Gastric bypass in Mexico is the second most sought-after bariatric procedure after Gastric sleeve. It is due to the aggressive weight loss results and its ability to resolve comorbidities like GERD and dumping syndrome.
At Medical Tourism Corporation, we offer all-inclusive packages at affordable prices.
The cost of gastric bypass in Mexico is on an average between $5,199- $6,895. These prices varies from one place to another due to many reasons. However, the cost of this life-saving surgery is very cheap if compared to that in the USA.
|City||Cost in US$|
All these Mexican locations offer packages that are inclusive of:
|All hospital meals||Lab work|
|Hospital Stay||Hotel Stay|
|Post-op medication||Pre- & post-op diet|
|Destination support||Ground transfer|
The following table shows the price difference of Mexico against USA and Canada:
|Country||Gastric Bypass Cost|
|Mexico||$5,199 – $6,895|
The following pointers explain this cost difference:
Once you qualify for the surgery, the case managers will help you with the surgery dates.
You can visit the hospital and talk to the surgeons before the surgery which will ensure your trust in our services.
However, you can also book an appointment with us through our online portal, and our case managers will guide you through the journey.
|Gastric Bypass Schedule||Duration|
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Our driver will pick you from the border or the airport.
The gastric bypass surgeon will perform a series of tests to rule out leaks.
Americans and Canadians traveling to Mexico:
American and Canadian citizens re-entering the US or Canada should present any of the following:U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Citizens – Documents needed to enter the United States and/or to travel Internationally.
“U.S. citizens entering the United States by land or sea are required to present a valid WHTI-compliant document…”
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Note: The Global Entry card is just an Entry document, and you may not be allowed to enter Mexico using only this.
The hospitals for gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, Mexico are:
The hospital is in the beautiful Twin-Towers complex. It features an in-house ICU, post-surgery recovery room, and specialized operation theaters.
This medical facility is close to the local beach area. It is a full-service hospital in TJ with 50+ years of successful track record.
The bariatric surgeon in Tijuana has a track record of 1,000+ surgeries. He specializes in the following:
He has completed courses in:
Steer clear of Calle Coahuila and Zone Norte in Tijuana. Other areas to avoid are El Florido, Murua, and Mariano Matamoros.
The hospital in Mexicali has a 14-year successful track record.
The hospital for gastric bypass in Mexicali features:
We have partnered with a leading bariatric surgeon in Mexicali. Below is a snapshot of his profile:
|El Centro||18 miles|
|Imperial Valley (IATA: IPL)||38 miles|
|Salton Lake||70 miles|
|Palm Springs (IATA: PSP)||118 miles|
|San Diego (IATA: SAN)||117 miles|
|Phoenix, AZ (IATA: PHX)||239 miles|
|Tucson, AZ (IATA: TUS)||125 miles|
The hospital in Cancun has been serving for the past thirty years.
Below are some of the features of the hospital:
|Intensive Care Unit (ICU)||24*7 Emergency Room|
|Digital X-Ray||CT Scan|
Gastric bypass in Cancun is affordable. Take a tour of the bariatric-specific hospital in Cancun:
A sneak peek of the profile of our bariatric surgeon in Cancun:
|Procedure||Large stomach portion bypassed||extra portion of stomach removed|
|Recovery Time||2 to 4 weeks||2 to 4 weeks|
|Dumping syndrome||High risk||Low risk|
|Weight Loss||60 to 80 percent||60 to 70 percent|
|Gastric reflux remissionRalph Peterli, Bettina Karin Wölnerhanssen, Thomas Peters,
Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients With Morbid Obesity
“Gastric reflux worsened (more symptoms or increase in therapy) more often after sleeve gastrectomy (31.8%) than after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (6.3%)….”
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A researchPoelemeijer YQM, Liem RSL, Våge V, Mala T, Sundbom M, Ottosson J, Nienhuijs SW
Gastric Bypass Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy: Patient Selection and Short-term Outcome of 47,101 Primary Operations from the Swedish, Norwegian, and Dutch National Quality Registries.
“One-year post surgery, less RYGB-patients were lost-to follow-up (12.1% vs 16.5%, P < 0.001) and RYGB resulted in a higher rate…”
View in Article was conducted on 47, 101 patients who were randomized to undergo either gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve.
The results highlighted that one-year after the surgery, less RYGB-patients were lost-to follow-up as compared to sleeved patients. This shows that gastric bypass is more secure than the sleeve procedure.
|Calgary, AB (IATA: YYC)||5 h 10 min|
|Vancouver, BC (IATA: YVR)||5 h 40 min|
|Toronto, ON (IATA: YYZ)||3 h 50 min|
|New York, NY (IATA: EWR)||3 h 55 min|
|Washington D.C. (IATA: IAD)||3 h 20 min|
|Miami, FL (IATA: MIA)||1 h 40 min|
|Orlando, FL (IATA: MCO)||1 h 50 min|
Below are some safety tips:
Terinda had her surgery in Tijuana in 2018. She had traveled to Mexico from Washington state. Here’s her review:
Kelly, who chose gastric bypass to lose weight, talks about her experience:
Some of our clients with successful bariatric surgeries reported the following non-scale victories.
Here’s the complete weight loss journey of one of our clients. Melonie is from the United States, and she had the gastric bypass surgery in Mexico.
Melonie lost 13 lbs. through her pre-op diet. She had her surgery in Tijuana in August 2017.
Melonie reported: “I woke up feeling great today, so I went to work! I’m not in any pain, and I have energy! I’m able to drink water, protein, sugar-free Jell-O, and chicken broth with no issues at all.
“I have no problem taking vitamins. The doctor and nurses said I didn’t look like I had surgery. I can see the difference in my face. I feel different emotionally in a good way.”
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She had lost 23 lb. Melonie said: “I’m already off one diabetes medication and going to get off one of my blood pressure medications. To better health!”
She reported losing weight slowly yet consistently.
Melonie was down to 172 lbs from 203 lbs. In addition to cardio, she took up weight training.
She reported: “Off two diabetic meds, two blood pressure meds, and acid reflux meds. Feeling great and staying focused.”
Melonie said: “In the past seven days I’ve hiked a moderate trail of 2.5 miles. I’ve 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 lb. My goal is to reach 160 lbs. I have a ton of energy. I am no longer light-headed. My days of getting tired easily after minimal activity are LONG gone!”
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.”
In Melonie’s own words: “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 any setback keep you from pushing forward to meet and maintain our new healthy lifestyle.”
She was now in the weight loss maintenance mode. She had increased the intensity of her workouts gradually.
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.”
She reported that 95% of her health issues had resolved. Her hair was growing back. She had started experiencing hair loss 3-4 months after gastric bypass.
She was down to 148 lbs. from 216 lbs.
She sums up her journey in these beautiful words: “Today, I looked at myself in the mirror and liked what I saw.”
Disclaimer: Weight loss results may vary. We do not guarantee any specific results.
The New England Journal of Medicine: Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass