10 Years of Helping 20,000+ People Change Their Lives

With Mexico Bariatric Center®, you are never alone. Our team in the United States and Mexico is with you every step of the way.

You Deserve the Best Bariatric Center

Ron Elli Ph.D. Founder and CEO of Mexico Bariatric Center

Ron Elli, Ph.D., founded Mexico Bariatric Center® in 2012 to fight the obesity pandemic by assembling a team of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico. As a prominent Mexican medical tourism industry leader, MBC provides exceptional all-inclusive, personalized packages at the lowest prices. Here are a few reasons why you should consider Mexico Bariatric Center for your weight loss surgery in Mexico.

  • Top Board-Certified Surgeons
  • Hospital Facilities Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery
  • Limited Number of Surgeries per Surgeon per Day
  • Trusted United States-based Corporation
  • A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Medical Tourism Association (MTA) Certified
  • We Fill Out FMLA and Return to Work Forms
  • Nutritionist Support Program
  • U.S. Surgeon Liaison
  • Medical Tourism Complication Coverage (optional)

MBC is a supercenter for bariatrics with 10+ years in business that has helped over 20,000+ patients worldwide to overcome obesity, including the Chief Surgeon, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela.

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World-Renown Mexico Bariatric Surgeons

To achieve the most outstanding patient care possible, Mexico Bariatric Center works with a network of masterful weight loss surgeons in Mexico who pride themselves on delivering the highest success rates and lowest complication rates.

  • Over 20,000 Successful Surgeries Performed

  • Double Board-Certified in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

  • Fellowship of American College of Surgeons (FACS)

  • State-of-the-Art Technology and Equipment

In aggregate, our exclusive medical specialists have over 20 years of experience and are scheduled to complete a maximum of three to four surgeries per day for patient safety.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

Bariatric surgery shifts the body’s metabolic set-point for quick and permanent weight loss. Studies have shown bariatric surgery’s effect on reducing or even curing obesity-related comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and Coronavirus risk.

Use our free BMI calculator to determine if you are a candidate to undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico. Our general requirements include a BMI of 30+, between 16 to 70 years old, and good heart health.

Want to get more information or speak with one of our amazing patient coordinators? Start by filling out the Health Questionnaire to get approved!

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Quality Medical Care with a VIP Treatment

Our newly-renovated hospital facility, Hospital Mi Doctor, is one of the most experienced weight loss surgery centers in Baja, California, Tijuana. Mexico Bariatric Center doctors specialize in minimally invasive procedures using advanced technology and innovative medical devices.

Its proximity to the United States border makes it one of the most practical installations for bariatric and plastic surgery. Clinical professionals in Tijuana and Guadalajara working with MBC follow strict protocols and sanitary measures that comply with all international standards for providing excellent care. The primary concern is the safety of the patients!

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All-Inclusive Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

As the #1 facilitator of weight loss surgery in Mexico, MBC’s surgical teams offer a complete array of laparoscopic and endoscopic bariatric procedures in North America and South America.

VSG Gastric Sleeve Surgery vs Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico is one of the most straightforward weight-loss surgeries that simply removes two-thirds of the stomach. This is the most popular weight loss surgery in Mexico and is referred to as the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG). This procedure is effective in overcoming obesity by reducing hunger and requiring smaller food portions to feel satisfied. A recent study showcased patients’ percentage of excess weight loss at 82% in the first year after surgery.

  • Short recovery time – back at work within 1-2 weeks or less
  • Stomach capacity permanently reduced
  • Decrease hunger hormones and increase feeling satisfied
  • Easily revisable if you do not get the results you desire
RNY Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Bypass Surgery, or Roux-en-Y (RNY), reduces the stomach size significantly into a pouch about an egg’s size. Additionally, the new stomach pouch bypasses a section of the small intestines, reducing calories from absorbing into the body. The RNY gastric bypass has a high success rate and significantly improves and even cures obesity-related health problems. It is a permanent tool that is the #2 choice for bariatric surgeries in Mexico and the United States. Gastric bypass is great for patients with acid reflux and is especially useful for individuals with a 35+ BMI (body mass index).

  • Average of 73% excess weight loss within the first year
  • Likely to improve diabetes, high blood pressure, & sleep apnea
  • Slightly higher weight loss than gastric sleeve
  • Creates nutrient deficiencies requiring vitamins
Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery creates a new, small stomach pouch that is shaped like a tube. It also bypasses about 20% of the small intestine, creating less caloric intake. The mini bypass differs from the standard gastric bypass because it only has one anastomosis (connection) instead of two. It connects the stomach directly to a lower partial portion (farther away portion) of the intestine.

  • Average 74% excess weight loss within the first year
  • Less invasive than gastric bypass surgery
  • Single anastomosis – only 1 connection to the small intestines
Duodenal Switch Surgery

Duodenal Switch Surgery in Mexico

Duodenal Switch Surgery is both restrictive and malabsorptive which provides one of the highest expected weight loss compared to all other gastric surgeries.

This procedure starts by creating a banana-shaped stomach, removing about 60% of the stomach capacity, similar to a gastric sleeve. Then the duodenal switch takes it one step further and bypasses a major portion of the small intestines, “switching” or rerouting them to the new sleeve-shaped stomach.

  • Morbidly obese individuals with a minimum BMI of 40+ unless it’s performed to revise previous surgery.
  • Average of 80% excess weight loss in one year.
  • Highest success to improve or cure health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular, and hypertension.
  • A strict vitamin schedule is required for life because of severe nutrient deficiencies.
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Gastric Balloon in Mexico

Gastric Balloon is a restrictive, non-surgical procedure that feeds a deflated balloon from the mouth to the stomach and is filled with saline or gas. It’s designed to lose up to 20-40 pounds within a 6 to 12-month timeframe before it’s removed.

The balloon works by making it uncomfortable to overeat and takes up space in the stomach so you feel more full. It offers a short-term approach to getting on track with a healthier diet and exercise habits.

  • Mexico Bariatric Center offers the Orbera Balloon and Spatz3 Balloon.
  • The balloon is inserted orally into your stomach and patients can typically return home the following day (if not the same day).
  • May expect to lose 20 to 40 pounds in total.
  • Many patients choose gastric sleeve surgery when getting the balloon removed, due to not enough weight loss.
Bariatric Surgery Revision - Mexico Bariatric Center

Bariatric Revision Surgery in Mexico

Bariatric Surgery Revision is growing in popularity as more people undergo gastric surgery. Reviving a previous surgery is more common than you think, and some surgical techniques can yield really effective results with high success rates.

Mexico Bariatric Center is known to have the best surgeons specialized in revising failed, outdated, and even the most difficult bariatric procedures.

  • High success rates in converting Gastric Sleeve Revision to RNY Bypass, Mini Bypass, Duodenal Switch, or even Re-Sleeve.
  • Revise failed RNY Gastric Bypass procedures by lengthening the Roux limb (distal bypass), adding a lap band, reducing the size of the stomach pouch, or Transoral Outlet Reduction (TORe).
  • Easily revise Lap-Band (gastric banding) to gastric sleeve
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Affordable Costs and Payment Options

Gastric Sleeve Surgery can range from $12,000 up to over $20,000 in the United States. Mexico Bariatric Center® strives to offer the most affordable Mexico weight loss surgery without sacrificing patient care, outcomes, and support. As the leading Healthcare Tourism Operator, we make traveling to Mexico safe, easy, and accessible. Our staff is literally by your side through the entire process, from initial contact, destination support, pick-up to drop-off, and aftercare support.

Learn why so many obese and overweight individuals trust Mexico Bariatric Center to lose extra pounds and live a COVID-free life. Join the expert clinicians, including RNs and physicians, who choose our dedicated obesity treatment center. Check out our patient’s before and after photos.

Getting Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico - Mexico Bariatric Surgery Center