Single Incision Gastric Sleeve in Guadalajara – Mexico

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One of the latest techniques in laproscopic surgery, single incision gastric sleeve surgery is now available at few select locations in Mexico. As a Gastric Sleeve Organization we are glad to bring you the procedure in Guadalajara, Mexico by a world renowned bariatric surgeon.

Single Incision Vs. Open and Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

What is SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy?

  • More minimally invasive than conventional multiport laparoscopic surgery
  • Involves making just one incision (about 3.5-4 cm long) in the navel (umbilicus or belly button)
  • 4 to 6 trocars (precision-engineered instruments for performing laparoscopic surgery) are inserted into the abdominal cavity through this incision
  • About 80% of the stomach is removed to reduce its capacity, just as in traditional laparoscopic surgery

In addition to the single operative incision, a second incision may have to be made to keep the liver out of the way and give the surgeon sufficient space for performing the surgery.

Also known as:

  • SILS gastric sleeve
  • SISG
  • One incision sleeve gastrectomy
  • Single-incision transumbilical sleeve surgery
  • Scar-free vertical sleeve surgery

Benefits of Single Incision Vertical Sleeve

  • Single incision SILS sleeve gastrectomyMore aesthetically pleasing results (less scaring) as only one incision is made
  • Less pain and minimal discomfort, post surgery
  • Reduced length of hospital stay
  • Reduced need for analgesics (painkillers)5
  • Faster recovery

Average Length of Hospital Stay

  • 4 days1

Who is not a Candidate for SILS?6

Individuals with:

  • BMI exceeding 50
  • Abundant abdominal fat
  • More than two stomach surgeries earlier
  • Height exceeding 180 cm

Weight Loss Outcomes

Excess Weight Loss (EWL) after SILS gastric sleeve, according to a study by Anwar AE et al.1 is listed in the following figure:

Excess Weight Loss After SILS Gastric Sleeve - Table

In another research study, Maluenda et al. reported a mean EWL of 114% at 25 months after surgery.2

Health Improvements

In addition to weight loss, SILS sleeve gastrectomy also results in significant health improvements. The following chart shows resolution of co-morbidities at 2-years after surgery:8

Resolution of Co-morbidities after One Incision Gastric Sleeve

Type 2 DM = Type 2 Diabetes

NAFLD = Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

SILS vs. Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Basis of Difference

SILS Laparoscopic GS

Mean operative time3

122 minutes

92 minutes

Mean hospital stay3



Post-op pain 8 hours after surgery4

Less than traditional laparoscopic surgery

More than SILS

Number of incisions

Only 1


Cosmetic outcome7

Higher scar satisfaction rates

Not as satisfactory as in SILS

Complication Rates

Post-op complication rates are almost similar to those of lap. sleeve gastrectomy:

Basis of Difference

SILS Laparoscopic GS







Trocar-site hernia 0%


How much will it cost?

Our SILS gastric sleeve package for Guadalajara costs less than $5,500 (contact us through the quote-form for more details and to know about the latest specials).

What’s Included in Procedure Cost?

  • 1-night hospital stay
  • Free ground transportation (airport-hotel-hospital)
  • Pre- and post-ops
  • Medications
  • Surgeon and his team’s fee
  • Assistance in travel activities (if required and on surgeon’s approval)
  • Pre- and post-op diet guidance by US-registered dietitian
  • Free membership of Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group
  • Free access to online seminars
  • Post-op queries addressed in live Q&A sessions

Why Guadalajara for One Incision Sleeve Surgery?

  • Save big (almost 70% of average US price)
  • Quick scheduling of surgery
  • Surgery at modern, full-service hospital with 24*7 emergency
  • Well-connected with American and Canadian cities through regular flights

Know Your SILS Surgeon

Your surgery will be performed by a highly experienced bariatric surgeon in the state of Jalisco, Dr. Jose Castaneda Cruz. (We only work with surgeons who have more than 80% of their total practice in weight loss surgery.)

A snapshot of his profile:

  • Proficient in laparoscopic surgery through one incision
  • Excellent sleeve gastrectomy reviews to his name
  • International training and experience gained in the United States, Brazil, Spain, and Argentina
  • Underwent course in Advanced Bariatric Surgery at the 13th International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders(IFSO) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Travel Information

Traditionally known as the birthplace of mariachi music, Guadalajara is an alternative to Tijuana and Cancun for pocket-friendly SILS gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.

Please note we provide complete destination assistance to our clients.

The following is some travel-related information for those interested in having one incision sleeve surgery in the second largest Mexican city.


Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (Code: GDL), which is about 30 minutes from downtown

Estimated Flight Duration



Los Angeles, California

3 hours 05 minutes

Sacramento, California

4 hours

Dallas, Texas

2 hours 40 minutes

San Jose, California

3 hours 30 minutes

Oakland, California

3 hours 45 minutes

Houston, Texas

2 hours 30 minutes

Phoenix, Arizona

2 hours 35 minutes

Las Vegas, Nevada

3 hours 20 minutes

Atlanta, Georgia

4 hours 05 minutes

Chicago, Illinois

4 hours 45 minutes


Some of the Major Airlines Connecting GDL

  • Aeroméxico
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • Volaris

Best Time to Visit

March to May

Top Things to Do

  • Margarita Hotel in GuadalajaraVisit the Cathedral and Museo Regional de Guadalajara
  • Take a ride on the Tequila Express (tour train)
  • Take a guided Tequila trail tour
  • See the beautiful colonial structures on the Liberation Square
  • Visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Make sure you seek permission from your surgeon before indulging in any tourism activities.

Where to Stay?

We recommend the following hotels in the city:

Contact us for more information on single incision gastric sleeve in Guadalajara – Mexico through the quote-form on the right. Our client delight managers will be glad to assist you.


  1. Anwar AE, Shinawi ME, Abdo M. Single-port sleeve gastrectomy, a valuable procedure in the treatment of morbidly obese patients. Egypt J Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2015 Dec 1];34:182-90. Available from:
  2. Maluenda F, León J, Csendes A, Burdiles P, Giordano J, Molina M. Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: initial experience in 20 patients and 2-year follow-up. European Surgery. 2014;46(1):32-37. doi:10.1007/s10353-013-0246-4.
  3. Koji Park, John N. Afthinos, David Lee, Ninan Koshy, James J. McGinty, Julio A. Teixeira. Single port sleeve gastrectomy: strategic use of technology to re-establish fundamental tenets of multiport laparoscopy. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2011; Volume 8. DOI:
  4. Muffazal A. Lakdawala, Nor Hisham Muda, Sunita Goel, Aparna Bhasker. Single-Incision Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Conventional Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy—a Randomised Pilot Study. Obesity Surgery. November 2011, Volume 21, Issue 11, pp 1664-1670. DOI 10.1007/s11695-011-0478-y.
  5. Alan A. Saber, Tarek H. El-Ghazaly, Aditya V. Dewoolkar, Sunao A. Slayton.Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus conventional multiport laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: technical considerations and strategic modifications. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. November-December, 2010. Volume 6. DOI:
  6. Mittermair R. Transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Short-term results and technical considerations. J Min Access Surg 2013;9:104-8.
  7. Sucher Robert, Resch Thomas, Mohr Elisabeth, Perathoner Alexander, Biebl Matthias, Pratschke Johann, and Mittermair Reinhard. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. February 2014, 24(2): 83-88. doi:10.1089/lap.2013.0250.
  8. Ghinagow A, Malapan K, Se AO, Vij A, Chang PC, Chen XY, Huang CK. Mid-term results after single incision transumbilical laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Transl Gastrointest Cancer 2013;2(2):87-92. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2224-4778.2013.03.11

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