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Gastric Bypass Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A gastric bypass can help many people struggling with morbid obesity. Yet high costs keep many from consulting a bariatric surgeon.

Weight loss surgery at ALO Bariatrics costs a fraction of what you would pay in the U.S., without sacrificing safety or quality.

Learn why so many people come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for gastric bypass surgery by ALO Bariatrics.

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Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer, including an unforgettable tourism experience and a new lease on life through bariatric surgery.

Facilities and Accommodations

Hospital San Javier Rivera

Hospital San Javier Rivera is an accredited world-class medical facility that is equipped to meet your needs.

Your well-being is our priority. Our bariatric surgeons observe the highest safety and sterilization standards at the hospital, ensuring every patient experiences the best possible benefits of our care.

Paradise Village Hotel

All of our Puerto Vallarta bariatric surgery patients stay at the Paradise Village Hotel, with full access to the Paradise Village complex.

Enjoy shopping, fine dining, a casino, and luxury accommodations while you visit.

Medical tourism offers patients the ability to enjoy a vacation while saving money on life-changing procedures.

Change Your Life with Bariatric Surgery Contact Us in Puerto Vallarta 

ALO Bariatrics in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is a medical tourism destination for people interested in weight loss surgery. Offering gastric bypass surgery and other bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve and Lap-Band®, our bariatric surgeons can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Request a free consultation to learn more about gastric bypass and whether it's right for you. 

(333) 611-1020

"Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat." Reviews from Patients at Our Mexico Surgical Centers


Jose Martin del Campo


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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

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Emily Herron


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long story short: would I go back with ALO? Hands down, absolutely, 100% yes.

Good luck with your journey, and be kind with yourselves.

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How Much Does Gastric Bypass Cost? Save Thousands with Medical Tourism

ALO Bariatrics offers gastric bypass surgery at significantly lower prices than surgical centers in the United States. It's one of the key benefits of visiting us in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for your weight loss procedure.

Below are the prices we charge for different bariatric surgery options at each of our locations:

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 $4,500 $6,100 $6,600 $5,500

Hear from an Actual Patient Great Care for International Patients

It's natural to have concerns about surgical procedures in a foreign country. The team at ALO Bariatrics is here to set your mind at ease. When you come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for your weight loss procedure, we will be able to answer your questions and make sure you receive optimal care.

You Can Afford to Change Your Life Get in Touch with ALO Bariatrics

At ALO Bariatrics, you can get an affordable gastric bypass without sacrificing safety or effectiveness. Learn why so many people come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for weight loss surgery. Don't wait any longer to take the first step toward a healthier and more confident version of yourself. Discuss your options in a free consultation today.

A Patient Shares Their Positive Experience About Medical Tourism in Mexico

"I can honestly say I had a great experience, from getting picked up until the day I left. Eduardo our driver was very nice and friendly I’m very grateful. The hotel we stayed at was nice and clean and the staff were helpful, courteous and friendly. The day of the surgery got to the hospital was very clean and nice. Yes you can tell they are doing some remodeling outside but the inside was very clean and nice. Everyone I met at the hospital were nice and friendly as well. I met Dr. Alejandro he was very nice. Every Dr. I met and had a conversation with were very helpful and very nice people. Even after the surgery the nurses and staff were always very attentive at all times. I would lie if I said I had a bad experience due to it being the whole opposite of that. 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!"

About Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the best-known surgical weight loss options.

During gastric bypass surgery, a patient's stomach is divided into two parts. The first part is a small stomach pouch that food will pass through. The lower portion of the small intestine is rerouted to connect to this smaller stomach pouch. The second part of the stomach is rerouted to connect to the small intestine so bile and pancreatic fluid can aid in digestion.

How It Makes Weight Loss Happen

Gastric bypass surgery results in a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive weight loss. 

Thanks to the smaller stomach pouch, a patient's food intake is restricted. That means less food and fewer calories can be consumed during a meal. And since part of the small intestine is bypassed, the patient also absorbs fewer calories when their food is digested.

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See the Results of Gastric Bypass Before and After Photos of an Actual Patient

Sheila before and after procedure
Bariatric surgery helped Sheila shed excess weight and improve her overall health. It may be just what you need. The team at our Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, surgical center can answer all of your questions about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, and your many other weight loss options. Our team is dedicated to providing the guidance you need before as well as after your surgical procedure.

How Much Weight Will I Lose From Gastric Bypass Surgery?


While weight loss can vary based on the patient's degree of obesity, most gastric bypass patients can expect to lose around 70 percent of their excess weight. In addition to shedding pounds, patients will often find relief from weight-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, joint pain, and an increased risk of heart disease.

Find Out If You're a Candidate Use the BMI Calculator Below

Distal Bypass Surgery:
A Gastric Bypass Variation

In addition to standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, there is a variation known as distal bypass surgery.

A distal bypass still involves the creation of a smaller stomach pouch and rerouting of the intestine. The difference is that even more of the small intestine is bypassed during the procedure, further reducing calorie absorption during digestion.

Reason for a Distal Bypass

Distal bypass surgery is often performed as a revision procedure for gastric bypass patients who regain some weight. We can discuss the distal version of the procedure in more detail during your consultation at ALO Bariatrics.

Take the Next Step in Your Journey Contact ALO Bariatrics Today

If you're struggling with health problems related to obesity, losing weight may be essential for your health and quality of life. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or a distal bypass can remedy obesity-related issues and improve your sense of self. Our bariatric surgeons in Puerto Vallarta want to discuss your weight loss options with you. Give us a call today.

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"The absolute best place for weight loss surgery." Reviews for Our Facilities in Mexico


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

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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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More Dramatic Weight Loss Results See What Bariatric Surgery Can Do for You

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Before Bariatric Surgery
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After Bariatric Surgery
Raul experienced a major body transformation thanks to bariatric surgery. When you reach out to us, the team at ALO Bariatrics will help you understand your options. If you are interested in experiencing results like Raul achieved, find out if Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or a different bariatric surgery option is right for you.

The Gastric Bypass Procedure

In general, these are the steps you can expect during the gastric bypass procedure performed by our accredited bariatric surgeons in Puerto Vallarta:
Gastric bypass surgery usually takes an hour to two hours to complete.
Gastric bypass surgery usually takes an hour to two hours to complete.

General Anesthesia

Our certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the surgical process.

Abdominal Incisions

Small incisions are made on the abdomen. We use laparoscopic instruments to limit scarring and reduce the risk of complications. Basically, the laparoscopic approach means using a special camera (called a laparoscope) and small, incredibly articulate tools to make the necessary alterations with minimal tissue disruption. 

Creating the Stomach Pouch

Using a laparoscope and special surgical instruments, your bariatric surgeon will create a small stomach pouch that is separate from the larger stomach pouch.

Adjusting the Small Intestine

The lower portion of the small intestine is rerouted to connect to the smaller stomach pouch. The second stomach pouch is also rerouted so it can deliver digestive fluids to the lower portion of the small intestine.

Completing the Surgery

Once the small intestine is rerouted, our surgeons will ensure that incisions are sutured shut. You will be closely monitored in the hospital overnight before being discharged.

Post-Op Diet Guide What to Eat After Gastric Bypass

After surgery, patients will have a restricted diet to help with recovery, ensure comfort, and promote weight loss.
Start with an all-liquid diet and slowly reintroduce solid foods back into your diet as you heal.
Start with an all-liquid diet and slowly reintroduce solid foods back into your diet as you heal.

First Week After Surgery

  • Clear liquids
  • Broths
  • Sugar-free juice
  • Sugar-free gelatin

Second Week After Surgery

  • Protein shakes
  • Fat-free milk
  • Thin creamy soups
  • Non-fat pudding

Third Week After Surgery

  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Hummus

Fourth Week After Surgery

  • Well-cooked fish and chicken
  • Well-cooked vegetables
  • Soft fresh fruit
  • Low-fat cheeses

Set Up a Free Consultation

Gastric bypass surgery may be what you need to increase your life expectancy and improve your quality of life. The team at ALO Bariatrics in Puerto Vallarta can discuss gastric bypass surgery as well as alternatives like gastric sleeve and gastric band procedures. Find out which bariatric surgery is right for you during a free consultation.

Another Glowing Review From a Patient at Our Puerto Vallarta Facility

"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!" Christina Hurtgen

Scarring After Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is minimal scarring after a gastric bypass thanks to the use of less invasive laparoscopic techniques. The incisions are small and hard to notice. In fact, many patients can wear bathing suits and outfits that expose their midriff without any noticeable scarring.

By following your postoperative instructions, you can ensure that the scars from these small incisions will fade significantly.

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Results

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

A nutritious and well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of long-term weight loss results. In addition to picking a good variety of healthy foods, be sure to chew thoroughly and savor your meals to avoid overeating.

Use Supplements as Directed

Malabsorption during digestion can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Gastric bypass patients can take vitamins and other nutritional supplements to address these potential nutritional deficiencies.

Exercise and Keep Active

In addition to a good diet, you can maintain a healthy body weight by exercising regularly and staying active each day. Consider creating a sustainable workout routine that will work for you.

Make Sure to Stay Hydrated

Drinking water between meals has two key benefits for weight maintenance. First, hydration ensures your body works efficiently. Second, hydrating can help control hunger and prevent snacking between meals.

Emotional Support for Your Journey

Speak with your friends and family about your feelings during this time. You can also consult with mental health professionals to address the changes you're going through.

"You can't ask for a better medical experience." Experience Quality Bariatric Surgery in Mexico


Adina Floyd


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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. The staff were spoiling us rotten the whole time. Even now if I had a question or concern they would happily call and speak with me about it. You can't ask for a better medical experience than the one I received here.

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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!

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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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