There has long been a growing trend for medical tourism. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has picked up where its left off. There are plenty of medical procedures that many people will travel the world for.

Bariatric surgery has become one of the more popular procedures. We are proud to offer these services to people who are traveling from the United States and Canada. As a surgical service based in Mexico, we can make sure that you have high quality Bariatric surgery at a price that you can afford.

This guide will explain medical tourism for not only this procedure in particular, but also for others as well. We’ll discuss the factors as to why medical procedures abroad are often more popular compared to the medical care and procedures in places like the United States.

Let’s take a look now at everything you need to know about Bariatric surgery in Mexico and so much more.

Benefits of traveling abroad for Bariatric surgery

There are plenty of reasons that you can travel abroad not only for Bariatric surgery, but other procedures. Especially if you live in countries in the United States. Let’s take a look at the following list of benefits down below:

Revision Surgery

In cases where a previous weight-loss surgery didn’t go as planned or has not yet yielded the patient’s desired results, revision surgery may be a necessary solution. Our experienced surgeons will assess your specific circumstances and recommend the appropriate course of action to get the best outcome possible.

We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we prioritize detailed, comprehensive consultations in order to determine what the most suitable treatment plan will be based on your health needs and weight-loss goals. Our team of professional weight loss specialists, in collaboration with our skilled surgeons, work closely with each patient to provide them with personalized guidance and support throughout this entire process. Remember, we’re here to take care of you in your time of need!


One of the chief issues for most health care procedures is the cost. You could be spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on the medical procedure that’s being performed.

Not only that, medical debt can be hard to pay off. It can even weigh heavily on someone’s credit report. If you want to avoid the heavy financial burden of Bariatric surgery, traveling abroad may be your best option.

Did you know the average Bariatric procedure in the United States can cost anywhere from $7500 to $30000 before insurance? Yes, it’s true. Even after insurance can cover what it’s able to, there’s still a chance that you’ll still be paying a lot out of pocket.

Thus, it would be ideal to get it done abroad. At Renew Bariatrics, we believe in making sure you have your procedure done at a price that you can afford. By the way, you’re not sacrificing any quality that can risk your health or your overall well-being.

In Mexico, you pay a fraction of what you would pay in the US for Bariatric surgery. Even better, it’s a safe procedure so you don’t have to worry about any unsafe or unsanitary practices.

Better quality and technology

Believe it or not, some other countries provide superior quality health care and procedures compared to other countries. That’s because they have access to the latest technology and utilize modern procedures. Despite countries like the United States being one of the top countries in the world for their health care system, there are other places around the world that may perform procedures better.

Countries such as India, the United Kingdom, and Japan are examples of countries that have advanced levels of medical technology. It’s also one of the reasons why some patients opt to travel to these countries based on a specific procedure they want performed.

The better the quality, the less likely they could be dealing with complications or other issues from the medical procedures days afterwards. The medical professionals abroad are also top-quality and highly renowned compared to other parts of the United States and around the world.

You get excellent amenities

During your stay in Mexico, you can also enjoy plenty of amenities. So even though you are here for a bariatric procedure, you may feel like you’re on a vacation in a place that’s just like paradise. During the recovery process, you’ll be staying at a local hotel with plenty of amenities and high-quality services.

We will make sure you are well taken care of. You can rest, recuperate, and enjoy your stay at a place that is clean, has a friendly staff, and will be happy to help with any requests you may have. You’ll also be staying near the facility in case you need to visit for any follow-up appointments.

You’ll also be shuttled from the hotel to and from the airport so you won’t have to worry about dealing with your own transportation arrangements such as renting a car.

Start your weight loss journey now

You may have tried to lose weight through conventional means. However, it’s been a bit more challenging than expected. After visiting your doctor, you may have been recommended for bariatric surgery.

This procedure is useful when it comes to redirecting your path towards a healthier life. Even in the six months after bariatric surgery, you can lose as much as two-thirds of the excess weight. However, it is important that you exercise regularly in order for the results to be effective.

You should exercise at least an hour a day for four times per week. It’s also important to monitor your diet as well. If you are someone that normally snacks, you may want to limit it to at least twice per day.

A well-balanced diet of healthy foods should also be a good idea. This includes your regular servings of fruits and vegetables. It’s important to also avoid any other foods that can counteract with your weight loss goals.

These include but are not limited to foods that contain sugar. It’s also a good idea to avoid carbonated beverages such as soda. You should also monitor your fluid intakes as well.

You shouldn’t be drinking fluids immediately before, during, or after a meal. If you have eaten, you’ll want to wait at least 30 minutes before intaking fluids whenever you are able to.

Also, you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. Especially when you intend to lose weight after surgery. The reason for this is that your stomach will be more sensitive after the procedure.

Alcoholic beverages can lead to the development of stomach ulcers. If you drink alcohol even on a regular basis, you will need to stop drinking before the surgery. It will be a permanent solution because of the sensitivity of your stomach being changed after the fact.

It’s important that you also follow any post-operational treatment plans recommended by both the surgeons and your local doctor. You may need to have a follow up appointment with the latter in order to monitor the progress of your bariatric surgery.

If you plan on losing weight, our surgical team and your local doctor will help formulate a plan so you can be able to meet your weight loss goals. It may be a long journey. But you have it within you to ensure that it’s a goal worth achieving.

Medical tourism statistics

The medical tourism industry has raked in over $32 billion (USD) in revenue over the last few years. In the future, growth is expected to reach $40 billion (USD) by the end of the decade. This is often due to the fact that most patients are seeking better quality health care and procedures, albeit at affordable prices.

There are close to a dozen countries around the world that are considered popular destinations for medical tourism. Our home country of Mexico is one of them. However, some people from the world over are also traveling to the United States for specific medical procedures.

This can be due to the fact that their own country’s health care facilities and procedures may be lesser in quality. Which means that they may have a more than likely chance to acquire infections from a medical procedure that could threaten their life. Sometimes, a risk worth taking should be a financial one – not so much your life.

Typically, a patient can expect to spend anywhere from $3000 to $5000 in one visit depending on several factors. Typically, this includes the procedure they need and where they are traveling to.

In recent years, more than 11 million people have traveled abroad for medical procedures. Over one million alone have traveled to the United States from other parts of the globe. Not to be outdone, many patients from the United States have traveled to Mexico for various medical procedures (accounting for one-third of their spending).

However, they have also traveled to other countries with Canada and China being other popular destinations. The list may change over time because of the latest trends of medical procedures and technology ever evolving.

In terms of medical procedures, many people travel the world for cosmetic surgery, dental care, cancer treatments, surgery, and others. Weight loss surgery is considered another popular procedure for medical tourists.

For this reason, we aim to offer the best service in Mexico for patients in the United States and Canada. We know that traveling half the world away can take a lot of time and a lot of money. Therefore, we decide to provide you with an option that will be closer to you.

Which means less time traveling and less money spent on travel expenses alone. If these aren’t some of the best reasons why you should consider us for bariatric surgery, we’re not sure what else to say.

Overall, American patients look to save anywhere from 40 to 65 percent on costs when traveling to Mexico for medical procedures – including bariatric surgery.

When it comes to choosing the right procedure, it may take choosing the right facility in a certain country. You may be saddled with plenty of options. It is important to choose a place anywhere in the world based on several considerations.

This includes but not limited to the proximity between where you live and where you’ll be traveling. It also includes how much travel expenses you will be paying for. The financial aspects of medical tourism may weigh heavily on your decision.

But nevertheless, you’ll be spending less on the procedure and not be saddled with payment plans that seem to last forever.

Reasons to choose us for bariatrics

At Renew Bariatrics, we do our part to provide you with plenty of reasons to choose us. If you are on the fence, let’s provide you with a few more to go with us as your surgical provider:

Tijuana, Mexico is the leader in Bariatric Medical Tourism

Our medical office is located in Tijuana, Mexico. It is the leading city in the world for those looking for bariatric treatment. To be in a popular area, we are open to patients who don’t want to travel too far from the United States or Canada.

Affordable procedures

On average, you can spend at least $4500 on bariatric surgery in Tijuana. Compare that spending at least 50 percent more in the United States alone. Since it’s safe and affordable, you’ll be able to get the best results so you can look your best and lose weight a lot easier.

Imagine not having to spend an arm and a leg on a much-needed procedure. You save money and get excellent quality care from our team of doctors here at Renew Bariatrics.

Our bariatric surgeons

The team of bariatric surgeons consist of Dr. Hector Perez, Dr. Jorge Green, and Dr. Rene Armenta. Together, these three experienced surgeons have worked with patients to provide you with a life-changing weight loss surgery that will make you look your best.

No more having to struggle with losing weight. No more having to change things up constantly hoping for better results. That struggle ends here with a surgical treatment through us. You get surgeons who are experienced, capable, and ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about a bariatric procedure.

What you need to travel

If you are traveling from the United States or Canada, it is important to have a passport. This can be in book form or in an ID card. Since you will also be staying several days for recovery, it’s also important to pack any travel essentials that will be needed.

Plan on taking several days worth of clothing, a supply of basic toiletries, medications you may have, or any self-care products that are useful for your daily life. In terms of money, you can bring cash with you.

If possible, you may need to convert it into local currency (Mexican pesos). You may use a credit or debit card. However, it may be a good idea to inform your bank ahead of time about your travel to Mexico.

Depending on your bank, there may be restrictions on whether or not you’ll be able to use your credit or debit card outside of the United States. This can be due to the fact that security measures are in place to prevent foreign transactions – especially from countries known for having a numerous amount of scammers.

You will need to put together a travel checklist in order to know what to pack with you. Also, please adhere to any guidelines or restrictions by the TSA (if you are traveling from the United States). Be sure to print off any travel information that will be needed for your trip including boarding passes, itineraries, hotel reservations, and any pertinent documents or items that may apply.

Our process

Renew Bariatrics offers a wide variety of treatments and procedures relating to weight loss. This includes gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass, and even revision surgery among others. You may be undergoing a consultation appointment in your local area regarding bariatric surgery.

An examination and any pre-procedure measures will be performed. This will be used to determine whether or not you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. If you are a qualified candidate, you will need to undergo a series of tests either in-person or virtually (in your local area).

Test results will be sent to you and a copy to your insurance provider. You may relay these results to us if you are interested in going through our facility for bariatric treatment.

For over the course of a few months, you will need to prepare for bariatric surgery. This also includes making lifestyle changes and preparations for life after the procedure. This means you will need to change your diet and exercise habits.

Also included in your surgery prep will be regular visitations with a dietitian and a psychological counselor. When it comes to surgery prep for bariatric reasons, it can provide physical and mental challenges. These prep measurements will be offered by your local providers.

Once you are ready, you can travel here to have your bariatric surgery completed. This procedure will certainly change your life for the better.

Final Thoughts

If you are interested in bariatric surgery, but don’t want to face the prospect of paying more – come see us. Renew Bariatrics will be able to provide you with an excellent quality procedure at affordable prices. Don’t let the fear of high costs hold you back from getting a procedure that will benefit you greatly.

Once your surgery through us is complete, your path to easy weight loss will continue. For more information, feel free to check out our site at You can contact Renew Bariatrics any time for any questions or concerns you may have about a bariatric procedure.

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