Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

ALO Bariatrics offers affordable surgical options for weight loss in Mexico. Patients from across the world travel to Mexico to seek guidance and care from experienced providers with ALO Bariatrics. Using the most advanced surgical techniques, ALO Bariatrics offers a variety of surgical options to best suit each of our patient’s individual needs.

Discover the benefits of gastric bypass in Mexico and how ALO Bariatrics can help you improve your health and wellness.

Is It Time to Consider Gastric Bypass Surgery?


ALO Bariatrics in Mexico offers world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost compared to the US and Canada. Our all-inclusive pricing includes all medical-related expenses, a luxurious hotel, and even a personal chauffeur to make sure you feel comfortable throughout your stay. After you’ve made the travel arrangements, everything is taken care of for you. The level of care you’ll receive from our team, which includes bilingual nurses and a certified nutritionist, will help you feel safe and supported during your entire time with us.

As a pioneer in the bariatric surgery space in Mexico, Dr. Alejandro Lopez treats all of his patients like family, and is vested in the success of your weight loss. With advanced training in bariatric surgery from Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the National Western Medical Center in Guadalajara, Dr. Lopez and his team’s commitment to your health is unparalleled.

Begin your weight loss journey with a gastric bypass in Mexico.

What Is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Have you tried to lose weight on your own through diet and exercise, but haven’t been as successful as you’d hoped? Struggling with excess weight can put a significant amount of strain on your body. Sore muscles and stiff joints are some of the most commonly reported problems. Being overweight or obese can lead to certain conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack (from high cholesterol), sleep apnea, and even cancer. Obesity can even increase your risk of developing depression by 55%.

Fortunately, losing weight from bariatric surgery can help improve these health conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis (bone and joint pain)
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke and heart attack risk
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Gastric bypass in Mexico with ALO Bariatrics can help you achieve a healthier life and support you in your journey for optimal health. Most patients lose around 70% of their excess weight in the first year after surgery.

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Gastric bypass is the most effective weight loss surgery available. Patients who receive gastric bypass in Mexico can lose more than a pound a day in the first year after surgery.

How it works:

The surgery involves creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach that holds a significantly smaller amount of food when you eat. Part of the small intestines are also rerouted, altering the absorption of your food. The procedure is considered malabsorptive and restrictive. Malabsorptive, because you won’t absorb calories like you used to, and restrictive, because you won’t be able to eat as much as you did before.
The malabsorptive and restrictive components of this surgery work together to reduce the number of calories your body absorbs from your diet.

ALO Bariatrics has performed thousands of gastric bypass surgeries with great success. Our skilled surgeons use minimally invasive techniques that reduce the risk of complications and allow for a safe recovery.

Gastric bypass surgery involves reducing stomach capacity and rerouting the small intestine to limit overeating and decrease the number of calories the body absorbs.

Why You Should Choose Gastric Bypass in Tijuana, Mexico


Improve your quality of life. The type of bariatric surgery that’s right for you will depend on your unique characteristics. Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgeries can:

Enhance Your Confidence

Gastric bypass allows you to lose significant weight. This weight loss can have a positive effect on your self-esteem and confidence. Beyond feeling confident in your clothes, gastric bypass allows you to move more freely throughout your day.

Improve Your Health

Gastric bypass weight loss surgery can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions related to being overweight.

Boost Your Lifestyle

Excess weight can cause joint pain, which can make performing daily activities more strenuous. Gastric bypass allows you to engage in activities, like hiking, without the accompanying joint pain and quick exhaustion.

Increase Your Energy

Having excess weight can make you feel lethargic. Many patients find that after weight loss surgery, they have an increase in energy that allows them to take on their daily tasks with more force and less effort.

Make the Change


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 gastric bypass in Mexico without the prohibitive cost it carries in the U.S. Call our Tijuana office to see how Dr. Alejandro Lopez, Dr. Ramirez, and his associates can help you make the change:
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Dr. Alejandro Lopez founded ALO Bariatrics to provide affordable, high-quality treatments for patients.

Hear From Gastric Bypass Patients


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, and how ALO Bariatric has helped transform their lifestyle with gastric bypass in Mexico.

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 gastric bypass in Mexico, 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 gastric bypass surgery, patients should attempt to lose weight through proper nutrition and regular exercise. If these techniques have failed to provide weight loss, gastric bypass or other bariatric surgery options may be right for you.

Commitment to Change

The hard work doesn’t end once you leave. After gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, patients should commit to a healthy diet and exercise routine to lose weight, keep the weight off, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Do You Qualify?


Gastric bypass in Mexico 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

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.



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.

Why Choose ALO Bariatrics


Affordable Prices

ALO Bariatrics strives to provide a safe, beneficial experience for patients without the high prices commonly found at institutions in the United States. Gastric bypass surgery by ALO is $6,300, which is significantly less than the average cost of $20,000 to $25,000 in the U.S.

Qualified Staff

Our staff is highly trained to offer patients an exceptionally safe and effective surgery. Our bariatric surgeons are affiliated with leading bariatric institutions, and have studied at institutions in the United States, as well as highly regarded universities in Mexico.

Relaxing Atmosphere

Medical tourism, in general, is highly revered because of the ability to turn your hospital stay and recovery into a vacation-like experience. As part of your experience, you can enjoy the scenery of Tijuana’s stunning beaches and visit historical sites and delicious restaurants.

Conveniently Located

Our clinic is easy to get to from San Diego. Our state-of-the-art offices and modern, accredited hospital surgery centers in Tijuana are conveniently located about 30 minutes from San Diego International Airport. This proximity makes our office easily accessible.

The Gastric Bypass Procedure


Plastic surgery at our Tijuana-based practice offers quality care and impressive results at a cost you can afford. Our medical tourism packages make it possible for you to receive life-changing cosmetic surgery while enjoying the sites and cultural activities the city has to offer. Your surgery at our Tijuana practice will be:


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.


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.

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.

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.

Creating Incisions

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


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.

Contact Our Guadalajara Location


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.

Technology & Techniques

Our gastric bypass surgeries use minimally invasive techniques, sophisticated equipment, and refined preventative measures to ensure your safety, comfort, and success in gastric bypass surgery.

Stapler and Staples

Our medical-grade staples and staplers are by Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most trusted brands in medicine. We also always reinforce the staple line to prevent any leaks.

Laparoscopic Technology

Our doctors can use minimally invasive techniques using a laparoscope. This small camera provides the surgeon with a high-definition view of the treatment site, eliminating the need for large incisions.

Leak Tests

Your safety is the top priority for our doctors. This is why we perform three leak tests throughout your time in the hospital. We’ll perform one during surgery and two the following day.

How Much Does Gastric Bypass Cost In Mexico with ALO Bariatrics

Gastric Sleeve$4,900
Gastric Bypass$6,500
ByPass Distal$7,000
Sadis (single anastomosis DS)$7,200
Duodenal Switch$7,500
Band Removal (includes revision)$4,900

For information on financing or the cost of other procedures, please contact us.


What's Included In the Cost of Gastric Bypass 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, gastric bypass is significantly less.

The fees listed above include the following services and amenities:

Save Thousands in Tijuana


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:

"Better than any care I have ever received in the US."

“From the drivers to every single nurse and doctor, this place was simply AMAZING. If I could give it 100 stars I would. They made us feel so safe. The dr’s are amazing and the nursing staff was hands down top notch. Better than any care I have ever received in the US. If you are on the fence do it! This place is amazing!”

Gastric Bypass FAQ

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.

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.

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.

Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of your stomach to hold about one ounce of food. A normal stomach can hold about three pints.

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.

"Five star bariatric and medical care."

“Best decision I’ve made in a while they were very nice and took good care of me the trip and surgery went smooth and I happy I got my bariactric surgery through there medical company, there the best there hospital there is state of the art and there gonna be very successful for years too come I recommend alo bariactric, too anyone that wants top notch and five star bariactric and medical care.”

– Joseph Tolver, 2023

Still Concerned about Your Surgery?


Karley Harris
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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!!
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.

Related Resources on Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Bypass

Happy gastric mini bypass patient.

There are plenty of options when deciding which bariatric surgery will be best for you. One possibility is a less invasive, less complicated form of gastric bypass called mini gastric bypass.

Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Reversible?

Is a gastric bypass reversible?

Yes, if you need your gastric bypass surgery reversed, it can be done. To reverse a gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, you’ll need to undergo an additional procedure.

Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve: What’s the Difference

Gastric sleeve vs gastric bypass

A gastric sleeve involves the complete, permanent removal of about 80% of your stomach. Gastric bypass results in sectioning off part of your stomach, creating a small pouch that serves as your new stomach.