Gastric Sleeve

Bariatric surgery helps you significantly improve your health

If you are thinking of doing this surgery please contact us, it is necessary to make a valuation to know if this is the surgery indicated for you, you can send us a contact form and we will answer you, or you can dial us to 619 308 7080, or send us an email

Our team headed by Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon and Dr. Frayre will be very happy to help and support you during this process.

About Gastric Sleeve

The Vertical Gastrectomy also known as Gastric Sleeve It is a bariatric procedures that consists of dividing 70 – 80% of the stomach as restricting method type that offers safety to our patients, the stomach left will take the shape of a sleeve, reducing the amount of food you are able to consume.

On all the methods recommended the gastric sleeve is as the first surgery the reason is because in the expert that doctor ponce  has this is the safest over all, the criteria taken into account whether you are a candidate it’s your BMI which you can calculate here.

This procedure takes about 1 hr in operating room on expert hands, Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is the most experienced surgeon who also offers the service of gastric sleeve for a single port, the patients stays on the hospital for 2 days, healing fast in fact it takes for about a week before going back to work.

Benefits of the Gastric Sleeve

Quick recovery – In most cases patients have an extremely rapid recovery takes about 1 week before they can return to their  normal activities.

Rapid weight loss – Patients undergoing this procedure experience rapid benefits, in most cases reaching your ideal weight in the first 6 months

Less hunger – surgery is a procedure in addition to metabolic healing, deep stomach a hormone called ghrelin is released this is causing obesity in humans, dividing the stomach 90% of the production of this hormone is removed and therefore no longer experience hunger

Low sugar levels – The gastric sleeve has been suggested as a surgery to treat diabetes type II, many studies have shown that improved treatment and promotes healing of diabetes.

Not all overweight people qualify for the gastric sleeve. There are some criteria that must be fulfilled before a patient is approved for surgery.

Generally, gastric sleeve surgery is indicated for morbidly obese adults — that is, people between 18 and 65 with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. For a person standing 5-foot-9, that equates to a body weight of 270.

People with a body-mass index of 35 — 235 pounds for a 5-foot-9-inch adult — can also qualify. Usually, this requires at least one additional health problem related to obesity. Some common weight-related health conditions include diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, asthma and joint pain.

You must also be able to handle the physical stress of surgery. Some people have health complications that make major surgery very risky. In some cases, these complications stem from obesity itself, and some initial weight loss can improve the health of the patient enough for surgery.

Psychological readiness is another important factor. Gastric sleeve entails a series of dramatic lifestyle changes, which can be stressful or cause unexpected reactions. Having the right attitude toward food, exercise, and health is important.