Mexico Bariatric Center® is a family-owned, U.S.-based corporation that has been providing high-quality bariatric surgery since 2012. Our accredited hospital center is conveniently located just a short drive from San Diego, California.

Our Mission is to offer the safest and most affordable weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. MBC works exclusively with the best board-certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico within a state-of-the-art hospital facility that specializes in bariatric patient care and support.

We believe it’s more than just providing a surgical procedure. That’s why we include a nutritionist, medical expert, and an amazing support group as a part of our all-inclusive package.

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17 Reasons Why Patients Choose Mexico Bariatric Center


1. Personalized Patient Care

Finding a bariatric facilitator can be difficult, but planning everything by yourself can be equally challenging. That is why we assign each patient their own Patient Coordinator to be by your side throughout the entire process. Your case manager is there to help you schedule your procedure, set up your travel itinerary, or answer any questions you may have. Our personalized support creates a real relationship that most of our competitors don’t offer. We give you peace of mind with a sense of security.


2. Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeons

MBC only collaborates with the best bariatric surgeons in all of Mexico. Out of only nine double board-certified surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico Bariatric Center has three of them working exclusively on their team. While almost all of them have undergone training in the United States, every surgeon on our team has consistently lower complication rates than in the United States.


3. Daily Surgery Limit

Overworking any surgeon can result in avoidable complications and life-threatening risks. At MBC, we limit our surgeons to no more than 4 surgeries per day to uphold the highest standards of patient care and safety. Nearly all of our competitors, or any facility in general, do not place surgery limitations on their surgeons, which usually leads to higher complication rates. This is one of the many reasons we have maintained such a high success rate.


4. All Types of Weight Loss Procedures Included

We never put profit over your life and well-being. That is why your desired surgeon always performs the entire surgery themselves instead of handing it over to a less experienced assistant, intern, or surgeon in training like many other providers. Every surgeon on our team has extensive experience, having performed thousands of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic procedures – Gastric Sleeve, Endo Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Balloon, and Revision of Failed Surgeries.


5. Certified Hospital with ICU

Mexico Bariatric Center works exclusively with top-tier hospital facilities in Tijuana, Mexico, rather than small, insufficient clinics like other providers. Our full-service hospital, Azar Hospital, is equipped to handle every kind of bariatric procedure, accommodate all types of patients, and address emergencies, complete with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). All of our procedures are conducted in state-of-the-art operating rooms using advanced medical-grade equipment.


6. Easy 1-2-3 Scheduling for Surgery

Avoid the high-cost bariatric procedures in the United States and long wait times in Canada by contacting MBC today. You can quickly get approved and scheduled for surgery within the week!


7. Free Monthly Support Webinars

Whether you’re preparing for surgery or seeking post-surgery advice, don’t miss out on the chance to meet our founder and CEO, Ron Elli, Ph.D., and one of our skilled surgeons during our free monthly Support Webinars. These live events are catered to both new and past patients as well as anyone interested in bariatric surgery. All attendees are also automatically entered in our raffle for a $2,000* OFF discount on their weight loss procedure.


8. Informational Webinars & Seminars

Get the chance to meet our surgeons and interact with former patients at our informational bariatric seminars hosted in cities across the United States and Canada! This is one of the amazing ways we stay connected to our past patients who drive hours to attend and show their support.

Please note: These seminars are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our nutritionist has pre- and post-op webinars every other week, plus a surgeon live every week.

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9. MTA Certified

MBC is proud to be a certified member of both the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the leading organization for medical tourism operators, and the Certified Medical Tourism Professional.

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10. California-Based Corporation / BBB Member

The main headquarters of Mexico Bariatric Center is located in Folsom, California just east of Sacramento. Our United States corporation is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and boasts an A rating.


11. Over 10 Years in Medical Tourism

As the founder and CEO of MBC, Ron Elli, Ph.D., has been involved in bariatric medical tourism in Mexico since 2007. Dr. Elli has collaborated with medical facilities across Puerta Vallarta, Guadalajara, Cabo, Monterrey, and Cancun in Mexico, San Jose in Costa Rica, Soul in South Korea, and Istanbul in Turkey to perfect the patient process and experience at MBC.


12. Low Complication Risks

Each surgeon at MBC has maintained exceptionally low complication rates which have stayed 80% lower than the national standard in the United States. Safety and efficiency are a top priority for each MBC surgeon, but they also excel in providing warm and empathetic care to their patients. Should you need help or have any concerns during your stay in Mexico, our surgeons are readily available. Our surgeons will also share recommendations and advice before and during your trip to make sure that your procedure best matches your needs.


13. Highly Reviewed and Recommended by Patients

Patient satisfaction has always been the cornerstone of Mexico Bariatric Center’s success. MBC always strives to provide the best quality care to all of our patients from the moment they contact us to years after their procedure. That is why over 97% of Our Patients Would Recommend Us To Their Friends and we have earned so many stellar reviews on Google and Facebook. Several former patients have also joined the MBC staff to share their inspirational stories and help coordinate new patients.


14. Impressive Surgery Results and Patient Satisfaction

While weight loss results vary based on the patient’s surgery and dedication to their post-op instructions, our surgeons ensure that patients get the most of their MBC experience by tailoring the procedure to their health history and weight loss goals. This approach has proven very effective as our gastric sleeve patients typically shed an impressive 22.5 lbs within the first month after surgery and a noticeable 41.53 lbs after 3 months.

See how much weight you can lose with MBC!


15. Life-Long Care and Support

Getting the right support is crucial both before and after any bariatric procedure. As a part of our comprehensive pre- and post-operative nutrition program, you contact our dedicated surgeon liaison, certified nutritionist, and members of our staff who have had surgery themselves. You also have the option to join our private Facebook group of current and former patients who share valuable and personalized advice. MBC also produces a podcast hosted by 2 past patients who discuss different aspects of bariatric surgery and answer questions during the show.


16. Patient Information Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. We implement security measures and adhere to HIPAA-compliant forms to maintain trust and protect patient information. We’ve helped thousands of Patients Achieve Weight Loss Success. Learn MoreContact us to see what weight loss surgery can do for you and what we have to offer.

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17. We Fill Out FMLA and Return to Work Forms

We can help with any FMLA Paperwork or forms that need to be filled out. Our goal is to make your weight loss journey as easy as possible.

Would You Recommend MBC to a Friend?

Mexico Bariatric Center’s success is owed to its loyal patient community and dedicated staff. We thrive on referrals as more than 50% of our new patients are recommended by our past patients. We asked our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini bypass, duodenal switch, and revision surgery patients if they’d refer Mexico Bariatric Center to a Friend and this is how they answered:

Over 97% of respondents say they would recommend MBC to a friend!

MBC’s award-winning patient coordinators in the U.S. as well as Mexico, skilled and accomplished surgical teams, fully-equipped bariatric hospital, before and after care with our surgeon liaison and nutritionist, and years of experience in medical tourism contribute to patients’ care and success.

Join our family and become our next success story! We will help you through this life-changing journey!!!

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