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Safe and Affordable Bariatric Surgery Quality Care at Low Prices

For patients struggling with obesity, bariatric surgery combined with diet and exercise can offer incredible results. Tijuana Bariatrics® congratulates you on taking the first step towards reclaiming your health and living the life you deserve. With Tijuana Bariatrics, you have access to a preferred provider network of highly trained doctors and nutritionists. Patients can undergo a variety of procedures coordinated through Tijuana Bariatrics, including gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and LAP-BAND® surgery.

By undergoing treatment in Tijuana, Mexico, you can receive care from a board-certified surgeon at much more affordable prices than in the U.S. At the bariatric surgery centers partnered with Tijuana Bariatrics, your weight loss surgeon has access to advanced technology and can provide safe, effective treatment at prices you can afford.* 

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Book Your Virtual Consultation!

Tijuana Bariatrics is proud to offer free, no-obligation virtual consultations. You can speak with a board-certified bariatric surgeon and find out which procedure is right for you from the comfort of your own home or office. Request your virtual consultation now by filling out this online form or by calling (800) 308-3607.

Video: Christine's Bariatric Surgery Experience

Christine explains the benefits of bariatric surgery that she has experienced since undergoing surgical care through Tijuana Bariatric Center. In addition to losing 60 pounds, she has seen improvements in her energy levels and ability to sleep through the night. She also discusses the exceptional care she received before, during, and after surgery that created a positive experience for her.

Real Patient Reviews


Aprille Torkelson


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The entire experience was flawless. From the first time I spoke with Martha, the patient coordinator to boarding the plane to come home was perfect. The drivers were all friendly, caring and knowledgeable of the area and border process. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were beyond amazing. I felt like royalty. The hospital (CER) was immaculate and the staff were kind and welcoming. Dr. Garcia was wonderful and the care I received was top notch. I can’t say enough about the process. If you’re considering having this life changing it! My surgery date was January 29, 2021

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Robert Buderus


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A follow-up from my original posting - post surgery has been great and I've been diligent about lifestyle changes. Almost 6 months later and I am down 92 pounds. Everyone says I look completely different and my activity level has greatly increased. I would say my only downfall has been the need to get new clothes!! I've gone from a 40/42 to 36 and some 34's! I would highly recommend Tijuana Bariatrics as an option for weight loss.

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Lisa Shriver


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My surgery was May 14, 2019. I had absolutely no complications. All accommodations including transportation, hotel , hospital stay was excellent!! All hospital staff was very caring and responded to any requests/ concerns immediately! I would 100% recommend Dr. Garcia to anyone considering weight loss surgery!

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Heather Gibbens


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This was the best experience I could have hoped for. The hospital was clean and safe. The staff was amazing, kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them to anyone considering bariatric surgery.

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CER Hospital and Blue Medical Tower

The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics provides care at CER Hospital and Blue Medical Tower, in addition to other hospitals in Tijuana and Monterrey. These medical facilities are equipped with tools and technology that meet the same rigorous standards as hospitals in the United States.

CER Hospital and Blue Medical Tower are both innovative and constantly improving medical facilities. They are renowned for having outstanding nursing staff and offering reliable medical attention and up-to-date patient-centric medical care. They grow stronger every day with their commitment to continuously train and improve.

Tijuana Bariatrics works with some of the finest surgical facilities in Mexico. Contact Tijuana Bariatrics today to discuss the latest specials.


Meet Dr. Fernando Garcia Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon

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Bariatric Surgery License CB20008120

Dr. Fernando Garcia has performed thousands of successful bariatric surgeries, even on patients who are not considered candidates at other practices, whether due to an extremely high BMI or other factors. He has received extensive and specialized training in obesity treatment, bariatrics, and laparoscopic procedures. He has technical skills in a number of procedures that allow him to meet a wide range of patient needs. Dr. Garcia is genuinely invested in ensuring his patients feel comfortable under his care and in helping them transform their bodies, health, and lives.

Long-Term Commitment... ...Translates to Long-Term Results

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Bariatric treatment is more than just a one-time surgery: the best results come with a commitment to lifestyle changes for years to come.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery removes a large portion of the stomach to limit the amount of food that patients are able to consume. This procedure has a high success rate, and some patients experience a loss of more than half of their weight in only four to six months.*

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Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

This advanced procedure reduces stomach capacity without removing any stomach tissue.
It involves the bariatric surgeon laparoscopically creating large folds in the stomach, reducing stomach capacity by about 70 percent.

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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

This minimally invasive technique (also known as SILS) is similar to traditional gastric sleeve surgery, but it involves only one small incision created in the belly button.
This method often allows for a quicker recovery and minimized scarring.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. It divides the stomach into two pouches to limit food consumption. Gastric bypass has a high success rate, with a significant number of patients experiencing maintainable long-term weight loss.*

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"Mini" Gastric Bypass Surgery

Similar to gastric bypass surgery, this procedure modifies the stomach and creates a pouch that can hold less than a cup of food. "Mini" gastric bypass involves less intestinal rerouting, so the surgery is quicker and the chance of complications is reduced.

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The modified duodenal switch (DS) with single anastomosis (SADI/SIPS) procedure involves creating a gastric sleeve that removes approximately 80 percent of the stomach. The malabsorptive portion reroutes portions of the small intestine, creating two separate pathways and one common channel.

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LAP-BAND Surgery

The LAP-BAND system is designed to reduce your stomach capacity through the use of a medical band. The band can easily be adjusted to maintain results. LAP-BAND surgery involves a relatively short procedure and recovery time.

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Duodenal Switch Surgery

This procedure can reduce the size of your stomach and restrict the number of calories your body absorbs. It has a lower chance of producing adverse side effects than other weight loss surgeries, and it does not interfere with your natural stomach functions.

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Revision Surgery

If you have undergone bariatric surgery and have experienced complications or are dissatisfied with the results, a bariatric surgeon working with Tijuana Bariatrics can perform revision surgeries. Revision surgery can correct complications. In some cases, it may be necessary to achieve or maintain satisfactory results.

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Video: Medical Tourism Testimonial, Pam's Story

Pam shares her experience with Tijuana Bariatric Center in her medical tourism testimonial. She explains her struggle with weight loss and dieting as well as her reluctance as a health professional to seek medical care outside of the United States. However, Pam credits the high safety standards, cleanliness, and exceptional patient care in shaping her life-changing experience and her newfound respect for medical tourism.
"Amazing place!! I had the best time and had amazing results. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to loose weight. Very clean and amazing staff."
5-Star Google Review

High-BMI Bariatric Surgery

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Weight loss surgery is typically recommended to patients with body mass indexes (BMI) between 30 and 50. As such, patients with very high BMIs may worry that they are disqualified from bariatric surgery. However, Dr. Garcia has performed weight loss procedures for patients with BMIs of 80 and higher.

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The reviews and testimonials from patients who worked with Tijuana Bariatrics speak for themselves. Dr. Garcia has earned highly positive feedback for his work in gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve procedures, and other bariatric treatments.*

Ready to find out why so many patients have such high praise for the care coordinated by Tijuana Bariatrics? To ask questions about these services, or to arrange for your weight loss journey to begin, contact Tijuana Bariatrics today by filling out an online form or calling (800) 308-3607.

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A Common Destination for Americans and Canadians Looking for Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana

American's and Candadians looking for bariatric surgery in Tijuana often choose Tijuana Bariatrics. Tijuana Bariatrics works with some of Mexico's most experienced surgeons, coordinates care at the best facilities in Tijuana and Monterrey, and offers competitive medical tourism packages.

What Sets Tijuana Bariatrics Apart?

By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, patients have access to board-certified doctors and a highly educated medical staff. You will also benefit from continuous postoperative medical care in a private hospital room. A limited number of surgeries are performed at the bariatric hospital each day, so patients can expect to receive focused, personalized care at affordable prices. All patient meals are included in your surgery package. You can also take advantage of continuous postoperative nutritional counseling and a private online support group to help you achieve your weight loss goals.*

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"I had a top notch experience with Dr. Garcia and his team at Blue Hospital for my VSG procedure.  The staff/nurses were attentive to my every need and... I was never uncomfortable, nauseous, or in pain..." 5-Star Google Review

Why Choose Tijuana Bariatrics?


Tijuana Bariatrics arranges care at facilities in Tijuana and Monterrey that meet all of the safety and sanitization standards of U.S. hospitals. Plus, the medical tourism staff arranges every aspect of your stay to ensure your security.


For a variety of reasons, health care costs in Mexico are significantly less than those in the U.S. By traveling less than three miles south of the border, you can receive care from a board-certified surgeon in a state-of-the-art facility for a fraction of the cost.

Full Service

Treatment through Tijuana Bariatrics includes more than just your surgery. The patient service team will arrange for a chauffeur service to take you between the San Diego International Airport and the surgery center, and for you to spend your recovery at the Marriott Hotel in Tijuana.


The doctors who work with Tijuana Bariatrics produce excellent results through weight loss surgery. If your weight has become a serious health concern, bariatric surgery can give you a new lease on life.*

Not Sure Which Procedure Is Right For You? Tijuana Bariatrics Can Help

There are many different surgical options for patients struggling with weight loss. This is great news, but researching all of the different procedures and trying to figure out which one is right for you can feel overwhelming.

Dr. Fernando Garcia is a board-certified bariatric surgeon working with Tijuana Bariatrics who has experience in the most state-of-the-art weight loss surgeries. During an in-person or virtual consultation, he can make expert recommendations based on your body and your weight loss needs. If you are ready to learn more about how Tijuana Bariatrics can help you, fill out an online contact form or call (800) 308-3607

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The Right Bariatric Treatment... Can Make a World of Difference

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A bariatric procedure will not be the right solution for every patient. However, if it is a good fit, it can transform not just your body but the confidence you take in yourself, as well. 

"Exactly one week post surgery and I am amazed!  Tijuana Bariatrics was the most incredible experience." 5-Star Google Review

Take Advantage of Medical Tourism

Located directly south of San Diego, CA, Tijuana is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for medical tourism. 

When you decide to travel to Tijuana for bariatric care, you will begin your journey by flying to San Diego International Airport. From the moment you land, all of your needs will be accommodated. Your surgical package includes a chauffeur service, as well as several nights at a nearby Marriott Hotel. In addition, medical tourism insurance is now included in every surgery package at no extra charge. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe, high-quality care from a board-certified surgeon and enjoy the comfort of luxury accommodations near the beach in beautiful Tijuana. 

Treatment can also be arranged in Monterrey, Mexico.

Medical Tourism Insurance Now included in every surgery package

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Care Beyond Surgery

Surgery is just the beginning of your weight loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off, you will need to lead a healthy lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. Dietitian Linda Cardona and Dr. Velazco can provide you with personalized plans for your nutrition and for your recovery from surgery so that you can achieve the best possible results.*

In addition to attention from Linda Cardona and Dr. Velazco, patients who have had weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatrics are also placed in an online support group, so you can weather the highlights and challenges of life after surgery alongside others who are having a similar experience.

Take the First Step Contact Tijuana Bariatrics Today

If you have already tried diet and exercise for weight loss, but you just can't seem to achieve the results you need, bariatric surgery might be the right choice for you. Weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy can help you lose weight and improve your quality of life.*

Bariatric surgery in the U.S. can be very expensive. However, just a few minutes south of the border, a doctor working with Tijuana Bariatrics can perform the same procedures with the same tools and techniques at a significantly lower cost. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Tijuana Bariatrics online or call (800) 308-3607. You can also choose to arrange for treatment in Monterrey, Mexico.

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"Amazing experience. I’d go there in a heart beat.
The hospital is very clean and the staff is amazing.
They tend to your every need."
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Plastic Surgery in Mexico

In addition to coordinating laparoscopic weight loss procedures, Tijuana Bariatrics also helps patients access affordable cosmetic surgery in Tijuana and Monterrey. If you are interested in boosting your self-esteem through cosmetic surgery, consider the benefits of working with Tijuana Bariatrics:

  • The plastic surgeons in the preferred provider network of Tijuana Bariatrics are board-certified and have trained at some of Latin America's most prestigious institutions.
  • Tijuana Bariatrics has relationships with cutting-edge medical facilities in Tijuana and Monterrey that meet all of the health and safety standards of American hospitals.
  • Plastic surgery is significantly more affordable in Mexico than it is in other countries.

To learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic surgery in Mexico,
contact Tijuana Bariatrics today.

Dentistry in Mexico

Tijuana Bariatrics works with dentists in Mexico that are just as highly trained as dentists in the United States. By traveling to Tijuana for your dental care, you can potentially save thousands of dollars. Tijuana Bariatrics assists patients who are interested in:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Dental Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Gum Contouring
  • Invisalign®
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • TMJ Treatment

If you are interested in traveling to Mexico for dental care, contact Tijuana Bariatrics online or call (800) 308-3607.

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The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics performs a wide range of services, including bariatric surgery. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe care from a board-certified surgeon in luxury accommodations.

For more information, fill out this online form or call (800) 308-3607 today.

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