Woman after gastric bypass surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Have you tried to lose weight through diet and exercise but were unsuccessful? Looking for a lasting, affordable solution to obesity?

Gastric bypass surgery is a safe, effective, and affordable way for you to lose weight and keep it off.

Our experienced bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico, provide life-changing gastric bypass surgery at a price you can afford.

Gastric Bypass An Effective Weight Loss Surgery


Gastric bypass, or Roux-en-Y, works by dividing the stomach into two parts and rerouting a portion of your small intestine. The small stomach restricts the amount of food you can consume, and the shortened intestinal tract limits the number of calories that can be absorbed. Combined, these contribute to dramatic weight loss.

Transformative Results Through Safe, Successful Weight Loss

before bariatric surgery
after bariatric surgery
This patient experienced dramatic, life-changing results following bariatric surgery.

How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Help Me Lose Weight?

Diagram of food flow through the new stomach linked directly to the jejunum and digestive juice from the bypassed portion of the stomach into the jejunum
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch, limiting how much you can eat. Additionally, the gastric procedure shortens your small intestine and changes how you absorb nutrients.

Improve Your Health and Quality of Life

Rapid Weight Loss

Diet and exercise alone can take several years to show results. In some cases, they do not produce results at all. Meanwhile, a gastric bypass encourages rapid weight loss by restricting how much you can eat and how many calories your body absorbs

Dramatic Results

This procedure can help you lose 60-80% of your excess body weight. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery found that 90% of bariatric patients maintain long-term weight loss

Better Overall Health

Studies have found that gastric bypass surgery can reduce or reverse obesity-related health issues, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stress on your joints. After surgery, you could feel better both inside and out and increase your lifespan

Our Team Experts in Bariatric Surgery

Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is honored to work with Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, Francisco Contreras, and Luis Cano. 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

Contact our doctors in Tijuana, Mexico, if you are considering undergoing life-changing bariatric surgery.

(619) 313-3171

our team standing outside Vision Bariatrics Hospital

Patients From the U.S. Choose Us FOR THEIR BARIATRIC SURGERY

This facility is an example of what medical treatment everywhere should be like. The grounds are very secure and clean. The clerical staff was friendly and cheerful. The nursing staff was outstanding. They were exceptionally attentive and prompt when paged. The doctor was not at rushed during any of the pre/post op consultations. He was friendly and clear with all the answers to our questions. His work was impeccable. The entire operation appears well organized and efficient. I would highly recommend this hospital to anyone needing their services. Seriously impressive!

–Shannon, 5-Star Review

Am I a Candidate For Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Most patients who are struggling with being severely overweight or obese are good candidates for Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with one of our Tijuana, Mexico, doctors. Some things that could affect your candidacy are:


Because a gastric bypass is a more invasive option than other bariatric procedures, it is usually reserved for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 or higher. If you have a lower BMI, gastric sleeve surgery may be a better option. 


Pregnant patients are not good candidates for bariatric surgery. If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend waiting until you give birth before considering a gastric bypass.

Your Commitment

A gastric bypass gives you the necessary tools to lose weight, but it takes a commitment from you to keep the weight off. Living a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and routine exercise will allow you to experience the lasting benefits of gastric bypass.

What is my BMI? Find Out With Our BMI Calculator


BMI: 25.0—29.9

Weight Status: Overweight

Why Choose Tijuana, Mexico Over the U.S.?

Many patients wonder whether it is safe to travel to Mexico for surgery. The answer is yes. Millions of patients experience the benefits of medical tourism every year because it is safe, reliable, and cost-effective. Many patients choose Vision Bariatrics for their bariatric surgery because we are:


Our center only works with certified bariatric surgeons. In addition, our state-of-the-art hospital is fully certified and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Unlike other hospitals in Tijuana, we have our own on-site hotel, so you can stay with us and never worry about navigating the city. 


Our hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, offers the same advanced surgical techniques as hospitals in the United States, but at a much lower cost. Our pricing is also all-inclusive, so what you pay includes the cost of room and board for both you and a companion, ground transportation, hospital fees, and more.


All of our staff speak perfect English. If you are not comfortable communicating in Spanish or English, we can arrange for a translator to assist you during your stay so that you never feel uninformed or lost. We also have friendly, English-speaking drivers to pick you up from the San Diego airport.

A Destination

Vision Bariatrics makes your weight loss surgery an experience like no other. Our campus looks and feels more like a resort than a hospital. In fact, many of our patients have said their stay felt more like a vacation than simply receiving medical care. Our state-of-the-art hospital is located near many popular attractions so you can enjoy the city before your procedure.

Schedule an Appointment With a Highly Qualified Surgeon 

Gastric bypass surgery can improve your physical health, emotional health, and overall quality of life. If you have tried other weight loss methods with no success, this procedure may be right for you. Schedule your free consultation by contacting Vision Bariatrics.

(619) 313-3171

Vision Bariatrics Hospital exterior

Tijuana Is a Great Destination FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

"Wonderful place. Beautiful facility. Over and exceeded my expectations from beginning to the end. The staff was all great and the surgeons and hospitalists were top notch. My coordinator, Paula is the sweetest thing and so efficient. Do not fear! This is the place to go and get the care you deserve. I cannot say enough good things."

–Ashley, 5-Star Review

How to Begin Your Weight Loss Journey

Initial Call or E-Mail

When you contact Vision Bariatrics, you will be put in touch with our patient coordinator. They can answer any questions you have about the process

Medical Evaluation

You will then be provided with a series of medical history forms. These forms will help us determine if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

Approval for Surgery

When you return your medical history forms, we will typically let you know if you are approved for surgery within 24 hours.

Book a Date

If you are approved, we will work with your schedule to choose the best date for your procedure. You will also need to submit a $500 deposit at this time.

Choose Flights

You will work with our admissions coordinator to book your travel to and from San Diego International Airport

Start Preparing

We will put you in touch with our in-house nutritionist, who will instruct you on what to eat in the two weeks before your surgery.

The Surgical Process Of Gastric Bypass

The day before your surgery you will check in at our hospital, where you will complete an electrocardiogram (EKG), labwork, chest X-ray, and an evaluation by a cardiologist to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery.
The entire laparoscopic procedure and initial recovery at our Tijuana, Mexico, location is completed in one week.
The entire laparoscopic procedure and initial recovery at our Tijuana, Mexico, location is completed in one week.

Making You Comfortable

You will be placed under general anesthesia by our board-certified anesthesiologist. This ensures that you stay asleep and do not feel any pain during the procedure. 

Making the Incisions

Once you are asleep, our bariatric surgeon will make four to six small incisions across your abdomen.

Dividing the Stomach

Using laparoscopic tools, your surgeon will create the stomach pouches, one small and one large. The small stomach pouch will hold only around an ounce of food, so you will feel full from eating less.

Rerouting the Intestine

The surgeon will then bypass several feet of small intestine and connect the remaining portion to the end of the pouch. This allows food to move directly from your new stomach pouch to the small intestine and restricts the number of calories you absorb.

Closing the Incisions

Our bariatric surgery team will then suture your incisions closed. The entire laparoscopic procedure can typically be completed in under two hours.

Focusing on Recovery

You will spend the next four nights recovering at our hospital. Each room is furnished with a companion bed, Netflix, and a private bathroom for your privacy and comfort.

Are There Any Risks To Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Our expert team of bariatric surgeons do everything within their power to minimize your risk of complications during and after surgery. The best way to prevent any complications postoperation is to carefully follow your surgeon and bariatric staff's care instructions. You should reach out to our Tijuana location right away if you are experiencing: 

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection
  • Negative reactions to anesthesia 
  • Dumping syndrome 
  • Malnutrition or vitamin deficiencies 
  • Ulcers
  • Stretching of the stomach pouch

Join Our 5-Year Follow-Up Program 

Are you worried about aftercare for your gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, or another type of weight loss surgery? We want to help you feel supported and informed even after you leave our Tijuana, Mexico, hospital. To provide unwavering support long after your weight loss surgery, we offer a 5-Year Follow-Up Program at no additional cost. This program gives you around-the-clock access to our doctors, nutritionists, and coordinators even after you return home. 

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

before bariatric surgery
Judy before her procedure
after bariatric surgery
Judy after her procedure


Wondering how much your surgery will cost? After completing our brief online questionnaire, you can receive an estimated treatment cost within 24 hours. ​Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, location today to start the process.

(619) 313-3171

Vision Bariatrics Hospital exterior

We Offer Affordable Medical Tourism Packages For Your Bariatric Surgery

Because this form of weight loss surgery is more complex than other gastric procedures, like gastric sleeve, it is typically our most expensive bariatric surgery option. However, our prices are still considerably lower than what you would pay in the U.S. Our pricing is also all-inclusive, so you'll know exactly what you are paying before your procedure.

Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass Mini Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery





Starting at $4,999

 Nights in hospital

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Ground transportation

 Pre-op lab

 Chest x-ray & EKG

Physician and hospital fees

 Nutritional consultation

Investing in Your Health Is Accessible on Any Budget

We want to make weight loss a realistic goal for every patient at our Tijuana practice, regardless of their income, background, or budget. In addition to providing affordable care, we offer flexible financing options including: 

  • Credit Cards: Our center accepts most major credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, and VISA. You can pay for 100% of your surgical costs using a credit card. 
  • United Medical Credit: We also accept third-party financing through United Medical Credit. This lender offers an easy application process and flexible repayment terms for qualifying patients.

Do You Have Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery?


Dramatic weight loss may cause you to have loose skin that hangs from your midsection, arms, and thighs.  Our Tijuana hospital also offers post-bariatric body contouring to address these concerns. Our plastic surgery team will remove stubborn fat deposits, trim away excess skin, and tighten the remaining tissue to create a more flattering, proportional figure. 

"I Feel Completely Different"

"Two years after my gastric bypass surgery I feel completely different. I have a lot more energy, I feel happy and I have a completely different view about my life and future." Mike, a Vision Bariatrics Patient
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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