Bariatric Surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Looking for an affordable, safe, and experienced provider for your bariatric surgery?

Our Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, location only staffs certified, experienced doctors to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Hospital San Javier Rivera in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offers patients personalized and effective treatment in a state-of-the-art facility.

The Destination


Many patients from the U.S. and beyond travel to our state-of-the-art hospitals in Guadalajara for life-changing bariatric surgery. When you choose ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara, you can expect:

Top-Quality Care

Our lead surgeon, Dr. Alejandro Lopez, has performed over 7,000 weight loss surgeries and is experienced in providing the most effective care. Our hospitals, surgeons, and entire staff are accredited by international healthcare accreditation organizations such as AAAASF and the Federal Committee for Protection from Sanitary Risk.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Both our hospitals in Guadalajara, Mexico are modern, full-service, and accredited. They are kept in the most sanitary conditions and house the latest bariatric equipment and technology so our surgeons can provide the best possible care for our patients. Our friendly staff will arrange transportation for you to and from our state-of-the-art facilities.

All-inclusive Pricing

The cost of bariatric surgery in the U.S. prevents many patients from experiencing the life-changing benefits weight loss procedures provide. Gastric bypass at our Guadalajara location is available at a fraction of the cost. In addition, our pricing is all-inclusive, covering your surgery, lodging, chauffeur service, and more.

The Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery


Patients who travel to Mexico from the U.S. can save thousands of dollars on their gastric bypass surgery and still receive top-quality results. Here is the pricing for our locations in Guadalajara, Tijuana, and Puerto Vallarta:
Location Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Duodenal Switch LAP-BAND
Tijuana $4,900 $6,500 $7,500 $5,900
Puerto Vallarta $4,900 $6,500 $7,500 $5,900
Guadalajara – Real San Jose $4,900 $6,500 $7,500 $5,900
Guadalajara – Puerta de Hierro $4,900 $6,500 $7,500 $5,900

What's Included in the Price


Our affordable medical tourism package provides everything you need to have a safe and life-changing trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. Our pricing includes:

Are You Ready for Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery?


ALO Bariatrics is a premier weight loss surgery destination with locations in Guadalajara, Tijuana, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. All our locations meet the highest standards of cleanliness and safety. All our surgeons are accredited with multiple years of bariatric surgery experience. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

Contact ALO Bariatrics for your free phone consultation so you can learn how we can change your life through gastric bypass surgery.


Read What Our Patients Have To Say


Luis Raul Pulido
Luis Raul Pulido
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One of the best investments of my life, the doctors and assistance staff are very professional and are always concerned about your comfort this pre and post surgery!
Rogelio Morales
Rogelio Morales
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I love this place , I have never felts so welcome and so taking care . Dr Alejandro López was amazing. He definitely safe my life . The team on Alo bariatric make you feel secure from the driver all the way to the nurses definitely recommend Alo Bariatrics

Our Modern Hospitals


We have two accredited hospitals in Guadalajara where you can receive your bariatric surgery: the Hospital Real San Jose Guadalajara and Hospital Puerta de Hierro.
Hospital Real San Jose Guadalajara

Hospital Real San Jose Guadalajara

This state-of-the-art hospital performs between 100 and 150 weight loss surgeries each year. It is conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Guadalajara International Airport.
Hospital Puerta de Hierro

Hospital Puerta de Hierro

This modern hospital is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. It houses its own blood bank, imaging center, and clinical laboratory.

A Top-Tier Surgeon


Dr. Alejandro Lopez is the founder of ALO Bariatrics. He is a board-certified bariatric surgeon who has performed over 7,000 weight loss procedures with low complication rates and lasting results. Before opening ALO Bariatrics, he received advanced fellowship training in weight loss surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, he has been featured and published in many prestigious weight loss surgery publications.

Dr. Lopez has a passion for helping patients overcome their obesity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He started his journey in 1992, performing bariatric surgery for hundreds of patients throughout the U.S. and Canada. He continues to help other surgeons learn and grow within this field.

Dr. Lopez started ALO Bariatrics with the primary mission of providing affordable, high-quality bariatric surgery in Mexico. He ensures everyone he hires, from the front desk staff to surgeons, is passionate about helping people overcome their obesity and achieve a healthy life.

Alejandro Lopez

Turn Your Surgery Into a Vacation


Known for its historical landmarks and rich culture, Guadalajara is a vibrant historical city that makes an excellent tourist destination. Many of our patients traveling from the U.S. and Canada for their gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgeries come a few days early to enjoy all that the city has to offer, including:

Hospicio Cabañas

Founded in 1791, Hospicio Cabañas is the oldest hospital complex in the Americas. This magnificent structure was built to provide care and shelter for disadvantaged people in West Mexico. The complex was a marvel of its time, specifically designed to meet the needs of its occupants. The walls are adorned with a series of murals by José Clemente Orozco, one of the most prolific muralists of his time. Walk around these historic halls and take in their beauty during your visit.

Teatro Degollado

This neoclassical performance center is a perfect historical location for anyone who loves the theater. It is known for its unique and diverse performances as well as its intricate design. Inside the theater are red walls with ornate gold trim. Above the audience stands a beautifully painted mural. This theater is sure to inspire awe in fans of both theater and history.

Zoológico Guadalajara

If you are traveling with a family that includes younger children, you should consider visiting the Zoológico Guadalajara. Our zoo is the largest in the country. Founded as a way to promote animal conservation, your family can see bears, tigers, crocodiles, and more at this world-class zoological park.

Acuario Michin Guadalajara

If your kids prefer sea dwellers over land animals, the Acuario Michin Guadalajara might be the perfect spot. This is one of the most modern and innovative conservation centers in Guadalajara. Come view the exotic sea creatures or even have an interactive experience. Either way, it is sure to be an enjoyable and educational visit for the entire family.

Guadalajara Cathedral

One of the main attractions of the city, this centuries-old cathedral is an architectural marvel. People from all over the globe come to see the Catholic altars, relics, and gorgeous paintings that fill this iconic building.

Metropolitano Park

For those wanting to participate in something more active, Metropolitano Park is the perfect spot. This 100-acre park has hiking trails, bike rentals, picnic spaces, and morning yoga classes. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy while soaking up the sun.

Are You Ready To Begin Your Medical Tourism Journey?


When you choose Guadalajara for your gastric bypass procedure, you are choosing to make a positive change in a way that is safe, effective, and affordable. Every single person on our staff is here to help you along this important, life-changing journey.

Contact ALO Bariatrics today to request your free phone consultation, and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.


Patients From All Over the World


LaToya Stamper
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.
Christina Hurtgen
Christina Hurtgen
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Very thorough communication, transportation from and to airport was provided. I went to PV for surgery, hotel was convenient to everything you could need. 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. The hospital is so clean I would eat off the floor. I couldn't recommend this more highly than I do. And if you are nervous, reach out to them! They will answer all of your questions! I'd do it all over again

Change Your Life


Gastric bypass is more than just a weight loss surgery. It can also allow you to:

Improve Your Health

Gastric bypass can significantly lower your risk of dying from diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Many patients experience remission of type 2 diabetes.

Improve Your Confidence

Gastric bypass facilitates dramatic weight loss. After your surgery, you can become slimmer, better able to perform strenuous activities and workouts, and more confident in your clothes.

Restore Your Energy

Through this weight loss surgery, you will have an increase in energy, which will allow you to be able to perform daily activities with ease. In addition, your joint pain can be greatly reduced without the excess weight.

Rejuvenate Your Life

After your surgery, you'll be able to fully enjoy life again without being in pain or feeling self-conscious. You'll have the energy to go do the things you enjoy with the people you love. You can tackle your new life with confidence and energy.

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Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve


Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve works by removing about 80 percent of your stomach. The smaller stomach that remains will significantly limit the amount of food you can consume, which leads to dramatic weight loss. It is called a "sleeve" because the remaining portion of your stomach, which is about the size of a banana, resembles a sleeve.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y, separates your stomach into one small and one large portion, then redirects your digestive tract by connecting the smaller stomach to the lower section of your small intestine. This form of bariatric surgery is both restrictive and malabsorptive, which leads to rapid weight loss.

Duodenal Switch

A duodenal switch is a combination of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. During this surgery, a large portion of your stomach is removed. The small intestine is then rerouted, much like in gastric bypass surgery.

"I would highly recommend this facility!"

Pam Kirouac
Pam Kirouac
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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!
Alisa Patterson
Alisa Patterson
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I tried ALO and was treated like gold. I flew to Guadalajara and Max was waiting for me. I had his number and was in contact with him right up til my arrival. I had a great surgery and great nurses I saw all the time. In American hospitals, I never saw my nurses and I was in ICU once! I am a nurse so I know how good care should be.

Are You Ready To Change Your Life?


Our experienced and highly trained staff is here to answer any questions you have about gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or any other weight loss procedure we offer. We are dedicated to providing the best possible results for each patient. 

Contact us today to learn about your options and which one will best facilitate your weight loss goals.


The Process


The Roux-en-Y procedure is one of the most commonly performed laparoscopic surgeries at our Guadalajara, Tijuana, and Puerta Vallarta locations. Undergoing gastric bypass with us involves:


You will first set up a free phone consultation with our Guadalajara offices. We can determine if you are a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery or if another option would be better suited to your needs.


After your phone consultation, our friendly bilingual staff will help you plan for your trip and surgery. You will be checked into a clean, modern hotel, and we will arrange for one of our experienced drivers to take you to and from the airport and the hospital.


On the day of your surgery, general anesthesia will be administered so you remain asleep and comfortable throughout the entire laparoscopic procedure.


Using laparoscopic techniques, your surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen and insert a small camera, which will provide a view of the treatment area on a video monitor. Next, small surgical instruments will be inserted into the incisions.


Your surgeon will separate the stomach into one large stomach pouch and one small stomach pouch. Medical-grade staples will be used to close and reinforce the lining of the small stomach pouch to prevent any leaking.


The small intestine will be attached to the small stomach pouch. Part of your small intestine will be connected to the large stomach pouch to aid digestion.


Following your surgery, you will remain closely monitored in our hospital for one to two days until you can return to your hotel room.

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Ready To Experience the Results Yourself?


Our practice believes everyone should experience what it’s like to feel happy, healthy, and confident in their skin. Dr. Alejandro Lopez supplies the resources for all our patients to succeed in their weight loss journey before, during, and long after surgery. So if you are ready to make a lasting positive change in your life without having to pay the exorbitant price of bariatric surgery in the United States, we are prepared to help you reach your goal in the utmost safety.

Contact our Guadalajara offices today to learn more.


"I would highly recommend this facility!"

Jim Kirkbride
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.
William Providence
William Providence
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I'm from Denver, Colorado I had gastric sleeve surgery with ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara, Mexico and it went so smoothly. The facilities they use are state of the art, they have the proper equipment, team and care just like here in the United States. Everything is top notch...

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Maintain Your Results


To maintain the effects of your surgery, you will need to stick to a nutritious diet that aids your healing and fosters weight loss. After surgery in Guadalajara, you should:

Limit Protein

Since your stomach is a fraction of the size it was previously, it is recommended that you limit the amount of protein you consume. Excess protein could result in excess calories, which could compromise your weight loss efforts.

Eat Efficiently

You will not be able to consume as much food as you were previously. This means each time you eat, it needs to be strictly for nutrition. Avoid snacking or eating when you are bored, and focus on only eating when you are hungry.

Avoid Empty Calories

Providing your body the nutrients it needs to perform is of the utmost importance after this surgery. Try to avoid empty calories like alcohol, soda, and sweets, as these will give you the feeling of being full without providing any nutritional value.

Stay Hydrated

Water is one of the keys to keeping our bodies healthy. You should drink plenty of water throughout the day but try to avoid drinking it in excess immediately before or after a meal.

Take Vitamins

Because this surgery shortens your small intestine, it limits the number of nutrients you absorb. Multi-vitamins must be taken to ensure your body is functioning at its best.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Food Can My Stomach Hold After Surgery?

The small stomach pouch that is created during gastric bypass surgery can only hold around one ounce of food. For comparison, a normal stomach can hold around three pints.

How Long Is Recovery?

While your exterior incisions will only need around two weeks to heal, your stomach will need 6 to 8. You should start to regain some energy at around three weeks and by then, you can start to slowly get back into your daily routines.

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Every patient is different, and your lifestyle habits and diet will have a major impact on your long-term weight loss. On average, morbidly obese patients will lose around half of their body weight or more over a two-year period.

Are There Any Risks?

Every surgery comes with its own set of risks. When you choose an experienced board-certified surgeon who practices in certified hospitals like the ones we use in Guadalajara, you greatly minimize your risk of developing complications. Our team takes every precaution to reduce the risk of complications or adverse side effects.

Is Gastric Bypass Reversible?

No. This is a life-long commitment to weight loss and cannot be undone. Patients need to be committed to lifestyle changes that promote healthy living to make the results of this surgery last.

Distal Bypass Surgery


Have you undergone a gastric bypass procedure only to eventually gain weight? Our surgeons can help determine if distal bypass is a good way to meet your needs.

This procedure essentially involves bypassing a larger portion of the small intestine in order to further reduce calorie absorption.

Whether you are considering your first bariatric surgery or have failed to achieve your goals through bariatric surgery in the past, our surgeons are here to provide the best solution for your needs.

"I would highly recommend this facility!"

Leora Mae
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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As a medical profession & anesthesia provider in the United States, I’ve had the opportunity to work in multiple hospital settings over the last 27 years. Dr. Ramirez, his medical staff and the surgical facility itself were excellent! I would highly recommend Dr. Ramirez, Dr. Dr. Lopez and their staff to anyone. I was immediately impressed with the level of care I received and the quality of care of all staff members. I had a wonderful experience with ALO Bariatrics.