Medical Tourism for Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric procedures are a highly effective method of fighting obesity. But many patients cannot afford to undergo bariatric surgery.
An increasing number of patients are choosing Tijuana Bariatrics, in Tijuana, Mexico to get the affordable surgical care they deserve.
Find out why so many patients around the world are choosing medical tourism for bariatric surgery...
Top Benefits of Traveling Abroad for Weight Loss Surgery
Because the cost of living in Tijuana is lower, you won't have to empty your wallet to cover your medical and lodging expenses. Tijuana Bariatrics will connect you with a highly trained bariatric surgeon who can provide safe, reliable, and affordable care. Patients who travel to a foreign country such as Mexico can enjoy the same (or better) care than they would in their home countries at a fraction of the cost.
As a bariatric patient, you will stay several nights at the comfortable, world-class Marriott Hotel during your recovery. You will also be chauffeured to and from the facilities and the San Diego International Airport. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to tour Tijuana, Mexico, a historic city filled with famous attractions and serene beaches.
Access to Top Surgeons and Staff
Tijuana Bariatrics coordinates care with top bariatric surgeons who have received their training and education from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. The Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors consists of bariatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, follow-up care physicians, and nutritionists who all work together to do what is best for the patient at all times.
Contact Tijuana Bariatrics & Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today
The Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors offers many advanced bariatric procedures, including:
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery
- Gastric Bypass
- "Mini" Gastric Bypass
- Duodenal Switch Surgery
- Gastric Band (LAP-BAND)
- Revision Surgery
They also offer laparoscopic surgery and options for patients with a high body mass index (BMI). No matter what your concerns, the doctors will find a weight loss solution that meets your budget, needs, and overall goals.
To get started, request an appointment online or call:
What Patients Are Saying
Excellent care and very clean facility. The staff at the Marriott were wonderful. Francisco was great on the tour. Would definitely recommend.
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!
Medical Tourism Is Increasingly Common
Medical tourism is the act of traveling to a foreign country for medical care. Each year, more and more patients are traveling to different countries as medical tourists.
Tijuana, Mexico: A World-Class Destination for Bariatric Surgery
Tijuana, Mexico is an exotic, bustling city located just 25 minutes from San Diego, California. Its convenient location just south of the border has made Tijuana one of the most popular places to undergo bariatric surgery. Tijuana is highly affordable, conveniently located, and renowned for its touristic attractions, including:
- Luxurious hotels
- Picturesque restaurants
- Extravagant nightlife
- Immaculate beaches
- Majestic mountain ranges
More importantly, Tijuana is home to some of the most highly trained and respected bariatric surgeons in the world, making it a place where patients of all backgrounds can experience a level of luxury care that they would never be able to experience in their home countries.
Medical Tourism Accommodations
Better Care at Better Rates
When working with Tijuana Bariatrics' network of doctors, your safety and security are the highest priority. Each doctor within the network holds themselves to the highest standard of excellence, and each surgeon is united in the common goal to deliver outstanding care and transform the health and well-being of each bariatric patient. All doctors have received training in order to perform the latest techniques, including single incision laparoscopic sleeve (SILS). Additionally, all of the hospitals and facilities used by the Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors are safe and accredited.
Helping Patients Protect Themselves & Their Finances with Medical Tourism Insurance
To help patients feel at ease, we offer medical tourism insurance policies (MTIP) to all patients at no extra cost (some restrictions apply). MTIPs insure you in the unlikely event of a postoperative complication such as:
- Cardiopulmonary disease
- Anesthesia complication
- Urinary tract infection
- Other complications stemming from bariatric surgery
Medical tourism insurance covers up to $3,000 and is included in all bariatric surgery packages.
Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage
What You Need to Travel to Tijuana
Passport or Passport Card
Because you will be commuting to and from Tijuana, Mexico, you will need to be a passport holder. In order to use the medical pass line and ensure an expeditious journey across the border, you will need your passport or passport card. Drivers' licenses and birth certificates will not grant you access to the medical pass line and can increase your wait time at the border.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
Walking is a large part of the recovery process, so you will need comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring plenty of loose clothing such as sweatpants and shoes that are easy to slip right on.
If you are traveling alone, we recommend packing light. During your recovery, you should not be lifting heavy items. A large suitcase can be burdensome and may require heavy lifting, so we do not recommend that you bring one.
In addition to valid identification, you will need a signed consent form and clearance from your licensed doctor if it is determined by your surgeon that you have a medical condition that would increase your risk during surgery.
What to Expect When Traveling to Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery
To make your stay more comfortable, the doctors and staff are fluent in English.
More Reviews from Satisfied Patients
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.
Excellent facility and care. Highly recommend. I flew from New Zealand and it was definatly worth it. My by-pass went better than expected and I flew 15 hours back to New Zealand and went to work the next day.
Life after Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico
Long after leaving Tijuana, Mexico, patients can get the support they need to achieve successful long-term weight loss. Whether it be days, months, or years post-op, you can continue to contact your nutritionist and follow-up care doctor via phone or e-mail.