Safest Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

+ 200,000 patients travel to Mexico yearly for Health Care.

Bariatric surgery in Mexico has become a great and safe opportunity for patients that need a permanent solution for obesity.

More and more patients have increasingly turned to weight loss surgery to help them lose weight and decrease health problems. Fortunately, bariatric surgery has become extraordinarily safe with extremely low complication and mortality rates.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, being obese elevates your risk of many health problems. As a result of these health problems, the obese spend 42% more on medical care and 77% more on drugs than people of healthy girths, studies have found.


Overweight and obesity increase the risk of health problems including:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Chronic back pain
  • Several types of cancers
  • Cardiovascular disease

Am I overweight or obese?

The most common way to measure whether you are overweight or obese is body mass index.

  • If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
  • If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

BMI can be used as a screening tool but is not a complete diagnostic. A trained healthcare provider should evaluate patient health status and risks.

Fill out this form for an evaluation by Dr. Arellano. Learn if you are a candidate for Weight Loss Surgery.

The number of people with obesity is increasing in the United States.

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).

Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

Obesity and 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.

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).

Most insurance companies, in order to cover bariatric surgery, require obese patients to spend several months on a supervised strict weight loss diet prior to approving coverage of bariatric surgery.

Having Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

It’s been estimated that 200,000 to 1.1 million patients travel to Mexico yearly for Health Care. Bariatric surgery in Mexico has become a great and safe opportunity for American and Canadians that need a permanent solution for obesity.

Patients save thousands of dollars having Weight loss surgery in Mexico. The price depends on the weight loss surgery the patient needs. But the savings can go up to 70%.

Most important than saving money is safety. The key to a safe bariatric surgery in Mexico is finding a trustworthy certified bariatric surgeon that will perform an outstanding surgery and reduce risks to a minimum.

Also, a Certified Hospital and postoperative care are important to have a safe weight loss surgery in Mexico and obtain the best outcome
Becoming a certified bariatric surgeon in Mexico

Becoming a certified bariatric surgeon in Mexico takes a lot of effort, experience and years of study.

  • General Doctor
  • General Surgeon
  • Bariatric Surgeon

Why Weight loss Surgery in Mexico less expensive

I’m sure you have heard many myths and stories why Bariatric Surgery is less expensive in Mexico.

Low wages, less student debt, lower cost of living are some reasons why is possible to have a high quality and less expensive bariatric surgery in Mexico.

Be sure you have a certified Surgeon, High-Quality Materials and Top Certified Hospital

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

4 Tips to SAFE Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

1. Research

Do your research.

Choosing the right bariatric surgeon may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.

Look for experience, programs, certifications, and reviews.

Learn about Dr. Juan Arellano. Resume, experience and certifications.

2. Planning

Take your time.

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.
See how many days you need for your weight loss surgery

3. Surgery

Don’t be nervous.

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

4. Post Care

Be discipline, we’ll help you.

Post-operative care is very important. 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 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

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 Surgery

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

Dr. Juan Francisco Arellano Ramos – Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico.

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

Medical License, Certificates & Studies.

  • Postgraduate Degree in Bariatric Surgery. Santiago, Chile.
  • Specialty in Surgery and Laparoscopy – Centro Médico Nacional del Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • General Surgery and Obstetrician – Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico.
  • Board Certified in General Surgery

Professional Memberships & Associations.

  • Past President Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) Latin America.
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) USA.
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
  • National Federation of Colleges and Associates of Specialist in General Surgery.
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
  • School of General Surgeons of Mexicali.

Best way to get a safe Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

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

Having an outstanding certified bariatric surgeon like Dr Arellano and a top certified hospital are key for a successful bariatric surgery in Mexico. Nevertheless, It is understandable to be nervous about having a weight loss surgery in a foreign country. That is why we offer outstanding service to guarantee our patients safety at all moments.

All Weight Loss Programs include:
24/7 Patient Care
Airport Shuttle Service
5-Star Hotel
Pre-ops test
Nutritional Programs


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Call us at: (760) 932-4595

Calle C #148 Suite 201, Colonia Nueva

Especialidades Almater, Mexicali, B.C.