Some of our patients who undergo bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, prefer bringing along a travel companion to keep them company. We do allow patients to add a companion* 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 it’s one less person you have to worry about. Some patients find having a companion is more stressful or difficult than traveling alone.

One of our former patients, Jay, states, “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.” (View her success story here.)

So while taking a companion is a nice way to have support during this journey, there is potential that you can 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 when you arrive in San Diego to when you return to 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 help answer questions and take you through the process.

Our surgeons and staff are always there for you during your Mi Doctor Hospital stay. Their goal is to give you 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 once 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.

We Have Helped Thousands of Patients with or without Companions

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 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