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Gastric Bypass

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.

What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery, known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, is a bariatric procedure designed to help patients safely achieve weight loss and improved health. Using minimally invasive techniques, our bariatric surgeons will reduce the size of your stomach to prevent overeating. This also decreases the number of calories your body absorbs with each meal. The primary difference between Roux-en-Y and gastric sleeve is that gastric sleeve surgery involves permanently removing 80% of the stomach; Roux-en-Y divides the stomach into a small pouch that holds an ounce of food, while the remainder of the stomach stays intact to produce digestive fluids. Your surgeon can determine whether gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y, or another procedure is right for you.
Gastric bypass surgery involves reducing stomach capacity and rerouting the small intestine to limit overeating and decrease the number of calories the body absorbs. 

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:

(844) 461-2831

Dr. Alejandro Lopez
Dr. Alejandro Lopez founded ALO Bariatrics to provide affordable, high-quality treatments for patients.

Hear From Gastric Bypass Patients Who Underwent Treatment in Tijuana

Hear from ALO Bariatrics patients who explain how gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and other bariatric surgeries performed by our surgeons in Tijuana helped them transform their lifestyle. 
Many people wonder if visiting our bariatric surgery center in Tijuana is safe. Here are some of our actual patients talking about their ALO Bariatrics experience. Positive success stories like these show why medical tourism is worth it for so many people.

Candidates for Gastric Bypass

Every bariatric surgery (including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve) has certain candidacy requirements that patients must meet in order to ensure a safe and beneficial treatment. In order to determine if you qualify for surgical weight loss, your doctor will consider:

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 Weight

Before 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 Change

The 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: 

(866) 798-1489

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

The results that our patients experience from gastric bypass surgery are often nothing short of life-changing. Patients are slimmer, healthier, and happier after undergoing weight loss surgery.
Weight Loss Patient Before Procedure
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Weight Loss Patient After Procedure
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This patient has continued a lifestyle of nutrition and exercise after his bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass surgery results largely depend on your commitment to a healthy new lifestyle.  

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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Attractions in Tijuana

Beaches

Tijuana 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 Center

If you're a history enthusiast, head over to the Tijuana Cultural Center to learn more about our stunning city. 

Casino Caliente

Are you feeling lucky? Make a stop at the large and modern Casino Caliente before leaving Tijuana. 

Aztec Monuments

Explore 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.
Our bariatric surgeons perform, on average, eight bypass surgeries a week.

Consultation

The process of your weight loss journey starts with a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons. We offer free phone consultations, so you don't have to come into our office until your surgery is scheduled.

Anesthesia

On the day of your surgery, general anesthesia will be administered to you by a certified anesthesiologist. Anesthesia ensures that you're unconscious during the entire process for a virtually painless treatment.

Creating Incisions

Our bariatric surgeons use a minimally invasive surgical technique involving an abdominal incision that is less than a centimeter long. 

Stomach Operation

For the first part of the surgery, the doctor will focus on dividing your stomach into large and small sections. The stomach pouch, which is about the size of a walnut, is closed and reinforced with staples. While a normal stomach holds around three pints of food, your new stomach pouch will hold about one ounce. These changes are made using small, highly articulate surgical tools. A laparoscope, which is a small camera on the end of a flexible tube, will give the surgeon a high-definition view of the surgical site.

Small Intestine Operation

Next, your small intestine is attached to the stomach pouch. Food will bypass the larger portion of your stomach, going directly from your stomach pouch to your small intestine for digestion. The smaller portion of the stomach is also attached to a lower part of the small intestine so it can continue to provide digestive fluids. The incisions are closed after these changes are complete.

Recovery

Gastric bypass is an in-patient procedure, so you'll be closely monitored by our staff for a day or two before you return to your hotel room. 

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 Medication

Prescription 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 Heal

Rest 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 Regularly

To 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 Work

Thanks 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. 

Our Prices

Location Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Duodenal Switch LAP-BAND
Tijuana $4,700 $6,300 $6,800 $5,700
Puerto Vallarta $4,900 $6,500 $7,200 $5,900
Guadalajara - Real San Jose $5,300 $7,000 $7,700 $6,300
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:

  • Surgery
  • Hospital stay
  • Lodging
  • Chauffeur service
  • Lab exams
  • X-rays
  • 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

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass isn't your only weight loss surgery option. Depending on your unique factors, another form of bariatric surgery may be ideal for you. During your free consultation, our doctors can help you discover which surgery fits your needs. ALO Bariatrics offers gastric bypass surgery as well as:

Gastric Sleeve

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.

Explore Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Duodenal Switch

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. 
 

Explore Duodenal Switch Surgery

Lap-Band

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.

Explore Lap-Band Surgery

"You can't ask for a better medical experience." More 5-Star Reviews From Patients Who Visited Us In Tijuana

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Karley Harris

2020

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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!!

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LaToya Stamper

May, 2021

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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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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)

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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