Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Sleeve

How Does Gastric Sleeve Work?

The Gastric Sleeve restricts food intake by reducing the size of the stomach. Additionally, studies have shown that this procedure reduces ghrelin, which is a hormone that is responsible for hunger and cravings². This surgery is typically done laparoscopically, which may minimize scarring and lead to faster recovery time.* During the procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 70% of the stomach. The new, smaller stomach is tube shaped and retains the natural openings at the top and bottom. The newly shaped stomach fills quickly, so patients feel satisfied with much smaller amounts of food.

Gastric Sleeve does not require repositioning of the intestines and does not involve any devices, and is widely regarded as a safe and effective surgery which can also help treat conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension.

Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Sleeve

Is gastric sleeve surgery a good option for me?

The gastric sleeve is not appropriate for everyone who is obese. Before a patient is cleared for surgery, he or she must meet certain requirements.

In general, gastric sleeve surgery is recommended for morbidly obese adults, defined as persons aged 18 to 65 with a BMI of 40 or above. A 5-foot-9 guy, for example, would have a bodyweight of 270 pounds.

People with a BMI of 35 — about 235 pounds for a 5-foot-9-inch adult — are also eligible. This usually necessitates at least one additional obesity-related health issue. The following are some of the most prevalent weight-related health issues:

You must also be physically capable of dealing with the stress of surgery. Some people have health issues that make major surgery extremely dangerous. In certain circumstances, these difficulties are caused by obesity, even a small amount of weight loss can improve the patient’s health sufficiently to allow surgery.

Another key component is psychological readiness. The gastric sleeve involves a series of significant lifestyle modifications that can be difficult or result in unanticipated reactions.

As a result, having the appropriate mindset about food, exercise, and health is critical, and most major insurance companies require a psychiatric consultation as part of the pre-operative evaluation process.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Sleeve

What Tests are Needed Before Surgery?

At our practice we like to make your surgery as safe and predictable as possible.

We routinely perform a blood test on all patients before surgery, this test includes

  • full analytics
  • chest x-ray
  • tomography
  • echocardiogram and electrocardiogram
  • endoscopy
  • Pneumology
  • Sonography: abdomen,thyroid
  • Venous Doppler
  • Nutrition
  • Psychiatry
  • COVID-19 Fast Test
  • COVID-19(PCR)
  • COVID-19 vaccination card
  • Anesthesia Test
Dr. Pablo Garcia – Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Procedure in Dominican Republic?

In gastric sleeve surgery, the bariatric surgeon makes six small incisions to insert a small scope with a video camera and the equipment needed to execute the procedure. The stomach is then stapled and divided, with around 85 percent of it removed. The remaining stomach is tubular and curved, resembling a banana.

It’s worth noting that the section of the stomach that’s removed is in charge of secreting ghrelin, a hormone that promotes hunger. Patients report feeling less hungry following the surgery as a result. Additional advantages of gastric sleeve surgery include a lower risk of protein and vitamin shortage after the procedure, as well as a lower danger of intestinal obstruction because the intestines are not redirected.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Let’s be your weight loss partner

    Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is an important decision, and choosing the right weight loss surgery program is vital to your success. At Obesidad & Bariátrica, we have the experience, expertise, and commitment to assist you on your weight loss journey. Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team specialists have dedicated their careers to helping people like you lose weight and lead happier healthier lives. We want to be your partner in weight loss, here to help you in any way we can.

  • Excellence, Safety, and Quality Care

    Dr. Pablo Garcia and the staff strive to maintain the practice of excellence in everything that they do. Pride in their work goes from consultation through post-op appointments. Dr. Pablo Garcia has been recognized for his quality in service, successful achievements and more and has been appointed Best Doctor by Mercado Magazine

  • Experience

    Dr. Pablo Garcia has studied and taught at some of the best schools for his craft. He has successfully completed multiple surgeries for area hospitals and helped multiple patients lose weight and better their lives through his complete bariatric program.


What Our Patients Say

Weight Loss Surgery in the Dominican Republic Can Help You Start Your New Life.

Quality of Life

In the lovely Dominican Republic, we provide weight loss surgery and metabolic surgical procedures. We provide secure facilities at all levels of the spectrum. Each institution has been personally inspected by one of our representatives to guarantee that it is appropriately represented.

Build Trust

Dr. Pablo Garcia is an experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping people like you regain confidence, lead a more active and healthier lifestyle, and restore your health.

Get Rid of Obesity

Allow our qualified and trusted team to assist you in realizing your full potential by assisting you in losing weight through obesity treatment alternatives such as gastric sleeve surgery.

Top Patient Care

Our main goal is to always deliver excellent care, unrivaled surgical experience, and customized weight reduction therapies.

Improve Health Problems

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative joint disease, sleep apnea, asthma, and high cholesterol are all life-threatening illnesses that can be improved.

Healthy Lifestyle

Rather than striving for perfection, strive to be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. Make a conscious decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Be Motivated

To fulfill the weight loss needs of our patients gives Dr. Pablo Garcia motivation and makes it rewarding. Our trusted staff is highly respected in medical tourism in the Dominican Republic.

Regain Control of Your Life

Weight reduction is accelerated with bariatric surgery since it regulates and restricts a person’s ability to consume. Bad eating habits can be transformed into a self-controlled, healthy lifestyle with bariatric therapy and perseverance.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Sleeve

You should wait at least 18 months for your weight to settle before getting pregnant for a safe and healthy pregnancy. After gastric sleeve surgery, the majority of women can become pregnant. However, your body will undergo numerous rigorous changes following surgery.

Yes, it has been proven that gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and efficient weight loss technique. It has immediately attracted the attention of physicians and patients as one of the newest and approved weight-loss operations.

Complications following a gastric sleeve are uncommon. Bleeding, stomach leaks, blood clots, wound infection, abdominal abscess, stenosis, and stomach obstruction are the most threatening.

The sleeve operation cannot be reversed because a portion of the stomach is removed from the body. Many individuals are drawn to weight loss operations because they believe it will provide them with a more long-term answer to their weight problems.