Lap Band Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Banding in Mexico Is the Fastest, Safest, and Most Reversible Gastric Procedure

We offer adjustable gastric banding (lap band surgery) in Mexico. After Lap-Band surgery, you’ll feel full faster, eat less, and lose weight.

It is the least invasive of all the bariatric surgery procedures and is the easiest one to make reversible. Average weight loss is about 45 percent of excess body weight and is a viable option for patients.

With years of experience in performing gastric banding in Mexico, the Doctors at ALO Bariatrics have improved thousands of their patients’ overall health and lives. Patients have noticed their diabetes significantly reduced or even eliminated at six and twelve months after surgery. These patients are now enjoying a healthy way of life.

Reasons to Choose Lap Band Surgery in Mexico



We maintain the highest possible safety standards, exceeding those established by regulatory authorities. All our staff are highly trained and dedicated to your health.



When you get lap band surgery in Mexico from us, we ensure that you are catered to every step of the way. Our concierge service takes care of everything from start to finish.



The lap band is known for its incredible results, with many patients losing 45% of their excess weight within the first year.



LocationTijuanaPuertoGuadalajara – Puerta de Hierro
Puerto Vallarta$5,900
Guadalajara – Puerta de Hierro$5,700
Lap-Band Surgery in Mexico

What is a Gastric Lap Band Surgery?

The adjustable gastric band in Mexico is a silicone ring with an inflatable bladder inside that connects to a device that allows you to modify its internal diameter.

The adjustable gastric band is placed around the upper stomach, reducing the ability of the stomach to receive food. This feeling of fullness and satisfaction facilitates compliance with the dietary program for the patient. Thus, this is a restrictive method for the treatment of obesity. If you eat too much, you will feel nauseous or even vomit.

These unpleasant experiences will motivate you to avoid over-eating and will help you lose weight. For the very best results, patients must adhere to small to maintain the band. The band is filled by accessing the port secured below the skin on top of the muscle. The pillow pouch of the band is filled slowly in order to find what is often called the “green zone.” This term is used to communicate when you are satisfied between meals and losing satisfactory weight.

If you are considering adjustable gastric band surgery in Mexico, then you must be comfortable with the thought of having a medical device in your body for life. The band does have an excellent safety profile, with a relatively quick recovery. The procedure is performed laparoscopically. That basically means that a tiny camera allows the surgeon to see inside your body as he or she performs the procedure. Only a few very small incisions are made in the abdomen (about 1.5-2.5 cm each). The band is placed around your stomach using long, thin instruments.

Gastric Banding In Mexico

How Much Does Lap Band Surgery Cost in Mexico?

Location Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Distal Bypass Duodenal Switch Lap-Band BariClip Plication
Tijuana $4,700 $6,300 $6,600 $6,800 $5,700 $5,700 $4,200
Puerto Vallarta $4,900 $6,500 $6,800 $7,200 $5,900 $5,900 $4,400
Guadalajara Puerta de Hierro $4,700 $6,300 $6,600 $6,800 $5,700 $5,700 $4,200
Location  Tijuana Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara Puerta de Hierro
Gastric Sleeve $4,700 $4,900 $4,700
Gastric Bypass $6,300 $6,500 $6,300
Distal Bypass $6,600 $6,800 $6,600
Duodenal Switch $6,800 $7,200 $6,800
Lap – Band $5,700 $5,900 $5,700
BariClip $5,700 $5,900 $5,700
Plication $4,200 $4,400 $4,200

The lap band procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour. When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, the hospital stay is generally less than one day. In most cases, you’ll get back to your life in about a week.

Adjustments to optimize the system are made through a discreet, comfortable access port that is placed just beneath the skin. The port is not visible. You may be able to feel it, but no one can see it, even after you have lost your desired weight.

Lap Band Surgery in Tijuana: The Benefits

There is no aspect of your life that isn’t impacted by obesity. From your energy levels to your confidence, those extra pounds weigh you down in more ways than one. While it isn’t a magical fix, the lap band does offer some pretty important benefits.

See What’s Possible With Lap Band Surgery in Mexico

Before & After Lap Band Surgery

What to Expect During Lap Band Surgery in Tijuana

Step: 01

You will be put under general anesthesia. This allows us to safely place the lap band using laparoscopic techniques.

Step: 02

We will make the necessary incisions in the abdomen. If possible, we will keep this to just one, though more may be needed.

Step: 03

The band will be placed around your stomach and tightened to the ideal size. Then, the port will be placed and the band inflated.

Step: 04

We will close the incisions and you will be taken to recovery. Most likely, you will spend one night at the hospital, then be transferred to your hotel, where our nursing staff will monitor you.

Are You a Good Candidate for Lap Band Surgery in Mexico?

To qualify for gastric banding, you must:

    • Have at least one obesity related medical problem such as High Blood Pressure, Type II Diabetes, and Sleep Apnea, severe cases of Arthritis, Acid Reflux Disease, Low Back and Joint Pain.
    • Be over age 18
    • Patients with a BMI over 35 or a BMI over 30 with Metabolic Syndrome (Hypertension, diabetes, Dyslipidemia) are good candidates for gastric bypass.
    • Have tried to lose weight through exercise and diet modification
    • Be committed to making the necessary lifestyle changes

Key Facts About Gastric Banding

  • Length of Procedure: 1 hour
  • Average Hospital Stay: 1 – 2 nights
  • Recommended Time Off Work: 1 -2 weeks
  • Typical Weight Loss: 50 – 60% of excess weight in 2 years

If you want to lose those unhealthy extra unwanted pounds, gastric banding in Mexico is the fastest and most effective option. Contact us today at (619) 653-6739. Our friendly, knowledgeable coordinators will be happy to answer your questions and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Alejandro Lopez. During this visit, he will provide you with a comprehensive exam, discuss your weight loss options, and review the benefits of the procedure so that you can reach your ideal weight. Call our offices today at (619) 653-6739 for a free weight loss consultation

Frequently Asked Questions About Gastric Lap Band Surgery in Mexico

In order to qualify for lap band surgery, you need to have a BMI of at least 40 and/or be suffering from weight-related comorbidities, such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, or hypertension. You also need to have had a history of weight problems and have tried and failed in the past to lose weight with diet and exercise.

The average cost of lap band surgery depends on where the procedure is done. USA lap band procedures cost on average between $9,000 and $18,000, which is a wide range. Getting lap band surgery in Mexico is much less expensive due to lower material and labor costs.

Patients who undergo lap band surgery can expect to lose around 45% of their excess body weight in the first year, and additional weight over time. Generally, we don’t recommend lap band for patients who want the largest weight loss possible. Instead, we recommend most patients choose gastric sleeve surgery instead.

The diet after lap band surgery is restrictive and comes in phases. The first phase is the liquid diet, second is pureed foods, third is soft food, and the last phase is when patients can start reintroducing foods. The post-op diet isn’t as drastic as the diet for gastric sleeve or gastric bypass patients, though.

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