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Vision Bariatrics

Being overweight can affect your health, confidence, and overall quality-of-life. However, diet and exercise are not always effective.

At our weight loss center, we provide bariatric surgery to help you rapidly lose excess weight.

Why should you choose Vision Bariatrics?

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A Bariatric Center with over 50 Years of Experience

Decades of Experience

Our practice was founded in 1963 and has served over 100,000 patients worldwide. Our board-certified bariatric surgeons and their team have performed over 6,000 bariatric surgeries for patients from all over the world. 

Affordable Rates

We offer transparent, fair pricing and are constantly advancing our technology to make surgery more affordable for our patients. Our rates include imaging, medication, follow-up care, and other aspects of your treatment. For patients considering surgery, we also offer free consultations

Impressive Safety 

Our gated campus in Tijuana, Mexico, has two security checkpoints. We will provide your transportation and concierge-style care from the moment you arrive at San Diego International Airport to your return home.  

Patient-Centered Comfort

Your comfort is our priority. Our amenities include an IV Room, chapel, on-site hotel for family members, and Netflix in every patient room. All of our staff members are fluent in English and are happy to accommodate your needs. 

Would you like to recieve a consultation?

Patient meeting with medical personnel at Vision Bariatrics

Nervous about choosing a weight loss center in Mexico? 

We Offer the Same Level of Care at More Affordable Prices

Medical tourism is an increasingly popular option for patients who want to undergo the same advanced surgery at a lower cost. The Huffington Post recently named Mexico one of the top five best countries to travel to for medical treatment. There are several benefits to choosing medical tourism for your upcoming weight loss surgery, including: 

  • Location: Enjoy a relaxing stay in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. 
  • Accommodations: We coordinate your stay at our state-of-the-art, secure campus. 
  • Transportation: From the moment you arrive at San Diego International Airport to your departure, you will be taken care of by our friendly drivers. 

Additionally, Vision Bariatrics follows the same standards and regulations as hospitals in the United States. 

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Sterile, Accredited Hospital
English-Speaking Staff
Highly Trained Surgeons
Weight Loss Support Group
Safe, Secure Campus
Affordable Procedures

Our Mission and Vision

To improve the quality of life for our patients by providing world-class healthcare in a caring, patient-centered environment and to be a reference center that brings state-of-the-art healthcare to the patients we serve.

How do I become a patient? 

Begin Your Weight Loss Journey in Six Easy Steps

Call or E-mail Us 

We will put you in touch with our patient coordinator, who will guide you through the next steps. 

Medical History Evaluation

Our patient coordinator will send you medical history forms. Fill these out so that we can determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery

Approval within 24 Hours

Our team will review your medical history forms. We will contact you within 24 hours to let you know if you are approved or not. 

Schedule Your Surgery

When scheduling your surgery, we will ask you to pay a $500 deposit to reserve your space. 

Book Your Flights

Our English-speaking admissions coordinator will work with you and your family to choose flights to San Diego International Airport

Start Your Diet

Our diet consultant will provide you with a diet plan that outlines what you should eat in the weeks leading up to surgery.

Here is what to expect during your stay...

Life-Changing Surgery Completed in Less than a Week

Although the length and details of your stay will depend on the type of surgery you are undergoing, you can generally expect: 
You will arrive at San Diego International Airport, where one of our drivers will meet you at arrivals. We will drive 30 minutes south to the border. Our vehicles have special licensing, allowing them to bypass border traffic.
Upon arrival, you can enjoy the touristic attractions that Tijuana, Mexico has to offer. You will also have imaging done to determine which type of surgery is right for you. 
On the day before your surgery, you will check into our hospital.
On surgery day, you will be comfortably sedated by our board-certified anesthesiologist
One of our surgeons will perform a gastric sleevemini gastric bypasstraditional gastric bypass, or duodenal switch. The surgery will be done laparoscopically to ensure less discomfort and an expedited recovery
You will spend a few days recovering at our hospital before being discharged. After your follow-up with the doctor, you will fly home and begin your new life

Take Action Today Request Your Free Quote

Just complete our brief questionnaire and we will respond within 24 hours.

Along the way, you will meet many of our friendly, bilingual team members...

Take a look at how we have helped our patients transform their lives...

"I’ve lost around 40 pounds in 6 months..."

"Dr. Gonzales completely changed my life. I have lost 180 pounds and I still have a couple of more pounds to lose. My decision to have bariatric surgery was the best choice I could have possibly made." Mike, A Vision Bariatrics Patient

Am I on my own after surgery?

Our Team Is With You Every Step of the Way

Our involvement in your weight loss journey does not end when you go homeDr. Gonzalez, Dr. Camelo Ramos, Dr. Contreras, and our bariatric team want you to have a healthy recovery and long-lasting results.

Our patient resources include: 

  • Follow-up evaluations with your doctor 
  • Bi-weekly chats with our in-house nutritionist 
  • Lifelong phone, video conferencing, and e-mail support 

How much is this going to cost? 

Our Affordable Rates Include Follow-Up Support and More

While the average cost of bariatric surgery in the U.S. can reach $20,000 or more, weight loss surgery in Mexico is much more affordable. Our prices include many of the tests, medications, and follow-up care you will need for your surgery so that you do not have to worry about hidden costs in the future. 

Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Mini Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery





Starting at $4,999

Nights in hospital

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Pre-op lab

Chest x-ray & EKG

Physician and hospital fees

Nutritional consultation

In addition to credit cards and Health Finance Center, one of our featured payment options is financing through United Medical Credit.

Patients who choose United Medical Credit can enjoy benefits such as: 

  • Secure, affordable payment plans 
  • Multiple plans to choose from 
  • No penalties for prepayment 
  • Flexible financing terms 
  • Easy application process with a decision in seconds 

Even if you are considered a credit-challenged applicant, there are plans available. 

"The moment I walked into Vision Bariatrics I felt welcomed and supported. I was surprised that I had never had this kind of personal attention. Now, after only 4 days... I'm ready for my next chapter." Jane, a Vision Bariatrics Patient

Experts in Bariatric Surgery
Meet Our Board-Certified Surgeons

Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is honored to work with Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, and Francisco Contreras. Patients from all over the world seek out our doctors for weight loss surgery because:

  • Each surgeon is board-certified
  • They have decades of combined experience
  • They are all experts in laparoscopic surgery
  • They train the surgeons of the future

To learn more about undergoing life-changing bariatric surgery with our doctors, contact us online or call (619) 313-3171.

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Our team looks forward to serving you.

Schedule an Appointment

Vision Bariatrics allows you to undergo state-of-the-art weight loss surgery in a tourist destination. We offer the same quality of care as U.S. hospitals at much more affordable rates. To schedule your free consultation, call us at (619) 313-3171 or contact us online

Vision Bariatrics

Choose a Trusted Team

The medical team at Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to deliver life-changing results. Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, and Francisco Guarista are all board-certified bariatric surgeons trained in the latest weight loss surgery methods. Additionally, we offer: 

  • State-of-the-art surgical care
  • Affordable, transparent pricing
  • A safe, secure campus 

To learn more about our Tijuana practice, call us at (619) 313-3171, or request a quote online.

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Vision Bariatrics

Fray Servando Teresa de Mier 15, Zona Urbana Rio
Tijuana, BC 22320

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