Top 6 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 that far exceeds industry standards. The doctors we have in our network are rigorously screened based on professional accreditations, surgical expertise, and overall integrity.

In addition, clinicians must establish a reputation for practicing high safety standards and diligent patient care. Here are the 6 best bariatric surgeons in Mexico.

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

Choosing a Bariatrician in Mexico

To achieve the highest patient care possible, Mexico Bariatric Center offers a network of the best Mexico 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. The combination of our surgeon liaison with the surgical mastery of the doctors in our preferred network offers patients the best match for their medical needs.

Mexico Bariatric Center® assembled its specialized weight-loss surgical teams who perform “Super Clean” operations in Tijuana and Guadalajara since 2012. In aggregate, we have over 20 years of experience and have performed over 12,500 successful bariatric surgeries.

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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, but she has also had gastric sleeve surgery herself. Dr. Valenzuela has one of the best success rates in the world and 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 one of the best 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

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, FACS


Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is a board-certified bariatric surgeon in Mexico with some of the highest success rates in the industry along with excellent bedside manners and fluent English. He 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. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez


Dr. Rodriguez Lopez is known as “Super Surgeon” for his experience in single-incision gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, and tackling some of the most complicated bariatric surgeries. He is a renowned doctor that has outshined most medical bariatrician’s in Mexico.

Dr. Rodriguez Lopez is the most skilled surgeon capable of doing a wide range of bariatrics who is a great addition to Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Lopez is highly specialized in performing hard-to-do surgeries; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, 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
Dr. Miguel Montalvo - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Montalvo


Dr. Miguel Montalvo is one of the leading gastric sleeve specialists and has mastered his skills with A Lighter Me and Mexico Bariatric Center. He has performed thousands of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries with an exceptional 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. Jacqueline Osuna - Mexico Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jacqueline Osuna Rubio


Dr. Jacqueline Osuna Rubio is a trusted, experienced, and highly skilled doctor in Guadalajara and Tijuana. She has successfully performed 4,000 operations 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)
Doctor Ismael Cabrera - Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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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  • Qualifications, education, and board certification (CMCG & CMCOEM)
  • Surgeon’s extensive clinical experience and surgical technique
  • The surgeon can speak basic English and you feel comfortable with
  • Daily surgery limits – surgeon’s daily surgery count has an effect on surgical outcomes
  • Surgeon’s team should be experienced with bariatric patients
  • Surgeon’s latest patients reviews

Tijuana offers the best option for medical tourists for bariatric and metabolic surgeries. However, some surgeons who are new to medical tourism with no track record offer cheap packages to entice patients to choose them over a more established bariatric surgeon.

Surgeon Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Performing Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico