the top medical tourism destination

Discover why for decades more and more people are choosing this city for health care services

Tijuana, Mexico is a vibrant city, the most visited border in the world, filled with cultural diversity, world recognized cuisine, art and international music festivals, in close proximity with wonderful beaches and of course how can we forget: the Guadalupe Valley, this and many more options make Tijuana a great place to explore while visiting Baja.

This lively city is pioneer where modern, trendy, cultural and technological advances are concerned. Because of its vicinity with San Diego, Tijuana has been for many decades the place to visit for a quick getaway filled with great experiences and pleasant memories. Once people discover the warmth of Baja they keep coming back for more.

It’s been decades since Tijuana has been highly recognized for its professional, affordable and modern medical services. The Health care system in the United States is very advanced but also very expensive. This limits the medical services or make them unavailable for everyone.

“Tijuana, Mexico has a wide array of medical services ranging from bariatric surgery, plastic & cosmetic surgery, stem cell therapy, fertility treatment, dental work, gynecology, among others. People have been taking advantages of these opportunities for years.”

The Good News about Tijuana

  • Proximity and location
    Because of it closeness to the border with the United States, it’s a great medical tourism destination due to the fact that patients can return home after a careful and fast recovery. Patients seem more relaxed knowing that there really close to home and in a short time they’ll be ready to go back to their families and work.
  • Affordable costs
    Tijuana offers around 40% to 80% less in costs for medical procedures and prescription drugs in comparison with the U.S. Healthcare services in the United States haven’t left a lot of options for the people who come to Tijuana seeking the best level of medical care at affordable prices.
  • Certified Physicians
    Tijuana has the best renowned board certified specialized physicians that meet the highest criteria of medical excellence. It’s very important to verify doctor’s credentials, past patient’s testimonies, facilities, etc., no matter in what country you choose to have elective surgery or any other medical procedures. All protocols should be supervised and regulated by COFEPRIS (Federal Agency that reviews technical, operative and administrative guidelines that comply with International guidelines of Sanitation).

Tijuana's bad reputation

This city has also over time taken many hits regarding its bad reputation, it’s always on the public eye for news related to drug wars, violence and crisis at the border. We understand that bad press needs to be promoted so that more people feel unsafe when traveling south of the border. But more Northern American’s are travelling to Tijuana because they have heard and seen many testimonies from their friends, family or neighbors about how good they feel after seeking medical attention in Tijuana.

Bariatric surgery: the most sought procedures in Tijuana

Weight loss surgery is one of the most elected procedures in Medical Tourism in Tijuana. People are now taking upon the opportunity to restore their health and transform their bodies by changing their life after undergoing weight-loss surgery.

Bariatric surgery in Mexico, is it safe?

The quality in the level of care is quite comparable with the U.S., you can always call in advance and ask for costs regarding certain services that way you can avoid surprise expenses, also ask all questions you have regarding treatment, appointment, payments, credentials, procedures, etc. These details will help you investigate, feel secure and promote safety while electing your medical procedure. Important cities like Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have been getting a lot of recognition for their knowledgeable skills where bariatric and gastric surgeries are concerned.

Bariatric surgery in Mexico: stories of success?

Puerto Vallarta bariatricWorld Health Organization shows data that Worldwide Obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, becoming one of the leading causes of preventable death. Bariatric surgery for many people is the last effort to regaining their health, many choose weight-loss surgery as a way to lose and keep weight off. Of course there are some stories of unsuccessful procedures, but it’s important to revise each specific case, they are many variables to take into account, like previous health conditions, the elected bariatric procedure, lifestyle changes regarding exercise and nutrition, aside others. Even so among the unsuccessful stories there are far more of accomplishment and deep transformation of people that have searched for a certified bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta, done their research, elected a weight loss surgery procedure and committed to changing their lives for the better.

For example; ALO Bariatrics has been singled out for performing thousands of bariatric procedures in Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, that have led to stories of incredible success regarding weight-loss, led by Dr. Alejandro Lopez a world class physician, certified bariatric surgeon with extensive experience in gastric bypass procedures as well as metabolic disorders, through his work he has helped thousands of international patients for over 20 years with his knowledgeable skills. Dr. Alejandro Lopez works closely with a great team of experts in different medical fields: ALO BARIATRICS, together they work hard to provide the highest quality medical experience possible in their modern facilities located in Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta at affordable costs.

Our team of experts at ALO BARIATRICS are highly qualified and prepared in modern technologies and procedures regarding bariatric surgery and metabolic disorders. Our procedures are minimal invasive and seek to restore health and improve quality of life in their patients right away.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez and his team of experts ALO BARIATRICS have designed full care packages tailored to every patient’s specific needs. Our packages are offered for any of our patients in Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, they include transportation airport-hotel-hospital before and after surgery, lab exams, x-rays, hospital stay, pre-operation prep, surgery room, certified professional nurse care, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, medical material, prescription drugs, hotel stay, medical evaluation with specialist, nutritional assessment and meal plan by a certified nutrition specialist, among other services.

Don’t hesitate to contact us, we are ready to answer all your questions and help you give NEW SHAPE to your NEW LIFE.


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)

For more information on ALO Bariatrics, or to begin your weight loss journey, we encourage you to contact us online or call (844) 461-2831.

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