Improved Gastric Sleeve – only offered at Obesity Control Center in Mexico

Feb 24, 2021

The Obesity Control Center in Mexico has revolutionized the gastric sleeve surgery, now calling it the “improved gastric sleeve” or IGS.

Obesity Control Center, an International Center of Excellence in Tijuana, Mexico, announces its improved gastric sleeve procedure that helps restore a person’s metabolism, reduce the risk of diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and improve their quality of life. The procedure strengthens its double buttress-over-sewing technique that lessens the likelihood of unwanted side effects.

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The improved gastric sleeve procedure addresses the common safety issue found in bariatric surgery, which are staple line leaks. As the name suggests, this is where the staples within the stomach come loose or are somehow moved, causing leaks along with painful and potentially dangerous consequences.

Medical studies show that obesity is a disease that should be treated with care and consideration. Most doctors recommend a gastric sleeve operation compared to a gastric bypass, as the former is less invasive and safer. Patients can choose to move up from a gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass, but not the other way around.

Dr. Ariel Ortiz, one of the surgeons who improved the technique, says that the gastric sleeve operation at Obesity Control Center reduces the occurrences of reflux disease and hiatal hernia. He likens the double sewing technique to how a zip-lock bag works; stating that the more reinforced the lining is, the less likely it will break.

A gastric sleeve is a procedure where a sleeve is created in the stomach through surgical stapling. The sleeve, which measures around eight inches long, forms a barrier that lessens how much food the stomach can hold. Food passes normally in the stomach, but the stomach itself is smaller.

A common side effect of a gastric sleeve is that the staples come undone. The improved gastric sleeve procedure creates a more uniform and symmetrical sleeve that narrows the stomach and decreases the risk of symptoms such as frequent vomiting and heartburn.

The improved gastric sleeve procedure continues the mission of the Obesity Control Center to improve the daily life of individuals by reducing their risks of chronic disease and supporting healthier lifestyle habits.

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