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Safe, Affordable Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico - Tijuana Bariatric Center

Real People, Real Stories, Real Change

When you choose Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will have access to our preferred surgeon, Dr. Fernando Garcia Govia and staff. Dr. Garcia is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Mexico. We also offer you cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical techniques, and a caring support staff committed to your weight loss success. From dedicated bariatric nurses and anesthesiologists to the staff dieticians, all team members are committed to creating a safe, comfortable environment before, during, and after surgery.

Tijuana Bariatric Center is Dedicated to Quality Patient Care

Tijuana’s proximity to the United States makes it a prime destination for medical tourism – particularly weight loss surgery, allowing patients to receive outstanding care at a fraction of the cost of bariatric surgery in American hospitals. Yet, you never have to worry about compromising your safety, comfort and medical care. Patients at the Tijuana Bariatric Center receive high-quality care that meets the same standards of excellence and safety as in the United States.

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Dr. Garcia and Supporting Staff

We're the bariatric clinic in Tijuana with a difference. Our patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, benefit from effective, personally tailored treatment performed by experienced board-certified doctors. We perform all weight loss surgeries laparoscopically, using small incisions and fiber optic cameras to guide the procedures. Patients experience reduced post-op discomfort, fewer complications, faster recoveries, and minimal scarring.

Our Most Popular Bariatric Procedures

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Revision Surgery

SILS Surgery

SADIs Surgery

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Dr. Garcia with Dr. Paola 

At Tijuana Bariatric Center, we are more than just medical professionals; we're partners in your weight loss journey. We understand the difficulties of losing weight as some of our staff have gone through their own weight loss experience.

Meet the Best Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Fernando Garcia has outstanding bariatric surgery credentials, having undergone extensive bariatric and metabolic training and performing more than 10,000 weight loss procedures. Dr. Garcia's credentials make him qualified to meet a wide range of needs, allowing him to specialize in working with patients who are not considered candidates at other practices because of extremely high BMI or a history of revision surgeries. What makes Dr. Garcia the best bariatric surgeon in Tijuana? He's attuned to what it takes for the lifestyle changes required to successfully lose weight, having once been obese himself.



Get the Personal Attention You Deserve: Book a Virtual Consultation Today

At Tijuana Bariatric Center, we get to know you and your unique needs before you ever set foot in our bariatric practice. We'll work with you to answer questions about the state-of-the-art bariatric surgeries we offer and help you choose which procedure is best for your needs. Contact us today at 800-970-0577 to set up a virtual consultation with Dr. Paola Velazco or Dr. jose Luna, our bariatric nutritionist.

Dr. Paola
Dr. Jose Luna - nutritionist
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Many People Achieve Their Weight Loss Goals with Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana*

The network of experienced bariatric surgeons at  Tijuana Bariatric Center have performed thousands of successful bariatric surgeries, even on patients not considered good candidates at other practices. Our doctors have received extensive training in the latest bariatric techniques, specializing in laparoscopic procedures. Such high-quality technical skills allow our surgeons to treat obese patients with high BMIs up to 80 and provide revision surgery as needed. Results vary per individual.*

Calculate Your BMI

BMI: 25.0—29.9

Weight Status: Overweight

Your BMI is

Body mass index (BMI) measures body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range. The measurement for children and young people aged 2 to 18 is similar but also considers age and gender as well as height and weight. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 means you're in the healthy weight range. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 means you're overweight.

What Makes Tijuana Bariatric
Center Exceptional

When you schedule bariatric surgery in Tijuana with us, your care starts before the procedure and continues long after you go home. Our patients can remain in ongoing communication via email, Facebook, support groups, or phone with our bariatric nutritionist and bariatric physician. Depending on your results and pre-operative lifestyle, your results and success may vary.

Our staff provides a continuum of care that includes:

  • Continuous medical services, nutritional counseling and support before, during and after surgery
  • Private online support group
  • Board-certified doctors
  • High-educated, caring bilingual medical staff
  • Bariatric hospitals held to the same standards as in the USA
  • Limited surgeries per day
  • Private hospital rooms
  • All patient nourishment included
  • No extra charge for support companion (food not included)
  • Free medical tourism insurance
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What to Expect from the
Tijuana Bariatric Center

Upon submitting your online application, you will receive an information packet with a link to provide your medical history. Our surgeon will review your application and history, make any necessary observations, and determine whether you are eligible for surgery. Once approved, we will schedule your surgery at one of our medical facilities.

The Tijuana Bariatric Center team handles your care from the moment you land at the San Diego Airport until your departure. A designated driver will pick you up and chauffeur you to your hotel in Tijuana, where you can relax for the first night before beginning your weight loss journey. The morning after your arrival, you will visit the hospital to undergo pre-operative tests for your bariatric procedure and to meet with your surgeon, internist medical doctor, anesthesiologist, and follow-up care doctors.

Depending on the type of bariatric procedure selected, you will remain in the hospital for one to three nights to monitor their progress. During this time, your doctors and nutritionist will visit to advise you on proper aftercare and diet, as well as provide information about the tests required at follow-up appointments. Once your doctors approve you for discharge, you will spend one to two final nights at the hotel before a driver takes you back to the San Diego Airport.

Modern Bariatric Hospitals in Tijuana

CER Hospital


Innovative State-of-the-Art Surgery
Center in Tijuana

Florence Hospital Tijuana Mexico


A high quality full-service hospital that TBC is pleased to make available for our patients

Medical Tourism

Medical tourism offers an affordable way to meet your weight loss goals if you want to undergo bariatric surgery without the high treatment cost. With Tijuana Bariatric Center, patients only need to concern themselves with bringing their passport, comfortable shoes and clothes, and personal items to aid their recovery. You can discuss special requirements with your coordinator. Everything else is prepared before your arrival, including your hospital stay, one or two nights at the Marriott or Quartz hotels, a visit from our bariatric nutritionist and ground transportation back to San Diego Airport.

The Tijuana Bariatric Center network of preferred providers ensures that our patients enjoy safe, luxurious and comfortable bariatric surgery in Mexico.

UP TO $3000.00 USD

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Medical Tourism Insurance Included in all Bariatric Surgery Packages

Tijuana Bariatric Center is the only organization providing high-quality weight loss surgery in Tijuana to include free coverage worth up to $3,000 USD against unforeseen events that may occur during your medical care for weight loss surgery in Mexico. This insurance has a zero deductible and no coinsurance.

Success Stories

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
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"​Just short of 8 months. I've lost 180lbs!"

Hear more about the successful Gastric Sleeve procedure from one of our happy patients. We love hearing about how great our patient's results are!



Haley Winthrop


"The hospital is clean, the staff is very friendly and the hotel is very nice. Highly recommend!


Jana Thomas


My experience at Tijuana Bariatric was good from beginning to end. I would recommend their services if you are considering Bariatric surgery. A standout for me was Medical Coordinator Lanelle DeCaire. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Sciascia after SILS surgery

Don Sciascia


Thank you to all of the doctors and staff. They were all caring and very professional, and helpful. I was very scared and they put my mind at ease. I highly recommend Tijuana Bariatric Center!

Yvonne Deines
The Tijuana Bariatric Clinic made the whole process smooth. The entire staff is supportive and helped to ease any concerns. I highly recommend TBC.

Patient Resources

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Patient Form

Expedite the treatment process by conveniently completing the necessary health history form online.

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The staff nutritionist at Tijuana Bariatric Center can help patients design a post-operative diet.

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Cost & Financing

Learn more about medical tourism insurance and the affordable prices at Tijuana Bariatric Center.

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Medical Tourism

The medical tourism packages offered by Tijuana Bariatric Center can ensure your stay is safe and comfortable.

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    Tijuana Bariatric Center is a facilitator company providing scheduling and marketing services. It is not a medical facility or healthcare provider. Tijuana Bariatric Center℠shall not be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in reliance on this information. This information does not constitute medical advice, results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual and does not establish any physician-patient relationship. The correct venue for claims regarding the actual medical services provided either by the medical facilities or surgeons or medical staff will be Mexico. Any claims against Tijuana Bariatric Center℠ must be asserted within 90 days of the event.