Discover the best bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tijuana is the 6th largest city in Mexico, with an estimated population of 2,297,216. This marks a 1.66% increase from 2023.

Around 75% of Mexico's adult population is considered overweight or obese.

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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 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.

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Tijuana, Mexico Weight Loss Surgery

Below, you will find our curated list of the best bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. Additionally, you may consider shifting your search to Cancun, Mexico.

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Our Selection Criteria:


We value candidates with the best education and accreditations.


Extensive experience in bariatric surgery is a must.


We look for candidates with the empathy necessary for guiding patients through their weight loss journeys.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Bariatric surgery can serve as a great weight loss tool for individuals who are struggling with weight-related health issues.

The cost of bariatric surgery will vary greatly depending on numerous factors such as insurance coverage and patient location, as well as the exact procedure involved. To learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, click here.