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Gastric Sleeve

Is it time to take control of your weight? Are you looking for a safe and affordable option for weight loss surgery?

In Guadalajara, ALO Bariatrics offers patients safe and effective gastric sleeve surgery at an affordable price.

Experience the attractions and sights Guadalajara, Mexico, has to offer before you have life-changing gastric sleeve surgery.

Meet Dr. Alejandro Lopez

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is the founder of ALO Bariatrics. Dr. Lopez has completed more than 7,000 weight loss surgeries with incredible results and minimal complications. He stays up-to-date on the latest in bariatric surgery, and has published research on weight loss and obesity.

Dr. Lopez' primary mission when starting ALO Bariatrics was to provide affordable, high-quality bariatric surgery in Mexico. With this mission in mind, Dr. Lopez only hires certified doctors who are passionate about treating obesity and genuinely concerned with every patient's well-being.

Dr. Lopez hones his craft by continually researching the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgeries like gastric sleeve. He is considered a pioneer in the bariatric field, mentors new doctors, and regularly attends international bariatric care conferences.

In Guadalajara, Dr. Lopez can perform SILS (single-incision laparoscopic surgery). This is a less invasive form of sleeve gastrectomy with virtually no scarring and a quicker recovery.

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Contact Us About Gastric Sleeve in Guadalajara, Mexico, Today

You are our priority when you choose ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara, Mexico. Our entire staff is friendly and accommodating to every patient because we want to ensure you have the best experience from consultation to post-operation. Contact us for affordable, safe, and effective gastric sleeve surgery from a team of certified professionals in Guadalajara.

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Stephanie discusses the compassionate and technologically advanced treatment she received.

What Is There To Do In Guadalajara, Mexico?

Being the second-largest city in Mexico means there is no shortage of things to do in Guadalajara. Enjoy the experiences this bustling metropolis has to offer before your gastric sleeve surgery:
Guadalajara Cathedral

Guadalajara Cathedral

You will be awe-struck inside this centuries-old cathedral created in the Spanish Renaissance style. Built in 1618, this architectural marvel is home to several Catholic altars, relics, and gorgeous paintings, making it the most iconic building in Guadalajara.

Hospicio Cabañas

Hospicio Cabañas

Built at the start of the 19th century, this is the oldest hospital complex in the Americas. Hospicio Cabañas was created to provide medical care to the underprivileged, elderly, orphaned, disabled, and chronically ill. Take a tour through history as you walk through the grounds, and experience the chapel adorned with breathtaking murals widely considered to be masterpieces of Mexican art. You can experience some of the best of Guadalajara's history, art, and culture at this popular tourist location.

Teatro Degollado

Teatro Degollado

If you are a fan of the theater, you must put the Teatro Degollado on your list of things to do in Guadalajara. You can experience Mexican culture, from traditional dances to operas, at this nearly two centuries-old theater. This theater is also known for its gorgeous paintings, golden walls, and intricate statues.

Metropolitano de Guadalajara Park

Metropolitano Park

If you are looking for something a little more active to keep you busy during your time in Guadalajara, you should visit the Metropolitano de Guadalajara Park. With over 100 acres of green space, this park is equipped with hiking trails, bike rentals, picnic spaces, and morning yoga classes. This park has something for each member of your family to enjoy.

Glorieta La Minerva

Glorieta La Minerva

In the heart of Guadalajara, you will find the iconic Glorieta La Minerva statue. Standing in the center of a giant fountain, this statue, based on the Roman goddess of wisdom and warfare, has become a symbol of the city. Surrounding the statue is a roundabout where you can drive around the entire sculpture and admire its beauty and intricacy.

Safe and Affordable Gastric Sleeve Surgery

One of the major benefits of coming to Mexico for your sleeve gastrectomy is the price. ALO Bariatrics provides our patients with effective, safe, and affordable weight loss care. Our international patients typically save thousands by choosing us for their bariatric surgery. From gastric sleeve to gastric bypass surgery, you can expect to have top-quality results at an incredibly competitive price.

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

Start Your Weight Loss Journey In Guadalajara, Mexico

If you have been looking for a way to fight your obesity, our surgeons can provide the care you need in either one of these accredited hospitals. You can enjoy the culture of the city and then receive life-changing surgery to help you start a new chapter of health in your life. Don't wait to contact our practice and find out how we can help you achieve your weight loss goals starting with surgery in Guadalajara. Use the contact form above to get started.

More 5-Star Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients


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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. Even now that I have had my sleeve surgery 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. Lynn Wade

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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. The surgeons are top notch. The facility is top notch. The equipment is top notch. The service is top notch. They eliminate all the risks of doing surgery in Mexico and treat you so well.

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Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass What Is the Difference?

Both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are effective weight loss procedures. Here is how they differ:
Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy) is a procedure that surgically removes about 80 percent of your stomach. By removing part of your stomach, you will feel fuller after a smaller amount of food, leading to weight loss. It is called a gastric sleeve because, after the removal, your stomach is approximately the size of a banana and looks like a sleeve. To be a good candidate, patients should have a BMI of 35 or greater.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass divides your stomach into a small section and a large section. The surgeon then redirects your digestive tract by connecting the lower portion of the small intestine to the smaller portion of your stomach. This process limits the amount of food you can consume and the number of calories you can absorb, resulting in rapid weight loss.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery What to Expect Throughout the Process

Dr. Lopez has helped thousands of patients reach their weight loss goals and would love to help you achieve your own. The first step is to contact our Guadalajara, Mexico, location to set up a free telephone consultation. If we determine that you are a good candidate for the gastric sleeve procedure, this is what you can expect on the day of surgery:
The entire sleeve gastrectomy process only takes about one hour
The entire sleeve gastrectomy process only takes about one hour

Small Incisions

Our doctors in Guadalajara will make five small incisions to your abdomen to perform your sleeve gastrectomy. A laparoscope (a probe with a camera on the end that sends pictures to the monitor) will be inserted, allowing the doctor to navigate. 

Creating the Sleeve

Through these small incisions, our Guadalajara surgeon will remove around 80 percent of your stomach. The remaining pouch will resemble a sleeve and only hold around 150 ml of food.

Staple Line Reinforcement

To ensure the success of your sleeve gastrectomy in Guadalajara, your surgeon will seal the stomach using the staple line reinforcement technique. This involves using non-absorbable sutures to support the staple line, reducing the risk of leaks by up to 99 percent. After this reinforcement, we will complete three tests to ensure there are no leaks.

Am I a Candidate For Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Before your procedure in Guadalajara, you will need to consult with a surgeon to ensure you are a good candidate for this type of bariatric surgery. Your candidacy will primarily depend on:


To qualify for gastric sleeve surgery, you need to have a BMI of 35 or greater or have a BMI of 30 with an obesity-related disease, like diabetes.


It is typically recommended that patients undergoing the gastric sleeve procedure be at least 18 and no older than 65.

Little or No Success Using Other Options

Any type of bariatric surgery should only be considered after all other non-invasive methods, such as lifestyle changes, have been unsuccessful. Altering your diet and increasing your amount of exercise should be seriously attempted before undergoing gastric sleeve surgery.

Commitment to Weight Loss

You must be committed to following your doctor's lifestyle change recommendations following surgery. Without proper lifestyle changes following gastric sleeve surgery, you risk gaining the weight back over time. Sleeve gastrectomy alone can't achieve the results you need - you must be ready and willing to eat a healthier diet and remain active on a regular basis.

Is It Time To Consider Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

If you think you are a good candidate for gastric sleeve, contact us to explore the possibility of undergoing this procedure in Guadalajara. You will first be sent a health and medical history questionnaire to complete. Once filled out, our surgeon will review your answers and determine if you would be a good candidate for gastric sleeve.

This entire process is completely free and conducted by our bilingual staff to accommodate all our patients. If you are deemed a good candidate, we can begin to schedule your surgery. Contact us using the form above to schedule your consultation.

Why Our International Patients Love Alo Bariatrics

Our patient Frank Dixon talks about his experience under our care and the many benefits it has provided him.

SILS A Less Invasive Gastric Sleeve Technique

An added benefit to choosing Guadalajara as your gastric sleeve surgery destination is that Dr. Lopez can perform single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This variation on the traditional gastric sleeve procedure is performed using a single incision in the belly button rather than five small incisions across your abdomen.

Am I a Candidate For SILS?


Typically, this form of gastric sleeve is reserved for those who have never undergone weight loss surgery and have a BMI under 40. Contact our Guadalajara, Mexico, location to fill out your health questionnaire and see if you would be a good candidate for SILS.

Stop Struggling With Your Weight Request a Free Consultation

Holding onto excess weight can lead to serious health issues. Diabetes, hypertension, and poor cardiovascular health can all stem from being overweight or obese. Stop obesity before it can do serious damage to your health. Our friendly bilingual staff is here to answer your questions and get you started on your weight loss journey. Contact us to get started on a health questionnaire and see if you are a good candidate for a gastric sleeve procedure in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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I had my gastric sleeve May 5, 2014. I’ve lost 95 pounds and couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much, Dr. López! You’re an amazing doctor! I had a great experience and am so glad I chose you! Jessica Jalovec
Before and after Jessica's gastric sleeve procedure with front and side views

Making Your Health Our Priority How We Are Handling the Covid-19 Pandemic


To ensure the health and safety of our patients and our staff, both our Guadalajara hospitals abide by the current mask mandate and Covid-19 regulations set by the Mexican government.


Are There Any Risks?

Every surgery comes with risks, which is why it is important to choose an experienced doctor at an accredited facility. Some of the risks associated with gastric sleeve surgery include infection, increased chance of hernia, or leaking at the staple line. Our team takes every precaution to ensure these more severe complications do not occur.

How Long Is Recovery?

Your exterior incisions will only take about two weeks to fully heal. Your stomach, however, will take about 6-8 weeks. You should start feeling less tired and more like yourself at around three weeks. After that time, you can start to get back into your daily routines.

How Much Weight Do People Typically Lose?

Most patients will lose about 60 percent of their weight over the first year to 18 months. If you were 100 pounds overweight before your surgery, you can expect to have lost around 60 pounds within your first year. Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet will aid your weight loss.

Is it Reversible?

Sleeve gastrectomy is not reversible. Patients who choose to have this procedure need to be committed to long-term lifestyle changes in order for the benefits of the surgery to last.

"We were fortunate enough to book bariatric gastric sleeve surgery with Alo. Sandra was an excellent coordinator and she really cares about the patients. The whole staff was top notch. Do yourself a favor and don't look anywhere else if you need bariatric surgery." jerry schaffer
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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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