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Gastric Sleeve

Do you want to lose weight but no amount of dieting and exercise has helped you reach your goals?

People like you are turning to bariatric surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Jal., to help them make a dramatic change and lead a healthier life.

Bariatrics Health Mexico performs safe and effective gastric sleeve surgery using the advanced da Vinci® XI Surgical System.

We Make Bariatric Surgery Affordable

Weight loss surgery options like gastric sleeve and gastric bypass can be prohibitively expensive in the United States and Canada, so many people turn to Mexico for their procedures. This type of medical tourism allows patients to receive the care they need without breaking the bank. Our bariatric doctors are proud to serve people from all over the world and they look forward to serving you.

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What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery is a bariatric procedure that modifies the stomach to help obese patients lose weight. During the surgery, about 80% of the stomach is removed, giving it the appearance of a sleeve.

Because your stomach is much smaller afterward, gastric sleeve surgery restricts the amount of food you can consume and helps you feel fuller after eating far less food than usual. It also lowers the amount of ghrelin you produce, which can reduce your desire to eat.

Gastric sleeve surgery can help patients lose up to 80% of their excess body weight in 6-12 months, but your results will depend heavily on the lifestyle changes you make after your surgery.

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See the Difference
a Gastric Sleeve Can Make

This patient traveled to our doctors in Puerto Vallarta for a gastric sleeve. She was able to lose her excess weight and she is now healthier and feels more confident.

Become a Healthier Version
of Yourself
Contact Our Bariatric Doctors
in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Are you ready to dramatically improve your health and transform your appearance? Dr. Sergio Del Hoyo and Dr. Christian Ramirez of Bariatrics Health Mexico are here to offer you guidance and help you decide whether surgery is right for you.

If you're ready to become a healthier version of yourself through bariatric surgery and take advantage of all the benefits medical tourism can provide, we want to hear from you. Request a consultation with one of our doctors in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

"Very painless. Highly recommended!"


Rosie Romero


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I absolutely recommend Dr. Sergio del Hoyo and his team! I just had my gastric sleeve done on Dec. 16 and from day 1 of getting in contact with him, he was very clear on explaining the whole process, he always took his time to answer all my questions ( they were many) he came with a plan for me to accommodate everything during my stay in PV. The hospital and he Hotel were fabulous

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Maciel Pena


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I would recommend Dr. Sergio del Hoyo for your gastric sleeve. He was very informative took me step by step through out my entire process. His staff was amazing also very helpful. Dr. Sergio made this nerve wrecking experience a very smooth process. I am happy with my decision. I am on day 2 and walking around visiting Mexico like nothing happened. Very painless. Highly recommended!

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Candidates for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Candidates for this weight loss surgery include those who:

  • Are healthy enough to undergo surgery
  • Do not have significant acid reflux
  • Have tried diet and exercise with no success
  • Have a BMI of 40 or higher
  • Have a BMI of 35 or higher with a weight-related medical condition like sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, or hypertension

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What to Expect During Surgery

We use the da Vinci XI Surgical System, which allows us to perform minimally invasive surgery with minimal room for human error. Your sleeve gastrectomy in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, should last about one hour and involve several steps:
Robotic surgery minimizes the risk of human error, lowering the risk of complications and reducing recovery time.
Robotic surgery minimizes the risk of human error, lowering the risk of complications and reducing recovery time.


General anesthesia will be administered to keep you comfortable and sedated throughout your procedure.


Your bariatric surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen. Sleeve gastrectomy with us is performed using the SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery) method, meaning we can perform the entire procedure through just one small incision in your belly button.


Your surgeon will insert a laparoscope and surgical instruments through the incision.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

About 80% of your stomach will be removed and the remainder of your stomach will be closed, forming the sleeve.


You will be required to stay in the hospital for two days following your surgery so nurses can monitor you and help ensure a smooth recovery. You can then move your recovery to your hotel room for another two days before returning home.

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Surgical Care in Your Language
and a Price Point in Your Budget

The team at our Puerto Vallarta bariatrics practice never wants there to be barriers preventing people from achieving healthy weight loss. Though we're located in Mexico, we welcome patients from the United States, Canada, and beyond who wish to make a healthy change. We have team members who speak both English and Spanish, so your care will always be communicated to you in your native language.

Additionally, when you choose us, you can benefit from affordable packages that include the cost of your gastric sleeve (or other bariatric) surgery, accommodations, nutritionist consultation, medication, testing, and more. Our costs are transparent from the start and you won't encounter any hidden fees along the way. While our costs are lower than they may be in your home country, you can expect the same high-quality care.

To get started on your weight loss, request a consultation for gastric sleeve surgery today:

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"My husband had gastric sleeve surgery September 2022, our experience was above and beyond what we both had imagined. The staff was very professional and kind, hospital was clean and his room was spacious. I even had a place to stay with him. The transfers to and from were on time, and the hotel was as clean, beautiful, and had good food!"

– Chelli Regan

Achieving Healthy Weight Loss and Maintaining Your Results

After your sleeve gastrectomy, there are some steps you can take to aid in your weight loss and contribute to long-term success. These include:

Follow Postoperative Care Instructions

You will be provided with postoperative instructions that you should follow to ensure a safe recovery and the best results. These instructions will include following a liquid diet and resting for several days.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Our packages include a consultation with our highly trained nutritionist, Dr. Yedid Ocaranza. Once you're eating regular foods again, a healthy diet will help ensure you are getting the vitamins and nutrients you need to maintain a healthy body and contribute to sustainable weight loss. You will also be required to take protein, vitamin, and mineral supplements for a set period of time.

Exercise Regularly

Once you're cleared by your doctor, simple exercises like walking will help improve your stamina and prevent serious complications like blood clots. Slowly increasing the intensity of your workouts will help you lose weight faster and keep it off.

"I’m excited to start my new life."


Heather Peninger


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The care I got from Dr. Sergio del Hoyo and his team was amazing. Everyone was professional and most of all caring. The doctor communicates with you personally before, during and after your surgery. There was never an unanswered question. I’m happy I did my research and found Dr. Sergio del Hoyo. I’m excited to start my new life and very thankful for the care I received starting this journey.

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Veronica Rodriguez


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I’m very grateful to Dr. Sergio del Hoyo for the gastric sleeve surgery he performed on me April 2,2023. It really was the best decision and investment of my life... I highly recommended Dr. Sergio del Hoyo and his anesthesiologist Dr. Jessy for their excellent professionalism in performing Bariatric surgery, they are highly educated and trained

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Bariatrics Health Mexico

Welcome to Bariatrics Health Mexico. We proudly offer affordable bariatric surgical procedures in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Our team of bariatric specialists is led by Dr. Sergio A. Del Hoyo and Dr. Christian O. Ramirez. Our professional affiliations include: 

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases
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