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Schedule and Surgical Process

Contact us through our “contact” page, or calling 844-461-2831.

Our coordinator will send you the information regarding pricing and packages, and link to complete a health questionnaire online. The bariatric surgeon will evaluate that questionnaire and coordinator will contact you either via email or phone call to inform of status. Our medical staff can help you on the decision about the best surgery for you.

Select your surgeon.

ALO Bariatrics offers the best two world renowned accredited and certified bariatric surgeons.

Tijuana.

This location is right next door to San Diego, CA. The airport you would fly into is the San Diego international Airport, this way, if you are from the USA, you will have the benefit price of an national flight. Our driver will be waiting for your arrival and drive you to Tijuana, it is approximate 20-25 minute drive.
Our hospital and hotel are located in “Zona Río” in Tijuana, which is a very nice area in Tijuana.

 

Hospital: COSMED
Hotel: Marriott (alternative hotel if vacancy is not available > Lucerna Hotel)

Puerto Vallarta

The hospital in Puerto Vallarta specializes in bariatric surgery, it has full service, ICU and emergencies. Located within 10 minutes walking distance from Paradise Village hotel resort.
You would be flying directly to the international airport of Puerto Vallarta, the advantage on this airport is that many places from Canada and USA, has now direct flights to the location.
This location is a beautiful touristic area, where many foreign people come for vacations and retirement. You can enjoy a small vacation in this small paradise at the same time that you recover from surgery.

 

Hospital: San Javier Riviera
Hotel: Paradise Village Resort. (alternative hotel if vacancy is not available > Sheraton Hotel)

Guadalajara

Guadalajara is one of the most important and safe cities in Mexico, well renowned for its medical advances. The hospital in this location is internationally renowned, it has full services, including ICU and emergencies.
You would be flying directly to the international airport of Guadalajara, the advantage on this airport is that many places from Canada and USA, has now direct flights to the location.
Hospital: Real San José
Hotel: Ejecutivo Express (alternative hotel if vacancy is not available > Malibu Hotel)

Select date of surgery.

Please discuss dates with your coordinator, she will provide dates of availability for the location and surgeon you are considering.

 

Schedule surgery

After you have received approval notification to proceed with surgery and you have established the date for your surgery, a 500.00 deposit is required to reserve your surgery date. The coordinator will discuss methods of payment available to make the deposit.

 

Pre and Post dietary instructions will be provided

Once deposit has been made. Your coordinator will provide the instructions that are mandatory to follow. You will have 2 nutritionist from our team to provide assistance for any of your dietary concerns

What should I expect while in Mexico?

ALO Bariatrics staff will give you the most compassionate care. Our coordinators, nurses, doctors and nutritionist will be on top of your necessities to help you through the entire process.
Depending on the procedure you chose is the total nights you will stay in Mexico.
• 3 nights for lap band.
• 4 nights for gastric sleeve procedure
• 5 nights for duodenal switch or bypass procedures.

 

A few days before surgery you will receive an email from the coordinator of your selected surgery location. This email will contain information regarding your arrival and your stay in Tijuana/Puerto Vallarta/Guadalajara.

TIJUANA

 

Arrival day

Travel arrangements:
San Diego Airport – Lindbergh Field

Code to make a reservation: SAN

Please remember that travel requires a valid passport.
Upon arrival at the San Diego Airport, you will be met by our driver. Your arrival could be the day before surgery between 11am and 7pm. Depending on your arrival time, pre op valuations could be on the date of arrival or the day of surgery.

Your coordinator in Tijuana:
Name: Sandra Castañeda
Email: sandra@alobariatrics.com
Mobile: +1 619 653 6750

Surgery day:

You will be driven to the hospital for your pre-op medical evaluations, which include blood work and EKG tests. You will also meet with our cardiologist who will go over your health history. Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before surgery).
Upon your arrival to the hospital, you will be asked to complete some routine paperwork for admission to the hospital, you will be taken to a room where you will be prepared for surgery and will meet with your anesthesiologist and bariatric surgeons.

Tijuana stay at the hospital:

You will spend your fist night at the hospital, and the second day you will stay at the Recovery Boutique area, which is also in the hospital. Our recovery boutique has both single and double rooms. Each room has a comfortable, hospital-style bed (or two) and a private bathroom complete with security bars and hand showers for added convenience. There is also a telephone in every room. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a high-definition television, a digital safe and more.
Free wifi available.

Day after surgery and beyond:

The day after surgery, the patient is recovered. They are up and walking, and the clear liquid diet is started. A discharge from the hospital to the hotel follows on the second day after surgery.
A recovery period of an additional 24-48 hours at the hotel is recommended. You should walk around the grounds and enjoy your beautiful surroundings during your recovery. The hotel in Tijuana is accustomed to providing our patients with approved clear liquids for your post op diet. You will be able to enjoy clear broths and juices from the restaurant with.

GUADALAJARA

 

Arrival day:

Travel arrangements:
Guadalajara International Airport – Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Code to make a reservation: GDL

Please remember that travel requires a valid passport.

Upon arrival at the Guadalajara international Airport, you will be met by our driver. Your arrival could be the day before surgery between 9am and 8pm).

Your coordinator in Guadalajara:
Name: Anakaren Vargas
Email: anakaren@alobariatrics.com
Mobile: +1 619 653 7799

Surgery day:

You will be driven to the hospital for your pre-op medical evaluations, which include blood work and EKG tests. You will also meet with our cardiologist who will go over your health history. When everything is ready, the surgery would start.
Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before surgery).
Upon your arrival to the hospital, you will be asked to complete some routine paperwork for admission to the hospital, you will be taken to a room where you will be prepared for surgery and will meet with your anesthesiologist and bariatric surgeons.

Guadalajara stay at the hospital:

Depending on the procedure is the nights you will stay in the hospital, in case of gastric sleeve you will spend one night at the hospital, and then 2 more nights at the hotel, which is close to the hospital. In case of the gastric bypass or Duodenal switch, you will stay 2 nights in the hospital and then 2 more nights in the hotel. Each room has a comfortable, hospital-style bed and a private bathroom complete with security bars and hand showers for added convenience. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a high-definition television, a digital safe and more. Hospital room has a sofa where your companion can spend the night.
Free wifi available.

Day after surgery and beyond:

The day after surgery, the patient is recovered. They are up and walking, and the clear liquid diet is started. A discharge from the hospital to the hotel follows on the day after surgery or second day after surgery (depending the procedure).
A recovery period of an additional 24-48 hours at the hotel is recommended. You should walk around the grounds and enjoy your beautiful surroundings during your recovery.

PUERTO VALLARTA

 

Arrival day:

Travel arrangements: Puerto Vallarta International Airport – Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

Code to make a reservation: PVR

Please remember that travel requires a valid passport.

Upon arrival at the Puerto Vallarta international Airport, you will be met by our driver. Your arrival could be the day before surgery between 9am and 8pm).

Your coordinator in Puerto Vallarta:
Name: Anakaren Vargas
Email: anakaren@alobariatrics.com
Mobile: +1 619 653 7799

Surgery day:

You will be driven to the hospital for your pre-op medical evaluations, which include blood work and EKG tests. You will also meet with our cardiologist who will go over your health history. When everything is ready, the surgery would start.
Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before surgery).
Upon your arrival to the hospital, you will be asked to complete some routine paperwork for admission to the hospital, you will be taken to a room where you will be prepared for surgery and will meet with your anesthesiologist and bariatric surgeons.

Puerto Vallarta stay at the hospital:

Depending on the procedure is the nights you will stay in the hospital, in case of gastric sleeve you will spend one night at the hospital, and then 2 more nights at the hotel, which is very close to the hospital (walking distance). In case of the gastric bypass or Duodenal switch, you will stay 2 nights in the hospital and then 2 more nights in the hotel. Each room has a comfortable, hospital-style bed and a private bathroom complete with security bars and hand showers for added convenience. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a high-definition television, a digital safe and more. Hospital room has a sofa where your companion can spend the night. Free wifi available.

Day after surgery and beyond:

The day after surgery, the patient is recovered. They are up and walking, and the clear liquid diet is started. A discharge from the hospital to the hotel follows on the day after surgery or second day after surgery (depending the procedure).
A recovery period of an additional 24-48 hours at the hotel is recommended. You should walk around the grounds and enjoy your beautiful surroundings during your recovery.

There is a small market right in between the hospital and the hotel (all walking distance), the hotel has beach access, so the patient is able to walk around the beach with a beautiful view.

Your surgery in México

ALO Bariatrics offers only certified hospitals, certified doctors and staff and uses only best quality material, to ensure our patients safety and satisfaction.
The bariatric procedure is performed by laparoscopic approach and surgery time can vary for each individual and weight loss procedure. Family members can wait from one to 3 hours. After your surgery is completed, your family member will be advised of your progress.
Recovery varies with each patient. Most patients are up and walking within a few hours of the surgery and experience only mild discomfort, other patients sleep longer and are under anesthesia effects more time. Pain medications are provided. As soon as you feel recovered from the anesthesia, the recommendation is to start walking.

Nights you will stay in the hospital:

Sleeve surgery: Two nights at our Tijuana Location. One night at our Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta locations.
Bypass surgery: 2 nights
Duodenal switch surgery: 2 nights.

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