If you’ve looked into having weight loss surgery, the price tag probably shocked you. Did you know that it’s far more affordable to have weight loss surgery in Tijuana?
Unfortunately, many insurance companies won’t cover bariatric surgery. Our weight loss surgery clinic in Tijuana provides a safe, affordable alternative. Interested in hearing from our happy customers? Keep reading!
Weight loss surgery in Tijuana ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. Our all-inclusive rate for gastric sleeve surgery is currently $4,295. Compare that to the average cost of gastric sleeve bariatric surgery in the United States – a whopping $14,500! Gastric bypass in Tijuana costs around $5,000.
Weight loss surgery fees vary in Tijuana depending on which bariatric surgery you have. Gastric bypass is a bit more complex than gastric sleeve, which is why it costs more for this procedure.
Our fee is inclusive. This means that your cost covers the following:
Though gastric sleeve and gastric bypass sound similar, the surgeries involve two different techniques. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, you can expect the following:
|Basis of Comparison||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass|
|Back to work time||7 to 10 days||14 to 28 days|
|Weight loss at 12-18 months||60 to 70%||60 to 80%|
|Change to intestines||No change||Small intestines are rearranged|
|Risk of Dumping syndrome||Low||High|
|Reversal||Not possible||Not possible|
|Revision options||Re-sleeve, Gastric bypass||Pouch banding, StomaphyX, Duodenal switch conversion|
(within 30 days after surgery)
The National Institute of Health provides detailed information about bariatric procedures. Click here to learn more about gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
Tijuana, Mexico, is a border town, just 17 miles from San Diego, CA. It is easily accessible by air and car. We cover ground transportation between San Diego International Airport and Tijuana.
Our International Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery clinic rivals any U.S. surgical center. Your pre & post-op stay at the Grand Hotel caters to your specific post-operative needs.
Tijuana is a medical tourism destination for many types of procedures. Therefore, English is commonly spoken. You will have few language barriers if any.
The area is quite “Americanized” and welcoming to visitors from north of the border. Tijuana’s weather is pleasant year-round, with warm summers and cool winters.
Every Tijuana weight loss surgery clinic team member is a trained, dedicated professional. Your team will include:
Yes! Bariatric surgery financing options can help you achieve your weight loss goals. We realize that this sum can still be a stretch for many.
We offer several medical financing options with companies that provide loans for weight loss surgery. The application process is simple, but a fair (580 and up) credit score is usually required. If you have a low credit score, you may be able to obtain financing with a co-signer.
Other loan approval factors include job status, payment history, income and assets. Are you ready to learn more about bariatric surgery financing? Click here for detailed info on our financing options for Tijuana weight loss surgery.
Tijuana is the world’s busiest land border crossing. Is Tijuana safe? Like any big city, Tijuana has dangerous areas and safe areas. Most of the crime you hear about in Tijuana is associated with drug trafficking. It is uncommon for crimes to happen to medical patients or tourists. None of our patients have ever been a victim of crime in Tijuana.
Our weight loss surgery hospital and hotel are in a safe area and have 24-hour security. The Grand Hotel routinely ranks in the top 10 Tijuana hotels on travel websites. The hospital and hotel are connected with a secure tunnel and you will stay on an exclusive floor. This floor is dedicated to the unique needs of post-surgical guests.
Our driver will ensure your safe journey to and from the airport. You and your companion may wish to go shopping or dine out. If so, our destination manager will guide you on choosing the best places to go.
Many Americans travel regularly to Tijuana and describe it as just as safe as most American cities. As when traveling to any major city, keep these safety tips in mind:
Nothing speaks louder than our satisfied customers. Check out these Tijuana weight loss surgery reviews!
After talking with the staff at Medical Tourism, I was able to choose my hospital that I would have the surgery. I gained a sense of relief. Initially people had negative things to say to me about my decision to seek medical help outside of the U.S. but once they heard about my experience and saw my results they had a different opinion.
Do you have questions? We have answers!
Our clinic has been designated an International Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. Twin Towers Hospital is accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). The hospital is certified by the General Health Council and follows U.S. safety standards. In addition, the Medical Tourism Corporation has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
We provide gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery.
No. You’re only required to make one trip to Tijuana. All pre-op communication is by phone and email. Your pre-op testing will happen at the hospital the morning of your surgery. However, you’re welcome to visit the facility beforehand if you wish.
Yes! The cost of one companion’s stay is covered in your fee.
Yes. A valid passport is required to enter Mexico. We suggest applying for a passport several months in advance. Remember that your companion needs a passport, too.