Why Choose Mexico Bariatric Center for Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Mexico Bariatric CenterMexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is a dedicated center for bariatrics, with an additional focus on postoperative patient care. Our certified surgical center is located in Tijuana, Mexico, just near San Diego, California. MBC works with top board-certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico with their professional and skilled surgical teams.

Our purpose is to provide individuals with a safe and affordable option when they cannot affordably undergo bariatric surgery within their home country. MBC has helped thousands of patients who travel from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Newzealand and around the world to meet with their specialized staff.

With the rising numbers in obesity rates in the U.S. (almost half of U.S. Population is affected by obesity) and across the globe, it is becoming more and more common that bariatric surgery is selected as a tool for long-term weight loss. Click here to view recent obesity statistics.

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Here are top 16 reasons why Mexico Bariatric Center is #1 in Medical Tourism Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico:

1 – Personalized Care

MBC Personalized CareMexico Bariatric Center patients get assigned to our 100% U.S. based Patient Coordinators (PC) as their case managers. MBC patient coordinators are caring and knowledgeable about bariatric surgery as they have surgery themselves and have years of experience in this field. Patient coordinators hold patients hand throughout the process from A to Z.

2 – Board Certified Bariatric Surgeons

Mexico Bariatric Center works with top surgeons dedicated to bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico. They are general surgeons certified by Mexican College of General Surgeons (CMCG) as well as Bariatric Board Certified by prestigious Mexican College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons (CMCOEM).

3 – Limited Number of Surgeries Performed a Day by Surgeons

Mexico Bariatric Center Board-Certified Surgeons Only Perform a Limited Number (3 to 4) of Bariatric Surgeries Every Day. A lot of medical tourism companies do not place caps on their doctors, which can lead to higher complications and more risks for patients. The surgeons themselves perform the surgery from start to finish. read more

4 – Capable of Performing Any Type of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

MBC’s skilled team of surgeons have over 20 years bariatric experience with over 10,000 bariatric surgeries, collectively. They can handle all bariatric options, including but not limited to, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, RNY Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch w/ Biliopancreatic Diversion & SADI-S, Gastric Balloon and Revision of Historic & Failed Surgeries.

5 – Certified Hospital Dedicated to Bariatric Surgery

Mexico Bariatric Center works with top certified hospital facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. The hospital facilities have state-of-the-art operating rooms and Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

6 – Quick Scheduling for Surgery

We offer the ability to quickly get approved and scheduled for surgery as opposed to long weight times that can be experienced in other countries such as the United States and Canada. The approval process is painless unlike the process of getting approved by insurance in the United States.

7 – Support Webinars, Local Events

We host monthly Support Webinars to help all our clients prepare not just for their upcoming surgery, but long after. These webinars, hosted by our nutritionists, help our customers maximize their weight loss. Find Upcoming Webinars and Events.

8 – Informational Seminars

We market and host informational bariatric seminars in cities across the United States and Canada! We are putting our hearts into this and our patients realize it. When we go to the seminars, our patients drive hours to show up and support us. And every time they make us cry by sharing their stories. We are all like a family connected to each other (MBC Family). Find Upcoming Bariatric Seminars.

9 – MTA Certified

We are a Medical Tourism Association (MTA) Certified Member as well as a Certified Medical Tourism Professional. Medical Tourism Association is the leading organization for medical tourism operators. Learn More About MTA.

10 – MBC is a California-based corporation and a member of  BBB.

Mexico Bariatric Center is a United States corporation based in California. MBC is a member of  Better Business Bureau (BBB) with A rating. MBC’s main office is located in Folsom, CA just east of Sacramento.

11 – Over 10 Years in Medical Tourism

Founder and CEO of MBC, Ron Elli, Ph.D., has been involved in bariatric medical tourism in Mexico for over 10 years. Dr. Elli has traveled and is familiar with bariatric surgeons and hospital facilities in Puerta Vallarta, Guadalajara, Cabo, Monterrey, and Cancun, Mexico as well as San Jose Costa Rica.

12 – Extremely Low Complication Risks

MBC Surgeons Have Low Complication Rates. MBC surgeon’s complication rate is 80% lower than the one published in the United States. MBC surgeons boast no complications or major incidents for bariatric patients in 2017. Read More.

13 – Highly Recommended by Former Patients

Mexico Bariatric Center has stellar reviews and over 97% of Our Patients Would Recommend Us To Their Friends. MBC’s name is associated with quality care and most our of patients are referrals from the past patients.

14 – Great Surgery Results

MBC surgeons are skillful in doing gastric sleeve surgery and other surgeries for best results. Our stats for Gastric Sleeve speak for themselves: 1 Month Weight-Loss is 22.5 lbs., 3 Month Weight-Loss is 41.53 lbs., see the rest of the stats here.

15 – Before and After Care

Our surgeon liaison and nutritionist provide before and after surgery guidance. MBC holds frequent online webinars for pre- and post-operative nutrition consultation. Our Facebook group offers fantastic support.

16 – At MBC, we keep your information private and respect your privacy.

We’ve helped thousands of Patients Achieve Weight Loss Success. Learn More. Contact us to see what weight loss surgery can do for you and what we have to offer. We also use HIPAA compliant forms to protect patient information.

Would You Recommend MBC to a Friend?

gastric sleeve before and after, Paul, bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

CEO & Founder of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D. with former patient, Paul at 2015 Seattle Seminar (left) and 2016 Oregan Seminar (right)

We asked our prior gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini bypass, duodenal switch and revisional surgery patients if they’d support Mexico Bariatric Center to a Friend. The answers even surprised us, over 97% of respondents said they would recommend MBC to a friend. Not only, did we get a lot of positive responses, we also received a lot of useful feedback to improve our patient care and communication. View our latest review results here.

Mexico Bariatric Center’s success is owed to its loyal patient community. We thrive on referrals as more than 50% of the new patients are recommended by our past patients.

Dedicated to Aftercare

We have a dedicated Nutritionist as well as Surgeon Liaison On Staff to Handle Any Dieting Pre or Post-Operative. We also are the First Company to offer aftercare webinars and seminars.  Learn about all our offers at our support site.

Top Bariatric Surgeons

We represent Certified Bariatric Surgeons by CMCOEM who have been Featured in the News including CBC. We are rigorous in who we accept for our surgeons, allowing only bariatric surgeons who are certified and have met our requirements for the volume of surgeries and accreditation. Due to the expertise of the surgeons working with MBC, individuals ages 14 to 65 with extremely high Body Mass Index (over 70 BMI), HIV, or cardiovascular diseases can get bariatric surgery.

Doctor Louisiana Valenzuela
Doctor Ismael Cabrera - Mexico Bariatric Center
Doctor Alejandro Gutierrez - Mexico Baraitric Center
Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Mexico Bariatric Center

Meet the Mexico Bariatric Center Surgeons

All-Inclusive Package

Mexico Bariatric Center All-Inclusive Package

Top Bariatric Facilities

We use dedicated to bariatric and certified hospital facilitates for our patients with at least 2 nights stay (3 nights for bypass and DS). Our patients also stay in our new, 4-star hotel suites in a Zona Rio Plaza, Tijuana.

Certified Company

We are a US-based corporation, Certified by the Medical Tourism Association, member of BBB, with over ten years in the Medical Tourism Industry.


In the above video, meet Ron Elli, the CEO, and founder of Mexico Bariatric Center and learn more about the company.

Affordable Yet Upscale

MBC offers state-of-the-art facilities, skilled and experienced surgeons, and top-rated accommodations at affordable and transparent pricing. Our all-inclusive packages include:

  • Private transportation
  • Pre-op/post-op medications
  • Pre-op/post-op tests
  • Hospital fees
  • Hotel stay (not a recovery house)
  • Nutritionist consultation

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