Are you uninsured or underinsured and unable to pay out-of-pocket for weight loss surgery? You have come to the right place. We will break down the cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico in comparison to the rest of the world.

Mexico Bariatric Center® has customized the most affordably priced all-inclusive packages for top-of-the-line gastric surgery procedures. We have negotiated costs of weight loss surgery in Mexico since 2002, locking in essential features and amenities without compromising medical standards.

Apply for Affordable Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico.

Low-Cost Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

The cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico is discounted up to 70% of the average price in the United States. We offer Gastric Sleeve, RNY Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Balloon, and Revision Surgeries. All packages include everything except your airfare. With Mexico Bariatric Center, our prices include everything listed below.

Our flat-rate price for bariatric surgery covers the following:

Ground transport to and from San Diego, your pre-operative lab work, physical, pre-operative one hotel night, your hospital stay (two / three nights), post-op x-ray, one night of a post-operative hotel (w/ physician visit), post-surgery medications, nutritionist, and support group.

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability. *Prices are subject to change. Prices range based on the surgeon you choose and your health history.

Welight Loss Surgery Costs and Pricing Table

Affordable Gastric Sleeve Pricing starting at $4,595

The average cost of gastric sleeve surgery can range from $10,000 to $20,000 in the United States. Our best value self-pay pricing starting from $4,595 and your companion accompanies you at NO CHARGE except for the hotel stay while you are in hospital.

Gastric sleeve pricing includes;

  • Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
  • Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
  • Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
  • Hospital Stay & Fees (two nights)
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Fees
  • Telephone to Call the U.S.

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Costs
Gastric Bypass Surgery Costs 5,995

Affordable Gastric Bypass Pricing starting at $5,995

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the second most popular bariatric surgery worldwide which costs range from $15,500 to $30,000 in the United States. We provide the same surgery starting at a low price of $5,995 in Mexico (Mini gastric bypass also).

Gastric bypass pricing includes;

  • Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
  • Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
  • Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
  • Hospital Stay & Fees (three nights)
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Fees
  • Telephone to Call the U.S.

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability.

Affordable Gastric Balloon Pricing starting at $3,695

The average cost of Gastric Balloon can cost $9,000 to $14,000 in the United States. Having the endoscopic, non-surgical procedure in Mexico will be an inexpensive alternative, $3,695, and the entire amenities listed below are all included in the package. We offer both the Orbera and Spatz3 Gastric Balloon procedure.

Gastric balloon pricing includes;

  • Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
  • Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
  • Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
  • Hospital Fees
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon Fees
  • Telephone to Call the U.S.

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability.

Gastric Balloon Costs - Mexico Bariatric Center
Duodenal Switch Costs - Mexico Bariatric Center

Affordable Duodenal Switch Pricing starting at $6,995

The average cost of Bariatric Revision Surgery can cost $20,000 to $30,000 in the United States. Having the surgery performed in Mexico will be an inexpensive alternative, $5,900, and the entire amenities listed below are all included in the package.

  • Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
  • Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
  • Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
  • Hospital Stay & Fees (three nights)
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Fees
  • Telephone to Call the U.S.

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability.

Affordable Revision Surgery Pricing starting at $5,145+

The average cost of bariatric surgery revision can cost $20,000 to $30,000 in the United States. Having the surgery performed in Mexico will be an inexpensive alternative, $5,900, and the entire amenities listed below are all included in the package.

  • Pre-Operation Tests (lab work, blood test, eval.)
  • Antibiotics, Pain, and Take-Home Medication
  • Pre-Op (one night) and Post-Op (one night) Hotel Stay
  • Hospital Stay & Fees (two or three nights)
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Fees
  • Telephone to Call the U.S.

Revision Surgery Procedures

Save your date for $350 down. Call 855.768.7247 to check availability.

Revision Surgery Costs $5,145 Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve

Why is Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico So Much Cheaper?

First world countries, like the United States or Canada, are 4 to 5 times the costs for weight loss surgery compared to countries of lower economic class, like Mexico. In the U.S. for example, the price of bariatric gastric sleeve surgery is a minimum of $14,000.

All Inclusive Bariatric Services - Weight Loss Surgery Costs and Pricing

This huge price difference is due to factors like medical regulations, safety standards, health codes, surgical equipment, hospital protocol, barriers to entry, average salary – which all have an impact on the price for patients.

This does not mean it is safer, or better, to have weight loss surgery in the United States. All it means is that regulation is enforced, so there is always a minimum standard for bariatric surgeries to follow. In Mexico, there are some facilities and surgeons who meet or exceed U.S. healthcare standards. But there is also a majority who do not come close and have a price that reflects it’s standards in place.

Why is Mexico Medical Costs Lower?

  • Lower Cost of Living results in lower salaries for surgeons as well as staff.

    • Mexico cost of living index: 34.77 (similar to Delhi cost of living index: 27.33)
    • New York cost of living index = 100
  • Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) in Mexico is 10% of monthly salary.

    • Mexico: $575.76.
    • New York: 5744.11 (+897.66 %)
  • Value of Currency: The Mexican peso (currency) holds significantly less value to the US dollar.
  • Higher Volume Medical Facilities: Hospitals and doctors offering specialized services in a higher volume that results in lower expenses and prices.

  • Fewer Malpractice Lawsuits: Malpractice insurance costs are significantly lower in Mexico as patients are not encouraged to file a lawsuit.
  • Lower Barriers to Entry: Stiff competition in Mexico medical tourism companies offering bariatric surgeries

  • Less Administration: Patient and paperwork requirements are much lower in Mexico.

Why Choose Affordable Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery?

We offer a state-of-the-art hospital and top-rated hotel accommodations in Tijuana. Only minutes away from the US border and the San Diego airport, Mi Doctor hospital is one of the newest high-tech hospitals in Tijuana.

Weight Loss Surgery Costs and Pricing in Mexico Bariatric Center

We employ our own private night nurse to assist you and assure 24-hour care during your stay at the hospital. Our goal is to provide the best surgical experience and make that experience safe and comfortable for you — and at the lowest possible cost.

If you do not have insurance coverage and cannot afford to undergo weight loss surgery, then don’t worry. Mexico Bariatric Center’s weight loss operation solutions are within reach and offer the best patient care, optimal outcomes, as well as complete aftercare support.

Tijuana, Mexico for bariatric surgery not only can save you thousands of dollars but will lead to better results from our certified hospital as well as highly experienced and academically trained surgeons.

Contact the MBC family today to get pricing!

Financing Options for Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Medical Tourism Payment Options

Medical tourism is a rapidly growing industry – hospitals and doctors in countries like Mexico are geared to offer excellent healthcare at affordable prices.

Tijuana, Mexico is so close to the U.S. border and is becoming a major hub for bariatric surgery as well as plastics. Patients crossing the border to seek surgical treatment can avoid long waits and save money, about 50% to 70%.

Mexico Bariatric Center helps thousands of medical tourists every year achieve fast, long-term weight loss. We have several different payment options that include credit cards, money orders, bank transfer, and affordable financing options.

Cost of Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico vs. Other Countries

Medical Travelers need to do their research and make sure the facility they are choosing has all the right combinations as most bariatric providers do not offer the same level of service. Check out the 8 factors to consider when shopping for bariatric surgery in Mexico!

DestinationSleeveBypass
Mexico$4,595$5,795
India$10,000$11,000
Thailand$11,000$12,000
Costa Rica$10,000$13,000
Austrilia$14,000$16,000
Canada$18,000$24,000
United States$19,000$25,000

+Estimates of the average cost of weight loss surgery for the most common bariatric procedures based on Geographical Location.

Obesity Epidemic and Bariatrics

Obesity-related health problems result in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.1 In the United States alone, people are spending more than 60 billion dollars every year on trendy exercise equipment, yo-yo diet programs, and other techniques to lose weight.

Unfortunately, these weight-loss strategies aren’t working for a majority of people who battle with obesity every day. Bariatric and metabolic procedures are proven to help patients overcome obesity and it’s related diseases. They significantly improve or even cure health problems like type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, knee and back problems, depression, heart disease, and cancer.

Gastric surgery also improves your overall health, quality of life, and prolonging life expectancy.

Reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D. September 2018

Edited by Ron Elli, Ph.D. Feb 2020