide the guidance you need in this new phase of your life.

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What If a Gastric Sleeve Isn't Right For You? We Offer Alternatives

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 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. Both mini gastric bypass and standard gastric bypass surgery are reversible.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When it comes to any surgical procedure, patient education is important. Below, we have provided answers to frequently asked questions to help put your mind at ease regarding the surgical procedure and our quality of care. We encourage you to contact our Tijuana, Mexico, practice if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are always happy to help.

How Long Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

The duration of surgery is typically two hours, but this can vary from one patient to the next. 

How Do I Prevent Saggy Skin After Surgery?

A protein-rich diet, exercise, and vitamins can help reduce sagging skin following your procedure. When you feel strong enough, combining cardio with weight training is a great way to build muscle and reduce a sagging appearance. Jet Medical Tourism also offers several plastic surgery services like tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and excess skin removal to help you achieve the appearance you want if you are still uncomfortable with the way your skin looks after bariatric surgery. 

How Soon Can I Walk After Surgery?

We encourage you to walk immediately following surgery, because it can reduce the risk of blood clots. Walking is also a great way to get your body moving and a great first step toward a more active lifestyle. 

Is Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana Safe?

Jet Medical Tourism only partners with the highest-rated hospitals in the area. These facilities conform to a high standard of safety and cleanliness protocols. Surgery at our facilities by our experienced surgeons is safe and effective. 

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I had an amazing experience with jet medical, they were so consistent in making sure I was feeling alright they whole time, if I could choose again I would definitely go with jet medical!

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Matthew Du Puy


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Jet Medical Tourism could not have made my experience any better. My driver, nurses and surgical staff were all very professional, kind and helpful. Recovery has been much faster and better than I anticipated.

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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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