Vive Bariatrics

Medical Tourism

Each year, millions of people engage in medical tourism, which is going to a foreign country for health care needs.

So many make this decision because they are seeking more affordable medical care than what is available at home. 

Vive Bariatrics in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico is a medical tourism destination for elite weight loss surgery at a fraction of American costs.


Americans Become Medical Tourists

It's No Wonder Why So Many

According to a West Health-Gallup report, over 70% of Americans say health care costs too much when considering the quality of treatment received. Nearly 58 million Americans say medical costs are a major burden on their family. Thankfully for these dissatisfied Americans, Vive Bariatrics offers world-class weight loss surgery at affordable medical tourist rates.

Medical Tourism Packages


Chauffeured Travel

Our team prioritizes your safety and comfort before you even cross the border. All you have to do is get to the San Diego International Airport. Once there, one of our bilingual professional chauffeurs will pick you and your companions up in a spacious vehicle. Our drivers are known for being especially courteous as they ferry our tourism patients to their destination in beautiful Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Elite Surgery

We understand that patients enticed by affordability may still wonder about the quality of health care in Mexico. While we can’t speak for other providers, we are certain that our bariatric weight loss surgeries are first-rate. Every one of our surgeons is board certified and all of our operations are performed at a state-of-the-art hospital. We use advanced laparoscopic techniques to achieve life-changing weight loss that avoids complications and leads to swifter recovery times. 

Luxury Recovery House

Our commitment to our patients doesn’t end when they leave the operating room. We provide stays at our luxurious recovery house to help make sure your weight loss journey continues smoothly. This vacation-like locale is staffed 24/7 by our bilingual nurses and comes with nutritious, flavorful meals prepared by professional chefs. Our team will be there to support you and help you follow key nutritional guidelines that maximize the results of your bariatric surgery.

Our Team Is Led By a Superior Surgeon

Our lead surgeon, Dr. Alberto Carlos, consistently demonstrates world-class medical ethics, knowledge, and surgical skill. He has further distinguished himself by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Turn Your Medical Tourism Trip Into a Full-Fledged Vacation

Tijuana is home to a diverse array of tourist attractions that cater to all interests. Many history lovers enjoy the Tijuana Cultural Center’s museum, sports fans frequent soccer and wrestling matches, and people of all stripes love our picturesque beaches. Please feel free to ask our team for local tourism recommendations.

Why Mexico Beats Other Countries


Traveling to Vive Bariatrics in Mexico for weight loss surgery procedures is significantly less burdensome than going to other medical tourism destinations like Thailand and Singapore.

A typical flight from Texas to Thailand will take around 22 hours and require a connecting flight. Once there, you will have to adjust to the new time zone (roughly 12 hours ahead of Texas) and deal with jet lag. By comparison, a flight to the San Diego Airport to see us takes just a fraction of the time and requires a minimal time zone adjustment.

Our Most Popular Bariatric Procedures Include

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

Vive Bariatrics

Dr. Alberto Carlos of Vive Bariatrics is board certified in weight-loss surgery in both Mexico and the United States. He is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the entire country, and helps patients from all over the world. Dr. Carlos is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

    You can schedule a consultation with the Vive Bariatric team online or by calling (619) 514-2622.

Tijuana Office

Av. Salvador Novo 1070, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana
Tijuana, BC 2201

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