Tijuana Mexico Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss
Procedure Sewing Technique Improved
Obesity Control Center, an International Center of Excellence and Joint Commission International
Gold Seal of Approval recipient, announces its Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure that helps
restore a person's metabolism, reduce the risk of diseases, and improve their quality of life.
The Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure addresses
the common safety issue found in bariatric surgery,
which is staple line leakage.
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, medical director at OCC and
one of the surgeons who created the
technique, says the gastric sleeve operation
at Obesity Control Center reduces the
occurrences of reflux disease and hiatal
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.
A common side effect of a gastric
sleeve is that the staples come
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
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.
At OCC’s state-of-the-art facility, their
expert team of surgeons has performed
more than 23,000 successful bariatric
procedures, helping patients lose more
than 250,000 collective pounds.
With the team’s 60 years of combined
experience, patients can trust they are