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 in collaboration with Mexico Bariatric Center®* 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.
Bariatric Surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela
Dr. 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 Corvala
Dr. 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 Gutierrez
Dr. 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 Lopez
Dr. 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 Leon
Dr. 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 Camelo
Dr. 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-Kelly
Ramos 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 Garcia
Dr. 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 Fraijo
Dr. 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 Kuri
Dr. 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 Rodriguez
Dr. Jose Rodriguez graduated from the University of Nuevo Leon.
Dr. Salvador Ramirez
Dr. 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 Cervantes
Dr. Luis Cervantes is a weight loss Surgeon working in Tijuana. He has been working with different outfits since 2016.
Dr. Jorge Reyes Mendiola
Dr. Reyes is a Gastrodigestive Surgeon specialized in gastrointestinal surgery working in several hospitals, including Angeles in Tijuana.
Dr. Miguel Rojas
Dr. 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 Quinones
Dr. Sergio Quinones is a weight loss surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Quinones works out of his own facility, Pompeii Surgical.
Dr. David Vazquez
Dr. Vazquez was an assistant surgeon to Dr. Osuna and Dr. Fernando Garcia working as a weight loss surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico.
Dr. Miguel Montalvo
Dr. 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 Cazares
Dr. Luis Cazares was an assistant surgeon to Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela from Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Cazares’s medical license certification may have expired.
Bariatric Surgeons in Mexicali, Mexico
Dr. Omar FonsecaDr. 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 ArellanoDr. 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 AlvarezDr. 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 RosalesDr. Gabriel Rosales works in Piedras Negras and Monterrey using a full-service hospital.
Bariatric Surgeons in Reynosa, Mexico
Dr. Felipe CantuDr. Felipe Cantu is a weight loss surgeon in Reynosa, Mexico. Dr. Cantu graduated from the Tecnologico de Monterrey – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
Bariatric Surgeons in Monterrey, Mexico
Dr. Miguel ZapataDr. 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 RumbautDr. Robert Rumbaut practices in a JCI hospital. Dr. Rumbaut graduated from the School of Medicine Ignacio A. Santos.
Bariatric Surgeons in Guadalajara, Mexico
Dr. Jacqueline OsunaDr. 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 LopezDr. Alejandro Lopez is a bariatric surgeon who used to work with A Lighter Me. Dr. Lopez performs weight loss surgeries in Guadalajara.
Bariatric Surgeons in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Dr. Armando JoyaDr. Armando Joya works out of San Javier Marina Hospital in Puerto Vallarta – it is a newer fully-equipped hospital. Dr. Joya is a professor at the University of Guadalajara.
Bariatric Surgeons in Cancun, Mexico
Dr. Héctor Joaquín Pérez CorzoDr. Hector Perez is a weight-loss surgeon practicing in Cancun, Mexico. Dr. Perez has performed over 1,500 surgeries.
Guide to Finding a Trusted Weight Loss Surgeon in Mexico
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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