Our Patient Process and Travel Itinerary

Your journey has officially started! Here is all the information about our patient process, surgeons, and much more.

Steps to Scheduling Your Surgery Date

3 easy steps to being approved for surgery, given a final quote, and scheduling your appointment. If you have any questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact our amazing patient coordinators at 855-768-7247.

Preparing for Your Surgery Date

Your Journey to Weight Loss Success Starts Here

Keep in touch with your coordinator if you have any changes in your medications, health status, travel plans, and any questions or concerns. Your coordinator will be happy to assist you in any way they can to assure that you are very prepared for your procedure.

Documents Needed Before You Travel

Have Your Documents Ready: Do take this time before your surgery date to make sure your Valid Passports (book or card) are up-to-date. We ask that you submit the following documents to complete your file;

  1. Complete the Consent Form AND the COVID Consent Form
  2. Upload Copy of Passport (Unless you have spoken to your Patient Coordinator and have arranged a different form of Identification)
  3. Upload Copy of Flight Itinerary *Arrival Time: Before 12:00 PM (noon) . Departure Time: After 2:00 PM.
  4. Upload Proof of Final Payment (14 days prior)
Travel to Tijuana Mexico for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric Specialized Hospital at Mexico Bariatric Center

Documents Needed During Travel

  • Valid Passport OR Drivers License AND Birth Certificate (ONLY if you have permission from your patient coordinator.)
  • Cashier’s Check or Final Payment (Depending on which payment method you choose)

To reduce any border crossing delay, you can also bring a piece of mail and/or a bill that can help verify your Name and Address

Learn more about Passport Requirements

What to Bring for Your Trip

Packing List: Pack lightly, and make sure that any laptops, notepads, or electronic devices are in travel cases with your name clearly on them. The hotel and hospital have the standard US outlets, free wi-fi, and free phone while at the hospital.

Make sure to pack a loose, comfy nightshirt, the role of medical tape, gauze, or larger bandages for sensitive skin, also a soft “sports bra” and take any medications you take on a regular basis with you in the original prescription bottles. It is not necessary to bring any drinks or foods with you to Tijuana; you can buy any sports drinks or juices once you arrive at the hotel.

Check out our Patient Recommended Packing List

What to Bring to Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery at Mexico Bariatric Center

Travel Itinerary for Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Patients flying to Tijuana, Mexico for bariatric surgery
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Pre-Op with Patient - Hospital Mi Doctor
Patient Before and After in Hospital with Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez
Hospital Mi Doctor in Tijuana Mexico - Mexico Bariatric Surgical Center
COVID-19 Nurse with Personal Protective Equipement - Mexico Bariatric Center

Post-Op Diet (Back at Home)

We recommend patients to take 2 to 3 weeks off work (total starting from surgery day) for gastric sleeve. Although, for most patients it can be a lot less time. It all depends on how you feel. Please let us know if you need paperwork signed for medical leave from work!

A good rule of thumb for the post-op diet, starting from your surgery day;

  • Phase One (5 to 7 days): 1st week continues clear liquids
  • Phase Two ( 7 to 14 days): 2nd week add thick liquids to your diet.
  • Phase Three (14 to 21 days): 3rd week adds pureed foods and soft solids to your diet
  • Phase Four (21+ Days): 4th week add solid foods. Go slow when starting on solid foods again, remember you are trying to give your tummy time to heal and let the swelling go down.

Restart your medications as instructed by the doctors. If you are diabetic and use insulin, you may have to adjust the amounts as your dietary needs have changed. *Make sure to sip 64 ounces of clear fluids (like water) all day long.

Make sure to discuss with the doctor when to start daily vitamins, Hair, Skin & Nails (biotin), calcium chews, and sublingual B-12. Your stomach may be rumbly for several weeks!! Refer to the post-op diet plan for which foods to incorporate back into your diet.

If you have any questions regarding your post-op diet you can email them to the Mexico Bariatric Center, Dietitian/Nutritionist who can be found here. Any medical questions should be directed to the doctor or their assistants. Your patient coordinator can assist you in sending your questions to the physician. Finally, make sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care doctor within ten days of returning home.

Mexico Bariatric Center® is a U.S. Based Corporation started in 2012. Three of our surgeons are board-certified in bariatric and metabolic surgery – which is more than any other provider. Mexico Bariatric Center has performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries. That is the difference – giving the guaranteed lowest price for the highest-quality weight loss surgery package.

Our all-inclusive gastric bypass surgery package includes;

  • Starting at $4,795*
  • Ground Transportation
  • Accredited Hospital (2 nights)
  • Board Certified Surgeons
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment
  • Anesthesiologist and Nurses
  • 4 Star Hotel (2-3 nights)
  • Aftercare Nutritionist and Support
  • No Hidden Costs

For Gastric Sleeve Surgery, here is you’re 5-Day Itinerary!

Day 1: Fly to San Diego. One of our Private Drivers will be waiting. 20 minute drive across the border to our facility. Get Pre-Op Testing. Sleep at Hyatt Hotel (few minute drive from our hospital.)

Day 2: Surgery Day! Stay the Night in Hospital.

Day 3: Recover in Hospital. Post-op testing and recovering. (For other surgeries you will stay one extra night at the Hospital.

Day: 4: Get released from hospital and we take you back to the hotel. Sleep at the Hyatt.

Day 5: Fly Home!

Step 1: Submit Health Questionnaire to get approved!

Step 2: Pick Surgery Date

Step 3: Make $350 Deposit

Mexico Bariatric Center operates at Hospital Mi Doctor, translated to ‘My Doctor Hospital’. Our hospital is both bariatric-specialized and full-service making it one of the best in Mexico for weight loss surgery.

All of our patients stay at the Hyatt Hotel in Baja California Tijuana. The Hyatt is a beautiful hotel in a lovely, safe region of Tijuana, Mexico. With an arrangement of shopping, corporate workplaces, restorative practices, and exciting entertainment– all just a short walk away.

To achieve the highest patient care possible, Mexico Bariatric Center offers the best bariatric surgeons who have shown impeccable care and understanding and unparalleled medical expertise. Each of our surgeons prides themselves on delivering the highest success rates, lowest complication rates while providing an affordable option.

World-Renown Surgeons

Surgeon’s experience and surgical technique matters. Collectively, our surgeons have performed over 10,000 successful bariatric surgeries. Trained and/or certified in the U.S. and are the well-known around the world.

Excellent Patient Care

Mexico Bariatric Center has patient care that is among the highest-rated and recommended in all of Mexico. There is a reason why we’re named the #1 bariatric provider based on reputation and trust.

Complete Support

Our surgeons and staff at Mexico Bariatric Center exclusively specialize in weight loss surgery in Mexico. The stories are incredible and the price is affordable. Pick your surgeon now by contacting us!