Medical Tourism Insurance Coverage

Patient coordinator Karen Peon explains the details of medical tourism insurance coverage. It is important that patients understand what the insurance does and does not cover, age limits, the time frame of coverage, and other details. The specifics depend on the type of surgery the patient is receiving, and will be discussed in great detail between the patient, coordinator, and doctor to ensure that everyone understands the scope of coverage.

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Cash Prices

(Medical Tourism Insurance *Up to $5,000 is NOW Included in ALL Surgery Packages)


$50 Off Special:

Through April 30th, receive $50 off select procedures! To receive this special pricing the required deposit has to be made and surgery must take place before July 31st.

Procedure Dr. Garcia
Gastric Sleeve $4,730 $4,680
Single Incision Sleeve $5,770 $5,720
Gastric Sleeve Plication $4,730 $4,680
Gastric Bypass $6,600 $6,550
Mini Gastric Bypass $6,600 $6,550
LAP-BAND® $5,050
Duodenal Switch $8,000
Revision Surgery (in addition to new surgery fee)
               Previous Surgery Laparoscopic
               Previous Surgery Open Incision 
               LAP-BAND Revision if band is still in place (includes                             Endoscopy $300)       
               Previous Bypass Surgery Laparoscopic
               Previous Bypass Surgery Open


Endoscopy $300
Upper GI Scan $200
LAP-BAND® Adjustments $200
Hepatitis B & C and HIV (in addition to surgical charges) $1035
*(US cash price)    * Additional charge for patients with a BMI over 49:
  • 49.1 - 59.9 additional $535
  • 60.0 - 69.9 additional $1035
  • 70.0 - 79.9 additional $1535
  • 80 or over, contact Patient Coordinator

Hospital and Hotel Stay Estimates

Procedure Hospital Stay Hotel Night Stay
Gastric Sleeve  2 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
Single Incision Sleeve 2 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
Gastric Sleeve Plication 2 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
Gastric Bypass 3 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
Mini Gastric Bypass 3 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
LAP-BAND® 1 night 1 pre-op and 1 post-op
Duodenal Switch 3 nights 1 pre-op and up to 2 post-op
Revision Surgery (in addition to new surgery fee) n/a n/a
Endoscopy n/a n/a
Upper GI Scan n/a n/a
LAP-BAND® Adjustments n/a n/a

Financing Options

Citerra Finance not only finances the surgery but also provides the travel expenses and additional pocket money needed for your stay in Mexico!

** Airfare is not included in the price of our affordable bariatric surgery procedures. It is important to ask our Tijuana office coordinator about costs and pricing when scheduling your appointment so they can verify the correct amount that you will be required to pay for your procedure.

What is included in the cost of my procedure?

CER Hospital:

Tijuana bariatrics lobby

Dr. Fernando Garcia has spent his career finding ways to make excellent, world-class, safe, and effective care accessible to as many people as possible. Safety and providing the best care with a human touch is a priority for Dr. Garcia. For affordable bariatric surgery in Tijuana, turn to the specialists at the Tijuana Bariatrics.

Dr. Garcia is currently using Hospital CER to perform his bariatric procedures. Hospital CER is a new and beautifully equipped facility that specializes in laparoscopic weight loss surgery.

Features include:

  • State-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology
  • Intensive care unity (ICU) units with full certification
  • In-house laboratory, radiology, and fluoroscopy equipment
  • Availability of personal suites for patients: includes a futon for your support companion or relative's comfort, WI-FI, and cable TV
  • International calls to the United States and Canada are free
  • Convenient location: safe locality, close to restaurants, hotels, and tourist district
  • Cafeteria

Hospital CER surgical centerThe costs of the procedures include:

  • Ground transportation to and from the San Diego airport
  • Hotel fees (Pictured Right)
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical fees
  • Pre- and post-operative tests
  • Nutritional Consultations before & after surgery
  • Post-operative medication

** For revision surgery, an additional pre-operative fee might be required which is not included in the price. For a small additional fee, the necessary services can be added to revisional services.

Learn More about Affordable Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana

Contact Dr. Garcia today to schedule your appointment with their team of specialists and begin your journey toward losing weight and keeping it off. Our goal is to assist you in getting your life back on track by helping you take control of your weight and whole body health.