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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.
Ready to Lose Excess Weight? Contact Vive Bariatrics Today
Vive Bariatrics and the entire Vive Medical Group provide safe, effective, affordable, 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.
Meet Our Lead Surgeon
Dr. Alberto Carlos
Alberto Carlos is board-certified as a bariatric surgeon in Mexico and the US and 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 journey. From pre-surgery and choosing the most appropriate procedure to specialized follow-up, Dr. Carlos can help 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.
Our Featured Procedures
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.
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 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 remove 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.
Reduce, Sculpt, Refine
How Plastic Surgery Can Enhance Your Figure After Extreme Weight Loss
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.
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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.
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