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Gastric Bypass

Obesity can cause low self-esteem, dangerous medical conditions, and more, but there are effective solutions to this problem.

Gastric bypass surgery with us in Puerto Vallarta, Jal., can help you lose 80% of your excess weight in about 12-24 months.

Bariatrics Health Mexico provides gastric bypass surgery with laparoscopic techniques for safer surgery and a faster recovery.

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Patients in the United States and Canada have access to affordable bariatric procedures with us in Puerto Vallarta. Whether you're considering gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or another weight loss surgery, you can benefit from prices as low as $6,000.

What Is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y surgery, is a bariatric procedure in which a small pouch is made from your stomach. Your stomach pouch is then connected to a lower section of your small intestine. After gastric bypass surgery, the food you eat goes into your stomach pouch and then directly into your small intestine, bypassing much of your stomach and the first section of your small intestine.

This weight loss surgery helps patients feel fuller with less food and for longer periods. Because it also decreases the amount of calories your body can absorb, it leads to fast weight loss.

Gastric bypass surgery can also help treat or manage weight-related medical conditions like:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
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Drs. Sergio Del Hoyo and Christian Ramirez have 50 years of combined experience providing bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve to patients from all around the world. They want to partner with you in your care so you can achieve outstanding results like so many patients before you.

We invite you to request a consultation with our bariatric surgeons to explore weight loss surgery today.

"Dr. Sergio and his team did a fantastic job on my gastric bypass surgery!  They were caring and responsive to my comfort and needs... The entire package, Hotel, Hospital, Surgery, and Post Op care was supreme... After a day in the hospital, I stayed two days (as part of the package) in the Hotel right on the Plaza Neptune and walked every day around the marina boardwalk among the yachts and other wonderful sites. There was really no pain to speak of... I feel like I have my life back. I would suggest this surgery to anyone feeling the stranglehold of weight comorbidities and pre-diabetes... FIVE STARS all the way!" Brian

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Paying for Your Bariatric Procedure

Although your medical insurance will not apply in Mexico, many patients choose to undergo surgery in Puerto Vallarta because it's much more affordable than in the U.S. and Canada, even with insurance. Bariatrics Health Mexico uses state-of-the-art equipment and has highly trained surgeons, so you don't sacrifice quality when you choose us.

Gastric Bypass Candidates

Our Puerto Vallarta surgeons will only operate on patients if it's safe and they meet certain criteria. You're a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery if you:

Are in Good Health

Aside from your weight, you must be healthy enough to undergo surgery safely. Be sure to discuss any conditions during your bariatric surgery consultation.

Have Tried Other Weight Loss Methods

If you've tried conservative treatment methods like diets and exercise with no success, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

Have a High BMI

Gastric bypass surgery is recommended for people with a BMI of over 35 who have associated comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc.) or a BMI of over 40 with or without associated obesity comorbidities.

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How Gastric Bypass Is Performed

Roux-en-Y surgery with us in Puerto Vallarta involves several steps:

Gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically for a safer procedure, faster recovery, and minimal scarring.
Gastric bypass is performed laparoscopically for a safer procedure, faster recovery, and minimal scarring.


General anesthesia will be administered to keep you comfortable and sedated through this two-hour-long procedure.


Your bariatric surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen.


A laparoscope will be inserted through an incision so your bariatric surgeon has a clear view of the treatment area.

Bariatric Surgery

Surgical tools will be inserted through the incisions and your surgeon will perform the gastric bypass procedure. A small pouch will be made from your stomach and connected to your small intestine.

Hospital Stay

You will be required to stay in the hospital for two nights so medical professionals can monitor you and ensure you are healing properly.

The Results of Gastric Bypass and How You Can Help

Though many patients experience losing 80% of their excess weight over a two-year period, the final results of your weight loss will depend heavily on the changes you make in your eating behaviors and exercise habits, as well as medical and nutritionist follow-up. You can make the most of your gastric bypass surgery by:
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Eating Healthy

Because your stomach pouch will be smaller, you will have to eat a diet of nutrient-dense foods once you are cleared by your doctor. We recommend protein, fruits, and vegetables in six small portions each day. You will also have to supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals.

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Exercising Regularly

Starting a few days after your surgery, walking for short periods every day can help reduce the chances of developing blood clots. Once you've healed from your surgery, we encourage you to gradually take up low-intensity workouts to aid in your weight loss.

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Taking Advantage of Our Services

With our bariatric procedure packages, we offer a special liquid diet before and after surgery, nutritionist consultations, and follow-up appointments with a surgeon. These services can help put you on the path to success in your weight loss journey.

"I would highly recommend."


Lori Davis


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Dr. Sergio del Hoyo was excellent, he explained the procedure step by step. The staff at the hospital took great care of me. I would highly recommend Dr Hoyo for gastric bypass surgery.

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Melissa Langenhan


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I had a gastric bypass feb 4thr 2022 and I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Dr.Hoyo , Great surgan !!! His whole team were amazing... with excellent beside manor . Any questions I had were answered right away . I work in the medical field in Canada and was VERY impressed with the care I got here in Mexico . Very easy to give this review 5 stars 

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Bariatrics Health Mexico

Welcome to Bariatrics Health Mexico. We proudly offer affordable bariatric surgical procedures in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Our team of bariatric specialists is led by Dr. Sergio A. Del Hoyo and Dr. Christian O. Ramirez. Our professional affiliations include: 

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases
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