We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons operating in Mexico, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy. We've hand-picked top-rated gastric sleeve (weight-loss) surgeons in Mexico serving medical tourism patients.

Thousands of Americans and Canadians have traveled to Mexico for various weight loss surgeries since the early 2000s. Since that time medical tourism for bariatrics have grown significantly. Since that time, Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the surgery of choice for patients traveling to Mexico.

These bariatric surgeons below all have experience in working with traveling patients from the US and Canada, offering affordable packages for patients.

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Boulevard Rodolfo Sanchez, 10488, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Jorge Luis Green is one of the best board-certified surgeons in Mexico for several bariatric and metabolic procedures. Having more than 17 years of experience, Dr. Jorge Luis Green has performed thousands of surgeries efficiently. However, the best part of his treatment process is nothing but his extensive caring attitude to the patients.

P.º de los Héroes 10999, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala is considered among the best bariatric surgeons in the world, currently located in Tijuana, Mexico. He has been performing several bariatric and laparoscopic procedures with utmost efficiency. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala has performed over 10000 surgeries efficiently.

Paseo de los Héroes 9111 #100 Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Baja California 22010

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Ariel Ortiz is a top-rated board-certified surgeon in Mexico for several general and bariatric procedures. With more than 27 years of experience, Dr. Ariel Ortiz has helped improve the lives of countless patients. With an extensive caring attitude toward his patients, Dr. Ariel Ortiz efficiently performed thousands of critical bariatric surgeries.

Boulevard Rodolfo Sanchez, 10488, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Hector Perez Orozco is a highly experienced doctor and bariatric surgeon in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. Being one of the top-rated and board-certified bariatric surgeons, Dr. Orozco has successfully performed thousands of bariatric surgeries. With a great team of other medical experts, Dr. Orozco has been performing exceptionally well in the segment of bariatric surgeries with almost zero postoperative complications.

P.º de los Héroes 1099-2do, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is one of the top-rated board-certified surgeons in Mexico for several weight loss procedures. Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon has over 22 years of experience in treating patients with obesity, and he has executed over 8000 surgical procedures with extensive care.

P.º del Centenario 9580, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Rene Armenta is one of Mexico's most trusted medical surgeons for several general and bariatric procedures. Dr. Rene Armenta has many years of medical experience and has performed thousands of surgeries and bariatric procedures.

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla 2530-Pte., Obispado, 64060 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Undoubtedly, for several bariatric procedures, Dr. Miguel Zapata is one of the most trusted and top-rated surgeons in Monterrey, Mexico. With decades of experience, Dr. Miguel Zapata has treated and executed thousands of bariatric surgeries successfully.

Jose Clemente Orozco #2340-602,Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, 22010, Baja California, Mexico.

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Miguel Rojas has devoted his twenty-three years of medical career to deliver high quality service to his patients. He is a well-regarded Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeon who performs Gastric Bypass and Gastric Lap-Band procedures for patients, looking for weight loss through surgical interpolation.

Leona Vicario #1510-2º piso, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22320 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Ariel Ortiz is a General Surgeon with a specialty in bariatric surgery. He has almost two decades of experience in the field of advanced weight loss surgeries. He is double board-certified in general surgery and board-certified in bariatric surgery. He holds two professional licenses: a general medical license, as well as a general surgery license (#2526822). Dr. Ariel Ortiz gained a reputation for excellence early in his career as a bariatric surgeon back in 1997, when only a handful of surgeons achieved a specialty in this field. He is also among the very few surgeons that hold the certificate of Master Surgeon of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation. Dr. Ariel Ortiz served as a consultant training the first surgeons to perform bariatric surgery and traveled and lectured extensively in the United States and Canada. As a consultant for Inamed Medical, he performed bariatric surgeries in over 100 hospitals in the United States, including Cleveland Clinics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai, Lenox Hill, to name just a few

Av. Diego Rivera 2386-Int 501, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22600 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Fernando Garcia is the medical director of Tijuana Bariatric Center where he leads a multidisciplinary team, including a program coordinator, a physical therapist, a nutritionist, and a psychologist. Dr. García has performed over 10,000 weight loss procedures with great success. His staff is highly trained and ready to help you with friendly, knowledgeable service. Dr. García believes that if you are motivated and ready to make a change, nothing should keep you from a healthy weight, and he works to place all options within your reach. Dr. García recognizes that sustainable results in bariatric surgery go hand-in-hand with significant lifestyle changes. Therefore, he offers comprehensive weight loss treatments, including valuable insights on nutrition and strategies to support your journey towards a healthier weight. Additionally, he provides resources such as a monthly support group, a dedicated patient coordinator to address all your questions and concerns, as well as regular follow-up sessions.

José Clemente Orozco #2340 C-107, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22320 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
As a double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Sanchez has performed well over 5,000 successful bariatric surgeries. Dr. Valenzuela graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in 2002. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Valenzuela learned general and trauma surgery at the Hospital General de Occidente. Dr. V performs all and every surgery she schedules herself from start to finish with extreme care. Due to her superior surgical techniques, her patients have high success rates and close to zero complication rates.

C. 5 de Mayo 815-B, entre 4ta y 5ta, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Elias Ortiz is a top bariatric surgeon who is experienced in all bariatric procedures in Tijuana, Mexico. He was the chief surgeon at A Lighter Me for many years until ALighterMe.com went out of business. Dr. Ortiz started his company in 2019 called Elias Ortiz and Company (EOC).

Av. Salvador Novo 1060, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22320 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is a board-certified and experienced bariatric surgeon specializing in top-quality weight loss procedures in Tijuana, Mexico. He has an amazing bedside manner, is very compassionate, highly skilled, and always puts the patient’s needs above all. It’s this genuine care combined with surgical expertise that makes him one of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico. Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez is one of the select few bariatric surgeons who has achieved double certification. This makes him one of only nine doctors in Tijuana board-certified by both the Mexican Council of General Surgeons (CMCG) and the Mexico College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons (CMCOEM). Recently in 2020, Dr. Gutierrez reached new heights by being recognized as a Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), which is debatably the highest level of recognition for surgeons around the world.

Avenida Madero 2050 Zona Centro CP. 22200

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Sergio Verboonen, a leading bariatric surgeon in Cancun and Tijuana, offers life-changing weight loss procedures with over 20 years of experience and nearly 10,000 successful laparoscopic surgeries. A pioneer in the field, he is recognized for his expertise and personalized care, attracting both local and international patients seeking his guidance and membership in prestigious organizations like IFSO.

Hospital Medica Cancún, consultorio de Bariatría, Ave. Sunyaxchen No. 59, Super Manzana No. 25, Cancun, Quintana Roo, 77509, MX

Bariatric Surgeon
A graduate of the University of Miami, Dr Perez has been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery since 1996 and is constantly updating his skills and techniques to keep him at the top of his trade.Dr Hector Joaquin Perez Corzo, a renowned and highly-respected bariatric surgeon, they welcomes clients from all over the world to the Cancun Bariatric Center. Their mission is to help you win the battle against obesity and their fully-trained, professional team have dedicated their entire careers to combat this complex and deadly disease.

Victoria Medical Hospital, Av Sunyaxchen 59, 24, 77509 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico Cancun, Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Fernando Cerón Rodríguez is a specialist in obesity surgery and metabolic disorders, as well as gastroenterology and the digestive tract. He is a founding member and former president of the Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery and a former president of both the Mexican Association of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases and the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery. Dr Cerón is a highly-accomplished surgeon and well thought of in his field. He keeps in touch with the latest developments and techniques, and is an active member of professional organizations such as the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO). With over 22 years’ experience and operations on more than 3,500 patients, Dr Cerón has been one of the pioneers of this type of surgery.

Av. Tulum sur #260, Consultorio 211, Dentro del hospital Amerimed Cancún Cancun, Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. I. Octavio Jimenez Meza moved on from the National Polytechnic Institute School of Medicine. He is exceptionally gifted and experienced in everyday medical procedure, progressed laparoscopic, and bariatric Surgery. He is affirmed by, and an individual from the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Diseases Metabolic (CMCOEM) for Bariatric Surgery. He is affirmed by the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ECFA) for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Meza educated as a professor of life systems and physiology at HGR IMSS Hospital, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He also has published works on “Complications of post-ERCP pancreatitis”, “Revision surgery in a training center for bariatric surgery”, and “Metabolic Surgery: Derivation Duodenum-ileal vertical sleeve gastrectomy laparoscopically.”

Diego Rivera 2386, Defensores de Baja California Tijuana, Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Alberto Carlos is an experienced Bariatric and General Surgeon. Not only is he recognized by the Mexican Board of General Surgery, but is also 1 of the 80 surgeons who are Board Certified in Bariatric Surgery. In addition he has also been certified in different fields such as Surgery in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases AC extends this Certificate by virtue of having shown the competence required to perform a safe practice of Obesity and Metabolic Disease Surgery.

blvd rodolfo sanchez taboada esq jose clemente orozco #2492 oficina 4D zona rio Tijuana, Mexico

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Oscar Gastelum provides the best Bariatic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with more than 10 years of experience in the field of Plastic and Bariatic Surgery and is fluent in communicating using English and Spanish.

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Why these Mexican Bariatric Surgeons?

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons in your area. We've hand-picked the best Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico based on our three phase methodology. Here is our list of bariatric surgeon picks who serve patients from outside Mexico.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing in Mexico.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Bariatric Surgeons listed here have the experience with gastric sleeve surgery for medical tourism patients.

3. Empathy

We only list the surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments in Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost ranges from $4,000 to $8,000 for all-inclusive bariatric surgery. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Mexico.

Significant weight loss should be evident in most patients within six to nine months of the surgery. The timeline of your specific procedure is something that should be discussed with your doctor.