Weight Loss Surgery Centers in Mexico

Medically reviewed by Fahad Mawlood

Medical Editor & Data Scientist

Looking for Weight Loss Surgery centers in Mexico? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 16 weight loss surgery clinics and 4 doctors based on verified reviews. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much do Weight Loss Surgery procedures cost in Mexico?

Costs of weight loss surgery procedures in Mexico
Procedures Prices
Gastric balloon $2900 - $4900

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for weight loss surgery procedures after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.

16 Weight Loss Surgery Clinics in Mexico Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 30 requests, prices, and information from 16 clinics

#1
Consejo de Salubridad General

Consejo de Salubridad General

CSG Accreditation provided by the General Health Council of Mexico certifies the medical institutions due to the high quality of medical services and patient safety. CSG performs advisory and executive functions to control, improve and maintain health care standards in medical facilities across Mexico.

Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmología

Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmología

The Mexican Council of Ophthalmology, or the Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmologia (CMO) is responsible for the preparation, monitoring, and conducting of certification exams to improve theeye care level in Mexico.

#3
Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) evaluates the quality of services provided to international patients in medical facilities worldwide (medical tourism). GHA is an independent institution. Its advisory board includes representatives of leading hospitals, insurance companies, and organizations that deal with patient experience and risk management.

Consejo de Salubridad General

Consejo de Salubridad General

CSG Accreditation provided by the General Health Council of Mexico certifies the medical institutions due to the high quality of medical services and patient safety. CSG performs advisory and executive functions to control, improve and maintain health care standards in medical facilities across Mexico.

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

Diseases

Obesity

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Questions and answers

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is an intervention aimed to reduce the volume of the stomach and accelerate the food movement along the gastrointestinal tract reducing the amount of food you eat. Surgical intervention is the only weight loss method that gives a long-term and guaranteed result.

Who benefits the bariatric operation in Mexico?

The operation is necessary for overweight people with the body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m². To calculate your BMI, you need to divide your weight in kilograms twice by your height in meters. For example, your weight is 150 kg and your height is 1.7 m — BMI = 150 / 1.72 = 51.9 kg/m².

Obesity surgery in Mexico is also prescribed for people with concomitant diseases — hypertension, diabetes mellitus, joint damage. In this case, the operation is carried out with a BMI of 30-35 kg/m²

After calculating your body mass index, consult with a surgeon. Only a doctor can decide if you need this procedure, choose the most effective bariatric surgery method in your particular case, answer all your questions, and predict the results after the operation.

What are the types of weight loss operations?

Sleeve gastrectomy

During the surgery, 80% of the stomach is removed. Surgeons form a tube 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Thus, the volume of the stomach and the amount of food absorbed are reduced.

Gastric bypass

During this operation, surgeons form a stomach pocket with a volume of 15-30 ml. Food from the pocket gets to the small intestine directly. As a result, patients have a sense of fullness even when taking a small amount of food.

Gastric band

In this case, bariatric doctors put the upper part of the stomach in a silicone cuff or gastric band. It narrows the stomach cavity and regulates the speed of food movement through it.

Gastric balloon

During the procedure, surgeons place an empty silicone balloon into the stomach. Then specialists fill a balloon with the physiological saline to the required volume. The operation helps to simulate a sense of fullness in the stomach.

Stomach stapling

During this surgery, metabolic specialists decrease the stomach volume and form a smaller diameter gastric tube. A part of the stomach is not removed, and the gastric wall is sewn with a multi-row suture.

What are the contraindications?

Bariatric surgery in Mexico is not performed for teenagers and people with alcohol or drug addiction. Other contraindications include: 

  • body mass index less than 30
  • pregnancy
  • Cushing's disease
  • thyroid disorders
  • peptic or esophageal ulcer
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • coronary artery disease
  • lung diseases
  • active cancer treatment
  • mental illness (psychosis, severe depression).

What is preoperative preparation for obesity surgery?

Before the operation, you should stick to some rules and follow the doctor’s recommendations. The most important among then are:

  • Preoperative diet — a short-term (2-6 weeks) diet before the surgery will lower your body mass index and reduce the risk of complications. The preoperative diet usually consists of foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates, plenty of water. 
  • Quitting smoking — at least 6 weeks before undergoing general anesthesia, as smoking before the intervention increases the risk of postoperative complications (heart attack, stroke, thromboembolism, infection, pneumonia, and death).
  • Physical activity — in the preoperative period improves well-being, general tone, lung, and heart capacity. In addition to your daily activities (work, shopping, and cleaning), try cycling, walking, or swimming for at least half an hour a day. The healthier you will be before the operation, the faster the recovery after the operations will be.

More about the presurgical program you can find here.

What is the process of weight loss treatment?

The operation plan mainly depends on the method of obesity surgery. Each of them differs in the technique of performing. Generally, the procedure takes about 3 hours.

The hospitalization is required. Usually, the patient stays in the hospital for 2-3 days:

  • 1st day — the surgery
  • 2nd day — stay in the intensive care unit
  • 3rd day — stay in the inpatient department 
  • 4th day — discharge from the hospital.

What are the risks during the surgery in Mexico?

Bariatric operation is a serious surgical intervention, so has some risks:

  • bleeding
  • wound infections
  • intestinal or bowel obstruction
  • internal hernias
  • vomiting
  • ulcers
  • low blood sugar.

However, the operation is minimally invasive and the success rate of weight loss operation is 98%.

How long is the recovery period after the bariatric operation?

  • In the first 2 days after the operation, the patient can consume only liquids.
  • On the third day after the procedure, the person takes food in small portions 5-6 times a day. Gradually, the patient develops new nutritional habits. 
  • Getting out of bed is allowed on the second day after the weight loss surgery in Mexico. Gradually, the physical activity increases and step-by-step the patient comes back to the common lifestyle. 
  • In two weeks a person can return to work if the activity is not associated with heavy physical exertion.
  • Intense physical exertions are forbidden for two months. 
  • Then physical activity is required: walking at least three kilometers a day, swimming, cycling, or aerobics will help to overcome the difficulties during the recovery period and return to a full-fledged lifestyle faster.

Read more about the rehabilitation after the obesity procedure here.

How soon after weight loss surgery can you get pregnant?

If you are planning a pregnancy, postpone it for at least 18 months after the procedure. This is the time when your weight is reduced so pregnancy will be a big burden for the body. 

After this period, pregnancy is usually safer than before the surgery — for both the mother and the baby. You should inform your gynecologist what type of intervention you had and if there were any complications after the procedure (blood clots, blood transfusion, etc.).

What results can you expect after obesity surgery in Mexico?

During a year after the operation, a person loses up to 60-70% of excess weight. In rare cases, it takes about 1.5 years. It is important that losing weight is irreversible if the patient follows all doctor’s recommendations — the weight will go away and won’t come back. This is a major advantage of the surgical treatment of the overweight. 

Besides, after the weight loss surgery in Mexico, the patients also notice regress or get rid of other diseases associated with obesity — type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac pathology, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), arthritis, infertility.

Do you need to take vitamin or mineral supplements?

Yes, usually you need to take vitamins and minerals. Supplements provide the patient with essential nutrients needed to maintain good health. A diet that must be kept after the surgery may not always provide the full range of nutrients.

#5
Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

AMCPER (The Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica) is an institutional body that unites all certified plastic surgeons in the country, promotes their academic growth and skills improvement.

#6
Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

AMCPER (The Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica) is an institutional body that unites all certified plastic surgeons in the country, promotes their academic growth and skills improvement.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery organization in the world. Its mission is to provide the patient assistance, high educational, ethnical, medical care, and research standards.

Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

The Mexican Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery certifies plastic surgeons in the country. The council updates their certification every 5 years according to the results of plastic surgeons' academic activity.

Common procedures in Mexico

Gastric balloon
#7
International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Consejo de Salubridad General

Consejo de Salubridad General

CSG Accreditation provided by the General Health Council of Mexico certifies the medical institutions due to the high quality of medical services and patient safety. CSG performs advisory and executive functions to control, improve and maintain health care standards in medical facilities across Mexico.

#8
Colegio Mexicano de Cirugia para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas

Colegio Mexicano de Cirugia para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas

The Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM) certifies specialists in bariatric surgery.

#9
Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

AMCPER (The Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica) is an institutional body that unites all certified plastic surgeons in the country, promotes their academic growth and skills improvement.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery organization in the world. Its mission is to provide the patient assistance, high educational, ethnical, medical care, and research standards.

International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is the world’s leading professional body for board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons.

#10
Colegio Mexicano de Cirugia para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas

Colegio Mexicano de Cirugia para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas

The Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM) certifies specialists in bariatric surgery.

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The Best Weight Loss Surgery Doctors in Mexico, remote doctor's consultation

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Marco Sariñana
Plastic surgeon Facial plastic surgeon General surgeon
Mexicali , Mexico
Hospital de la Familia
4.5
( 8 reviews )
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Mexicali, Mexico
Hospital de la Familia
Liza Maria Pompa Gonzalez
Gastrointestinal surgeon
Tijuana , Mexico
LIMARP Bariatric Surgery Center
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Tijuana, Mexico
LIMARP Bariatric Surgery Center
Arturo Herrera Md
Gynecologist
Tijuana , Mexico
Advance Health Medical Center
5.0
(1 review )
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Tijuana, Mexico
Advance Health Medical Center
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FAQ about Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery, also referred to as weight loss or metabolic surgery, is aimed to reduce patient weight via digestive system intervention. These weight loss surgeries are prescribed when a patient cannot manage weight gained with exercises, diet, or some non surgical procedure. A bariatric procedure presumes a stomach part resection. As a result, a person cannot consume much food because it is physically impossible due to reduced stomach size. The most common methods to surgically lose weight are:

  • gastric sleeve surgery
  • vertical sleeve gastrectomy operation
  • gastric bypass surgery
  • duodenal switch surgery
  • gastric balloon intervention
  • revision surgery, if opted.

A qualified bariatric surgeon and other medical staff focus on minimally invasive surgery techniques to make a recovery pass smoothly and fast. You can find the best bariatric surgery options on this page and a Mexican clinic to have a procedure.

How much does weight loss cost in Mexico?

The weight loss surgery expenses in Mexico fall between $3,000-$6,900. The ultimate price of bariatric surgery procedures is affected by many factors. The most common are:

  • Type of weight loss surgery options. According to Bookimed data and bariatric surgeons, the gastric balloon is the cheapest among bariatric surgery procedures: you should pay out of pocket about $3,000-$4,000. Gastric band surgery costs approx. $4,500-$5,500. Gastric bypass is a high end and reaches $6,900-$9,500.
  • Clinic authority. Not famous or poorly-promoted private rooms or clinics commonly ask for lower hospital fees compared to weight loss surgery clinics well-known in Mexico and far beyond. However, it would help if you avoided clinics without real patient reviews, before and after photos, proper license or certification. Otherwise, you can become a client of a dishonest bariatric surgery procedures provider.
  • Doctor's credibility. A bariatric surgeon fees are the most significant part of the ultimate price for weight loss surgery. And still, you should not skimp on doctor's experience — the more qualified a bariatric surgeon is, the faster recovery and great outcome you will acquire. Also, you can find doctor previous patients to find out more about their experience and satisfaction level.
  • Services provided. Keep in mind that to undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico, you need to pay for an operation and some related services. For instance, individual post-op dieting and hotel stay are typically covered out of a patient’s pocket. The transfer may be an option included in the price as well as a paid extra.

So, to find out a price sum-up of bariatric plastic surgery in your case, contact the Bookimed manager to plan your weight loss journey, calculate all expenses, and arrange your trip fast and safely. We will provide you with a list of top doctors and clinics to find the best bariatric surgeon and healthcare provider in your case. Then we schedule a consultation with a specialist, book your date of arrival at the clinic, and stay in touch during your treatment to support you and solve all unforeseen issues if any.

Why Choose Mexico to Get Bariatric Surgeries?

Mexico remains one of the sought-after destinations for plastic surgery and weight loss procedures as well. Such major causes make Mexico’s medical facilities attractive for American, European, and Canadian patients:

  • Good pricing. The price for weight loss surgery in Mexico commences $3,000. In contrast, an identical procedure will cost $15,000 in the USA and Canada. The profit impresses: you can save up to 70-80% of your budget.
  • Convenient location. Patients from the USA can reach Mexico just for several hours by plane or car. Major Mexico’s clinics are located just on the border in Tijuana city to make medical tourism for gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, gastric band, or even revision surgery fast and comfortable.
  • Highly-skilled bariatric experts. Bariatric surgeons and other medical team members who serve international patients in Mexico typically pass advanced training are members of prestigious committees. It allows managing bariatric surgeries at a high-quality level. An average weight loss success in Mexico is 89%.

So if you want to change your appearance, get confidence, solve health conditions issues, and possess all these at a reasonable price, consider weight loss surgery in Mexico’s medical facility. If you want to book the clinic with a good reputation, higher patient care level, and positive feedback, just submit a request on this page. The Bookimed manager will contact you to provide the best options satisfying your preferences and not succeeding your budget.

Can Bariatric Surgeries Solve Obesity-Related Health Conditions?

Bariatric surgery is not only about a well-shaped body and weight loss. Primarily, it is more about health. Weight loss minimally invasive surgery, or laparoscopic bariatric surgery, is an effective way to cope with such health concerns as:

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • imbalance of lipids
  • heart malfunctions
  • vessel concerns.

A local doctor studies a patient’s medical history in detail, developing a treatment plan and deciding the best bariatric surgery in your case. During an individual consultation, a bariatric surgery assesses your health, manages medical investigation, and according to the results, decides what type of excess weight loss surgery will bring the best result. You should keep in mind that your priority is not only healthy weight loss but getting improved health in general.

How to Arrange a Bariatric Surgery Trip in Mexico?

While planning a bariatric surgery in Mexico or any other country, you should check such issues:

  1. Patient reviews. When picking a weight loss surgery clinic, the first thing you should do is learn real patient reviews to find out the current medical service level and how patients are satisfied with the outcome and doctors. Patient reviews reveal whether a medical facility takes some extra and unexpected fees and what you should count on in general.
  2. Bariatric surgeons expertise. It is compulsory to find a weight loss doctor with proven experience who will perform surgery and apply a complex approach. It is crucial to consider all your health issues to receive a satisfactory result without worsening your health conditions.
  3. Travel issues. People with an extra weight typically are not mobile, so it is vital to plan a trip in such a way as to reduce the number of travel hours and transfers. Also, someone (a relative or a friend) must accompany a patient to help during a trip. Due to this, specify what conditions of stay are provided at the clinic for both — a patient and an accompanying person.
  4. Accommodation. Some Mexico’s medical facilities host patients for free or at a discount in partner hotels, but some make all the arrangements about staying on a patient. So, before you arrive, you should definitely know where you will stay during the weight loss surgery and how much it will cost you.

If all-above-mentioned arrangements seem complicated for you and you even start changing your mind about having bariatric surgery in Mexico, just submit a request on the Bookimed website. Your personal Bookimed manager will assume responsibility for arranging your weight loss journey from scratch. And our services will not affect your ultimate bill even a cent.

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