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Mini Gastric Bypass

Are you hesitant to undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss because you are afraid of complications?

A bariatric procedure called a mini gastric bypass can be as successful as a gastric bypass but is less invasive and carries fewer risks.

Learn how a mini gastric bypass performed at ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can help you lose weight.

Is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
Safer Than Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Mini gastric bypass surgery has a 2.9 percent complication risk, lower than a traditional gastric bypass
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How Does Bariatric Bypass Surgery Achieve Weight Loss?

Both regular gastric bypass surgery and mini gastric bypass surgery follow the same basic steps:

First, your board-certified ALO Bariatrics surgeon will divide your stomach into a large section and a small section.

Then, the smaller section is turned into a walnut-sized pouch, which will be attached to a significantly shortened section of your small intestine.

Food will bypass the larger section of your stomach, enter directly into the small pouch, and then pass through your reduced intestines.

This decreases the amount of food you can eat before feeling full, as well as the number of calories your body is able to absorb. 

If you follow our lifestyle and dietary plans, you should experience a significant amount of weight loss over the next several months.

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Dramatic Weight Loss Results Thanks to ALO Bariatrics

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After Bariatric Surgery
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You too can have a leaner figure, increased energy, and improved health through technically advanced bariatric procedures performed by Drs. Alejandro Lopez and Salvador Ramirez, our board-certified surgeons.

Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Bypass Differences

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The main difference between mini gastric bypass and gastric bypass is the amount of small intestine rerouting. 

Instead of cutting away a large section of existing intestine, during a mini gastric bypass your ALO Bariatrics surgeon will simply attach your newly created stomach pouch further down your intestinal line, instantly bypassing several feet.

Your ALO Bariatrics surgeon can use the latest laparoscopic techniques for your weight loss surgery, which are less invasive, result in less scarring, and can shorten recovery time. We also use specialized techniques that reduce the risk of bleeding and leaking. 

Ready to Lose Weight, Feel Healthy, and Enjoy Life? Schedule a Free Mini Gastric Bypass Consultation with ALO Bariatrics

If your body mass index (BMI) is 35 or above, weight loss surgery such as a mini gastric bypass performed by ALO Bariatrics' board-certified bariatric surgeons can improve your health and quality of life.

Hundreds of weight loss surgery patients travel to beautiful Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, Mexico, from the United States and Canada every year, not just for world-class surgical care, but to save tens of thousands of dollars through medical tourism.

To find out more about our surgeons, technically advanced laparoscopic procedures, and the many medical and personal amenities included in your bariatric surgery fee, use our online form or call us for a free consultation. 

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(844) 461-2831

Guadalajara Office

(333) 611-1020

Puerto Vallarta Office

(333) 611-1020

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5-Star Testimonials From Our Happy, Healthy Patients


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.

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Jim Kirkbride

July, 2021

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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.

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We Make Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Affordable

ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico currently charges $4,700 for mini gastric bypass surgery, less than our regular gastric bypass procedure. This price includes many amenities. (Rates differ slightly at each of our locations.) According to, the average cost of a mini gastric bypass procedure in the United States can be over $20,000, which does not include hospital fees, medication, tests, and more.

Below are a few of the amenities that are included in your ALO Bariatrics mini gastric bypass surgery fee. Please know you are responsible for your own airfare to San Diego (for Tijuana), Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara. Our helpful staff can handle all your travel arrangements for you.

Round Trip Ground Transportation

Your trusted chauffeur will pick you up at the airport and safely drive you the short distance to your resort hotel destination. He will take you back to the airport after your surgeon clears you for travel back home.

Luxury Hotel Room

Our bariatric surgery patients stay at luxurious local hotels such as the Marriott Hotel Tijuana before and after surgery. Your chauffeur will take you to and from the hotel and hospital.

Medical Services

X-rays, pre- and postoperative tests/exams, certified nursing care, and our certified anesthesiologist's fees are all included.


Prescriptions you may need after surgery are part of your surgical fee.

Nutritional Counseling

You'll receive a complimentary assessment with our certified nutritionist as well as a customized diet plan. You must follow this long-term plan to ensure proper healing and optimum weight loss results.

Our Affordable Prices for Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Location Mini Gastric Bypass 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 - Puerta de Hierro $4,700 $6,300 $6,800 $5,700

Frequently Asked Questions About ALO Bariatrics

Are your surgeons qualified?

Yes. Our surgeons are board-certified, meaning they passed difficult exams given by distinguished medical boards. This is thanks to years of specialized bariatric surgical training and education.

Will I be safe in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta?

Yes. The hospitals and resort hotels are located in safe, modern, and culturally vibrant tourism areas, giving your trip a relaxing vacation vibe. Plus, our private driver will take you to and from your hotel to the hospital so you don't have to use taxis or buses.

Does your staff speak English?

Yes. Our surgeons and our entire staff are fully bilingual, so there are no language barriers.

Do you offer financing?

Yes. ALO Bariatrics offers convenient financing to help you manage any out-of-pocket fees. Contact our friendly staff to learn more about financing and payment options.

Still Not Convinced? Read These Glowing 5-Star Reviews


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...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.

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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. The doctors at ALO are very humble and driver is super nice. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy...Heaviest Weight 275...Surgery Weight 248.6 Current weight 130

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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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