Duodenal Switch Surgery Costs

Duodenal Switch Surgery cost between $25,000 and $38,000 on average in the United States and other parts of the world. The price is significantly lower at surgery centers in Mexico, where the level of patient care and safety standards are rising.

This weight loss procedure is extremely effective for morbidly obese patients (super high BMI) because it utilizes both restriction and malabsorption. This is achieved by altering the gastrointestinal tract.

The cost of undergoing duodenal switch in Mexico starts at $6,995 at Mexico Bariatric Center  – saving patients roughly about 78% compared to the United States. Start by filling out a health questionnaire to recieve an exact quote for this weight loss operation.

Cost of Duodenal Switch Surgery

How Much is Duodenal Switch in Mexico vs Other Countries?



Costa Rica$14,000
United States$32,000

Additional Costs Required for Duodenal Switch Patients

Keep in mind that a lifetime regimen of vitamins and supplements are extremely important to take daily and can cost approximately $100 per month following surgery. These costs are frequently offset, however, by the fact that individuals undergoing a duodenal switch commonly has lower overall prescription, medication, and food costs.

Additional benefits of duodenal switch surgery is reducing the symptoms and damage related to obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Severely obese individuals frequently struggle with these chronic illnesses.

Affordable Duodenal Switch Surgery Packages in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric Center offers All Inclusive Out-the-Door Duodenal Switch packages that include transportation from San Diego Airport to MBC facilities in Tijuana, Mexico, in-town transportation, 2 nights accommodations in 4.5-star hotel, 3 nights hospital stay, pre-op and post-op tests, surgery cost, with nutrition support at affordable prices.

What is included in duodenal switch cost in Mexico?

All of our cost-effective weight loss packages include just about everything you need except airfare. Our all-inclusive package includes;

  • Hospital Stay – 3 Nights
  • 4-Star Hotel Stay, 2 Nights (Not Recovery House)
  • Surgeon and Hospital Fees
  • Surgery & Anesthesia
  • Bariatric Hospital w/ Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Private Transportation
  • Nutritionist Consultation (Pre/Post-Op)
  • Follow-up Aftercare Support
  • Post-Operative Test (3 Leak Tests & Drain)
  • Skilled & Experienced & Certified & Dedicated Bariatric Surgeons
  • Pre & Post-Op Medication
  • Companion at No Charge

Duodenal Surgery Insurance Coverage

Duodenal switch surgery is a surgical intervention for morbid obesity that offers treatment that often cannot be obtained by other means. It is for this reason that numerous health insurance companies may cover the procedure costs if a candidate meets the nationally accepted criteria.

Following a consultation with a bariatric surgeon, the doctor will commonly prepare a “Letter of Necessity” for the candidate’s insurance company. This document outlines the necessity for medical intervention. The insurance company will make a determination of eligibility based on this information. This process is called pre-certification or pre-authorization. The time frame involved in this process varies widely among insurance companies. Confirmation of a pre-authorization clears the way to proceed with the surgery.

Medical financing options are also an alternative for patients that want to take advantage of price breaks available in locations such as Mexico.

About Duodenal Switch and How it Works

The Duodenal Switch is also known sometimes as Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) and its variation SADI/S. The duodenal switch procedure involves the removal of a portion of the stomach, and the left “sleeve”-like stomach is attached to the final section of the small intestine. Patients can anticipate the possibility of experiencing a 60 to 80 percent total weight loss following this duodenal switch surgery.

The post-op diet is more strict because of the strict malabsorption component. Patients can expect very little food to be digested because of the significant portion of intestinal bypass.

Nicola Scorpinaro, an Italian physician, is credited with founding the Biliopancreatic Diversion procedure more than forty years ago. Dr. Douglass Hess perfected the method in 1989 to reduce many of the complications associated with the version created by Scopinaro. It was in 2006 that duodenal switch surgery gained approval to be performed within the United States.


Duodenal Switch Surgery Schematic - Mexico Bariatric Center