How to Find Affordable Bariatric Surgery

Getting a Gastric Sleeve or a Gastric Bypass is a step in the right direction for many patients who haven’t been able to beat obesity. We always refer to Bariatric Surgery as life-changing. For our patients, it really does give them a new start and hope for the future.

But, when your insurance doesn’t cover a bariatric procedure, because it is considered to be experimental or elective, would you think about giving up on it? Or, if your home state doesn’t have trained laparoscopic bariatric surgeons who have experience with patients like you, what can you do to keep costs affordable? Does your insurance cover out of state surgery?


Affordable Bariatric Surgery

We know that the cost of Bariatric surgery can be prohibitive for some but as our thousands of happy patients can tell you, cost shouldn’t be an obstacle to getting Bariatric Surgery. Especially not when you choose Vida Bariatrics at VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center. To sum it up, we offer some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the world who operate in internationally accredited facilities and a price tag that is realistic for your budget.


Low-cost bariatric surgery in Tijuana

Finding an affordable place to get bariatric surgery is possible in Tijuana, Mexico. With some of the top bariatric programs in the country, being treated by an affordable bariatric surgery provider doesn’t mean sacrificing quality or safety.

While Tijuana has positioned itself as the second most popular medical tourism destination in the world for cosmetic procedures, Bariatric Surgery is not far behind. One of the main reasons is the qualified laparoscopic surgeons that you can find here. We are proud to say that when you choose VIDA, you’ll be treated by the best and most caring doctors.

Another huge factor? The final price! When doing a cost by cost comparison between bariatric procedures in Mexico and the United States, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t think of us in the first place.

Have a look at this comparison:

  Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Lap Band
United States* $16,800 usd $25,571 usd $14,532 usd
VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center** $4,900 usd $6,600 usd $5,500 usd


*Prices obtained from Obesity Coverage,

**Average total price at VIDA, performed by a board-certified bariatric surgeon.


A Cheap Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Having an affordable bariatric surgery with us does not mean it is “cheap”. On the contrary, we offer the best standards in healthcare and patient experience. Also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure is preferred by patients with an extremely high body mass index (BMI). Our skilled surgeons operate on bariatric patients on a daily basis and are always up to date on the latest advances in bariatrics. If the patient is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, fewer incisions will ensure a faster recovery period.


The top 3 of Medical Tourism and Bariatric Surgery: Safety, affordability, and convenience.


Choosing a certified surgeon and a hospital that exceeds international safety standards means ensuring your safety. Mexico has some of the most qualified surgeons but it also boasts a very convenient location for North American patients, care in their language, and an unbelievably affordable price tag.


A Gastric Sleeve at VIDA includes the following: all of your surgeon fees, the cost of anesthesia and your anesthesiologist fees, all necessary lab work, post-op x-rays, medication while you’re here, and 2 nights stay after the surgery, one at the hospital and one at our luxurious recovery boutique, with wi-fi and 24/7 nursing staff.


The basis of all that we do, from scheduling the surgery to your consultations is patient satisfaction! We want to make everything convenient and as stress-free as possible for you. In your cost, we also include all ground transportation, pick-up, and drop-off at the San Diego International Airport or the US border. If you wish to arrive a night prior to your weight loss surgery, we can also coordinate a one night stay at the nearby Marriott hotel. Our goal is to help patients finally get rid of excess weight, and go back to enjoying their lives.

In the months following the procedure, bariatric patients can see their bodies, their health and their self-esteem change in ways they didn’t think possible. Not only will getting bariatric surgery help them lose weight, but also manage or get rid of most obesity-related illnesses from diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, and hypertension. Let’s take “unaffordable” out of the equation and provide you with a cost-effective and exceptionally good bariatric experience. We are leaders in weight-loss and post-weight-loss surgery. Ready to take the next step? Call us 619 610 1667 or