Top 6 Best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico

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

If you are considering affordable weight loss surgery in Mexico, you must find an outfit with seasoned bariatric-certified surgeons. 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.

“Surgeons have many things in common with pilots – they are responsible for people’s lives. There is a difference between a pilot with 2000 hours of flight time and 50,000,” Ron Elli, Ph.D. – CEO of MBC.

Well-trained, skilled, and experienced surgeons develop embodied cognition, resourcefulness, and composure, which is what a living person needs for a safe and successful operation.

Best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico - Top Rated Mexico Weight Loss Surgeons
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

5 / 5 out of 1900+ reviews

1. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Mexico Bariatric Center’s network of top-tier doctors is led by our Chief Surgeon, Louisiana Valenzuela, MD. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is the best of the best bariatric surgeon in Mexico. 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 the best practices in surgical care and has nearly a 0% complication rate.

She is one of the world’s most sought-after weight loss surgeons with a superior track record. Dr. Valenzuela is bariatric board-certified and has additional credentials, including:

  • General Surgery Certified by the CMCOEM

  • Bariatric Surgery Board Certified by the CMCG

  • International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)

  • Has Performed Over 5,500 Successful Bariatric Operations

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

4.9 / 5 out of 1400+ reviews

2. Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, FACS

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez (Dr. G) is a double-board-certified bariatric surgeon in Mexico famous for having some of the industry’s highest success rates and excellent bedside manners. Fluent in English, this talented obesity surgeon has completed exceptional training in the United States and Mexico. Dr G is a Fellow of the College of American Surgeons.

As a board-certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez adds years of preparation and experience to the team. Because of this, Dr. Valenzuela chose him to perform her gastric sleeve procedure.

  • General Surgeon Board Certified by the CMCOEM

  • Bariatric Surgeon Board Certified by the CMCG

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery
  • Has Performed over 5,500 Successful Bariatric Operations

Dr. Miguel Montalvo - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

5 / 5 out of 1100+ reviews

3. Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Miguel Montalvo is a consummate scholar and has mastered the gastric sleeve specialty. Dr. Montalvo has helped thousands on their weight loss journey with minimally invasive bariatric surgeries, garnering an impressive track record.

Mexico Bariatric Center recruited Dr. Miguel Monalvo after he served as a top surgeon at A Lighter Me in Tijuana, Mexico. He specializes in laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass 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)
  • Has Performed over 4,500 Successful Bariatric Operations

Dr. Jesus Ceja - Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana Mexico

4.9 / 5 out of 700+ reviews

4. Dr. Jesus Ceja

Dr. Jesus Ceja Esquivez, M.D., 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. He 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 toward all his patients.

Dr. Ceja has accumulated some of the most advanced techniques in obesity treatment. He has mastered procedures like gastric sleeve and gastric bypass while also being well-versed in difficult surgeries, including single incision sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgeries. Dr. Ceja is determined to help resolve obesity-related issues while always putting the needs of his patients first.

  • General Surgery Certified by the CMCOEM

  • Bariatric Surgeon Board Certified by the CMCG

  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Has Performed Over 2,500 Bariatric Operations

Dr. Jacqueline Osuna - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

4.8 / 5 out of 1600+ reviews

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 5,000+ procedures since 2008 and is top-rated in patient care and surgical expertise.

Specializing in various laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve,  single-anastomosis gastric bypass, and revisional surgeries of failed previous operations, Dr. Osuna has earned many prestigious certifications, including:

  • Mexican College of Obesity Surgery (CMCO)
  • International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)
  • Has Performed Over 3,000 Bariatric Operations

Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

4.8 / 5 out of 1800+ reviews

6. Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez

Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez is known as a “Super Surgeon” for his aptitudes and experience in bariatric and metabolic procedures. He has tackled some of the most complicated bariatric surgeries. He is a renowned doctor who has outshone most medical bariatricians in Mexico and the rest of the world.

Dr. Rodriguez Lopez is one of the most gifted gastrointestinal surgeons. He is capable of performing a wide range of endoscopic and laparoscopic bariatric procedures. Dr. Rodriguez has mastered difficult surgeries, including the gastric balloon, endoscopic sleeve (ESG), SILS, duodenal switch, SADi-S, RNY bypass of high BMI patients, and revisional and reversal operations.

  • Certified General Surgeon by the CMCG (2015-2020)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery
  • Has Performed Over 5,500 Bariatric Operations

Safe Tijuana Doctor Checklist

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

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).

  • 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

  • Fully transparent and variety of five-star patient reviews

  • 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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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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Why Mexico Bariatric Center?

Make sure you research to make a well-informed decision when picking the finest bariatric surgeon. 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.

Choosing the Right Bariatric Surgeon for You

Mexico Bariatric Center® only works with “wicked good” weight loss surgeons who provide excellent care and unmatched medical expertise. We hand-pick the surgeons to ensure patients receive the best possible care and outcome. Each of our doctors delivers exceptional success rates and low complication rates while maintaining competitive pricing. Our surgeon liaison works with artful doctors in our network to find the best match for patients’ medical needs.

Assistant Surgeon vs. Experienced Surgeon – The primary surgeon has completed residency and fellowship, leads surgical operations, makes critical decisions, and handles complex and emergency situations. The assistant surgeon is still under ongoing education and training, supports the lead surgeon in operation, performs minor sutures, and ensures tools are ready.

In 2012, MBC assembled an A+ grade team of weight-loss surgeons, performing “Super Clean” operations in Tijuana and Guadalajara, Mexico. They are frontiers with over 30 years of experience and over 20,000 successful bariatric surgeries.

Surgeon Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Performing Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

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