Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela MD
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5 Star Rating out of 18 Reviews

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela (Dr. V) is one of the most sought-after bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. Among her colleagues, she is called “La Madrina,” the Godmother of all surgeries. Dr. Valenzuela is certified by both the Mexican Council of General Surgeons (CMCG) and the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).

  • Certified Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon

  • Underwent bariatric surgery herself with MBC

  • Performed over 4,500 Bariatric Surgeries

  • Limits Bariatric Surgeries to 3 Per Day

  • Performs Every Surgery She Schedules

  • Successful Results with ~ Zero Complication Rate

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Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

As a dedicated bariatric specialist, Dr. Lousiana Valenzuela is one of the best weight loss surgeons in Mexico. She has highly honed surgical techniques in procedures including Gastric SleeveRNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric BypassGastric Banding, and Revision Surgery.

Dr. V is one of nine bariatric surgeons in Tijuana that has multiple board-certifications. She has trained many successful bariatric surgeons like Dr. Carlos Altamirano and has studied under the world-renowned bariatric professor, Dr. Juan Corvala in Hospital Angeles (JCI accredited).

Why Choose Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela has advanced specialty and education in obesity surgery. She is a regular attendee of bariatric and metabolic seminars and conferences, like the IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder).

To date, Dr. Valenzuela has performed over 5,000 successful bariatric surgeries with near-zero complications. Working exclusively with Mexico Bariatric Center®, she has helped morbidly obese patients go through the life-changing bariatrics since 2009.

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About Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

As one the most request bariatric surgeons in Mexico, Louisiana Valenzuela MD has a superb track record among the highest patient success rates in the world. Not only does her training and expertise exceed most Mexico weight loss surgeons, she has unique key factors that set her apart from other doctors and specialists.

  • She has transformed her life by undergoing gastric sleeve surgery

  • She is able to relate to female patients unlike most bariatric surgeons in Mexico, who are men

  • Dr. Valenzuela has also undergone four years of general surgery specialization at the prestigious Hospital General de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Reviews and Ratings

Having gone through the gastric sleeve procedure herself, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela welcomes women seeking weight loss surgery feeling comfortable with female doctors who can readily relate to their unique gender-based medical issues. One of Dr. Valenzuela’s woman Gastric Sleeve patients expresses her appreciation with much passion,

“Was highly recommended to Dr. Valenzuela and had heard nothing but amazing feedback about Hospital and my Doctor. After my research, I decided to make an appointment…my results have been amazing… no regrets nothing but gratitude… for everyone… feeling great and healthy… thank you… loving the new me. ”

Karlee – Gastric Sleeve Surgery, November 2017

The 10th of the month will forever be a significant day for me. My gastric sleeve surgery was exactly 4 months ago today with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I always see amazing transformations in this group but I honestly never thought I would have even close to as amazing results as others. Sooo glad I had this surgery. What an amazing tool!

Karlee, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2019-09-30T23:06:45+00:00

Karlee, Gastric Sleeve

Karlee - Weight Loss Surgery Before and After Success Story - Mexico Bariatric Center
The 10th of the month will forever be a significant day for me. My gastric sleeve surgery was exactly 4 months ago today with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I always see amazing transformations in this group but I honestly never thought I would have even close to as amazing results as others. Sooo glad I had this surgery. What an amazing tool!

Heidi – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on February 2018 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Valenzuela, her crew, and the hospital were very professional. I had amazing results and have since referred 12 family and friends back to her and her partner! I would have the surgery with her again in a heartbeat! (Starting weight 303, at my 1-year post op 165. Now four years out and holding at 170-which is where I wanted to be) I cannot recommend Dr. V enough!!!! Feb. 15, 2018

Heidi - Gastric Sleeve Surgery on Feb. 15, 2018

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2018-06-20T23:22:09+00:00

Heidi - Gastric Sleeve Surgery on Feb. 15, 2018

Dr. Valenzuela, her crew, and the hospital were very professional. I had amazing results and have since referred 12 family and friends back to her and her partner! I would have the surgery with her again in a heartbeat! (Starting weight 303, at my 1-year post op 165. Now four years out and holding at 170-which is where I wanted to be) I cannot recommend Dr. V enough!!!! Feb. 15, 2018

Jamie – Gastric Sleeve Surgery on December 2018 with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

I was sleeved by Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela on 12/21/18. I traveled alone and received excellent care from the team of doctors and nurses at . Although the hospital and rooms are a bit dated (by U.S. standards), the OR was pristine. I had zero complications, and in 9 months I have (fairly effortlessly) lost 75lbs; putting me just 15lbs from my goal weight! I am thrilled, and would highly recommend Mexico Bariatric Center to anyone.

Jamie, September 26, 2019

Jamie recommends Mexico Bariatric Center on September 26, 2019

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2018-06-20T23:54:23+00:00

Jamie recommends Mexico Bariatric Center on September 26, 2019

I was sleeved by Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela on 12/21/18. I traveled alone and received excellent care from the team of doctors and nurses at . Although the hospital and rooms are a bit dated (by U.S. standards), the OR was pristine. I had zero complications, and in 9 months I have (fairly effortlessly) lost 75lbs; putting me just 15lbs from my goal weight! I am thrilled, and would highly recommend Mexico Bariatric Center to anyone. Jamie, September 26, 2019

Sandra – Gastric Sleeve Surgery, August 2016

When I look at pictures of who I was and who I am…what a difference compared to now! Sleeved on August 2016 with Dr. Valenzuela. Best experience ever!! It is so hard to believe it is my surgiversary. Last year, August 2016 was my VSG with Dr. V. Best thing I ever did for myself.

Sandra, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2019-09-30T23:14:22+00:00

Sandra, Gastric Sleeve

Sandra - Weight Loss Surgery Before and After Success Story - Mexico Bariatric Center
When I look at pictures of who I was and who I am…what a difference compared to now! Sleeved on August 2016 with Dr. Valenzuela. Best experience ever!! It is so hard to believe it is my surgiversary. Last year, August 2016 was my VSG with Dr. V. Best thing I ever did for myself.

Matt – Gastric Sleeve Surgery, December 2016

Had gastric sleeve surgery on Dec 29, 2016, Working out again! Feeling great! Mexico Bariatric Center .... I can’t say enough about the kickstart you gave me. I am smaller and stronger now at 47 than I was at 22 in the Army. Just gotta keep at it. Another 55lbs to go. Thanks to Mexico Bariatric Center could not have done this without ya'll.

Matt, Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexico

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2019-09-30T23:18:32+00:00

Matt, Sleeve Gastrectomy in Mexico

Matt Weight Loss Surgery Before and After Success Story - Mexico Bariatric Center
Had gastric sleeve surgery on Dec 29, 2016, Working out again! Feeling great! Mexico Bariatric Center .... I can’t say enough about the kickstart you gave me. I am smaller and stronger now at 47 than I was at 22 in the Army. Just gotta keep at it. Another 55lbs to go. Thanks to Mexico Bariatric Center could not have done this without ya'll.

Jamie – Gastric Sleeve Surgery, December 2018

I was sleeved by Dr. Valenzuela on December 21st 2018. I traveled alone and received excellent care from the team of doctors and nurses at Mexico Bariatric Center. The hospital and the operating room was pristine. I had zero complications, and in 9 months I have (fairly effortlessly) lost 75 lbs. - putting me just 15 lbs. from my goal weight! I am thrilled, and would highly recommend Mexico Bariatric Center to anyone.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-04-12T00:39:32+00:00

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I had gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela on December 21st 2018. I traveled alone and received excellent care from the team of doctors and nurses at Mexico Bariatric Center.

Cindy – Weight Loss Surgery, August 2019

My experience with Mexico Bariatric Center was exceptional! Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was very professional and compassionate. The hospital is older but very clean. I was seen by a doctor several times per day and anytime I asked for something I got it. I could not have asked for more.
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-04-12T03:11:30+00:00
My experience with Mexico Bariatric Center was exceptional! Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was very professional and compassionate. The entire team was amazing and my time in Mexico was perfect.

Sabrielle – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Valenzuela was my surgeon of choice. She truly cares about her patients, she came in and talked to me before my surgery and helped put my mind more at ease. Even though I was ready to get it done. She is a very nice and caring person. She replied very quickly back to me when I sent her post-surgery questions. Keep doing what you do best Dr. Valenzuela!!! Changing lives for the better.

Sabrielle - Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T22:56:54+00:00

Sabrielle - Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Valenzuela was my surgeon of choice. She truly cares about her patients, she came in and talked to me before my surgery and helped put my mind more at ease. Even though I was ready to get it done. She is a very nice and caring person. She replied very quickly back to me when I sent her post-surgery questions. Keep doing what you do best Dr. Valenzuela!!! Changing lives for the better.

Kyle – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

The best decision I have ever made and I will never forget any of the Mexico Bariatric Center team. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is so amazing and so kind she stopped to talk to me in the hall even when running late she then came to visit later... The whole staff was nothing short of a perfectly well-oiled machine. Do not hesitate to choose Mexico Bariatric Center and Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela you won't regret it!

Kyle, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T22:59:11+00:00

Kyle, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The best decision I have ever made and I will never forget any of the Mexico Bariatric Center team. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is so amazing and so kind she stopped to talk to me in the hall even when running late she then came to visit later... The whole staff was nothing short of a perfectly well-oiled machine. Do not hesitate to choose Mexico Bariatric Center and Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela you won't regret it!

Karly – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

I am a widow with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. My surgery was March 1, 2017, and after reading all the reviews I chose Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I couldn't have chosen a better doctor, she had the hands of an Angel. I was more than satisfied with my surgery and would do it again in a heartbeat!! Thank you, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela!! You literally saved my life and saved my children from losing another parent. I am forever grateful.

Karly, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:02:05+00:00

Karly, Gastric Sleeve

I am a widow with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. My surgery was March 1, 2017, and after reading all the reviews I chose Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I couldn't have chosen a better doctor, she had the hands of an Angel. I was more than satisfied with my surgery and would do it again in a heartbeat!! Thank you, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela!! You literally saved my life and saved my children from losing another parent. I am forever grateful.

Erin – Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

As a single mom to a young child, I knew I had to do something about my weight. I have struggled for almost 25 of my 36 years. My highest (recorded) weight was 292. I have a ligament disorder, arthritis in my knees, and high blood pressure. I was recommended to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela by my mother who was sleeved as well. Dr. V was professional, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. The hospital and nursing staff were incredible. I am able to eat and drink with no difficulty. Since my surgery on December 18, 2017, I have lost 64 pounds. I feel like a new person. I have the energy to play with my child, to keep up with my students, and live the type of life I had longed to live. I will forever be indebted to Dr. Valenzuela for this amazing tool she gave me.

Erin, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:06:47+00:00

Erin, Gastric Sleeve

As a single mom to a young child, I knew I had to do something about my weight. I have struggled for almost 25 of my 36 years. My highest (recorded) weight was 292. I have a ligament disorder, arthritis in my knees, and high blood pressure. I was recommended to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela by my mother who was sleeved as well. Dr. V was professional, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. The hospital and nursing staff were incredible. I am able to eat and drink with no difficulty. Since my surgery on December 18, 2017, I have lost 64 pounds. I feel like a new person. I have the energy to play with my child, to keep up with my students, and live the type of life I had longed to live. I will forever be indebted to Dr. Valenzuela for this amazing tool she gave me.

Emily – Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on November 21. My PCP back home referred me to see a GI specialist just to double-check my sleeve. I wasn’t having any complications at all, he was just curious because I traveled for surgery instead of lingering on a waitlist. Initially, he wasn’t overly supportive of my decision. The GI specialist reported that my sleeve was the best work he has ever seen. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a skilled surgeon with an amazing bedside manner. She paid very close attention to me and answered all my questions. The entire team was skilled and empathetic. I would recommend her to anyone.

Emily, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:08:51+00:00

Emily, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on November 21. My PCP back home referred me to see a GI specialist just to double-check my sleeve. I wasn’t having any complications at all, he was just curious because I traveled for surgery instead of lingering on a waitlist. Initially, he wasn’t overly supportive of my decision. The GI specialist reported that my sleeve was the best work he has ever seen. Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a skilled surgeon with an amazing bedside manner. She paid very close attention to me and answered all my questions. The entire team was skilled and empathetic. I would recommend her to anyone.

Kim – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela and the staff at the hospital are the best! My surgery was May 17. I have lost 109 pounds in under 7 months, exceeding my goal. The care and attentiveness of everyone far exceeded the hospital staff in the United States. I also love the fact I have unlimited access to a nutritionist for life. I highly recommend Dr. Valenzuela to anyone considering sleeve surgery.

Kim, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:10:34+00:00

Kim, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela and the staff at the hospital are the best! My surgery was May 17. I have lost 109 pounds in under 7 months, exceeding my goal. The care and attentiveness of everyone far exceeded the hospital staff in the United States. I also love the fact I have unlimited access to a nutritionist for life. I highly recommend Dr. Valenzuela to anyone considering sleeve surgery.

Bryan – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Valenzuela

I would honestly have to say, this was the best decision of my life. I had the Gastric Sleeve done on July 14. It was a wonderful experience. From the moment I landed in San Diego to the Moment I was dropped off at the airport to leave, I was treated better than I could ever explain. The drivers, the hotel, the coordinators, and the hospital staff were absolutely wonderful. I absolutely love Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I have recommended her every time I was asked about my weight loss. I started at my highest at 246.5. The surgery weight was 230 and I am currently 14 months out and weigh 153.2. I am down a total of 92 lbs. I love the new me. I have more energy. The only regret I have is that I didn't do it sooner. I am so thankful I found Dr. Valenzuela, she is the best.

Bryan, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:12:23+00:00

Bryan, Gastric Sleeve

I would honestly have to say, this was the best decision of my life. I had the Gastric Sleeve done on July 14. It was a wonderful experience. From the moment I landed in San Diego to the Moment I was dropped off at the airport to leave, I was treated better than I could ever explain. The drivers, the hotel, the coordinators, and the hospital staff were absolutely wonderful. I absolutely love Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I have recommended her every time I was asked about my weight loss. I started at my highest at 246.5. The surgery weight was 230 and I am currently 14 months out and weigh 153.2. I am down a total of 92 lbs. I love the new me. I have more energy. The only regret I have is that I didn't do it sooner. I am so thankful I found Dr. Valenzuela, she is the best.

May – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

I have nothing but praise for Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I had my gastric sleeve done on March 16, 2015. My highest weight was 220, my surgery weight was 200, and my current weight is 143. 77 lbs. gone!!!! This definitely was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. She is the best!

Mayer, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:13:42+00:00

Mayer, Gastric Sleeve

I have nothing but praise for Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela. I had my gastric sleeve done on March 16, 2015. My highest weight was 220, my surgery weight was 200, and my current weight is 143. 77 lbs. gone!!!! This definitely was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. She is the best!

Betty – Gastric Sleeve by Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

I had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela on August 21 and I couldn't be any more thankful. She was so great and caring before and after surgery. I felt comfortable with her at all times. So far I'm down 38 lbs. since surgery a few weeks ago. That wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for her. The surgery went smoothly & had no complications whatsoever. l definitely recommend her 100%.

Betty, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:16:03+00:00

Betty, Gastric Sleeve

I had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela on August 21 and I couldn't be any more thankful. She was so great and caring before and after surgery. I felt comfortable with her at all times. So far I'm down 38lbs since surgery. That wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for her. The surgery went smoothly & had no complications whatsoever. l definitely recommend her 100%.

Michelle – Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is the best! I honestly picked her because she’s a woman and she’s had the gastric sleeve herself. She’s also been doing this the longest in Mexico as a woman. I love my results and I am so grateful and thankful that I didn’t stop when my family warned me and tried to talk me out of it. This was the best decision literally I made in my whole life.

Michelle, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:17:34+00:00

Michelle, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is the best! I honestly picked her because she’s a woman and she’s had the gastric sleeve herself. She’s also been doing this the longest in Mexico as a woman. I love my results and I am so grateful and thankful that I didn’t stop when my family warned me and tried to talk me out of it. This was the best decision literally I made in my whole life.

I haven’t been this happy in a very long time and I can’t thank her and her team enough

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was recommended to me by a previous patient. I loved the fact that she had the surgery herself and understands us as patients. When I met her before surgery I immediately felt at ease with her kind and gentle manner. I didn't have a lot of questions because I had been researching for so long. I am almost 9 months out and down 110 lbs. I haven't been this happy in a very long time and I can't thank her and her team enough. I wish I had done this a long time ago! She is just the best

Richard, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-03T23:21:27+00:00

Richard, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela was recommended to me by a previous patient. I loved the fact that she had the surgery herself and understands us as patients. When I met her before surgery I immediately felt at ease with her kind and gentle manner. I didn't have a lot of questions because I had been researching for so long. I am almost 9 months out and down 110 lbs. I haven't been this happy in a very long time and I can't thank her and her team enough. I wish I had done this a long time ago! She is just the best
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Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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Training & Memberships

  • World Endoscopic Surgery Congress: Assistant – 2012

  • Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Congress: Assistant – 2012

  • Gastric Sleeve Course: Tijuana Hospital Angeles – 2010

  • American College of Surgeons: Assistant of the 94th Annual F.A.C.S. – 2008

Dr Louisiana Valenzuela Before and After Bariatric Surgery with patient
Dr. Lousiana Valenzuela Sanchez - Gastric Sleeve Surgeon and Patient Herself
Dr Louisiana Valenzuela Before and After Bariatric Surgery