Weight Loss Team

Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo
Weight Loss Surgery in a Tropical Destination

About Our Practice

Let Us Take Care of the Details

You can fly directly into Puerto Vallarta and receive immediate service from our highly trained, friendly medical staff. We will arrange your stay at a centrally located ocean-view hotel and can secure special rates for you.

A Team Approach to Weight Loss

We are a modern, full-service bariatric practice in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, that treats every patient like a VIP. Led by Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo, our team of highly trained bariatric surgeons, nurses, and patient-care professionals coordinates life-changing surgeries for patients from all over the world.

If you are considering surgical solutions to obesity, we invite you to consider our comfortable, effective, and affordable options.

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The Most State-of-the-Art Hospitals Mexico Has to Offer

If you are considering weight loss surgery in Mexico, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo and his team of highly trained surgeons can help you achieve the results you want in a clean, modern, and patient-focused setting. We perform all bariatric procedures at two of the finest hospitals in Mexico - the CMQ Premiere and CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Both hospitals are home to multiple operating rooms that are fully equipped with advanced technology. With a ratio of two dedicated nurses per patient, you can expect to receive attentive care throughout your stay. As a testament to our outstanding level of service and care, we proudly maintain a 40 to 45 percent patient referral rate.

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Before, During, and After Bariatric Surgery

Upon arriving in Puerto Vallarta, every patient is greeted and escorted to their room. Next, they meet with Dr. Juan Hidalgo and the anesthesia team to discuss their bariatric surgery. During this conversation, patients are encouraged to ask any questions they have.

With every surgery, all patients receive lifetime online support through our support group!  To find our more CLICK HERE to read more about our Support Program!

"3 Months after the surgery my blood pressure was normal, and I was off of the high blood pressure pills. By the end of month 5 my diabetes was GONE! No more pills for that. I am at month seven, and have lost 118 lbs. I feel great. Thanks all." Ryan H.
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Start Your Journey Today

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If diet and exercise have failed to result in the weight loss you need, bariatric surgery by the highly trained surgeons at the Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can help.

When you choose our practice for your weight loss surgery, we will handle all of the details for you, including your lodging and your travel to and from Mexico. You can simply relax and focus on your health and your recovery.

We offer a full range of bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and more. To start your journey towards a healthy weight and a better quality of life, contact us online or call

(818) 949-6911

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Hidalgo has practiced bariatric surgery for nearly 10 years and is proud to lead his team of highly qualified surgeons and provide personalized, life-changing treatment for his patients.

After completing his specialty in general surgery at the Hospital Civil Dr. Antonio Gonzalez Guevara, Dr. Parra joined the Weight Loss Team as the Head of Assisting Bariatric Surgeons.

Dr. Kurt Kasten Paredes completed his education at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 2002. He is a fluent English speaker and serves as an assisting surgeon on our team. 

Together with Dr. Hidalgo, Dr. Ortiz has developed anesthesia techniques to safely and effectively reduce the level of discomfort that patients experience during the procedure and the recovery period.

Dr. Ascencio completed her education at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 2010. She has been a valuable member of our Anesthesiology team and has worked with over 250 patients.

Gerald Witt Jr.
Gerald Witt Jr.

Mr. Witt is our Patient Support Executive Manager with over 19 years of experience in bariatric patient support. He and his team will be there for you every step of your weight loss journey.

Medical Tourism
in Puerto Vallarta

beach in Puerto Vallarta
Experience your post-operative recovery beachside.

Puerto Vallarta is a popular tropical paradise that is directly accessible from many major airports in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to your arrival, our medical tourism team will work with you to secure luxury accommodations at special patient rates. Rather than recovering in your home, you can recover on the beach and fly home within a week of your surgery. Our doctors will carefully guide you through each step of your recovery, visiting you at your hotel and helping you onto your flight back home. 

We proudly work with the best local resorts to ensure a relaxing stay, whether you are traveling alone or with family. The hotels we work with, including the Fiesta Inn, Holiday Inn, and Sunset Plaza, are located conveniently close to the airport and hospital. We can arrange every aspect of your trip from transportation to tourism.

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Why Mexico?

For a variety of reasons, healthcare in Mexico is much more affordable than in the United States or other countries. Because of this, medical tourism in Mexico has become an increasingly popular option, especially for patients seeking bariatric surgery.

Greater affordability does not mean lower quality. In fact, our surgical centers in Puerto Vallarta are ultra-modern, and our surgeons have all received high levels of training at prestigious universities. When all of the costs and benefits are considered, choosing Weight Loss Team for bariatric surgery is an excellent way to make surgical weight loss a fit for your budget.

Highly Reviewed by Patients Worldwide

Our team has helped many patients achieve-life changing results with VIP care at a great value. This quality of service has earned us a 45 percent referral rating and excellent reviews from previous patients.

Katie Pittman

Katie Pittman


At first I was super nervous....Gerald, Dr. Hidalgo were amazing and put me at ease right away. This hospital is beautiful with amazing views! The nurses were great! Even if they don’t understand you, they will get someone that does. My favorite nurse was Brenda, she was hilarious! Whenever I pushed the nurse button, my wait was less then a minute!! I would come back here in a heart beat! The drivers were also great!! I recommend this over and over again! View On Google

Vanessa Van Winkle

Vanessa Van Winkle


Amazing trip, great help and loved that Gerald set up the surgery, hotel and our transportation! Very helpful answering questions once we are back home! Surgery was 3/28/19 and I’m down 35 lbs and still going strong! The Weight Loss Team was half the price, double the care and all with beautiful beach views. I have recommended them to many people who are thinking of weight loss surgery. View On Google

Our Most Popular Procedures

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach and restructuring the digestive system. This reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs, leading to long-term, sustainable weight loss.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the latest innovations in bariatric care. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove a significant portion of stomach tissue to create a sleeve-like stomach structure that holds less food. The reduced appetite and nutrient absorption resulting from sleeve gastrectomy can lead to life-changing weight loss.

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Bariatric Revision Surgery

In some cases, bariatric surgeries need to be revised. If you previously underwent a bariatric surgery but have experienced complications or a plateau in your weight loss, our surgeons in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can perform a revision surgery to help you achieve the healthy results you desire.

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Single incision laparoscopic sleeve surgery (SILS), is an advanced form of the gastric sleeve procedure that allows the surgeon to perform the sleeve gastrectomy through only one small incision in the abdomen. In many cases, our advanced technology at our weight loss center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, allows us to employ this surgical method to minimize recovery times and scarring.

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Our Services

Weight Loss 

Cosmetic Surgery

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic 
  • Breast Surgery
  • Liposuction 
  • Mommy Makeover 
  • Rhinoplasty 
  • Tummy Tuck

Which Procedure
Is Right for You?

If you are ready for bariatric surgery, we encourage you to contact the Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, today.

When you contact us, our team can answer your questions and help you determine the best type of bariatric surgery to meet your needs. By asking questions about your body, lifestyle, and weight loss goals, our bariatric surgeons will be able to recommend the treatment that fits you best.

You can get in touch with our weight loss experts today by contacting us online or calling

(818) 949-6911

"I celebrated my 1 year anniversary this week. I've lost 100lbs and gained an entire life back. I had no confidence, no energy and no self love. I now run 5km min daily, feel amazing and love my life!" Jennifer B.

Advanced Laparoscopic Methods

laparoscopic surgery

Thanks to modern technology, many procedures can be performed with far less scarring and downtime.

Whenever possible, our doctors prefer to perform weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass or gastric sleeve laparoscopically. Unlike traditional open surgery, which involves long incisions and exposing the body's internal organs, laparoscopic surgery is performed by inserting advanced surgical tools and cameras through a few tiny incisions in the abdomen.

The advanced operating rooms at our hospitals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are equipped with sophisticated equipment that allows our doctors to perform laparoscopic bariatric surgery precisely and safely. This approach allows our patients to recover more quickly and with much less scarring.

Maintaining Your Weight Loss

"It has been almost 7 months since I had surgery and I went from being my worst critic to my best critic."

Dr. Hidalgo and his talented team offer a variety of helpful resources to assist you in your weight loss journey. Because nutrition is an important part of ensuring your results, our team can help each patient achieve success by providing guidance regarding your diet. Dr. Hidalgo works with a nutritionist to help set up the pre-op and post-op diet as well as a lifestyle plan that helps you stay on track upon your return home. In addition to hosting online support groups for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, we will gladly meet with you to discuss your progress during a return visit to Puerto Vallarta.

Answers to Your Questions about Weight Loss Surgery

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Invested in Your Success

We believe that what really sets us apart is our level of care we provide for our patients. When you undergo bariatric surgery with the Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, our doctors are invested in your success. They will follow up with you after your procedure and will make sure you are equipped with all of the information, strategies, and support you need to achieve your goals.

If you are ready to receive a high level of personalized care at an affordable price, contact us today by messaging us online or calling

(818) 949-6911

An Amazing Experience

"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hidalgo and his team. The facility was spotless. The nurses were extremely attentive. The patient coordinator is amazing and answered all of my questions prior to surgery & helped with some questions I had even after I returned home. Dr. Hidalgo is great and took his time talking to me the few times I saw him, I never felt rushed.  I could not have asked for a better experience." Tara S. - 5-Star Google Review - 2019

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Puerto Vallarta Office

Av. Francisco Villa 1749
Vallarta Villas
Puerto Vallarta, JALISCO 48300

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