Our doctors are certified in the United States by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and carry the equivalent Mexican certifications.
ALO Bariatrics is a renowned obesity surgery center with locations in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara.
If you’re looking to get weight loss surgery in Mexico, ALO Bariatrics is the right choice for you. ALO Bariatrics is a renowned obesity surgery center with locations in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara.
We provide all-inclusive pricing on a wide variety of bariatric surgery procedures in Mexico, including the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, mini gastric bypass, gastric band, and revision surgery. Best of all, because we offer bariatric surgery in Mexico, we’re able to provide quality care for a fraction of what you’d pay in the USA or Canada.
Our expert doctors and surgeons will help you through your weight loss surgery journey from beginning to end. With pre-op consultation and post-op care, we ensure all of our patients get the most out of their bariatric surgery in Mexico and start to lead happier, healthier lives.
Known for being the least invasive of our Mexico bariatric surgery options, gastric banding—often called lap band surgery—is a quick and reversible procedure. It involves placing a band around the stomach, making it more difficult to overeat and training the patient to eat less. Most patients lose about forty-five percent of their excess body weight with gastric banding.
Revision bariatric surgery—sometimes known as revision surgery—is an option when previous weight loss procedures did not deliver the desired level of weight loss or something else went wrong. The exact approach used depends on the needs of the patient but often includes converting one type of surgery to another.
Gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. This should be viewed as a permanent procedure.
Duodenal switch surgery is a combination of a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. It is one of the rarer primary treatments for morbid obesity, though it is becoming more common. The procedure is occasionally done as a secondary procedure after a failed bariatric surgery.
Mini gastric bypass is both restrictive and mal-absorptive as the small stomach pouch necessitates earlier satiety in patients. The intestinal bypass causes food to skip the duodenal column, where the majority of calories is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Following gastric sleeve surgery, food continues to move through the digestive system naturally from the time it enters the stomach to the time it is released into the small intestine through the pyloric valve. The primary difference is that after surgery, the amount of food that can be eaten at any one time is greatly reduced.
Getting bariatric surgery in Mexico is a major life decision, and it comes with lots of smaller choices to make along the way, including the type of surgery you get and who will perform it. With so many options available, why should you choose to come to Mexico and partner with ALO Bariatrics?
It’s all about getting more for your money while enhancing your experience.
Going the medical tourism route doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort or quality. By getting weight loss surgery in Mexico, you gain access to high-quality care from expert board-certified doctors and surgeons at a fraction of the price you would pay for the same surgery in the USA or Canada. Our hospitals are able to save on insurance management costs, labor, and the inflated price tags of medical supplies and medications. Patients can choose to get surgery at our Tijuana office, which is just a short drive away from the U.S. border, or opt for treatment in Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta.
At ALO Bariatrics, we focus on delivering a well-rounded, even luxurious experience. We take an all-inclusive approach, giving our patients time to recover in one of our state-of-the-art hospitals. We take care of our patients every step of the way, from arrival in one of our three cities to departure, so you don’t have to worry about navigating travel through Mexico. This way, all patients are monitored and discharged when it’s safe to do so.
Before you book your tickets or drive on down for weight loss surgery in Mexico, you have to do some preparation. This isn’t for the sake of filling up your to-do list; these tasks position you for a better recovery and achieving the long-term results you desire. Patients who decide to get weight loss surgery in Mexico should be prepared for not only the surgery but the lifestyle changes required afterward.
The process starts with a little paperwork, which you can conveniently fill out online. The main item is a questionnaire that helps us understand you better and prepare for your consultation with one of our expert bariatric surgeons. Based on your answers, we will determine if you are suited to getting bariatric surgery in Mexico.
If you are, one of our patient coordinators will contact you. They’ll give you key information about the all-inclusive packages we offer, where we perform our surgeries, and the breakdown of our weight loss surgery costs in Mexico. If you are happy with what we offer, we can set up your online consultation and get your procedure on the books.
During and after the consultation, you’ll be given the freedom to ask all the questions you have and learn more about our process. We will also go over everything you need to do prior to your surgery, including the pre-surgery diet plan. If you’re coming to Mexico from another country, we will provide specific instructions to you in order to make sure you have the best possible experience.
All patients will need to pack several days’ worth of comfortable clothes and slip-on shoes. Your recovery time in the hospital will be one to three days. When you arrive home, you will have a set of instructions and a diet that you must follow. During the following months, your doctor at ALO Bariatrics will provide additional consultations to monitor your weight loss progress, check for complications, and help you with your diet.
We have frequently asked questions below in case you need more information. To start, call us to book a consultation!
Bariatric surgery in Mexico will cost less than half of the price of getting it in the USA. This is due to us being able to save on labor, equipment, medications, and insurance costs. We are also transparent about pricing and will provide quotes for all packages we provide. If you want to know prices in advance, call us & ask about our services!
Different procedures work in different ways; however, they have the same basic premise. Bariatric surgery typically takes the stomach and surgically reduces its size while changing the way the digestive system absorbs food. This prevents overeating and causes rapid weight loss.
This will depend on several factors, including your current BMI, your other health risks, and whether or not you want a reversible surgery. Schedule a consultation with a surgeon to help figure out which procedure is right for you.
If you get a procedure like the gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, you can expect to lose about 50% of your excess weight within a year. So if you weigh 300 pounds and your goal weight is 150, you can expect to lose 75 pounds within a year.
Generally speaking, insurance plans will only cover weight loss surgery in the country where the policy is issued. This means that if you are seeking weight loss surgery in Mexico, you would need to have a Mexican insurance policy to get coverage. In most cases, these are only available to legal residents and citizens. However, bariatric surgery in Tijuana is priced to make it accessible even if you don’t have insurance coverage.
To qualify, you need to have a BMI of 40 or a BMI of 35 with an obesity-related health condition. You also need to have been at a high weight for several years and have attempted to lose weight through more conventional means, such as diet and exercise.
This depends on how far out from surgery you are. Right after your procedure, you will be on a clear liquid diet, slowly progressing to colored and thicker liquids. Eventually, you will eat solid foods again, and when you do, you will move from light and bland to experimenting more. Ultimately, no food is outright banned in the long term, but you may find that some no longer agree with you.
Located at the beautiful Paradise Village Complex of the Nuevo Vallarta region, prepare to experience the best of top-quality bariatric care in a scenic, relaxing environment.
Located in the most beautiful and safe area of Guadalajara, ALO Bariatrics is part of the specialized Obesity Clinic at Hospital Real San José. It is world-renowned for its cutting-edge treatment of obesity.
We are located inside of Hospital Guadalajara, in the nicest area of Tijuana. We are just a few minutes from the U.S. border and a mere 5 minutes from the San Diego airport