Gastric Bypass in Mexico – Quality Program at Affordable Price

Gastric bypass is the “gold standard” in weight loss surgery. We offer all-inclusive packages for gastric bypass in Mexico.

How Much is a Gastric Bypass in Mexico?

Prices vary from city to city. The cost of gastric bypass in Mexico begins from $5,595. It is inclusive of the surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, destination support, diet counseling, pick-up, and drop-off, among others.

Below is the price of gastric bypass in various Mexican cities:

CityCost in US$
Tijuana$5,595
Mexicali$5,950
Cancun$6,895

Gastric Bypass Mexico Package Inclusions

Surgeon FeesAnesthesia
All hospital mealsLab work
Hospital (2 nights)Hotel (2 nights)
Post-op medication (1 week)Pre-& post-op diet
Destination supportGround transfer
Follow-upsSupport group

Optional:

Gastric Bypass Cost Comparison – Mexico vs. USA and Canada

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico is cheaper than in the US and Canada. The following table shows the price difference:

CountryGastric Bypass Cost
Mexico$5,595 – $6,895
USA$24,000
Canada$21,000

Why the Cost Difference?

  • The cost of living in Mexico is lower than in the United States and Canada.
  • Staff salaries, office rent, and other overheads are lower in Mexico than in the US and Canada.
  • Mexican surgeons do not have to pay for malpractice insurance.
  • A less regulated environment gives surgeons the necessary freedom to practice without overcharging their patients.

Reasons to Choose MTC for Roux-en-Y Bypass in Mexico

Exclusive Discounts

We offer negotiated web-only discounts on bariatric surgery in Mexico.

Quality Medical Care

We’ve partnered with carefully screened hospitals, surgery centers, and weight loss surgeons to ensure quality care. MTC appraises them on the basis of:

  • Proven track record
  • Surgeons’ credentials
  • Certifications from recognized local and global bodies

US Corporation

We are a Texas-based US corporation. We have the highest A+ ranking by Better Business Bureau (BBB).

No Waiting Time

Appointments are quick with no waiting periods.

Convenient Payment Options

We accept payment in cash, credit/debit cards, wire and bank transfers, and PayPal.

All-round Travel Experience

Our partnership with travel and logistics companies ensures you have a seamless experience.

Bariatric Trip – Schedule for Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Before the trip

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

On arrival

Our driver will pick you from the border or the airport.

On the day of surgery

  • The bariatric surgeon will perform the pre-ops, including:
    • EKG
    • Chest x-ray
    • Blood work
  • The nutritionist and psychiatrist will medically assess you.

On the day of hospital discharge

The gastric bypass surgeon will perform a series of tests to rule out leaks.

Entering/Exiting Mexico

Entry Requirements

Americans and Canadians traveling to Mexico:

  • Require a valid passport
  • Don’t require a visa for a five to seven-day medical trip.
  • Need a Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) for traveling beyond the border zone.
Tip for those traveling by car: Carry Mexican auto insurance.

Documents for Re-entering the USA/Canada

American and Canadian citizens re-entering the US or Canada should present any of the following:1

  • Passport
  • Passport card
  • Enhanced driver’s license
  • Trusted Traveler Cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)

Destinations for Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Gastric Bypass in Tijuana (TJ)

The hospitals for gastric bypass in Tijuana, Mexico are:

Option 1: a Bariatric Center of Excellence in Tijuana

The hospital is in the beautiful Twin-Towers complex.

Option 2: Oasis of Hope

A full-service hospital in TJ with 50+ years of successful track record. It is in the vicinity of the beach area.

Weight Loss Surgeon in Tijuana

The bariatric surgeon in Tijuana has a track record of 1,000+ surgeries. He specializes in the following:

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
  • Gastric bypass
  • Mini-gastric bypass
  • Revisional surgery

He has completed courses in:

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (the American College of Surgeons)
  • Advanced Life Support (the American Heart Association)

Reaching Tijuana

  • The San Diego airport (IATA: SAN) is the closest US airport to TJ.
  • The Mexican border city is 15 miles north of downtown San Diego.
  • One can enter Tijuana from the San Ysidro port of entry. It is open 24*7.

Steer clear of Calle Coahuila and Zone Norte in Tijuana. Other areas to avoid are El Florido, Murua, and Mariano Matamoros.

Gastric Bypass in Mexicali

The hospital in Mexicali has a 14-year successful track record.

The hospital for gastric bypass in Mexicali features:

  • Advanced operating rooms
  • 24*7 emergency units
  • Cafe
  • On-site imaging services


Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexicali

We have partnered with a leading bariatric surgeon in Mexicali. Below is a snapshot of his profile:

  • Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced diploma of minimally invasive surgery
  • Advanced diploma of obesity surgery
  • Attended XXIX National Congress of Surgery

Reaching Mexicali

By Air

  • The Imperial County Airport (IATA: IPL) is the closest US airport.
  • Mexicali is 30 miles from the airport.

By Car

  • Our network hospital is 200 yards from the east border entry.
  • The driving distance from the nearby US cities to Mexicali is:
US CitiesDistance
Calexico6 miles
El Centro18 miles
Imperial Valley (IATA: IPL)38 miles
Salton Lake70 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

Gastric Bypass in Cancun

The hospital in Cancun has been serving for the past thirty years.

From water sports to Mayan sites, the Caribbean has something for everyone.

Below are some of the features of the hospital:

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)24*7 Emergency Room
Digital X-RayCT Scan

Additional Features

  • The hospital is a short distance away from the beach and is close to the downtown area.
  • It is in a safe neighborhood.
  • It is 15 minutes from a shopping area.

Gastric bypass in Cancun is affordable. Take a tour of the bariatric-specific hospital in Cancun:

Bariatric Surgeon in Cancun

A sneak peek of the profile of our bariatric surgeon in Cancun:

  • US-trained and board-certified
  • Zero percent complication rates
  • Attends several WLS conferences in Mexico and the world-over
  • A regular attendee of IFSO congresses
  • Imparts bariatric training to other surgeons


Reaching Cancun

  • The hospital is 30 minutes from the international airport (IATA: CUN).
  • Below is the average flight times from the US and Canada:
LocationTo Cancun
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

Safety in Mexico

Below are some safety tips:

  • Use toll roads instead of free ones.
  • Be aware of your surroundings in casinos and bars.
  • Avoid traveling at night. Travel in the daytime.
  • Avoid deserted places and underpasses at night.
  • Register with the STEP program for safety alerts in Mexico.
  • Avoid sharing your travel plans with strangers.
  • Secure your wallet and passport beneath your clothes.

Gastric Bypass Mexico Reviews

Marilyn from CA reviews gastric bypass in Tijuana:


Another client reviews gastric bypass bariatric surgery in Mexico:


Kelly from Washington talks about her experience:


Gastric Bypass Success Story: Melonie from the USA

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.

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Highest Weight


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Before Surgery

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On Surgery


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Current Weight

Melanie’s weight loss in pounds (lb)

Pre-op

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

Post-op

Five Days

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.”

Her Before and After Gastric Bypass Pics

Click every picture to enlarge.

Two Weeks

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!”

Three Weeks

She reported losing weight slowly yet consistently.

Six Weeks  

Melonie was down to 172 lbs from 203 lbs. In addition to cardio, she took up weight training.

Seven Weeks

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

9.5 Weeks

Melonie reported: “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!”

12 Weeks

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

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.”

4.5 Months

Pre-op Weight: 216 lbs. Surgery Weight: 206lbs. Current Weight: 149 lbs.

5 Months

She was now in the weight loss maintenance mode. She had increased the intensity of her workouts gradually.

6 Months

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.”

1 Year
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.”

An Overview of Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Gastric bypass divides the stomach into two parts: a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch.
  • It involves reconnecting the stomach pouches with the small intestine.
  • This arrangement enables the food to bypass a part of the intestine.
  • The procedure is also known as Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB).
RYGB was the second most preferred procedure in the USA in 2017 – ASMBS

Benefits of RYGB

Results in Higher Excess Weight Loss

The average excess weight loss after gastric bypass is much higher than in restrictive surgeries. On an average, one loses 77% of the extra weight within a year of the surgery.

Resolves Diabetes

Gastric bypass can result in resolution of type 2 diabetes. In a study, researchers observed a complete or partial remission of type 2 diabetes in 45% cases post-op RYGB.2

Lowers High Cholesterol Level

Post-surgery, cholesterol levels return to normal or near-normal levels. As per a study, 60% of the participants reported discontinuation of medication for cholesterol following gastric bypass.2

Normalizes Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is known to return to normal or near normal levels, post-surgery.

References:

  1. U.S. Citizens – Documents needed to enter the United States and to travel internationally. U.S. Customs
  2. Salminen, et al. Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Gastric Bypass at 5 Years. JAMA 




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