Affordable & Safe: Revision Weight-Loss Surgery in Puerto Vallarta

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Revision Weight Loss Surgery in Puerto Vallarta

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Revision Weight Loss in Puerto Vallarta: Before and After

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Revision weight loss surgery, Puerto Vallarta
Revision weight loss surgery, Puerto Vallarta, before and after
Revision Weight Loss Surgery, Puerto Vallarta| Before and After

Now, let’s explore the pricing details for revision weight loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta.

What is the Cost of Revision Weight-Loss Surgery?

The cost of revision weight loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, ranges from $600 to $800. This includes a 2-night hotel stay, 1 hospital night, airport transfers, and medical expenses.

You save over 96% compared to the $18,995 cost in the US and Canada. Read on for more details.

Revision weight loss surgery cost in Puerto Vallarta vs US/Canada
ProcedurePuerto VallartaUS/ CanadaSavings
Sleeve to bypass$600$18,99596%
Bypass to bypass revision$680$18,99596%
Remove lap band$800$9,50091%

These are only starting prices, and the exact will be shared after the evaluation. They might go up if needed.

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What Is Revision Weight Loss Surgery?

Revision bariatric surgery is done to correct or enhance a previous weight loss surgery.

It’s for individuals who didn’t achieve enough weight loss or experienced weight regain after their initial procedure.

Patients with a BMI between 35 and 50 are eligible for revisional weight loss surgery.[1]ASMJ
“Patients with BMI 35-50, presenting with failed primary restrictive bariatric procedure (weight loss of less than 50% of the excess body weight in 2 years , weight regain or having long term complications)”
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Revision Weight Loss Procedures in Puerto Vallarta

Check out the procedures below to improve and boost your weight loss journey.

Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass

Gastric sleeve to gastric bypass revision weight loss surgery (WLS) involves modifying a previous gastric sleeve procedure by transitioning to a gastric bypass. Check out the procedure:


  • You will receive instructions on preoperative preparations, including dietary guidelines and adjustments to medications.
  • This step ensures that you are well-prepared for the revision surgery.


  • On the day of surgery, you will be administered general anesthesia.
  • This ensures that you are completely unconscious and pain-free throughout the procedure.
  • The surgeon will make small incisions in the abdominal area to access the stomach.
  • These incisions are typically made using minimally invasive techniques such as Laparoscopy.


  • To convert the gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass, the surgeon will modify the stomach. This involves creating a small pouch near the top of the stomach, limiting its size.
  • The small intestine is then rerouted to connect to this newly created pouch. This rerouting bypasses a portion of the stomach and upper intestine, altering the digestive pathway.


  • Once the necessary modifications are made, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or staples. This is a crucial step to ensure proper healing.
revision weight loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta

Gastric Bypass to Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass revision surgery is a procedure aimed at modifying or correcting issues from a previous gastric bypass.


  • The surgeon will assess the reasons for revision, which may include weight regain, complications, or inadequate weight loss.


  • He will then administer general anesthesia for the revision procedure.
  • The surgeon will make small incisions in the abdominal area to access the stomach and intestines.
  • Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, are often utilized for reduced scarring and quicker recovery.


  • Depending on the reasons for revision, the surgeon will adjust the stomach pouch size or reroute the small intestine.


  • He will then close incisions with stitches or staples.
Revision weight loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta

Lap Band Removal

The lap band removal procedure involves the removal of a previously placed adjustable gastric band. Check out the general steps for lap band removal:


  • The surgeon will evaluate your health, conduct necessary tests, and instruct the patient on preoperative requirements.


  • He will then administer general anesthesia for unconsciousness and pain prevention.


  • Your surgeon will then make small cuts in the abdomen to access the lap band.


  • The surgeon will identify the lap band and carefully dissect it from around the stomach.
  • He will then finally ensure that surrounding tissues are not damaged during this process.


  • The surgeon will identify and remove the lap band from around the stomach.


  • He will evaluate the stomach for any issues related to the lap band.
  • Close the incisions with stitches or staples.
Lap Band Removal

When To Revise a Weight Loss Surgery?

Redo weight-loss surgery can be required if you have inadequate weight loss, complications, difficulty in swallowing, or recurrent weight gain.

  • Inadequate weight loss: The first weight-loss surgery has not brought the intended result. The patients may be required to undergo a revision of the surgery or switch to a different procedure.
  • Complication: The first surgery has some mechanical failure as a hole in the port of the band, slippage of the band, erosion of the band, or leakage in the stitch-line.
  • Difficulty in Swallowing or Heartburn: This could be due to improper placement or excessive tightening of the band.
  • For Weight Regain: Sometimes, patients who experience excessive weight loss want to get a reversal of their surgery to restore a healthy body.

Why Puerto Vallarta for Revision WLS?

Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach town in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The high season for tourists is from November to March.

You can fly to the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (IATA: PVR), which is located just to the North of Puerto Vallarta. Mexico Bariatric Services provides FREE transportation between the airport and the hospital/hotel.

Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

If health and your doctor allow, you can take the jungle tour, go mountain biking, take a jeep safari, go snorkeling or scuba diving, charter a yacht or take a cruise.

Revision weight-loss surgery in Puerto Vallarta is performed by a highly experienced surgeon in our network, who is bilingual and has vast experience in the field of bariatric.

Best Bariatric Hospital in Puerto Vallarta

  • CMQ is a leading hospital group in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Provides cutting-edge medical facilities.
  • Board-certified surgeons and bilingual staff.
  • Conveniently located near Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
  • Accreditated from JCI and CNQS
CMQ hosputal

Best Bariatric Surgeon in Puerto Vallarta

Dr. Sergio del Hoyo
  • Certified in Metabolic Disorders and Obesity Surgery
  • 15+ years experience in gastrointestinal surgery
  • Performed thousands of successful surgical procedures
  • Billingual in Spanish and English
  • Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery

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What Tests Are Performed for Revision Surgery?

  • X-rays
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood tests

You will also be checked for any nutritional deficiencies and be treated accordingly. It is important to be honest with your doctor regarding your lifestyle and dietary habits. If diet or any adverse habit is the reason for the failure of your initial weight-loss surgery, a revision surgery may not be able to help.

Patient’s Journey Overview

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Day 1

  1. Pickup from airport
  2. Hotel Stay

Day 2

  1. Shuttle to hospital
  2. Pre-op consultations & surgery

Day 3

  1. Post-op tests
  2. Post-op diet consultation

Day 4

  1. Pick up from the hospital
  2. Return home/ stay at hotel.
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
1. Pickup from airport
2. Overnight hotel Stay
1. Shuttle to hospital
2. Pre-op consultations & tests
3. Surgery
1. Leak tests
2. Liquid tests
3. Post-op diet consultation
1. Pick up from the hospital
2. Return home/ stay at a hotel.

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta

International Airport

The international airport in Puerto Vallarta is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (IATA code: PVR).

Non-stop Flights to Puerto Vallarta

Easy travel to Puerto Vallarta! There are lots of non-stop flights from the US and Canada. Check out some of them.

Flight Details from the US to Puerto Vallarta
PhoenixAmerican Airlines, Southwest Airlines2 hr 33 min
Dallas-Fort WorthAmerican Airlines, Sun Country Airlines2 hr 42 min
Los AngelesDelta, Jet Blue, United Airlines, Alaska, American Airlines3 hr 13 min
ChicagoAmerican Airlines, United Airlines4 hr 48 min
Flight Details from Canada to Puerto Vallarta
CalgaryWesJet, Flair Airlines4 hr 45 min
VancouverAir Canada, Flair Airlines5 hr
EdmontonWestJet5 hr 13 min
TorontoFlair Airlines5 hr 25 min

Passport Requirements

  • Americans and Canadians must have a valid passport to go to Mexico.
  • Make sure your passport is in good condition. If it’s damaged or torn, you might not be allowed into Mexico.

Visa Requirements

No visa is needed for trips under 180 days for Americans and Canadians. Also, from August 1, 2022, PVR Airport doesn’t require the Multiple Immigration Format (FMM) anymore.[2]Banderasnew
Puerto Vallarta Airport Eliminates Need for Immigration Forms
“As of August 1, 2022, the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) will no longer require international travelers to present a Multiple Immigration Format (FMM) upon arrival”
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Mexico travel advice
“Canadians travelling to the northern border zone (within 21 kilometres of the U.S. border) for work don’t require a visa for stays of 72 hours or less.”
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  1. ASMJ: Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass as a revisional procedure…
  2. Banderasnews: Puerto Vallarta Airport Eliminates Need for Immigration Forms
  3. Mexico travel advice