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Mexico Bariatric Center

Single-Incision Surgery

Mexico Bariatric Center is one of the first to offer single-incision weight loss surgery. Single-Incision bariatric surgery offers patients the beauty of less visible scarring, less pain and quicker recovery time. Current surgeries offered:

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About Mexico Bariatric Center

Medical Tourism Association

Mexico Bariatric Center is an industry leader in global medical tourism and weight loss surgery. Mexico Bariatric Center uses fully accredited hospitals and board certified physicians. You can schedule your surgery in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.

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  • Gastric Sleeve

  • $5,200
    $4,200*
  • Surgery Time1.5h
  • Hospital Time2 Nights
  • Hotel Time1 Pre Op & 1 Post Op2 Nights
  • Surgeon FeesYes
  • Pre & Post Op MedicineYes
  • TransportationYes
  • Gastric Bypass

  • $7,500
    $5,900*
  • Surgery Time2h
  • Hospital Time3 Nights
  • Hotel Time1 Pre Op & 1 Post Op2 Nights
  • Surgeon FeesYes
  • Pre & Post Op MedicineYes
  • TransportationYes
  • Gastric Banding

  • $6,995
    $6,495*
  • Surgery Time1h
  • Hospital Time1 Nights
  • Hotel Time1 Pre Op & 1 Post Op2 Nights
  • Surgeon FeesYes
  • Pre & Post Op MedicineYes
  • TransportationYes
  • Duodenal Switch

  • $8,500
    $6,600*
  • Surgery Time2.5h
  • Hospital Time3 Nights
  • Hotel Time1 Pre Op & 1 Post Op2 Nights
  • Surgeon FeesYes
  • Pre & Post Op MedicineYes
  • TransportationYes

* Prices start from shown and vary depending on BMI, date and surgeon.

 

Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico

Ismael Cabrera Garcia, MD is an skilled surgeon specialized in metabolic and bariatric surgery. He has been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries since 2009. To date, Dr. Ismael Cabrera along with his surgical partner, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, have performed over 2,500 bariatric surgeries to date.

- Performed over 2,500 weight loss procedures since 2009.
- Featured on CBC Radio.
- Training in Fresno, California for Heart Surgery

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a general surgeon practicing weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Valenzuela has studied under the world renown surgeon, Dr. Juan Corvala for two years. In that time, Dr. Valenzuela studied various bariatric surgeries and obesity surgeries.

- Performed over 2,500 bariatric surgeries since 2009.
- Trained under Dr. Juan Corvala, a top Mexican weight loss surgeon.
- Advanced gastric sleeve, gastric banding and obesity surgery training.
- Previous work as a emergency room surgeon.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez world-renowned weight loss surgeon, practices in Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana and Guadalajara Mexico. Dr. Alejandro Lopez has been a dedicated bariatric surgeon since 2005 and has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries successfully.

- Performed Thousands of Bariatric Surgeries.
- Member of the American Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- Capable of Revisional Surgeries (Lap-Band to Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass).

Dr. Carlos Diaz is a skilled bariatric, robotic, single-incision and advanced laparoscopic surgeon. Dr. Carlos Diaz graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, performs medical residency in the state of Jalisco in the ISSSTE.

- Advanced SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) Surgeon.
- Capable of gallbladder, bariatric surgery and various revision surgeries.
- Can perform various bariatric revision surgeries.

Dra. Jacqueline Osuna is a bariatric surgeon that was trained by Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala, one of the top bariatric surgeons in the World. Dr. Osuna can perform weight loss surgeries in Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

- Trained under Dr. Juan Corvala - top Mexican bariatric surgeon.
- Graduated from the Universidad de Guadalajara with 94 grade average.
- Member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS).

Mexico Weight Loss Surgery Options

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is quickly becoming a standard in bariatrics. Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexico is extremely popular for patients and surgeons alike. With very little "ongoing maintenance" with the surgery and the lack diet restrictions, sleeve gastrectomy is the most popular option in Mexico.

Advantages:

  • Reduces the production of Ghrelin (the hunger hormone)
  • High Expected Weight Loss (60%-70% in About Two Years)
  • Low Rates of Side Effects, Complications
Gastric Bypass Surgery, otherwise known as roux-en-y gastric bypass. Gastric bypass is considered the "gold standard" in bariatrics, because it is one of the most well-understood weight loss surgeries today. In the United States gastric bypass is the most performed surgery, ahead of gastric banding.

Advantages:

  • "Gold Standard" in Bariatric Surgery
  • Highest Expectation of Excess Weight Loss
  • Most Researched Weight Loss Procedure
Gastric Banding, known commonly by the implant brand names Lap-Band System or REALIZE system, is a restrictive weight loss procedure popular in the United States. In Mexico however, most patients opt for a less involving surgery like gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric banding is one of the original weight loss procedures, but is being eclipsed by other surgeries.

Advantages:

  • Reversible Weight Loss Procedure
  • No Intestinal Changes or Malabsorption issues
A simplified version of the roux-en-y gastric bypass, the Mini-Gastric Bypass is a procedure that has garnered some interest by our bariatric surgeons in Mexico. Not a popular procedure, yet the mini-gastric bypass produces similar expected weight loss as the traditional gastric bypass.

Advantages:

  • Simplified Version of Gastric Bypass
  • Comparable Expected Weight Loss to Gastric Bypass
The Duodenal Switch, otherwise known as vertical sleeve with duodenal switch, is a bariatric surgery that uses both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques, similar to gastric bypass, to produce high expected weight loss.

Advantages:

  • Highest Expected Weight Loss of all Bariatric Surgeries
  • Reduction in the Hunger Hormone Ghrelin
We are well-known for providing complicated bariatric surgery revisions. We are capable of the most common revision types including gastric banding to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass to duodenal switch, and others. Learn more or contact our staff to see if we can help.

Reasons to Undergo Revision Surgery:

  • Repair or Fix a Bariatric Surgery Complication
  • Revise to a Better Performing Weight Loss Procedure

Mexico Bariatric Surgery Centers

Tijuana, Mexico
Tijuana is one of the premier destinations for individuals undergoing weight loss surgery, and for good reason. Tijuana, is very close to the U.S. border, just minutes away from the San Diego International Airport. Moreover Tijuana has quality medical care at discounted rates.

Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is quickly becoming an international destination for weight loss surgery. Normally known for the beautiful resorts and destinations, Puerto Vallarta is attracting world-class bariatric surgeons including Dr. Alejandro Lopez and his assistant Dr. Salvador Ramirez.

Guadalajara, Mexico
Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) hospitals and full-service surgery centers are modern and fully equipped. Guadalajara, Mexico is a newer destination to undergo weight loss surgery, especially for United States and Canadian patients.

What our patients have to say about us:

Both doctors Valenzuela and Cabrera were excellent! Personable, knowledgeable, professional, confident, patient. My experience from our driver, host, all arrangements, doctors, nurses, etc, far exceeded my expectations. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
Cindy, Gastric Sleeve
Everyone at the hospitals has been great. The doctor came in to say hello to me, the nurses and anesthesiologist. Don’t hesitate, let your family scare you, don’t let your friends scare you. Don’t listen to them. Start a new life like I am. I can’t wait to show you the after pictures.
Private Patient
I want to thank Dr. Osuna and her Team, for their services and the care they had with me before, during and after the surgery. They performed me a Lap Band Surgery this spring, its been 4 months and I’ve lost 32 pounds and I haven’t had an adjustment yet.
Aileen Miller
I’m 48 years old, and I want to tell everyone my trip to Guadalajara in hands of Dr. Osuna was Great, she is a wonderful person and has a great reputation as a Surgeon, they performed gastric sleeve and I’ve lost a lot of weight.
Maria