the Gastric Sleeve 
The Gold Standard of Bariatic Surgery

Your price includes:

- Transportation from/to the San  Diego Airport
- Nutritional Evaluation
- Cardiologist Evaluation
- Pre-op testing including EKG if required
- Hospital Fees
- Surgeons’ Fees
- Anesthesiologist Fees
- Post-surgery evaluation including X-Rays
- Medication 
- 1 night in hospital 
- 2 nights at the 5 star Marriott Hotel
- 6 post op appointments with Dr. Huacuz by phone
- On going nutritional counselling
- Life long support accessibility 
- Included "patient only" private Facebook group
- Weekly weigh in

Patients with an extremely high BMI may incur a higher fee.

PAYMENT CALCULATIONS: All financing offers are based on approved credit, not all applicants will qualify. Payment of $74.39 is calculated as $4495 @ 9.9%, 84 months. Some patients will qualify for 7.9%, 72 months and month payments of $78.59 . Loans can be paid out in full at any time. For further info see "Financial Info" under the MORE tab.

Gastric sleeve surgery , also known as gastric reduction , gastric sleeve resection, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and vertical gastroplasty is a relatively new form of weight-loss surgery that has gained popularity in Canada, Mexico and the United States in the recent years with many weight loss surgery patients finding success in their weight loss goals. 

Gastric sleeve surgery removes 85-90% of the stomach creating a sleeve shaped, very small stomach which restricts food intake without a malabsortive procedure. Gastric sleeve surgery is a  laparoscopy surgery that creates the new form of stomach that is like a banana with approximate capacity of 2-5 ounces (60-150cc).The nerves of the stomach and the pyloric sphincter remain entact preserving the normal functions of the stomach while reducing its capacity.In the long-term observation of patients, we have seen that they lose weight without requiring the malabsorptive duodenal switch. For that reason, gastric sleeve surgery is considered the gold standard in bariatric surgery.

This procedure is not reversible due to anatomical changes after surgery.
One of the great benefits of the Gastric Sleeve is a hormonal level from removing the fundus which is the only site with hormone receptors (activated by Ghrelin hormones) which stimulates hunger. As a result the patient has little appetite after surgery. It is something that does not occur in patients who undergo Gastric Bypass or Gastric Band. 

To learn more about weight loss with the aid of gastric sleeve surgery, please contact us today.