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Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss with Gastric Bypass Surgery*

Being overweight can interfere with every aspect of your life. But for many people, diet and exercise simply do not produce results.

Tijuana Bariatrics, has a network of weight loss professionals who can offer safe, effective gastric bypass surgery for weight loss.

So why should you consider a gastric bypass procedure in Tijuana, Mexico?

Bariatric Surgery Can Result in Long-Term Success

Discover What Weight Loss Surgery Can Do for You Contact Tijuana Bariatrics Today

Join the many patients from around the world who are choosing Tijuana Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, to undergo safe, effective, and low-cost weight loss surgery. Whether you are looking for gastric bypass or other options, such as a gastric sleeve or LAP-BAND®, the network of physicians at Tijuana Bariatrics offers exceptional care without the high cost.

When you work with Tijuana Bariatrics, you receive:

  • Free Consultations: We offer free virtual consultations right from the comfort of your home.
  • Affordable Care: Patients can access high-quality care from board-certified surgeons for a fraction of the cost.
  • Vacation-Like Amenities: Land in San Diego and be chauffeured to and from the airport, your world-class Marriott Hotel, and treatment in a modern, accredited hospital.
  • Medical Tourism Insurance Policy: Our commitment to patients includes a no-cost medical tourism insurance policy.

Take the first step by requesting a free consultation today. Contact Tijuana Bariatrics online or call our toll-free number:

(800) 308-3607

Treatment Can Also Be Arranged in Monterrey


If you prefer, weight loss surgery can also be arranged at a hospital in Monterrey, Mexico. Contact us to learn more.

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Let's Dive into the Gastric Bypass Process...

Gastric bypass surgery (also known as Roux-en-Y) is one of the most successful bariatric surgery procedures. It works by dividing the stomach into two separate pouches—an upper pouch and a lower pouch. The smaller pouch is then connected to the lower portion of the small intestine. Finally, the small intestine is rerouted to connect to both pouches.

Due to the size of the newly created stomach pouch, the amount of food you are able to consume is restricted. By limiting your nutritional and caloric intake, you can lose more weight within a shorter amount of time. On average, most patients who choose to undergo gastric bypass surgery Tijuana Bariatrics lose 10 to 20 pounds every month for a year.

Minimally Invasive Gastric Bypass Surgery Shorter Recovery, Less Discomfort

The Tijuana Bariatrics network of physicians offer laparoscopic surgery to perform weight loss surgery through several tiny incisions, resulting in less discomfort, minimized scarring, and a shorter recovery.

Laparoscopic tools allow doctors to perform weight loss surgery through several small incisions instead of one large single incision. These laparoscopic tools include a special camera so that the doctor can clearly view the treatment area on a monitor while resizing the stomach, rerouting the intestines, and suturing the tissue.

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Laparoscopic surgery can ensure minimized scarring and a faster recovery compared to traditional surgery.
"Fantastic experience! I’m down 21 pounds in two weeks! I’ve already recommended others and will continue!" Mathew Davis

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the stomach resized?

The resizing of your stomach and rerouting to your small intestine is designed to make you consume smaller amounts of food and digest that food more quickly. Because the food will enter a lower portion of your bowels, much of the food's nutritional and caloric elements will not be processed or broken down.

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How long does recovery take?

Typically, it takes about three to five weeks to fully recover from laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Over the course of your recovery, there are generally several healing milestones, including:

  • Patients typically spend two to three days in the hospital
  • Incisions heal within about two weeks 
  • Many patients return to work after about two weeks
  • You can typically begin more strenuous activities after about a month

However, it is important to follow your doctor's recommendations throughout the recovery period to prevent complications from your Roux-en-Y.

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Is a gastric bypass safe?

For most patients, yes. Gastric bypass can produce rapid weight loss with minimal side effects, and less than two percent of patients experience complications from surgery.

It is understandable that patients may have questions about receiving surgical care at a facility outside their home country. We are happy to say that Tijuana Bariatrics has coordinated countless bariatric surgeries that have all met and exceeded standard levels of safety and care.

Your surgery will take place in a Tijuana or Monterrey hospital that meets rigorous U.S. standards and is equipped with the latest laparoscopic technology. The doctors who will perform your surgery have successfully completed thousands of bariatric procedures. Given their unparalleled experience, they can perform surgeries on patients who might not be considered good candidates elsewhere.

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Why should I travel to Mexico for weight loss surgery?

When you travel to Mexico for weight loss surgery, you can get world-class care at an affordable cost.

As part of the cost of your package, we will oversee all aspects of your accommodations and on-ground travel arrangements. You will stay at the beautiful Marriott Hotel in Tijuana that is accustomed to catering to the needs of international travelers. The locations of both the hotel and the hospital are in prosperous neighborhoods that are known for their peacefulness and safety.

For your peace of mind, drivers will pick you up from the airport, drop you off at the airport, and escort you to and from the hotel and hospital.


Start Today with a Free Consultation We Offer Phone & Virtual Consultations

Whether you are looking for gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, LAP-BAND, or another surgical method for your transformation, Tijuana Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is happy to answer your questions.

Request a virtual consultation and learn about Tijuana Bariatrics’ weight loss program, which includes:   

World-Class Facilities

Your surgery is performed in a state-of-the-art hospital that is equipped with tools and technology that meet the same strict standards as hospitals in the United States.

Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeons

You'll receive care from board-certified doctors and a dedicated medical staff. Patients receive continuous post-operative medical care in a private hospital room.

Complimentary Medical Tourism Insurance Policy

Our commitment to patients includes a no-cost medical tourism insurance policy as well as access to nutritional counseling services.

All it takes to get started is an online message or a simple, toll-free phone call:

(800) 308-3607

"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." Heather Gibbens

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

The vast majority of gastric bypass patients lose significant weight and enjoy an improvement in their health and quality of life. In fact, weight loss usually comes fairly easily in the first couple of years after gastric surgery. Beyond this time frame, patients can typically enjoy sustained weight loss if they remain committed to a healthy lifestyle and exercise.*

Weight Loss in the First Year

The gastric bypass method is designed to help you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat, while also reducing your absorption of calories. With this comprehensive weight-loss approach, most patients will experience a substantial reduction in excess body weight within the first six months of their weight loss surgery.* 

Since the stomach will not be able to hold as much food at any given time, the first weeks and months after bariatric surgery consist of an adjustment period as patients learn to eat less. Certain foods may also be difficult to eat at first. Eventually, patients will be able to determine which foods and quantities work best for them.

After about a year, most patients who follow their post-surgical instructions, including their diet and exercise recommendations, can achieve their goal weight.*

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​Keeping the Weight Off

During the first year or two after your bariatric surgery, diet and exercise changes often come easily.

With all the rapid weight loss, patients are often excited about staying healthy by eating right and being active.

Once weight loss goals are reached, however, it may be tempting to be less diligent about sticking with healthy diet and exercise habits.

To maintain a healthy weight, patients should continue to exercise, keep snacking to a minimum, eat small portions, and have a strong support system that encourages good habits.

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Ongoing Health Benefits

The list of direct and indirect health benefits connected to significant weight loss is long and impressive. Obesity-related conditions that may be resolved after bariatric surgery include sleep apnea, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

Getting healthy, of course, means that you feel better, but it can have some other great benefits too. With improved health, patients can save money on doctors' visits and medications. As patients lose substantial weight, they often are able to do things with family and friends they might not have been able to do before.

Being more active and fit can lead to a better social life, stronger interpersonal relationships, and even improved job performance. Given all the physical and social advantages gastric bypass patients enjoy, it should be no surprise that many of them also report improved mental health and self-esteem.*

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Metabolic/bariatric surgery is the most effective and long-lasting treatment for severe obesity.
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Gastric Bypass

Tijuana Bariatric Center works with a network of doctors who provide safe, effective gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity. Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that can reduce food intake while also controlling the absorption of calories. It is important that patients understand the expectations, potential complications, and recovery process.

Has Better Health Been Just Out of Reach? Tijuana Bariatrics Makes It Possible

Have you been struggling for years chasing the latest diet and exercise plan without results? Is the thought of what weight loss surgery can cost dampening your enthusiasm for a healthier lifestyle?

Head south and let Tijuana Bariatrics lower the barriers. Tijuana, Mexico is home to some of the most highly trained and respected bariatric surgeons in the world. With the Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors, you can get weight loss surgery at a lower cost without sacrificing safety. In addition to the gastric bypass method, they are skilled in various weight loss techniques including gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND.

We can help you overcome the obstacles you face. Take the first step by requesting a free virtual consultation online or calling us:

(800) 308-3607

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Gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and LAP-BAND weight loss surgery are among the many options available through Tijuana Bariatrics.
"Exactly one week post surgery and I am amazed! Tijuana Bariatrics was the most incredible experience. From starting with my coordinator Martha Mejia to my last day saying goodbye to all I was in awe of this facility." LE K

More Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common forms of bariatric surgery in Tijuana and the rest of the world because of its safety, efficacy, and impressive success rate. Here are some more reasons why this surgery remains a popular choice for patients who need to lose weight:

  • Essential hypertension is relieved in over 70 percent of patients and medication requirements are usually reduced in the remainder
  • Hyperlipidemia is corrected in over 70 percent of patients
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is markedly improved with weight loss and bariatric surgery may be curative for sleep apnea
  • Snoring also improves in most patients
  • An 80 to 85 percent reduction in a patient's excess weight is typically achieved with this procedure
  • Type 2 diabetes may be reduced in some patients, usually leading to a normal blood sugar without medication, sometimes within days of surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease is relieved in almost all patients
  • Venous thromboembolic disease signs such as leg swelling are typically alleviated
  • Lower back pain and joint pain are typically relieved or improved in nearly all patients
  • Overall quality of life improves greatly

How much does gastric bypass surgery cost?

Gastric Bypass in Tijuana Is Very Affordable

At a discounted rate of $6,500, gastric bypass surgery at Tijuana Bariatrics is a very affordable way to achieve your ideal body weight and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

This procedure can typically be quite expensive in the U.S., costing between $20,000 and $30,000, depending on where in the country you have the procedure done. Through medical tourism in Tijuana, many patients are finding that the cost of weight loss procedures can be affordable on nearly any budget, without compromising their safety or results.

Affordable bariatric surgery can also be coordinated in Monterrey, Mexico.

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What to Expect during Recovery

Many people considering this type of weight loss surgery are curious about what the healing and recovery process entails. Your doctor will provide instructions for a smooth and quick recovery from the Roux-en-Y procedure, but knowing what to expect can help aid in the process.
Knowing what to expect throughout your recovery from weight loss surgery can minimize stress and promote faster healing.
Knowing what to expect throughout your recovery from weight loss surgery can minimize stress and promote faster healing.

Start with a Liquid Diet

In order to allow the stomach to heal properly, patients will be restricted to a liquid diet the first few days after their weight loss surgery. It is important to drink plenty of fluids (about 60 ounces a day) during this time. In addition to water, patients should be sure to drink low-calorie fluids, such as unsweetened tea and broth, to keep their electrolytes balanced. Your surgeon can make recommendations that are specific to your needs, but typically more than half of your fluids should come from water.

Ensure You Get Enough Fluids

To ensure you get enough fluids, it is a good idea to measure out the recommended amount every morning and put it into a designated container. Patients should try and spread consumption throughout the day so that the container is empty before going to bed. Having a low-calorie drink at your bedside and sipping it every 15 to 20 minutes is a great way to get your fluids safely.

Caring for the Surgical Site

Patients should be sure to keep their incisions clean and covered. It is recommended that patients gently wash the incisions daily with soap and water (no scrubbing) and dry them thoroughly. Swelling, bruising, and some fluid discharge is normal. Patients should reach out to their medical professional if there are any signs of infection, such as persistent redness, bleeding, or a change in the fluid's color or thickness.

After the First Week

The wound should be entirely closed no more than two weeks after your weight loss surgery. Patients can apply specialized lotions to minimize scarring. At this point, you should also be feeling well enough to slowly ease back into some of your regular activities. Patients should engage in light exercise to encourage blood flow while being careful not to overexert themselves. Most patients will be able to return to work about two weeks after their procedure. More strenuous exercises, such as jogging or riding a bicycle, should not be resumed until the doctor advises, which is usually at least a month after surgery.

Short-Term Side Effects

It is not uncommon for patients to experience short-term side effects after weight loss surgery. These should dissipate in a matter of weeks. They include:

  • Nausea or Vomiting: As you learn what and how much you can eat, you will be able to better prevent any stomach discomfort. Eat by taking small bites and chewing food thoroughly.
  • Weakness or Fatigue: When patients adjust to the bariatric diet and exercise routine, their energy should improve.
  • Feeling Cold: Temperature changes can be caused by changes in metabolism.
  • Body Aches: Aches usually pass quickly and can be managed with over-the-counter medications. Patients should check with their doctor since non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, should be avoided.
  • Diarrhea and Gas: Identifying and avoiding foods that trigger an upset stomach or bowel irritation can allow patients to enjoy improved digestion and comfort.
  • Constipation: By drinking more fluids, eating lots of fiber (or taking supplements), and staying active, patients can reduce or altogether eliminate the risk of constipation.
  • Dumping Syndrome: This condition is caused by the rapid emptying of your stomach after a meal. Symptoms may include dizziness, weakness, flushing, nausea, and heart palpitations shortly after eating. With the right eating habits, patients can avoid this complication.
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Tijuana Bariatrics

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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