Mexico Weight Loss Surgery Guides

For those looking to undergo weight loss surgery or are are interested in bariatric surgery in Mexico then it is important that you learn more about the complete medical tourism experience that we provide here at Mexico Weight Loss Surgery by Renew Bariatrics. Our weight loss surgery guides will help you understand the different procedures, like the popular gastric sleeve surgery, and what to expect during your weight loss journey. Our bariatric surgeons in Mexico are board-certified and bring a wealth of experience to ensure your journey is successful.

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Compare Weight Loss Procedures

Bariatric surgery is not one-size-fits-all, and there are several surgical options you may not have heard of before. Make sure to do your research and compare different procedure types and outcomes to see what options are best for you and your goals.

Low-Cost Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery shouldn't be a huge burden. While some procedures are more expensive than others, there are several low-cost options that can be just as effective depending on your health and circumstances. Consider low-cost bariatric options, and make sure to bring them up with your care team when you're creating a surgical treatment plan.

What to Look For in a Bariatric Surgeon

A good bariatric surgeon should hold board certification in bariatric surgery, have experience with this kind of procedure, and good reviews from patients. It's also important to look at long-term success rates. Skilled bariatric surgeons should have success rates as good as or better than the statistical success rate for that procedure.

Plastic Surgery in Mexico

Plastic surgery is common in Mexico, with many patients coming from the United States and surrounding countries. Our surgeons are skilled, safe, and familiar with a wide range of plastic surgery options, making Mexico a great place to come to receive optional plastic surgery procedures.

Safe and Affordable Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss is complicated, and there can be a lot of complications that make weight loss more difficult. Changes in metabolism, appetite, and even your ability to move and exercise can make meaningful and long-lasting weight loss seem impossible.

Weight loss is a journey that requires the right support, and our bariatric surgery center in Mexico is dedicated to providing that. With various weight loss surgeries available, we prioritize safe and effective methods, like gastric sleeve surgery, to empower our patients. If you’re considering undergoing weight loss surgery, our team in Mexico is equipped with the expertise to guide you through this transformative process.

Bariatric surgeries are a proven and effective method of getting long-lasting weight loss and can help empower people to live better lives and regain the lifestyle and confidence they’ve been looking for.

Unfortunately, bariatric surgery can sometimes be expensive and seems out of reach for many of the patients most in need of help. That’s why we prioritize surgery that isn’t just safe and effective, but also affordable for our patients.

You shouldn’t have to make financial sacrifices to be able to afford a potentially life-changing procedure that can restore your health, renew your confidence, and help you regain activities and hobbies that are impossible due to severe obesity.

At Renew Bariatrics we focus on offering high-quality bariatric procedures using the latest techniques and technologies at prices that mean health is within reach for the majority of patients.

Our Bariatrics Facilities

We’ve designed out Obesity Surgical Center in Tijuana with effectiveness, safety, and comfort in mind. We offer 10 fully-appointed patient rooms and are equipped with 2 operating rooms to better meet patient demand.

Our surgical rooms use the latest technologies and tools, and we’ve maintained a high standard of care and comfort in recovery rooms. That way you can receive your surgery, as well as begin post-surgical recover without ever having to leave the hospital.

We have crafted our bariatric surgery centers in Mexico with patient safety, comfort, and success at the forefront. Here, weight loss surgeries are performed using the latest technologies, ensuring you’re in the best hands throughout your weight loss journey.

We also include high-speed internet, TV, and most importantly, privacy in all patient rooms. That way you can be as comfortable as possible during your stay.

More important than our facilities though, is the skilled team of surgeons that will perform your bariatric procedure and oversee your recovery:

Meet Doctor's

Dr. Hector Perez

Dr. Hector Perez is considered to be one of the most trusted bariatric surgeons in the world. He has performed thousands of surgeries that have changed the lives of his patients. Obesity is one thing that no one should ever have to deal with..

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Dr. Rene Armenta

Dr. Rene Armenta is a bariatric surgeon with a goal to solve as many weight loss issues as he can throughout his career. He brings experience and knowledge to Renew Bariatrics and looks forward to making life a lot easier for his patients..

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Dr. Jorge Green

Dr. Jorge Green is one of the three experienced bariatric surgeons with Renew Bariatrics. His medical background is vast and has worked in several hospitals in Tijuana throughout his career. He is a board-certified surgeon..

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Why Choose Mexico Weight Loss Surgery by Renew Bariatrics?

There are a lot of bariatric surgeons to choose from, and we always want to make sure our patients have complete control when it comes to choosing what surgical facility handles their procedure.

That said, we’ve also created a patient-centric practice designed to address the most important concerns patients have for their surgery, improve outcomes, and give you a better experience overall.

Choosing where to undergo weight loss surgery is a significant decision. Our bariatric surgery center in Mexico stands out with our patient-centric approach, board-certified bariatric surgeons, and a track record of successful weight loss journeys.

Here are some of the most important factors that make our facility one of the best choices available.


We focus on making the procedures we offer as affordable as possible without compromising on the quality of care or patient outcomes. Our surgeons understand how life-changing bariatric surgery can be for those who need it, and we work hard to keep prices in reach for the patients who need these procedures.

While all surgeries can be expensive, by using the most updated procedures and keeping costs low, we hope to make bariatric surgical care more accessible for everyone.

Private Hospital & Hotel Room

Our care includes a private hospital or hotel room for all patients, depending on their unique care needs during recovery. These spaces are specially designed to cater to patient needs and give you as much privacy as possible to recover in your own way and at your own pace.

All-Inclusive Pricing - No Surprises

By offering all-inclusive pricing we’re able to make sure our patients are fully prepared for the cost of their surgery, and can help avoid the stress of unexpected costs that you may or may not be able to take care of when they crop up.

We want to avoid surprises as much as possible, so we always offer the full cost of services upfront, and can also help you anticipate other costs like travel and any outside food while you’re here.

Excellent Patient Care & Support

The best patient recovery starts with the best patient care. We make sure our whole team is patient-focused and trained to give the best support for patients, both physically and mentally, after surgery.

Bariatric surgery is a big and exciting step. You deserve to work with a surgical team that will help you through the ups and downs post-surgery, and help you manage the changes and shifts in your body and mind after the procedure.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

There are a lot of different weight loss surgeries in Mexico to choose from, and each has different advantages and disadvantages depending on your current health and goals.

Naturally, we will consult with you and work with you to determine which procedure is most appropriate for your situation and how to meet your needs.

From gastric sleeve to other weight loss procedures, our bariatric surgery center in Mexico offers a range of options to suit your individual needs. We’re committed to helping you find the best path to weight loss, backed by our experienced bariatric surgeons.

That said, it can be helpful to have an idea of the different procedures available, how they work, and how you’ll achieve your goals. So here’s an overview of some of the most common bariatric surgeries to tackle obesity and retake your life.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgeries are currently one of the most common forms of bariatric surgery for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher.

Often people consider gastric sleeve surgery after other weight loss options, like dieting and exercise, have failed, or have only offered minor results. Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico is best for people who have a significant amount of weight they want to lose, and who are willing to stick to a strict post-surgical routine that helps you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Some patients have lost as much as 80-100 pounds within a year of this surgery. However, like many bariatric surgeries, you will have to make some permanent lifestyle changes before and after surgery. Monitoring your physical health, diet, and mental health are all important parts of a successful bariatric surgery. Learn about the Gastric sleeve surgery cost in Mexico.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Another alternative is a gastric bypass surgery. This surgery, unlike gastric sleeve surgeries which place a sleeve around the stomach to help limit feelings of hunger and make it easier to feel full sooner, a gastric bypass surgery removes most of the stomach, leaving only a small portion to aid in digestion.

The result is a full feeling much sooner, which limits how much you want to eat. Food goes into the stomach pouch, which creates the feeling of fullness, before moving into the small intestine for otherwise normal digestion.

The Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico, is often, but not always, performed laparoscopically, which reduces the potential for visible scarring to a small incision, and also reduces recovery time.

Gastric bypass surgery offers significant weight loss benefits. Most patients experience significant weight loss in their first year after the surgery. Some patients do gain some of the weight back after the initial weight loss, but usually regain only a portion of the weight lost. Learn about the Gastric Bypass Surgery cost in Mexico.

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise can reduce or eliminate your risk of weight gain after surgery.

Candidates for a gastric bypass surgery typically have a BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or higher with a comorbid chronic weight-related disease such as diabetes or heart disease.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

A mini gastric bypass surgery is one of the most recent innovations in bariatric surgery and is similar to both a gastric bypass and a gastric sleeve surgery. Rather than relying on a single technique, a mini gastric bypass involves both the creation of a smaller stomach (like a gastric bypass) by stapling the stomach into two portions.

The smaller portion of the stomach is still used for digestion as normal, while the larger portion remains unused after the procedure.

The resulting stomach is connected to the small intestine with minimal rerouting, which helps improve recovery times compared to a regular bypass surgery. This surgery is also associated with improved post-surgical quality of life, and patients generally maintain at least 50% of their original weight loss 15 years after their surgery. Learn about the mini gastric bypass surgery cost in Mexico.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgeries in Mexico are performed laparoscopically, which helps improve recovery times and reduce post-surgical pain and discomfort.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

While most patients receive good results from bariatric surgery and maintain life-long weight loss and achieve their weight loss and quality of life goals, some patients may require revisional surgeries either to improve results or to maintain the effectiveness of their surgery.

A combination of how your body manages the surgery, along with lifestyle and health factors, can contribute to the need for a revisional surgery.

Revisional surgeries are considered when:

  • Patients lose less weight than expected/desired
  • Patients lose too much weight and need surgery to facilitate weight gain
  • Patients develop malnutrition or other digestive complications
  • Increased acid reflux
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Development of ulcers or fistulas around the surgical site.

Patients with an original BMI of 50 or higher are also at increased risk of needing revisional surgery.

Every revisional surgery case is different, and we will discuss your specific goals as well as any complications associated with the procedure based on your current health, previous surgical results, and the revised goals for this surgery.

Single Incision Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Like the mini gastric bypass surgery, single-incision gastric sleeve surgeries are a more recent advancement on regular gastric sleep surgeries, which require only a single small incision located just above the belly button. The incision in this case is approximately half an inch long, or smaller, depending on your physical condition and how much access the surgeon needs. That reduces both the pain of the procedure and the risk of scarring. Many people may be unable to tell you had surgery looking at you.

Like a typical gastric sleeve surgery, about 80% of the stomach is removed, and the remaining stomach tissue is shaped into a tube, which is then connected to the small intestine as normal.

This is often an outpatient surgery, and the procedure itself takes as little as 30-60 minutes. However, patients are advised to take a full week off work to assist in recovery and will need to stay on mashed foods and liquids for two to three weeks after the procedure to allow their digestive system to heal and recover. Other options include a gastric balloon procedure in Mexico as well as more in-depth surgeries such as Duodenal Switch Surgery in Mexico or the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Procedure in Mexico.

Gastric Balloon Surgery

If you’re looking for a solution for weight loss that helps you lose significant weight but aren’t yet ready to choose bariatric surgery, a gastric balloon surgery might be a good middle ground.

In this procedure, a balloon is placed in the stomach, effectively reducing its capacity and giving you a full feeling after eating less food. The stomach does not have to be altered during the procedure, and gastric balloon procedures are often fully reversible should you decide you no longer need the device or if you decide to pursue a different bariatric solution.

This procedure is a relatively new advancement in bariatric surgeries and is considered less invasive than alternatives. Because the balloon is inserted through the mouth, there also isn’t an incision to complicate healing.

Lap-Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision

Lap-band surgeries, like other forms of bariatric surgery, are successful and effective for the vast majority of patients. These surgeries are also highly reversible, which has contributed to their popularity over time.

However, either because they didn’t get the results they wanted, or because the lap-band now needs a revisional surgery, one of the options for patients looking for better results is a lap-band to gastric sleeve revision.

The band originally placed in the lap-band surgery is removed, and then a typical gastric sleeve surgery is performed. All the normal risks and potential complications of gastric bypass surgeries are present after this revisional surgery, but the upside is that these surgeries can greatly increase weight loss in patients who didn’t get good results from the lap-band surgery.

We also offer other forms of lap-band revisional surgeries and will work with you to find the right procedure for your situation, current health, and long-term goals.

High BMI Bariatric Surgery

High BMI is the most common reason that bariatric surgeries are considered for patients, but it’s also common for patients dealing with extreme obesity to worry that their BMI may be too high for surgery.

For those with a high body mass index, our bariatric surgery in Mexico offers hope. Our skilled bariatric surgeons understand the complexities involved and are adept at managing weight loss surgeries for high BMI patients. The good news is that recent advancements in bariatric surgery have make it more possible than ever for high BMI patients to receive surgery and get the full benefit offered to other patients.

That said, it’s important to remember that high BMI can increase the risks of surgery in some cases, and can make recovery from the surgery more complicated. That said, your risk of comorbidities and chronic disease caused by obesity is also much higher when you have a high BMI.

Typically, we consider patients with a BMI of 30-35 or above for some surgeries, and patients with a BMI of 40 or higher for other, often more intensive, surgeries.

If you are dealing with the health consequences of a high BMI, especially a BMI of 50 or higher, it’s important to work closely with our surgical team to help determine what your risk factors are and match you with a procedure or series of procedures that increase the odds of meeting or exceeding your weight loss goals.

Even if you have an extremely high BMI and have been turned down for bariatric surgery in the past, we may be able to work with you to find a safe and effective solution for the future. Since our practice uses the latest technologies and surgical techniques, we may also have options not available through other surgical practices.

Why Our Bariatric Surgery Center in Mexico

Our patient-centric facilities are designed to meet the needs of all of our patients, as well as providing comfort and a sense of security and normalcy while you’re here. We offer a wide range of procedures, private patient rooms for all in-patient surgical recoveries.

Not only do our doctors have years of experience performing successful bariatric surgery in Mexico, but we also understand that a successful recovery relies on patient comfort and keeping your stress as low as possible. Our facilities were designed to make that possible.

Top Choice for US and Canadian Patients Seeking Affordable Weight-Loss Surgery

All weight loss surgeries are expensive, but with limited options in the US and Canada, insurance that often won’t cover what is seen as a cosmetic procedure (despite the numerous health benefits!), and doctors less interested in ensuring good patient recovery, going out of the country for your bariatric surgery is often less stressful, more affordable, and every bit as safe as receiving your procedure in your home country. Mexico weight loss surgery can provide weight loss procedures that are more affordable compared to procedures in the United States or Canada.

If you’re going to have to pay out of pocket for your bariatric surgery, going out of the country to have the procedure done can often lower costs, even when you factor in the cost and time spent traveling.

Mexico Medical Tourism

Mexico has become a top medical tourism destination for people all over the world, but especially in the United States and Canada. It’s a responsibility we take extremely seriously, and we work hard to make sure we offer some of the best care in the world to meet that demand.

Our surgeons are specialized, highly skilled, and experienced in working with a wide range of patient populations.

No matter your country of origin or previous medical experience, we work hard to make sure your experience is positive.

Not Sure Which Weight Loss Procedure Is Right For You?

It’s normal for bariatric surgery candidates to have some uncertainty about the procedures, including choosing between different options.

Our care team knows that this can be a difficult decision, and we’re happy to work with you, explaining the different options, what they cost, and what kind of outcome you can expect. We can also go over your existing health history to help determine which procedure is most likely to offer the results you’re looking for. Our board certified bariatric surgeons will review your current health conditions as well as the benefits you would like to see in order to help pick the best procedure for you.

This process will review past obesity related health issues, the process of your weight loss journey, your body mass index, sleep apnea, what a healthy lifestyle is for you, and much more. Since our team stays on the cutting edge of new bariatric technologies, we may even have surgical options not available at other practices and are happy to offer education and consultations regarding those surgeries.

Our Staff is Here For You

At the heart of our weight loss surgery center in Mexico, is our compassionate and skilled staff, from receptionists to board-certified bariatric surgeons. Each member of our team is here because of a shared mission: to support your weight loss journey with expertise, care, and an unwavering commitment to your health and satisfaction.

We understand that undergoing weight loss surgery is not just a physical transformation but an emotional one too. Our staff is trained to provide holistic support, ensuring that every question is answered and every concern is addressed with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism. We believe in building relationships that go beyond the operating room, offering a support system during your recovery and well into your new life.

Our bariatric surgeons, renowned for their surgical excellence, are accompanied by nutritionists, nurses, and patient coordinators who work in unison to create a tailored experience that fits your unique needs. Together, we celebrate every milestone and encourage you through every challenge.

In choosing our center for your weight loss surgery, you’re not just receiving medical care; you’re gaining a team that’s invested in the story of your health. We stand beside you on every step of this life-changing path, ensuring that when you choose us, you’re never alone on your journey to wellness.

Bariatrics Without Compromise

Bariatrics Without Compromise is our slogan, not only because we want to offer the best possible care, but because we recognize that any compromises in recovery or inpatient care can lead to worse outcomes.

Every patient we work with deserves our 100% best effort, and that means we don’t compromise on a single one.

Why Choose Us

Getting weight loss surgery in Mexico can feel like a huge step. At our bariatric surgery center in Mexico, you’ll find a fusion of professional excellence and compassionate care. Our bariatric surgeons are recognized experts, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to safety and comfort.

With transparent, affordable pricing, we ensure high-quality care without financial surprises. Our comprehensive approach extends beyond surgery to include nutritional, psychological, and lifestyle support, tailored to your unique journey. Conveniently located in Tijuana, we’re a top choice for those seeking accessible, high-standard medical care. Choose us for a partner committed to your journey towards a healthier life.

Take Advantage of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism often gets a bad rap, especially among surgeons and medical practitioners hoping to attract patients to their own practices.

The truth is, medical tourism can be a very safe and effective way to reduce the cost of expensive medical procedures so long as you choose surgeons and other doctors that maintain active certification and have good success rates.

Closer is not always better, and medical tourism has made it possible for patients to access care that might be inaccessible or even downright unavailable in their home countries.

Why pay more to receive the same care? Medical tourism allows people to go where the procedures are more affordable and accessible, creating competition and even helping push medicine forward by streamlining and refining services and minimizing patient costs.

Patient Resources

Can I Consume Marijuana Before My Procedure?

No. Marijuana and all marijuana products can cause significant complications with anesthesia. We recommend stopping marijuana use no less than seven days before your procedure, and not resuming marijuana use until after you’re completely recovered.

Do I Need A Passport?

Yes, you are required to have a passport to travel into the country.

May I Bring A Travel Companion?

Yes, you may bring one travel companion. However, they are required to follow specific rules to come with you, including being able to take care of themselves during your stay, eating only in designated areas for sanitary reasons, and maintaining a respectful demeanor.

Mexico Weight Loss Surgery Tijuana Office

Renew Bariatrics is a leader in affordable self-pay bariatric surgery in Mexico. Discover why over 7,000 patients chose Renew Bariatrics for their weight loss journey. 

  • Pricing from $4,399 USD
  • All- Inclusive Pricing
  • Private Hospital and Hotel Room

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