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Bariatrics in Mexico

Weight loss surgery in Mexico is an effective procedure that can help people lose weight by making some changes in the body, specifically in the digestive system. Usually, medical insurance does not cover this type of procedure because it is considered aesthetic, although in many cases, this operation is necessary for health reasons rather than aesthetics.



Unfortunately, many people have to pay for these treatments, which are quite expensive in the United States and cost up to $ 30,000. At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we focus on offering Weight loss surgery in Mexico that will allow you to save up to 80% of the total costs of the operation and obtain the same benefits and results.

It is necessary to know a person's body mass index (BMI) to know if he is overweight. This metric helps bariatric surgeons understand the nutritional status of patients; depending on the height and weight of the people, and when it is calculated, it will indicate if the person is underweight (18.5), is within the established ranges (18.5 -24.9), or if the person is overweight (25-29.9) or obese (30+).

This index is the first step to knowing any person's nutritional and health status. In recent years, obesity has been a constant concern in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as the percentage of people suffering from obesity has increased, causing much of the population to suffer from obesity-related health problems.

Candidates for surgery

Not all patients qualify to be candidates for bariatric surgery. Why? The specialists at our Mexico Bariatric Center evaluate those physically, emotionally, and psychologically prepared for this great change in their lives. These are some factors to consider:

  • The body mass index should be in the range of 30 to 40, depending on the surgery. If this limit is exceeded, there are some factors to consider. For example, your doctor may ask you to lose weight before surgery and be within a suitable range to reduce the risks.
  • People with obesity who suffer from comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, joint pain, and others can qualify for bariatric surgery. Of course, before scheduling the surgery, your doctor will make sure they are kept under control.
  • Are you willing to make permanent changes? Then this surgery is for you. Since surgery is not a miracle cure, you need to integrate new consistent eating and exercise habits into your life. If you want definitive results, you must be willing to have new habits for life.
  • o not use tobacco or other harmful substances. People who consume any of these substances cannot be considered for weight-loss surgery as they increase the risks in the procedure and can hinder the recovery process. Therefore, it is recommended to suspend its consumption before surgery and sometime after it.

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery in Mexico is also known as bariatric surgery. There are several types of bariatric surgeries. Their differences lie in the various surgical techniques performed, but with the same objective: to facilitate weight loss in those who suffer from obesity.

Each patient's specific characteristics and expectations are evaluated to know which one to choose. At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we are experts in delivering an incredibly high success rate in two of the most recommended surgeries:

  • Gastric bypass Mexico
    It is the most common method in bariatric surgery. It creates a small pouch from the stomach and then connects it directly to the small intestine. In this way, the digestive cycle is altered, and malabsorption is created. Thus, it prevents the intestine from absorbing fats and sugars in large quantities. With this technique, patients lose more weight in less time. Although it is more invasive, the weight loss is remarkably quick.
  • Gastric sleeve Mexico
    In this procedure, up to 85% of the stomach is reduced, which provides the opportunity to reduce food portions dramatically. It is a less invasive surgery. No modification is made in the digestive process. Rather, it is a restrictive method since it regulates the hunger hormone. You can lose your excess body weight within 12 to 18 months.


*Individual results may vary

Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alberto Michel

Weight-Loss Surgery



Weight loss surgery process

You may have been trying to cope with being overweight for years. But weight loss surgery in Mexico may be just what you are looking for to lose weight quickly and safely. Today you can fill out a contact form and schedule your first consultation. In it, a health professional will evaluate your clinical status and indicate if you are a potential candidate for this surgery.

If you qualify for any of these surgeries, your doctor will explain in detail which Weight loss surgery in Mexico is ideal for you, answer your questions, and help you understand the risks involved. Some parts of the process of these surgeries are the following:

Before Weight loss surgery in Mexico

As a first step, you will receive instructions on preparing before your surgery date. You will also carry out the lab tests and the corresponding exams. You may start on a new diet and fitness plan sooner, as well as specific restrictions.

You can plan your recovery and mentally prepare for a fresh start during this time.

How is the surgery process?

Once the date of your surgery arrives, preoperative studies will be carried out to ensure that your health is optimal. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and laparoscopically. This modern surgical technique allows the incisions to be smaller and your recovery to be shorter. This procedure can take between 2 and 4 hours.

Patients typically spend between 24 and 48 hours in the hospital for recovery. During this time, the first results of the surgery are evaluated, and recommendations are made on the care for the first few days. During this time, you will not be allowed to eat food so that the digestive system can heal.

After weight loss surgery

For the first few days after weight loss surgery in Mexico, you will begin a liquid-based diet and receive specific instructions on progressively reintroducing other foods. Additionally, you will learn healthy ways of eating and the portions of each meal. Bariatric patients also accompany their diet with vitamin and mineral supplements.

Although you should avoid rigorous physical activity for the first few weeks, patients can generally return to some daily activities or work after one week. Your doctor can schedule later appointments to monitor your progress and help you during the first few months.

Results of surgery

There may indeed be ups and downs in the process, but those who are constant and follow the indicated recommendations manage to lose all or almost all the weight they need and more. The final results of weight loss are obtained between 12 and 18 months.

In most cases, patients experience incredible improvement in diseases related to being overweight. If you notice that you are not losing weight as you should or have health complications, you should see your doctor immediately. He will assess your condition and, if necessary, perhaps perform revision surgery.

Start today

At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we want to see you well. We know that weight loss surgery offers you the hope of a better quality of life beyond the aesthetic benefit. Take control of your life and start a significant change in your life today.

To experience the extraordinary results that come from weight loss surgery in Mexico, simply follow the steps on this site or contact us at (858) 779 2552. You can also email us at Let us be with you every step of the way to achieve your goals successfully.

What are some risks of weight-loss surgery?

All surgeries carry some degree of risks, including weight loss surgery in Mexico. Below, we will take a closer look at some of the risks or side-effects of these procedures that have immense benefits rather than negative effects. Yet, by considering them, we can minimize them and increase their positive results.:

  • Effects after eating. - If you eat too quickly or in substantial amounts after surgery, you may experience gastric reflux, stomach pain, as well as nausea, or vomiting, especially after eating foods with high sugar or fat content.
  • Weight regain. - After a weight loss procedure, the patient must continue with healthy eating habits. In addition, you must distribute your meals well during the hours of the day and avoid emotional eating. Otherwise, you can start to gain weight again.
  • Dumping Syndrome. – This effect occurs when food moves too quickly through the stomach and intestines. Particularly, after undergoing gastric bypass Mexico, some patients suffer from dumping syndrome, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, or sweating. Therefore, the patient should avoid eating foods high in sugar or fat so that the body can get used to the new way of digesting food.
  • Poor nutrition after weight loss surgery. – Due to the malabsorption method that produces weight loss, the body may not absorb all the minerals and nutrients. Thus, patients must stick to a regimen of eating supplements and nutrients in the long term.

On the other hand, there are rare and severe cases in some patients after weight loss surgery, such as:

  • Bleeding
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Infection near cuts
  • Blood clot in the legs or lungs

Although some patients experience latent risks such as those mentioned above, patients who seek the help of our Health & Wellness experts avoid or minimize any risks thanks to the renowned world-class bariatric surgeon in Tijuana. These specialists are not only the best trained for these procedures, but they will also guide you and give you all the necessary instructions, precautions, and guidelines every step of the way.

Benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh by far any risks

Losing weight improves not only your physical appearance but also the diseases associated with obesity. For example, 90% of patients who undergo weight loss surgery experienced significant changes in their body, either by curing or improving sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and similar chronic conditions. Plus, it significantly reduces the risks of developing cancer and mental disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's.

Another benefit of bariatric surgery is increased self-esteem, both for having managed to eliminate excess weight and having a slim and radiant figure. Thanks to a strong self-esteem, the patient can enjoy a much healthier, more relaxed, and satisfying life, both in the short and long term.

In turn, weight loss after weight loss surgery in Mexico has a direct impact on the patient's quality of life and social interaction. This is greatly beneficial because disorders such as depression or anxiety are reduced, problems that are so common in people when overweight.

After weight loss surgery, food portions are reduced, and their nutritional value increases, which will come in handy because it will help you continue losing weight gradually in a few months; this is perhaps one of the greatest advantages of bariatric surgery.

Without a doubt, there are innumerable benefits after a bariatric procedure, so enjoying them is in your hands. Just reach out to our Health & Wellness experts, and we will show you in detail what other advantages you can experience.



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How much weight can be lost after bariatric surgery in Mexico?

This process varies between each patient, but above all, it will depend on gender, age, medical history, and habits. Similarly, the results will be primarily based on the patient's commitment to his surgery, lifestyle, and eating habits that the patient makes after the operation.

The interesting thing about weight loss surgery in Mexico is that it reduces 10 to 20% of the body weight during the first month. In addition, at three months, you can lose around 40% of your weight, and at approximately six months, you can lose 60% of the excess weight in your body, which will make you feel lighter and more satisfied with yourself.

In general, most patients lose between 80 and 100% of their excess weight during the first year and a half. Of course, this is very beneficial for those people who are obese and want to change their lifestyle quickly and effectively.

What is the success rate after weight loss surgery?

The success of weight loss surgery will depend on the individual and the technique used by your bariatric surgeon in Tijuana. Typically, a significant win is considered when the patient loses 60-80% of his excess body weight.

However, no procedure guarantees a 100% successful result. Still, weight-loss surgery is successful in the early years; Therefore, if you want to continue with optimal and permanent results, it will be essential that you follow your specialist's recommendations so that your body always looks in perfect condition.

It should be noted that the success of weight loss surgery in Mexico will be based on the lifestyle you lead. For this reason, we advise you to follow the routine set by the specialists. They will determine which diet is the best for each patient. In a short time, the patient will be able to eat all kinds of food again, controlling the amounts and balancing them, which will indicate that his surgery was completed successfully.

Start the change today!

At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we want to see you thriving and healthy. We know that weight loss surgery offers you the hope of a better quality of life beyond cosmetic benefits. Take control of your life and start a meaningful change in your life today.

To experience the extraordinary results that come from weight loss surgery in Mexico, simply follow the steps on this site or contact us at (858) 779 2552. You can also email us at Let us be with you every step of the way to achieve your health and weight goals successfully!

Know the packages we have for you

At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we make healthcare a wonderful experience. Thanks to medical tourism Mexico, we offer patients from all over the world the opportunity to have first-class medical care like the rich and famous get with the comforts of a vacation. How is such an experience possible?

Our packages include world-class facilities, personalized service, immediate attention, and the best specialists and surgeons with the highest credentials. Our all-inclusive packages include the following:

  • Local and airport transportation
  • Accommodation in a luxury hotel
  • Preoperative tests
  • Surgeon's and anesthesiologist's fee
  • Cost of medical supplies for the procedure
  • Postoperative medication
  • Periodic monitoring
  • And much more…

Heart disease and stroke

Extra weight usually makes people have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a substance that is very similar to fat, and the body needs it to produce hormones, vitamin D and other elements that are essential for the proper functioning of the body. However, when there is excess cholesterol in the blood, it can narrow or harden the arteries, which can be dangerous for one’s health, causing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death. This disease includes coronary, cerebrovascular disease or peripheral arterial disease that causes severe pain in the legs.

Some of the causes that can cause elevated cholesterol are:

  • Hereditary: Sometimes the body makes more cholesterol, while the body does not eliminate it as quickly (genes)
  • Age and sex: Cholesterol in men is usually higher before age 50, while for women tends to rise in menopause
  • Overweight: Having a weight higher than recommended will cause triglycerides and cholesterol in your body to increase. By losing weight, you can lower your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL Cholesterol
  • Diet: Consume saturated fat that is present in foods of animal origin and some oils, consume "trans" fatty acids and cholesterol that comes from foods of animal origin

The good news is that losing a small amount of weight can reduce your chances of developing heart disease or a stroke. Losing 5%-10% of your weight is proven to lower the probability of developing these diseases.

Type 2 diabetes

Most people with this disease are overweight or obese. Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose. The pancreas is responsible for creating a hormone that transforms fructose into energy. People with this disease produce this hormone, although their body does not use it as it should, and sometimes the pancreas can no longer continue producing it and blood sugar begins to increase. Sometimes this disease can go unnoticed, so we want to share some of the symptoms that can occur are: being very thirsty and irritable, peeing a lot, blurry vision, feeling tired, wounds that do not heal, yeast infections, and tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.


Obesity increases the possibility of suffering from some types of cancer since having excessive fat tissue can produce an excess of estrogen that can cause tumors of the breast, endometrium, among others. Also, people who suffer from obesity usually have increased levels of this hormone that can cause tumors because obesity produces a state of inflammation and chronic oxidative stress. Likewise, fat cells produce hormones that can stimulate or inhibit the growth of cells.

Low levels of physical activity, poor dietary habits such as small fiber intake, high consumption of saturated fats and refined carbohydrates means that a large part of the population does not maintain a BMI of less than 25 during their lifetime, making them more prone to suffer cancer during his adult life.

Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a frequent and severe disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops for 10 seconds or more during sleep. Some of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are loud snoring and repeated nighttime awakenings followed by excessive daytime sleepiness. This disorder is more common in people with excess weight and obesity, which is associated with a soft tissue of the mouth and throat. During sleep, when throat and tongue are more relaxed, this soft tissue can cause the airway to become blocked, among other factors. This disorder can lead to dangerous complications, such as cardiovascular disease, accidents, and premature death. Weight loss can improve sleep apnea, and weight loss surgery is associated with an 85% success rate considerably reducing the symptoms of this disorder.

You are a candidate for a weight loss surgery in Mexico if your body mass index is over 30, you have a serious weight-related health problem, and you are between 15 to 54 years old.

What results can I expect from a weight loss surgery in Mexico?

Extra weight usually makes people have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a substance that is very similar to fat, and the body needs it to produce hormones, vitamin D and other elements that are essential for the proper functioning of the body. However, when there is excess cholesterol in the blood, it can narrow or harden the arteries, which can be dangerous for one’s health, causing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death. This disease includes coronary, cerebrovascular disease or peripheral arterial disease that causes severe pain in the legs.

  • Significant and long-term weight loss
  • Improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight such as sleep apnea, heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, stroke, gallbladder disease, gout, cancer, asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, among others
  • The amount of weight you can lose will depend on the surgery and changes in your lifestyle, but you can lose half, or even more, of your excess weight within two years
  • Improve the quality of life

The good news is that losing a small amount of weight can reduce your chances of Increase your self-esteem

Performing surgery to lose weight in Mexico has a large number of benefits. For example, the prices are lower because the salaries, materials and other costs are less expensive in Mexico, which allows the prices to be more competitive and at the same time you will have the attention of specialized and certified doctors.

Our team of doctors is made up of committed, talented and experienced professionals. Our bariatric surgeons are fully accredited, they were trained in prestigious medical institutions, and they conduct medical research, publications, and also participate in conferences that allow them to continue to learn about the latest treatments and technologies. Also, our doctors are active members of the Academic Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; and in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Finally, our surgeons have proven track record of success and board certified.

Our packages are complete, so you only have to worry about packing your suitcase and seeing us at the airport. Sometimes visiting a new country can be a bit stressful and more so if you do not speak the language. For this reason, our packages include the attention since you arrive at the airport to make this process easier. Our doctors speak English so you can express all your concerns or fears that you might have; they are empathetic people who will guide you throughout the process so that you feel accompanied and calm. Besides, we include psychological evaluations since sometimes losing large amounts of weight can be a shock for some people so you will not be alone and you will have a whole team of professionals supporting you.

The process does not end when you leave the hospital or clinic, we are committed to our patients so we will continue with the post-operative consultations that can be by phone, Skype or via Go-To-Meeting so we can see your progress, and you can share your doubts and feelings that will allow us to give you a complete follow-up. Finally, we want this change to be long term and that you can enjoy a better quality of life so we will also share with you a plan so that you can reach or maintain your weight and meet the weight goals in the short, medium and long term.

Our prices includes: airport pick-up and drop-off, on-site transportation, pre-operative tests, all treatment related materials, surgeon's and anesthesiologist fee, personalized counseling and support during the process, psychological and physical evaluations before and after surgery, short-term and long-term nutritional and diet plan, post-operative consultations and a program to maintain weight-loss goals.

At Health & Wellness Bazaar we are committed to the health and satisfaction of our patients. Start a new life where you feel happy and full of energy so that you can achieve all your dreams in the company of your loved ones.

Bariatric Surgery Made Easy

Undergoing weight-loss surgery with our doctors is as easy as booking a vacation through a high-end concierge service. Our Physician Advisory Committee has already done all the vetting and credentialing of our physicians so you don’t have to worry about verifying the training and experience of any doctor, with us you only have to focus on where you would like to travel for surgery and we take care of the rest.

At Health & Wellness Bazaar we have developed a patient-centric approach to medicine and our experienced team is here to guide you every step of the way. From start to finish you will be in constant communication with your Care Manager and Patient Coordinator to assist you in anything you may need.

Below are the simple steps to undergo a plastic surgery procedure with our physicians:

  • Speak to one of our Care Managers to understand your wishes and desires
  • Fill out our Medical Questionnaire
  • Submit photos through our HIPAA compliant portal
  • Within 24 hours our plastic surgeons will review your case to provide a professional recommendation and pre-approve you for surgery
  • Your Care Manager will contact you to go over your treatment options and pricing
  • Book a surgery date with a $500 USD deposit
  • Our Patient Coordinators will help with your travel arrangements
  • Travel to one of our destinations for surgery
  • Return home and our Patient Coordinators will monitor your recovery

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