Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The most popular weight loss surgery in the entire world.


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  • Save $100 per surgery.
  • Share a large double room at the hospital.
  • Share the hotel room with two queen-sized beds.
  • A friend or family member experiencing the exact same things as you.

Support each other in Mexico and have a weight loss surgery twin for life!

The Gastric Sleeve surgery is currently the most popular weight loss surgery in the entire world. BariatricPal Hospital MX’s surgeons are recognized experts in Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve surgery. They’ve performed thousands of Gastric Sleeve procedures with the lowest complication rates in Mexico and zero fatalities. You will not find a more experienced Gastric Sleeve surgical team - anywhere.

In vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), your stomach size is reduced to 15 percent of the original size to help you lose weight and feel full after eating smaller amounts of food. The surgeon removes 80 to 85 percent of your stomach. Then he uses the remaining portion of your stomach to make a tube-shaped sleeve that goes from the esophagus to your small intestine. After the procedure, the size of your sleeve is only 15 to 20 percent of the original size of your stomach. Finally, the surgeon staples closed the sleeve in your stomach and uses a sealant to prevent leaks.


​​Gastric Sleeve Surgery

There is an additional fee of $500 for BMI’s 49 to 69 and $1000 for BMI 70+

Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Less risk of nutritional deficiencies compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
  • A good choice for patients with BMI over 50, and usually can be laparoscopic
  • Can be safer if you normally take anti-inflammatory medications for other conditions
  • Over 80% of type II diabetes cases are resolved
  • Hypertension is improved or resolved in many patients
  • A great deal of excess weight is lost rapidly, and patients experience resolution of co-morbidities, and improved appearance.
  • As with every type of bariatric surgery, the overall quality of life for patients improves greatly.

Weight Loss and the Vertical Gastric Sleeve (VSG)

  • The VSG is a top choice for morbidly obese (BMI over 40) and super-obese (BMI over 50) patients
  • 47% Excess Weight Loss (EWL) after 12 months and 63 to 70% EWL at three years post-surgery
  • About 50% EWL in one year, or a BMI loss of 12 points among patients whose starting BMI averaged 44. 4
  • Long-term weight loss results appear promising: super-obese patients in one study had an average of 46% EWL after 8 years

Weight Loss and the Vertical Gastric Sleeve (VSG)

  • The Gastric Sleeve is restrictive and it affects your appetite hormones
  • Restrictive: The small sleeve fills up quickly when you eat so that your brain is faster to recognize that you’ve eaten enough
  • Hormonal: Changes some of the hormones that affect your hunger and satiety


The cost of bariatric surgery is prohibitive for many patients who would otherwise benefit from treatment. Medical tourism is a safe and effective choice to reduce the high cost of expensive surgical procedures, especially when your insurance doesn't cover weight loss surgery. At BariatricPal Hospital MX, you can easily afford your weight loss procedures and achieve your weight loss goals with our financing and payment plan options.

We have exclusive partnerships with two finance companies:

If you're considering surgery to improve your health and appearance, but you're concerned with the associated costs, please contact us to schedule a financing consultation. Weight loss surgery is a life-saving procedure. Our experts will help you find a plan that works with your budget so you can enjoy a healthier, more productive life.

All-Inclusive Weight Loss Surgery for One Low Price!

There are no hidden fees or expenses. It’s an all-inclusive, affordable surgery package! Your weight loss surgery package includes:

Surgery and related expenses

  • The surgical procedure
  • Fees for the lead surgeon Dr. Illan, two other surgeons, the anesthesiologist, a doctor, and a surgeon’s assistant or nurse
  • Exclusive disposable surgical material:
    • Tri-staple™ technology titanium staples by Medtronic™ providing outstanding performance for your surgery.
    • LigaSure™ blood vessel sealer and divider for optimal safety and results.
    • Endo Stitch™ absorbable suture to reinforce the staple line for added security and safety.
  • Pre-op blood tests, chest x-ray, EKG, and cardiologist evaluation
  • Prescription and discharge medications.
  • Required paperwork or reports for you to take home for your records and doctors

All ground transportation

  • Pick-up from and drop-off at the San Diego Airport before and after surgery
  • Transportation between the hospital and the hotel

5-star accommodations in Mexico

  • 2 nights in our hospital for sleeve gastrectomy or mini gastric bypass or 3 nights in our hospital for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or duodenal switch
  • 1 night in the Real Inn Tijuana for recovery after your surgery
  • Wi-Fi for your stay in the hospital and hotel
  • US Cable TV & Netflix in all hospital rooms
  • Free long distance calls to the US and Canada from the hospital
  • A companion can stay with you at the hotel at no additional charge
  • Free private tour of Rosarito Beach and Tijuana

Full support during your stay

  • Dedicated valets to assist you and your companion at the hospital and hotel
  • 24-hr support from BariatricPal staff in the U.S. and Mexico
  • English speaking staff during your whole stay with us

Follow-up support

  • Lifetime nutritional support
  • Direct access (email and phone number) to Dr. Illan after surgery for follow-up
  • Access to our private Facebook group for unlimited information and support
  • Access to Pre- and Post-Op Psychological Education for Optimal Long-Term Success via MindPrep™ by Dr. Connie Stapleton, Ph.D
  • Free 30 day supply of BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE Bariatric Multivitamin.