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BariClip With B-Clamp

Are you struggling to lose weight with just diet and exercise? Are you looking for a safe and affordable way to overcome obesity?

If you are ready to lose weight and are not a candidate for traditional weight-loss surgery, BariClip with B-Clamp® might be a good option.

Our board-certified bariatric surgeons in Tijuana can expertly place your BariClip so you can overcome obesity and live a healthier life.

What Is the B-Clamp? A Reversible Solution to Weight Loss


The B-Clamp is a titanium structure placed around your stomach wall to limit the amount of food you can consume. Unlike a gastric sleeve, no part of the stomach is removed and the procedure is reversible.

Am I a Candidate for BariClip Surgery?

Most people struggling to lose excess weight are good candidates for BariClip surgery. Contacting our Tijuana, Mexico, office to request a consultation is the best way to know for sure. Some factors to consider are:
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You could be a good candidate for BariClip with B-Clamp if you have a body mass index (BMI) between 29 and 40. That is lower than most other bariatric surgeries, and patients with a BMI higher than 40 should consider other options.

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The B-Clamp provides you with the tools you need to kickstart your weight loss journey. For lasting results, you must be committed to leading a healthy lifestyle.

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If you suffer from GERD or acid reflux, the B-Clamp might be recommended to you over other bariatric surgeries due to its ability to reduce intragastric pressure.

Safe and Effective Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

ALO Bariatrics is the premier destination for safe weight loss surgery in Mexico. Founded by certified bariatric surgeon Alejandro López, ALO Bariatrics was created with the primary mission of providing affordable, high-quality bariatric surgery.

Dr. López is a pioneer in the field of bariatrics, having completed over 7,000 weight loss surgery procedures to date. He can handle all types of bariatric surgeries and knows which procedure will be best for you.

If you are ready to take control of your weight loss, call our Tijuana, Mexico, office to request a free consultation.


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Jim Kirkbride


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I highly recommend the team at ALO Bariatrics. Sandra is amazing at providing details and ensuring you are their #1 priority. Dr Lopez is a gifted surgeon with vast experience in bariatric procedures. The Tijuana facilities are clean, safe, well staffed and dedicated to protecting the patients’ dignity and care. If you are thinking about weight loss surgery as a health or cosmetic option, ALO should be your choice.

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Leora Mae


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The absolute best place for weight loss surgery. The Doctors are very knowledgeable, nice and very clean. I weighed 285 and couldn't loose weight. Now 7 months out I weigh 155lbs. My life has changed completely and I owe it to ALO Bariatric. The hospital is very clean. All the staff they have working are very friendly. Thanks for my life change and for making me look GOOD

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What to Expect During BariClip Surgery

BariClip is a quick, minimally invasive surgery. The entire process can typically be completed in less than 30 minutes.
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Take control of your weight loss with BariClip at ALO Bariatrics.

General Anesthesia

You will be put under general anesthesia for this procedure to ensure you remain asleep the entire time.

Incisions Are Made

Your bariatric surgeon will make a few incisions to your abdomen to insert the laparoscopic devices.

Placing the Clamp

Your bariatric surgeon will fasten the B-Clamp around the stomach wall, effectively closing off a large portion of your stomach.

Securing It With Sutures

Once the B-Clamp has been placed and properly adjusted, your bariatric surgeon will secure it with sutures to prevent it from slipping.

Are There Any Risks to the BariClip Procedure?

Since this is a minimally invasive surgery, the risk of complications is lower than with other weight-loss surgeries. Our surgeons in Tijuana are board-certified and take every precaution possible to minimize your chance of developing one of these complications.


Although extremely rare, there is a chance of the clamp slipping off of your stomach. This makes the procedure ineffective and will also cause issues in the rest of your body. This will need to be corrected by your bariatric surgeon as soon as possible.


Similar to Lap-Band®, the B-Clamp can also cause erosion. This happens when your B-Clamp weakens the tissue underneath. This can lead to infections, leakage, and further complications.


Because the titanium clamp is covered in smooth medical-grade silicone, the chance of it poking through the stomach wall is very low. You need to seek medical attention as soon as possible if a puncture does occur.

Recovery and Aftercare

Since this is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the recovery time is fairly quick. Most patients will be able to leave the hospital the same day of their surgery and return to normal activities within 48 hours. You must follow the treatment plan of your bariatric surgeon to ensure successful results. Weight loss will happen quickly within the first year, and you must continue to exercise and eat a healthy diet to maintain your results.

Overcome Your Obesity Call Our Office to Learn About BariClip Surgery

Obesity can lead to major health issues like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and more. Through BariClip surgery at our Tijuana location, you can lose weight and live a healthier, more active life.

Contact us to get started and request your free phone consultation. Based on the information provided, our bariatric surgeon will recommend which weight-loss treatment will best suit your needs, goals, and expectations. Don't wait to begin your weight-loss journey; contact our Tijuana, Mexico, office today.


Our Happy Patients Experience Lasting Results

“Many people decide that just beginning the process of change is much too hard for the effort. I’m so glad that I chose to make a change and transform my life, health, and ministry by making one decision. I pray this inspires you it’s not where you came from it’s about how adamant and focused on what you’re going to do that’s important thanks to my doctor and a very special friend who introduced me to my new life. I am forever grateful to Dr. Alejandro López.” Bishop Tyear

Successful Results From Our Bariatric Surgical Patients

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Bariatric surgery like BariClip, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass have lasting effects on our patient's health and confidence.


What is the cost of BariClip surgery in Tijuana?

We pride ourselves on having affordable pricing for all of our bariatric procedures. We also accept many forms of payment, including cash, credit card, money order, financing, and International Medical Travel Services and Benefits. Contact our Tijuana surgical center to learn more about the cost of BariClip surgery.

How does BariClip affect weight loss?

During BariClip surgery, a large portion of the stomach is closed off. The remaining functioning pouch is much smaller and unable to hold large amounts of food giving you the feeling of being full much quicker than before.

What are the long-term effects of BariClip surgery?

Bariclip surgery is a new bariatric procedure, so not much is known yet about its long-term effects. Trials continue to be conducted as we learn more about its immediate and lasting effects. One trial was done from 2012-2016 on 117 patients. They saw 66.7% of excess weight loss with minimal adverse events. This study deemed BariClip surgery an excellent weight loss procedure with minimal complications.

What if I decide I want my clip removed?

If you have found your results to be successful and you want your clip removed after weight loss, contact our Tijuana location to learn the next steps. We can schedule you for another laparoscopic procedure to remove the BariClip. However, in the BariClip study mentioned above, out of 117 patients tested, only 15 chose to remove the clip within the 39 months they were monitored.

Does BariClip surgery affect ghrelin hormones?

BariClip does not affect the hormones that control hunger. BariClip simply reduces the amount of food you will be able to eat before feeling full.

Why should I choose Tijuana for my surgery?

Besides being home to our state-of-the-art bariatric surgical center, Tijuana is a great tourist destination with many things to do and see. Our patients love coming here to enjoy all the city has to offer before experiencing the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery.

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LaToya Stamper


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I would recommend this practice go anyone seeking bariatric surgery. Dr. Lopez and the hospital staff at Hospital Guadalajara were great, and my coordinator Sandra was awesome. I felt safe the entire time and the hotel staff at the Marriott provided the best service Ive ever had at a hotel. No regrets here.

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Jonna Linke


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Top notch from beginning to end. Very caring doctor, very caring staff. The hotel staff was great and treat you like a princess. The hospital was clean and run efficiently. Dr. Alejandro Lopez and Sandra are available any time, even post-surgery, and go out of their way to help you.

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ALO Bariatrics

ALO Bariatrics provides expert, safe, and effective weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Patients from around the world travel to Mexico to receive affordable care from our highly trained bariatric surgeons. We are affiliated with several notable organizations, including:

  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
  • The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS)
  • The Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

For more information on ALO Bariatrics, or to begin your weight loss journey, we encourage you to call (844) 461-2831.

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