Tijuana, Mexico is the capital of medical tourism for bariatrics and plastics procedures. Patients choosing the right outfit to travel for their procedures are completely safe and do not need a companion*. Some of our patients who undergo bariatric surgery in Tijuana prefer bringing along a travel companion to keep them company. We do allow patients to add a travel buddy to their surgery package, which can be comforting when preparing to undergo life-changing surgery.

* For the safety of our patients and hospital staff, we only allow companion visitation since the COVID Pandemic.

Don’t worry if you do not have a companion. You are not alone!

Map of San Diego Airport to Mexico Bariatric Center

A short 20 minute drive from the San Diego International aiport

Many Patients Prefer Traveling Alone!

For many people, it is easier to go alone since there is one less person to worry about. They find having a companion more stressful or difficult than traveling alone.

“I will say all I worried about was Sean (her companion). Had I been alone, I could have focused on myself and resting and walking. The more walking you do post-op, the better you get,” states Jay, MBC’s patient. (View her success story here.)

So, while taking a companion is a nice way to have support during this journey, you can potentially be just as comfortable either way as there is less to think about when on your own.

Finding a Surgery Buddy

Once you’ve booked your surgery date and have joined our Facebook support group, it can be helpful to see if any others in the support group have the same surgery date. Should others respond and say they also have the same surgery date, you can begin to develop a connection with them by messaging each other. By the time you get to Tijuana to undergo surgery, you will have a friend who is there for the same reason as you.

patients before surgery

Our Staff is With You Every Step of the Way

From your arrival in San Diego to when you head back home, our staff will be there to help you. From our drivers to the hospital staff and the hotel coordinator, our team is here to answer questions and take you through the process.

The goal of our surgeons and staff is to make sure you get a safe and comfortable experience throughout your surgery, recovery, travel, hotel stay, and hospital stay.

Our Staff in Tijuana, Mexico

Patients Sharing Their Experience

Safely Store Your Belongings

Our hospital will provide you with a safe deposit box to store your belongings for safekeeping. This gives our patients peace of mind while undergoing surgery and during recovery. The hotel will also provide a safe within the hotel room, which you can use if necessary.

Qualify for Gastric Sleeve at Mexico Bariatric Center

Overall Safety in Tijuana During Your Stay

Some worry about safety in Tijuana, but it is, in fact, a safe and affordable place to travel to for surgery.

Our staff and former patients are excellent sources of information for any questions you have regarding just what it is like in Tijuana. Again, some of the best places to hear about our company and our services are from those who have been helped by us and can speak from experience.

Not only do we offer Facebook support groups to help you connect with other past and future patients, but Mexico Bariatric Center is also proud to work directly with past patients to guarantee the best possible experience. Many past patients have joined the MBC family to share their stories and help new patients on their weight loss journey.

We Have Helped Thousands of Patients Companioned and Uncompannioned

We have helped thousands of patients undergo weight loss surgery who may or may not have had a companion at their side. Some of them do get nervous about traveling alone and are pleasantly relieved at how smooth the process is when they return home. While we offer the ability to bring a companion, we have structured our process so that you are in good hands even when you are on your own.

If you have any questions about our services and process, you are welcome to submit a question on our contact page or call us at 855-768-7247