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We offer advanced bariatric surgery options like single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S). 

SADI-S is a powerful weight loss solution that was developed to simplify the complex but effective surgery known as the duodenal switch. 

Vive Bariatrics in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, is a prime destination to have weight loss surgery and an outstanding medical tourism experience.

Duodenal Switch versus SADI-S 

Duodenal Switch graphic illustrating the multiple connections the procedure requires
Duodenal Switch The Duodenal Switch is significantly more complex, involving the creation of both a biliopancreatic limb that carries digestive juices, and an alimentary limb that carries only food.
SADI-S graphic illustrating the single connection the procedure requires
SADI-S SADI-S achieves powerful results with the use of a single rerouting point. In this procedure, the alimentary limb and common channel (where food meets digestive juices) are the same.

SADI-S Results Are Significant

Studies have shown that SADI-S can lead to a loss of 20% of your excess weight within three months of surgery, and nearly 100% of excess weight loss after 2 years. 

Why So Many International Patients Visit Vive Bariatrics

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A Tourism Experience

We provide licensed chauffeurs who pick patients up at the San Diego Airport and drive them to our Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, location. Once here, you receive treatment that is of the same quality you would in America, but at a fraction of the cost. Many patients turn their time with us into a vacation, enjoying our city's famed beaches, restaurants, culture, and more. 

Dr. Alberto Carlos with patient

Elite Surgeons

All of our procedures are performed by board-certified surgeons at a state-of-the-hospital. Our lead surgeon, Dr. Alberto Carlos, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, meaning he has elite levels of skill, ethics, and knowledge. We use cutting-edge laparoscopic surgical techniques that are known to avoid complications while resulting in reduced recovery times. 

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Recovery House

After surgery, our patients stay at our Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, recovery house. This luxurious recuperation destination includes 24/7 nursing service and delicious, healthy meals prepared by professional chefs. From before your surgery through your stay at the recovery house and afterwards, you will have detailed nutritional guidelines that maximize the results of your SADI-S surgery. 

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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) 816-2525.

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