Dr Miguel Montalvalo - Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico
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Dr. Miguel Montalvo

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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About Dr. Miguel Montalvo

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.

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Surgical Team at Mexico Bariatric Center in Tijuana

Bariatric Surgeries Performed

Dr. Montalvo is hard-working, friendly, and experienced when it comes to his specialty, Gastric Sleeve Surgery. He developed his skills working with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me before disbanding. Since then, he operates entirely with MBC to provide exceptional care and world-class results.

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Gastric Sleeve

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Gastric Sleeve Revision

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Gastric Bypass

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Revision Surgery

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Lap Band Revision

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Bariatric Surgery Mexico Bariatric Center

Dr. Montalvo’s Education and Expertise

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; the 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.

Why Choose Miguel Montalvo, MD?

As a young laparoscopic surgeon, Montalva is the up-and-coming Tijuana bariatric doctor in Tijuana. His surprisingly low complication rates reassure you that you’re in good hands. Dr. Miguel Montalvo will discuss options with his patients prior to surgery to make sure they know exactly what to expect moving forward. His surgical team is well equipped to care for each patient every step of the way.

Anne K. Before and After Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Reviews and Ratings

Experienced in gastric sleeve and lap-band revision surgeries, Dr. Montalvo has successfully helped thousands of patients through his talent, skill, and care.

Dr. Montalvo Review_Heather

“Almost 5 months update!
Sleeve by Dr. Montalvo at MBC in February 2021
SW:248 CW:175
Size 18/20 to 12
Made many mistakes, many stalls, got sick from trying things too soon, but SO happy with my progress so far! Thanks to MBC and Dr.Montalvo!!”

Heather E, Gastric Sleeve Surgery

“BEST DECISION EVER……??????❤️❤️
Thank you Dr. Montalvo and MBC?
Sleeved 7/2020 @ 190lbs
CW 130lbs”

Anna C, Gastric Sleeve Surgery
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“Thank you, Dr. Montalvo and MBC! I’m 3 months post-op, and I couldn’t be happier with my progress. #lifechanger I am starting to feel like myself again.
Sw 217
Cw 176”

Stephanie L, Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Dr. Miguel Angel Montalvo Lucero - Board-Certification Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Training & Memberships

Dr. V has accreditations and accolades to showcase her experience and expertise. These include;

  • Surgery Instructor at Xochicalco University

  • Surgeon at Tijuana Social Security Mexican Institute

  • XXXVI International Congress of General Surgeons

  • Attends the IFSO every year

  • Active Member of the Mexican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MSMBS), 2016–Present

  • Active Member of the General Surgery Mexican Association

  • Active Member of the Tijuana General Surgeons College

  • Certified by the Mexican Counsel of General Surgery

  • MGB/OABG, Mexican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, December 2016

  • Bariatric Surgery Upgrade Course, Mexican Association of General Surgeons, October 2015

  • Surgery Assistant of Dr. Elias Ortiz on many bariatric procedures, 2014 – Present

  • Resident Coordinator of General Surgery 2012-2013

  • XXXVI International Congress of General Surgeons, 2012

  • Lap band training course, 2009

Reviews and Ratings

Allison A, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo is incredibly skilled and friendly. I had a great experience with him and his team and I have not had complications and healed super quickly. He is also one of the doctors who work in the morning so we were some of the first on deck. I can’t speak highly enough of Montalvo! He’s fantastic!

Allison A, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-14T21:59:17+00:00

Allison A, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo is incredibly skilled and friendly. I had a great experience with him and his team and I have not had complications and healed super quickly. He is also one of the doctors who work in the morning so we were some of the first on deck. I can’t speak highly enough of Montalvo! He’s fantastic!

Tarynn W, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

I had Dr. Montalvo and had zero complications! I walked out of there feeling great! You’ll be in good hands!!

Tarynn W, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-14T22:11:23+00:00

Tarynn W, Gastric Sleeve

I had Dr. Montalvo and had zero complications! I walked out of there feeling great! You’ll be in good hands!!

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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.

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
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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.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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!

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
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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.

Karen H, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo, I cannot say enough good things. Best bedside manner ever!!! I'm 61 and recovered like a champ. Plus he does his incisions in a straight line instead of all willy nilly 

Karen H, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:31:08+00:00

Karen H, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo, I cannot say enough good things. Best bedside manner ever!!! I'm 61 and recovered like a champ. Plus he does his incisions in a straight line instead of all willy nilly 

Amberly G, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

I had Dr. Montalvo and he was absolutely amazing. Made me feel very comfortable. Answered all my questions and even came to check on us the next day a few times. Highly professional and didn't make me feel silly for being nervous.

Amberly, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:34:38+00:00

Amberly, Gastric Sleeve

I had Dr. Montalvo and he was absolutely amazing. Made me feel very comfortable. Answered all my questions and even came to check on us the next day a few times. Highly professional and didn't make me feel silly for being nervous.

Maya L, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

I did it y’all! Pain is minimal and I just know that I made the best decision! My experience so far has been phenomenal! Dr. Montalvo and his team are the BEST and they took excellent care of me.

10/10 experience! 

Maya L, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:37:54+00:00

Maya L, Gastric Sleeve

I did it y’all! Pain is minimal and I just know that I made the best decision! My experience so far has been phenomenal! Dr. Montalvo and his team are the BEST and they took excellent care of me. 10/10 experience! 

Brittany B, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo did my gastric sleeve in March and he did a great job! I have small, clean-cut incisions; I think they will be tiny scars. He came to see me before and after surgery in my hospital room. He answered all of my questions thoroughly (and without using medical jargon that I couldn't understand). On top of that, he was very kind and respectful.

Brittany B, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:40:16+00:00

Brittany B, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo did my gastric sleeve in March and he did a great job! I have small, clean-cut incisions; I think they will be tiny scars. He came to see me before and after surgery in my hospital room. He answered all of my questions thoroughly (and without using medical jargon that I couldn't understand). On top of that, he was very kind and respectful.

Sonrisa N, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

My surgery was in February and I've had no trouble at all! I'm losing weight slowly, but I already weighed 205 lbs. before the surgery. Dr. Montalvo was amazing!! I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Sonrisa N, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:44:30+00:00

Sonrisa N, Gastric Sleeve

My surgery was in February and I've had no trouble at all! I'm losing weight slowly, but I already weighed 205 lbs. before the surgery. Dr. Montalvo was amazing!! I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Erin M, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo was fantastic! I really felt well cared for by him! He checked in both pre and post-op. You are in very good hands!

Erin M, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:46:15+00:00

Erin M, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo was fantastic! I really felt well cared for by him! He checked in both pre and post-op. You are in very good hands!

Candy, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo is awesome! Saw him prior to and after surgery in October. Already down 83 lbs and feeling great! Had no problems and he was compassionate and so nice!!! You will love him!

Candy, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:49:31+00:00

Candy, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo is awesome! Saw him prior to and after surgery in October. Already down 83 lbs and feeling great! Had no problems and he was compassionate and so nice!!! You will love him!

Jessica V, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Montalvo’s so sweet and I’m happy I chose him to be my surgeon. He came in the morning before surgery and explained everything to me and asked if I had questions. Day after surgery, he came to see me and once again he explained how everything went and asked if I had questions. He didn’t seem to be in any hurry and wanted to make sure I was comfortable. Whoever Is thinking about having him, y’all will be in good hands. 4 days out and I’m feeling good! 

Jessica V, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:52:19+00:00

Jessica V, Gastric Sleeve

Montalvo’s so sweet and I’m happy I chose him to be my surgeon. He came in the morning before surgery and explained everything to me and asked if I had questions. Day after surgery, he came to see me and once again he explained how everything went and asked if I had questions. He didn’t seem to be in any hurry and wanted to make sure I was comfortable. Whoever Is thinking about having him, y’all will be in good hands. 4 days out and I’m feeling good! 

Fernando R, Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr. Montalvo is an awesome, super nice guy. All the nurses and the people at the hospital, the drivers who were great. Thanks to all the people at MBC!!!

Fernando R, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico
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2021-07-13T23:56:00+00:00

Fernando R, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Montalvo is an awesome, super nice guy. All the nurses and the people at the hospital, the drivers who were great. Thanks to all the people at MBC!!!
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Dr. Miguel Montalvo Reviews, Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

About Dr. Miguel Montalvo

Dr Miguel Montalvo - Mexico Bariatric Surgery Center

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 goes above and beyond to make sure you feel cared for and tended to 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.

“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

Dr. Montalvo with Female Bariatric Patient at Mexico Bariatric Center
Dr. Montalvo with Male Bariatric Patient at Mexico Bariatric Center
Dr. Montalvo with Bariatric Surgery Patient at Hospital - Mexico Bariatric Center

Education of Dr. Montalvo

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.