Gastric bypass surgery can be life-changing for patients struggling with obesity. However, cost can keep patients from taking action.
Medical tourism allows patients to get the quality care they need at a price they can afford.
At ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, patients are treated by board-certified doctors for a fraction of what they would pay in the U.S.
Is It Time to Consider Gastric Bypass Surgery? Contact Our Bariatric Surgeons
Gastric bypass surgery may be the answer to your weight loss struggles. By changing the size of your stomach, you can lose a substantial amount of weight. In addition to weight loss, the procedure can also address obesity comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. To learn more about gastric bypass, or for more information about medical tourism savings, contact our practice online. You can also reach ALO Bariatrics by phone.
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What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Make the Change Request a Consultation
Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a life-long journey that starts by consulting a doctor. ALO Bariatrics is a popular destination for medical tourism patients looking to have a safe and effective weight loss surgery without the prohibitive cost it carries in the U.S. Call our Tijuana office to see how Dr. Alejandro Lopez and his associates can help you make the change:
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Candidates for Gastric Bypass
Body Mass Index (BMI)To qualify, patients should have a BMI of over 40. If you have a chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, you must have a BMI of over 35 to qualify for treatment.
Failed Attempts to Lose WeightBefore undergoing bariatric surgery, patients should make an attempt to lose weight through proper nutrition and regular exercise. If these techniques have failed to provide weight loss, bariatric surgery may be right for you.
Commitment to ChangeThe hard work doesn't end once you leave Tijuana. After weight loss surgery, patients should commit to a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to lose weight, keep the weight off, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Are You a Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass?
Do You Qualify? Request a Consultation
Gastric bypass may be the answer to overcoming your weight loss struggles and living a happier and healthier life. If you are wondering whether gastric bypass surgery is right for you, call our office for a free consultation. We can discuss gastric bypass surgery and our other bariatric surgery options, including sleeve gastrectomy, to determine which is best for your needs. You can send us a message or call:
A 5-Star Review
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Alejandro for this procedure. I thank the nurses, drivers, staff, and anyone else who I did not mention. Thank you so much for your hospitality and for taking care of us the way y’all did God bless!" Javana Drogaris, 2022
Before and After Transformations
Attractions in Tijuana
BeachesTijuana has beautiful beaches that provide a lovely view during your recovery. Walk along the ocean or lay down in the sand to soak up some sun.
Cultural CenterIf you're a history enthusiast, head over to the Tijuana Cultural Center to learn more about our stunning city.
Casino CalienteAre you feeling lucky? Make a stop at the large and modern Casino Caliente before leaving Tijuana.
Aztec MonumentsExplore the Aztec monuments near Tijuana. The monument to Emperor Cuauhtémoc is highly recommended.
The Process of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Our bariatric surgeons perform, on average, eight bypass surgeries a week.
Ready to Make a Big Change? Request a Consultation
Does minimally invasive gastric bypass sound like the weight loss solution you might need? Call to request a free consultation with one of our board-certified bariatric surgeons at our Tijuana office:
"I'd do it all over again!"
"Very thorough communication, transportation from and to airport was provided. Dr was top notch, as well as the whole staff I came into contact with. I'm 3 years post op and still have a line of communication when needed. Still responsive. Id do it all over again!" Christina Hurtgen, 2022
Healing From Gastric Bypass
Take MedicationPrescription pain medication is included in your surgical fees to keep any post-surgery pain and discomfort under control. Discomfort is a normal side effect we will help you manage.
Rest and HealRest following surgery is highly important for an efficient recovery. That's why we include your hotel stay in the overall cost of your visit. Relax at the Tijuana Marriott and avoid strenuous activities.
Walk RegularlyTo avoid blood clots and promote good circulation, patients should walk a little each day. Avoid heavy lifting and high-intensity exercise, but continue to move around and walk little by little.
Take Time Away From WorkThanks to our minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, many patients can return to work after only two to four weeks. However, if your job relies on physical labor, you may need to take additional time off.
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,700||$6,300||$6,800||$5,700|
For information on financing or the cost of other procedures, please contact us.
What's Included In the Cost of Surgery?
Medical tourism has gained popularity because of the lower cost of treatment for the same quality services that would cost exponentially more in the United States, Canada, and other countries. On average, the cost of bariatric surgery in the United States is $20,000 to $25,000, but at our Tijuana location, bariatric surgery is significantly less.
The fees listed above include the following services and amenities:
- Hospital stay
- Chauffeur service
- Lab exams
- Pre-operation prep
- Certified professional nurse care
- Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
- Medical material
- Prescription drugs
- Medical evaluation with a specialist
- Nutritional assessment and meal plan by a certified nutrition specialist
Save Thousands in Tijuana Request a Consultation
Dr. Lopez believes that life-changing bariatric surgery shouldn't be out of reach for those who need it most. Save thousands when you choose our Tijuana office for your gastric bypass. Call to request a free consultation:
"As a physician, I can say the quality of care
was on par with American facilities."
"Had surgery with the ALO team 8 months ago and It was an incredible experience. They were very professional, and they were very patient with me. As a physician, I can say the quality of care that I saw in this hospital was on par with american facilities. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat." Jose Martin del Campo, 2022
Gastric Bypass FAQ
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
The amount of weight you lose depends on your lifestyle habits after your surgery. On average, gastric bypass patients lose around 70% of their excess weight.
How Long is Recovery?
Recovery varies for each patient, but typically you'll start to have more energy at around the three-week mark and your stomach will heal after six to eight weeks.
Will I Have Scarring?
Thanks to our minimally invasive technique, minimal scarring is present following gastric bypass surgery. The incisions we make are less than a centimeter in length.
How Much Food Can My Stomach Hold Post-Surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of your stomach to hold about one ounce of food. A normal stomach can hold about three pints.
Are There Risks?
Any surgery will come with a set of risks. Our board-certified surgeons operate out of certified hospitals and use state-of-the-art techniques and technology to perform surgeries in the utmost safety.
"I'm down 155 pounds in 6 months."
"My results are more than I imagined was possible. I'm down 155 pounds in 6 months. I went to an annual screening that my employer requires and the numbers were the best in 30 years. The staff was professional and efficient 6 months ago as well. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to get the surgery!" David Alexander, 2021
Other Weight Loss Surgeries
The gastric sleeve procedure, otherwise known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is similar to gastric bypass since it reduces the size of the stomach. However, a gastric sleeve surgery permanently removes part of the stomach instead of simply dividing it.
The duodenal switch procedure is a combination of the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. The stomach is reduced with a gastric sleeve surgery and connected directly to the lower third of the small intestine.
Lap-Band surgery is the only reversible option among bariatric surgeries. It involves placing an adjustable silicone ring around the stomach to reduce its capacity. If it is unsuccessful, this surgery can be converted to a sleeve gastrectomy or other bariatric surgery.
"You can't ask for a better medical experience." More 5-Star Reviews From Patients Who Visited Us In Tijuana
The experience was absolutely amazing. I was never left with unanswered questions, everything was very thorough, CLEAN and just the best experience ever! I’ve lost 125 pounds. I do not regret my choice. Dr. Lopez is absolutely amazing. He will always answer your questions. His staff becomes family. Would not have went with ANYONE else!!View On Facebook
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.View On Google