Bariatric Surgeries in Mexico

Bariatric Surgeries in Mexico by Dr. Miguel Montalvo

To avoid high-priced life-changing weight loss surgery in the United States, patients can find affordable bariatric surgery in Mexico. Located near Baja, California, and a few blocks away from the San Ysidro border entrance, the Mexican city of Tijuana offers quality medical services to International patients.

Surgeries like gastric sleeve or VSG and RNY gastric bypass are common bariatric procedures known to improve health and stimulate weight loss. These procedures are typically performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions over the abdomen. By trimming the stomach or changing the digestive system anatomy, patients often have less hunger and appetite as well as increased metabolism. Weight loss surgery also relieves life-threatening health problems like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and stroke.

There are many options to choose from to lose weight over a traditional diet, exercise, and pharmaceuticals.

Gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve, or “sleeve-gastrectomy,” surgically removes 80% of the stomach resulting in a narrow vertical sleeve. This banana-shaped stomach is secured by titanium staples and changes the hunger receptors of the patient. They will experience reduced appetite, enhanced feelings of fullness, and the resolution of obesity-linked conditions such as diabetes. The cost of a gastric sleeve in Mexico starts at $4,795.

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Gastric Sleeve Surgery

See a short video of Dr. Montalvo performing gastric sleeve surgery

  • 45-minute procedure
  • 2 to 4-week recovery
  • 1 to a 2-night hospital stay
  • 1 to 3 weeks return to work

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

A Gastric Bypass has a small stomach pouch that is formed with a stapling tool while the lower separated stomach remains in place to generate digestive fluids. The small intestine is then disconnected and rerouted directly to the new stomach pouch. Food goes into the small stomach pouch and directly into the middle part of your small intestine. This procedure is HIGHLY recommended for patients with severe acid reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastric bypass is also effective in mitigating health concerns associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension. The cost of gastric bypass in Mexico starts at $5,995.

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Performing Gastric Bypass

  • 90-minute procedure
  • 4 to 6-week recovery
  • 2 to 3-night hospital stay
  • 2 to 4 weeks return to work

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

The mini bypass creates a narrow sleeve-like stomach pouch. The surgeon creates one anastomosis by piercing a small incision in the small intestine and directly connecting it to the new stomach pouch. The mini-gastric bypass reduces calorie absorption through rerouting part of the intestine. The cost of mini gastric bypass in Mexico starts at $5,895.

  • 75-minute procedure
  • 4 to 6-week recovery
  • 2 to 3-night hospital stay
  • 2 to 4 weeks return to work

Revision surgery

Revision Surgery

Similar to the original procedure, revision surgery can be either traditional open or simple laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Montalvo specializes in and performs laparoscopic revisions. This leads to fewer short-term risks after surgery, less discomfort, and much quicker rehabilitation. Nonetheless, Dr. Montalvo may opt for open surgery with a large incision if you have extensive scarring from the previous operation.

Revisionary weight loss surgery may be recommended for the following reasons:

  • Leaks from past surgeries
  • Ineffective weight loss
  • Unbearable digestive problems such as reflux
  • Increase in weight

Here are some of the types of revision surgeries offered by Dr. Montalvo:

  • Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve
  • Lap Band to RNY Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve to Mini Bypass

Dr. Miguel Montalvo Small Incisions


Today, many options are available for reinstating a healthier weight. Advancements in technology have made it possible for newer weight loss procedures with better long-term effects. Choosing the right procedure can be overwhelming and unnerving, but rest assured that Dr. Miguel Montalvo is a highly qualified surgeon that will always put your health first when preparing the right procedure for you.

Dr. Miguel Montalvo is a sole believer in second chances when it comes to one’s health. As an established and well-experienced surgeon, Dr. Montalvo has the team and equipment necessary to make any revision miracles happen. The goal of revision weight loss surgery solely depends on your personal needs. If it’s either to resolve complications, side effects or reinstate weight loss, Dr. Montalvo will work with you to choose the best possible surgical procedure.

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