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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Costa Rica

Gastric Sleeve surgery has traditionally been performed as a first stage of a two stage weight loss surgery for patients who were extremely obese.

The exciting news is the use of the Gastric Sleeve surgery as a stand-alone obesity surgery for patients with lower BMIs.  These patients can now also consider having Gastric Sleeve surgery.  It is a safe and effective alternative to gastric bypass surgery and lap band surgery. 

Why is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery so popular today?

The Gastric Sleeve works in two ways to reduce weight. The first stage of the Gastric Sleeve surgery is the creation of a tube out of the stomach by removing a large portion of the stomach and stapling it.  This then restricts the volume of food that can be eaten at any time. It does not involve altering the intestines, as the gastric bypass surgery, nor implanting a devise, as lap band surgery.  It simply reduces the size of the stomach to a tube shape thereby reducing food intake.

The second reason for the outstanding success of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery is that when
a large portion of the stomach is removed, it greatly decreases the production of Ghrelin.  Ghrelin is a hormone that makes people feel hungry, it slows metabolism, and
decreases the body's ability to burn fat.  By reducing the this hormone it limits hunger
For these reasons it is believed by many doctors that Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a superior
weight loss surgery.
Dr. Quesada has been performing this surgery for over a decade and is happy that he
has been able to offer Gastric Sleeve surgery as a first stage surgery for our very obese
patients and for our lower BMI patients as a stand-alone surgery.
Dr. Quesada performs the Gastric Sleeve Surgery at the following hospitals in San Jose, Costa Rica:

Hospital Clínica Bíblica CIMA Hospital Metropolitan Hospital

CIMA Hospital

CIMA Hospital is JCI accredited, an international mark of quality in medical and health care. It is run by International Hospital Corporation, Dallas Texas.

The top management of the hospital are all Americans. Costa Rican doctors, surgeons, physicians, and dentists who practice at CIMA undergo stringent credential check put in place by the CIMA management.

CIMA Hospital in San Jose is the only hospital in Central American that is accredited by the Department of
US Veterans Affairs. CIMA Hospital has made Costa Rica the safest destination for health tourism in Central America.

Metropolitan Hospital

Metropolitan Hospital is a new hospital located in San Jose.  It offers the latest and best in medical technology.  It is US accredited (AAAHC).  This mid-sized hospital is now recognized internationally as a hospital that meets the highest standards for management quality and safety.  

Metropolitan Hospital offers an excellent mixture of high technology, professional ethics, and human resource committed to the welfare of their patients.
The cost of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery is $8,500 to $9,500, depending on which hospital you choose to have your surgery performed in. This includes: pre-op testing, consultation, surgeon fees, operating room, anesthesiologist, overnight stay in the hospital, and follow-up visits. 

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