SIngle Incision SILS Gastric Sleeve
SIngle Incision SILS Gastric Sleeve

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) in Tijuana is an option open to those seeking virtually scarless surgery that helps them shed excess pounds without burning a hole in their pocket.

About SILS Gastric Sleeve

Single incision laparoscopic gastrectomy is a revolutionary procedure that involves making only one incision through the navel for placement of instruments needed to perform the surgery. This allows for better aesthetic results and quicker healing vis-à-vis the traditional laparoscopic surgery.

Since there are not many doctors offering single incision laparoscopic vertical sleeve in both the United States and Mexico, we are glad to announce that we offer great value-for-money all-inclusive packages by a top bariatric surgeon in Tijuana.

The procedure usually takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Sleeve gastrectomy involves reducing the stomach size by almost 75%. This is done by removing a large part of it along the greater curvature. As you will be able to eat only small quantities of food because of restricted gastric space, you will start losing weight.

Single Incision vs. Usual Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve


Basis of Difference SILS Gastric Sleeve Normal Lap. Gastric Sleeve
Number of Incisions One incision Two to five tiny incisions for placing trocars to get into the abdominal cavity
Area of Incision(s) In the belly button Abdomen
Cosmetic Results Virtually no scarring; hence, better aesthetic outcomes Less scarring compared to traditional open surgery
Weight Loss Outcomes Comparable to that in traditional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy* Weight loss comparable to laparoscopic gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS)
Postoperative Pain Less postoperative pain than laparoscopic gastric sleeve** Relatively more pain than single incision surgery


* 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

**Refer to this research study

Exceptions to One Incision Gastric Sleeve

In the following cases, making a single incision in the belly button may not be feasible and the bariatric surgeon may have to make a second tiny incision in the abdomen:

  • Abundant visceral and subcutaneous fat
  • Severe adhesions or infections
  • Scar tissue resulting from any previous surgery

Who will perform Your Single Incision Surgery?

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Your single incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy will be performed by one of the foremost names in the field of bariatrics practicing in Tijuana, Mexico who has helped more than 4,000 people overcome obesity through gastric sleeve and lap band surgery.

One of the first weight loss surgeons to receive lap band certification by Allergan, Inc, Dr. Francisco Gonzalez underwent advanced bariatric surgery course under the aegis of Dr. Aniceto Baltazar in Alcoy, Spain. Check out the detailed resume of Dr. Gonzalez.

How much will it cost?

While laparoscopic gastric sleeve in Tijuana costs just about $3,899 (as part of our limited-time special), you can go in for single incision surgery by paying $1,250 more. We request you to get in touch with us through the website quote-form for detailed information and the exact costs involved.

Client Reviews

Here is the video testimonial on gastric sleeve in Mexico by a Columbus, Ohio resident who is all praise for her bariatric surgeon and the hospital.

In another bariatric surgery patient review from Tijuana, Janet says she choose Dr. Francisco as she got “three great recommendations” on him from previous clients and that they had such a good experience that she “felt comfortable enough to go with him.”

More information and a FREE Quote on SILS Gastric Sleeve can be received by filling in the estimate-form on the website.

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