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Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Welcome to Mexico Bariatric Services, a well-researched online resource on options for weight loss surgery by top bariatric surgeons. We offer a host of bariatric procedures in various medical tourism hubs of Mexico. Our website intends to educate users so that they take an informed decision. We also facilitate weight loss surgery trips at their chosen destination.

Self-pay Bariatric Surgery and Financing Options

Attractive Packages

Gastric sleeve, lap band, bypass, revision surgery, and single incision surgeries costing much lower than prices charged in the United States and Canada.

Top Surgery Centers

Top surgery centers and hospitals for your weight loss surgery in Mexico. Our network facilities are neat and clean, well-equipped, and also have bilingual support staff.

Qualified Surgeons

Our network bariatric surgeons are eminent names in the field of weight loss surgery. Sensitive to the needs of foreign clients, they go the extra mile to ensure their weight loss success.

All-inclusive Services

Our packages cover everything - right from airport-border pick and drop, hotel stay to surgeon's fee - to ensure your hassle-free weight loss surgery trip.

Mexico WLS Limited Time Special

Weight Loss Surgery Mexico Prices

Prices are subject to change. *Best-deal package includes airfare and logistics for two from any major airport in the US or Canada.
Bed for accompanying guest included under $4,088 package; recliner included under $3,899 package


Our packages are tailored to allow self-paying individuals from the United States, Canada and other parts of the world get access to quality bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and other parts of Mexico for pocket-friendly prices.

MBS is committed to helping you reclaim good health by providing you care that goes beyond weight loss surgery. Our bariatric surgeons are consummate professionals with years of experience and thousands of weight loss surgeries performed. They work punctiliously towards removing hurdles in the way towards a healthier you.

Care Beyond Your Weight Loss Surgery


Our all-inclusive packages for bariatric surgery in Mexico ensure your care during and even after the treatment: (Terms and conditions apply)

Many Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories - Featured Case

Milissa Fox from the United States was sleeved in Tijuana on August 26, 2014. Nine months later she had lost almost 92 pounds. She expected losing a total of whopping 100 pounds by the time it was her first surgery anniversary. She calls her bariatric surgery the best thing she could do in her adult life. And it took her more than 10 years of contemplation and research to finally get herself to having the gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.
The following is her testimonial video.

She looked up online for weight loss surgery in Tijuana with MBS and felt completely safe in Mexico. She found the care to be 'magnificent' and suggests others not to be afraid of coming south of the border for a life-altering experience. Calling the hospitals in the USA where she had been in and out because of her Type 1 diabetes mellitus 'quite busy', Milissa found the staff at the TJ hospital very attentive. Read more on her bariatric surgery experience here.

Milissa is not the only one! We have helped hundreds have a fulfilling experience with our compassionate and caring staff and destination managers. Go through more Mexico weight loss surgery reviews by our past clients for more obesity surgery success stories.

Bariatric Surgery Statistics


According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) gastric sleeve was the most common bariatric procedure in the United States in 2013. While overall surgery numbers increased by 15% between 2011 and 2013, the total number of procedures performed represented just 1% of the 18 million people who actually qualified for surgery.
Getting operated south of the border is a good option for Americans delaying surgery because they have either been denied surgery or can't afford cash-pay option in the US.

Low Cost Bariatric Surgery Options

Gastric Sleeve


Alternatively known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), gastric sleeve is a less complex bariatric procedure than gastric bypass. It involves removing nearly three quarters of the stomach along the greater curvature which restricts the amount of food it can hold. This helps you feel satisfied after eating relatively small quantities of food.

It is not a reversible procedure and does not involve altering the way in which the small intestine absorbs food (as is the case in gastric bypass). This procedure also discounts the need for inserting a foreign device inside the body (unlike lap band surgery).

It also helps inhibit hunger as the procedure also removes the part of the stomach responsible for the production of the hunger inducing hormone called ghrelin.Staple line reinforcement may be achieved through double buttressing for preventing gastric leaks, pouch stretching and other failures and complications of the surgery.

Benefits
Besides weight loss, gastric sleeve also helps resolve various co-morbidities of obesity as can be seen in the following figure:
ConditionResolution Rates
Excess Weight Loss (EWL) at 1 year 72%
Obstructive Sleep Apnea98%
Diabetes Mellitus79%
Dyslipidemia87%
Hypertension85%

Other advantages include: Disadvantages MBS will help you have a great gastric sleeve bariatric surgery experience in Mexico. Its team of surgeons (English-speaking and with excellent bedside-manners) will ensure your success in your weight loss journey.

Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB or RNY) is a type of weight loss surgery which involves restricting the capacity of the stomach to hold food by reducing it to a pouch the size of an egg. This small pouch is created out of the upper portion of the stomach.
The new stomach pouch is attached with a section of the small intestine similar to the letter 'Y' which allows food to circumvent the lower part of the stomach along with the duodenum and the jejunum. This helps in bypassing that part of the digestive tract where absorption of nutrients and calories takes place.

Benefits
A research study by Cristóbal Maiz et al.4 put co-morbidity resolution rates at the following for 283 one-year post-op RYGB patients:
ComorbidityResolution Rates
Diabetes 54%
Hypertension58%
Insulin Resistance72%
Dyslipidemia54%

Disadvantages For more information on Laparoscopic RYGB in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Cancun and other cities in Mexico, call us at +1-800-661-2126. Our client delight managers will be glad to discuss your options and schedule a consultation.

Lap Band

Also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), this procedure aids in weight loss by winding a ring-like device around the upper portion of the stomach to create a smaller pouch with limited capacity to hold food.

Post lab band surgery, because of the reduced capacity of the stomach you feel full quicker. The food contents also move slowly from the upper pouch to the remaining lower portion of the stomach thereby creating a sense of satiety soon.

The procedure involves making about 5 incisions in the abdomen. Through these surgical incisions a tiny camera and special instruments are placed in the stomach cavity. An inflatable band made of silicone is placed around the upper part of the stomach to divide it into two parts. This keeps a check over the flow of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach because of which you feel full after eating smaller quantities.

The band is connected to an access port which is placed right below the skin of the belly. The port is used to adjust the band as per the requirement in future.
Benefits of Lap Band Obesity Surgery Disadvantages
Our bariatric team is consummate in performing lap band surgery in Mexico. Contact us now for more details.

Gastric Sleeve Plication


Gastric sleeve plication is an obesity reduction surgery which limits the food-holding capacity of the stomach by making an internal pleat or fold in it.

It is a keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. After mobilizing or freeing the stomach, its muscle lining is tucked in. This restricts gastric space. The part of the stomach which is folded in is the greater curvature. This is the portion which is known to enlarge considerably when one eats.

Sleeve plication is considered simpler than vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand says that the surgery could help lose almost 50% of the excess weight in a period of 6 to 12 months.

Benefits Disadvantage
Since it is a relatively new procedure there aren't enough long term research studies and data on it.

Single Incision (SILS) Sleeve Surgery


We also offer Single Incision SILS sleeve surgery. It is a minimally invasive approach which results in minimal scarring and quicker recovery than traditional laparoscopic surgery. Instead of 4-5 incisions made in the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery, the SILS sleeve gastrectomy is performed through just one incision made in the umbilicus (belly button). The hidden scar in the belly button is the reason why it is also known as scar-free bariatric surgery.

Special laparoscopic instruments are introduced into the stomach cavity through a 0.5 inch long incision in the umbilicus. The stomach is freed up or mobilized along its greater curvature. As in regular sleeve surgery, almost 80% of the stomach is removed. The excised stomach is pulled out through this tiny incision. Our bariatric surgeon is proficient in this modern technique.

Benefits
Alan A. Saber et al.5 outline the following advantages of single port vs. multiple port laparoscopic vertical sleeve: Limitations

Bariatric Revision Surgery


We also offer revisional weight loss surgery in Mexico in case of failure of initial surgery due to: Some of the revision surgeries we offer are:
Take the first step towards a healthier you. For scheduling a consultation with Mexico Bariatric Services call us at +1-800-661-2126 or fill our
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References:
  1. Sakran N, Raziel A, Goitein O, Szold A, Goitein D, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity in 3003 Patients: Results at a High-Volume Bariatric Center. Obes Surg. 2016 Jan 12.
  2. Bhandari S, Ganguly I, Bhandari M, Agarwal P, Singh A, Gupta N, and Mishra A, Effect of sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery-induced weight loss on serum AMH levels in reproductive aged women. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2016 Apr 17:1-4.
  3. Dilektasli E, Dilektasli AG. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Quality 6 Months Following Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study. Adv Ther. 2016 Mar 26.
  4. Maiz C, Alvarado J, Quezada N, Salinas J, Funke R, Boza C. Bariatric surgery in 1119 patients with preoperative body mass index<35 (kg/m(2)): results at 1 year. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Sep-Oct;11(5):1127-32. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.03.012. Epub 2015 Mar 27.
  5. Alan A. Saber, M.D., F.A.C.S., Tarek H. El-Ghazaly, M.D., Aditya V. Dewoolkar, M.D., Sunao A. Slayton, Pharm.S.D., Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus conventional multiport laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: technical considerations and strategic modifications. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Volume 6, Issue 6, November–December 2010. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2010.03.004

Meet our Bariatric Surgeons

Well-trained and highly experienced weight loss surgeons with thousands of satisfied clients.

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Dr. Mario Camelo Ramos

A highly experienced bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, specializing in gastric sleeve, gastric banding and laparoscopic surgery.

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Dr-Gonzalez
Dr. Francisco Gonzalez

A leading name in the field of bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mx and one of the first weight loss surgeons with certification in Allergen Lap Band System.

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Dr. Hector Perez Corzo

A leading weight-loss surgeon in Cancun, Mexico who is a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.

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Dr. Jose Antonio Castaneda

A renowned IFSO certified bariatric surgeon practicing in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara with work experience and training in several countries.

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Client Reviews

We have helped thousands of people vanquish obesity with bariatric surgery in Mexico.

  • Geneta-130x130

    "All in all I had a really great experience – the doctors and nurses here were amazing. My co-coordinator was great, you know, and I was happy the whole time."

  • Kristie-Jones-130x130

    "We had very good communication. She (case manager) answered every question no matter what day, what time of the day it was."

  • Sandy-Hickey-130x130-(1)

    "They took good care of me at the Mexico Bariatric Services. And I would recommend it!"

  • Melon-Grant-130x130

    "In Tijuana it was an awesome experience and I know when people see me in the Bahamas they are going to want to come and I am going to tell them how nice the people is."[sic]

  • Elizabeth-Torres-130x130

    "Everybody spoke English. They were very attentive. They made me feel at home. I came in here nervous. But I walked out with family!"

  • Rick-Gauna-California-130x130

    "I can tell you it is a very pleasant experience. I know sometimes it is hard to believe all testimonials but my wife and I were blown away from the first day."

  • Terence-pakkies-130x130

    "My experience has been great. I would really encourage someone who is thinking about their weight loss to come in here and have the procedure.”

  • Gretchen-Renner-Gastric-SleeveTijuana-130x130

    "I can’t even find the right words to express how grateful I am to these doctors, nurses and receptionist. I feel amazing just 2 days post-op."

  • Ana-Fuente-130x130

    "I am very satisfied with the service I received. Thank you everyone."

  • Luisa-Leal-130x130

    "We hope to convince my future mother-in-law to come here. We wouldn’t want to take her anywhere else. In my opinion, these are the only doctors I would recommend for VSG."

  • Veronica-Baysinger-130x130

    "It was so comforting to see how all the people involved during this process are so amazing and caring."