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 leader in the Mexican medical tourism industry, MBC provides exceptional all-inclusive packages at the lowest prices.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider Mexico Bariatric Center for your weight loss surgery in Mexico.
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+ and between 16 to 70 years old.
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 facilities for bariatric and plastic surgery. Mexico Bariatric Center and the Hospital Mi Doctor staff follow strict protocols and sanitary measures that comply with all international standards for providing excellent care. The primary concern is the safety of our patients.
As the #1 provider of weight loss surgery in Mexico, MBC’s surgical teams offer the complete array of bariatric procedures in North America and South America; Gastric Sleeve (VSG), Single Incision Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) and SADi-S, Gastric Banding (Lap-Band), Gastric Balloon, Endoscopic Bariatrics, as well as Revisional and Reversal Surgeries.
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
Easily revisable if you do not get the results you desire
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.
Gastric Balloon is a restrictive, non-surgical procedure that feeds a deflated balloon from the mouth to the stomach and 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 get 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.
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.
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 lengthen the Roux limb (distal bypass), add lap band, or reduce the size of the stomach pouch.
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 medical professionals, including RNs and physicians, who choose our dedicated obesity treatment center. Check out our patient’s before and after photos.
Preventative Measures for COVID-19 Virus by Mexico Bariatric Center
Mexico Bariatric Center® continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) closely and remains opened for business, proactively working to protect the safety of our patients as well as our staff. Here are the preventative measures we take:
We work with accredited facilities and surgical teams with standard procedures for proper sterilization.
The staff at the hospital wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including N95 face masks, face shields, special gowns, and gloves.
The staff is instructed to wash their hands frequently, sanitize/disinfect surfaces, and avoid touching their face.
Staff is tested for the suspected COVID-19 infection regularly.
There are many antibacterial stations available within Mexico Bariatric Surgical Center for patients to gel-in and gel-out.
Surgical teams and staff all comply with protective and preventive measures.
Strict visitation observations.
Patients are screened based on the test(s), symptoms, and medical conditions for the suspected COVID-19 infection.
We are an ethical, professional with social responsibility company that ultimately cares about patients during their health journey!