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SAFE AND AFFORDABLE BARIATRIC SURGERY

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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 Hospital CER, a bariatric surgery center in Tijuana, your weight loss surgeon has access to advanced technology and can provide safe, effective treatment at prices you can afford.* 

Treatment can also be coordinated in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Why Patients Choose Us

Safety

Tijuana Bariatrics arranges care at Hospital CER, which meets all of the safety standards of U.S. hospitals, and the medical tourism staff arranges every aspect of your stay in Tijuana to ensure your security.

Affordability

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.

Results

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

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Real Patient Reviews

Lisa Shriver

Lisa Shriver

June 2019

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

Heather Gibbens

June 2019

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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Take Advantage of Medical Tourism

Located directly south of San Diego, CA, Tijuana is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for medical tourism. The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics provides care at Hospital CER. This facility is equipped with tools and technology that meet the same rigorous standards as hospitals in the U.S.

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.

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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 us online or call (800) 308-3607. You can also choose to arrange for treatment in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Featured Services

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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.*

Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

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.
 

Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

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.
 

Gastric Bypass Surgery

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.*

"Mini" Gastric Bypass Surgery

"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.

Duodenal Switch Surgery

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.

Revision Surgery

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.

LAP-BAND Surgery

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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High-BMI Bariatric Surgery

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.
 

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Many of the surgical procedures performed at Tijuana Bariatrics can be performed laparoscopically, meaning that only a few small incisions are required for the surgeon to operate. This modern method produces less post-operative discomfort and scarring.

An amazing experience, as a nurse- the doctors, nurses & support staff were all top notch. I was beyond impressed.

Jess Brown, Real Patient, 2018

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Not Sure Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Tijuana Bariatrics Can Help

Thanks to modern advancements, there are now 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. 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, contact us online or give us a call at (800) 308-3607. Patients can also choose to arrange for treatment in Monterrey.

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Helpful Information

Low-Cost Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can be unattainable in the U.S. because of high costs. The cost of treatment at Tijuana Bariatrics is much more wallet-friendly, while the standard of care is the same.

 

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Properly preparing for your weight loss surgery is crucial to achieving the best possible result. A healthy lifestyle increases your chances of a successful surgery.

 

Malabsorptive vs. Restrictive Surgeries

Malabsorptive procedures (like gastric bypass or gastric sleeve treatment) and restrictive procedures (like LAP-BAND) both have the potential to provide positive results, but learning about the differences between the two can help you decide which treatment is best for you.

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 post-operative 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 post-operative nutritional counseling and a private online support group to help you achieve your weight loss goals.*

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Meet DR. FERNANDO GARCIA

Meet DR. FERNANDO GARCIA

Dr. Garcia is passionate about improving his patients' lives through bariatric surgery. He is well-respected in the bariatric community, and an educator of future bariatric surgeons.

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Patient Stories

Alicia Garcia

Alicia Garcia

2017

Had the best experience with the whole staff, everyone was so amazing and took good care of me. I like how everything was super clean and my room was amazing..Glad I made the decision to go with Dr. Garcia, Thank You for everything
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Carrie Sigler

Carrie Sigler

2018

Amazing. Friendly, personal, family oriented, and smrt as a whip. Great team. You will feel comfortable and be treated like the most important person in the world. Absolutely incredible experience.
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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. Ms. 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 Ms. 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.

Education

The medical professionals working with Tijuana Bariatrics are alumni and faculty of some of Mexico's most prestigious universities, including:

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Calculate Your BMI

BMI: 25.0—29.9

Weight Status: Overweight

Dr. 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. His technical skills in a number of procedures allow him to meet a wide range of patient needs.

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Success With the Help of Tijuana Bariatrics

Success With the Help of Tijuana Bariatrics

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The reviews and testimonials from patients who received care by doctors working 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 us today by filling out an online form or calling (800) 308-3607.

Reviews From Patients

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

April 5, 2019

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. View On Google

Brad Humphrey

Brad Humphrey

April 2, 2019

Excellent experience, My wife had it done with DR Garcia 8 years ago and now it's my turn. Attentive staff, Clean Hospital and now I start a new life. 11 days out I have lost 16 Lbs. View On Google

Tijuana Bariatrics

The network of physicians coordinating with Tijuana Bariatrics performs a wide range of services, including bariatric surgery and plastic surgery. By choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, you can experience safe care in luxury accommodations from a board-certified surgeon.
For more information, use this online form or call (800) 308-3607 today.

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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We have 3 locations in the greater Tijuana area.

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Tijuana Bariatrics Informational Phone Line

2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

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All Hours Directions (877) 233-9292

San Diego Office

2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

No surgery procedures provided at this location

All Hours Directions (800) 308-3607

Tijuana Office

Diego Rivera 2386, Ste 502
Zona Urbana Río Tijuana
Tijuana, BCN 22010

Open Today 8:00am - 8:00pm

All Hours Directions (664) 167-7290