Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico for Affordable Bariatric Surgery
Tijuana is one of the most popular destinations for bariatric surgery in North America and around the world. As the largest Mexican city in Baja California, Tijuana is recognized as a major stop for medical tourists. Traveling to Tijuana is a short trip across the U.S./Mexico border, where the Mexico Bariatric Center’s hospital facilities and hotel accommodations are located.
Mexico Bariatric Center® uses A+ grade board-certified surgeons, well-equipped hospitals (according to International standards of excellence), and luxury hotels in Tijuana, Mexico. We hope to make this experience as smooth as possible. Whether you are traveling from the United States, Canada, Europe, or New Zealand – here is the guide to traveling to Mexico for weight loss surgery.
Here is the Travel Itinerary for gastric sleeve surgery. For gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and some revision procedures you will stay an extra night in the hospital.
San Diego International Airport
We will pick you up outside of baggage claim at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Formerly known as Lindbergh Field, San Diego International is a small airport located northwest of Downtown San Diego that has three terminals:
Terminal 1 Airlines – Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines
Terminal 2 Airlines – American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines (and Delta Connection from Salt Lake City), JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines (Terminal 2 East), Sun Country Airlines, Allegiant, US Airways, Mesa Airlines, Virgin America, Volaris, WestJet, British Airways, Air Canada, Japan Airlines
Commuter Terminal – American Eagle (Los Angeles), SeaPort Airlines, SkyWest Airlines (Los Angeles), United Express (Los Angeles)
Our driver will drive you across the newly renovated San Ysidro port of entry to Tijuana. You can check out bordertraffic.com to view the border traffic live at all of the different entry points in Mexico. We use the medical lane (also known as Fastlane or fast pass) for quick entry and exit through Mexico.
To Mexico and Back, Our Staff is Here to Help
Karla has been the head of our Patient Coordination in Tijuana, Mexico since 2014. From the second you arrive until the second you depart, Karla will be there to help you. You will be greeted at the hotel and will be informed about your stay and the time of your next day’s hospital arrival.
All of our patient advocates are very familiar with bariatric surgery patients. Anely is a caring patient advocate in the hospital, helping Karla serve our patients with hospitality. The MBC staff in the Mexican city of Tijuana is extremely friendly, and they are working hard to make your experience on this journey memorable!
Here’s Some of What We Provide to You, Our Patient
Meet Our Experienced Drivers
MBC’s professional drivers are bi-lingual drivers who pick you up on the American side (San Diego) and transport you to (Tijuana). Your private driver will contact you one day before your arrival date to arrange for your pickup in San Diego.
San Diego Pickup: Willie, Victor, and Adriana
Tijuana Transportation: Ricardo and his team
In Tijuana, transportation is done by Ricardo’s team of courteous drivers who go in between the hotel and the hospital.
Staying in San Diego
If you want to stay an extra night before surgery, we recommend patients stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites in San Diego, California. This is completely optional.
If you arrive late at night or your departure is early in the morning, you can book with the Hampton Inn San Diego airport, located blocks from the San Diego International Airport. Get a discounted rate as a Mexico Bariatric Center patient.
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=SANLBHX&corporateCode=0003004696
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Liberty Station
Company Name: Mexico Bariatric Center
Corporate Code: 0003004696
Another option is the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, a four-star hotel with incredible views of the marina and ocean. Located a few blocks from the San Diego International Airport.