Weight Loss Surgery Mexico

Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Are you suffering from obesity and having trouble losing weight? If so, then weight loss surgery could certainly be the right option for you.

There are lots of non-surgical treatments to help patients overcome obesity and metabolic diseases 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.

Jump to a Section:

  1. Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?
  2. What Is Bariatric Surgery?
  3. Who Should Consider Weight Loss Surgery?
  4. Is It Safe to Get a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?
  5. Who Should Perform Bariatric Surgery?
  6. Gastric Sleeve Before & After Photos
  7. How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Mexico?
  8. Where Can You Get Bariatric Surgery?
  9. Start Your Weight Loss Journey


Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery has shown to be a very effective tool for weight loss and the 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 commonly performed bariatric procedures for weight loss 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 and a world-class board-certified bariatric surgeon with double certification in the US and Mexico.

Learn more about Dr. Gabriela Rodríguezhere.

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery comprises a variety of surgical procedures where the gastrointestinal tract is modified, rechanneling the passage of food, to accomplish weight loss and provide the conditions to facilitate a variety of neuroendocrine and metabolic changes. Visit: “Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Who Should Consider Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico?

We all know that the United States and Mexico are leading countries in obesity and that it is very difficult to lose weight. Nearly everyone has gone through wanting to do certain diets and lose weight, but often our lifestyles force us to eat out, eat at late hours, eat junk food, overeat, and so on. It takes a lot of discipline which people generally do not have to achieve their weight loss goals and long-term weight control – and that’s where weight loss surgery in Mexico could help. Check out some of our weight loss surgery travel packages here.


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

Alternatively, you might be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you are a male with over 20% body fat or a woman with more than 30% body fat.

Obviously considering that these obese patients have already attempted weight loss with diet and 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 medical history, health state, and comorbidities, but each patient is different.

If you are interested in weight loss surgery in Mexico, 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 life-changing benefits to this type of treatment. It can have a tremendous, positive impact on their quality of life. Patients who undergo weight loss surgery and lose weight successfully 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. A bariatric procedure can be the first chapter in a brand-new healthy lifestyle that will benefit a patient for years.


Is it safe to get a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico? YES!

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 lives and provide plenty of long-term benefits. Some of our former patients have even said that getting gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico was a defining moment in their lives!

Do you think you may be a candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy? Then consider coming to Tijuana for the surgery!

Why? Well, apart from 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 through weight loss 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 to undergo bariatric surgery in Tijuana with a bariatric surgeon here at VIDA.

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

A Solid Base: Laparoscopic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

While some patients will see great results from traditional bariatric surgery, Mexico has seen a rise in the popularity of minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy. Less pain, fewer complications, minimal scarring, and faster healing have made laparoscopic procedures a preferred weight-loss surgery method in many instances. These types of bariatric 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 and patient care, including weight loss surgeries. So, you can rest assured that Mexican doctors are experts in laparoscopic surgical techniques.

VIDA Surgeons Are Certified and True Experts

In Tijuana, Mexico, you’ll find that many medical tourism 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 patient’s 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), American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases. Having internationally accredited and experienced doctors are part of what ensures your safety, from the initial consultation to the last day of recovery and a lifetime of wellness.  

“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 care to help 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, and 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 and wins back his/her self-esteem and overall health.”

Medical Facilities That Exceed International Safety Standards

At VIDA, we are honored to work with the best surgeons in the country and region, ensuring our medical tourism patients’ health and safety. But we are also proud of our hospital and recovery center, both sure to exceed your safety expectations for medical care (as it should be!). Our surgical facility, Cosmed Clinic, was the first in Mexico to receive international accreditation by Quad A, 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 medical facilities is 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 breaking the bank. 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 weight loss surgeries 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 or Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico at a trusted medical facility for a more affordable price thanks to medical tourism. The procedure, including surgeon fees, anesthesiologist fees, lab work, and your recovery stay starts at only $5,000 USD.

Conclusion: choosing board-certified surgeons and hospitals who always follow high-quality standards for medical care 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 or Gastric Bypass.

So, if you are ready to get rid of the 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 1 (664) 608-6460 from Mexico, at 1 (619) 955-6845  from the USA, or reach us at our toll-free number 1 (619)738-2144. We are also available via email at contact@vidawellnessandbeauty.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!




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 bariatric 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 weight loss surgery comparison chart to see the differences in surgeries:


Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Photos

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Cost?

In Mexico (and here at Vida Wellness) the cost for Gastric Sleeve is around $5,000, Gastric Bypass is $6,600, Gastric Band surgery is $5,500, and a Duodenal Switch surgery is $7,100. 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 bariatric surgeon; it is important to ensure that you receive quality treatment when shopping for affordable weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Typically, the cost at bariatric surgery centers 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 surgery is more than $25,000.

As you can see, medical tourism in  Mexico has many advantages including paying a lot less for the same, or better quality procedures.

It is worth stressing once more that when researching medical tourism options, 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 and may increase your chances of requiring revision surgery.

While a gastric bypass or similar weight loss 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 and considering medical tourism as a viable option, 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 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 medical tourism needs.

tijuana mexico weight loss surgery location

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 bariatric surgery in Mexico thanks to medical tourism. We understand how difficult it can be if you’re struggling with your weight. If you have tried various options before in your weight loss journey and haven’t seen success, you can feel frustrated. You might even want to avoid trying yet another weight loss treatment that won’t work.

However, we are delighted to say that we have a high rate of successful bariatric surgeries. 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 bariatric surgery in Mexico, you can start changing your life today.

Start Your Weight Loss Journey with Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

To schedule an appointment with our bariatric surgeon to learn more about the advantages of bariatric surgery in Tijuana, México, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-313-6435 (toll free) and start your weight loss journey!


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