ALO Bariatrics: Bariatric Surgeons Helping You Live a Healthier Life
Welcome to ALO Bariatrics! We are pleased to meet you. By visiting our site, you have taken the first step towards a healthier, more confident, and more fulfilling life.
We are a surgical weight loss center in Mexico established exclusively for the advanced medical and surgical treatment of severely overweight individuals. We specialize in weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric band, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy, and revision surgeries.
Our experienced, certified surgeons perform bariatric and metabolic procedures at state-of-the-art hospitals in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. By choosing to travel to Mexico for your weight loss surgery, you can experience an industry-leading level of care at a fraction of the cost of surgery in other countries.
About ALO Bariatrics
The ALO Bariatrics Commitment
We are passionate about what we do and are committed to working with our patients to deliver the highest level of care and support to suit their individual needs. We are all leaders in our respective fields within weight management and share one common goal – excellence in everything we do.
"This was the most amazing experience I have ever had. The staff was amazing and took the best care of me during my stay. Dr. Lopez, Dr. Hilke, Dr. Vega, Dr. Garcia, Dr. Lopez, Dr. Ramirez, and Sandra were the kindest and best staff! I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. The surgery was successful and the patient to nurse ratio was great. The accommodations and care were far beyond my expectations. If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, this is definitely the place to go. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Alo Bariatrics!"
"ALO took care of everything...any reasonable request. The hospital was super clean and the staff was super attentive. The surgery was a breeze - just walk a lot after surgery."
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Our Experienced Bariatric Surgeons
Meet Dr. Alejandro Lopez
Medical Director of ALO Bariatrics
Alejandro Lopez, MD, is one of the most respected bariatric surgeons in Mexico. After graduating from medical school at the University of Guadalajara, Dr. Lopez went on to complete advanced fellowship training in weight loss surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. Since the completion of his training in 2005, Dr. Lopez has performed over 8,000 bariatric surgeries and has published research in several surgical journals.
Dr. Lopez performs many types of weight loss surgery, including gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, LAP-BAND® placement, revision procedures, single incision procedures, and more. Whenever possible, he prefers to operate laparoscopically to minimize scarring and expedite patient recovery times. Dr. Lopez practices at all of our partner hospitals in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Meet Dr. Salvador Ramirez
Experienced Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Ramirez is a highly skilled surgeon certified by the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM) and the Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG). He is a member of The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE), and other organizations.
Dr. Ramirez is passionate about improving the lives of his patients through bariatric surgery. He enjoys playing a part in every aspect of a patient's weight loss journey, including their pre-operative education and their follow-up care.
Dr. Armando Joya Munguia
Certified Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Armando Joya is a Board Certified General Surgeon and has a Recertification of General Surgery by the Mexican National Committee of Digestive Endoscopies at the Valentin Gómez Farias Hospital ISSSTE, Guadalajara Mexico.
We have succeeded in changing the lives of thousands of people around the world, making this our “cover letter”. Our interventions are performed under very strict medical supervision, using the latest equipment, facilities and technologies, allowing you to feel at home.
Dr. David Javier Orozco Agüet
CERTIFIED BARIATRIC SURGEON
Dr. Javier Orozco Bariatric Surgeon, M.D., FACS graduated from the Autonomus Universidad of Guadalajara and got his specialty in General Surgery and Laparoscopy at Hospital Christus Muguerza de Alta Especialidad in Monterrey, NL.
He has also completed advanced medical courses like Advanced Trauma Life Support, a course in injuries caused by firearms and ballistics, advanced training in bariatric, laparoscopic, and metabolic surgery, management of urgencies and complications in bariatric surgery, and more.
Accreditations & Affiliations
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, has become one of our most popular weight-loss procedures because of its simplicity, affordability, and effectiveness. During the surgery, the doctor removes most of the stomach so all that is left is a sleeve-like pouch. With a smaller stomach, you will feel full faster, eat less, and potentially experience radical weight loss.
The most well-known bariatric surgery, a gastric bypass is both restrictive and malabsorptive, meaning it reduces the size of your stomach and also decreases your body's ability to absorb calories. Gastric bypass has also been observed to have metabolic benefits and can improve or even cure type 2 diabetes.
It is not uncommon for patients who underwent bariatric surgery to eventually experience a plateau in their weight loss. Our doctors perform revisions in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta to correct failed surgeries or improve the results of previous operations.
A procedure that changes the digestive process, duodenal switch surgery often offers significant and rapid results. During the procedure, your surgeon reroutes your digestive tract so that you break down less food. This in turn leads to less absorption of calories and weight loss.
The LAP-BAND, also known as gastric banding, is the least invasive weight loss procedure we perform in Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta. The LAP-BAND is an adjustable belt that can be placed around the upper portion of the stomach. When the band is inflated, it restricts the size of your stomach, encouraging a reduced intake of food.
Our Minimally Invasive Approach
Whenever possible, our surgeons perform these procedures using minimally invasive, laparoscopic methods or even single-incision techniques to make bariatric surgeries more accessible to patients. In laparoscopic surgery, the doctors make only a few small incisions. In a single-incision procedure, they create just one incision through the belly button. Then, they insert a surgical camera and advanced tools through the incision to perform the procedure without exposing the organs. This state-of-the-art method reduces scarring, risk, and recovery times. During an initial examination, our specialized surgeons will be able to tell whether or not you qualify for laparoscopic surgery or even single-incision procedures.
All Procedures & Services
The highly trained surgeons at ALO Bariatrics have helped thousands of patients achieve life-changing weight loss through bariatric surgery. You can view a sample of our success stories in our before and after gallery.
Calculate Your BMI
Do you know your body mass index (BMI)? Patients with a BMI of 35 or greater are typically considered obese. In most cases, only patients with a BMI of 35 or greater are considered candidates for bariatric surgery.
You can calculate your BMI right now by entering your height and weight into the tool below.
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Body Mass Index
Not Sure Which Procedure Is Right for You?
REQUEST A CONSULTATION
All of our weight loss surgeries have the potential to achieve the same result: dramatic weight loss that leads to a much healthier life. However, not every surgery is well-suited for every patient. To help you determine which procedure is best for you, schedule a consultation with our experienced weight loss team.
During your initial consultation, one of our weight loss experts will ask questions about your lifestyle, weight loss goals, and medical history. Then, we will conduct a physical examination. At the end of your consultation, we will recommend whether a gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or some other weight loss surgery is best for you.
For more information, or to request a consultation, please contact us online or call
ALO Bariatrics Is Extremely Proud of All Our Patients
"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!" David Alexander
Why Mexico? The Benefits of Medical Tourism
The American healthcare system is one of the most expensive in the world. Even in other countries with more affordable healthcare, the cost of bariatric surgery is simply too high for many patients. In Mexico, however, medical treatment can cost up to 80 percent less.
Even though treatment costs significantly less, you can still receive the same level of care in Mexico that you would in the United States. Our surgeons are leaders in their fields, and all of our facilities are modern, clean, and high-tech.
Why not make a vacation out of your life-changing procedure? The cities of Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta are popular tourist destinations that offer exciting cultural experiences. Our patients stay at luxurious hotels, and we ensure their safety and convenience by providing all on-the-ground transportation.
Located immediately south of San Diego, CA, Tijuana is one of the world's top destinations for bariatric-related medical tourism. ALO Bariatrics operates out of Dreams Hospital, Tijuana. We arrange for a chauffeur to transport patients between the hospital and their accommodations at The Tijuana Marriot Hotel.
Located on the Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful beach resort destination popular for both medical tourists and honeymooners. We operate out of Hospital Joya, a modern medical facility located near hotels, casinos, and, of course, the beach. International patients are specially accommodated at this facility. Accommodations are made at the beautiful Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa.
Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, is an exciting metropolis and the capital of the state of Jalisco. In Guadalajara, we operate out of Hospital Puerta de Hierro, a Mayo Clinic member. All facilities are clean, modern, and fully equipped. We pick patients up from Guadalajara International Airport and transport them to the hospital and their hotel, Hotel Ejecutivo Express.
What Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?
Our practice is the leading Center for Bariatric Surgery in Mexico, helping hundreds of patients per year achieve their weight loss goals. Patients choose us not only for our expertise, but also for our very affordable pricing. We offer several different payment options, including cash, credit card, money order, financing, and International Medical Travel Services and Benefits.
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,700||$6,300||$7,300||$5,700|
For information on financing or the cost of other procedures, please contact us.
What's Included in Our Bariatric Surgery Fees?
Chauffeured round-trip transfers from airport to hotel to hospital
Surgery, lab exams, x-rays, medical evaluation, pre-op prep, and more
Hospital Stay and Costs
Hospital and surgery rooms, surgeon, and anesthesiologist fees
Prescription drugs, certified nurse care, customized nutrition and meal plans from a certified nutritionist
You will stay at a modern, relaxing hotel near the local hospital, so you can turn your visit into an experience that feels more like a vacation than medical care
How Can You Get Treatment While Staying Healthy?
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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!View On Google
I absolutely love ALO Bariatrics! Everything is perfect the nurses are friendly, helpful, and very attentive of every need. Dr. Lopez was my surgeon and I couldn’t be happier this is exactly what I needed to help my weight loss journey. Thank you to the whole team at ALO Bariatrics!!! You’ve changed my life for the better.View On Google