Dr. Carlos Altamirano is a highly skilled surgeon based in Tijuana, Mexico, who holds board certification. With a team of accomplished professionals and access to cutting-edge facilities in a fully equipped hospital, he provides top-quality treatment in the safest manner possible.
Specializing in General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Altamirano possesses extensive expertise in bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy (commonly known as gastric sleeve). These procedures offer patients a more effective and efficient means of weight loss compared to relying solely on diet and exercise. Beyond mere restriction, they also work to correct metabolic issues, resulting in faster and more sustainable weight loss.
Dr. Altamirano possesses extensive expertise in handling emergency situations and caring for critically ill patients. He holds certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) from the American College of Surgeons and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) from the American Heart Association.
Specializing in weight loss surgeries, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revision surgeries such as lap band-to-sleeve or sleeve-to-bypass, Dr. Altamirano has transformed the lives of numerous patients. He provides compassionate follow-up care to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. With a track record of over 5000 procedures, he has achieved remarkable results while prioritizing the human aspect of care.
Education and Training
Following his completion of a 7-year medical program in Yucatan, Dr. Altamirano pursued a 4-year specialization in general surgery at Dr. Valentín Gómez Farias Hospital in Guadalajara. Renowned as one of Mexico’s leading hospitals within the State System, it offers comprehensive training in both fundamental and advanced laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Altamirano received hands-on experience in various procedures, including cholecystectomy, inguinal and post-incisional hernia repair, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, and bariatric surgeries such as Gastric Sleeve.
Certifications and Memberships
- One of the 52 Founding Members of the State’s College of Bariatric and Metabolic Diseases of Baja California (COEMEBC)
- member of the Mexican College of Bariatric and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM)
- member of the Mexican College of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE)
- the Mexican College of General Surgeons (CMCG)
- Tijuana’s College of General Surgery (CCGT)
- Certified for the Mexican Board of General Surgery
Surgeries Performed and Pricing
- Gastric Sleeve in Mexico – Costs start at $4,700
- Mini Gastric Bypass – Costs start at $6,000
- RNY Gastric Bypass – Costs start at $7,000
- Lapband to Sleeve revision – Costs start at $5,900