Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico Safe?

When talking about life-changing medical procedures, Bariatric Surgery is in a league of its own! Among bariatric surgery procedures, the Gastric Sleeve is an option that for the right patient, can improve their life and provide plenty of long-term benefits. Some of our former patients have even said that getting a gastric sleeve was a defining moment for the rest of their lives!

Do you think you may be a candidate for a gastric sleeve? Then consider coming to Tijuana for the surgery. Reasons? Well, apart of having some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the world, internationally certified facilities that will aid in having a speedy recovery, an all-inclusive luxury experience and a price tag that won’t make you break the bank, we want to make the possibility of YOU changing your life without risking your health a reality. Right here, in Tijuana, Mexico.  

So…Is it safe to get a gastric sleeve in Mexico? Short answer: Absolutely! Particularly if you choose the medical team here at VIDA.

Let us share with you the reasons why it is not only safe, but wise, to choose to get a gastric sleeve here:


A solid base: Laparoscopic surgery in Mexico

While some patients will see great results from traditional bariatric surgery, Mexico has seen a rise in popularity in laparoscopic surgery. Less pain, less external scarring and faster healing have made laparoscopic surgery a preferred method in many instances. These types of procedures have been done successfully in Mexico for years. In Tijuana, millions of patients come from all over the world to receive premium medical treatment. So, you can rest assured that Mexican doctors are experts in laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Lopez & Dr. Ramirez performing a gastric sleeve at VIDA Bariatrics
Dr. Lopez & Dr. Ramirez performing a gastric sleeve with laparoscopic technique

VIDA Surgeons are Certified and true Experts

In Tijuana , Mexico, you’ll find that many clinics offer bariatric surgery. However, come to VIDA Wellness and Beauty to be treated by the absolute best! Our bariatric experts are talented laparoscopic surgeons who genuinely care for their patients well-being and are the best at what they do! Our physicians are board certified and members of some of the most important bariatric and laparoscopic medical societies in the region, such as the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases. Having internationally accredited and experienced doctors is part of what ensures your safety, from the initial consultation to the last day of recovery and a lifetime of wellness.  

Dr. Lumban & Former Gastric Sleeve Patient Ivette Perez
Dr. Lumban & Former Gastric Sleeve Patient Ivette Perez at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana

“We understand that our patients are people, not numbers, not profits, but people. They are human beings who have been dealing with obesity and need medical help to lose excess weight. We also understand that struggling with obesity goes far beyond the weight itself,and that it is a disease that frustrates patients, their loved ones and affects their whole lives, increasing their risk of suffering from several obesity-related health conditions. I’ve made it my life’s mission  to help every patient I see for a gastric sleeve or any bariatric procedure get remarkable results. Nothing makes me happier than a patient who loses weight, wins back his/her self-esteem and overall health. ” Told us our very own Dr. Oscar Lumban.

Dr. Lumban is one of VIDA’s bariatric surgeons, who, with over 20 years of experience as a laparoscopic surgeon, has changed the lives of hundreds of patients.

Also part of our talented team of bariatric surgeons, are Dr.Ramírez and Dr.López. Dr Alejandro López is also board certified and has been recognized by the the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery as one of Mexico’s Top Bariatric Surgeons. Among his many achievements, Dr.López has also been voted as one of the Top 10 Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico by the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases for his outstanding work in the field of bariatric surgery. He specializes in minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedures, such as the Gastric Sleeve. On his part, board certified Dr. Salvador Ramírez is nationally recognized as one of the most skilled bariatric surgeons in Mexico, having helped hundreds of patients overcome morbid obesity thanks to laparoscopic surgery. Men and women from the United States, Mexico and Canada have gained their life back thanks to Dr. Ramírez, who has been recognized as a Surgeon of Excellence.


Facilities that Exceed International Safety Standards.

At VIDA, we are honored to work with the best surgeons in the country and region, ensuring our patient’s health and safety. But we are also proud of our hospital and recovery center, both sure to exceed your safety expectations (as should be!). Our surgical facility, Cosmed Clinic, was the first in Mexico to receive international accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and we are also members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading professional association for board-certified plastic surgeons. We’d love for you to take a virtual tour of VIDA and see how every detail of our facilities are designed with your health and safety in mind, not to mention our top-notch boutique style recovery rooms.

Affordable Safety.

We firmly believe that everyone should be able to change their lives without affecting their lives. Don’t make financial concerns a part of the equation. According to Realself, in the United States, a Gastric Sleeve can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, making the procedure an unaffordable luxury for most patients. At VIDA, on the other hand, we have the privilege of offering you the possibility to start your weight loss journey with a Gastric Sleeve at a more affordable price. The procedure, including surgeons fees, anesthesiologist fees, lab work and your recovery stay starts at only $4,900 USD.

Conclusion: choosing certified surgeons and hospitals who always follow high-quality standards is what makes getting a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico safe. At VIDA, patient safety and satisfaction are always priority #1. Our medical staff will carefully evaluate your case and health before recommending a Gastric Sleeve. So, if you are ready to get rid of the excess weight that is holding you back from enjoying your life, we are here for you!  You can visit our website or contact us via phone, email or Facebook. Call us at (664) 608-6460 from Mexico, at (619) 955-6845 from USA or reach us at our toll free number, 1-619-738-2144. We are also available via email at We can’t wait to hear from you!