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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


Jardines Hospital

Location : Guadalajara, Mexico
Years of Experience : 15 Years years
Languages : English, Spanish


Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass

For those who had believed that achieving a slim and healthy appearance, with a body mass index adjusted to their size, was a titanic task, impossible to achieve, even after having tried most of all types of rigorous diets and exercises, the bypass gastric is the fastest, safest and most effective solution offered by the medical profession currently. This procedure is...

Price: $5790 USD

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric sleeve A gastric sleeve or gastrectomy is a procedure which aims for helping overweight patients to lose a significant amount of weight. It consists of removing about 85 percent of the stomach, transforming it into a new tube shape resembling a sleeve. The procedure is performed laparoscopically, this...

Price: $4790 USD

Gastric Balloon

Obesity rates continue to rise among adults and children in  North America causing physical, metabolic and psychological health problems.  Gastric Balloon is an ideal Bariatric technique for patients with extra weight who need the help and look for a minimally invasive procedure and the best part? With our network of elite board-certified physicians, undergoing...

Price: $2690 USD

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