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How to Qualify for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When you have tried to lose weight and find you can’t do it alone, see if you qualify for gastric sleeve surgery. Qualifying for gastric sleeve surgery may be the best solution. Not only can you lose the weight you need but it is also a weight loss surgical procedure recommended to help lower your risk of serious, maybe fatal, obesity-related health issues, such as:

  • Heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Sleep apnea
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Stroke. 

But when diet and exercise have not provided you with long-term success, the three major weight loss surgeries you could consider are gastric sleeve, mini gastric bypass, or full gastric bypass surgery. Out of these, gastric sleeve surgery offers the lowest risk of complications. However, before considering a sleeve gastrectomy, it’s crucial to make lifestyle changes to reduce weight.

Who Can Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a popular type of bariatric surgery as it is minimally invasive and has a high success rate for helping people achieve sustainable weight loss. This procedure is considered a good option if you do not have any issues with gastric reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A gastric sleeve can be converted to either a mini gastric bypass or a complete gastric bypass at a later date if required.

Overall, you might be a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery if:

  • You have tried to lose weight through diet and exercise 
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater
  • You have an obesity-related serious health issue, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe sleep apnea
  • You have not been diagnosed with GERD and do not suffer from frequent or constant acid reflux 
  • You do not have any serious comorbidities, such as coronary heart disease

What Is the Age Limit for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

At Be Slim Bariatrics (BSB), our board-certified surgeons operate on patients 16 to 65 years old. If you are older than 65 and otherwise in good health, our expert team will review your case and surgery will be performed as long as it is safe. 

Gastric sleeve surgery is a great option for many patients over 65. In a study that followed bariatric patients 65 years and older for three years following various weight loss surgeries, it was found that there were no reported deaths, and on average, patients lost an incredible 70.76% of excess body weight with a sleeve gastrectomy. 

Find Out If Gastric Sleeve Surgery Is Right for You

At BSB, we prioritize patient safety, and we’re all about taking the best care of you. 

“I’m proud to be a part of the Corporate Council of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a non-profit organization focusing on everything related to obesity-related diseases and conditions. In addition, we are also accredited by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), so you can rest assured that they are receiving the highest standard of care.”


At BSB, our team takes your safety and wellbeing extremely seriously, which is why we have a comprehensive pre-surgery evaluation process and only partner with board-certified surgeons working in modern, fully equipped hospitals. Our compassionate team will support you during your weight loss journey from the moment you contact us and for as long as you need us, following your procedure. 

Interested in gastric sleeve surgery? At BSB, our experienced team can help you schedule surgery with one of our board-certified surgeons in as little as 14 days, depending on your diet and overall health. To find out if gastric sleeve surgery is right for you, simply fill out our no-cost health questionnaire, and take the first step toward improving your health and wellness.

BSB only works with state-of-the-art hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico, that match or exceed U.S. standards of care. We also understand finances can be a barrier to treatment. That’s why we offer bariatric financing options for all types of weight loss surgery. 

Don’t wait any longer to start your weight loss journey; you deserve to be healthy and happy.


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