Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

It’s never too late. An opportunity to enhance your quality of life awaits you in Mexico with ALO Bariatrics. There’s never been a better time than now to have weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Why Travel to Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery

Receive the same quality of weight loss surgery in Mexico you’d expect in the United States or Canada at a fraction of the cost. ALO Bariatrics provides safe and advanced weight loss surgery to patients from across the world. With locations in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, traveling to a tourist destination and receiving top-notch medical care has never been more convenient

ALO Bariatrics offers all-inclusive package pricing that includes all medical-related services, exceptional care with a bilingual staff and a certified nutritionist, a luxury hotel stay, and even a personal chauffeur for your entire trip.

With years of specialized bariatric surgery training at prestigious institutions, including Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the National Western Medical Center in Guadalajara, Dr. Alejandro Lopez is committed to the success of your weight loss, with over 10,000 successful surgeries completed. As a pioneer in the bariatric space in Mexico, he always puts the safety of his patients first, treating them like family.

Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery Is a Call or Click Away

Schedule a consultation with a board-certified bariatric surgeon from ALO Bariatrics.

With a click of a button or a quick phone call, you can speak with one of our seasoned surgeons and explore bariatric surgery options that are right for you.

ALO Bariatrics offers multiple, minimally invasive surgical options to help you reach your weight loss goals. The top-notch facilities and caregivers with ALO Bariatrics focus on the safety and quality of our care shown by our multiple accreditations and memberships to several professional surgical groups.

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"


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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....
Jennifer Tawdi
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 6/18/18

Heaviest Weight 275 (4/18 when I paid deposit)

Surgery Weight 248.6

Current weight 130

Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons

The founder of ALO Bariatrics, Dr. Lopez is a board-certified surgeon who has performed over 7,000 weight loss procedures in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta.

See What's Possible

Each year, hundreds of patients travel to Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to experience safe, effective bariatric surgery at affordable prices. Take a look at our before-and-after gallery to see for yourself how bariatric surgery can help patients overcome obesity.

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

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.

Gastric bypass surgery in Mexico

Gastric Bypass

gastric bypass, also known a 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 th remaining intestines. The procedure is both restrictive and malabsorptive, reducing th amount of food intake and restricting how many calories and nutrients can be absorbed by the smal intestines.

Duodenal Switch

duodenal switch is ver similar to a gastric bypass. During the procedure, the surgeon will reduce the size of the stomach as h would during a sleeve gastrectomy, remove a large part of the small intestines as he would during gastric bypass, and finally, connect the small intestine to the duodenum. A duodenal switch ca result in significant weight loss, but the procedure also has an increased risk o nutritional deficiencies following surgery. We also provide SADI-S.

Mini Gastric Bypass

min gastric bypass is also similar to a traditional gastric bypas except that the surgeon removes a smaller portion of the small intestine Because there is less rerouting necessary, the mini gastric bypas has a shorter surgery time and a reduced risk of surgica complications compared to a traditional bypass.

Lap-band surgery in Mexico


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

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.

Revision Surgery

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

Let's Discuss Your Options

You’re not expected to know ahead of time which procedure is right for you. Many times, our patients think they want one surgery, only to discover another option is better suited to their needs. The bariatric surgery that’s right for you will be determined during your consultation. You can request a consultation right now through our online form or by calling (844) 461-2831.

CALL US IN TIJUANA: (844) 461-2831

Patient Testimonial


Morris traveled to Mexico from the United States for gastric bypass surgery. He says that his experience with ALO Bariatrics was excellent, and he recommends our services to anyone considering weight loss surgery.

Who Qualifies for Weight Loss Surgery?

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, there are three basic qualifications for patients considering weight loss surgery:

BMI of over 40 or +100 Pounds Overweight

Most patients who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or patients with more than 100 pounds in excess weight are typically good candidates for surgery.

High BMI and Comorbidity

Candidates may also have a BMI greater than 35 and one or more comorbidity. Comorbidities are chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and heart disease.

Unsuccessful Attempts at Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery should be a last resort option when other long-term attempts at weight loss have not worked. If you have tried diet, exercise, or medication but have not experienced substantial, lasting weight loss, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery


Ready to beat obesity and start your weight loss journey? The first step is scheduling a consultation. During your consultation, we will determine your candidacy, review your surgery options, and provide an accurate cost estimate.


When you choose ALO Bariatrics, you can undergo surgery at any of our three practice locations in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara, Mexico.


He will then place an adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, separating it into two sections. Before closing the incisions, the surgeon will place an access port underneath the skin in case future adjustments to the LAP-BAND are needed.

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Mexico?

LocationGastric SleeveGastric BypassDuodenal SwitchLAP-BAND
Puerto Vallarta$4,900$6,500$7,500$5,900
Guadalajara – Puerta de Hierro$4,900$6,500$7,500$5,900
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.

Medical Tourism Packages

The prices in the table above include the cost of:

For one low price, you can enjoy a life-changing medical tourism experience. For added peace of mind, we also offer medical tourism insurance.

Talk to Our Medical Tourism Team

We are ready to talk with you, answer your questions, and help coordinate your treatment in Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You can get in touch with us by sending us an email or giving us a call.

CALL US IN TIJUANA: (844) 461-2831

"Just Do It"

Jennifer recommends ALO Bariatrics to American patients with no hesitations. She chose medical tourism because she couldn’t afford weight loss surgery in the United States. She had a great experience with the team at ALO Bariatrics.

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 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.

What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Most of the weight loss surgeries we provide in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are performed laparoscopically. This means that our doctors perform the procedures by making tiny incisions and inserting thin, ultra-precise tools through the incisions. Then, guided by a surgical camera (also known as a laparoscope), our doctors are able to modify the internal organs without exposing them. This modern technique provides many benefits, including:

Trusted Surgeons

Our certified bariatric surgeons are renowned researchers and contributors to the field of bariatric surgery. Patients trust us with their care, and each year many patients visit our practice for revision surgery because they are confident that our bariatric surgeons can provide better surgical care than previous doctors.

State-of-the-Art Setting

ALO Bariatrics is a modern and professional bariatric surgery practice. We only operate at accredited medical facilities throughout Tijuana, Mexico. Our hospitals are equipped with high-end tools and luxurious amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Extensive Experience

Since 2005, Dr. Lopez  have performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and have helped thousands of patients achieve long-term weight loss with gastric sleeve. Because of its many benefits, sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed weight loss procedure at ALO Bariatrics.

Advanced Technology

Single-incision procedures are fairly new to the field of bariatric surgery, but our surgeons have already performed more than 800 procedures using this technique. Dr. Lopez is certified laparoscopic surgery providers who have received advanced training in this field.

Take the First Step

Your journey towards a healthy weight and an improved quality of life can begin right now. Take the first step by contacting ALO Bariatrics online or calling us at (844) 461-2831.

Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

There is no substitute for meeting with our doctors to ask any questions you have about weight loss surgery. However, we understand that if you are awaiting your appointment or still trying to decide whether to reach out, you are probably anxious to learn more about how weight loss surgery will affect you. For now, our Tijuana-based practice invites you to explore these answers to some of the most common weight loss surgery questions:

How much weight can I lose?

Different surgeries can result in different degrees of weight loss. Many bariatric procedures, like sleeve gastrectomy or LAP-BAND surgery, can empower you to lose 50 percent or more of your excess weight in less than a year. The amount of weight loss you achieve will be influenced by your ability to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly after surgery.

Can bariatric surgery cure diabetes?

Bariatric surgery, particularly gastric bypass surgery, can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes. Weight loss surgery can also improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce your risk of heart disease.

How do I prepare for weight loss surgery?

You will need to follow a pre-op diet for at least a week before your surgery in Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta. Patients with higher BMIs will need to start the pre-op diet earlier. There are two stages to the diet: a number of days eating a high-protein, low-carb diet, and then a number of days only consuming clear liquids. We will provide custom instructions when you schedule your procedure with us.

What is recovery like?

After your surgery, you will remain in Tijuana, Guadalajara, or Puerto Vallarta for a few days so our doctors can monitor you. During this time, we will provide you with detailed instructions so you can have a safe recovery. You will need to follow a post-operative diet so your stomach has time to heal. It will be about four weeks before you are able to eat solid food. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. We will remain in contact with you once you return home, so we will always be available to answer any questions that come up.

Will my results be permanent?

Most bariatric surgeries permanently alter the digestive system, so the amount you are able to eat and the way your body responds to food will be changed for good. In terms of weight loss, most patients experience significant results in the first 12 months after surgery. However, if you fail to eat a healthy diet or exercise regularly, it is possible that you will start to regain weight. For prolonged weight loss success, you must adopt a healthy lifestyle.

"Very Clean, Very Comfortable"

Ravet says that she received better treatment in Mexico than she ever would have in the United States. She’s happy that she traveled to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery. She’s impressed with the care and attention she’s received from the ALO Bariatrics team.

Related Resources on Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

What is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?

What is the safest form of weight loss surgery?

The safety of weight loss surgery in Tijuana depends on the surgeon and team of healthcare professionals you work with. While some procedures carry a higher risk of developing short-term or long-term complications, they are all safe when performed in the right hands.

The Perfect Post-Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Post bariatric surgery diet

The steps you take to lead a healthier life are just as important as the surgery itself. Your diet right after surgery will be liquid so your body can heal from the operation. Slowly, you will consume thicker, more nutritious liquids and purees over time. When your surgeon says it’s okay to do so, you’ll eat softer foods and progress to solid foods. It’s crucial to follow the advice of your care team so that your diet meets the body’s nutritional demands.

Recovering From Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Recovering from bariatric surgery: what to expect.

Your recovery from weight loss surgery is a gradual process that shouldn’t be rushed. You’ll work every step of the way with your care team from ALO Bariatrics and receive detailed instructions on your diet and exercise expectations.
It’s important to follow directions very closely during your recovery. Not doing so could damage the progress you’ve made and, in the worst cases, require another surgery.