Bariatric Surgery Mexico: Safe & Low Cost

Are you tired of endless diets and workouts that don’t deliver the desired results?

Bariatric surgery in Mexico is the solution you’ve been looking for!

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Results

Nicole Parker: MTC’s Happy Client

Nicole’s transformation after bariatric surgery in Mexico is just one of the many success stories at MTC.

Starting at 276lbs, she turned to us for help and underwent bariatric surgery in Mexico on July 7th, 2021.

She successfully reached her goal weight of 140lbs, achieving an incredible transformation!

Keep reading to learn how you can achieve the same results without spending big!

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Outcome

Nicole’s transformation after bariatric surgery in Mexico is one of MTC’s many success stories.

Starting at 276lbs, she turned to us for help.

She successfully reached her goal weight of 140lbs, achieving an incredible transformation!

Get the body you deserve!

Know your options

How Much is Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico?

The average cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico is about 70% lower than in the US.

Bariatric surgery in Mexico starts from $4,000, while in the States it can cost up to a whooping $25,000!

Cost of Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico vs. Other Countries (USD)
Country Cost of Gastric Sleeve Cost of Gastric Bypass
Mexico $4,295* $5,495*
USA $21,000 $23,000
Canada $18,000 $22,000
Australia $14,500 $16,000
UK $14,400 $19,700

*Prices may vary case-to-case.

💡Did you know?
Gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico costs the lowest among the States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Moreover, we offer all inclusive packages for weight loss surgery in Mexico!

Need more details? Keep reading! 

All-Inclusive Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Experience our all-inclusive weight loss surgery in Mexico ranging from $4,000 to $10,000.

Let’s get right to the details!

Weight Loss Surgery Packages in Mexico
Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery D. Switch
Cost ( in USD)
$4,295 – $4,795 $5,495 – $6,745 $7,000 – $8,000 $9,500 – $9, 900
Stay Duration: Hospital + Hotel
2 + 2 nights 3 + 2 nights 2 + 1 night 3 + 2 nights
Recovery Period
2-3 weeks[1]The Gastric Guru
Gastric Sleeve
“The recovery period for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is around 4 to 6 weeks.”
View in Article
3-6 weeks[2]VeryWell Health
Gastric Bypass Surgery: Recovery
“Recovery from your gastric bypass surgery takes about three to six weeks.”
View in Article
4-6 weeks[3]The Gastric Guru
Revisional surgery
“Depending on how the surgery was performed (open or laparoscopic) recovery will be a period of 4 to 6 weeks.”
View in Article
2-4 weeks[4]HealthLine
Everything You Need to Know About Duodenal Switch Surgery
“You may be able to return to work and other daily activities in as little as 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks.”
View in Article

Wondering about the inclusions? The cost of our self-pay weight loss surgery Mexico package includes:

  • Pre-op lab tests
  • Hospital charges and stay
  • Patient meals during the hospital stay
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Bariatric surgeon and Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Destination support by a bilingual patient coordinator
  • 2-night hotel stay
  • X-rays and leak tests
  • Take-home medication
  • Follow-ups with bariatric surgeons
  • Pre and post-op nutrition consultations
  • Online support groups for lifestyle and emotional support

Why Medical Tourism Corporation?

Considering bariatric surgery in Mexico but unsure where to begin? Let us help!

Join the ever-expanding community of satisfied patients at MTC.

*BBB: Better Business Bureau *US-RD: US Registered
MTC For Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Thousands select us for their weight loss surgery in Mexico, also because we offer:


Pick-Up and Drop-Off

We provide free ground transfers from the following pick-up points:

  • Cancun Airport (IATA: CUN)
  • Guadalajara Airport (IATA: GDL)
  • San Diego airport and hotel near border or airport (for Tijuana).

🏨Hotel Stay

Free Hotel Stay

We offer a free stay at The Grand in Tijuana, which features the Grand Care exclusive floor. It’s equipped with:

  • special food menus,
  • medical beds with controls,
  • a 24/7 exclusive reception for patients.

Another option is Hotel Quartz in Tijuana! Contact us for more details.

Grand Care Room

Hotel Quartz

Top Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico

Looking for board-certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico? Look no further!

Find more details about the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico below!

dr. guillermo lopez tijuana

Dr. Guillermo Lopez

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana

Medical Assistant Director at the Tijuana General Hospital.


  • Graduation from Mexico’s Autonomous University, 1978.
  • Laparoscopic surgery course from UABC, 1992.


  • ACLS by the American Heart Association.
  • Specialist in Bariatric Surgery by the Mexican Council of General Surgery AC.

Dr. Luis Cazares

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana

15+ years of experience


  • Graduation from University of Nuevo Leon, 2002.
  • Mini-fellowship Gastrosleeve, Dr. Juan A. Lopez Corvala, 2007.


  • Professional License Number: 6249094
  • 3,000 top-rated reviews from happy patients

Dr. Galileo Villareal

Dr. Galieleo Villareal

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Nuevo Laredo

13+ years of experience


  • Graduation from Medical School Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
  • Residency in General Surgery & Basic Laparoscopy


  • Advanced Laparoscopy endorsed by ECFA (Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery
  • Fellowship in Gastric Banding

Dr. Hector Perez

Dr. Hector Perez

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Cancun

15+ years of experience


  • Medical School: Mexican Faculty of Medicine, La Salle University 2000, Mexico City
  • Medical Internship: Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, 2001


  • Board certified by Mexican Council of General Surgery, 2012 (recertified)
  • Member of the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases, 2013

Dr. Cristobal Garza

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Piedras Negras

6+ years of experience


  • General Medicine, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Specialisation in minimally invasive bariatric surgery


  • Member of CMCOEM
  • Performed over 10,000+ surgeries

Dr. Oscar Treviño

Dr. Oscar H. Trevino

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Reynosa

14+ years of experience


  • Graduated from Monterrey University
  • Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopy


  • Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases

Dr. Oscar Certificate

Dr. Oscar Certificate

Dr. Sergio del Hoyo

📍Bariatric Surgeon in Puerto Vallarta

15+ years of experience


  • Surgeon and Obstetrician Degree, University of Guadalajara. School of Medicine, Mexico


  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disease Surgery

Top Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Here’s where our provider surgeons practice weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Azura Hospital, Cancun


  • Dr. Hector Perez


  • Av Sunyaxchen 59-6, Cancún, Mexico


  • Established in 1979
  • Formerly known as Victoria Hospital
  • Equipped with a pharmacy, ICU and more


⭐3.7 stars (111 google reviews)

“Excellent attention and service. Affordable prices, clean and adequate facilities. I highly recommend the doctor and the hospital.”

-Yolanda Pérez Pimentel

Hospital De Especialidades, Nuevo Laredo


  • Dr. Galileo Villareal


  • A. Obregón 3256, Col. Jardín, Nvo. Laredo


  • Established in 1990
  • ICU with patient monitoring by telemetry
  • Medical and emergency services 24 hours/365 days


4.1 stars (68 google reviews)

“Everyone is so nice and friendly. My son had a gastric sleeve. I’m so happy for him! Highly recommend them!!”

– Maria Fabila

LIMARP | Hospital for Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

LIMARP, Tijuana


  • Dr. Guillermo Lopez


  • Blvd. Agua Caliente 4558-601, Tijuana


  • Internationally renowned bariatric surgery center
  • Accredited as an International Center of Excellence for Obesity


⭐5.0 (46 google reviews)

“They took amazing care of me during my stay and surgery. I would definitely go back. Very attentive. Recommend it over anything we have in the states.”
– Jenna S

Blue Medical Tower


  • Dr. Luis Cazares


  • Vía Ote. 9750, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, Tijuana


  • Bilingual staff
  • 25+ years of experience
  • Minutes away from the Tijuana-US Border


4.9 (13 google reviews)

“The best experience! Despite being from the US and being unfamiliar with the language, they were incredibly accommodating and helpful, answering any questions I had. Highly recommended!
– Brigette Martinez

Obesity Goodbye Center


  • Dr. Hector Perez


  • Av. Francisco I. Madero 2050, Tijuana


  • Fully equipped bariatric center
  • Advanced sterilization system
  • Meets US & Canadian Medical Standard


4.8 (38 google reviews)

“I am so grateful I was introduced to Obesity Goodbye Center. From the moment I walked in the door in December 2018, I was treated like I was their only patient. Thank you so much!”
– Debra Learn

CMQ Premier Hospital


  • Dr. Sergio del Hoyo


  • Av. Francisco Villa, Col. Villas Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta


  • Established in 2008
  • Highly-trained and bilingual staff
  • Included in the Canadian Consulate’s website


3.7 stars (86 google reviews)

“Came here from the U.S. for a surgery and I found this hospital to be amazing- perfectly clean, well run, very comfortable. The staff was excellent too!
– Emily V.

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Results

Prepare to be inspired and moved by the incredible journeys of our patients!

Our expert surgeons have helped numerous individuals achieve remarkable weight loss.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out the jaw-dropping transformations that our patients have undergone!

Connie’s Testimonial

Came to have gastric sleeve in Tijuana four months ago. Lost 53 pounds! My husband saw my results and he wanted to do it too! Had great service from everybody through MTC.
Connie, San Antonio, TX

Annie’s Testimonial

My third time to work with Medical Tourism Co. and I think it’s a wonderful company. The reason why I’m here the third time? My sister – she became very jealous of my wonderful results.
Annie Brooks, Colorado

Everything About Dealing With Obesity

Struggling with obesity or those extra pounds can bring about some serious health issues.

It can be diabetes, heart problems, or osteoarthritis.

But that’s not where it stops!

Obesity can also mess with your head, leading to depression and damaging the overall quality of life.[5]CDC
Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
“People who have overweight or obesity*, compared to those with healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions. These include…Type 2 diabetes. Coronary heart disease…Osteoarthritis…Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders”
View in Article

Depression due to obesity

Obesity Can Cause Depression

In such situations, people often seek quick solutions rather than disrupting their lives for years.

Weight loss drugs

Prescription Weight Loss Drugs

In today’s market, there are plenty of prescription weight loss drugs.

You’ve got choices like semaglutide, liraglutide, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, orlistat, and setmelanotide.[6]NIH
Prescription Medications to Treat Overweight & Obesity
“The FDA has approved five of these drugs—orlistat (Xenical, Alli), phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia), naltrexone-bupropion (Contrave), liraglutide (Saxenda), and semaglutide (Wegovy)—for long-term use. A sixth approved drug, setmelanotide (IMCIVREE), is limited to people who have been diagnosed…”
View in Article

And there’s a newbie on the block, Tirzepatide, which just finished its trials and is set to hit the market soon.[7]Fierce Pharma
Eli Lilly’s weight-loss drug passes 2nd trial with flying colors, setting up likely approval
“Armed with two sets of positive phase 3 results, Eli Lilly said it will wrap an FDA rolling submission for tirzepatide in adults with obesity or who are overweight in the coming weeks…Eli Lilly’s trending weight loss candidate tirzepatide has scored its second pivotal trial win—once again with impressive results.”
View in Article

These weight loss meds have fancy-sounding names and different ingredients.

They help you lose weight, and each has its own way of working.

Some of them like orlistat cut down fat absorption in your gut.[8]NIH
Prescription Medications to Treat Overweight & Obesity
“Orlistat: Works in your gut to reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs from the food you eat”
View in Article

A few make you feel less hungry and more satisfied.

Specially, the GLP-1 receptor agonists like liraglutide act on your brain areas that control feeding.[9]NCBI
Liraglutide: a review of the first once-daily GLP-1 receptor agonist
“Liraglutide is an analog with 97% homology to human glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist. ”
View in Article
[10]Journal of Endocrinology
Effects of glucagon-like peptide 1 on appetite and body weight: focus on the CNS
“GLP-1RA improve glycaemic control and stimulate satiety, leading to reductions in food intake and body weight. Besides gastric distension and peripheral vagal nerve activation, GLP-1RA induce satiety by influencing brain regions involved in the regulation of feeding…”
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In general, weight loss pills come with the disclaimers about possible side effects, like

  • Little nausea
  • Loss of appetite

But in reality, they pose more severe concerns.

For instance, consider the GLP-1-receptor agonist drugs.

They might trigger pancreatitis, bowel blockages, and a stomach condition called gastroparesis.[11]JAMA Network
Risk of Gastrointestinal Adverse Events Associated With Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists for Weight Loss
“Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists are medications approved for treatment of diabetes that recently have also been used off label for weight loss. Studies have found increased risks of gastrointestinal adverse events (biliary disease, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, and gastroparesis) ”
View in Article

And guess what? The newcomer will work on both GLP-1 and GIP posing an increased risk.[12]NCBI
“ Given its potent weight loss properties, tirzepatide be used off-label for obesity treatment. It works as a dual GLP-1 agonist and GIP agonist to maximize similar benefits that are seen with GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide”
View in Article

Now, you might be curious about the safety record of previous weight loss drugs.

The FDA took action by recalling a weight loss drug called locaserin.[13]US. FDA
FDA requests the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased occurrence of cancer. ”
View in Article

It was marketed under a different brand name.

The regulatory agency considered it necessary to remove this drug from the market due to its cancer-causing ability.

Worried after hearing about those scary risks? Fret not.

We’re offering you safer alternatives! Keep scrolling down to learn about them.

Multiple Options: Types of Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Explore weight loss surgeries in Mexico with our guide on the various options available south of the border.

Let’s dive right in!

Dr. Galileo Villareal on Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve | Type of WLS in Mexico
  • Does not involve cutting or reconnecting the small intestine[14]John Hopkins Medicine
    Gastric Sleeve Surgery
    “The small intestine is not operated on or changed. After the surgery, less food will make you full when eating.”
    View in Article
  • Removal of a large part of the stomach- about 80% of it[15]
    Bariatric Surgery Research
    “VSG involves a reduction in stomach size of around 80% and the creation of a gastric “sleeve” to connect the small intestine to the esophagus. ”
    View in Article
  • A much simpler procedure than gastric bypass[16]HealthLine
    How Do Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass Surgeries Compare?
    “Gastric bypass surgery is more complicated than gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery only involves one step, while gastric bypass surgery is a two-step procedure.”
    View in Article

Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric reduction, and vertical gastroplasty.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • Roux-en-Y is French for in the form of a Y.
  • It involves reducing the stomach to an egg-sized pouch.
  • The pouch is reattached to the small intestine directly bypassing the stomach.
  • This limits the absorption of fat and calories from the food you eat.
Source: ASMBS[17]ASMBS
Bariatric Surgery Procedures
“The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, often called the “gastric bypass”..The name is a French term meaning “in the form of a Y”…the stomach is divided into a smaller top portion (pouch) which is about the size of an egg. The larger part of the stomach is bypassed and no longer stores or digests food..Additionally, the food does not come into contact with the first portion of the small bowel and this results in decreased absorption.”
View in Article

Also known as the roux-en-y gastric bypass.

Looking to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures?

Look no further than Dr. Villareal’s detailed explanation!

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass: Which One’s for You?

Duodenal Switch

Duodenal | Type of WLS in Mexico

The surgery involves altering the normal digestion process by:

  • Removing part of the stomach to make it smaller
  • Changing the small intestine so that bile and pancreatic juices mingle with digested food towards the:
    • middle or
    • end of it
Source: John Hopkins Medicine[18]John Hopkins Medicine
BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery
“For this, a large portion of the stomach is removed with a stapling instrument, leaving you a narrow tube, or sleeve, from the top to near the bottom of the stomach…The small intestine is divided and a connection is made near the end of the small intestine. The third part of the BPD/DS procedure changes the normal way that bile and digestive juices break down food.”
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Also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, BPD-DS, gastric reduction duodenal switch, and GRDS.

Gastric Balloon

Gastric Balloon in Mexico
  • Inflatable apparatus is placed in the stomach endoscopically.
  • It reduces the gastric space and makes the person feel full sooner.
  • It is usually removed after nine months endoscopically.
Source: HealthDirect[19]Health Direct
Inserting a gastric balloon
“A gastric balloon is an inflatable silicone balloon that is inserted in your stomach. It works by making you feel full sooner so that you eat less…A gastric balloon can only stay in place for up to 9 months.”
View in Article

Also known as the Intragastric Balloon.

Is Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Safe?

Wondering if bariatric surgery in Mexico is safe? Lets’ find out!


To ensure safe and successful weight loss in Mexico, it’s important to know if you’re a good candidate.

Bariatric surgery requires a high level of commitment and should only be considered if conventional means like:

  • diet control and
  • exercising have not helped.

Additionally, your BMI should be more than or equal to 30.

It’s the perfect option for you if you have obesity-related comorbidities, like:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Bone & joint problems
  • Brain stroke risk
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Hormonal problems
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Depression
  • Asthma
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hernia
Source: ASMBS[20]ASMBS
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
“Majority of bariatric surgery patients with diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea experience remission of these obesity-related diseases. Condition/Disease Remission Rate Type 2 Diabetes 92% Hypertension 75% Obstructive Sleep Apnea 96% Dyslipidemia 76% Cardiovascular Disease”
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Fill out our medical questionnaire to get a better understanding of your eligibility for weight loss in Mexico.

Check out the video below to learn more about how weight loss surgery can work wonders in improving obesity-related health issues.

Bariatric Surgery Offers More Than Just Weight Loss


Bariatric surgery in Mexico is a safe procedure.

With MTC, you get access to our weight loss surgeons who have:

  • board-certification,
  • an excellent track record,
  • more than 80% of the practice in WLS,
  • prior experience with US and Canadian patients.

They also offer post-surgery follow-ups and support.

Still have some concerns? Hear directly from thousands of MTC’s happy patients!


These general tips in mind can help offer you a safer experience:

  • Choose a hospital in a safe locality.
  • Consider bringing someone with you.
  • Look up the credentials of the hospital and surgeons.
  • Do not choose a location that involves prolonged traveling.
  • For an added layer of protection arrange for aftercare back home.
  • Ask for references – talk to previous patients and ask them about their experiences.
  • Ask for medical reports and records– to update your local doctor and facilitate necessary follow-up in your home country.

We can help you plan your medical trip to Mexico. Contact us today!

Advantages of Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Ozempic vs Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana

 Top Bariatric Surgery Destinations in Mexico

Love the advantages weight loss surgery in Mexico provides over America & Canada?

Let’s dive deeper and take a look at the top bariatric surgery locations in Mexico!


Want to check white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs off your bucket list?

Then, Cancun is the medical tourism destination for you!

Cancun | Top Bariatric Surgery Destination in Mexico

Along with diving and snorkelling, one can also visit many archaeological sites here.

Wondering how to reach Cancun?

Here’s how:


Flights to Cancun from US
City Time
Miami (MIA) 1h 45min
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) 1h 55min
Orlando (MCO) 2h
Atlanta (ATL) 2h 30 min
Charlotte (CLT) 3h 10 min
Baltimore (BWI) 3h 55 min
Washington (IAD) 3h 50 min
Philadelphia (PHL) 4h
New York (JFK) 4h 10 min
San Francisco (SFO) 5h 10 min


Flights to Cancun from Canada
City Time
Toronto (YYZ) 4h 25 mins
Montreal (YUL) 5h 10 mins
Quebec (YQB) 4h 55mins
Calgary (YYC) 5h 30 mins


Looking for a close and affordable location in Mexico for your weight loss surgery?

Then, Tijuana is just the place for you!

Tijuana | Top Bariatric Surgery Destination in Mexico

Located only about 20 miles from San Diego, CA, here’s how you can reach Tijuana to avail:

  • high-quality and
  • affordable weight loss surgery.

By Road

Are you located near the Tijuana-US border? Wonderful!

You can simply drive to Tijuana.

Driving from US to Tijuana
From Duration
San Diego 30 mins
Los Angeles 2h 48mins
Las Vegas 5h 20mins
Phoneix 5h 50mins

By Air

Don’t live near the border? No worries, we’ve got your back!

You can take a flight to the San Diego International Airport, followed by a quick 30-minute road trip to reach Tijuana.

Flying Time to San Diego Airport
From Duration
Denver 2h 30 min
Seattle 2h 45mins
Dallas 3h 10mins
New York 6h 20mins

Plan your medical trip with us today! Get in touch with us here.

Need more details about border-crossing? Watch this video for all the details!

Best Time to Cross The US-Tijuana Border

Neuvo Laredo

Neuvo Laredo as a top bariatric destination in Mexico is as close as it can get!

San Diego to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Only 10 miles from the bordering city Laredo in Texas, USA, people often drive there.

Driving to Neuvo Laredo
From Duration
San Diego 1hr 45mins
San Antonio 2h 36mins
Austin 3hr 50mins

Piedras Negras

Piedras Negras

Another bordering bariatric surgery destination in Mexico is Piedras Negras!

Bordering the city of Eagle Pass in Texas, it’s only 3.4 miles away!

Here’s how long it’ll take you to drive to Piedras Negras.

By Road

Driving to Piedras Negras from US Cities
City Duration
San Antonio 2 hr 31 minutes
Austin 3 hr 40 minutes
Houston 5 hr 21 minutes


Weight Loss Surgery in Reynosa

Reynosa offers plenty of tourist attractions and even easy accessibility!

Bordering many US cities in Texas, it’s only a short drive away.

Drive to Reynosa
From Duration
Hidalgo 19 mins
San Juan 35 mins
McAllen 36 mins

Bariatric Surgery in Reynosa, Mexico: Required Documents, Safety & More!

Puerto Vallarta

Need a warm, beachy and sunny bariatric destination? Puerto Vallarta is the place for you!

Located in Jalisco state, it’s a short flight away from the states.

Flight Details

Flights from USA to PVR
From Duration
Los Angeles 2h 55min
Denver 3h 18 min
San Francisco 3h 35 min
Chicago 4h 35 min


Are there any financing options for weight loss surgery in Mexico?

Yes, with Medical Tourism Corporation you pay for your bariatric surgery in Mexico with the help of Supermoney!

Supermoney makes understanding medical loans easy for you. All you have to do is fill a form!

Within minutes, you will receive the best medical loan offers personalised for you.

Compare rates, terms & features and choose the best option for yourself.

Why is weight loss surgery in Mexico cheap?

Weight loss surgery in Mexico is cheaper:

  • Due to the lower cost of living as compared to US[21]
    Mexico vs United States – Cost of Living Comparison
    “The average cost of living in Mexico ($786) is 64% less expensive than in the United States ($2213).”
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    & Canada.[22]
    Canada vs Mexico – Cost of Living Comparison
    “The average cost of living in Canada ($1826) is 132% more expensive than in Mexico ($786).”
    View in Article
  • Moreover, the cost of setting up a practice in Mexico is cheap too.

Learn more about why weight loss surgery in Mexico is cheaper than in the States from Dr. Perez in the video below.

What are the risks of bariatric surgery?

Like any other surgery, bariatric surgery in Mexico has its own sets of risk. These are:

  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Developing Kidney Stones, and
  • Weight Regain among others.

However, the risk of undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico are minimal when compared to the health risks related to obesity like:

  • sleep apnoea,
  • diabetes,
  • hypertension, and
  • in some cases even premature death.
Source: Penn Medicine[23]Penn Medicine
Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?
“Some potential risks of bariatric surgery include dumping syndrome, developing kidney stones, not losing the desired amount of weight or weight regain….When compared to the risks of living with obesity — including complications related to diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension, and the increased likelihood of premature death — the risks of bariatric surgery are minimal.”
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How to prepare my body for weight loss surgery in Mexico?

Wondering what your diet should look like before you undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico?

We’ve got your back!

Check out Katelyn Mock, our US-registered bariatric dietitian, break it down for you!


Ready to take the first step towards a healthier, happier you?

Look no further than bariatric surgery in Mexico!

Achieve your weight loss goals and embrace a whole new lease on life with our top-notch procedures.

We know that planning a medical trip can be daunting, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Contact us today and let’s get started on your incredible transformation journey!


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