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What are the Cheapest Places to get Gastric Sleeve?

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Your Guide to Low-Cost Gastric Sleeve in North America

According to a 2015 report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), more than two-thirds of the American population is either overweight or obese.[1]Lin Yang, Graham A. Colditz.Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2015
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As per data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)[2]Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit Not Fat Key Facts – Canada, Update 2014; release: May 27, 2014
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, obesity has gained startling proportions in Canada too with nearly one out four Canadians being obese.

In the light of escalating obesity rates, bariatric surgery (including gastric sleeve) may be the last resort for many. However, North Americans may be denied surgery by their insurance companies and find self-payment difficult.

Americans and Canadians troubled by high bariatric surgery prices need not travel out of North America for surgery as cheaper options are available towards the south – in Mexico.

Take a look at the following destinations for quality, yet low-cost gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Cheapest Places in Mexico for Gastric Sleeve

Self-pay gastric sleeve prices for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana are as low as $3,899!*

This best deal package price for gastric sleeve in Tijuana includes pre and post-ops, nutrition guidance, a two-night hotel stay, as well as free ground transportation.

If you are looking for sleeve surgery under $4,000 in Mexico, then this industrial and financial hub bordering San Ysidro, CA, could be your best bet. Located less than twenty miles from San Diego, the Mexican border city is home to numerous world-class hospitals and highly experienced bariatric surgeons who have helped hundreds of medical tourists banish obesity.

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How Much You Save?

According to a 2015 Weight Loss Surgery Cost Survey by Bariatric Surgery Source, the average cash-pay price of VSG (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) in the United States is $19,000. Considering this, you save more than 75% by choosing Tijuana for your gastric sleeve surgery.

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The next cheapest Mexican destination for gastric sleeve surgery is Cancun. The vibrant resort city doubles up as a value-for-money bariatric surgery destination for Americans and Canadians looking to stretch their dollar.

A popular vacation destination with its combination of sun, sand, and surf, Cancun is also one of the foremost medical tourism destinations of Mexico. We have teamed up with a highly experienced bariatric surgeon who has been serving Quintana Roo (a state in Mexico) for more than 8 years.

How much you save?

You pay only $4,695 (our exclusive package price) for having your VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) in Cancun. This translates to more than 60% savings over the US prices.

What makes it special?

The chance to extend your weight loss surgery trip to a relaxing vacation in the Caribbean makes Cancun an alluring option. You can also include an excursion to the Mayan ruins, which are just a few hours from the resort city.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Another popular destination for low-cost gastric sleeve in Mexico is the gorgeous beach city of Puerto Vallarta. Situated by the Pacific Ocean, PVR, or Vallarta as the city is also known, gives potential medical tourists a chance to vanquish obesity for prices that are substantially lower than in the US and Canada.

You can expect to receive international standard care at well-equipped and modern hospitals. The beach town has built a reputation for itself as one of the foremost medical tourism destinations in Mexico. We have a network of highly competent gastric sleeve surgeons in PVR.

How much you save?

At $5,500, you save more than 60% of the US prices by choosing to have your gastric sleeve at our network hospital in the beach city.

Why PVR?

You get access to quality care provided by experienced surgeons in a tropical setting. Puerto Vallarta’s azure ocean waters and sandy beaches make for a perfect destination for recuperation.

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Another Mexican town just south of the border which can be looked into by Americans considering gastric sleeve in Mexico is Ciudad Juarez. Once notorious for homicides, latest reports (including this CNN report) suggest re-emergence of the resilient city from the clasp of violence.

Juarez is dotted with world-class hospitals which offer medical care rivaling standards observed in the United States.

How much you save?

You pay just $7,200 for having your stomach sleeve surgery in Juarez. That’s less than 50% of the average price quoted in the United States. Our package price includes a hospital as well as a hotel stay.

What makes it an attractive destination?

Its proximity to El Paso makes it suitable for Texans. The hospital in the city under our network is less than 30 minutes from the El Paso airport. The border town is also an appropriate gastric sleeve destination for residents of Arizona and New Mexico.

We, at Mexico Bariatric Services, are ready to assist you in your gastric sleeve journey. Our network of top-notch hospitals and competent bariatric surgeons ensures you get high-quality care.

In order to get in touch with us, fill in the quote form on the website. One of our client delight managers will contact you to discuss your surgery options.


  1. Lin Yang, Graham A. Colditz.Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012JAMA Internal Medicine, 2015
  2. Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit Not Fat Key Facts – Canada, Update 2014; release: May 27, 2014.

 Note: Prices are subject to change without notification; contact us for the latest information.

Updated on August 1, 2019

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    1. Hi Patrick! It is highly recommended you carry your passport across the Mexican border. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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