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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 Florence Hospital, 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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Tijuana Bariatrics is proud to offer free, no-obligation virtual consultation to build an improved level of trust and confidence so patients can find out which procedure is right for them from the comfort of their own homes.


Tijuana Bariatrics provide services at CER Hospital and Blue Medical Tower. These facilities are not only beautiful but are also equipped with world-class tools and technology that allow us to offer the best care with the highest standards as in the United States.

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Meet Dr. Fernando Garcia

Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Medical License 5446251/3465685

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 while helping then transform their bodies, health and lives.

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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 surgerygastric 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.

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Real Patient Reviews


Aprille Torkelson

February 2021

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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

September 2020

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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

June 2019

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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

June 2019

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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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Jose Garcia

April 5, 2019

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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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Brad Humphrey

April 2, 2019

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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.

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Alicia Garcia


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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


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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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A Common Destination for Americans Looking for Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana

American's looking for bariatric surgery in Tijuana often choose Tijuana Bariatrics. We're a common destination because of our years of experience and ability of our team of surgeons.

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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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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Why Patients Choose Us


Tijuana Bariatrics arranges care at Florence Hospital, 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.


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.


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.*

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 Florence Hospital. This facility is equipped with tools and technology that meet the same rigorous standards as hospitals in the United States.

Florence Hospital is a pioneering, innovative and constantly improving hospital. The facility is renowned for having outstanding nursing staff and offering reliable medical attention and up-to-date patient-centric medical care. The facility grows stronger every day with their commitment to continuously train and improve quality care.


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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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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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.

Success with the Help of Tijuana Bariatrics

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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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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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