The Time Is Now to Take Control

bariatric surgeons Welcome to the bariatric surgery center of Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez, located in beautiful Tijuana, Mexico. We want to congratulate you on taking the difficult first step toward reclaiming your health by visiting our website. Our trusted, certified, and experienced weight loss specialists provide obese patients with the encouragement, support, and comprehensive care they need to feel confident and lose weight.

The surgical team does not simply perform bariatric surgery; they dramatically enhance our patients' quality of life. By offering safe, effective bariatric services, they can help you overcome your battle with obesity so that you can finally live freely and achieve each and every one of your dreams.

Distinguished Surgeons Committed to Personalized Care

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Vazquez have performed thousands of successful bariatric surgeries, including on patients who are not considered for candidacy at other practices, whether due to an extremely high BMI (up to 80), revision surgery, or otherwise. Both doctors have received extensive and specialized training in bariatrics and laparoscopic procedures. Their exceptional technical skills in a number of modalities allows them to meet a wide array of patient need. A leader in bariatrics for nearly a decade, Dr. Garcia is currently a professor at the University of Tijuana Medical School, and collaborates closely with Dr. Vazquez to provide very personalized, safe, and effective care. 

Safe, Effective Bariatric Anesthesia

Dr. Victor Andres Cabrera is the Bariatric Anesthesiologist at Tijuana Bariatrics. Dr. Cabrera provides safe, effective bariatric anesthesia while patients receive their gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Dr. Cabrera helps patients relax so they can receive excellent care.

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Committed to Fulfilling Your Needs

Hospital CER in Tijuana, where both Dr. Garcia and Dr. Vazquez perform their surgeries, is equipped to ensure patients safety and comfort and meets the same rigorous standards as U.S. hospitals. The surgical team has the exceptional skills required to customize all of your weight loss surgery options. Their commitment to fulfilling the needs of their patients and going above and beyond to meet patients expectations are what makes Dr. Garcia and Dr. Vazquez and their team so respected and valued, both in Tijuana and around the world.

Giving You Hope

Tijuana Bariatrics offer an array of weight loss treatment options at the bariatric surgery practice of Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez, each designed to improve the health of patients who are morbidly obese. Depending on your specific needs and goals for treatment and your medical history, our qualified weight loss specialists, with recommendations from the surgeons, will help you decide the surgical option that is right for you. We offer:

LAP-BAND® Surgery

This procedure involves the placement of a band around the top portion of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume, in effect helping you to lose weight and keep it off.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Also known as Roux-en-Y, this long-term weight loss treatment requires your stomach to be divided into two pouches, an upper pouch and a lower pouch. The Gastric Bypass surgery has both a restrictive and malabsorptive component to treatment. The small upper pouch is attached to a lower portion of your small intestine, diminishing nutritional and caloric intake as your food breaks down and is digested.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Known for its long-lasting results, the recovery from this procedure is shorter than that of bypass surgery, and your intestines will not be rerouted with this procedure, meaning that this is a restrictive surgery and your nutritional absorption will not be compromised.

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Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

Gastric plication is designed to reduce the size of the stomach by creating an internal fold within the organ. Because the stomach is folded inward, its size is reduced, ultimately limiting the amount of food one can eat.

“Mini” Gastric Bypass Surgery

This procedure is similar to gastric bypass surgery in that the stomach is divided into two pouches, the smaller portion is re-routed to a lower region of the small intestine, and the remainder of your stomach is closed off.  Like the standard Gastric Bypass surgery, the mini-bypass has both restrictive and malabsorptive aspect which provides fast and effect weight loss.

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Duodenal Switch Surgery

The surgery combines restrictive components with a malabsorptive element, which will help you reach your long-term weight loss goal. The procedure rearranges the small intestine to differentiate the flow of food from the flow of stomach bile and pancreatic juices, which ultimately restricts the absorption of calories.

Revision Surgery

Although uncommon, some patients who undergo weight loss surgery eventually regain weight or fail to respond to their surgical treatment in the first place. For those cases, Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez offer bariatric surgery revisions at their Tijuana surgical center. Not only will your treatment be reevaluated, but it can also be revised, or another method of weight loss may be suggested.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) Surgery

Dr. Fernando Garcia's skill and use of modern technology enables him to perform the gastric sleeve surgery with just a single incision instead of the traditional sleeve gastrectomy that is done with 5 small incisions. This modern technique is called the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) . It is performed through the belly button therefore, it involves little scarring, faster recovery, and minimal pain coupled with excellent cosmetic results! Too many patients this is a very important factor that makes the difference when they choose the surgeon that fulfills their expectations.

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Contact Tijuana Bariatrics today!

Why wait, when you can regain your health and life? Join the thousands of patients who have benefited from the life-changing weight loss surgery performed by Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our highly trained weight management professionals. We have the tools to transform your health and help you start living the life you deserve!