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Dr. Jalil Illan, MD – Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Jalil Illan

About Dr. Jalil Illan

Dr. Jalil Illan Fraijo, MD, is a Tijuana bariatric surgeon and one of Mexico’s top-ranked, board-certified weight loss surgeons. Having an extensive track record, Dr. Jalil Illan is a specialist in laparoscopic surgery with the completion of over 4,000 laparoscopic procedures, 3,500 bariatric surgeries, and has participated in over 8,500 metabolic and bariatric operations.

Dr. Jalil


Dr. Jalil Illan graduated from Baja California University, College of Medicine, ranking at the top of his class and being recognized with surgical honors. Dr. Illan’s General Surgery Training was completed at Sonora State General Hospital, located in Hermosillo.

During this period, he differentiated himself by publicizing research articles on Obesity and General Surgery. Afterward, Dr. Illan finished an intensive four-year fellowship program in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery with the world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Juan Lopez Corvalá.

Dr. Jalil Illan achieved advanced courses in both Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques from Hospital Oswaldo Cruz Sao Paulo, Brazil – one of Brazil’s most recognized healthcare institutions.

Dr. Jalil Illan has advanced training in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Nowadays, Dr. Illan serves as Chief of the Emergency Room Surgery at Regional Hospital IMSS #1.

Education & Training

Baja California University College of Medicine
Residency, General Hospital of Sonora
Fellowship, Mexico City and Tijuana with Dr. Juan Lopez Corvalá

Dr Jalil Illans credentials


  • Member, Hospital Ethics Committee at Regional Hospital IMSS No. 1
  • Member, Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity A. C.
  • Member, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Member, Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Member, Latin American Federation of Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Surgery
  • Member, Tijuana Medical Board
  • Member, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery

Notable Professional Experience

  • January 2013 – current
    Member of Hospital Ethics Committee at Regional Hospital IMSS No. 1 (Mexican Social Security Institute, Baja California area).
  • February 2012 – current
    CFO at Baja Bariatrics, Specialized Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico, Tijuana Baja California, Mexico.
  • February 2012 – current
    Chief of Emergency Room Department of Surgery at Regional Hospital IMSS No. 1 (Baja California area)
  • February 2010 – current
    Staff Surgeon, General Surgery Department at IMSS No. 1 of the Mexican Social Security Institute.
  • January 2009 – December 2012
    Staff Physician, Surgery Trauma and Critical Care Department of Red Cross Hospital, Tijuana Baja California.
  • January 2009 – December 2010
    Program Coordinator at Dr. Juan Lopez Corvalá, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.
  • June 2008 – February 2012
    Chief Surgeon, Department of Surgery in General Hospital of Playas de Rosarito

Dr. Jalil performing surgery

Surgeries Performed and Pricing

Dr. Jalil Illan Reviews, Ratings

“Great service from everyone I had communication with, very happy with all services from the pickup at the airport our driver Sal was very nice and helpful, hotel staff very helpful and very nice hotel and Julio was very helpful, nurses very helpful, the doctor was very helpful great job explaining everything all in all everybody and all services were great.” – Shari

“I had a gastric sleeve done at Hospital BC love the environment and the kindness of the stuff they make you feel like you are home feeling great totally recomend Dr. Illan i am so satisfied I just got my surgery 4 days ago and feeling great cant wait to see the results.” – Yolanda

“This has been a great experience. Everyone here is so nice and attentive. The facility is wonderful and the staff is so great.” – Micaela

“I have been pleased with all of the staff and doctors providing me care for my sleeve surgery. I strongly recommend Hospital BC and Dr. Illan.” – Mercedes

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