Medical Tourism

The cost of surgery is increasing in certain countries, and when it is not accompanied by superior results, many patients wonder what to do. 

Medical tourism allows patients to travel to other countries where they can receive affordable care, experience short wait times, and more.

Bariatrics Health Mexico in Puerto Vallarta, Jal., welcomes worldwide patients who want to reap the benefits of medical tourism.

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Medical Tourism Is Booming

According to Medical Tourism Mexico, 1.2 million people from the United States travel to Mexico for health care each year. This makes Mexico the world's second most popular destination for medical tourism, following Thailand. Since Thailand is an expensive plane ticket away, Mexico is often the first place Americans turn to for affordable medical care.

While patients have turned to Mexico for affordable cosmetic surgery and elective procedures in the past, more people are choosing medical tourism to take advantage of low prices and the same quality of care for a variety of health care procedures. Now, Mexico caters to patients who desire affordable bariatric surgery, dental work, and more.

Medical Tourism for You and Your Family

Bariatric patients and their families can enjoy more than just the affordable medical procedures Bariatrics Health Mexico offers. With comfortable weather, stunning views, and delicious food, medical tourism in Puerto Vallarta has something for everyone.

Why Patients All Over the World Are Choosing Medical Tourism With Us

Patients from the United States and Canada are choosing Bariatrics Health Mexico for their health care due to the numerous benefits we provide, such as:

Convenient Location

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport offers direct flights to and from many popular cities in the U.S. and Canada, making it a convenient location for your bariatric surgery.

All-Inclusive Packages

We offer packages for our bariatric procedures that include the price of your surgery, a one-night hospital stay, a four-night hotel stay, transportation, medications, nutritionist consultation, EKG, lab tests, and more. These packages are for five days, with time to explore the area on an off day.

Arranged Accommodations

Once you arrive in Puerto Vallarta, you won't have to worry about getting around or finding a place to stay—that will all be taken care of. We offer transportation to get you to and from the airport, hospital, and hotel.

Bilingual Staff

We understand that patients may be hesitant to receive medical care with a team that doesn't speak their native language. Eighty percent of the medical staff at Bariatrics Health Mexico is bilingual so you can feel confident about your health care.

Affordable Services

The main benefit of medical tourism is low prices. Our procedures cost $4,800-$6,500, much lower than you could expect to pay in the United States and Canada for the same procedures.

Benefit From Our Low Prices

Surgery Starting Price Hospital Stay Hotel Stay
Gastric Sleeve $4,800 One Night 3 nights
Mini Gastric Bypass (one single anastomosis bypass) $6,000 One Night 3 nights
Gastric Bypass $6,000 One Night 3 nights
Revision Surgery (Gastric Bypass to Bypass) $6,500 One Night 3 nights
Lap-Band to Sleeve $5,000 One Night 3 nights
Lap-Band to Bypass $6,400 One Night 3 nights

*All prices are in USD. Pricing may vary for patients with a BMI over 50.

Medical tourism patient before and after bariatric surgery

Transform Your Life With Bariatric Surgery
Choose Tourism in Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

Patients come to us when they desire a dramatic change in their overall health and appearance—and we deliver the results they've envisioned. Not only are our bariatric surgeries affordable, but they're also effective. We don't sacrifice quality for a price patients can afford—you can have both!

If you're ready to save money and reap the benefits of bariatric surgery, we want to hear from you. Request a consultation with our bariatric surgeons today.

We Welcome Medical Tourists to Our Puerto Vallarta Destination


Kimberly Winter


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Making the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery with Dr Sergio Del Hoya was the best thing I've ever done... The price for the surgery included airport transportation, labwork, EKG, surgery, overnight stay in the hospital, leak check, my clear liquid meals at the hotel, a dietitian consultation and most of all I can call/text Dr Sergio Del Hoyo any time I have questions. His hospital staff was incredibly attentive, professional and caring. I am 6 day post-op with minimal discomfort, incisions healing well and feeling so positive. Just want to say thank you to Dr Sergio Del Hoyo and his staff for taking great care of me.

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Tracy McQueen


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I was a bit skeptical about having surgery but I met a lady on the plane last year that had just had it done and followed her journey. She gave me all the info and no small amount of guidance. I felt well taken care of from the first time I spoke to Dr Sergio. He answered all my questions very quickly. He made sure I was well prepared and feeling confident about surgery. The facility is absolutely beautiful, exceptionally clean and the entire surgical team were wonderful! I was up walking around the unit within a couple hours and I was back at the condo the next day. I am so thankful to have found Dr. del Hoyo and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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A Spotlight on Our Tech:
Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery

We use the latest developments in the field of bariatrics to provide patients with safe, effective surgeries. The da Vinci® XI Surgical System is a robotic surgical instrument controlled by our bariatric surgeons that reduces the risk of human error during procedures. This system provides a better view of the surgical field and is capable of more precise movements than the human hand.

The result is better medical outcomes for our patients. With this surgical system, our doctors can minimize complications for safer surgery, shorten incisions for better cosmetic outcomes, and reduce downtime so you can get back to your life faster.

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Another Reason to Choose Us:
Our Highly Trained Surgeons

Dr. Sergio Del Hoyo and Dr. Christian Ramirez have performed thousands of bariatric surgeries and have 50 years of combined experience. They can perform safe surgeries that get you the results you desire without complications. They are also members of many prominent medical associations, like the:

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

With Mexican, American, and international accreditation, you can expect safe, quality care from our surgeons.

Understanding Insurance in Mexico

Like many practices in Mexico, we don't accept medical insurance from American or Canadian providers. However, you may still pay less for your procedure without insurance than you would in your home country with insurance. This results in many patients choosing Mexico for everything from cosmetic surgery to gastric sleeve surgery.

Not From Mexico? No Problem! Virtual Consultations Are Available

We want bariatric surgery and medical care to be a viable option for patients, no matter where they're from. If you're curious about surgery, you can complete a free virtual consultation from the comfort of your own home. You'll only have to come to Puerto Vallarta, Jal., for your procedure.

"I had such a wonderful experience with Dr del Hoyo and his team. He dealt with all interactions personally never passing it off to reception. Every single questions was answered and every detail taken care of." Christie Leithead

Surgery in a Stunning Destination Turn Your Medical Tourism Into a Vacation

Your stay in Puerto Vallarta doesn't have to be strictly business. In fact, many of our medical tourists schedule time to explore the area and experience all it has to offer. A prime location in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has stunning beaches, beautiful weather, an appreciation for the arts, and breathtaking sunsets. Some of our medical tourists even spend some of their time recovering on the beach.

FAQ About Medical Tourism

Can I bring my family with me?

Yes. Many patients bring their families along with them during their medical travel so they can have a short vacation together in Puerto Vallarta.

How does the medical travel process work?

To book your surgery date, you must pay a 10% down payment. When you arrive in Mexico, the Bariatrics Health Mexico team will transport you to your hotel. The next day, you will complete all preliminary tests at the hospital. You can then undergo your bariatric procedure. Your total payment is due on the day of your surgery. You will spend one night recovering in the hospital where medical staff can monitor you but can spend the rest of your time in your hotel room or on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta with your family.

How do I prepare for this kind of tourism?

Medical tourism is similar to regular tourism, in that you'll need to do a few things before you can come to us in Mexico. We recommend getting/updating your passport, acquiring Mexican pesos, and properly completing a Multiple Migratory Form, which may be provided to you by the airline.

Will I have help after my medical procedure?

Yes. Our patients have access to our nutritional counselors and can set up video calls with our team whenever they have questions. When you choose us for your care, you'll have an entire team of medical professionals on your side—you don't have to do it alone.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation with organizations like the ASMBS and IFSO are important because they prove a surgeon's dedication to patient safety and optimal treatment. For example, The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery requires members to be certified by a board and help contribute to their mission of elevating the standard of care for those impacted by obesity. Accreditation should be something you look for in the surgeon who will be performing your bariatric surgery.

Our Medical Tourists Love Our Doctors


Deyssi Casillas


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The care they provided through the whole process was above and beyond. There was always full contact with Dr. Del Hoyo for any major or little question I may have. His team and CMQ Rivera was always at full attention to give the best care as they can. Thank you to Dr. Del Hoyo for helping me with this journey of getting a better grip on my Heathy new Lifestyle.

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Heather Peninger


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The care I got from Dr. Sergio del Hoyo and his team was amazing. Everyone was professional and most of all caring. The doctor communicates with you personally before, during and after your surgery. There was never an unanswered question. I’m happy I did my research and found Dr. Sergio del Hoyo. I’m excited to start my new life and very thankful for the care I received starting this journey.

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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
  • Request a free virtual consultation online.

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