Obesity is an increasing pandemic that kills 1 in 5 people worldwide. It has wreaked havoc in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or more. It is estimated that being overweight increases the death rate caused by cancer 2-fold, cardiovascular disease 4-fold, and COVID-19 10-fold. However, if you are morbidly obese, you have a 6X to 12X higher mortality rate from related comorbidities than non-obese individuals.1

Bariatric surgeries, such as gastric sleeve & RNY gastric bypass, restrict the food intake and reduce the Ghrelin hunger hormone levels to increase the body’s sensitivity to Leptin and Insulin.

If you’re not losing weight with diet, exercise, or pharmaceuticals, you can achieve sustainable weight loss with low-cost bariatric surgery in Mexico. Mexico Bariatric Center® has helped over 17,000 patients transform their lives since 2012. We offer laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures in our top-tier hospital facility just minutes across the border and San Diego airport with some of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico.

Health Benefits of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Your Mexico Bariatric Surgery Choices

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Gastric Sleeve (VSG)

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Gastric Bypass (RNY)

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Mini Gastric Bypass

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Duodenal Switch

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Gastric Balloon

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Gastric Banding

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Revision Surgery

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All Procedures

How Bariatric Surgery Helps

As with every type of gastric surgery, the patients’ overall quality of life improves significantly. A great deal of excess weight is lost, and patients experience the resolution of many life-threatening co-morbidities, improved appearance, social opportunities, and economic opportunities.

Bariatric surgery benefits are also known to significantly improve obesity-related health issues, such as hypertension, diabetes type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular conditions, and underlying risk factor of viruses like COIVD-19.

Understanding Your Weight Loss Options

Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), also known as VSG, is a simple method of removing up to 85% of the stomach. This procedure uses restriction as the main component of weight loss. The patient expects to feel drastically less hungry throughout the day.

  • According to an NCBI study, the average excess weight loss was 82% within the first year.
  • Short recovery time – back at work within 1-2 weeks or less.
  • Stomach size significantly reduced, less hunger.

Variations of classical sleeve surgery, such as mini-sleeve and endo-sleeve, are becoming popular as well.

Gastric Bypass Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

RNY Gastric Bypass forms a new, small stomach pouch while keeping the stomach in place. A portion of the small intestines are bypassed which causes fewer calories to be absorbed into the body.

  • Average 73% excess weight loss within first year.
  • Likely to improve diabetes, high blood pressure, & sleep apnea.
  • New stomach formed and anatomy altered.

Duodenal Switch Surgery - Mexico Bariatric Center

Bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) removes a large portion of the stomach, leaving behind a sleeve-shaped stomach. This smaller stomach is “switched” within the small intestines to the last 40% of the intestines limiting absorption of calories.

  • Highest expected weight loss, up to 80% excess weight loss in first year.
  • Highest reduction of obesity-related health problems.
  • Strict vitamin schedule required for life.

Gastric Balloon - Mexico Bariatric Center

Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical procedure that places a balloon in the stomach. It is inflated and stays in the stomach from 6 to 12 months. The gastric balloon helps patients lose on average 20 to 40+ pounds.

  • The balloon is inserted orally into your stomach in a fast and efficient manner.
  • Mild procedure that many can go home the same day.
  • Lose 20 to 40 pounds on average.


Mexico Bariatric Center works with surgeons the have expertise to revise outdated, unsuccessful or botched previous bariatric surgeries, such as Lap Band®, Gastric Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, VBG, and more.

  • Gastric sleeve revisional surgery.
  • Revise or reverse failed Gastric Bypass procedures.
  • Easily revise Lap-Band to gastric sleeve or bypass.

Types of Bariatric Procedures We Specialize In

Mexico Bariatric Center works with a major accredited private hospital specializing in bariatric weight loss surgery. We also have some of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico who are double board-certified and sought after by patients worldwide. Procedures we offer include surgical and non-surgical:

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Since we’ve started, we’ve always maintained on the cutting edge of the weight loss industry. Our surgeons perform each procedure with the most innovative equipment and non-invasive bariatric technology.

It’s been our mission to guide you through this process with ease. We can help you as we have helped hundreds get their life back. Just get started by contacting us today!

Mexico Bariatric Center has been offering quality & affordable weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico since 2012. Our all-inclusive, out-the-door packages cover:

  1. Hospital stay
  2. 2-night hotel stay
  3. Ground transportation
  4. Medical fees
  5. Surgeon fees
  6. Pre-op/post-op tests
  7. Medications
  8. Companion
  9. Nutrition support
  10. After-care support

It also includes coordinating everything from A-Z. Then only exception is the airfare costs to/from San Diego.

Total Number of Bariatric Surgeries Performed Over the Years - Weight Loss Surgery Obesity Treatment Statistics

Bariatric Surgery Statistics for Obesity Treatment

"Cut Gut" operation has grown substantially as a fast and long-term treatment option for obesity. In fact, the total number of procedures performed in 2018 is estimated at 252,000. With numbers at an all-time high, it is a proven weight loss tool that will continue to fight the obesity epidemic.

With the staggering number of operations every year, Mexico is becoming a prominent location for less expensive medical services. Roughly one million Americans cross the border every year for healthcare which includes weight loss surgery.

On average, patients can expect 40% to 70% savings on these treatments by crossing the border to Mexico. As the figures grow in regards to people traveling to Mexico for affordable treatment options, the quality of patient care, surgical standards, and certified surgeons are in demand.

Popularity of Weight Loss Procedures

The Lap Band is known to have long-term complications, noting the decrease since 2018. More and more patients are choosing sleeve gastrectomy because of its substantial weight loss, low complication rate, and the ability for revision surgery.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is considered a primary bariatric procedure and is increasingly being offered worldwide - estimated at about 61.4% of all weight loss surgeries performed. Unlike some other weight loss procedures such as gastric balloon or lap band, the gastric sleeve is not reversible.

This makes it a lifelong commitment and diet to give the best chance of long-term success. The gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically with a few days hospital stay and a recovery time of typically 2-3 weeks.

If you have had problems losing weight in the past and ready to make a change, get started by filling out the Healthcare Questionnaire.

Source: ASMBS Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers

Total Bariatric Surgeries Performed from 2011 to 2018 - Gastric Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, Lap Band, Gastric Balloon, and Revision Statistics