Bariatric Surgery Tijuana, Mexico

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery comprises a variety of surgical procedures where the gastrointestinal tract is modified, rechanneling the passage of food, from which it is accomplished weight loss and conditions to a variety of neuroendocrine and metabolic changes.


Bariatric surgery has shown to be a very effective tool for weight loss and resolution of metabolic and chronic diseases associated with obesity. Such as:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovary syndrome

The main categories of Bariatric Surgery are: 

  • Restrictive: Limiting the amount of food you eat.
  • Malabsorptive: Reducing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients
  • Restrictive and malabsorptive: combine these two possibilities to deliver a more effective treatment option.

The most common procedures are:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric plication
  • Gastric bypass
  • Mini gastric bypass
  • Duodenal switch
  • Revision surgery


Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez specializes in General and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. She brings to VIDA Wellness and Beauty a wealth of experience in bariatrics. Dr. Rodriguez is a founding associate of the Mexican College of General Surgeons. A world-class bariatric surgeon with double certification in the US and Mexico.

Learn more about Dr. Gabriela Rodríguezhere.

Who Should Consider Bariatric Surgery?

Are you suffering from obesity? If so, then bariatric surgery could certainly be the right option for you. There are lots of solutions to obesity available on the market, but none provide the full answer. Diets can be difficult to follow and may not provide the same results for every individual. It’s also clear that obesity is at least partially caused by socioeconomic and lifestyle factors that could be beyond your control.

We all know that the United States and Mexico are leading countries in obesity and that it is very difficult to lose weight. I think we all have gone through wanting to do certain diets and lose weight; But often our lifestyle forces us to eat outside; at late hours, eat junk food, overeating and so on. It takes a lot of discipline that people generally do not
have to achieve weight control.


To find out if you are a candidate you can calculate your body mass index, people above 35 BMI and who have comorbidities (pre-diabetic, hypertension, glucose problems, etc.) could be candidates for metabolic or bariatric surgery. Books or standards say patients with a BMI over 40 are already candidates for metabolic surgery.

Or if you are a male with over 20% body fat or a woman with more than 30% body fat. Obviously considering that these patients have already tried to lose weight with diet, exercise and have failed, that’s when they are recommended metabolic surgery. It is important to mention that we could operate on a patient with a BMI less than 40, considering the patient’s health state and comorbidities, each patient is different.

If you are interested in this possibility, you need to arrange a consultation with a medical professional. They will be able to advise you on whether this could be the right treatment option for your specific situation.

For the patient, there are numerous benefits to this type of treatment. It can have a tremendous, positive impact on their quality of life. Patients who lose weight due to bariatric surgery often find that they feel more confident and as they get older they are less likely to suffer from severe health issues. Certain health issues are more common when you are obese including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure

Patients are also often motivated to maintain their new healthy weight and are focused on keeping up with their diet. It can be the first chapter in a brand new healthy lifestyle that will benefit a patient for years.



Who Should Perform This Treatment?

General surgeons can perform certain bariatric surgeries. However, it is worth noting that there are also surgeons that specialize in weight loss surgery. The best thing is to look for a certified bariatric surgeon with experience (a reasonable number of cases). This can be more beneficial to you as a patient as you will have peace of mind that you are in the hands of a specialist. There are also particular treatment centers and clinics that do specialize in this form of weight loss surgery. It is worth completing your own research to ensure that you do find the right medical team. You need to make sure that you trust the specialists that will be completing your surgery and that you feel comfortable with their level of experience as well as their reputation.

Check out this bariatric surgery comparison chart to see the differences in surgeries:

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Photos

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s important to be aware that the cost of bariatric surgery can differ depending on your location as well as the specific treatment that you require. The cost should not impact your choice of surgeon as it is important to ensure that you do gain a quality treatment. Typically, the cost in the United States can be anything between $15,000 and $35,000. Usually, the price quoted for this type of surgery is around $23,000 and the average cost for a gastric bypass is more than $25,000.

In Mexico (and here at Vida Wellness) the cost for Gastric Sleeve is around $5000, Gastric Bypass is $6,600, a Gastric Band surgery is $5,500 and a Duodenal Switch surgery is $7,100. As you can see, coming to Mexico has many advantages including paying a lot less for the same, or better quality procedures.

It is worth stressing once more that you should not opt for the cheapest quote you find from medical providers on the market. This could lead to surgery that does not provide the results you want. While a gastric bypass or similar bariatric surgery is a simple procedure, complications can and do happen. You need to ensure that you are in the right hands. It could also be worth exploring medical services in different states and countries as prices do differ.


Safety, peace of mind, and experience: VIDA bariatric surgeons


Where Can You Get Bariatric Surgery?

You will find that there are numerous medical centers that can provide this type of treatment. You might want to consider exploring the options of a well-established hospital with certification, years of experience, and qualified personnel. Vida Wellness and Beauty is a plastic surgery center in Tijuana Mexico and we do provide a wide range of different bariatric surgeries. As such, we are confident that we can support you with your needs.

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Before you commit to choosing our solution, we can offer a free weight loss surgery virtual consultation. This ensures that you can meet our team before you make the trip to Tijuana. We offer budget-friendly quotes and strive to ensure that everyone can access the bariatric surgery options that they need. We understand how difficult it can be if you’re struggling with your weight. If you have tried various options before it can be frustrating. You might even want to avoid trying yet another treatment that won’t work. However, we are delighted to say that our bariatric surgeries have a high success rate. Our clients quickly see high levels of weight loss and immediately feel more confident about the way they look and the way they feel.

Our surgeons are professionals that specialize in bariatric surgeries and will provide the quality treatment that you need. If you have any questions or queries a friendly member of our team will always be happy to ensure that you get the answers you need. With our service, you can start changing your life today.

To schedule an appointment with our bariatric surgeon to learn more about the advantages of gastric sleeve bariatric surgery in México, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-313-6435 (toll free).


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