Weight Loss Team

Life-Changing Weight Loss 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 facilitate your stay at centrally located ocean-view hotels and can secure special rates for patients.

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-centered setting. We perform all bariatric procedures at two of the finest hospitals in Mexico- the CMQ Premiere and CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital, our world-class, state-of-the-art hospitals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Both hospitals are home to multiple, fully-equipped operating rooms and advanced imaging technology. This capacity allows us to schedule and complete your surgery efficiently so that you do not have to visit multiple facilities. 

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.

Before, During, and After Bariatric Surgery

Upon arriving at Weight Loss Team, Bariatric Center in Puerto Vallarta, every patient is greeted and escorted to their room. Next, they will meet with Dr. Juan Hidalgo and the anesthesia team to discuss their bariatric surgery procedure and ask any questions.

"The entire weight loss team and Dr. Hidalgo were fantastic at giving me crazy amounts of information and were very quick at answering my questions." Ryan H.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Hidalgo has practiced bariatric surgery for nearly ten years and is proud to lead his team of highly qualified surgeons and provide personalized, life-changing surgery 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. 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 reduce the level of discomfort that patients experience during surgery and recovery.

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.

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 both pre-op as well as for long term support post weight loss surgery.

Medical Tourism 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 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 high quality 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.

Learn More about Medical Tourism

Our Most Popular Procedures

Our Services

Weight Loss 

Cosmetic Surgery

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

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 and help with nutritional questions. 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

Patient Resources & Financing

LightStream Financing

When you are a U.S. citizen with good credit, the refreshingly simple LightStream loan offers:
- Loan amounts from $5,000 to $100,000
- No collateral requirements
- No down payments
- When you are approved, proceeds are deposited directly into your account, so you can pay the cash discounted price here in Mexico.
(Please note, we may receive a referral fee from LightStream through this link.)
All loans are subject to credit approval by LightStream.
© 2018 SunTrust Banks, Inc. All rights reserved. LightStream and SunTrust are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Lending services provided by SunTrust Bank, member FDIC.

United Medical Credit

For Patients In The United States
Thousands of patients have trusted United Medical Credit to secure affordable payment plans for their procedures. United Medical Credit can do the same for you.


For Patients In Canada
Medicard’s financing program ensures that you don't delay your treatment due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms. Fill our Financing Application Form.

Patient Testimonials

We have helped many patients transform their lives through bariatric surgery. Read what previous patients have to say about their surgery experience at our hospital.

Book Your Surgery

If you are prepared to make a change in your life, we make it easy to book your surgery online and can help you coordinate your stay from start to finish.

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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.

Dayna B.

Dayna B.

September 2017

The doctors and nurses were amazing.  Everyone was very kind and helpful.  I was very happily surprised by the hospital.  It was updated and super clean. Dr. Hidalgo put all my fears to rest.  Great doctor!!  Thank you!
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Diane S.

Diane S.

March 2017

Dr. Hidalgo was professional, had a great bedside manner, answered all of my questions and even came to the resort to remove my staples the night before I left Mexico. He found that I had a hiatal hernia while I was under and repaired it. It was the best hospital experience that I've ever had. I would recommend the Weight Loss Team in a heartbeat. View On Facebook

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Puerto Vallarta Office

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

Open Today 10:00am - 2:00pm

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