How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico Cost? By Juan Hidalgo on January 31, 2019


You may be surprised to hear that bariatric surgery in Mexico is about 65% more affordable than weight loss surgery in the United States, or self-pay in Canada, and you might wonder: Why is that? This is one of the questions we hear frequently from our patients and we want to dispel some of the myths that are out there and give you peace of mind about your upcoming decisions.

We know that choosing a location and a surgeon for your life changing procedure are choices that can take months of research and planning. At Weight Loss Team, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo wants to help you make the right decision for your health and your future.

The Perfect Location for Weight Loss Surgery

Many people choose Mexico for the pleasant climate and the laid-back vacation atmosphere of, what is quickly becoming a buzzword in our industry, Medical Tourism.  Succesful patients from around the world are spreading the news about our state of the art facilities, board certified surgeon: Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo, as well as the breathtaking beaches that our resort town offers travelers. Vallarta has even been coined, “The friendliest city in Mexico.”  

Puerto Vallarta is one of the leading destinations for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico because the city has an international airport and is far from the dangers of the border towns near the United States and Mexico border. There is no need to ride in an uncomfortably hot van, waiting for hours to cross the border traffic, when trying to go home from your surgery in Tijuana or any other border town - Puerto Vallarta has cheap flights from most cities in the United States, Canada and even Europe.

Dr. Hidalgo - Bariatric Surgeon

We know one of the biggest unsaid concerns that people have about weight loss surgery in Mexico is: How skilled are the doctors?

Our surgeon at Weight Loss Team, Dr. Hidalgo, is one of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico with outstanding success stories from his patients. He is a highly trained and trusted surgeon who specializes in using minimally invasive weight loss surgery techniques to ensure a fast recovery for his patients.

Dr. Hidalgo has years of experience in treating obesity, helping patients who suffer from this illness, and helping each client achieve their specific weight loss goals. He has performed thousands of successful Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries, read more about his education and awards, or call us toll free today and our bilingual, professional staff can answer your questions! 1 (800) 404-9064 

Why is it cheaper in Mexico?

There are many reasons that surgery is cheaper in Mexico. For one, the cost of living is lower in Mexico and wages are also considerably lower than the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Hidalgo is also able to purchase the same state of the art equipment and medical supplies from Johnson & Johnson at a lower cost due to the number of surgeries that he performs.

We know that insurance doesn’t always cover this surgery, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably considering paying out of pocket for this life-saving procedure. Here is a basic range of what to budget for when planning your expenses.

The average cost of bariatric surgery in Mexico:

            •           Gastric sleeve – $4,000 to $9,000

            •           Gastric bypass – $6,500 to $11,000

With ever increasing health care prices, and more and more out-of-pocket expenses, now is the perfect time to consider bariatric surgery in Puerto Vallarta.


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The Weight Loss Team

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Experienced Surgeons
  • Multiple Surgical Options
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Methods
  • Affordable Care
  • Life-Changing Results

If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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