Mini Gastric Bypass

Obesity can lead to serious health issues, such as high cholesterol and heart disease, affecting your overall health and quality of life.

A mini gastric bypass is a procedure that changes how much you can eat and how many calories you absorb.

Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, offers mini gastric bypass for just $4,999. We combine affordability with impeccable health and safety standards.

Improve Your Quality of Life with a Shorter, Less Invasive Procedure than Gastric Bypass

You may not need traditional gastric bypass surgery to reap the benefits. A mini gastric bypass is a simpler, less invasive bariatric procedure that can still help you reach your weight loss goals. Mini gastric bypass surgery can offer:

Long-Lasting Weight Loss

This surgery reduces the size of your stomach by approximately 90 percent and bypasses up to seven feet of your intestines. This dramatically limits how much you can eat and means your body will absorb fewer calories. 

Improved Health Issues

The procedure can result in type 2 diabetes remission. It can also improve diseases such as high cholesterol, hypertension, and other metabolic issues.

A Shorter and Safer Surgery

While a gastric bypass takes about four hours, a mini gastric bypass can be completed in about one hour. It also has a lower risk of complications (just 2.9 percent compared to 7 percent) compared to traditional bypasses.

Elevated Confidence & Energy

Obesity can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from participating in an active lifestyle. Surgery and the long-term weight loss it provides can improve your vitality and boost your self-confidence. 

Talk to Our Doctors About a Mini Gastric Bypass in Tijuana, Mexico

The doctors at Vision Bariatrics in Mexico have helped thousands of patients lose weight and experience a healthier life through laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Francisco Gonzalez and his team of surgeons are board-certified and have combined decades of experience in surgical weight loss. 

A mini gastric bypass is popular among patients because it is less invasive than other weight loss surgeries like a gastric sleeve or traditional gastric bypass, minimizing the risk of complications.

Come to our state-of-the-art facility just 10 minutes south of the U.S. border and change your life forever.

(619) 313-3171

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We look forward to helping you start a new chapter of health in your life.

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"Experience was a 10/10. Staff was wonderful from pick up to drop off. Everything went exactly how they said it would. Nice clean facility. Would definitely recommend."  gavriella rodriguez, 2024

How a Mini Gastric Bypass Works

Before and after mini gastric bypass where a new stomach is created and connected to the jejunum. The bypassed portion of the stomach has digestive juice flowing to the jejunum while the new stomach has food flowing to the jejunum.

A Two-Step Surgery  At Our Tijuana, Mexico, Facility 

Step 1

The first step of this bariatric surgery is to reduce the capacity of the stomach by about 75 percent using a laparoscopic stapler. Afterward, the stomach will resemble a thin tube. As the stomach pouch adjusts after surgery, it will only be able to hold four to eight ounces, making step one the restrictive part of this bariatric procedure. 

Step 2

The next step is to attach the new stomach to the lower section of the small intestines while bypassing the upper portion. This causes food to flow from the smaller stomach and bypass a significant portion of the intestines before resuming the normal digestive process, making step two the malabsorptive part of this procedure.

How You Can Lose Weight 

With a Mini Gastric Bypass

Patients achieve long-term weight loss with this bypass procedure because of three very important changes it creates: 

  • Reducing Food Intake

    Your smaller stomach will feel full more quickly, encouraging you to eat less.
  • Reducing Calories

    Your body absorbs fewer calories after this bariatric surgery because food bypasses a significant portion of the small intestine during digestion.
  • Reducing Hunger

    After modifying your digestive system, signals communicating hunger to your brain will be reduced, helping your weight loss.

Of course, it takes more than surgical modifications to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight after a mini gastric bypass procedure. Our staff will also create a personalized and comprehensive nutrition plan to help you lose weight safely after your gastric bypass. Meanwhile, we will provide guidance to help you remain committed to a healthy diet and lifestyle in order to complement your reduced caloric intake.

Looking for Quality Care at a Reasonable Price? Choose Vision Bariatrics

Our medical team provides state-of-the-art healthcare to patients from all over the world, including those who have already had gastric sleeve surgery and require bariatric revision.

If you have considered gastric bypass surgery but have hesitated because of the price, Vision Bariatrics can help. Our mini gastric bypass packages cover the cost of the procedure as well as luxurious accommodations for you and your travel companion.

After mini gastric bypass surgery, patients can recover in a private room complete with a private bathroom and Netflix access. Patients and their guests also have access to our spa-like amenities.

Want to learn more about the possibilities? Contact Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, or call:

Before and after gastric bypass surgery
When paired with a healthy diet and exercise, a mini gastric bypass can lead to sustained long-term weight loss.

"I am so happy with the outcome." What Patients Say About Our Tijuana, Mexico, Practice


Shawanza Turner


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Extremely highly recommend this facility. All-in- one service with the stay at the hospital the entire time. Hourly checkups daily including at night! Highly recommend for your gastrointestinal issues and gastric bypass surgery! Thank you so much!

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cindy guerrero


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The entire process was very efficient and well organized. Felt at ease from the moment I was picked up at the airport and throughout my  stay at the hospital. The medical staff is very professional and accommodating. Dr. Camelo is extremely kind and personable…. I am so happy with the outcome of my procedure. Highly Recommend this facility if you are ready to improve your health/life.

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Worried about undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico? 

We Follow the Same
Safety Regulations and Protocols 
as the United States

Many patients hesitate to undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico. However, our hospital follows the same safety regulations and surgical protocols as hospitals in the U.S. We also offer luxurious amenities, affordable rates, and the level of patient support necessary to achieve the results you need and deserve.

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No Need to Travel Alone We Provide Accommodations for Your Companion Too

At Vision Bariatrics, we want you to feel at home. Our medical team provides compassionate, knowledgeable care throughout the mini gastric bypass process.

For additional comfort, you are also welcome to bring a companion with you. In fact, the price of your mini gastric bypass will include all of their costs, except for food.

With a travel partner, you can rest with peace of mind after your mini gastric bypass. Your private room will feature a futon for your travel companion to sleep on peacefully.

Your travel companion can also partake in our amenities, like an onsite chapel, and enjoy delicious dining options.

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The Results? Nothing Short of Life-Changing

Vision Bariatrics patient before mini gastric sleeve surgery
Vision Bariatrics patient after mini gastric sleeve surgery
Dealing with excess weight can affect multiple areas of your life. After bariatric surgery, this patient was able to lose and keep off her excess weight and live a healthier, more active lifestyle.

"Way better care than I have
ever received in the U.S."
Why Patients Choose Our Tijuana, Mexico, Practice


Brenda Atkinson


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I received the most excellent care from the time I walked through the hospital doors until I walked back out. The nurses gave me the upmost attention & were very caring in ALL my needs. My doctors bedside manner was absolutely perfect. Way better care than I have ever received in the U.S.

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Great experience from start to finish. Communication was better than any other clinic or hospital here in the states. My husband and I were never scared or worried. Dr Camelo was amazing! I wish I would have done this sooner.

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Why Go to Mexico for Your Mini Gastric Bypass?

The Financial Advantages of Choosing Our Office

Many Americans visit Mexico for bariatric surgery procedures, like gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass surgery, to receive the same high-quality care at a fraction of the cost.

Even when factoring in the price of travel and lodging, weight loss procedures at our Tijuana, Mexico, bariatric surgery office can cost thousands of dollars less than facilities in the United States and Canada. Consider these additional benefits:

Our team of bariatric surgeons and support staff are there to monitor you closely for any complications as you recover. 

Our state-of-the-art facility ensures you will rest comfortably in a private room with your companion.

You can have peace of mind after your mini gastric bypass when you choose Vision Bariatrics.

Enjoy Spa-Like Amenities
and Professional Care
In Tijuana, Mexico

Our $4,999 mini gastric bypass weight loss surgery package includes:

  • Three nights at our hospital
  • Ground transportation from San Diego to and from Mexico 
  • Preop tests including chest X-ray and EKG
  • Nutritional consultation before, during and after the surgery
  • Discharge medications and supplies
  • Follow-up support up to 5 years after your weight loss surgery

Vision Bariatrics has an upscale, state-of-the-art facility in Mexico. Our on-site hotel includes private rooms and bathrooms, dining services, and tight security. Our package includes lodging for one companion - they are only responsible for paying for their own meals. 

Call us today to learn how weight loss surgery in Mexico can be just as safe as procedures in the U.S. or Canada:

(619) 313-3171

The Cost of Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery And Other Bariatric Surgeries at Our Tijuana Practice

Unlike other hospitals, we also offer transparent pricing and affordable rates for the same level of quality care. Our pricing includes your hospital stay in Tijuana, and many accommodations that are typically not included elsewhere. 

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Flexible Financial Options

We want to make bariatric surgery available to every patient, regardless of their financial circumstances. In addition to providing highly affordable care, we offer various financing options to help you pay for treatment. 

Our Tijuana center gladly accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA credit cards, and patients can pay 100 percent of their fees using the credit card of their choice. 

We also work with a third-party lender called United Medical Credit, Inc. which offers flexible, low-interest payment plans so you can pay for treatment on your terms. 

"I felt very safe and comfortable."

"In Vision Bariatrics I had the best care i ever have in my life! Even better care than the US hospitals . The whole process was very easy , the staff was super professional and compassionate. I felt very safe and comfortable." Raquel Roman, 2023

Candidacy For Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Our team will perform various medical history evaluations to determine whether you are a good candidate for mini gastric bypass. Some of the most important criteria include: 

Body Mass Index

In order to qualify for mini gastric bypass surgery, you should have a body mass index (BMI) over 40 without comorbidities or over 35 with comorbidities.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may not be good candidates for this surgery because it increases your risk of bile reflux. If you suffer from GERD, you may be a better candidate for traditional gastric bypass surgery

Healthy Lifestyle

Smoking and heavy alcohol use can increase your risk of complications and heart disease, so you should be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle prior to surgery and throughout your recovery. 

What Is My BMI?

Let's Find the Solution to Your Weight Loss Needs

Just as our bodies vary, so do our surgical needs. The best procedure for one patient may not suit the next, which is why your bariatric surgeon will take plenty of time to analyze your health, your weight loss needs, and your personal goals.

Your safety and satisfaction are our focus. If after a thorough consultation, your bariatric surgeon determines a mini gastric bypass is not right for you, we can recommend a traditional gastric bypass or other bariatric surgery to help you start a new era of excellent physical health in your life. Request a consultation online or call us today to find out which bariatric procedure is best for you.

A Typical Recovery Timeline For Your Weight Loss Surgery

1-3 Days

While you stay at our Tijuana hospital, your companion can stay at our on-site hotel or spend time with you in your private room equipped with a futon in case they want to spend the night.

2 Weeks

You should plan to take up to two weeks off of work so that you can fully recover. 

1-3 Months

You will transition from a special liquid protein diet to a regular healthy diet. 

6 Months

You can expect to begin losing a large percentage of excess body weight.

Mini Gastric Bypass as a Revision Surgery

Mini gastric bypass is a popular option for patients considering revision surgery after gastric sleeve surgery, LAP-Band, or gastric balloon. Similarly, those who previously underwent mini bypass surgery can often undergo a duodenal switch or traditional gastric bypass. Because of our outstanding results in this area, about 50 percent of the procedures our Tijuana practice performs are revisions.

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

Vision Bariatrics patient before bariatric surgery
Judy before her procedure
Vision Bariatrics patient after bariatric surgery
Judy after her procedure
"I had my Sleeve Gastrectomy done in January of 2018. I was astounded at how fast I recovered from the surgery. I am even more amazed at how fast I started losing weight. I feel great and have had no medical issues since my discharge from Vision Bariatrics. I’ve lost around 40 pounds in 6 months since the surgery and I feel great. My knees stopped hurting, I feel good after eating and I have a lot more energy. My kids are happy that I’m much more active and for once I feel like life is good !! Thanks Dr. Gonzales."

See the Results for Yourself! Get Started By Contacting Us Today

Results like Judy's are not an exception. Our team has helped hundreds of patients like Judy reach and maintain their weight loss goals and lead healthier, happier lives. If you've been on the fence about bariatric surgery ask yourself these questions:

  • Could my health benefit from weight loss surgery?
  • Do I wish I had more energy for my kids, family, or friends?
  • Am I lacking confidence in work or school because of my weight?

If you answered yes to even one of those questions, give us a call. Our skilled bariatric team can help improve your health, increase your energy, and enhance your confidence through mini gastric bypass surgery. We can help kickstart your journey in creating healthy habits so you can forever feel happy with and proud of your body.

Take the first step by contacting our Tijuana, Mexico, practice.

(619) 313-3171

Other Bariatric Surgery Options Available at Our Tijuana, Mexico, Facility

If you're not a candidate for mini gastric bypass surgery, other bariatric surgeries can help you reach your weight loss goals.

Roux-en-Y/Traditional Gastric Bypass

Widely known as a traditional gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y is a procedure where the stomach is divided into a lower and upper pouch. The procedure is similar to a mini gastric bypass except it involves more intestinal rerouting and has a longer overall surgery time. Some people choose a mini gastric bypass instead of a Roux-en-Y procedure because it's a simpler weight loss surgery and less likely to involve complications. However, if you find you don't qualify for mini gastric bypass surgery, Roux-en-Y can often be a safe and effective alternative when performed by our skilled bariatric surgeons. 

Gastric Sleeve

Both mini and traditional gastric bypass surgery are considered restrictive and malabsorptive procedures. The gastric sleeve, however, is just restrictive. In a gastric sleeve procedure, part of the stomach is removed to reduce your caloric intake. Like a mini gastric bypass, a gastric sleeve limits how much you can eat. Our surgeon removes the stomach tissue using laparoscopic techniques. Next, using a surgical stapler, he will create a stomach "sleeve" similar to the size and shape of a banana. The remaining gastric sleeve will only be about 10 percent of the size of your natural stomach. While this procedure does not bypass your intestines, it is still highly effective at promoting significant weight loss and is a popular procedure amongst our patients.

Mini vs. Traditional Gastric Bypass What's the Difference Between the Procedures?

Mini and traditional gastric bypass are similar in that they both shrink the stomach and bypass a portion of the small intestines. However, there are two key differences in these bariatric procedures.

Size of the New Stomach

Gastric bypass reduces the stomach to about the size of a walnut, so it can hold around one ounce of food and/or liquids. The stomach after a mini gastric bypass can typically hold between four and eight. 

Connections to the Small Intestines

During a gastric bypass, two new connections to the small intestine are made. One from the new stomach to the small intestine and another from the upper small intestine to the lower portion of the small intestine. In a mini gastric bypass, the new stomach is attached directly to the lower portion of the small intestine, creating only one new connection. For this reason, mini gastric bypass is considered a simpler surgery than a gastric bypass, with fewer risks. 

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQ

Patient education is a cornerstone of our Tijuana office, and we want you to make an informed decision when it comes to mini gastric bypass surgery, gastric bypass, or any other bariatric procedure. To help you prepare for your one-on-one consultation with a surgeon, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about mini gastric bypass surgery:

How long does mini gastric bypass surgery take?

The procedure can usually be performed in under an hour. Gastric bypass performed using the traditional method can take as long as four hours.

Does this type of gastric bypass cause weight loss by restricting how much I can eat?

Yes, but it also induces rapid weight loss by bypassing part of the small intestine so that fewer calories are absorbed. A traditionally performed gastric bypass works the same way, but bypasses a greater portion of the small intestine.

How soon will I achieve weight loss after surgery?

This variation on gastric bypass surgery can allow you to lose 60% to 70% of your excess weight within about two years. This will require a special diet and regular physical activity.

"I wish I had done this years earlier."

"I decided to go down based on the recommendation of a friend. I had a great, smooth experience. I flew down and checked in on a Thursday afternoon, had surgery around noon on Friday, recovered on Saturday, and came home to the US Sunday morning. I was back at work on Monday. I think my experience is probably a-typical, but I'm down about 30 pounds in the three weeks since my surgery. I eat very little each day, and always feel full. I'm only 41, but I still wish I had done this years earlier. Highly recommend Vision Bariatrics. Great experience, and the price certainly can't be beat." Richard Mellor, 2023
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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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