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Safe, Affordable Weight Loss Treatment

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Patients typically experience dramatic results.*

When you choose Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will have access to a network of experienced doctors, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and more. Every member of the team, from dedicated bariatric nurses and anesthesiologists to the staff dietician, is committed to creating a safe, comfortable environment before, during, and after surgery.

By undergoing bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, you can benefit from effective, personally tailored treatment performed by board-certified doctors. At the same time, patients can receive care at a fraction of the cost of procedures in the U.S.

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Pam's Success Story

Pam, a Tijuana Bariatric Center patient, explains her struggle with weight loss and dieting as well as her reluctance as a health professional to seek medical care outside of the United States. However, Pam credits the high safety standards, cleanliness, and exceptional patient care in shaping her life-changing experience and her newfound respect for medical tourism. 

*Note: There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary for each individual.

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Medical Tourism

If you want to undergo bariatric surgery without the high treatment costs, medical tourism offers an affordable way to meet your weight loss goals.* With Tijuana Bariatric Center, patients only need to concern themselves with bringing their passport, comfortable shoes and clothes, and personal items to aid in their recovery. Everything else is prepared prior to your arrival, including two nights at the hospital, two nights at the Marriott in Tijuana, a visit with the nutritionist and coordinator, and transportation back to the U.S. The Tijuana Bariatric Center network of preferred providers ensures that patients enjoy a safe, comfortable experience.

Up to $5,000 in medical tourism insurance is now
included in every surgery package.

Featured Procedures

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery encourages weight loss by reducing stomach capacity as well as eliminating the production of ghrelin, the hormone that produces feelings of hunger.

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) Surgery

By using a single incision hidden in the belly button, the minimally invasive SILS technique can often ease post-operative discomfort and reduce the risk of complications.

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Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

This innovative restrictive bariatric procedure reduces the size of the stomach by creating an internal fold in the organ, meaning patients may be able to satisfy their hunger more quickly. 

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures in the world. The surgery relies on the effects of both restrictive and malabsorptive techniques.

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini gastric bypass surgery simplifies the traditional bypass technique, limiting the amount of food a patient can comfortably eat to encourage weight loss.

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Duodenal Switch Surgery

During the duodenal switch procedure, the stomach is reduced and reshaped without compromising functionality. Malabsorptive techniques also limit calorie absorption. 

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Revision Surgery

For patients who are not able to achieve lasting or satisfactory results, TBC network doctors can work to identify the root of the issue and perform a revision surgery.

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LAP-BAND® Surgery

LAP-BAND reduces the stomach's capacity with the use of an adjustable silicone band. After surgery, your hunger may be satisfied faster and for a longer period of time.

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What Makes Tijuana Bariatric Center Exceptional

  • Board-certified doctors
  • Educated, caring medical staff
  • Limited surgeries per day
  • Private hospital rooms
  • All patient nourishment is included
  • Bariatric hospital held to same standards as in the U.S.
  • Continuous post-op medical services during and after surgery
  • Private online support group
  • Continuous post-op nutritional counseling during and after surgery
  • No extra charge for support companion (nourishment not included)

A Bariatric and Cosmetic Surgical Center Dedicated to Patient Safety

The Tijuana Bariatric Center provides safe, high-quality care to patients in the most affordable city in Mexico. Patients come to the surgical center from the United States and Europe to undergo these procedures. 

*Note: There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary for each individual.

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A Network of Qualified Doctors and Staff

Dr. Paola Velazco

Dr. Paola Velazco

Follow-Up Care

Dr. Jose Carlos

Dr. Jose Carlos

Dr. Garcia's Medical Team

Dr. Gustavo Arce Soto

Dr. Gustavo Arce Soto

Dr. Garcia's Medical Team

Dr. Victor Cabrera

Dr. Victor Cabrera

Anesthesiologist

Nancy Garcia

Nancy Garcia

Surgical Nurse

Dr. Edel Garfias

Dr. Edel Garfias

Internal Medicine

Education & Training

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The Tijuana Bariatric Center network of doctors has performed thousands of successful bariatric procedures, even on patients not considered good candidates at other practices. They have received extensive training and specialize in bariatrics and laparoscopic procedures. Their technical skills allow them to treat patients with high BMIs (up to 80) and provide revision surgery as needed.

How to Choose a Surgeon

BMI: 25.0—29.9

Weight Status: Overweight

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