Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas is a young bariatric surgeon that graduated from the University of Nayarit in medicine. He has been practicing for over eight years and has successfully performed over 6,000 bariatric surgeries. He is certified in both General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and holds two medical licenses: one for General Medicine (#5330963) and the other for General Surgery (#7593460). He currently works at Trevita in Tijuana, Mexico. His partner surgeon is his wife, Dr. Monica Valencia.
Dr. Carlos participates in bariatric and metabolic conferences, such as the 2015 IFSO Congress in Vienna, Austria, and the 2017 IFSO in London, England. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an International Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a member of the International Federation of Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).
Education and Training
- Medical Degree from the Autonomous University of Nayarit in Tepic, México (2007)
- Interned at the Regional General Hospital No. 1 of the IMSS in Tepic, Nayarit, from 2005-2006
- Completed residency at the National Medical Center Northwest of the Mexican Social Security Institute, serving as chief resident from 2011 to 2012
- Completed Bariatric Surgery Fellowship from January 2014 to January 2015 at the Nephrology Institute Tijuana (INT) and Hospital Angeles Tijuana.
Surgeries Performed and Pricing
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery – $5,899
- Gastric Bypass Surgery– $6,999
- Mini-Gastric Bypass- $6,999
- Revisions- $6,300+
Dr. Alberto Carlos Reviews, Ratings
“I had my surgery with Dr. Alberto Carlos 7 months ago, a gastric sleeve. I use to weigh 92 kilos I have dropped 30 kilograms I am 5 kilogram shy from my goal. The doctor and all of his staff are very caring. There wasn’t any complication whatsoever they were there for me before and after my surgery by phone, since I live in Culiacan. Highly recommended, thank you Dr.Carlos and Dr.Monica for changing my life. The best decision I have ever made, God bless you all.” –Michelle
“They were amazing. Dr.Carlos was great and knows his stuff. The hospital “oasis of hope” was jus like you would get in the US. Nurses were om top of everything.” – Polly
“He’s amazing ! Very detailed . I came to him for a gastric sleeve and he made me feel so comfortable which is very rare because Of the stories you hear in Mexico ! I love it here ! Being in the hospital everyone was respectful attentive PROFESSIONAL AND always open for questions ABOUT ANYTHING ! Dr José Alberto sat righr next to me at my bedside and explained in very detailed the procedure ❤️ Most of all he was very VERY SINCERE ! Idk about anyone but I love a sincere person specially someone to trust with my life !” – Wendy
“Dr Alberto Carlos is a really good Surgeon, I had the oportunity to see his work.. He is really good!” –Sergio