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 compared to the rest of the world.

Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) has customized the most affordable, all-inclusive packages for top-of-the-line gastric surgery procedures. We have negotiated the costs of weight loss surgery in Mexico since 2012, 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 or VSG, RNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Balloon, Endoscopic Sleeve, 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 hotel night stay, post-op x-ray, post-surgery medications, nutritionist, support group, and optional medical tourism insurance coverage.

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.

Weight Loss Surgery Costs and Pricing Comparison 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 starts from $4,595, and your companion accompanies you at NO CHARGE except for the hotel stay while you are in the 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)
  • Hospital Stay & Fees (two nights)
  • Nutritionist Program & Post-Op Care
  • Private Transportation Airport / Hotel / Hospital
  • Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Fees
  • Optional Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

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, costing from $15,500 to $30,000 in the United States. We provide the same surgery starting at a fair price of $5,995 in Mexico (Mini gastric bypass).

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
  • Optional Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

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
  • Optional Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

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

Gastric Balloon Costs - Mexico Bariatric Center
Affordable Duodenal Switch Surgery Costs in Mexico - $7,995

Affordable Duodenal Switch Pricing starting at $7,995

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
  • Optional Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

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
  • Optional Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

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, and average salary – which all impact patient prices.

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 its 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 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 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 can save you thousands of dollars and will lead to better results from our certified hospital and highly experienced and academically trained surgeons.

Contact the MBC family today to get transparent 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 fair prices.

Tijuana, Mexico, is close to the U.S. border and becoming a major bariatric surgery and plastics hub. 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 achieve fast, long-term weight loss yearly. We have several payment options, including credit cards, money orders, bank transfers, Zelle, and inexpensive financing options.

Cost of Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico vs. Other Countries

Medical Travelers need to research and ensure the facility they choose 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 spend more than 60 billion dollars yearly on trendy exercise equipment, yo-yo diet programs, and other techniques to lose weight.

Unfortunately,  weight-loss strategies such as regimes, exercise, and drugs aren’t working for a majority of people who battle obesity every day. Bariatric and metabolic procedures are proven to help patients overcome obesity and its comorbid conditions. These surgical interventions significantly improve or even cure health problems like type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, knee and back problems, depression, heart disease, and cancer.

The direct, indirect, and personal costs of obesity are exponentially more than the price of weight loss surgery. Gastrointestinal surgery saves money, improves overall health and quality of life, and prolongs life expectancy.

Mexico Bariatric Center is the number one operator in Tijuana and Guadalajara, offering a wide array of laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. MBC is your connection to a healthy you!

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

Edited by Ron Elli, Ph.D. Dec 2022