Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Transform your body with affordable gastric bypass surgery in Mexico.

You can save up to 78% while reaching your ideal weight!

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico Review

Lea’s Gastric Bypass in Mexico Results

From 300+ lbs to 135 lbs, Lea achieved an inspirational weight transformation!

With a gastric bypass in Mexico, she was able to fulfill her utmost desire: being able to play with her daughter.

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Keep reading to know the price of gastric bypass surgery in Mexico. 

Cost of Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Did you know that gastric bypass surgery in Mexico costs just $5,495-$6,995?

That’s a significant difference compared to the $25,000 it costs in the US.

Get this surgery in Mexico and save between 72-78%!

Check out the difference in surgery prices across North America below:

Gastric bypass surgery cost in Mexico vs. US and Canada (USD)
Procedure Mexico US Canada
Gastric bypass $5,495-$6,995 $25,000 $20,000
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Affordable bariatric surgery is available across Mexico. Therefore, prices vary depending on the location.

These top Mexican cities offer gastric bypass surgery at affordable prices:

Gastric Bypass Surgery Cost in Different Mexican Cities
City Cost
Tijuana $5,495
Reynosa $5,799
Mexicali $5,950
Piedras Negras $6,500
Nuevo Laredo $6,799
Puerto Vallarta $6,900
Cancun $6,995
*Prices are subject to change; get a free quote today!

Do you want an all-inclusive bariatric surgery package?

Then you’re at the right place!

Here’s what our all-inclusive surgery package carries:

  • Lab work
  • Hotel stay
  • Follow-ups
  • Ground transfer
  • Post-op medication
  • Anesthesia
  • Hospital stay
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Pre & post-op diet
  • Destination support

Pay via EMI!

For a gastric bypass priced around $5,495:

MTC offers EMIs as low as $191/month!

So, you can get surgery now and pay later at your convenience.

Pay through Stripe and avail no-cost EMI on a 6-monthly plan!

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Top Surgeons for Gastric Bypass in Mexico

We have partnered with board-certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico.

Our surgeons are highly qualified and experienced to give you a safe and successful weight loss surgery.

Dr. Guillermo Lopez ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Guillermo Lopez

  • 5000+ surgeries
  • 37+ years experience
  • International Member of the ASMBS.
  • Ex-Director of Tijuana General Hospital

Dr. Luis Cazares ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Luis Cazares

  • 3000+ surgeries
  • 11+ years experience
  • IFSO and MCGS certified
  • Fellow in Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Hector Perez ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Hector Perez

  • 10,000+ surgeries
  • 16+ years experience
  • 0% complication rate
  • Certified by MCGS

Dr. Galileo Villarreal ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Galelio Villarreal

  • 2000+ surgeries
  • 10+ years experience
  • MCGS Certified
  • Member of the ASMBS

Dr. Oscar Trevino ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Oscar Trevino

  • 14+ years experience
  • Certified by Mexican Board of Surgery
  • AAOS Member
  • Certified by the MCGS

Dr. Cristobal Garza ~ Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Cristobal Garza

  • 10,000+ surgeries
  • 6+ years experience
  • Member of IFSO
  • MCGS certified

Meet our top bariatric, board-certified surgeons in Mexico:

Dr. Hector Perez, Mexico
Dr. Galileo Villarreal, Mexico 

Top Hospitals for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

We have partnered with the top hospitals in Mexico for gastric bypass surgery.

Check out where they are located in Mexico and how to reach them:


Limarp Hospital for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

LIMARP Hospital

The hospital is in the beautiful Twin-Towers complex.

The facilities here include:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Post-surgery recovery room
  • Specialized operation theaters

Oasis of Hope Hospital for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Oasis of Hope

The hospital is near the local beach area in Tijuana, Mexico.

  • It is a full-service hospital with 50+ years of successful track record.
  • Over 100,000 international patients have visited the hospital for treatment.

How to Reach Tijuana?

The San Diego airport (IATA: SAN) is the closest US airport to Tijuana.

This Mexican border city is 16 miles north of downtown San Diego.

You can enter Tijuana from the San Ysidro port of entry. It is open 24*7.

Areas to avoid: Calle Coahuila, Zone Norte, El Florido, Murua, and Mariano Matamoros.

Source: Where the Road Forks[1]Where the Road Forks
Walking Across the Border to Tijuana
“You’re going to be crossing the actual border on foot. First, you need to travel from San Diego to the Border. This is a distance of about 16 miles. There are several ways to travel from San Diego to the Border.”
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Here is a list of nonstop flights to San Diego airport from popular cities in the US.

Flight durations from US cities to Tijuana
City Duration Provider
Queens, New York 5h 55m Alaska
Los Angeles, California 5h 43m Alaska
Miami, Florida 5h 20m American


Located in Baja, California, Mexicali is one of Mexico’s safest and most progressive cities.[2]Travel Safe
How Safe Is Mexicali for Travel?
“It’s also considered to be extremely progressive for its significant investments in education…the safest border cities in Mexico, and the safest of its size.”
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You can enter Mexicali immediately after crossing the US-Mexico border in Calexico, California.

Hospital De La Familia for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Hospital de la Familia

The hospital is only 1.1 miles away from the US- Mexico border.

This medical facility has

  • state-of-the-art technology, and
  • provided top-quality treatment for the last 20 years.

How to Reach Mexicali?

Are you planning to get a gastric bypass in Mexicali?

Well, reaching here sure is hassle-free.

You can easily drive to our partner hospital in Mexicali from the US.

Check out the driving distance from nearby US cities to Mexicali:

Mexicali distance from US cities
City Distance
Calexico 6 miles
El Centro 18 miles
Imperial Valley 38 miles
Salton Lake 70 miles
Palm Springs 118 miles
San Diego 117 miles
Tucson, AZ 125 miles

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful resort town located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Jalisco.

The nearest US city is San Diego, California, which is 290 miles away.

CMQ Premiere Hospital for Gastric Bypass in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

CMQ Premiere Hospital

This medical facility has received international accreditations from:

  • Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • Accreditation Canada International (ACI)
  • National Quality Health Council of Mexico (CNCQS)

Flights to Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is easily accessible by flights from various US cities.

The closest airport to Puerto Vallarta is the Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (IATA: PVR).

Here is the flight information to the PVR airport from some US cities.

Flight durations from US cities to PVR
City Duration Provider
Los Angeles, California 2h 40m Alaska Airlines
Houston, Texas 2h 25m United
Chicago, Illinois 4h 5m American Airlines

Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo is a border town located on the US-Mexico border, across from Laredo, Texas.

How to Reach Nuevo Laredo?

Whether to fly or drive to Nuevo Laredo from the US depends on several factors, such as

  • Distance
  • Convenience
  • Time and cost

If you travel from a distant location, flying may be the most practical option.

However, if you are located within driving distance, driving to Nuevo Laredo can be an economical and enjoyable option.

Driving to Nuevo Laredo

You can also drive to Nuevo Laredo from nearby US cities.

Check out the driving distance from some popular US cities to Nuevo Laredo:

Nuevo Laredo distance from US cities
City Distance
Laredo, TX 5 miles
San Antonio, TX 150 miles
Houston, TX 330 miles
Dallas, TX 380 miles
New Orleans, LA 680 miles


Reynosa, located in the state of Tamaulipas, is a border city that lies across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas.

How to Reach Reynosa?

Given its proximity to McAllen Texas, driving down to Reynosa becomes a convenient option.

Check out the driving distance from some popular US cities to Reynosa:

Reynosa distance from US cities
City Distance
McAllen, TX 6 miles
Brownsville, TX 60 miles
San Antonio, TX 230 miles
Houston, TX 350 miles
Austin, TX 400 miles


Cancun, located in the state of Quintana Roo, is a popular tourist destination on the eastern coast of Mexico.

How to Reach Cancun?

There are various non-stop flights from the US and Canada to Cancun.

The Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN) is one of the busiest airports in Mexico.

Here is the flight information to Cancun International Airport from US cities.

Flight durations from US cities to Cancun
City Duration Provider
Miami, Florida 1h 45m American Airlines
Houston, Texas 2h 30m United
New York City, New York 3h 45m Delta

Piedras Negras

Piedras Negras is another border town located across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass, Texas.

How to Reach Piedras Negras?

If you prefer driving, Piedras Negras is located on the US-Mexico border.

It can be reached by car from cities like San Antonio, Laredo, and Monterrey.

Check out the driving distance from some popular US cities to Piedras Negras:

Piedras Negras distance from US cities
City Distance
Eagle Pass, TX 2 miles
San Antonio, TX 150 miles
Austin, TX 250 miles
Houston, TX 350 miles
Dallas, TX 375 miles

Do you want to know how effective a gastric bypass in Mexico really is?

Read what our patients say about this procedure: 

Gastric Bypass in Mexico Reviews

Many patients from the US and Canada have crossed borders for weight loss surgery.

Check out their weight transformation before and after gastric bypass in Mexico:

Review 1

Terinda had her surgery in Tijuana in 2018. She traveled to Mexico from Washington state.

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico Before & After

Before & After: Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Review 2

Listen to Kelly and Marilyn’s review of weight loss surgery in Mexico:

Gastric Bypass Mexico Review by Marilyn
Gastric Bypass Mexico Review by Kelly

Let’s take a close look at the success rate of gastric bypass surgery: 

Long-Term Success Rate of Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Are you planning to get your weight loss surgery across the US border?

Then you must check out the success rate of gastric bypass surgery in Mexico.

Here is the complete review from our client, Melonie, from the US:

Melonie lost 13 lbs through her pre-op diet. She had her surgery in Tijuana in August 2017.

Highest Weight: 255 lbs
On Surgery: 209 lbs
Before Surgery: 216 lbs
Current Weight: 148 lbs

Keep reading for Melonie’s detailed weight loss journey:


2 Weeks Post-Op

Melonie lost 23 lbs in two weeks.

Gastric bypass surgery also made her healthier in many ways.

Melonie said, “I’m already off one diabetes medication and going to get off one of my blood pressure medications. To better health!”

6 Weeks Post-Op

Melonie was down to 172 lbs from 203 lbs.

In addition to cardio, she took up weight training.

7 Weeks Post-Op

She reported, “Off two diabetic meds, two blood pressure meds, and acid reflux meds. Feeling great and staying focused.”

9.5 Weeks Post-Op

Melonie said, “In the past seven days, I’ve hiked a moderate trail of 2.5 miles. I even played tennis for 2 hours. Today I’m down another 3.0 lbs. (in one week).

“My surgery weight was 206 lbs. My current weight is 163 lbs. My goal is to reach 160 lbs. I have a ton of energy.”

She added, “I am no longer light-headed. My days of getting tired easily after minimal activity are LONG gone!”

12 Weeks Post-Op

She shared, “I hike, play tennis, walk/jog the stairs at least four times a week for 2 hours or more. Because I started this early, I’m gaining muscle.

“My body is toning itself. I feel a little better about the way I look. I’m having fun being outdoors.”


4 Months Post-Op

Melonie said, “My health is 80% better, but it’s still challenging. I’ve had a few days that I made poor food choices. As a result, I felt sluggish.

“This journey is about continually being a mindful eater. It is essential to take an inventory of what we are doing.

Don’t let setbacks keep you from pushing forward to meet and maintain our new healthy lifestyle.”

5 Months Post-Op

She was now in the weight loss maintenance mode.

So, she gradually increased the intensity of her workouts.

6 Months Post-Op

Melonie updated that she had lost 67 lbs. since her gastric bypass surgery.

She added, “Hard work pays off, and it’s never easy. It can be fun if you keep it interesting and try new things.”

Melonie 1 Year Post-Op Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

1 Year Post Gastric Bypass Surgery

12 Months Post-Op

She reported that 95% of her health issues had been resolved.

Her hair was growing back. She had started experiencing hair loss 3-4 months after the gastric bypass.

She was down to 148 lbs from 216 lbs.

Keep reading to know about the gastric bypass surgery procedure: 

Understanding Gastric Bypass Surgery

A Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a weight-loss procedure in which

  • a tiny pouch is cut from the stomach and
  • attached directly to the small intestine.

It is one of the most commonly performed types of bariatric surgery.

Gastric bypass is a procedure for those who

  • haven’t seen success with diet and exercise or
  • have weight-related health issues.

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico helps resolve problems like diabetes, GERD, and dyslipidemia.[3]BMJ Open
Pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery in individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes
“The results agree with the previously suggested lower risks of all-cause mortality (49%) and cardiovascular disease (34%), and we also found positive effects for severe kidney disease but significantly increased risks (twofold to ninefold) of several short-term complications after GBP…”
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Source: News Medical Life Sciences[4]News Medical Life Sciences
Gastric Bypass Benefits
“Gastric bypass surgery is a surgical weight loss procedure that is offered to morbidly obese individuals who have not managed to achieve weight loss using alternative techniques such as improved lifestyle changes, dietary changes, exercise and medication.”
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Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico: Procedure

Gastric bypass is one of the safest bariatric surgery in Mexico.

It involves:

  • Dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch.

Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico Procedure

Gastric Bypass in Mexico
  • Connecting the smaller pouch to a section of the small intestine called the jejunum.

This allows food to bypass a portion of the intestine.

  • Connecting the larger stomach and bypassed duodenum to the later part of the small intestine.

This helps drain digestive juices for food digestion.

As most of the stomach and duodenum are bypassed, less food is absorbed.

Thus leading to significant weight loss.

Source: Mayo Clinic[5]Mayo Clinic
Bariatric Surgery
“Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass. The surgeon cuts across the top of the stomach, sealing it off from the rest of the stomach. The resulting pouch is about the size of a walnut and can hold only about an ounce of food. Typically, the stomach can hold about 3 pints of food. Then, the surgeon cuts the small intestine and sews part of it directly onto the pouch. Food then goes into this small pouch of stomach and then directly into the small intestine sewn to it. Food bypasses most of the stomach and the first section of the small intestine, and instead enters directly into the middle part of the small intestine.”
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Trip Schedule for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Once you qualify for the surgery, our case managers will help you with the surgery dates.

Before the Trip: You’ll receive an email with the trip details. Our nutritionist will mail you a custom pre-op diet.

Surgery Day: The bariatric surgeon will perform the pre-ops, including ECG, chest X-rays, and blood tests.

The nutritionist and psychiatrist will medically assess you.

Hospital Discharge: The surgeon will perform several tests to rule out leaks.

Gastric Bypass Schedule
Process Duration
Hospital Stay 3 nights
Hotel Stay 2 nights
Return to Work 2-3 weeks 

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Getting gastric bypass surgery in Mexico leads to significant weight loss, sure.

However, did you know about the other significant benefits of this procedure?

Read all about these benefits of gastric bypass, as highlighted by a 2018 study.[6]Jama Network
Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss at 5 Years Among Patients With Morbid Obesity
“gastric bypass for the secondary outcomes of type 2 diabetes remission, dyslipidemia resolution, QOL improvement, and late morbidity. Compared with sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass resulted in better resolution of hypertension, based on antihypertensive medication use.”
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Higher Excess Weight Loss

  • The average excess weight loss after gastric bypass is much higher than in restrictive surgeries.
  • Patients report losing more weight with gastric bypass surgery compared to lap band and gastric sleeve surgery.

Resolves Diabetes

  • Gastric bypass can result in the resolution of type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers observed a complete or partial remission of type 2 diabetes in 45% of the cases post-op RYGB.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Bypass Surgery Benefits

Lowers High Cholesterol Level

  • Post-surgery, cholesterol levels return to normal or near-normal levels.
  • Patients have reported discontinuing medication for cholesterol following gastric bypass.

Normalizes Blood Pressure

Do you suffer from high blood pressure caused by obesity?

Gastric bypass then becomes a great weight loss option for you.

This is because blood pressure is known to return to normal or near-normal levels post-surgery.

Learn more about the benefits of gastric bypass surgery from one of our patients.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass- Testimonial

Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve Vs. Lap Band

Here is a table comparing the three weight loss surgeries in Mexico:

Difference Between Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, & Lap Band
Criteria Gastric Bypass Gastric Sleeve Lap Band
Types of Weight-loss Surgery
“Gastric sleeve… surgeon removes most of your stomach, leaving only a banana-shaped section that is closed with staples…Gastric bypass…surgeon staples your stomach, creating a small pouch in the upper section…so you eat less because you feel full sooner…Adjustable gastric band…surgeon places a ring with an inner inflatable band around the top of your stomach to create a small pouch. ”
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A large portion of the stomach is bypassed Extra portion of the stomach is removed Stomach is restricted with a lap band
Cost in Mexico $5,495 $5,795 $7,695
Recovery Period 3-6 weeks[8]VeryWell Health
Gastric Sleeve Surgery vs. Gastric Bypass
“Total gastric bypass recovery time is three to six weeks.”
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2-4 weeks[9]VeryWell Health
Gastric Sleeve Surgery vs. Gastric Bypass
“The total gastric sleeve recovery time is approximately two to four weeks.”
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1-2 weeks[10]VeryWell Health
Lap-Band Surgery: Recovery
“Depending on the type of job you have, you may be ready to get back to work within one to two weeks after your Lap-Band surgery.”
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Weight Loss 70-80%* 60-70%* 35-40%[11]Springer Link
Long-Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
“The mean EWL for the 17 reports of LAGB was 45.9% ”
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*Source: Frontiers[12]Frontiers
Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Disease
“Bariatric surgery induces prompt weight loss within a few months which lasts for at least 12–18 months, with mean weight loss of ~35% (~70% loss of excess weight)…”
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Watch our expert bariatric surgeon in Mexico discuss the different weight loss surgeries:

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve in Mexico 

Mexico Travel Information

Which documents should I carry while entering Mexico?

What are the Mexico re-entry requirements?

We have answered all questions related to your medical trip below:

Entry Requirements in Mexico

Americans and Canadians traveling to Mexico require:

  • A valid passport
  • Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) for moving beyond the border zone
  • If traveling by car, then Mexican auto insurance is necessary

You don’t require a visa for a five to seven-day medical trip.[13]Travel.State.Gov
“TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Yes, if visiting for more than 180 days”
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Source: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores[14]Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
What documents do I need to enter Mexico?
“ A valid passport or travel document… A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM)…”
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Re-entry Requirements for the US or Canada

American and Canadian citizens re-entering the US or Canada should present any of the following:

  • Passport
  • Passport card
  • Enhanced driver’s license
  • Trusted Traveler Cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)[15]Homeland Security
    Trusted Traveler Programs
    “The Trusted Traveler Programs are risk-based programs to facilitate the entry of pre-approved travelers. All applicants are vetted to ensure that they meet the qualifications for the program to which they are applying. ”
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The Global Entry card is just an entry document, and you may not be allowed to enter Mexico using only this. 

Why Choose MTC for Gastric Bypass in Mexico?

Quality Treatment

We partner with

  • Hi-tech hospitals
  • Highly-qualified and experienced surgeons

US Corporation

MTC is:

  • Texas-based organization
  • Ranked A+ by Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Easy Payment Options

Accepted payment methods:

  • Stripe EMI
  • Cash, Paypal
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Wire and bank transfers

Seamless Travel Experience

MTC’s arrangments:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Destination support
  • Travel and logistics companies 


Getting bypass surgery in Mexico will save you hundreds of dollars and solve many health issues.

Get a free quote from MTC and ensure a seamless and hassle-free treatment in Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is gastric bypass surgery in Mexico?

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico costs between $5,495 – $6,995.

The same procedure would cost you $25,000 in the US and $16,000 in Canada.

So, compared to the US, you can save up to 78% on gastric bypass surgery in Mexico!

Is gastric bypass surgery in Mexico safe?

Our bariatric surgeons in Mexico are

  • Experienced
  • Highly qualified
  • Internationally accreditated

They have treated 5000+ international patients.

So, you can count on safe and complications-free surgery in Mexico by expert bariatric surgeons.

Can I get bariatric surgery in Mexico quickly?

You can book a surgery date in Mexico with the help of our case managers.

Once you reach Mexico, you will meet your surgeon and medical staff.

You will be required to stay 2-3 days in Mexico during your bariatric surgery.


  1. Where the Road Forks: Walking Across the Border to Tijuana
  2. Travel Safe- Abroad: How Safe Is Mexicali for Travel?
  3. BMJ Open: Pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery…
  4. Mayo Clinic: Bariatric Surgery
  5. News Medical Life Sciences: Gastric Bypass Benefits
  6. Jama Network: Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy…
  7. VeryWell Health: Gastric Sleeve Surgery vs. Gastric Bypass
  8. VeryWell Health: Lap-Band Surgery: Recovery
  9. Springer Link: Long-Term Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery…
  10. Frontiers: Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Cardiovascular Disease…
  11. Expatistan: Cost of living in Mexico compared to United States
  12. Travel.State.Gov.: Mexico
  13. Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores: What documents do I need to enter Mexico?
  14. Homeland Security: Trusted Traveler Programs