Traditionally used as an alternative form of weight loss surgery for patients who are considered too high risk to undergo a full gastric bypass, a review of previous studies shows that gastric sleeve surgery is in fact effective in its own right.  This could change the use of gastric sleeve surgery in the future and alter accepted clinical practice within the world of weight loss surgery.

Updated guidelines on weight loss surgery procedures have confirmed that gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastorectomy, is an effective weight loss surgery procedure.  This has resulted in the procedure being upgraded from an investigational weight loss surgery procedure to being recognized effective form of weight loss surgery.

The new guidelines are sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, who confirmed that, since the last guideline update in 2008, results from gastric sleeve surgery compare favorably with other weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery. .

No Recommendations for the Best Surgery

Despite upgrading gastric sleeve surgery to classification as an effective weight loss surgery procedure in its own right, the guidelines still refuse to recommend the best overall weight loss surgery procedure. This is because the most effective procedure will vary according to the patient, the surgeries available and the bariatric surgeon performing the weight loss surgery.  Patients and their physicians need to take into account the overall physical health of the patient, the amount of weight they wish to lose and the expertise of the surgeon in order to determine the best weight loss procedure for them.

Offering a Range of World Class Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

At Weight Loss Surgery Mexico we offer a range of weight loss surgery procedures, all overseen by Dr. Corvola, one of the world’s top ten weight loss surgeons.  With the support of his highly qualified weight loss surgery team, including a clinical nutritionist and a psychologist, Dr. Corvola helps every patient to find the very best weight loss surgery option for them.

A one-size fits all approach to selecting weight loss surgery procedures is often adopted by weight loss surgeries that do not have the skills, qualifications, or facilities to offer a broad range of procedures. This means that patients may be encouraged to choose a weight loss package that is not necessarily the best for them.

Treating the Individual

We use a range of techniques including a full physical, psychiatric evaluation, counseling and ongoing support from a nutritionist to ensure that we optimize the weight loss surgery outcomes for every patient. In this way we make sure that each patient can make an informed decision about the weight loss procedure they choose, helping them on their road to weight loss and improved health.

If you would like to find out more about the weight loss outcomes of the range of weight loss surgeries available to you, or to find out more about how Weight Loss Mexico can help you to lose weight, for life, contact us today.