All about weight loss surgery in Mexico By Gerald Witt on November 10, 2020

Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico or anywhere else in the world is a medical procedure that helps people who have severe obesity lose weight by making changes to their digestive system. Weight loss surgery is a big step for a patient’s weight-loss journey which could be considered as a new beginning. The reason for this is because the patient will have long-term results that benefit their health and weight with good aftercare and moderate lifestyle changes.  This article will let you know all about weight loss surgery in Mexico.

Nowadays, every year, more and more people decide to travel to Mexico to have weight loss surgery. Mexico has become the number one medical vacation destination for weight loss surgery.  The biggest concern for some patients might be surgeons' qualifications and skills. That said, in recent years, Mexico has become the leading destination for Medical Tourism and Mexican Bariatric surgeons have performed weight loss surgery for many more years than their counterparts in the USA and Canada.  When it comes to the Gastric Sleeve surgery, the Mexican surgeons have years more training and experience as Mexico started performing the Gastric Sleeve surgery about 8 years prior to the doctors in the United States that were for years placing lapband instead of the more advanced and successful Gastric Sleeve. The skill and experience of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico have been the most important factor in thousands of patients each year choosing to travel to Mexico for weight loss surgery and most with successful results. There are very qualified and talented surgeons in Mexico, and one of the foremost surgeons is located in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  Dr. Hidalgo who operates out of his surgery center Weight Loss Team located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and the CMQ Riviera Nayarit Hospital, offers medical care quality that is superior to many offices in the USA and Canada, and he is now performing more weight loss surgeries than any other doctor in the city. Medical services in Mexico are safe and of a very high quality assuring complete privacy and confidentiality.  Combine that with State of the Art hospitals like the CMQ Riviera Nayarit hospital and the patient receives better care and a better price than having surgery at home.  In Puerto Vallarta for example weight loss surgery starts at $4200usd for the Gastric Sleeve, making a medical vacation and surgery very affordable for most patients.

It is important to mention that Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico is less expensive than the US or Canada that is, a savings of about 60 % to 70 %. All while not cutting any corners and providing top-notch care. An overwhelming number of obese people cannot afford these kinds of treatments at home, so, medical tourism in Mexico for weight-loss surgeries has emerged as a safe and affordable alternative. The benefits of low-cost weight loss surgery in Mexico is nothing less than world-class with impeccable facilities and infrastructure.

Mexico offers patients beautiful touristic places with weight loss packages all-inclusive such as Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, Nuevo Laredo, Cancun among others. With these alternatives, patients will make a real vacation out of the medical procedure.

Another important aspect to look at while choosing a weight loss specialist in Mexico is the privilege of performing procedures at the leading hospitals. There are obviously high-quality hospitals with modern and clean facilities, fully equipped intensive care, and critical unit in Mexico certified by the Mexican government.  One of the best in Mexico is the CMQ Riviera Nayarit hospital located in Puerto Vallarta.  Designed after some of the finest hospitals in Europe this is truly a gem of a hospital located only 2 hours flying from the USA.

There are a number of different types of weight-loss surgeries in Mexico. Each procedure is unique in terms of procedure, costs and expected benefits. The following are the most requested weight loss surgery options in Mexico:

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Lap band Surgery
  • Bypass Revision Surgery


Mexico is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations for obese people who seek affordable and safe weight loss surgery with qualified hospital facilities and top board-certified surgeons.  If you are considering weight loss surgery in Mexico, make the choice to do your surgery, you will not be disappointed.


For more information regarding Clinics/ Hospitals and Weight Loss Options mentioned in this article:

Weight Loss Team – Bariatric Clinic of Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo



Telephone: Toll free 1(800) 404-9064 or + 1(818) 949-6911

The Weight Loss Team Staff

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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