Explore Gastric Bypass Options and Costs in Mexico

Explore affordable gastric bypass surgery in Mexico, offering significant savings and quality care compared to the US and Canada. Scroll down and learn about costs, expert surgeons, and all-inclusive packages.

Gastric Bypass in Mexico

How Much Is Gastric Bypass in Mexico?

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico starts at $5,495, covering hospital stays, pre and post-op tests, ground transfers, and more.

The same surgery without medical insurance in the US costs $18,900 and $20,000 in Canada.

Therefore, you can save up to 72% with gastric bypass in Mexico compared to the US or Canada.

Cost of Gastric Bypass in Mexico vs US/Canada
ProcedureCostSavings in Mexico
Gastric Bypass in Mexico$5,495
Gastric Bypass in US$18,90070%
Gastric Bypass in Canada$20,00072%
*The prices may vary with case complexity.

Cost of Gastric Bypass in Mexican Cities

Curious to know the prices of gastric bypass in different Mexican cities? Check out the table below!

Cost of Gastric Bypass in Mexican Cities
Piedras Negras$6,500
Nuevo Laredo$6,799
Puerto Vallarta$6,900
*The prices may vary with case complexity

Ready to take the first step?

Gastric Bypass All-Inclusive Package

With transparent pricing and top-notch medical facilities, we also offer an all-inclusive package.

You can explore our all-inclusive packages for gastric bypass in Mexico. It includes:

  • Hospital Stay
  • Pre and post-op tests
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Take-home medications
  • Medications needed during the hospital stay
  • Ground transportation to and from the hospital/hotel
  • Hotel stay for the patient and one guest, one night before surgery
  • Pre-op and post-op online support from US registered bariatric dietitian

Still worried about the expenses? Financing is also available for your weight loss surgery in Mexico!

Scroll down to learn more!

How To Finance Your Gastric Bypass in Mexico?

When it comes to your weight loss surgery, financial concerns shouldn’t hold you back.

For your convenience, we provide various payment choices along with financing alternatives.

  • Pay through Paypal or Zelle
  • Use debit/credit cards like VISA or Mastercard
  • Moreover, SuperMoney, our financing partner, helps you out with your surgery
Financing weight loss surgery in mexico
Financing Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

You can also explore options for financing weight loss surgery in Mexico here!

Patient Reviews of Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Curious about others’ experiences with gastric bypass in Mexico? Let’s discover patient stories, insights, and the positive impact on their lives.

Gastric Bypass in Mexico: Before and After

Look at the amazing changes in our past patients before and after their gastric bypass surgery in Mexico.

Gastric Bypass in Mexico
Gastric Bypass in Mexico | Before & After
Gastric Bypass in Mexico
Gastric Bypass in Mexico | Before & After

Wondering who will carry out your weight loss surgery? Continue reading to explore!

Top Surgeons for Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Discover the top-notch surgeons specializing in gastric bypass procedures in Mexico.

Meet the experts who bring skill, experience, and dedication to ensure your journey is in the best hands.

Dr. Guillermo Lopez
Dr. Guillermo Lopez: Tijuana

Experience: 37+ years

Key Highlights:

  • Performed 5000+ surgeries
  • International Member of the ASMBS
  • Ex-Director of Tijuana General Hospital
  • Trained several eminent bariatric surgeons in Mexico
Dr. Hector Perez Corzo
Dr. Hector Perez: Cancun

Experience: 16+ years

Key Highlights:

  • 0% complication rate
  • 10,000+ surgeries performed
  • Certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery
  • A frequent lecturer on the topic of bariatric
Dr Luis Cazares
Dr. Luis Cazares: Tijuana

Experience: 11+ years

Key Highlights:

  • 3000+ surgeries performed
  • IFSO and MCGS-certified
  • Also a fellow in gastric sleeve surgery
  • Skilled in minimally invasive bariatric procedures
Dr. Galileo Villarreal
Dr. Galelio Villarreal: Nuevo Laredo

Experience: 13+ years

Key Highlights:

  • 4000+ surgeries performed
  • Zero mortality rate and less than 1% complication rate
  • Member of the ASMBS
  • MCGS Certified
Dr. Oscar Trevino
Dr. Oscar Trevino: Reynosa

Experience: 14+ years

Key Highlights:

  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Surgery
  • Member of AAOS
  • Certified by the MCGS
Dr. Cristóbal Garza
Dr. Cristobal Garza: Piedras Negras

Experience: 10+ years

Key Highlights:

  • 3,500+ surgeries performed
  • Member of IFSO
  • MCGS certified
  • Part of the largest group of bariatric surgeons in the country: CMCOEM
Dr. Sergio del Hoyo
Dr. Sergio del Hoyo: Puerto Vallarta

Experience: 15+ years

Key Highlights:

  • Certified Metabolic Disorders and Obesity Surgeon
  • TOEIC certified
  • Member of the AMCG
Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez
Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez: Guadalajara

Experience: 12+ years

Key Highlights:

  • More than 3000 surgeries performed
  • Certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery

Want to know if you qualify for the surgery?

Best Gastric Bypass Clinics in Mexico

Finding the right clinic is key to a successful gastric bypass journey.

In Mexico, several top-tier clinics offer exceptional care and expertise in this field.

Explore these clinics in different Mexican cities that lead the way in providing top-notch gastric bypass surgeries.

LIMARP Hospital: Puerto Vallarta

The hospital is situated within the stunning Twin-Towers complex.

It is accredited as an International Center of Excellence for Obesity.

Services offered:

  • Recovery area for post-surgery patients
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Specialized surgical theaters
LIMARP Hospital, Tijuana
LIMARP Hospital

CMQ Premiere Hospital: Tijuana

It’s one of the two private hospitals in Puerto Vallarta listed on the Canadian consulate’s website.

This hospital has obtained international accreditations from:

  • Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • Accreditation Canada International (ACI)
  • National Quality Health Council of Mexico (CNCQS)
CMQ hospital
CMQ Premiere Hospital

Contact us now to schedule your appointment and kickstart your transformation journey!

Scroll down to uncover the details of the procedure for an informed decision!

Minimally Invasive Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass decreases the size of the stomach, which makes you feel full more quickly.

It also makes food bypass part of the small intestine, resulting in the absorption of fewer calories and nutrients.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

A Step-by-Step Explanation of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Your surgeon will administer general anesthesia prior to your surgery.

Step 1: Creating a Smaller Stomach

  • The surgeon will divide the stomach into a smaller upper part (the pouch) and a larger lower part.
  • The pouch, roughly the size of a walnut, will only accommodate around 1 ounce of food.
  • This reduction in stomach size limits food intake, contributing to weight loss.

Step 2: Rerouting Digestion

  • Following the stomach resizing, the surgeon will connect a section of the small intestine (jejunum) to the small opening of the pouch.
  • This establishes a new path for food, redirecting it from the pouch to the lower small intestine.

Source: Medline Plus(1)

Surgery Takeaways of Gastric Bypass

Length of ProcedureHospital StayResumption of Work
About 1 ½ hour4-6 days3-6 weeks

Losing weight can reduce the risk of various health issues linked with obesity,(2)such as:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Mood Disorders
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Reproductive Disorders

Gastric Bypass can help with 50% to 70% of excess weight loss in the first two years after gastric bypass.(3)

You can also consider a mini gastric bypass in Mexico. It is similar to a gastric bypass surgery but has one shorter procedure and takes less time to perform.

*Weight loss results may vary with each case

Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)

While gastric bypass surgery offers transformative benefits, it’s essential to understand and consider the potential risks associated with it.

Understanding them helps you make informed decisions for a safer path to better health. The potential risks may include:

  • Incisional hernia
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Blood clot (in legs or lungs)
  • Gallstones or kidney stones
  • Leakage in the stomach pouch
  • Infection at the site of incisions
  • Vomiting on eating more than the capacity of your new stomach

Source: NIH(4)

Check out the video below to learn how you can minimize the risks post-surgery!

How to Minimize Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

If you experience any complications after surgery, it’s recommended to reach out to your surgeon for assistance.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass In Mexico

The average self-pay price of gastric bypass in the US is around $19,000.

However, with gastric bypass in Mexico, it’s possible to save big over US prices. But these initial cost savings aren’t the only advantages.

You’ll potentially save on medications and treatments required for associated health conditions. Other benefits include:

  • Obesity is on the rise in North America, so doctors are performing bariatric surgeries more and more often. It is easy to find experienced weight loss surgeons in Mexico.
  • We work with well-qualified gastric bypass surgeons in Mexico who speak good English and can easily explain all aspects of the surgery to you.
  • Moreover, getting to Mexico is easy. Cities such as Tijuana lie just across the US border.
  • Also, you can schedule your gastric bypass procedure without facing any waiting periods.

If you are thinking of getting a gastric bypass surgery, Mexico is a good option!

A Closer Look at Recovery

After Gastric Bypass, you’d have to change your diet and lifestyle, especially your eating habits. Remember to take small bites and chew each bite properly.

  • Eat small portions of food in one sitting, or else you could experience pain, and the food would pass through to the intestine too fast.
  • You will be able to tolerate less food because of the reduced size of the stomach pouch and feel full faster.
  • For the first 2 weeks, your incisions may feel sore, and your stomach could hurt a little. Your doctor will give you pain medication for this duration.
  • When food passes through to the intestines before breaking down, it causes dumping syndrome. Symptoms include diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea.

Source: NHS(5)

Wondering when can you return to work post-surgery? Watch the video for the answers!

Returning to Work After Gastric Bypass

However, patients with gastric bypass must be prepared to take additional supplements to avoid deficiencies.

  • You may have a deficiency of iron, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Don’t lift heavy objects, and avoid exercise to let your stomach heal.
  • You can typically go back to work after 2-3 weeks of surgery.

Diet after Gastric Bypass

For the first few months, you’d need to put yourself on a liquid/soft food diet. Here are some things to keep in mind after surgery –

  • Your body can handle only very small amounts of food and liquids.
  • Eat your meals every few hours in small quantities.
  • It is advisable to follow the 30-minute drinking rule post-WLS to keep yourself hydrated. Sip at least 64 oz of water in a day.
  • You may notice irregular bowel movements after the surgery, but this is completely normal. Avoid constipation after gastric bypass by getting enough fiber and liquids.
  • Slowly, you can add solid foods to your gastric bypass diet. Remember to chew food properly and stop eating when you’re full.
  • Avoid junk food and carbonated drinks.

Eating too much may stretch your stomach and impact the success of the surgery.

Gastric Bypass Post-Op Diet

Who Is a Candidate for Gastric Bypass in Mexico?

Wondering if you are a candidate for Roux-en-Y in Mexico?

Our partner doctors will evaluate your medical documents and may approve you for surgery if you:

  • You have a BMI above 30.
  • Suffer from co-morbidities like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart problems, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
  • Have a BMI of 35 but suffer from co-morbidities.
  • Have failed to lose weight through traditional means like diet and exercise.

Additionally, gastric bypass surgery is suitable for you if you are managing obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, or joint discomfort.

Source: ASMBS(6)

You can also complete our medical questionnaire to assess your eligibility for gastric bypass in Mexico.

Check out the video below for more information!

Are You a Candidate for the Surgery?

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve

Curious about which procedure to choose, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass? Continue reading!

gastric bypass vs gastric sleeve
Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve

Difference Between Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass

  • Procedure: Gastric bypass involves bypassing most of the stomach and a part of the intestine to reduce hunger. Gastric Sleeve surgery removes 80% of the stomach, which reduces hunger.
  • Weight Loss: Gastric bypass patients lose around 70-80% of their excess weight after surgery. Gastric Sleeve patients shed 60-70%.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux: Gastric bypass helps to reduce acid reflux in more than 90% of patients who already have an acid reflux problem. While it is not very clear whether gastric sleeve reduces reflux in patients.(8)
  • Co-morbidities: Since gastric bypass patients lose more weight, there is a greater chance of resolving co-morbidities than a gastric sleeve.
  • Dumping Syndrome: Gastric bypass patients are more susceptible to dumping syndrome than gastric sleeve patients.(8)

Typical Patient Trip Schedule

Your transformative experience in gastric bypass surgery awaits in Mexico, guided by a customized trip schedule designed to ensure your comfort and care.


  • Initial Consultation: Your surgeon will engage with you to understand your objectives, address concerns, and outline the surgical strategy.
  • Pre-Surgery Evaluation: Essential tests and assessments necessary for a safe procedure will be completed thoroughly.
  • Guidance and Support: Detailed instructions for pre-surgery readiness will be provided to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Hospital Schedule (Day 1 to Day 3)

First Day: Arrival & Admission

  • Upon your arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed, initiating the clinic’s admission process.
  • Orientation sessions will familiarize you with the procedure and facility offerings.
  • Pre-surgery preparations and consultations will also take place during this time.

Second Day: Surgery Day

  • Your surgeon will perform the procedure with precision and attentive care.
  • Post-surgery monitoring will ensure a smooth and safe recovery period.
  • Guidance for initial recovery and necessary support will be provided.

Third-Day: Initial Recovery & Care

  • Dedicated medical staff will closely monitor your recovery progress.
  • Commencement of the post-surgery care plan will begin.
  • You’ll receive guidance on early dietary adjustments and mobility recommendations.

Post Surgery

  • Recovery Progress: Regular check-ins and assistance will support your immediate recovery phase.
  • Education & Support: Guidance on diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes for optimal results will be provided by the staff.
  • Discharge and Follow-up: Detailed post-operative instructions and a follow-up appointment schedule will be shared to continue supporting your recovery.

We prioritize your safety as much as you do. Continue reading to discover further details.

Is Gastric Bypass in Mexico Safe?

Ensuring the safety of your health journey during gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is our foremost priority.

Let’s explore why Mexico is a safe choice!

Reputable Track Record: Mexican cities have earned trust for their safe and successful bariatric surgeries.

Expertise of Renowned Surgeons: Surgeons in Mexico follow all the safety standards and prioritize patient well-being.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Cutting-edge hospitals equipped with advanced technology and strict safety protocols offer a secure surgical environment.

Proven Experience: Thousands of satisfied patients testify to the safety and reliability of the procedures carried out in Mexico.

Positive Testimonials: Verified reviews from previous patients underscore the safety and effectiveness of gastric bypass surgeries.

Patient-Centric Care: From initial assessments to post-operative support, our approach revolves around ensuring your safety and a seamless surgical journey.


Choose safety, affordability, and expertise for gastric bypass in Mexico with us.

Transform your life in Mexico!


  1. Medline Plus: Gastric bypass surgery
  2. NIH: Substantial Decrease in Comorbidity 5 Years After Gastric Bypass
  3. Frontiers: Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Disease: A Concise Update of Recent Advances
  4. NIH: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Chronic Complications
  5. NHS: Afterwards – Weight loss surgery
  6. ASMBS: Is Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
  7. General Surgery News: Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy?
  8. NIH: Risk of Dumping Syndrome after Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass