Dr Miguel Montalvalo - Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico
5 Star Rating - Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Ratings - Mexico Bariatric Center

5 Star Rating out of 11 Reviews

As a specialized Tijuana bariatric surgeon, Dr. Miguel Montalvo has received exceptional education and training. Dr. Montalvo has cutting-edge surgery experience having performed around 2,000 successful bariatric surgeries. He worked as one of the head surgeons for the recently closed Mexico weight loss surgery provider, “A Lighter Me (ALM)”.

  • Mexican Counsel of General Surgery

  • XXXVI International Congress of General Surgeons

  • Performed over 2,000 Bariatric Surgeries

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

  • Mexican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MSMBS)

  • General Surgery Mexican Association

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Dr. Miguel Montalvo – Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Lucero is a bariatric surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, and experienced in all bariatric procedures, including Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Mini Gastric Bypass, and a variety of high-level Revision Surgeries. Dr. Miguel Montalvo received his medical training from the distinguished and widely-known Faculty of Medicine of the Baja California State University.

He is Certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery and an active member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders since 2016; Mexican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MSMBS) since 2016 as well as General Surgery Mexican Association.

Dr. Montalvo’s resume speaks volumes, not to mention his portfolio of 5-star reviews and patient testimonials and videos.

dr miguel montalvo bariatric surgery - COVID-19 - Mexico Bariatric Center

Made it back home today. Dr. Montalvo was phenomenal!

Made it back home today from gastric sleeve surgery on July 24th. Dr. Montalvo was phenomenal! I have no pain & you can barely see my incisions. Wonderful bedside manners also.

Tiffany, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2020-08-14T22:10:54+00:00

Tiffany, Gastric Sleeve

Made it back home today from gastric sleeve surgery on July 24th. Dr. Montalvo was phenomenal! I have no pain & you can barely see my incisions. Wonderful bedside manners also.

Honie – Gastric Sleeve Testimonial, July 2020

Dr. Miguel Montalvo was absolutely amazing. He had great bedside and took the time to answer my questions before and after surgery. Every coordinator I worked with- Leili, Juan, and Karla- were all so sweet and really put my fears to rest. You just gotta trust the process right from the start.

Honie, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-07-21T23:53:16+00:00

Honie, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Miguel Montalvo was absolutely amazing. He had great bedside and took the time to answer my questions before and after surgery. Every coordinator I worked with- Leili, Juan, and Karla- were all so sweet and really put my fears to rest. You just gotta trust the process right from the start.

Sleeved July 20th with Montalvo, and never felt like I had major surgery

Sleeved July 20th with Montalvo, and never felt like I had major surgery. He will answer any questions you have. If you have asked the others - ask him he will verify and make it easy to understand.

Julie, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T23:24:03+00:00

Julie, Gastric Sleeve

Sleeved July 20th with Montalvo, and never felt like I had major surgery. He will answer any questions you have. If you have asked the others - ask him he will verify and make it easy to understand.

My surgeon was great, very supportive, answered all my questions, and honestly made me feel safe!

Wednesday I had surgery with Mexico Bariatric Center. It went so much better than I anticipated. My surgeon was great, very supportive, answered all my questions, and honestly made me feel safe!

Eileen, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T23:06:33+00:00

Eileen, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Wednesday I had surgery with Mexico Bariatric Center. It went so much better than I anticipated. My surgeon was great, very supportive, answered all my questions, and honestly made me feel safe!

Hubs and I had Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Hubs and I had Dr. Miguel Montalvo this past Sunday on July 19th, 2020. He was awesome, so informative, and pretty easy on the eyes!

Lori and Husband, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T22:29:53+00:00

Lori and Husband, Gastric Sleeve

Hubs and I had Dr. Miguel Montalvo this past Sunday on July 19th, 2020. He was awesome, so informative, and pretty easy on the eyes!

Recovery has been so much easier than I had expected as well

I had VSG surgery with Dr. Montalvo on July 17th. He was excellent! Recovery has been so much easier than I had expected as well.

Dana, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T22:39:56+00:00

Dana, Gastric Sleeve

I had VSG surgery with him on the 17th. He was excellent! Recovery has been so much easier than I had expected as well.

He listened to me and answered all my questions

Yesterday I had a gastric sleeve with Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Miguel Montalvo was great! He listened to me and answered all my questions.

Tami, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T22:44:59+00:00

Tami, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Yesterday I had a gastric sleeve with Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Miguel Montalvo was great! He listened to me and answered all my questions.

Christina – Gastric Sleeve Surgery, July 2020

I had surgery with Dr. Montalvo today for my gastric sleeve surgery and he was GREAT! I had surgery with him today! He was amazing. His bedside manner is fabulous and doesn't make you feel rushed at all! I give him 5/5 stars. I entrusted him with my life and he was patient with me and explained everything in great detail. He was extremely calming to my nerves! This has gone way better than I worked up in my head.

Christina, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Montalvo

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-07-22T00:03:22+00:00

Christina, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Montalvo

I had Dr. Montalvo for my gastric sleeve surgery and he was great. I entrusted him with my life and he was patient with me and explained everything in great detail. He was extremely calming to my nerves and was an amazing surgeon.

Dr. Montalvo is amazing!

I had Dr. Montalvo on July 11th, 2020. He’s so kind! Did an amazing job! He will answer any questions you have. Could not have been more pleased with my experience.

Jessica, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T21:03:31+00:00

Jessica, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I had Dr. Montalvo on July 11th, 2020. He’s so kind! Did an amazing job! He will answer any questions you have. Could not have been more pleased with my experience.

Could not have been more pleased

I had Dr. Miguel Montalvo on the 11th of August. He’s so kind! Did an amazing job! He will answer any questions you have. Could not have been more pleased.

Mary, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-08-14T22:26:23+00:00

Mary, Gastric Sleeve

I had Dr. Miguel Montalvo on the 11th of August. He’s so kind! Did an amazing job! He will answer any questions you have. Could not have been more pleased.

Heath, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

I had Dr. Montalvo for my sleeve surgery on Friday (7/10/2020). He was great, very attentive, and open to questions.

Heath, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo on July 2020

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
5
2020-07-22T00:12:12+00:00

Heath, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo on July 2020

I had Dr. Montalvo for my sleeve surgery on Friday (7/10/2020). He was great, very attentive, and open to questions.
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Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
Dr Miguel Montalvo - Mexico Bariatric Surgery Center

About Dr. Miguel Montalvo

The physician surgeon, Montalvo, is very personable and makes patients feel comfortable with his calm demeanor and profound knowledge of the industry. He takes his time to address any and all questions and concerns. His surgical team of medical specialists go above and beyond to make sure you feel cared for and tended to for during this process. The entire team at Mexico Bariatric Center makes sure all comfort measures were taken and sincerity transversed regardless of any language or cultural barriers.

Dr. Miguel Montalvo has trained with truly world-renown surgeons including Elias Ortiz and the entire team of A Lighter Me. His training and skill surpass most bariatric surgeons in the world. With thousands of successful surgeries like his specialty, sleeve gastrectomy and rny gastric bypass, his level of expertise is top-level.

“This is my second time working with Dr. Montalvo💜💜 and I’m loving the hospitality and service. Never a disappointment when traveling here. Thanks a bunch Dr. Mike!” – Past Patient

Education of Dr. Montalvo

Training and Memberships

  • Surgery Instructor at Xochicalco University

  • Surgeon at Tijuana Social Security Mexican Institute

  • XXXVI International Congress of General Surgeons

Dr. Miguel Angel Montalvo Lucero - Board-Certification Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Miguel Montalvo’s Surgical Team

Dr. Miguel Diaz - Assistant Surgeon Mexico

Dr. Miguel Diaz, MD – Assistant Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Diaz is an Assistant Surgeon for Dr. Montalvo’s lead bariatric surgical team. He is highly trained and well established in Tijuana, working for bariatric agents like A Lighter Me before they shut down. Dr. Miguel Angel Diaz Mariscal, MD is a FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) attendee and obtained his general surgery from prestigious IMSS.

Dr. Nelson Varas - Anestesiologist Mexico

Dr. Nelson Varas, MD – Anesthesiologist

Dr. Nelson Varas is a highly qualified Tijuana-based Anesthesiologist who has practiced medicine for over a decade. While operating with Dr. Miguel Montalvo, he has developed high-caliber skills in patient care and safety standards. Nelson Gonzalo Varas Ravines, M.D is also trained and educated with IMSS Hospital General Regional, which is where many top-level doctors and specialists receive a degree in general surgery.

Dr. Bertin Angeles - Assistant Surgeon Mexico

Dr. Bertin Angeles – Assistant Surgeon

Dr. Bertin Angeles is another A Lighter Me associate who has grown in education and training over his career on Miguel Montalvo, MD surgical team. As a seasoned professional, Dr. Angeles has the expertise and skill to become a surgeon one day with his own bariatric team.

Dr. Esperanza Ruelas - Surgical Nurse Mexico

Dr. Esperanza Ruelas – Surgical Nurse

Dr. Esperanza Ruelas is a patient-focused nurse who is attentive and ethical with top-notch care for every single patient.  She advocates for the patient’s needs and is plays an important role in pre-surgery, during surgery, and post-surgery. With her compassion and expertise, Dr. Ruelas makes bariatric patients feel cared for throughout the entire surgical process with Dr. Miguel Montalvo.