Vive Bariatrics

Life-Changing Weight Loss



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Our board-certified surgeons and their team provide safe and effective bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. Contact us to learn more about how weight-loss surgery can change your life.

Why You Should Choose Tijuana, Mexico


Patients from all across the U.S., Mexico, and beyond trust Vive Bariatrics for their weight loss surgery. Our board-certified surgeons and highly trained staff help to make your experience safe, comfortable, and effective. Vive Bariatrics provides:

International Transportation

Getting you to and from our office safely is one of our top priorities. That is why we provide drivers to pick you up from the San Diego Airport and bring you to our location in Tijuana, Mexico. Our experienced drivers will arrive on time and in safe and comfortable cars.

Latest Technology

Our state-of-the-art hospital uses the latest technology to ensure optimal bariatric surgery results. Our surgeons use the most advanced equipment in laparoscopic surgery paired with minimally invasive procedures to reduce recovery time while still yielding excellent results.

Recovery House

It is important to have a support system beside you after your surgery. While you are recuperating from your weight loss surgery, you can relax in our comfortable recovery house. You will be cared for by a 24-hours nurse and have all your meals specially designed by our professional chefs.

Board-Certified Surgeons

All our surgeons are board certified with multiple years of bariatric surgery experience. They are all international doctors, and some are board-certified in both the U.S. and Mexico. They are skilled, compassionate doctors who take the time to get to know each patient and your weight-loss goals.

Medical Tourism

When you come to Tijuana for your surgical treatment, you can combine the benefits of weight loss with a vacation. Tijuana, Mexico, is a coastal city with a rich history and plenty of things for the entire family to enjoy. Even with a vacation, your stay and surgery in Tijuana will be at a much lower price than the same surgery in the U.S.

Meet Our Lead Surgeon


Alberto Carlos is board-certified as a bariatric surgeon in Mexico and the US, also heads the bariatric surgery team at Vive Bariatrics. Dr. Carlos began practicing in 2015 and is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in Mexico. He graduated with honors from the University of Sonora Mexico, is certified by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity in the U.S. Dr. Carlos is also specially trained in laparoscopic surgery trauma, emergency surgery, and is certified in Life Support by the American Heart Association.

Aside from his extensive background and credentials, Dr. Carlos truly cares about all his patients. He is there for them throughout their entire weight loss procedure. From pre-surgery and choosing the most appropriate procedure to the specialized follow-up, Dr. Carlos is there for you until you achieve your weight loss goals.

Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, practice to learn more about Dr. Carlos and the weight loss care he and our entire team of surgeons can provide.

Ready to Lose Excess Weight?


Vive Bariatrics and the entire Vive Medical Group have been providing safe, effective, and life-changing care to patients from the U.S., Mexico, and around the world. Our experienced surgeons use our facility’s state-of-the-art technology to perform minimally invasive techniques that maximize results and reduce recovery time. 

Our all-inclusive package ensures you are getting top-quality care at the best possible price. Many of our patients enjoy the tourism side of Tijuana, Mexico, before undergoing surgery. 

Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, location to request your consultation and learn more about our medical tourism package.

Patients From All Over


Elizabeth Michel
Elizabeth Michel2022
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I always have the Best experience with them and I will not go to a different dr. they’re the best really good prices and I love the results
Jessica Marquez
Jessica Marquez2022
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My experience was a very good one for my first visit because I didn’t know what to expect especially driving from Nevada. The office is modern, the staff was nice and attentive....

Our Featured Procedures

Our Tijuana, Mexico, practice offers several forms of life-changing weight loss surgery. During your consultation, one of our bariatric surgeons will review your medical history and weight loss goals to determine which surgery is right for you.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is one of the most popular bariatric surgeries that results in maximum weight loss and can even be used to help treat type 2 diabetes. Gastric bypass helps you dramatically lose weight in two ways. The first one is by decreasing the size of your stomach, which limits the amount of food you can eat. The second one is through bypassing a portion of your small intestine, which limits the number of calories you can absorb. 

Mini Gastric Bypass

This form of bariatric surgery is similar to gastric bypass in that it means it still changes the amount of food you can consume and restricts the number of calories you can absorb. However, mini gastric bypass only requires the intestine to be reconnected in one place rather than two. This is typically suitable for patients with a BMI over 35.

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is another effective weight loss surgery that yields dramatic results. This surgery is best for morbidly obese patients with a BMI greater than 40. During the gastric sleeve procedure, your bariatric surgeon will remove a large portion of your stomach, but unlike gastric bypass, gastric sleeve does not alter your intestines. The reduced size of your stomach limits the amount of food you can consume, making gastric sleeve surgery a popular option for our bariatric patients.


Single anastomosis duodenal-ileostomy with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S) is a laparoscopic procedure that was originally created to simplify the complex surgical technique of a duodenal switch. Similar to gastric bypass, SADI-S is also a restrictive and malabsorptive surgery. In SADI-S, your bariatric surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach and removes a portion of your intestine. Unlike a duodenal switch, SADI-S removes less of the intestine, which increases the number of nutrients you are able to absorb after this bariatric procedure.

What Is My BMI?


Your candidacy for bariatric surgery depends on multiple factors, including your BMI. Some surgeries, like a mini gastric bypass, require your BMI to be 35 or over, while other, more extreme techniques, like gastric sleeve, require you to have a BMI greater than 40. Our easy-to-use BMI calculator will help you determine which weight loss surgery will be right for you.

BMI calculator


Your BMI is......

less than 18.5: Underweight
18.5 - 24.9:Normal weight
25 - 29.9:Overweight
30 - 34.9:Class I Obese
35 - 39.9:Class II Obese
40 upwards:Class III Obese

All Our Procedures

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Surgery Revisión

Duodenal Switch

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Sleeve

Mini Gastric Bypass



Meet Our Lead Surgeon


Not only does Vive Medical Group provide life-changing weight loss surgery, but we also have a team of experienced plastic surgeons to help all our patients look their best. Often after dramatic weight loss, our patients could be left with sagging skin that they wish to tone. Plastic surgery can remove the excess skin and tone up areas like your underarms, stomach, butt, and thighs. Contact us to learn more about the plastic surgery Vive Plastic Surgery offers and how it could compliment your dramatic weight loss.

Love this place. The customer service is the best they are so sweet and attentive. Definitely recommend this place.
-Flor Duran