Medical Tourism to Mexico

Patients who consider bariatric surgery naturally want to entrust their weight loss procedure to a skilled and experienced team that will provide excellent results, as well as the support and guidance needed to succeed in your weight loss journey.

At Tijuana Bariatric Center, we offer just such a team, led by renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Fernando Garcia, along with support from bariatric nutritionist Linda Cardona, plus nurses and a caring staff. However, we also offer what bariatric surgery centers in the United States cannot: the opportunity to travel via medical tourism with all-inclusive packages to one of Mexico’s most exciting cities, making your experience affordable.

Medical travel for bariatric surgery offers many benefits, with experiencing Tijuana, Mexico, just one of them. At Tijuana Bariatric Center, we will do whatever we can to make your travel experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. To this end, we now include medical tourism insurance coverage with our weight loss surgery cost at no additional fee to our patients. These all-inclusive packages allow those with obesity to get the life-changing procedures they need. Whether you have considered gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, or are still weighing your options, now is the time to move toward better health.

If it’s time to change your life through bariatric surgery, consider the additional benefits you will get through our weight loss surgeries. Schedule your initial virtual consultation with our staff today, and Tijuana Bariatric Surgery will help plan your trip. Our team will review our affordable, all-inclusive bariatric surgery packages and detail what procedures are available, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch surgery, lap band, and other bariatric surgeries performed at one of our facilities in Mexico. The procedure our chief surgeon will recommend for you is based on body mass index, current weight and factors like diabetes and other health concerns.

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Real TBC Patient Jamie

The Top Benefits of Medical Tourism

The American Journal of Medicine notes that in 2017, more than 1.7 million Americans traveled abroad to access medical treatments. Weight loss surgery is one of the most popular reasons why patients consider the medical tourism industry. Obtaining health care in Mexico has several benefits, particularly when you work with Tijuana to plan your trip for weight loss surgery in Mexico. Every patient working with our medical travel facility receives the following advantages.

Cost-Effective, Affordable Bariatric Surgery With No Shortcuts

At Tijuana Bariatric Center, you receive the same high-quality medical treatment you would get in the United States with considerable cost savings. In most cases, undergoing one of our many state-of-the-art weight loss procedures with our highly experienced, board-certified surgeon will save you 50% to 75% of the cost of the same procedure for US citizens, even when you factor in airfare. Many health insurance plans do not cover the cost of bariatric surgeries, so patients often must pay the entire price. Our all-inclusive packages for weight loss surgery in Mexico offer transparent pricing, including private transportation, medical fees, your hospital stay, and pre- and post-op patient care.

We can offer our services at a lower cost due to several factors, including lower overhead. Our hospital in Mexico meets the same high standards that hospitals in the United States must meet, so you never have to worry about anything. Our qualified staff are highly trained, speak fluent English and are members of medical organizations such as the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery or the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.

Reduced Waiting Time

If you are from Canada, selecting a provider in Mexico for bariatric surgery can mean avoiding frustrating and lengthy waiting times. Even though insurance may cover your treatment, it is common for Canadian patients to wait between six and 12 months, and sometimes years, before they can undergo a weight loss procedure. Long waiting times in Mexico are virtually nonexistent, and in most cases, you can expect to book your upcoming surgery within a few weeks of your virtual consultation.

We Take Care of Planning and Costs

Our patients also benefit from the planning we do for them, which shows how much we care for your individual welfare. We have designed all-inclusive weight loss surgery packages with detailed pricing that provide private transportation to and from San Diego Airport, so you do not have to worry about transfers and all ground transportation from your hotel room and drop-off at your hospital in Mexico.

Our packages also include pre-and post-op basic testing, medication, medical fees, hospital, and medical coverage, along with $3,000 US Dollars in tourism coverage for peace of mind. You won’t find any other organization providing high-quality bariatric surgery in Tijuana that offers an included insurance benefit.

Aside from meals, we also pay for the cost of any support companion who may travel with you.

Tijuana is the Perfect Vacation Destination for Weight Loss Surgery

As one of Mexico’s nicest, culturally rich vacation destinations, Tijuana is only minutes from the United States’ southern border. The city has become increasingly safe for tourists in recent years, with crime rates dipping below many popular European vacation destinations. Our private transportation from San Diego Airport helps ensure your safety.

You won’t find a better destination to begin your new life as Tijuana offers you the opportunity to relax and escape from the busy world. You and your support partner can enjoy stunning beaches like Playas de Tijuana or Rosarito Beach, view local arts at the world-famous Tijuana Cultural Center, visit historical points of interest or simply enjoy the mountainous vistas and breathtaking geographical features.

You deserve a chance to begin life anew in a beautiful setting with exceptional patient care. To learn more about the benefits of weight loss surgery in Mexico, please get in touch with Tijuana Bariatric Surgery today by calling 800-970-0577 to set up a Virtual Consultation. Our staff will gladly give you detailed pricing and information on weight loss surgery cost, your expected weight loss from your chosen procedure, and much more.

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*surgeries must be booked from March - June 2024