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Sleeve Gastrectomy in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Hospital Universitario Austral

The Department deals with weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch.

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clinica Anglo Americana has an experience of more than 90 years, backed by a distinguished medical staff and a select group of professionals and health technicians who, together with the most advanced medical technology and a modern infrastructure, offer services of the highest quality.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundacion offers a complete and personalized bariatric program that exceeds national standards for excellence and safety.

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Clinica Chitrit

A surgical center specializing in laparoscopic methods for general, gastrointestinal and obesity treatment surgeries.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Moisés Chitrit Amar

Obesity Surgeon

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

6,800 US$

Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso

A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.

Listed bariatric surgeon:

Dr. Jesús Arturo Armenta Jasso

Gastointestinal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

8,700 - 9,500 US$

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

4 listed bariatric surgeons:

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Dr. Moises Chitrit

Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Edgardo A.Saavedra

General Surgeon

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

3 listed bariatric surgeons:

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11,500 US$

San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

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About Sleeve Gastrectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure where the stomach is made smaller by surgical removal to form a slim “sleeve.” Patients can eat only small amounts of food, resulting in weight loss. A sleeve gastrectomy is often followed by duodenal switch surgery or a gastric bypass.

How is Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure carried out?

  • The surgeon uses a laparoscope to guide small instruments which divide the stomach vertically along the inside curve.
  • The surgeon attaches the open edges of the stomach with staples to form a sleeve or banana shape.
  • This reduces the size of the stomach by around 75 percent.

Who is a suitable candidate for the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure?
Sleeve gastrectomy is suitable for patients who are obese. However, extremely obese patients may not be suitable candidates.

What are the chances of success with Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Many patients lose between 30 and 50 percent of their excess weight in the first year following the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
If not enough weight is lost with the gastric sleeve procedure, a duodenal switch surgery is carried out.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The sleeve gastrectomy procedure takes around 1 hour to complete.

Days admitted : The gastric sleeve procedure requires a hospital stay of 2 to 3 nights.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : The recovery time following a gastric sleeve procedure is around 2 to 3 weeks.

Risks : - Infection and bleeding.
- Adverse reaction to the anesthesia.
- Marginal ulcers.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- Malnutrition or other nutritional problems.

After care : - Take painkillers to manage pain and discomfort in the abdomen.
- Wear compression pads or stockings following the sleeve gastrectomy to prevent deep vein thrombosis.
- Drink only water in the first 24 hours following sleeve gastrectomy and follow this with a liquid diet for the next week.
- You will only be able to eat small amounts of food and must chew your food slowly when eating.

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