Why Tijuana Weight Loss Surgery?

Every day over 2,000 United States residents cross the border to the city of Tijuana, Mexico to undergo affordably priced medical procedures. Its close proximity to So-Cal makes it easily accessible with a short 15-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport.

The border city of Tijuana (TIA JUANA) is the largest city in the Baja California Peninsula and part of the San Diego/Tijuana metropolitan area. As one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Mexico, Tijuana is a crucial player in education, culture, art, economics, and politics. High-rise apartments & condos, like Newcity Residencial, and medical facilities are prominent and becoming the face of the city.

Tijuana is by far one of the premier destinations in the world for weight loss surgery. In the medical district of Baja California, Tijuana offers accessible, low-cost, and high-grade medical care at discounted rates. For example, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures are a fraction of the U.S. and Canada average ~$25,000 per surgery. Gastric sleeve in Tijuana with Mexico Bariatric Center is priced almost one-fourth the average for ~$4,395.

Border of Tijuana Mexico and San Diego

Americans and Canadians can find top surgeons and quality hospitals that are specialized in bariatric and metabolic surgery for a fraction of the cost with no wait as in the case of Canada.

Did you know?

  • Tijuana is the number 1 destination for medical tourism in North America
  • 50,000 United States citizens safely cross the US border every day
  • 1 Million United States Citizens live in Mexico

How Mexico Bariatric Center Operates in Tijuana

Tijuana is as safe as many major cities in the U.S. including Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. You save a lot of money and get surgery with an excellent surgeon. MBC has been offering weight loss surgery in Mexico since 2012. The all-inclusive out-the-door packages are high quality yet affordable and include, transportation, post-op/pre-op tests & medications, surgical fees, hospital fees, hotel stay, nutritionist, and after-care.

The Best Bariatric Surgeons in Tijuana

Mexico Bariatric Center surgeons are world-renown and have close to zero complications with a high success rate. Mexico Bariatric Center® handpicks dedicated bariatric surgeons that are board-certified, skilled, and experienced. MBC does not overbook its surgeons and has limits per day for each one.

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Doctor Alejandro Gutierrez - Mexico Baraitric Center
Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez - Mexico Bariatric Center

#1 Rated Hospital in Tijuana

Mexico Bariatric Center also selects high-volume certified hospital facilities. All of our bariatric surgeons operating in Tijuana work at full-service hospitals. One of our hospitals includes Hospital Mi Doctor, a top-notch hospital experienced in bariatrics with the following features:

  • Four State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms
  • In-House Radiology Department
  • Endoscopy-Suite In-House
  • Backup Generator

Tijuana Hospital Mi Doctor is a new, modern full-service hospital that is about 20 minutes away from San Diego airport and has four fully equipped, the state of the art operating room, three floors dedicated to bariatric patients, and a dedicated intensive-Care Unit (ICU). Mi Doctor Hospital can handle any bariatric procedure. Tijuana Hospital Mi Doctor is a mere three blocks from the U.S. border and can provide all the main bariatric surgeries.

Hyatt Place, Tijuana

Stay and relax in elegant Hyatt Place located in the prestigious Agua Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico. Mexico Bariatric Center is privileged to accommodate the patients and their companions in the trusted Hyatt brand with its grand entry and comfortable rooms. The area around the hotel is high-end residential and patients can wander around the hotel with plenty to do for their companions as well.

City Express Hotel

City Express is conveniently located in the heart of the fashionable middle-class Tijuana neighborhood, Zona RIO. This brand-new hotel is top-ranked among 44 hotels in Tijuana. This deluxe hotel offers excellent services to MBC’s patients and provides chicken broth, Jello, and bottled water. read more

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Tijuana, Mexico Facts and Statistics

  • Tijuana was established officially on July 11, 1889.
  • The city’s name originated from a property piece called “Rancho de la Tia Juana” or Aunt Juana’s Ranch” which is placed in the town at the end of the 18 century.
  • The valley is surrounded by canyons, mountains, and ravines.
  • The world’s busiest border. ( >40 million people per year)
  • The inhabitants are around 2 million and are the third most populous municipality in the country.
  • Manufacturing, medical tourism, commerce, and construction are leading economic enterprises in the city.
  • Direct foreign investment makes it the third in Mexico.
  • In 1864, it opened its first customs office.
  • There are major clusters for the aerospace and medical industry etc.

Tijuana Attractions

Here are the top things to do while in Tijuana, Mexico!

  • Avenida Revolución
  • Tijuana Cultural Center
  • Playas de Tijuana
  • Agua Caliente Race Track
  • Tijuana Country Club
  • El Popo Market
  • Estadio Gasmart
  • Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
  • Museo de Cera (Tijuana Wax Museum)
  • Old City Hall (Palacio Municipal Antiguo)
  • Plaza Del Rio

Road Trip to Ensenada

Ensenada, Mexico

There are two ways to get to Ensenada from Tijuana. There is a “Free Road” that runs from downtown Tijuana to Ensenada. And there is the coastal toll road to Ensenada which serves as a major artery for tourism and commerce. This scenic road goes from Rosarito to Ensenada and passes through El Descanso, Puerto Nuevo, Primo Tapia, Campo Lopez, La Fonda, Bajamar, and San Miguel.

Rosarito Attractions: Exploration (Titanic Museum), Rosarito Spring Break.

Ensenada Attractions: Hussongs Cantina, La Bufadora, Mercado de Mariscos (Ensenada Fish Market), Valle de Guadalupe (Valley of Guadalupe), Surfing and Whale Watching.

A lot of Americans choose to move and live in Mexico after seeing what Mexico has to offer. Lower real estate prices, property tax, food, and medical expenses make Mexico appealing. You will find a lot of foreigners in Playas de Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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