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Weight Loss Surgery in Guadalajara

If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you might be discouraged by the high price of care in your home country.

By traveling to Guadalajara, Mexico, you can receive high-level care from experienced surgeons for a fraction of the cost.

Discover the benefits of choosing ALO Bariatrics in Guadalajara for your weight loss surgery...

Why Choose ALO Bariatrics?

Expert Surgeons

Patients who travel to Guadalajara for weight loss surgery will get to work with a practice led by Dr. Alejandro Lopez Ortega, a board-certified surgeon and the medical director of ALO Bariatrics. Dr. Lopez has performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and is trained in the latest laparoscopic techniques.

High-End Facilities

We partner with three hospitals in Guadalajara, Mexico: Hospital Real San Jose, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, and CHG Hospitals. All three are modern facilities that meet the standards of American hospitals, and they use advanced technology that enables our bariatric surgeons to perform comfortable, low-risk procedures.

Significant Savings

Many men and women from the United States, Canada, and other countries travel to Guadalajara for bariatric surgery because they can receive the same level of care that they would receive in their home countries while potentially saving thousands of dollars. If financial concerns are keeping you from beginning your weight loss journey, medical tourism could be the solution you've been looking for.

Amazing Results

ALO Bariatrics is here to help those struggling with obesity achieve life-changing (and potentially life-saving) weight loss. Our doctors are proud that we have helped so many men and women lose weight, improve their health, and experience a better quality of life.

A Healthier Life Is within Reach Contact Our Coordinators Today

Are you overweight or obese? Have you already tried to lose weight through diet and exercise, but nothing seems to work? You could be an excellent candidate for weight loss surgery in Guadalajara, Mexico.

If you are interested in learning more about traveling to Guadalajara for bariatric surgery, contact the friendly bilingual care coordinators at ALO Bariatrics today. We can discuss your surgical options and help you decide if medical tourism is right for you.

To take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life, contact us online or give us a call.

Call Us: (844) 461-2831

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"Forever Grateful."


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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Celebrating 10 Years

In this video, Dr. Lopez describes how he got started in bariatric surgery. Next, a few of our patients express their gratitude to ALO Bariatrics.

Your Weight Loss Surgery Options

Whenever possible, Dr. Lopez and his team perform all surgeries using laparoscopic methods, which result in less discomfort, less bleeding, a lower risk of infection, and less visible scarring. We can perform any of these bariatric surgeries at our partner hospitals in Guadalajara, Mexico:

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a procedure that reduces the amount of food you can eat before feeling full. During the gastric sleeve procedure, your surgeon will remove a large portion of the stomach. The resulting "gastric sleeve" will be approximately the size of a banana. Because patients reduce their food intake, they can expect to experience dramatic weight loss, potentially losing 50 percent or more of their excess weight. In some circumstances, your surgeon can perform this surgery with the advanced single-incision technique.

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure, meaning it reduces the amount of food you can eat and limits your body's ability to absorb calories. During the gastric bypass procedure, our bariatric surgeons will reduce the size of the stomach and reroute a portion of the small intestine. Because food now bypasses a significant portion of the intestine, fewer nutrients are absorbed, which can lead to healthy, sustainable weight loss. Additionally, gastric bypass has been linked to the remission of type 2 diabetes.

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Duodenal Switch

Duodenal switch is another bariatric surgery that involves both reducing the size of the stomach and rerouting the intestines. Like gastric bypass, it leads to healthy weight loss by decreasing the amount of food that a patient can eat and altering the way the body absorbs calories. Duodenal switch is the most involved weight loss surgery we offer at ALO Bariatrics, and it is typically reserved for patients who have an extremely high body mass index (BMI) or who are seeking a revision of a previous gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

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LAP-BAND® surgery, also known as gastric banding, is the least invasive weight loss surgery that our practice provides in Guadalajara, Mexico. Patients like the LAP-BAND procedure because it does not involve the alteration of any internal organs. Also, it is both adjustable and reversible. Gastric banding involves placing a silicone ring around the stomach. The ring can then be inflated with saline fluid to restrict the capacity of the stomach. Patients will feel full after eating less food, which can potentially lead to gradual weight loss.

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Revision Surgery

Sometimes, patients who undergo a gastric or metabolic procedure don't achieve their weight loss goals. Other patients may experience rapid weight loss before plateauing or regaining weight. When this happens, a revision procedure can help you achieve and maintain the weight loss you desire. The bariatric surgeons of ALO Bariatrics are able to perform a variety of revision procedures, including converting LAP-BAND surgeries to gastric sleeves or gastric sleeves to gastric bypasses.

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The Cost of Weight Loss Surgery Our Medical Tourism Packages

Bariatric surgery in the United States or other countries can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. But in Mexico, international patients can enjoy the same caliber of care for a fraction of the price. At ALO Bariatrics, our flat fees include the cost of:

  • Surgery
  • Hospital stay
  • Lodging
  • Chauffeur service
  • Lab exams
  • X-rays
  • Pre-operation preparation
  • Certified professional nurse care
  • Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
  • Medical material
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical evaluation with a specialist
  • Nutritional assessment and meal plan by a certified nutrition specialist
Location Gastric Sleeve 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 - Real San Jose $5,300 $7,000 $7,700 $6,300
Guadalajara - Puerta de Hierro $4,700 $6,300 $6,800 $5,700

"They Treat You So Well."


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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Let's Discuss Your Options

It's okay if you're not sure which weight loss surgery is right for you. When you have your free consultation with our doctors, we will review your medical information and other data before recommending the right procedure for your needs.

To start a conversation with our bariatric surgeons in Guadalajara, contact us online or give us a call.

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The ALO Bariatrics Patient Experience

Contact Us

The first step is easy, convenient, and totally free of charge or obligation. If you have any interest in weight loss surgery in Mexico, send our team a message or give us a call. When you contact us, our friendly coordinators will respond with the most updated pricing information, and they will send you a health questionnaire to complete. When you submit your questionnaire, our doctors will review it to determine your candidacy for bariatric surgery.

Schedule Your Surgery

If you and our doctors agree to proceed with a gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or another weight loss procedure, you and our care coordinators can collaborate to book an ideal time for your surgery. You will be responsible for booking your flight to Guadalajara. Fortunately, the city's international airport receives direct flights from many locations around the globe. Our team will take care of all of your other travel arrangements, which are included in the price of your medical tourism package. We will send you information about your pre-op diet and other preparations you should make before bariatric surgery.

Travel to Guadalajara

When you arrive in Guadalajara, one of our trusted chauffeurs will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel. We will arrange for you and your companions to stay in either Hotel Ejecutivo Express or Hotel Malibu in Guadalajara, both of which are luxurious hotels located mere minutes from our hospitals. Our chauffeurs will continue to provide all of your transportation for the duration of your stay.

Enjoy World-Class Care

From the moment you arrive in Mexico, our bilingual team will be ready to meet all of your needs and answer all of your questions. We will ensure that you and your companions are as comfortable and satisfied as possible. On the day of your procedure, you will undergo surgery at Hospital Real San Jose, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, or CHG Hospitals in Guadalajara. Your surgeon will perform your surgery using laparoscopic methods for lowered risks and expedited recovery.


You will remain in Guadalajara for a few days after your gastric or metabolic procedure so that our team can monitor your recovery. We will provide detailed recovery instructions and make sure that you know exactly what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. Once you return home, our team will be available by email or phone to answer any questions that arise. We hope to maintain a relationship with you so that we can celebrate your weight loss success and continue to provide support for many years. 

See What's Possible

Over the last 10 years, many patients have experienced the incredible benefits of affordable weight loss surgery in Mexico with ALO Bariatrics. Take a look at our before-and-after gallery to discover just how significant the results of bariatric surgery can be.

Patient Testimonials

Watch as a few of our patients describe the experiences they've had with ALO Bariatrics in Mexico. Our patients especially appreciate the way that Dr. Lopez and his team answer every question they have and don't rush them through surgery.

Request a Free Consultation

The sooner you get in touch with our team, the sooner you can begin living a healthier, happier life. There's no reason to wait. Request a free consultation right now to discuss the possibilities of weight loss surgery in Guadalajara, Mexico, with ALO Bariatrics.

"Absolutely Amazing."


Karley Harris


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The experience was absolutely amazing. I was never left with unanswered questions, everything was very thorough, CLEAN and just the best experience ever! I’ve lost 125 pounds. I do not regret my choice. Dr. Lopez is absolutely amazing. He will always answer your questions. His staff becomes family. Would not have went with ANYONE else!!

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LaToya Stamper

May, 2021

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I would recommend this practice go anyone seeking bariatric surgery. Dr. Lopez and the hospital staff at Hospital Guadalajara were great, and my coordinator Sandra was awesome. I felt safe the entire time and the hotel staff at the Marriott provided the best service Ive ever had at a hotel. No regrets here.

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"Beyond Thrilled."


M Kandola


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If you are nervous about getting surgery abroad, don't be. Alo Bariatrics was amazing. The hospital, the nurses, the doctor, the drivers, the coordinators were all amazing. You will be in great hands. Highly recommend!

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Carla Pennington


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I am having revision surgery on August 25th and I have had such a great experience with Alo Bariatrics scheduling. I am beyond thrilled with my patient and surgery coordinator Sandra Castaneda!...She has put me at ease and I’m excited for my journey to begin!

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Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

Will I have a scar after bariatric surgery?

Because we almost always use laparoscopic methods, the resulting scars from weight loss surgery are small and discreet. During a laparoscopic procedure, your surgeon only has to make a few small incisions in the abdomen. Sometimes, he only has to make a single incision near the navel. Then, he inserts surgical cameras and precise tools through the incisions so that he can perform the surgery without creating a large scar. 

Is weight loss surgery in Mexico safe?

Any surgery involves a certain amount of risk, but bariatric surgery with ALO Bariatrics in Mexico is just as safe as any weight loss procedure in the United States or Canada. Our surgeons have successfully completed many weight loss surgeries, and our partner hospitals in Guadalajara are clean and modern. Also, because we provide laparoscopic surgeries, the risk of infection is greatly reduced.

Does weight loss surgery replace diet and exercise?

Patients can expect to lose a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery. However, shrinking the size of your stomach does not mean you can ignore diet and exercise. If you don't make adjustments to your lifestyle, you risk regaining weight. For the best weight loss results, bariatric patients need to eat a healthy diet and stay active.

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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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