Start Changing Your Life Today With Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Dr. Alvarez is dedicated to help his bariatric surgery patients achieve dramatic weight loss that leads to a healthier, longer and more prosperous life.
Leading surgeon nationwide in performing the gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). Author of the book "Successful Weight Loss with the Gastric Sleeve"
The sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which the left side of the stomach is surgically removed. This results in a new stomach which is roughly the size and shape of a banana. Since this operation does not involve any or reconnecting the intestines, it is a simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch. Unlike the Lap Band procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy does not require the implantation of an artificial device inside the abdomen. Patients come from around the world to receive gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico with Dr. Guillermo Alvarez.
Patients who should consider this procedure include:
It might also be a good option if patients have a problem with their lap band requiring revision, have already lost a lot of weight and don't want a full bypass. The weight loss seems to be a little better and more rapid than the Lap Band (60 - 70 percent EWL) over two years. There is still no long-term data. Compare Lap Band v. gastric sleeve surgery.
If you are a patient with a previous Lap-Band procedure and you're experiencing problems such as reflux, esophagitis, band erosion, band slippage, or port site infection you may be a candidate for "revision" surgery. This means removing the Lap Band system and performing a VSG (Gastric Sleeve) procedure. Patients in this category are very concerned about regaining their already lost weight and they will greatly benefit with the gastric sleeve procedure. At this point the gastric sleeve will not only let them maintain their weight, but will let them continue losing more weight. Dr. Alvarez, a top Mexico gastric sleeve surgery specialist, provides this effective alternative for patients around the world seeking to continue the weight loss process without the Lap Band.
The term "revision" is applied when one weight loss procedure is converted or transformed into another one. (For example; a Lap-Band system to a mini gastric bypass or to a gastric sleeve.)
Dr. Alvarez is one of the top surgeon's performing revisions to the gastric sleeve. Approximately 37% of Dr. Alvarez’s surgeries are revisions from a previous Lap Band to a gastric sleeve. Dr. Alvarez, a renowned Mexico bariatric surgeon, has also performed revisions for gastric sleeve Mexico patients with a previous open vertical banded gastroplasty, open and laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, open and laparoscopic Toupet, and open Belsey Mark IV, among other surgeries.
Learn more about gastric sleeve surgery by exploring the pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs. gastric plication or gastric sleeve v. bypass surgery.