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Bariatric Surgery

While some adults can lose weight with simple lifestyle changes, others may struggle to shed it without surgical intervention.

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective method of overcoming obesity and achieving rapid, long-term weight loss. 

At Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center in Tijuana, Mexico, patients can get advanced weight loss surgery at affordable rates...

Why Bariatric Surgery? 

Rapid Weight Loss

It is not always possible to address obesity with simple diet and exercise. For some patients, weight loss surgery may be the only way to lose weight and keep it off. In fact bariatric surgery can offer rapid, long-term weight loss. Some studies have found that 90 percent of patients with severe obesity successfully lose and keep off 50 percent or more of their excess weight after surgery. To help you maintain long term weight loss, our staff will provide resources, programs, and close follow-up care after your surgery.

Better Overall Health

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery can ease or even resolve many conditions related to obesity, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. In many cases, patients who undergo successful weight loss surgery also find that they have to take fewer medications to treat obesity-related issues.

Longer, Healthier Life

For many patients, weight loss surgery marks the beginning of a healthy, active lifestyle. Without excess weight holding you back, you might find more energy and strength to participate in fun physical activities such as swimming, biking, or walking. Physical activity has many immediate and long-term benefits. It can reduce your risk of serious health issues and help you lead a longer, fuller life. 

As with any surgery, bariatric treatments carry some degree of risk, but most patients find that the benefits far outweigh the low risk of complications. Additionally, most surgeries can be performed with laparoscopic tools, reducing the risk of bleeding, infection, and other surgical complications. 

The Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center

Our full service hospital with ICU level care is in the prime health district in a brand new state of the art accredited facility in case there is a
problem during surgery or recovery.

Contact Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center & Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today

One call to a bariatric surgeon can change your life. Our hospital works with one of the top bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico—Dr. Francisco Gonzalez. Dr. Gonzalez has been practicing bariatric surgery for almost two decades and is a recognized leader in the field of laparoscopic technology. To date, he has performed more than 4,000 laparoscopic procedures with excellent results.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Gonzalez has helped thousands of patients overcome obesity and transform their lives. He can help you too. 

To learn more about medical tourism and get started, request an appointment online or call our hospital:

(619) 779-1230

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What Patients Are Saying

"Two years after my gastric bypass surgery I feel completely different. I have a lot more energy, I feel happy and I have a completely different view about my life and future. Dr. Gonzales completely changed my life." Mike A.
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How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost in Mexico?

When you choose to undergo surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, rather than your home country, you can save up to 60 percent on the cost of your treatment. To learn more about the cost of surgery at our hospital, request a consultation today

Do You Qualify for Bariatric Surgery?

BMI over 40

In general, weight loss surgery is recommended for patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or above. If you have a BMI of 35 or above, you can still qualify for bariatric treatment if you have an obesity-related disease such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. 

Previous Weight Loss Attempts

Before considering surgery, you should try to lose weight through conservative methods such as diet, exercise, or behavioral therapy. If you are unable to lose weight through these non-surgical means, you might be a good candidate for a surgical weight loss procedure.

Long-Term Commitment

While weight loss surgery is a very effective tool to help you lose weight, it is not a miracle approach. You play an important role in the success of your bariatric treatment. When considering weight loss surgery, ask yourself whether you are ready to maintain proper nutrition, regular exercise, and other healthy habits for the rest of your life.

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Restrictive vs. Malabsorptive Bariatric Procedures


Restrictive bariatric techniques such as gastric sleeve surgery work by resizing the stomach, restricting how much food you can eat during a single meal, helping you feel fuller faster, and encouraging rapid weight loss.


Malabsorptive bariatric techniques work by rerouting food as it moves through your digestive tract, changing the way your body processes food and limiting the number of nutrients and calories you absorb. 

There Are Many Weight Loss Surgeries to Choose from How Do You Know Which Is Right for You?

When choosing a bariatric procedure, there are several factors to consider:


While all surgeries carry some degree of risk, some procedures have a lower risk of long-term complications than others. If you are worried about risk, a gastric sleeve may be a better option than a gastric bypass.


Gastric bypass is a longer, more complex procedure, so it is generally more expensive than other bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy or gastric banding. 

Desired Weight Loss

In a study that compared gastric bypass, sleeve, and banding, gastric bypass surgery resulted in the most significant weight loss.

Still undecided? The only way to find out which surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a bariatric surgeon at the Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center in Tijuana, Mexico. 

Another 5-Star Review

"I’ve lost around 40 pounds in 6 months since the surgery and I feel great. My knees stopped hurting, I feel good after eating and I have a lot more energy. My kids are happy that I’m much more active and for once I feel like life is good !! Thanks Dr. Gonzalez."  Judy W.

The Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center

The Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery Center in Tijuana, Mexico, is a state-of-the-art facility in which highly trained, reputable doctors perform life-changing surgeries for affordable prices. Patients travel from around the world to experience our elite level of care. Some of the procedures most frequently performed at our hospital are:

For more information, or to schedule a surgery, please contact us online or call (619) 779-1230.

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