Top 7 Best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico

If you are traveling to Mexico for affordable weight loss surgery, you first have to find a surgeon. With literally hundreds of options, you need to choose the best bariatric surgeon in Mexico for you. So how do you weed out the good from the bad?

Becoming one of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico requires extreme discipline, education, and training far exceeding industry standards. In addition, clinicians must establish a reputation for applying high safety standards and diligent patient care.

The elite network of doctors at Mexico Bariatric Center® is rigorously screened based on professional accreditations, surgical expertise, and overall integrity. Here are the seven masterclass gastrointestinal surgeons in Mexico.

Best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico - Top Rated Mexico Weight Loss Surgeons

Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgeon for You

To achieve the highest patient care possible, Mexico Bariatric Center® offers a network of the best Mexican weight loss surgeons who have shown impeccable care and unparalleled medical expertise. Each of our doctors delivers exceptional success rates and low complication rates while maintaining competitive pricing. Combining our surgeon liaison with the surgical mastery of the doctors in our preferred network offers patients the most suitable match for their medical needs.

MBC has assembled its A+ grade weight-loss surgical teams who have performed “Super Clean” operations in Tijuana and Guadalajara since 2012. In aggregate, they have over 20 years of experience and have performed over 20,000 successful bariatric surgeries.

Surgeon Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Performing Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

1. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela


Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is the best of the best surgeon in Mexico performing weight loss surgery. Not only is she highly experienced with the highest success rates, but she has also had gastric sleeve surgery herself. With double-board certification, Dr. Valenzuela uses best practices in surgical care and has nearly a 0% complication rate.

Dr. Lousiana Valenzuela - Board Certified in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Mexico Bariatric Center’s network of top-tier doctors is headed by our Chief Surgeon, Louisiana Valenzuela, MD. She is one of the world’s most sought-after weight loss surgeons with superior track records. Dr. Valenzuela is bariatric board-certified and with additional credentials including;

  • Double Board Certified by both the CMCOEM and CMCG
  • International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)
Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

2. Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, FACS


Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is a well-recognized double-board-certified bariatric surgeon in Mexico with some of the industry’s highest success rates, excellent bedside manners, and fluent English. This talented obesity surgeon has completed exceptional levels of training in the United States and Mexico.

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez - Board-Certified in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

As a milestone, board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez adds years of training and experience to the team, along with having performed Dr. Valenzuela’s gastric sleeve procedure. Dr. Gutierrez (Dr. G) is one of the most promising healthcare professionals who is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (FACS).

  • Bariatric Board Certified by both the CMCOEM and CMCG
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery
Dr. Miguel Montalvo - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

3. Dr. Miguel Montalvo


Dr. Miguel Montalvo is a consummate scholar and has mastered the gastric sleeve specialty.  He keened his abilities with A Lighter Me for several years and later on with Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Montalvo has performed thousands of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries with an impressive track record.

Dr. Miguel Angel Montalvo Lucero - Board-Certification Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Miguel Monalvo used to be a top surgeon working for A Lighter Me, who recently was recruited by Mexico Bariatric Center operating in Tijuana, Mexico. He is specialized in laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery and revision of failed lap-band procedures. Dr. Montalvo’s certifications include;

  • Board-Certified in Bariatric Surgery by the CMCG
  • XXXVI International Congress of General Surgeons
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)
Dr. Jesus Ceja - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

4. Dr. Jesus Ceja


Dr. Jesus Ceja Esquivez is a well-respected bariatric surgeon in Baja, California, Tijuana. He attained some of the most prestigious accreditations at a young age from the University of Guadalajara. Jesus Ceja, M.D., began practicing bariatrics in the private sector in 2016 and joined MBC’s surgical team in 2019. Dr. Ceja has perfected numerous bariatric procedures and is well-known for his honesty, compassion, and hospitality towards all his patients.

Dr. Jesus Ceja - Board-Certification Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery CMCOEM Certification

Dr. Jose de Jesus Ceja Esquivez has accumulated some of the most advanced techniques in obesity treatment. He has mastered procedures like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and mini-gastric bypass while also being well-versed in difficult surgeries like the duodenal switch (BPD/DS), single incision sleeve gastrectomy, and a vast number of intricate revisional procedures. Dr. Ceja is determined to help resolve obesity-related issues while always putting the needs of his patients first.

  • Double Board-Certified by CMOECM
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Performed over 1,200 weight loss procedures
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

5. Dr. Jacqueline Osuna Rubio


Dr. Jacqueline Osuna Rubio is a trusted, experienced, and exceptionally skilled doctor in Guadalajara and Tijuana. She has successfully performed 4,000+ operations since 2008 and is top-rated in patient care and surgical expertise.

Dr. Jacqueline Osuna at CMCOEM Certifications

Dr. Jacqueline Osuna Rubio is a dedicated bariatric surgeon in Guadalajara, Mexico specialized in various laparoscopic bariatric procedures, like gastric sleeve, RNY gastric bypass, single-anastamosis gastric bypass, duodenal switch and revisional surgeries of failed previous operations. Dr. Osuna’s certifications include;

  • Mexican College of Obesity Surgery (CMCO)
  • International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)
Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

6. Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez


Dr. Rodriguez Lopez is known as a “Super Surgeon” for his experience in bariatric and metabolic procedures. He has been tackling some of the most complicated bariatric surgeries. He is a renowned doctor that has outshined most medical bariatrician’s in Mexico and the rest of the world.

Dr. Rodriguez Lopez is the most gifted surgeon capable of doing a wide range of bariatrics and is a great addition to Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Lopez is competent in performing hard-to-do surgeries; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, endoscopic sleeve, single-incision gastric sleeve, gastric bypass & mini-bypass, duodenal switch, RNY bypass reversal, revisional operations as well as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and gastric balloon.

Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez ACADEMIA NACIONAL DE MEDICINA_210816_210014

Each of our surgeons remains at the forefront of obesity treatment and bariatrics by attending National and International seminars worldwide. They use leading, brand-name instrumentation, and equipment, such as Ethicon (made by Johnson & Johnson) and Covidien (made by Medtronic). Learn more about our bariatric technology and equipment.

  • Certified General Surgeon by the CMCG (2015-2020)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery
Doctor Ismael Cabrera - Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

7. Dr. Ismael Cabrera Garcia


Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a board-certified surgeon practicing for over a decade in Tijuana, Mexico. In his career, he has performed over 4,800 bariatric surgeries and operates for Mexico Bariatric Center.

Dr. Ismael Cabrera MD Mexico Bariatric Certification

Dr. Cabrera is one of few Mexican doctors that have completed advanced training in both the United States and Mexico. His team has performed over 4,000 successful laparoscopic surgeries, with less than a 0.5% complication rate.

  • Board-Certified in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • Advanced MIS Surgery Observation in Fresno, California
  • Participating Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)

Top Credentials for Mexico Bariatric Surgeons

Choosing the best-reviewed bariatric surgeon in Mexico is tough in today’s competitive market. It is important to research your prospective surgical specialist and have these general considerations. The most reputable qualifications and certifications include;

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Safe Tijuana Doctor Checklist

Tijuana, Mexico, is the most favorable choice for patients traveling to undergo affordable bariatric and metabolic surgeries. However, some surgeons who are new to medical tourism with no track record sell cheap packages to entice patients to choose them over more established weight loss doctors.

Qualifications, education, and board certification (CMCG & CMCOEM)
Surgeon’s comprehensive clinical experience and surgical technique
The surgeon is offering you the operation that you actually need
The surgeon can speak basic English and you feel comfortable with
Daily surgery limits – surgeon’s daily surgery count affects surgical outcomes
The surgical team should be proficient with bariatric patients
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The Best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico - Mexico Bariatric Center

Make sure you do your research to make a well-informed decision when choosing the best group of bariatric surgeons for you. Selecting a reputable medical tourism operator like Mexico Bariatric Center® puts your mind at ease, giving you the freedom to focus on surgery and recovery. At MBC, we coordinate your trip logistics with our all-inclusive medical packages that will meet and exceed your expectations. Contact us today to get priority placement in our patient portal and start the pre-operative process.