Disclosure: Medical Tourism Resource Guide (MTRG) owns and operates this directory of its own bariatric surgeons as well as participating bariatric surgeons listed here.
Editors at MTRG* have ranked best weight loss surgeons** from Tijuana, Mexicali, Piedras Negras, Reynosa, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun based on their knowledge of medical tourism.
Tijuana Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Louisiana ValenzuelaDr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a top, board-certified weight-loss surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Valenzuela has had her gastric sleeve with Mexico Bariatric Center® and has performed well over 5,000 surgeries.
Dr. Juan CorvalaDr. Juan Corvala is a bariatric surgeon that works out of Tijuana’s Angeles Hospital Obesity Control Clinic. Dr. Corvala is a well- experienced surgeon that graduated with a medical degree from LaSalle University in Mexico City. Dr. Corvala trains many of today’s top bariatric surgeons.
Dr. Alejandro GutierrezDr. Alejandro Gutierrez, FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons), is a weight loss surgeon who has bariatric and metabolic certification. He has performed over 3,500 bariatric surgeries.
Dr. Rodriguez LopezDr. Rodriguez Lopez is a young and highly-skilled weight-loss surgeon practicing in Tijuana. Dr. Rodriguez Lopez has performed well over 3,000 complex surgeries
Dr. Jaime Ponce De LeonDr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is a weight loss surgeon with over a decade of bariatric experience and over twenty years of surgery experience.
Dr. Mario CameloDr. Mario Camelo is a weight loss surgeon who has performed over 2,800 bariatric surgeries to date. Dr. Camelo is back to health.
Dr. Jaime Ramos-KellyRamos Kelly, M.D., has recently been excused from various hospitals in Tijuana, including Florence Hospital. Dr. Kelly graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Dr. Ismael Cabrera GarciaDr. Ismael Cabrera is Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela’s helper. Dr. Cabrera graduated from the University UPAEP. Dr. Cabrera has training in both Mexico and the US.
Dr. Jalil Illan FraijoDr. Jalil Illan Fraijo is a Tijuana weight loss surgeon who was the assistant surgeon of Dr. Ramos Kelly. Dr. Illan has since started his own practice and is now a stand-alone surgeon.
Dr. Pedro KuriDr. Pedro Kuri is a lap band surgeon working out of Angeles Hospital. Dr. Kuri has done thousands of Lap-Band surgeries and graduated from the National University of Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Jose RodriguezDr. Jose Rodriguez graduated from the University of Nuevo Leon.
Dr. Salvador RamirezDr. Salvador Ramirez is a weight loss surgeon who is the assistant to Dr. Alejandro Lopez (ALO Bariatrics). Dr. Ramirez works in currently working in Tijuana only.
Dr. Luis CervantesDr. Luis Cervantes is a weight loss Surgeon working in Tijuana. He has been working with different outfits since 2016.
Dr. Jorge Reyes MendiolaDr. Reyes is a Gastrodigestive Surgeon specialized in gastrointestinal surgery working in several hospitals, including Angeles in Tijuana.
Dr. Miguel RojasDr. Miguel Rojas is a Tijuana weight loss surgeon working out of the MAR Surgery Center (a surgery center, not a full-service hospital). Dr. Rojas graduated from the University of Nuevo Leon and a professor.
Dr. Sergio QuinonesDr. Sergio Quinones is a weight loss surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Quinones works out of his own facility, Pompeii Surgical.
Dr. David VazquezDr. Vazquez was an assistant surgeon to Dr. Osuna and Dr. Fernando Garcia working as a weight loss surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico.
Dr. Miguel MontalvoDr. Miguel Montalvo was an assistant surgeon to Dr. Elias Ortiz of A Lighter Me. He graduated from Baja University. Dr. Montalvo’s medical license certification may have expired.
Dr. Luis CazaresDr. Luis Cazares was an assistant surgeon to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela from Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Cazares’s medical license certification may have expired.
Mexicali Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Omar Fonseca
Dr. Omar Fonseca is a Mexicali bariatric surgeon working out a full-service hospital. Dr. Fonseca graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.
Dr. Juan Arellano
Dr. Juan Arellano is a Mexicali bariatric surgeon that performs all the major surgery types including intragastric balloon and duodenal switch.
Piedras Negras Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
Dr. Guillermo Alvarez works in Piedras Negras using a full-service hospital. Dr. Alavarez graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.
Dr. Gabriel Rosales
Dr. Gabriel Rosales works in Piedras Negras and Monterrey using a full-service hospital. Dr. Alavarez graduated from the Universidad De Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
Reynosa Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Felipe Cantu
Dr. Felipe Cantu is a weight loss surgeon in Reynosa, Mexico. Dr. Cantu graduated from the Tecnologico de Monterrey – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
Monterrey Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Miguel Zapata
Dr. Miguel Zapata is a weight loss surgeon in Monterrey, working out of the Muguerza Sur Hospital, a JCI hospital. Dr. Zapata graduated from the University Autonoma de Nuevo Leon School of Medicine.
Dr. Roberto Rumbaut
Dr. Robert Rumbaut practices in a JCI hospital. Dr. Rumbaut graduated from the School of Medicine Ignacio A. Santos.
Guadalajara Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna
Dr. Jacqueline Osuna is a bariatric surgeon who is the ex-wife of Dr. Alejandro Lopez. She is a bariatric surgeon in Guadalajara as well as Tijuana. Dr. Osuna graduated from the University of Guadalajara.
Dr. Alejandro Lopez
Dr. Alejandro Lopez is a bariatric surgeon who used to work with A Lighter Me®. Dr. Lopez performs weight loss surgeries in Guadalajara.
Puerto Vallarta Bariatric Surgeons
Cancun Bariatric Surgeons
Dr. Héctor Joaquín Pérez Corzo
Dr. Hector Perez is a weight-loss surgeon practicing in Cancun, Mexico. Dr. Perez has performed over 1,500 surgeries.
Guide to Finding a Trusted Mexican Weight Loss Surgeon
The information we gather from this site comes from a lot of different resources. We scour the weight loss surgery forums for trusted patient reviews, testimonials, and input on surgeons. We cover boilerplate information from a doctor’s and sometimes hospitals’ website. We read reviews from patients on sites like ObesityHelp and the like.
Focusing solely on price is a bad choice for most patients. A surgeon performing more than four weight loss surgeries per day is too taxing to be sustainable. This is why we recommend patients find surgeons who work out of full-service hospitals, surgeons who perform their operations (rather than ghost surgeons), and surgeons who have better hand/eye coordination for endoscopic proficiency.
* Edited by Medical Tourism Resource Guide®Complication rates are based on data, whenever available, about the doctor’s surgical complication rates for weight-loss surgery. When the icon is shown, the surgeon’s complication rate is deemed excellent.
** Surgeons that did not opt out of the listing
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