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Location Map : Guadalajara, Mexico
Years of Experience : 15 Years
Languages(s) : English, Spanish
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Dr. Jose Castaneda

Dr. José Castañeda is a pioneer and innovator in laparoscopic surgery and for the past 15 years he has specialized in obesity and metabolic disorders. In 2016, Dr. Castañeda successfully operated on the most obese man of the world weighing 1,311 lbs. and the patient is evolving positively having lost 550 lbs. to date. Dr. José Castañeda attended one of the most prestigious medical institutes for laparoscopic surgery and learned from Dr. Carlos Ballesta, one of the pioneers and most notable professors in the field of obesity, in Barcelona, Spain.

Because of his success and the immense need for a high-quality bariatric clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico, Dr. Castañeda founded Gastric Bypass Mexico where he has performed over 9,000 surgeries on patients from all over the world. His professional team is composed of Board-Certified Doctors and experts in Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopy; as well as Nutritionists, Psychologists and Physical Therapists. Dr. José Castañeda performs all bariatric procedures in private hospitals, using leading technology and following the highest safety and hygiene standards. He specializes in Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, SADI-S, Ileal Transposition and Duodenal Switch, considered one of the most effective surgeries for people suffering from morbid obesity with a BMI greater than 50.

Dr. Castañeda understands that surgery is just the first step toward a desired goal and his program includes nutritional coaching, exercise and physical therapy plans, and psychological support to ensure your goals are achieved.

Medical Education:
  • University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1994 – 2000
  • Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico: General Surgery Residency, 2000 – 2005
  • Hospital Torre Médica, Mexico City, Mexico, 2005 – 2006: Fellowship in Bariatric Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
  • Ethicon Institute of Endosurgery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008: Bariatric Initiative for Latin America
Medical Association Memberships
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
Awards & Achievements :
  • Summa Cum Laude: University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico: Medical Degree
  • Vice President: Mexican College of Surgeons
  • Vice President: Mexican Association for General Surgery
Hospital: Jardines Hospital

Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass The gastric bypass has been seen as the gold standard of bariatric surgery for more than 30 years. The surgery is very safe: it’s no riskier than any minor out-patient surgery like gallbladder surgery. The gastric bypass is a very powerful tool to help you reach your weight loss goals, but it is not a magical cure. Most patients lose 65-90% of their unhealthy body weight over about

Price: $5460 USD

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Gastric Sleeve surgery, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve, gastric sleeve resection and tube gastrectomy, is a newer type of weight loss surgery, where approximately 85% of the stomach is removed. This morphs the stomach into a new, tube-like shape resembling a "sleeve". The operation is done via laparoscope, utilizing tiny incisions around the abdominal area, avoiding

Price: $4770 USD


  • Liane Wenckowski

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Alberta, Canada
My name is Liane Wenckowski i am from Alberta, Canada. I was a patient of Dr Castaneda. It has been almost 2 yrs from my laparosopic sleeve. I have lost 102 lbs. and my current weight is 148 lbs. I am doing great and my self confidence is through the roof. I had a great experience with this medical team. Even after arriving home I was able to contact Dr Castaneda when I had some questions. He was wonderful!


Name : Jose Castaneda

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