Single Incision Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Is your quality of life negatively affected by your weight? Do you desire better health and overall quality of life, SIGS is right for you!

Single Incision Gastric  Sleeve cost is $5,500 with Dr. Sandy Martinez in Tijuana, Mexico at her beautiful state of the art facility.

Weight loss surgery from a trained professional in Mexico, can change your life at a more affordable price than in the United States.

What Is SILS? (Actual SILS patient)

The traditional laparoscopic procedure uses four to six laparoscopic instruments that are inserted into the abdomen after a bariatric surgeon makes small incisions. The stomach is reduced by about 80% and is then stapled up. The unwanted stomach tissue is removed and the surgeon tests to see if there are any leaks in the stomach. If the stomach is properly sealed, the surgeon closes the four to six abdominal incisions. 

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery uses only one incision to insert the instruments and remove the stomach tissue. The patient is left with only one scar near their belly button after the laparoscopic surgery. The scar from the single incision is nearly unnoticeable six months to a year after the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The surgery itself lasts 60 to 90 minutes, generally. 

If you are interested in having an invisible procedure that will leave no scars and having the same weight loss results the single incision gastric sleeve is the right choice for you.

Woman with no scars on abdomen

Weight Loss Surgery From a Trained Professional

Dr. Martinez is a double board-certified bariatric surgeon who has performed over 3,500 hours of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric training. She has also performed over 1,500 gastric sleeve, gastric bypasses, single-incision gastric sleeves, and various other bariatric surgeries

Bariatric surgeries can aid in long-term weight loss and give patients the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle if they are struggling with obesity. 

Single incision laparoscopic surgery, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, has minimal risks compared to other bariatric procedures. The complication rate for single-incision gastric sleeves is 0.3% and continues to fall as surgeons gain more experience performing the procedure every year.

Dr. Sandy's technique includes having two fully certified bariatric surgeons in every procedure and a very strict sterile environment, also we do not perform more than five surgeries per day and we own and operate our own medical facility allowing us to raise the standards for our patient’s safety.

Undergoing a single incision bariatric surgery from an experienced professional like Dr. Martinez further reduces your risk of complications. At her Tijuana, Mexico, facility, Dr. Martinez and her staff use equipment that meets and exceeds U.S. standards. 

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Susan Bashynski

July 12, 2022

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I just had the Gastric Sleeve done this past Monday, July 12th. What a great decision!! This whole organization is AMAZING!! From the nurses to Dr. Sandy Martinez. I never felt uncomfortable or scared. From the minute Dr. Sandy looked at me in the operating room and said "Listo?" to my waking up in my hospital room with my wonderful husband waiting for me, I knew I was in good hands.
The following day Ricardo Salazar and Consuelo Hernandez stopped by to personally chat with me and meet me. That was impressive.

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Susan Sweat

June 6, 2022

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Dr. Sandy and her staff is amazing. I had a great experience there, it was life changing and I’m so glad she was highly recommended to me. I was treated so good me and my fiancé. I had my surgery done in February, 2022 and I was walking and in no pain after surgery. I went right back to work when I arrived home. Im 3 months out and I’m 81lbs down and I feel and look 100% better.

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Typically a BMI of 40 or lower is required to undergo Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery however we can revise your individual case.

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Excess weight can cause a variety of health issues and impact your quality of life. SILS is less invasive than open bariatric surgeries, requiring only a single small incision. Dr. Martinez performs this laparoscopic surgery for a fraction of the cost of what you would expect to pay for bariatric procedures in the United States, making this surgery more financially accessible for patients who need it most.

You can take advantage of luxury amenities and patient-focused care by our experienced bariatric surgeon and team. Get started today. Request a free consultation by contacting us online or by calling our office in Tijuana, Mexico.

(619) 484-9903

Dr. Sandy Martinez and Team

"Dr. Sandy has been nothing short of amazing." 

"She completely changed the rest of my life. She made me feel so much more confident about myself. She fixed everything internally that needed to be fixed. Things I was scared to do. Things I was scared to 'go through' with. She truly cares, and is so gifted in her surgical talents. I wouldn’t trust anyone but her for my medical care surgery wise."  Mellisa Maidment

Paying for Treatment

Single-incision gastric sleeve surgery from our Tijuana, Mexico, facility is $5,500. Included in this price is travel from the San Diego Airport to Dr. Martinez's Tijuana facility. Patients generally spend four days in Tijuana and have accommodations at a hotel and hospital. After the surgery and your recovery, we will drive you back to the airport from our facility. 

Our Tijuana practice can't accept insurance from countries outside of Mexico, but we offer the same surgeries available at facilities in the United States and Canada for a fraction of their price. 

In addition to free consultations, Dr. Martinez offers financing options to help make SILS surgery more affordable. She also accepts all U.S. major credit cards, cash, cashier's checks, and PayPal. 

Single Incision Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The SILS process is simple when performed by Dr. Sandy and her experienced team.
Having the gastric sleeve through one incision makes it invisible.

Day of Procedure

Having the gastric sleeve through one incision makes it invisible.

Single Incision Made

One incision is made to place the SILS port. All the instruments are introduced through the belly button.

A Gastric Sleeve is Performed

The surgery is exactly the same as a regular gastric sleeve except for the multiple incisions on the traditional technique.

The Incision is Closed

Only one small incision at the belly button that can barely be seen disappears after a few weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions About SILS

How long is the procedure?

This single incision bariatric surgery typically takes 60 to 90 minutes. 

What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and a gastric bypass?

The main difference is that gastric sleeve permanently removes a portion of your stomach. Gastric bypass separates the stomach into a smaller pouch and a larger section, both of which remain connected to the GI tract. As a result, gastric bypass is reversible, while gastric sleeve surgery is not. Gastric bypass also involves rerouting of the intestines, while gastric sleeve does not.

How much weight can I lose with gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve patients can lose 60% to 100% of their excess weight. This will vary by patient. Those who adopt new, healthy habits and follow the guidelines their doctor sets can see better results. You will work with a nutritionist at our Tijuana practice to develop a diet plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

How long will I need to stay in Mexico?

This will vary by patient and procedure. On average, you can expect to stay four days and three nights. Two of those nights will be spent in the hospital to ensure you are recovering properly. 

When can I begin workouts after my SILS procedure?

You can typically begin light workouts six weeks following your SILS procedure. It is best to start slow with cardio exercises and light lifting (under 15 pounds). Listen to your body and do not overdo it. After about eight weeks, you can begin more strenuous exercise.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page or send us a message. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Dr. Sandy Martinez at her office

Dr. Sandy Martinez

Dr. Sandy Martinez is a double board-certified bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, B.C. who helps patients achieve their weight loss goals by providing compassionate and high-quality care. She is affiliated with many organizations, including:

  • National Board of Surgery Mexico
  • National Board of Bariatric Surgery
  • Baja California Board of Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

For more information on the services we offer or to request a consultation, we invite you to call our practice at (619) 484-9903.

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