Extreme obesity can seriously affect your health and self-esteem. If dieting and exercise aren't working, gastric bypass surgery can help.
This safe, effective procedure reduces your stomach size and restricts the calories your body absorbs. But the cost may be prohibitive.
ALO Bariatrics' certified surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico perform gastric bypass surgery in luxury facilities for much less than U.S. prices.
Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Suffering from extreme obesity can threaten your health, shorten your life expectancy, and make you feel unhappy about yourself and your appearance. Losing a significant amount of weight, thanks to bariatric surgery performed at ALO Bariatrics, can result in many life-changing benefits:
- Lowers the risk of death from diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease by up to 90 percent.
- Improves your self-confidence and appearance.
- Makes routine activities easier.
- Increases energy and reduces joint pain.
- Makes life enjoyable again.
Life-Changing Results Safe and Affordable Bariatric Surgery
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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
Worried about the Price of Weight Loss Surgery? Contact Us to Explore Affordable Medical Tourism
The highly trained, certified bariatric surgeons of Mexico's ALO Bariatrics can help you achieve dramatic weight loss with gastric bypass surgery for thousands of dollars less than in the United States through medical tourism, which involves traveling to another country for less-expensive medical procedures.
We have three state-of-the-art offices and modern, accredited hospital surgery centers in Tijuana, conveniently located about 30 minutes from San Diego International Airport, as well as locations in the cities of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. All three cities are beautiful and safe tourism destinations to enjoy a relaxing vacation before and after your procedure. Contact us online or call us for a weight loss surgery consultation:
Gastric Bypass Price Comparisons United States vs. Mexico
Extreme weight loss from bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric bypass can improve your health, self-esteem, and appearance; the benefits of better health and quality of life can be considered priceless. However, according to obesitycoverage.com, the current average price for gastric bypass surgery in the United States is approximately $23,000, which may not include anesthesiologist fees, follow-up appointments, lodging, and other costs. Also, even if you have medical insurance, your policy may not cover your weight loss surgery.
For comparison, here are ALO Bariatrics' weight loss surgery costs. We've included pricing for gastric bypass surgery as well as sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) and other popular weight loss procedures. The savings are significant if you travel to our offices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara from San Diego and other locations outside of Mexico.
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Real San Jose||$5,300||$7,000||$7,700||$6,300|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,500||$6,100||$6,600||$5,500|
What Is Included in These Prices?
5-Star Reviews for Our Tijuana Location "100% would recommend to anyone. Dr Lopez was incredible!"
I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics TJ location, the whole medical staff amazing! I promise you will not regret allowing them to give you the tool to kick obesity out of your life. I'm forever grateful. The doctors at ALO are very humble and driver is super nice.View On Google
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.View On Google
Dramatic Before and After Results
Learn More about 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 and removing part of your small intestine, 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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Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Alejandro Lopez
"My biggest motivation is my patients.
When they are happy, I am happy.”
Dr. López, our chief surgeon and medical director, has performed over 7,000 weight loss procedures to help patients struggling with obesity improve their health. Dr. López is known by his patients for his friendly manner and honesty. He is certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery.
Dr. Salvador Ramirez
“Seeing my patients happy with the result of my work
will always be the goal of my life.”
Dr. Ramirez is certified by the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases. He has been designated a "Surgeon of Excellence" by his peers and is proud to be involved in every step of his patients' weight loss surgery journey.
About Gastric Bypass Surgery (aka Roux-en-Y)
Day of Procedure
...you will be asleep and pain free during the procedure.
Take a Closer Look at Gastric Bypass Surgery
More Bariatric Surgery Success Stories Serving Patients in Tijuana and Two Other Locations in Mexico
I had a wonderful experience at ALO Bariatrics. I would highly recommend this facility! The doctors, nurses and facility were comparable to those in the U.S. and the care was wonderful!View On Google
Dr. Lopez and staff were amassing. They changed my life and it the stay was outstanding. So much attention and care for me and my mom who escorted me...You can't ask for a better medical experience than the one I received here.View On Google
Learn More about Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Schedule a Consultation for Bariatric Surgery
ALO Bariatrics has three locations in Mexico to help you save money on weight loss surgery without compromising safety or quality. When you contact our offices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, we'll be able to answer any questions you may have about gastric bypass surgery. During your consultation, we can go over the pros and cons of gastric bypass, and can also discuss gastric sleeve surgery and other alternatives. We want you to be confident in any decisions you make regarding bariatric surgery. For more information about your weight loss surgery options, contact our offices online. You can also reach ALO Bariatrics by phone.
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Candidacy for Gastric Bypass
Body Mass/Excess Weight
Have a body mass index of over 40 and more than 100 pounds of excess weight.
Body Mass/Chronic Disease
Have a body mass index over 35 and a chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes.
Exhausted Other Options
Dieting, exercise, or medication have failed to achieve long-term, significant weight loss.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Are You a Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass?
5-Star Reviews for Our Doctors and Staff "Top notch from beginning to end. Very caring doctor, very caring staff. "
Great experience, Dr. Lopez and his staff were so good to me. I had gastric sleeve surgery June 3, 2019. Every detail from my first encounter with them was top notch...I can email, call, or message them day or night and they are there to answer all of my questions. I am 3 weeks out started at 233 down 201 32 pounds already so awesome I couldn't have done this without them. Forever grateful. Thank you.View On Google
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.View On Google
Contact the Surgeons of ALO Bariatrics High-Quality Care and Life-Changing Outcomes
Whether you undergo gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, or another treatment, the team at ALO Bariatrics is here to help. Our facilities in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara provide safe and affordable care by experienced bariatric surgeons. We can answer any questions you may have about your surgical options so you can make an informed decision about your health.
For more information about gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and other bariatric procedures, contact our practice online. You can also reach the team at ALO Bariatrics by phone.
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Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is another effective weight loss surgery option that may be recommended. Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery reduce the size of your stomach to provide dramatic weight loss results for obese patients, but the surgeries themselves have some important differences:
- Unlike gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery does not involve attaching your small intestine to a stomach pouch.
- Instead, about 80 percent of your stomach is removed laparoscopically, leaving a gastric sleeve about the size and shape of a banana. The gastric sleeve holds much less food than your full-sized stomach, resulting in dramatic, long-term weight loss.
- During your consultation, your surgeon can discuss if a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass is the best option for you.
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Five Frequently Asked Questions
Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Painful?
No. General anesthesia is administered during gastric bypass surgery to ensure patients are not conscious and are free from pain while the stomach, small intestine, and other organs are adjusted and rerouted. After the gastric bypass is completed, patients may experience some soreness and discomfort. This is a normal temporary side effect. We provide pain medication and detailed instructions to keep your post-op pain to a minimum.
How Do I Start Losing Weight?
Since your stomach is now smaller, you will feel fuller much faster when you eat. This helps the weight loss process. The Roux-en-Y procedure also decreases the calories that your small intestine absorbs, another important weight loss factor.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Every bariatric surgery patient responds differentially, as factors like lifestyle habits and the type of weight loss surgery you had can affect your long-term weight loss. On average, severely obese gastric bypass patients can lose half their body weight or more over a two-year period.
Where Were Your Surgeons Trained?
Our board-certified bariatric surgeons have received specialized training at the most prestigious medical schools and hospitals in Mexico as well as the United States, including the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition and Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
What Is Recovery Like?
You will be monitored closely during your two- to three-day hospital stay and will have follow-up appointments at our offices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara before you are cleared to go home. You'll be given prescription medications for pain. Most patients are completely healed and pain-free in three to five weeks.
...Any misconceptions or doubts you have about Mexico, Tijuana or “foreign medical care” doesn’t apply here. 100% would recommend to anyone. Dr Lopez was incredible! Did my surgery Aug 23 2019 and already down 85 lbs! 60 to go....View On Google