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Gastric Sleeve in Cancun – Mexico

Gastric Sleeve SurgeryWe bring you comprehensive bariatric solutions in the beautiful resort city of Cancun, Quintana Roo. Our all-inclusive packages are almost 60 to 70% cheaper than US prices.

(Contact us for free quote and opinion from the city’s leading bariatric surgeon with more than 10 years of experience.)

How much will it Cost?

Only $5,500 

(Contact for limited time specials)

Price includes

  • 2 night hospital stay
  • 1 night stay at B2B – a prime luxury hotel
  • Pre- and post-operative services
  • Surgeon and his assistants’ fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • OT charges
  • Dietary guidance
  • Aftercare and more (fill in the quote form for more details)

Your Savings on Self-pay Surgery in Mexico

Compared to Surgery in

Savings 

United States (avg. price – $19,200)

71%

Canada (avg. price – $20,000)

73%

Australia (avg. price – $16,000)

66%

India (avg. price – $9,500)

42%

Thailand (avg. price – $11,000)

50%

Free Patient Education and Guidance

We always strive to provide complete assistance to individuals seeking sleeve gastrectomy in Mexico and for this purpose offer a host of value-added services absolutely FREE:

  • Complete pre and post-op diet assistance by a US registered nutritionist
  • Educational bariatric surgery webinars (we are open to suggestions and will gladly take up topics which our clients would like to be discussed)
  • Live Question and Answer sessions with weight loss surgery experts
  • Membership of Online Weight Loss Surgery Mexico Support Group

Top Hospital and Bariatric Surgeon in Cancun

Your surgery will be done at Victoria Hospital, formerly known as Clinica Victoria. It is a full-service facility in Cancun running an all-inclusive bariatric surgery program. The hospital is strategically located in downtown area and is only 20 minutes from the international airport.

You can look forward to a fulfilling experience at the hands of a leading gastric sleeve surgeon who has zero percent complication in his practice since 2006. He is also a regular invitee for teaching and coordinating post-graduate weight loss surgery programs all over Mexico.

Why Choose Us?Cancun

  • More than 8 years of client trust
  • Better Business Bureau accredited business since 2008
  • Hundreds of happy clients who recommend us
  • American organization
  • Surgery by a renowned surgeon who has performed more than 3,000 procedures
  • Multi-language support
  • 24*7 destination assistance
  • Packages that are 60-80% lower than US prices

What is Gastric Sleeve?

  • Other names of the surgery are vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), tube gastrectomy, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • It involves removal of up to 85% of the stomach to significantly limit the patient’s food intake
  • Sleeve gastrectomy vs. lap band surgery:
    • Non-reversible vs. reversible
    • Reduction of stomach capacity vs. placement of a ring along the stomach’s top portion
    • The patient’s recovery is slower with gastric sleeve
    • Gastric sleeve results in higher weight loss than lap band surgery
  • Before deciding on getting vertical sleeve WLS, know that this procedure requires drastic lifestyle changes to achieve life-long weight loss success.
  • Immediately after the surgery, the patient will be put on a healthy gastric sleeve diet that should be strictly followed to achieve the weight loss target.
  • With the help of regular exercise, people can expect to lose up to 60 to 70% of their excess weight within a two-year period

Recovery Timeline

Hospital Stay

About Two Nights

Return to Daily Activities

Two Weeks

Complete Recovery

Three Weeks


(Source: US San Diego Health’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute)

Gastric Sleeve Results1

One can expect to lose almost 70% of excess weight four years after surgery. The following figure shows mean weight loss percentage post sleeve gastrectomy:

Gastric Sleeve Excess Weight Loss

Data of the weight loss results graph:

Post-op Years Mean Excess Weight Loss %
1 68.4
2 67.4
3 69.3
4 70.5
5 58.3

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Not as complex as gastric bypass
  • Good weight loss outcomes (refer to the table given above)
  • Elimination of the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin, which is also responsible for superior weight loss results in gastric sleeve than in lap band surgery2
  • Lower surgical risks than in bypass 3
  • Improvements in co-morbidities of obesity such as:
    • Hypertension
    • Sleep apnea
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Joint pain
  • The following figure shows resolution of co-morbidities after sleeve gastrectomy (taken from a research study by Albeladi et al.):4

Resolution of Co-morbidities after Gastric Sleeve

About Cancun

Average Flight Time (non-stop) from Major American and Canadian Cities:

From

Time

Denver  (DEN)

3h 55m

Miami (MIA)

1h 50m

Philadelphia (PHL)

3h 55m

Toronto

4h 5m

Dallas

2h 35m

New York

4h 25m

Atlanta (ATL)

2h 40m

Chicago

3h 40m

Houston

2h 10m

Cleveland (CLE)

3h 55m

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

1h 50m

Washington

3h 50m

Detroit (DTT)

3h 55m

Montreal (YUL)

5h 0m

Baltimore (BWI)

3h 55m

Source: www.google.co.in/flights

Some of the airlines operating from the US and Canada:

  • Frontier Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • JetBlue
  • Delta
  • United
  • Southwest Airlines

Best time to visit

  • On-season: December to April (pleasant weather and cheap flights, though the crowds are heaviest)
  • Spring breakers descend from mid-March to April (can avoid visiting during this time)

Beach safety:

  • Exercise caution when swimming in the ocean, though most of the beaches in the hotel area have lifeguards
  • Beaches will have the following color coded flags:
    • Black flag (the beach is not safe for swimming)
    • Red flag (the beach is dangerous and you should be extremely cautious while swimming)
    • Yellow flag (you should exercise caution)
    • Green flag (the beach is safe for a swim)

Places of Interest

  1. Chichen ItzaChichen Itza - Mexico

Virtually impossible to skip this world-famous site of Mayan civilization located near the quaint town of Piste. A bus ride would take about two and a half hours from the international airport.

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: +52 985 851 0137

Entrance fee: 210 pesos for foreigners

Parking fee (if you rent a car and drive on your own): 22 pesos

  1. Isla Mujeres

A secluded island in the Caribbean famous for its turquoise blue water, Isla Mujeres is just about 15 minutes by boat.

Things to do:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Visiting the Turtle Farm (Tortugranja)
  • Parasailing
  • Taking a whale-shark adventure tour
  • Sightseeing cruise

Get around

You can hire a golf cart for about 550 pesos a day.

You can also visit Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, the easternmost point of Mexico, known for exotic flora and fauna and a historic lighthouse offering stunning views.

  1. Playa Las Perlas
  • Located off Boulevard Kukulcán and is less than 3 km from the beginning of the hotel zone
  • Known for calm waters suitable for swimmers
  1. El Ray Ruins

A convenient getaway right within the hotel zone, El Ray offers a quick glimpse of the ancient Mayan civilization in its erstwhile glory. Besides a lighthouse and two ancient temples, the Mayan site is also famous for hundreds of iguanas which descend on it, making it a picture perfect sight. 

Getting There

It is just walking distance from the Hilton Club (Blvd. Kukulcán, 19 km).

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: 50 pesos

  1. Playa Tortuga

About 8 km from the heart of the city and just about 6.5 km along the Hotel Zone, this beach is known for its placid turquoise water lined with several open-air restaurants.

The beach is known for shallow water suitable for swimming.

Entrance fee: No charges

Hours: 24*7

  1. Interactive Aquarium

Located towards the west of the Hotel Zone, the Interactive Aquarium gives a glimpse of the local aquatic life in a natural setting. Some of their interactive programs include:

  • Shark Encounter: Get hands-on experience of feeding these wondrous giants and observing them from the confines of a safe acrylic wall
  • Swim with Dolphins: An interactive session with these docile creatures which gives one an opportunity to marvel at their agility. (Daily Dolphin Presentation at 7:00 pm)

Fees:

  • Interactive Aquarium Entrance Only: $14
  • Dolphin Ride at Aquarium: $109*
  • Delphinus Splash at Aquarium: $89*
  • Couples Dream Swim at Aquarium (for two adults): $400*
  • Primax4: $159*

(*Includes the dolphin program and transportation)

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  1. Tulum Ruins

Tulum Ruins Near CancunThe pre-Colombian Mayan walled city is known for splendid ruins by the ocean and is just about 130 km from Cancun.

Getting There

There are buses from the airport to Playas de Carmen every half an hour for about 150 pesos. You can take another bus to Tulum from Playas for an extra 60 pesos.

Additional Resources:

Gastric Sleeve Diet

Risks and Complications

References:

  1. van Rutte, P.W., Smulders, J.F., de Zoete, J.P., Nienhuijs, S.W. Outcome of sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric procedure. Br J Surg. 2014;101:661–668.
  2. Langer FB et al. Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding: effects on plasma ghrelin levels. Obes Surg. 2005;15(7):1024–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/0960892054621125
  3. Li, J.-F., Lai, D.-D., Ni, B., & Sun, K.-X. (2013). Comparison of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity or type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Canadian Journal of Surgery56(6), E158–E164. http://doi.org/10.1503/cjs.026912
  4. Albeladi, Bandar, Céline Bourbao-Tournois, and Noel Huten. “Short- and Midterm Results between Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity.”Journal of Obesity2013 (2013): 934653. PMC. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.