Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC), #1 weight loss surgery operator in Tijuana, Mexico is fully staffed to support patients both in the United States office as well as the Mexico hospital office. The founder of MBC, Ron Elli, Ph.D. is a pioneer in Mexico bariatrics since 2007. MBC has helped over ten thousands of patients go through the life-changing procedure since the center inception in 2012.

Meet Our United States Staff

Below, are the members of MBC’s corporate staff based out of the United States. Each member of our U.S. staff plays an important role in providing quality information and service for our patients.

 Main Staff

Ron Elli, Ph.D.

President and Founder

Click here to learn more on the advisory board

Ron Elli - Mexico Bariatric Center

Administrative Team

Kathy (Administrator)
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 135

Elizabeth
Email: [email protected]


Support Team

Jen R. (Surgeon Liaison)
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 139

Tara (Nutritionist)
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 137


Marketing Team

Matthew (Marketing Specialist)
Email: [email protected]

Tamara (Marketing Specialist)
Email: [email protected]

John (Marketing Specialist)
Email: [email protected]


Patient Coordinators

Our patient coordinators are here to guide you through the patient process. The first step in helping to schedule your surgery is to fill out our health questionnaire. If you’d like to determine if you qualify for surgery and have one of the coordinators below give you a call.

Leili (Patient Coordinator)
Email: [email protected] 
Call or Text: (916)900-6303
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 148

Tabatha (Patient Coordinator)
Email: [email protected]
Call or Text: (480)999-4826
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 301

Deanna (Patient Coordinator)
Email: [email protected]
Call or Text: (916)520-3583
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 283

DeeDee (Patient Coordinator)
Email: [email protected]
Call or Text: (213)863-8028
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 141

Joe (Patient Coordinator)
Email: [email protected]
Call or Text: (916)919-8171
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 166


Patient Advocate

Patient Advocate Sarita

I went through the surgery and this whole process myself, so if you have any questions about the whole process from a patient perspective, feel free to contact me.

I would be more than happy to share my experience with you.

Sarita (Patient Advocate)
Email: [email protected] 
Call or Text: (770)626-0613
Phone: 855-768-7247 ext. 2001

Meet Our Tijuana Staff

The staff in Tijuana are here to ensure that our patients are taken care of every step of the way. Once you arrive in San Diego, a dedicated driver will pick you up and take you to our hospitalthe hotel, and we offer a tour of Tijuana.

The mission of the Tijuana staff is to ensure you are taken care of to the moment you are dropped back off in San Diego.

Karla, Mexico Bariatric Center Coordinator

Hospital Coordinators

Karla (Head Coordinator)

Luis (Hotel Coordinator)

Hotel Coordinator

Jesus (Hotel Coordinator)

Transportation Coordinators

Henry (Transportation Coordinator)

Victor (Transportation Coordinator)

Willie (Transportation Coordinator)

Our Staff is Here to Guide You Every Step of the Way

Here at Mexico Bariatric Center, we have staff in Tijuana, Mexico as well as in the United States. Our staff specializes in helping people from the United States, Canada, and all around the world to undergo weight loss surgery at affordable prices.

The first step is to talk to one of our patient coordinators here in the United States. Our patient coordinator will work with you to answer questions you may have as well as see if you qualify for weight loss surgery with one of our specialized bariatric surgeons.

You may also speak with our U.S. based administrator as needed throughout the process. Alongside the coordinators and administrator, we have a nutritionist who will assist you in the pre-op and post-op process. If you would like to learn more about our patient process, we welcome you to view our new patient orientation video.