Weight Loss Surgery
Is obesity negatively impacting your physical health, emotional well-being, or quality of life?
Weight loss surgery offers a safe, effective method to rapidly lose excess weight and keep it off—for good.
At ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Tijuana, Mexico, we make advanced bariatric surgery accessible and affordable...
Reasons to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico vs. Your Home Country
Our certified bariatric surgeons, Dr. Lopez and Dr. Salvador Ramirez, perform weight loss surgery at state-of-the-art hospitals throughout Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. All of the hospitals we operate within are modern, accredited, and equipped with the latest technology and surgical equipment.
Each year, millions of patients travel to foreign countries for medical care. This practice is known as medical tourism. Because of its affordability, beauty, and easy access from the United States and other countries, Mexico has become a popular medical tourism destination. At ALO Bariatrics, we pride ourselves on providing 5-star service at highly affordable rates.
While our bariatric surgery prices are much lower than those of American surgeons, we offer the same level of exceptional quality and service. Our bariatric surgeons have completed thousands of weight loss surgeries and maintain outstanding safety and success rates. They are also known for the research and literary contributions to the fields of weight loss surgery and obesity.
Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery Is a Call or Click Away
If you are interested in a gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or another weight loss technique, our team can help. Our hospitals, surgeons, and staff are accredited by various international healthcare organizations, including:
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
- Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk
Additionally, our surgeons are members of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To talk with our surgeons and find out which weight loss procedure is right for you, request a consultation online or call us:
"100% Would Recommend to Anyone" 5-Star Reviews
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. 100% would recommend to anyone. Dr Lopez was incredible! Did my surgery Aug 23 2019 and already down 85 lbs! 60 to go....
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 6/18/18
Heaviest Weight 275 (4/18 when I paid deposit)
Surgery Weight 248.6
Current weight 130
Types of Weight Loss Procedures Offered at ALO Bariatrics
Bariatric surgeries are divided into three categories: restrictive procedures, malabsorptive procedures, and combination procedures.
Restrictive procedures reduce the size of the stomach, restricting the amount of food and calories that can be taken in during a meal. Malabsorptive procedures bypass parts of the small intestine, limiting how the food and calories are absorbed by the body. Combination procedures do both, restricting food intake and limiting absorption all at once.
At ALO Bariatrics, there are several surgical techniques available for patients to choose from, including:
Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is one of the most popular forms of bariatric surgery. During a sleeve gastrectomy, one of our doctors will reduce the size of the stomach by approximately 75 percent, restricting the amount of food that you can eat and helping you lose excess weight. At ALO Bariatrics, we also offer single incision gastric sleeve surgery, which is performed through a special port placed through a single incision in the belly button.
A gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y, consists of two parts. First, the stomach is reduced to roughly the size of a shot glass. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is removed and the new stomach pouch is reattached to the remaining intestines. The procedure is both restrictive and malabsorptive, reducing the amount of food intake and restricting how many calories and nutrients can be absorbed by the small intestines.
A duodenal switch is very similar to a gastric bypass. During the procedure, the surgeon will reduce the size of the stomach as he would during a sleeve gastrectomy, remove a large part of the small intestines as he would during a gastric bypass, and finally, connect the small intestine to the duodenum. A duodenal switch can result in significant weight loss, but the procedure also has an increased risk of nutritional deficiencies following surgery.
Mini Gastric Bypass
A mini gastric bypass is also similar to a traditional gastric bypass except that the surgeon removes a smaller portion of the small intestine. Because there is less rerouting necessary, the mini gastric bypass has a shorter surgery time and a reduced risk of surgical complications compared to a traditional bypass.
LAP-BAND, also known as gastric banding, is a restrictive weight loss procedure. During the conservative surgery, one of our doctors will place an adjustable band around the stomach, dividing it into a small pouch and a large pouch. With a gastric band, the patient should feel full faster, restricting how much they can eat and resulting in weight loss. The gastric band is removable and can be adjusted during subsequent surgeries to meet the evolving needs of the patient.
Gastric balloon surgery is another restrictive weight loss technique that limits the space within the stomach, restricting the amount a patient can eat. During the procedure, a silicone balloon is lowered down the patient's throat into the stomach, so there are no incisions required. Once the balloon reaches the stomach, it is filled with saline and inflated to its desired size. This temporary tool is used to facilitate the development of healthier lifestyle habits.
While some patients are able to achieve their weight loss goals through their first bariatric surgery, others regain weight because they underwent outdated surgical techniques or chose a poorly trained bariatric surgery provider. Because of our excellent reputation, many patients visit ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for revision surgery.
Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery
Take the first step today by scheduling a consultation.
How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Mexico?
|Location||Gastric Sleeve||Gastric Bypass||Duodenal Switch||LAP-BAND|
|Guadalajara - Real San Jose||$5,100||$6,700||$7,400||$6,700|
|Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro||$4,500||$6,100||$6,600||$5,300|
When you choose medical tourism for your weight loss procedure, you can save up to 80 percent on the cost of your surgery. Ultimately, the cost of your surgery will depend on:
- Your Choice of Surgery: Gastric sleeve and LAP-BAND are among our more affordable weight loss procedures. Therefore, qualifying patients can typically save with these techniques.
- The Location of Your Surgery: Patients who choose to undergo surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, rather than Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara typically enjoy more affordable rates.
"It's NEVER too late!!!! Thank you so much Dr. Alejandro Lopez."
Karley Leeanne Harris
Is Weight Loss Surgery Safe?
All surgeries carry some degree of risk, but patients can reduce their risk of complications by choosing a reputable bariatric surgery provider with a track record of success.
Dr. Lopez and Dr. Ramirez have successfully performed thousands of weight loss procedures and are trained in the latest surgical techniques. Whenever possible, they use laparoscopic tools to perform surgery. Compared to traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery boasts several advantages for the patient, including a reduced risk of blood loss and less post-operative pain.