Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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.

Why Choose Guadalajara, Mexico


ALO Bariatrics is a premier destination for safe weight loss surgery in Mexico. All our locations are modern, full-service, accredited hospitals that utilize the latest technology. Here is what you can expect when you undergo bariatric surgery with us in Guadalajara:
The Amenities
Our patients enjoy the accommodations of some of Guadalajara’s best hotels. Most of our patients choose to stay at the Malibu Hotel, which is in the middle of the lively downtown and just across the street from Hospital Real San Jose. Our friendly staff can arrange transportation to and from our hospitals and your hotel so you can have a stress-free stay.
The Attractions
Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico and is rich in culture with plenty of exciting things to do. Tour the city’s remarkable architecture, enjoy world-class cuisine, and listen to our local mariachi bands while enjoying the city’s vibrant historical atmosphere. From experiencing the city to losing weight, your visit to Guadalajara will be life-changing.
The Staff
Alejandro Lopez is a doctor certified by the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization that consists of hospitals and doctors dedicated to providing the best care to every patient. Our entire staff is accredited by international healthcare accreditation organizations, such as AAAASF and the Federal Committee for Protection from Sanitary Risks.

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.

5-Star Reviews From an International Patient


Stephanie discusses the compassionate and technologically advanced treatment she received.


What Is There To Do


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

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

LocationGastric SleeveGastric BypassDuodenal SwitchLAP-BAND
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

Two Guadalajara, Mexico, Hospitals


We provide surgery in two hospitals in Guadalajara: the Hospital Real San Jose Guadalajara and Hospital Puerta de Hierro.

Hospital Real San Jose Guadalajara

This is an accredited hospital that performs between 100 and 150 weight loss surgeries each year. It is in a convenient location right across the street from the Malibu Hotel and just 30 minutes away from the international airport.

Hospital Puerta de Hierro

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

Start Your Weight Loss Journey


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.

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Lynn Wade
Lynn Wade
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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
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. 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.

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass


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


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:
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.
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.
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


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


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


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



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.
Minimal Scarring
During SILS, Dr. Lopez will make a small incision in your belly button. This makes the scar virtually invisible once completed. With no visible scars, you can be confident while wearing any type of clothing.
Rapid Recovery
With only one incision, the recovery after SILS is much quicker than the traditional gastric sleeve procedure. Having one incision to care for instead of five means less discomfort and pain post-operation.

Am I a Candidate



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


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.

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

What Can I Eat


Following your operation, you will have to follow your doctor’s diet instructions. This typically starts with clear liquid and broth then slowly progresses to solid food. You will need to make healthy dietary choices to continue to experience the weight loss benefits of gastric sleeve surgery. Our on-site nutritionists will help you develop a meal plan that fits your needs.
Limit Empty Calories
Limit Empty Calories
Foods high in sugar or with little nutritional value should be avoided. Since you are unable to intake as much food, everything you eat should add nourishment to your body.
Take Your Vitamins
Take Your Vitamins
Taking daily vitamins will be crucial since you are no longer eating as much food. One of our nutrition specialists will work with you to let you know which vitamins you need.
Limit Needless Snacking
Limit Needless Snacking
Be cognizant of when you are truly hungry as opposed to simply being bored or tempted to snack. Eating only when you are hungry will help limit the urge to snack on empty calories.

Making Your Health Our Priority



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

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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    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 Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • 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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    Contact Us Today

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