Why it is important to find the right surgeon for Weight Loss Surgery By Juan Hidalgo on August 19, 2019

weight loss surgery in mexicoWeight Loss Surgery in Mexico is one of the most popular surgeries taking place anywhere in the world and are surgeries that are performed by Bariatric surgeons who are doctors who specialize in helping patients lose weight, they treat obesity and related disorders. The word ‘bariatric’ is derived from the ancient Greek root ‘baro’, meaning heavy or large.

Having your weight loss surgery in Mexico is the best method for treating obesity and its comorbidities if the patient has a body mass index (BMI) over 30. There are different types of bariatric surgery for patients with different needs for weight loss, for example, if your BMI (Body Mass) is under 45 a gastric sleeve surgery or VSG is usually sufficient to help the patient achieve their weight loss goals whereas if the patient has a BMI over 45 then the patient may need a full gastric bypass.  There are other surgeries available as well such as a mini-gastric bypass, or even a duodenal switch depending on the specific needs or amount of weight each patient may want or need to lose. All of these surgeries affect your digestive system, so, before proceeding, it is important to understand how the operations work, and what to expect from the particular surgery you choose.

Once you have considered all the aspects and made the decision that it is time to move forward with Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico, choosing the right surgeon may be the most important factor to achieve your weight loss and personal health goals.

When you decide to see a bariatric surgeon, it is very important to get referrals, take the time to research the doctor’s credentials and experience; consider the quality of care at the hospital where the surgeon treats his patients and evaluate his communication style that is, choose a weight loss surgeon whom you are comfortable talking and who supports your information needs. It will be also important to review his patient satisfaction surveys and know what other people have to say about their surgery experience under his or her care.

Dr. Hidalgo who is located in Puerto Vallarta Mexico is one of the most highly trained, trusted bariatric surgeons in Mexico, who specializes in using minimally invasive surgery techniques to perform weight loss surgery that provides for a faster and superior recovery for his patients. Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo has years of extensive experience treating obesity, helping each and every one of his patients achieve the best possible results and goal weight, with the patient's help of course. Dr. Hidalgo has performed thousands of successful bariatric surgeries, including weight loss surgery in Mexico on patients who are not considered candidates at other practices, due to extremely high BMI’s (up to 80) revision surgery type, or many other reasons that lesser qualified bariatric doctors choose not to help these patients in need. He and his team of surgeons have received specialized training in bariatrics and laparoscopic procedures and he is one of the only doctors in Puerto Vallarta that performs the Single Incision Gastric Sleeve Surgery. His exceptional technical skill in a number of modalities allows for him to meet a wide array of patient’s need.


Dr. Hidalgo has practiced Bariatric Surgery for nearly ten years and is proud to lead his team of highly surgeons and provide personalized, life-changing surgery for his patients.

Of course, Weight Loss Team, and its staff of experts will be more than ready to guide you through your Weight Loss Surgery as well any revision surgery options you may need if you are not satisfied with your weight loss results. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.


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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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