Vive Bariatrics

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Is your weight putting your health at risk? Have you tried diet and exercise with no results?

Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose up to 80% of your body weight within the first year.

Our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Alberto Carlos, can perform a gastric bypass in Tijuana, Mexico, to reduce your weight and restore your health.


How Gastric Bypass Surgery


Gastric bypass surgery can help kickstart your weight-loss journey. Patients who undergo a gastric bypass can expect to lose around 100 pounds within their first year. Unlike some other weight loss surgeries, a gastric bypass helps you lose weight in three ways:

Unlike gastric sleeve surgery, which only shrinks the size of your stomach, a gastric bypass shrinks your stomach and bypasses the majority of your small intestine.


During a gastric bypass, Dr. Carlos will reduce the size of your stomach by dividing it into two sections: a small pouch and a large (gastric) pouch. The small stomach pouch will hold the food you eat. Because of its small size, the amount of food you can consume will be dramatically reduced and limit your caloric intake.

Calorie Absorption

During your gastric bypass, Dr. Carlos will reroute your small intestine so food will travel from your new stomach pouch directly to the lower portion of your small intestine. This rerouting restricts caloric absorption.

Ghrelin Production

Ghrelin is the hormone that makes us feel hungry. When your small intestine is rerouted, the production of this hormone is reduced, allowing you to feel fuller for longer.

A Breakdown


The Roux-en-Y method is a laparoscopic technique used during the gastric bypass procedure. The “Roux limb,” or the rerouted portion of your small intestine, is named after César Roux, who first created the technique. The Y was added due to your rerouted small intestine being in a “Y” shape. Roux-en-Y and gastric bypass are often used interchangeably.

Improve Your Quality of Life and Confidence


The benefits of weight loss surgery are far-reaching. When you choose a skilled surgeon like Dr. Carlos, you can expect life-changing results such as:

A gastric bypass limits the amount of food you can eat and the number of calories you can absorb. Patients can expect to lose 60-80% of their excess weight within the first 12-18 months.

By losing weight, you can experience an increase in energy that can help you commit to a more active lifestyle. By keeping active, you can maintain a healthy body weight.

Because gastric bypass surgery helps you lose a dramatic amount of weight, it can help prevent and treat obesity-related diseases like type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. 

Being overweight can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery live their lives with enhanced confidence in any clothing or situation.


Obesity can increase your risk for developing conditions
such as “heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain
types of cancer. These are among the leading causes
of preventable, premature death.”

Safe, Affordable, and Effective


Our Tijuana practice is located less than an hour away from the San Diego airport, making it a convenient location for all our U.S. patients. Learn why we’re a medical tourism destination for so many:

Dr. Carlos is board-certified as a bariatric surgeon both in Mexico and in the U.S. He has undergone additional training in laparoscopic and emergency surgery and is certified in Life Support by the American Heart Association. His quality of care has changed the lives of numerous patients struggling with their weight.

We use the most advanced equipment in laparoscopic surgery to provide minimally invasive procedures that produce superior results. Through this state-of-the-art technology, our bariatric surgeon can perform the latest surgical techniques for safer procedures and quicker recoveries. 

Our Tijuana weight-loss surgery center allows patients from around the world to have life-changing bariatric surgery at an affordable cost. Your price includes transportation to and from the airport and hospital, surgeon fees, hospital fees, a 24-hour nurse, meals, and more. There are no hidden fees in our pricing.

Our Surgeon Skillfully Employs


Dr. Carlos is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons not just in Tijuana, but throughout all of Mexico. His experience allows him to use the advanced laparoscopic surgery technique to its full effect when performing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. 

Dr. Carlos uses a tube-like device called a laparoscope that has both a light source and camera. By accessing and viewing the interior of your abdomen with this tool, he can complete weight loss surgery without the need for large incisions. When compared to traditional methods, the laparoscopic technique achieves:

Are You Ready To Lose Weight?


Dramatic weight loss can improve your health, confidence, and overall quality of life. Our Tijana staff is passionate about helping all our patients achieve their weight loss goals and live healthy lifestyles. We are here for you every step of the way to ensure you have a safe and effective recovery.

Dr. Carlos oversees the entire weight loss process. He will determine the most appropriate procedure to meet your needs and give you detailed instructions for preparing for surgery. He will also provide specialized follow-ups until you achieve all of your weight-loss goals.

Contact our Tijuana, Mexico, practice to request your consultation. 

(619) 413-0120

Are You Ready To Lose Weight?

A study involving nearly 22,000 weight loss surgery recipients, many of whom received gastric bypass, showed incredible results. Both men and women experienced significantly reduced mortality rates, with notably reduced fatalities from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. 


Factors That Affect Your Candidacy


The best way to determine your candidacy is to contact our Tijuana practice. Our trained medical staff will discuss your health history and weight loss goals to determine if gastric bypass or another bariatric surgery like a gastric sleeve would be best for you.

Some factors to consider are:


Patients seeking this weight loss surgery typically have a BMI greater than 40. You may be better suited for another bariatric surgery if your BMI is under 40.


Though good candidates may be dealing with obesity-related health issues like type II diabetes or GERD, to minimize the risk of complications during the bariatric procedure they should otherwise be in decent overall health.


A gastric bypass gives you the tools to kickstart your weight loss journey. However, you will need to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle to experience the lasting benefits of weight loss.

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Choose Vive Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico

We offer all-inclusive bariatric surgery at a fraction of American costs. We take care of every step starting with transportation from the San Diego airport through round-the-clock medical care at our recovery house and extended follow-up services. Write to our Tijuana teamto start your gastric bypass journey, or call: 

(619) 648-3961

Life Changes Will Be Necessary

Addressing obesity with gastric bypass surgery is an empowering decision – and the first step towards a new lifestyle. After receiving weight loss surgery, you will need to make some behavioral changes to support your weight loss and long-term health.