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Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, osteoarthritis, asthma, gallbladder disease, chronic back pain, several types of cancers and cardiovascular disease.

Lack of weight loss surgery insurance coverage is a frequent problem that plays a big roll in a patient’s decision when seeking bariatric surgery.
According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than 28% of Americans aged over 20 suffer from obesity grade 1 and more than 29 million Americans lack health insurance (United States Census 2015) Bariatric surgery in Mexico has become a great opportunity for American and Canadians that need a permanent solutions for obesity.
In the United States, Weight loss surgery cost can run from $20,000 USD to $25,000 USD depending on the procedure (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Several factors help keep the cost of bariatric surgeries to a minimum in Mexico:

  • Real Estate and cost of living is lower in Mexico

  • Medical Education Is Affordable In Mexico

  • Hospital cost in Mexico is lower

  • Staff Wages In Mexico Are Lower

  • Malpractice insurance costs is lower in Mexico

  • Exchange rate

The cost of gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is less than the United States, you can save more than 50% on any gastric sleeve procedure. That’s why Mexico has become a great opportunity for American and Canadians that need a permanent solution for obesity and want to get the most value for the cost.

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4 Steps to Weight Loss with bariatric surgery in Mexico


Research & Consultation

The first step is finding a trustworthy bariatric surgeon in Mexico. Choosing the right bariatric surgeon may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Look for experience, programs, certifications, and reviews. Schedule your phone consultation here


Planning & Travel

It takes time and commitment to plan your bariatric surgery in Mexico. We will help you plan every aspect of your stay: preop and postop care, hotel arrangements, passport requirements, travel arrangements and more. Download our bariatric surgery in Mexico planning guide.



When you arrive, we can pick you up at the airport and take care of all ground transportations. You will meet Dr. Arellano and he will explain all details and solve all your remaining questions regarding bariatric surgery.


Post-Operative Care

We provide post-operative care. Our surgeons, nutritionist, and psychologist will be there to support you and help with all your concerns. We have a precise follow-up method to be sure all our patients have the proper post-operative care. We recommend diet instructions, vitamin and mineral supplements and measure the results they are obtaining

What Bariatric Surgery is best for you

Bariatric surgery procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption

gastric sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve procedure is performed using a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique resulting in smaller scars and pain. Patients experience an average of 50% - 65% excess weight loss in a period of 1 to 5 years after surgery


  • Feel less hungry

  • Feel full sooner after eating

  • Lose up to 60% of their excess weight in the first year

  • Improvement or remission of type 2 diabetes

  • Improve or cure their obesity-related health problems

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

The surgeon makes a small stomach pouch by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of it. When you eat, food goes to the small pouch and bypasses the top of the small intestine. You get full faster and absorb fewer calories and nutrients Patients who have gastric bypass surgery typically lose about 65-80% of their excess body weight.


  • Lose up to 60% of their excess weight in the first year

  • Improve or cure their obesity-related health problems

  • Improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

  • Improvement or remission of type 2 diabetes

  • Helps with diabetes, 80%* of patients show complete remission

  • After 5 years diabetes can be cured. That could mean you need less medication or none at all

Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery

Duodenal Switch

The Duodenal Switch is an excellent operation in the well-selected patients that carries an overall low complication rate. Recommended for patients with a Gastric Sleeve or with Diabetes.
Is very effective. Combinates two surgical techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive.


  • 95% of effectiveness to control diabetes
  • Lose up to 60% of their excess weight in the first year
  • Improvement or remission of type 2 diabetes
  • Keep the weight off over the long-term

No matter what type of bariatric surgery you choose, the first step to healthy weight loss is to make a lifelong commitment to losing weight the right way. Drastic weight loss should never be considered lightly, and it isn’t a quick fix

Frequently asked questions

Where can I have weight loss surgery in Mexico? How long does it take from obesity to "more standard" weight after weight loss surgery? Do you think is safe have a sleeve gastrectomy in the long period? How did your life change after a gastric sleeve operation? How much does bariatric surgery cost?

Why Mexico Bariatric Team is your Best Option?

We care about our patient's health and self-improvement. Weight loss surgery is just the first step in changing your life forever

Dr. Arellano is a Highly-skilled Bariatric Surgeon, President of Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM) with more than 20 years of experience helping Americans and Canadians. Also, is the only Surgeon in Mexico Certifed for Duodenal Switch procedure

Safe and Affordable

24/7 Patient Care

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5-Star Hotel

Nutritional Programs

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Dr. Francisco Arellano - Top Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Juan Arellano is a highly-skilled Bariatric Surgeon and a leader in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery

“Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is a lifesaving and life-changing treatment for severely obese patients who have not had success with traditional, medically supervised weight-loss strategies such as diet modification, exercise, and/or medication. It works by physically restricting the amount of food patients can eat and/or by interrupting the digestive process. It does not remove fatty tissue"