Mexico Weight Loss Surgeons

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Editors at Mexico Bariatric Center* have ranked best weight loss surgeons** in Mexico based on their knowledge of medical tourism as well as patient reviews and comments. We also have a rating system for consumers to review the top weight loss surgeons in Mexico. Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons from Tijuana, Mexicali, Piedras Negras, Reynosa, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun are considered in our review. The weight loss surgeons are ranked on the following metrics:

Gastric Bypass Gastric Sleeve Duodenal Switch Revision

Facilities Bariatric Experience  Price

Single Incision***  Complications Low Complications

Tijuana Bariatric Surgeons

Tijuana is the most prominent destination in Mexico for weight loss surgery.

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela - Best Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela is a top, board-certified weight-loss surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Valenzuela 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 - Best Weight Loss Surgeon in Mexico

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, FACS is a weight loss surgeon who has bariatric and metabolic certification. He has performed over 3,500 bariatric surgeries.

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez   Complications

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. Ismael Cabrera Garcia

Dr. Ismael Cabrera is Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela 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. Mario Camelo

Dr. Mario Camelo is a weight loss surgeon who has performed over 1,800 bariatric surgeries to date.


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. 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

Dr. Luis Cervantes is a weight loss Surgeon working in Tijuana. He has been working with different outfits since 2016.

Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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.

Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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.

Bariatric Surgeon in 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.

Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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.


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, Mexico 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. Dr. Lopez performs weight loss surgeries in Guadalajara.

Puerto Vallarta Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Armando Joya

Dr. 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.


Cancun Bariatric Surgeons

Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

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. After all the content is gathered, we provide a detailed examination of the weight loss surgeon with a relative (star) rating.

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.

Bariatric Surgery Experts Locations in Mexico

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.

* Edited by Mexico Bariatric Center® 

** Surgeons that did not opt out of the listing

*** Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, otherwise known as SILS or single port incision, is the latest breakthrough in bariatric surgery. With single port incision, surgeons can perform the same operation through one port providing patients with a host of advantages including, fewer scars, less scarring, faster recovery time and a better aesthetically-pleasing abdomen.

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