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Bariatric Options

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The Best in weight loss surgery


Gastric Sleeve has become the most popular surgery option that our laparoscopic surgeons perform. averaging anywhere from 30 – 50 Gastric Sleeve surgeries a month so you know they have plenty of experience in the operating room.


  • Weight loss of 50-60% in the first 2 years after the surgery.

  • Shorter hospital stay, faster recovery.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Controlled (45-58%).

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved (60%)


  • Revision surgery  (i.e. Gastric Band to Gastric Sleeve)

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Leading You down the Path of Weight Loss Success

If you have been looking for a safe and effective procedure for healthy weight loss, Safe Med Travels offers gastric sleeve surgery in Phoenix, AZ, that helps you reach your weight loss goals faster. It falls under the various bariatric surgeries that prevent the risk of developing obesity-related health conditions, helping you achieve your dream body with minimal risk.

We offer sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve in Arizona that reduces the total capacity of the stomach, limiting your food intake and speeding up weight loss. Among the primary sleeve gastrectomy steps is the consultation with our surgeons, who first determine the ideal weight loss procedure for you. But what is gastric sleeve surgery? Let Safe Med Travels explain you.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery is known by several names. From Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, to gastric sleeve surgery, it is known by all. The surgery intends to transform the existing, pouch-shaped stomach into a sleeve shape or a long tube, a size roughly resembling that of a banana. The remaining stomach tissue is removed with the stomach stitched or stapled back together.

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The Gastric Sleeve Anatomy

Safe Med Travels facilitates healthy weight loss through Gastric Sleeve surgery that reduces the shape and size of your stomach. The gastric sleeve procedure steps involve making small incisions in the abdomen by making use of a video camera and long medical instruments that are placed inside through these small incisions.

The gastric sleeve steps involve removing about 75% of the stomach, leaving behind a narrow gastric tube or sleeve. Since no intestines are removed or bypassed during the surgery, it takes around one to two hours to complete.

Excessive food consumption stretches the stomach to an overly large size that leaves patients unable to satiate their hunger even after eating a large meal. We help you correct this through gastric sleeve surgery that, in addition to reducing the size of the stomach, minimizes the production of hunger-inducing hormones that stomach issues secrete.

Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve for men is a relatively simpler procedure than gastric bypass. It has fewer complications and a faster recovery time as approximately 70 to 80% of your stomach is stapled off or removed. Since the gastrointestinal tract is not changed, there are no risks of vitamin deficiencies as is otherwise expected of gastric bypass surgery. Patients lose weight similar to that by gastric bypass surgery in a significantly shorter time.

The reason for Safe Med Travels success in the surgery is that we take out the section of the stomach that produces the hormone Ghrelin. Ghrelin is a hunger hormone that stimulates the feeling of hunger. As this section is removed, the hunger level drops, making it easier for you to eat less.

The stomach continues to function normally even after the surgery, so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without fretting about suffering from dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome causes abdominal discomfort and other symptoms.

Downside of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Although gastric sleeve surgery has fewer complications and a high success rate, it is also irreversible. Any gastric surgery that you opt for poses risks. We at Safe Med Travels go through every option that you have before recommending you any procedure or agreeing to one.

You are free and even encouraged to ask as many questions as you have. We perform all these operations only after choosing our patients carefully with the help of our experienced surgeons only when they are sure that the benefits outweigh the risks.