Gastric Sleeve Packages in Mexico
Gastric sleeve packages in Mexico are most sought after by a lot of obese patients that has an elevated BMI and those who are high risk for weight-related health issues. In a lot of cases, the gastric sleeve method will let the patient lose up to 100 pounds or more.
Patients who have undergone the gastric sleeve procedure have improved their health and their medical issues that were brought about by obesity like diabetes, elevated cholesterol and heart disease. In many cases, the symptoms of these illnesses are significantly reduced, and in some cases, the symptoms are eliminated entirely.
The cost of the gastric sleeve procedure can average at around $10,000, which many cannot afford. Add to that the lack of health insurance, and the possibility of undergoing the procedure, for many people, is gone. But, when you learn that the cost of a gastric sleeve operation is only half the amount in Mexico, the possibility once again can become a reality. A gastric sleeve south of the border will cost about $5,000 on average.
Now, I’m sure you’re thinking that $5,000 seems like a good price, but there must be strings attached right? What about travel expenses, hotel stays, the quality of care, and follow up visits? All these extra things will raise the cost to about $10,000 anyways, so I might as well get the surgery in the U.S. right? Wrong. There are a number of high-quality, accredited facilities that offer gastric sleeve packages in Mexico that include many, if not all of those items we just mentioned, and this page will give you a basic run down of what is typically included in gastric sleeve packages in Mexico.
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Typical Gastric Sleeve Packages in Mexico
This list is a general outline of what you can expect to be included in the cost of many gastric sleeve packages in Mexico.
- Land transportation from airport-hospital to hospital-airport
- Pre-operative tests: EKG, X-ray, Blood test and the evaluation done by the International Medicine Specialists
- Surgeon’s Professional Fee
- Anesthesiologist’s Fee
- Antibiotics and Pain Medication while recovering
- Barium Dye Swallow for testing
- Nutritionist Program to aid in achieving the loss of weight
- Hospital Accommodations
- Medical and Hospital Charges
- International Call free of charge
- Unlimited usage of internet
Please note that not all facilities in Mexico will include all of these items, but many will include most of them. It is your responsibility to contact the bariatric facility and find out what is included in the package price, and what is not. We recommend contacting at least 3 different facilities and shop around for the best deal.
Maintenance of the Gastric Sleeve
The gastric sleeve method is different from the gastric band because it requires no ‘maintenance’. This simply means that you won’t need to have any adjustments or ‘fills’ like a gastric band requires. No slippage or erosion is experienced since no band is implanted. The VSG does not also need regular test for vitamin deficiency, blood workup because there is no malabsorption. After surgery, you will be monitored to ensure a complete recovery, and you will be given a barium swallow to ensure there is no leakage from the stomach.
The only real maintenance you will need to do after surgery is to be committed to the lifestyle change to ensure the weight loss. You must follow your dietary guidelines, do not overeat, and make sure to engage in some physical activity.
Risks and Complications
- 0.5% had experienced deep vein thrombophebitis
- 0.5% of patients suffers from deep vein thrombosis
- 0.5% had splenectomy
- 0.25% had acute respiratory distress syndrome
- 0.2% of the patients had Pneumonia
- 1.0% had experience gastric leak and fistula
- 0.5% of them had postoperative bleeding
- 0.15% experienced obstruction of the small bowel
- 0.1% Death rate
Like with any other type of surgery, there are possible risks, complications and side effects. There is always the possibility of death during the procedure or following the procedure, although with the gastric sleeve the possibility of this happening is extremely low. Other complications include: blood clots, infection and possible leak of the sleeve.
What To Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
The gastric sleeve surgery is not a quick fix to lose weight, it is a gradual loss of weight that is safe, and can help many overweight and obese individuals lose the excess weight. The average patient will lose 60-70% of their excess weight in just 2 years. Following the gastric surgery, the patient will be put on a strict diet plan that would help ensure reduced risks of side effects and complications.
Will The Medical Records Be Given To Me?
Yes, patients are given the surgery report, all the laboratory tests that were done, x-ray blood work ups, etc., so that the doctor back in the United States will have an idea on what was performed, and how he should further manage the patient.
Will There Be A Leak In The Stomach?
The possibility of experiencing a leak has been noted at 0.32% from over 400 patients. Symptoms of a leak are: abdominal pain, fever, tachycardia and liquid intolerance. Should leak occur, barium swallow will be required a day after the surgery to check.
How Long Will Until I Can Go Back To Work?
Soon after the gastric procedure, the patient is allowed to perform daily activities at home. But resumption of driving is done 3 to 4 days and work is in 5 to 7 days after. But for those patients whose work entails a desk job, returning to work immediately is permitted. Heavy lifting is strictly restricted for a month.
I’ve Heard That I Will Lose Hair, Is This True?
Hair loss is a result of poor eating habits. This may be prevented by making sure that each meal is composed of protein enrich foods and taking daily vitamin supplements. Your bariatric team in Mexico will educate you on what you should be eating to ensure you give your body what it needs to stay healthy.
Gastric Sleeve Packages in Mexico
Having the procedure done in Mexico is really not that much different from having it done in the U.S., the only real difference will be the cost. Many surgeons and facilities are on par with their U.S. counterparts, and there is no difference in the quality of care that you will receive. Another point to consider is that after you have recovered, you can take in the sights and sounds of Mexico by touring around a bit. Many facilities can offer you tours that will not put any unnecessary stress on your body, so why not take advantage?
Save up to 60% of the cost of your gastric sleeve, traveling to Mexico is a very good option. Tens of thousands of Americans travel to Mexico every year to have the procedure done, and save themselves $5,000 in the process. If you are considering bariatric surgery to help you lose that excess weight, then you should check out the Gastric Sleeve Packages in Mexico.