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. 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 group 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

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.

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

5 / 5 out of 1900+ reviews

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is the best of the best bariatric 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.

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 has 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

4.9 / 5 out of 1400+ reviews

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 training in the United States and Mexico.

As a board-certified bariatric surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez adds years of training and experience to the team and has 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

5 / 5 out of 1100+ reviews

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 with Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Montalvo has performed thousands of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries with an impressive track record.

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 - Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana Mexico

4.9 / 5 out of 700+ reviews

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 toward all his patients.

Dr. Ceja 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

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 4,000+ operations since 2008 and is top-rated in patient care and surgical expertise.

Specializing in various laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve, RNY gastric bypass, single-anastomosis gastric bypass, duodenal switch, 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)
Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

4.8 / 5 out of 1800+ reviews

6. Christian Rodriguez Lopez

Dr. Christian 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.

  • 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

4.6 / 5 out of 2000+ reviews

7. Dr. Ismael Cabrera Garcia

Dr. Ismael Cabrera is a board-certified surgeon who has been 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. Cabrera is one of the few Mexican doctors to have completed advanced training in the United States and Mexico. His team has 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)

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.

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;