Gastric Sleeve Tijuana, Mexico

Are you struggling with your weight? Have you been searching a long time for the answer? ALO Bariatrics offers safe, affordable, and effective gastric sleeve options for people worldwide at a fraction of the cost in Tijuana, Mexico.  

Operating out of three modern facilities in Mexico, ALO Bariatrics remains the premier choice for patients trying to reach their weight loss goals with a gastric sleeve procedure.


Come to Mexico for Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Every year, more and more patients struggling to lose weight choose medical tourism in Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery. With ALO Bariatrics, there are no long lines, impossible insurance requirements, or overpriced surgeries.

Board-certified surgeons with ALO Bariatrics can perform effective gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico to help you reach your goals safely at a fraction of the cost.

Tijuana gastric sleeve surgery with ALO Bariatrics


The closest city to the United States border, Tijuana is just a 30-minute drive from San Diego, California. Filled with exciting things to do while you recover, Tijuana is known for its nightlife, art scene, and friendly locals.

Puerto Vallarta

Nestled in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta offers breathtaking views of the ocean where whales are often seen. Dense mountain jungles surround the landscape and offer a quiet, peaceful place to begin your gastric sleeve recovery.

Guadalajara gastric sleeve surgery with ALO Bariatrics.


The birthplace of Tequila and Mariachi music, Guadalajara is a bustling metropolis in the mountains. Rich with character and history, Guadalajara offers plenty of activities to keep you busy while you’re recovering from gastric sleeve surgery.

Our all-inclusive pricing includes all medical-related expenses, a luxurious hotel, and even a personal chauffeur so you can focus on your recovery. 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.

Led by Dr. Alejandro Lopez, the ALO Bariatrics team treats you like family and is fully committed to your weight loss journey. With advanced training and over 10,000 successful surgeries completed, Dr. Lopez is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in Mexico, with advanced training in bariatric surgery from Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the National Western Medical Center in Guadalajara.

Start Your Weight Loss Journey:
Contact ALO Bariatrics Today

You should only trust the best in healthcare with an operation as important as bariatric surgery. ALO Bariatrics has consistently led the industry in providing safe, minimally invasive weight loss procedures for our patients at a significantly reduced cost. One factor that sets ALO Bariatrics apart from other providers is our modern surgical approach.

Our surgeons use the single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) technique, using only a single small incision for the entire procedure. This approach not only speeds up recovery but also reduces the likelihood of developing complications. Our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons are ready and waiting to help you get started with a bariatric procedure that could prove to be life-changing.

Call now to discover why countless individuals place their trust in ALO Bariatrics to achieve their weight loss goals.

As one of the highest-rated bariatric surgery centers south of the border, we are the premier destination for patients considering medical tourism in Mexico. Our surgeons, Dr. Alejandro Lopez , are affiliated with prestigious 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)

What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Considered a “restrictive” procedure, gastric sleeve surgery involves removing approximately 80% of the stomach to create a smaller “sleeve.” This smaller stomach size enables it to hold smaller amounts of food, sending signals to your body that you are feeling full faster, and for longer periods. Despite reducing the amount of food you eat per day, this restrictive surgery ensures you still feel satisfied long after you eat. A gastric sleeve can lead to significant weight loss through an overall reduction in calorie intake.

Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most popular weight loss surgeries throughout the world. However, in countries like the United States and Canada, it can be so expensive that many who would benefit from this surgery avoid it. Fortunately, in Mexico, ALO Bariatrics offers this safe and effective surgery, enabling our patients to access its benefits at an affordable price.

Why Choose Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

By using minimally invasive techniques, the gastric sleeve procedure carries minimal risk of complications; especially in the hands of experienced, board-certified surgeons. 

Unlike other forms of weight loss surgery, a gastric sleeve requires no rerouting of the small intestines. This means there will be little to no chance of developing malabsorption. Malabsorption can cause some patients excessive side effects like diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and excess gas. With no rerouting of the intestines, there are also fewer cuts made to the organs, which minimizes the risk of complications like leakage, bleeding, and infection.

If you are looking for a proven form of weight loss surgery, getting a gastric sleeve may be right for you. Set up a consultation today with ALO Bariatrics and discover what getting a gastric sleeve in Mexico can do for you.

Our 5-Star Results Are Better Than Imagined

David Alexander
David Alexander
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My results are more than I imagined was possible. I'm down 155 pounds in 6 months. I went to an annual screening that my employer requires and the numbers were the best in 30 years. The staff was professional and efficient 6 months ago as well. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to get the surgery!
Jose Martin del Campo
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

Gastric Sleeve Testimonial


Bonnie wanted gastric sleeve surgery because her excess weight was preventing her from living life to the fullest. She had a great experience with ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana. She felt safe the entire time, and she appreciated the kindness and consideration of the ALO Bariatric team.

Who Qualifies for a Gastric Sleeve?

Receiving a gastric sleeve in Mexico is a life-changing choice for those struggling with weight issues, but it may not be for everyone. Offered at three locations throughout Mexico with ALO Bariatrics, here are some of the requirements to be eligible for the gastric sleeve procedure:

Age: Between 18 and 65

Body Mass Index (BMI): Those with a BMI of 35 or higher, or 30 and above, with one weight-related medical condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea).

Failed weight loss attempts: If you’ve struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise in the past, a gastric sleeve may be right for you.

No Esophageal Disease: Some problems with the esophagus, including acid reflux, can worsen after surgery.

Find Out If You Qualify


To find out if you are a good candidate for the gastric sleeve procedure, reach out to our team today. When you contact our bilingual care coordinators, they will send you an online health questionnaire to complete. After you submit your health information, our expert bariatric surgeons will review your responses to determine your candidacy for vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

This process is totally free, and if you do qualify, we can begin to arrange your surgery at any of our state-of-the-art Tijuana facilities. You can request your health questionnaire by giving us a call.

CALL ALO BARIATRICS: (844) 461-2831

"I can honestly say I had a great experience."

Javana Drogaris
Javana Drogaris
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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 Marriott 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... Thank you so much for your hospitality and for taking care of us the way y’all did God bless!
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.

See What's Possible

Before Gastric Sleeve
After Gastric Sleeve
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy empowered Carlos to achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss. Transformations like this are possible. The team at ALO Bariatrics is here to help.

"The Best Decision I've Ever Made."


Four years after her gastric sleeve surgery, Kim has lost over 120 pounds. She recommends ALO Bariatrics to all of her friends who are struggling with weight loss. She says that her experience at ALO Bariatrics was the best healthcare experience she ever had.

Reasons to Visit ALO Bariatrics for Your Gastric Sleeve

Trusted Surgeons

Our certified bariatric surgeons are renowned researchers and contributors to the field of bariatric surgery. Patients trust us with their care, and each year many patients visit our practice for revision surgery because they are confident that our bariatric surgeons can provide better surgical care than previous doctors.

State-of-the-Art Setting

ALO Bariatrics is a modern and professional bariatric surgery practice. We only operate at accredited medical facilities throughout Tijuana, Mexico. Our hospitals are equipped with high-end tools and luxurious amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Extensive Experience

Since 2005, Dr. Lopez and Dr. Ramirez have performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and have helped thousands of patients achieve long-term weight loss with gastric sleeve. Because of its many benefits, sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed weight loss procedure at ALO Bariatrics.

Advanced Technology

Single-incision procedures are fairly new to the field of bariatric surgery, but our surgeons have already performed more than 800 procedures using this technique. Both Dr. Lopez and Dr. Ramirez are certified laparoscopic surgery providers who have received advanced training in this field.

A Gastric Sleeve Patient Shares Her Story

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

Real patients, real results

Take the First Step


If you are curious about gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico, it’s time to take the first step. Call ALO Bariatrics today to discuss your weight loss goals and begin your journey towards a healthier life.

Are You Worried About the Cost of Surgery?


Because of the high cost of bariatric surgery in the United States and Canada, more and more patients are choosing to travel to Mexico for weight loss procedures. When you work with ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, you can receive the same level of care provided in your home country, but for thousands of dollars less. Our team goes above and beyond to make medical tourism as easy as possible for our patients:

  • We will arrange your lodging, as well as a chauffeur service to handle all of your transportation between the airport, the hotel, and the hospital. All of this is included in your medical tourism package.
  • Bilingual team members will be available at all times to answer your questions and to make sure that you and your companions are as comfortable as possible.
    For added peace of mind, we offer medical tourism insurance through Global Protective Solutions℠.
  • If you have any questions about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery, call (844) 461-2831.

How Our Costs Compare to American Averages

According to the National Institutes of Health, bariatric surgery in the U.S. can cost $25,000 or more. Prices can be higher depending on where you live, surgeon fees, and the type of surgery you choose.

We are straightforward about our prices, which are just a fraction of the average American cost. The average gastric sleeve procedure in Mexico with ALO Bariatrics is $4,700.

The Hidden Costs of Obesity

While the price of gastric sleeve surgery is a legitimate concern among patients, the cost of not acting could be detrimental to your career and your mental health. The American Psychological Association (APA) notes that over 40% of American adults have experienced weight stigma at some point in their life. This means that they are treated or viewed differently than others of different body types.

The Added Costs of Healthcare

The STOP Obesity Alliance notes that being obese, on average, costs a woman nearly $5,000 annually, and a man over $2,500.

The Impact on Earnings

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that obese and overweight women earn 9% lower monthly wages than standard-weight women.

The Toll on Your Well-Being

The APA also pointed out that experiencing weight stigma, also known as sizeism, increases a person's risk of mental health problems.

Invest in Yourself and Your Health


Before Weight Loss Surgery
After Weight Loss Surgery

The doctors of ALO Bariatrics have helped thousands of patients achieve healthy weight loss through bariatric surgery. We take pride in assisting patients who want to make an investment in their future happiness and well-being. Our doctors have trained at top international medical institutions, including some facilities in America. By coming to Tijuana for gastric sleeve surgery, you can get the care you need while saving money.

We would be honored to help you in your successful weight loss journey. Get started by giving us a call.

Rave Reviews for Every Aspect of Our Treatment

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.
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.

What to Expect During the Gastric Sleeve Procedure


Gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically, meaning that it is performed through several small incisions rather than one large opening. During the surgery, our doctors will create five small incisions to access the abdominal area.

Creating the Vertical Sleeve

Our bariatric surgeons will then insert laparoscopic tools through these incisions, projecting images of the inside of your abdomen onto a screen while they perform the procedure. During the surgery, we will staple the stomach into two parts and reduce its size by 70 to 80 percent. The remaining stomach pouch resembles the shape of a banana and can hold approximately 150 mL of food.

Ensuring the Success of Your Surgery

Before our bariatric surgeons close your incisions, we will seal the stomach with a technique called “staple line reinforcement.” We will use highly resistant, non-absorbable sutures to reinforce the staple line. This step reduces the risk of leaks by up to 99 percent. Finally, we will perform three separate tests to ensure that there are no leaks.

Discover SILS


While traditional gastric sleeve methods require around five small incisions in the abdomen, the revolutionary SILS (single-incision laparoscopic surgery) approach only requires a single incision in the belly button. Drs. Lopez and Ramirez are qualified to perform this advanced surgical technique at our partner hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico.

The Benefits of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

Virtually No Scarring

The incision is placed in the belly button, where it will be virtually invisible no matter what clothing you wear, allowing you to enjoy the results of your procedure without worrying about visible scars.

Faster Recovery

Patients who undergo SILS surgery will only have to care for one small incision instead of five, which can reduce post-operative discomfort and expedite your recovery time.

View Patient Testimonials on the Benefits of SILS

These patients chose single-incision sleeve surgery because they didn’t want visible scars and because they wanted quicker recoveries. Their surgeries went smoothly and they are very happy with their outcomes, which resulted in long-lasting changes in body mass index and overall health.

SILS Candidacy

To find out if you qualify for single-incision gastric sleeve surgery, contact ALO Bariatrics and schedule a consultation. In general, single-incision surgery is limited to first-time weight loss surgery patients who are undergoing gastric sleeve surgery and have a BMI under 40.

Talk to Our Compassionate Team

Our doctors treat each patient like a person, not a problem. We are here to help you achieve the weight loss you deserve. So many patients have come to us, unable to lose debilitating weight, and we have made their health goals a reality. Finding out if you qualify is completely free. Reach out to our Tijuana team over the phone to see if ALO Bariatrics is right for you.

Patients Leave Us With No Regrets

Karley Harris
Karley Harris
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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.
LaToya Stamper
LaToya Stamper
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I would recommend this practice go anyone seeking bariatric surgery... 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.

Life After Your Gastric Sleeve

After a sleeve gastrectomy, most patients spend one to two nights in the hospital. Before discharging you from the hospital, we will conduct a follow-up exam to ensure that you are able to tolerate fluids. Another benefit of medical tourism is that you can vacation in Mexico and enjoy your recovery in a world-renowned tourist destination like Tijuana before returning home to resume your new healthy life.

Gastric Sleeve FAQ

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks of infection, excessive bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Our surgeons have successfully performed thousands of gastric sleeve procedures, and they only operate in state-of-the-art hospitals, so you can trust that these risks are as minimal as possible. Some risks unique to the gastric sleeve include stomach leaking, an increased chance of hernias, and an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Our doctors are skilled in advanced methods that greatly mitigate these risks.

Gastric sleeve surgery involves a permanent alteration of the stomach and is not reversible. Patients must be ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle for the rest of their lives in order to qualify for sleeve gastrectomy.

In the initial days and weeks after surgery, you will need to follow a prescribed post-op diet that starts with clear liquids and gradually progresses to solid foods. Patients typically can begin eating regular meals after about four weeks. For the best weight loss results, you will need to maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and avoid empty calories. During your stay with ALO Bariatrics, you will consult with a certified nutrition specialist who will help you design a meal plan.

One of the benefits of medical tourism is that even complex procedures can be affordable on any budget. Additionally, gastric sleeve surgery is more affordable than some of the other procedures offered at our Tijuana location, including gastric banding and gastric bypass.

The average price of a gastric sleeve procedure at ALO Bariatrics is $4,700.

This includes:

  •  Surgery
  • Hospital stay
  • Lodging
  • Chauffeur service
  • Lab exams
  • X-rays
  • Pre-operation prep
  • Certified professional nurse care
  • Medical material
  • Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
  • Prescription drugs
  • Nutritional assessment and meal plan by a certified nutrition specialist

Other Weight Loss Surgeries

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is more complex than sleeve gastrectomy. During gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is reduced and the intestines are rearranged to limit the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Our Tijuana doctors perform laparoscopic gastric bypasses that provide significant, long-lasting weight loss results.

Lap-band surgery in Mexico


During LAP-BAND surgery, our doctors will laparoscopically place a silicone ring around your stomach. They will then fill the ring with fluid to cause it to tighten around the stomach, reducing the stomach's capacity. LAP-BAND surgery is somewhat unique because it is relatively easy to adjust or reverse.

Bariatric revision surgery in Mexico

Bariatric Revision

In some situations, patients who have already undergone bariatric surgery experience a plateau in their weight loss or weight regain. In these circumstances, Dr. Lopez can perform revision surgery to encourage further weight loss. A common revision is to turn a gastric sleeve into a gastric bypass.

Grateful for Our Great Reviews

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Wow. Exceeded my expectations after doing over a year and a half of research into gastric sleeve. I had a friend recommend ALÔ and it was the best decision of my life! The care, attention, treatment, communication, everything was top notch. Any misconceptions or doubts you have about Mexico, Tijuana or “foreign medical care” doesn’t apply here.
Jennifer Tawdi
Jennifer Tawdi
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I received the best care at ALO Bariatrics TJ location, the whole medical staff amazing! I promise you will not regret allowing them to give you the tool to kick obesity out of your life. I'm forever grateful.

Related Resources on Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve: What’s the Difference

Gastric sleeve vs gastric bypass

The main difference between a gastric sleeve and a gastric bypass is the absence of rerouting the intestine with a gastric sleeve. Gastric bypass makes your stomach smaller and reroutes a significant portion of your small intestine. This causes you to eat less and absorb fewer calories.

Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico Help with Diabetes?

Diabetes and bariatric surgery

Absolutely! Gastric sleeve surgery can significantly improve weight-related health conditions, including diabetes. Some patients can even go into remission from diabetes after gastric sleeve surgery.

Traveling to Mexico for Gastric Sleeve

Traveling to Mexico for weight loss surgery

With three convenient locations across Mexico, traveling to see a board-certified bariatric surgeon from ALO Bariatrics has never been easier. Fly into Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta, where a personal chauffeur will be waiting to pick you up and escort you for the rest of your trip.