Gastric Bypass Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A gastric bypass can help many people struggling with morbid obesity. Yet high costs keep many from consulting a bariatric surgeon.

Weight loss surgery at ALO Bariatrics costs a fraction of what you would pay in the U.S., without sacrificing safety or quality.

Learn why so many people come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for gastric bypass surgery by ALO Bariatrics.

Why Visit Puerto Vallarta


By undergoing gastric bypass by ALO Bariatrics in Puerto Vallarta, you can experience the profound benefits of this procedure at a savings of more than 70% compared to the average cost of the procedure in the United States. But you get even more than a potentially life-saving procedure at a price you can afford. Puerto Vallarta gives you an unforgettable travel destination along with the opportunity to change your life through bariatric surgery. Here’s what you can expect if you visit ALO Bariatrics for your procedure:

The Local Attractions

Have a vacation before your procedure. Puerto Vallarta has some of the finest attractions in all of Mexico. Here you can enjoy gorgeous beaches, incredible architecture, international cuisine, and a vibrant nightlife.

State-of-the-art Facilities

When you select ALO Bariatrics for your gastric bypass, you will stay in a world-class hotel and undergo surgery at a state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our medical tourism packages include these accommodations.

All-inclusive Pricing

The experienced bariatric surgeons and staff at our facility are accredited by international medical organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. We are trained in the latest laparoscopic surgery techniques.

See For Yourself

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer, including an unforgettable tourism experience and a new lease on life through bariatric surgery.

Facilities and Accommodations

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer, including an unforgettable tourism experience and a new lease on life through bariatric surgery.


Hospital San Javier Rivera is an accredited world-class medical facility that is equipped to meet your needs.

Your well-being is our priority. Our bariatric surgeons observe the highest safety and sterilization standards at the hospital, ensuring every patient experiences the best possible benefits of our care.


All of our Puerto Vallarta bariatric surgery patients stay at the Paradise Village Hotel, with full access to the Paradise Village complex.

Enjoy shopping, fine dining, a casino, and luxury accommodations while you visit.

Medical tourism offers patients the ability to enjoy a vacation while saving money on life-changing procedures.

Attractions in Puerto Vallarta

Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Built in the 1930s, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the best-known tourist attractions in the region. It is a can't-miss stop while you're in Puerto Vallarta.

Vallarta Botanical Garden

Opened in 2005, the Vallarta Botanical Garden looms 1,300 feet above sea level. Visitors can enjoy the exotic plants and the picturesque hiking trails on the 64-acre grounds.

Boardwalk and Beaches

Some of Mexico's best beaches are in Puerto Vallarta. Stroll along the Malecón boardwalk or soak up the sun at Playa Los Muertos, Yelpea, and other gorgeous locales.

Change Your Life with Bariatric Surgery


ALO Bariatrics in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is a medical tourism destination for people interested in weight loss surgery. Offering gastric bypass surgery and other bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve and Lap-Band®, our bariatric surgeons can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Request a free consultation to learn more about gastric bypass and whether it’s right for you.

"Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat."


Jose Martin del Campo
Jose Martin del Campo
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Had surgery with the ALO team 8 months ago and It was an incredible experience. They were very professional, and they were very patient with me. As a physician , I can say the quality of care that I saw in this hospital was on par with american facilities. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat
Emily Herron
Emily Herron
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long story short: would I go back with ALO? Hands down, absolutely, 100% yes.Good luck with your journey, and be kind with yourselves.

How Much Does Gastric Bypass Cost?


ALO Bariatrics offers gastric bypass surgery at significantly lower prices than surgical centers in the United States. It’s one of the key benefits of visiting us in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for your weight loss procedure.

Below are the prices we charge for different bariatric surgery options at each of our locations:

LocationGastric SleeveGastric BypassDuodenal SwitchLAP-BAND
Puerto Vallarta$4,900$6,500$7,500$5,900
Guadalajara – Real San Jose$4,900$6,500$7,500$5,900
Guadalajara – Puerta de Hierro$4,900$6,500$7,500$5,900

Hear from an Actual Patient


It’s natural to have concerns about surgical procedures in a foreign country. The team at ALO Bariatrics is here to set your mind at ease. When you come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for your weight loss procedure, we will be able to answer your questions and make sure you receive optimal care.

You Can Afford to Change Your Life


At ALO Bariatrics, you can get an affordable gastric bypass without sacrificing safety or effectiveness. Learn why so many people come to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for weight loss surgery. Don’t wait any longer to take the first step toward a healthier and more confident version of yourself. Discuss your options in a free consultation today.

A Patient Shares Their Positive Experience


“I can honestly say I had a great experience, from getting picked up until the day I left. Eduardo our driver was very nice and friendly I’m very grateful. The hotel we stayed at was nice and clean and the staff were helpful, courteous and friendly. The day of the surgery got to the hospital was very clean and nice. Yes you can tell they are doing some remodeling outside but the inside was very clean and nice. Everyone I met at the hospital were nice and friendly as well. I met Dr. Alejandro he was very nice. Every Dr. I met and had a conversation with were very helpful and very nice people. Even after the surgery the nurses and staff were always very attentive at all times. I would lie if I said I had a bad experience due to it being the whole opposite of that. I would definitely recommend Dr. Alejandro for this procedure. I thank the nurses, drivers, staff, and anyone else who I did not mention. Thank you so much for your hospitality and for taking care of us the way y’all did God bless!”

About Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the best-known surgical weight loss options.

During gastric bypass surgery, a patient’s stomach is divided into two parts. The first part is a small stomach pouch that food will pass through. The lower portion of the small intestine is rerouted to connect to this smaller stomach pouch. The second part of the stomach is rerouted to connect to the small intestine so bile and pancreatic fluid can aid in digestion.


Gastric bypass surgery results in a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive weight loss.

Thanks to the smaller stomach pouch, a patient’s food intake is restricted. That means less food and fewer calories can be consumed during a meal. And since part of the small intestine is bypassed, the patient also absorbs fewer calories when their food is digested.

See the Results of Gastric Bypass


Bariatric surgery helped Sheila shed excess weight and improve her overall health. It may be just what you need. The team at our Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, surgical center can answer all of your questions about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery, and your many other weight loss options. Our team is dedicated to providing the guidance you need before as well as after your surgical procedure.

How Much Weight Will I Lose


While weight loss can vary based on the patient’s degree of obesity, most gastric bypass patients can expect to lose around 70 percent of their excess weight. In addition to shedding pounds, patients will often find relief from weight-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, joint pain, and an increased risk of heart disease.

Gastric Bypass Candidacy

Gastric bypass surgery can help people with obesity or morbid obesity. There are a few key things our bariatric surgeons look for when determining if it’s a good surgery for you:

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Most gastric bypass surgery patients have a BMI of 40 or over. In addition, these patients are typically at least 100 pounds over their ideal weight.

Limited Success with Previous Weight Loss

If you have struggled to lose weight and keep it off through diet and exercise, weight loss surgery may be your best option to achieve your health goals.

Obesity Comorbidities

A person with a BMI of 35 or over may be a candidate for gastric bypass if obesity comorbidities are present, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure.

Distal Bypass Surgery:

A Gastric Bypass Variation

In addition to standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, there is a variation known as distal bypass surgery.

A distal bypass still involves the creation of a smaller stomach pouch and rerouting of the intestine. The difference is that even more of the small intestine is bypassed during the procedure, further reducing calorie absorption during digestion.


Distal bypass surgery is often performed as a revision procedure for gastric bypass patients who regain some weight. We can discuss the distal version of the procedure in more detail during your consultation at ALO Bariatrics.

Is It Time to Consider Gastric Bypass Surgery?


If you’re struggling with health problems related to obesity, losing weight may be essential for your health and quality of life. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or a distal bypass can remedy obesity-related issues and improve your sense of self. Our bariatric surgeons in Puerto Vallarta want to discuss your weight loss options with you. Give us a call today.

Our Patients Are Our Priority


Rogelio Morales
Rogelio Morales
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I love this place , I have never felts so welcome and so taking care . Dr Alejandro López was amazing. He definitely safe my life . The team on Alo bariatric make you feel secure from the driver all the way to the nurses definitely recommend Alo Bariatrics
Leora Mae
Leora Mae
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The absolute best place for weight loss surgery. The Doctors are very knowledgeable, nice and very clean. I weighed 285 and couldn't loose weight. Now 7 months out I weigh 155lbs. My life has changed completely and I owe it to ALO Bariatric. The hospital is very clean. All the staff they have working are very friendly. Thanks for my life change and for making me look GOOD

More Dramatic Weight Loss Results




Raul experienced a major body transformation thanks to bariatric surgery. When you reach out to us, the team at ALO Bariatrics will help you understand your options. If you are interested in experiencing results like Raul achieved, find out if Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or a different bariatric surgery option is right for you.

The Gastric Bypass Procedure

In general, these are the steps you can expect during the gastric bypass procedure performed by our accredited bariatric surgeons in Puerto Vallarta:


Our certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the surgical process.


Small incisions are made on the abdomen. We use laparoscopic instruments to limit scarring and reduce the risk of complications. Basically, the laparoscopic approach means using a special camera (called a laparoscope) and small, incredibly articulate tools to make the necessary alterations with minimal tissue disruption.


Using a laparoscope and special surgical instruments, your bariatric surgeon will create a small stomach pouch that is separate from the larger stomach pouch.


The lower portion of the small intestine is rerouted to connect to the smaller stomach pouch. The second stomach pouch is also rerouted so it can deliver digestive fluids to the lower portion of the small intestine.


Once the small intestine is rerouted, our surgeons will ensure that incisions are sutured shut. You will be closely monitored in the hospital overnight before being discharged.

Healing from Gastric Bypass Surgery


Initial Monitoring

Following surgery, gastric bypass patients will be monitored at Hospital San Javier Rivera. This helps ensure there are no complications immediately after the procedure, such as gastric leakage from the small intestine or stomach pouch.

Recuperation in Hotel

After the brief hospital stay, patients will return to Paradise Village Hotel to rest. Some follow-up visits may be scheduled during this time, but your primary focus is avoiding strenuous activities and stress in order to give your body a chance to heal.

Returning to Work

Since laparoscopic surgery is less invasive, many gastric bypass patients can return to sedentary work after two to four weeks. Please note that it will take more time to return to jobs that involve heavy lifting or that are physically demanding.

Resuming Daily Activities

After gastric bypass surgery, patients should walk a little each day to promote circulation and avoid blood clots. Gradually, patients will be able to engage in low-impact aerobics, with a full return to normal activities once the recovery process is complete.

Post-Op Diet Guide


After surgery, patients will have a restricted diet to help with recovery, ensure comfort, and promote weight loss.

First Week After Surgery




Set Up a Free Consultation

Gastric bypass surgery may be what you need to increase your life expectancy and improve your quality of life. The team at ALO Bariatrics in Puerto Vallarta can discuss gastric bypass surgery as well as alternatives like gastric sleeve and gastric band procedures. Find out which bariatric surgery is right for you during a free consultation.

Another Glowing Review


“Very thorough communication, transportation from and to airport was provided. I went to PV for surgery, hotel was convenient to everything you could need. Dr was top notch, as well as the whole staff I came into contact with. I’m 3 years post op and still have a line of communication when needed. Still responsive. The hospital is so clean I would eat off the floor. I couldn’t recommend this more highly than I do. And if you are nervous, reach out to them! They will answer all of your questions! I’d do it all over again!”

–  Christina Hurtgen

Scarring After Gastric Bypass Surgery

There is minimal scarring after a gastric bypass thanks to the use of less invasive laparoscopic techniques. The incisions are small and hard to notice. In fact, many patients can wear bathing suits and outfits that expose their midriff without any noticeable scarring.

By following your postoperative instructions, you can ensure that the scars from these small incisions will fade significantly.

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Results

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

A nutritious and well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of long-term weight loss results. In addition to picking a good variety of healthy foods, be sure to chew thoroughly and savor your meals to avoid overeating.

Use Supplements as Directed

Malabsorption during digestion can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Gastric bypass patients can take vitamins and other nutritional supplements to address these potential nutritional deficiencies.

Exercise and Keep Active

In addition to a good diet, you can maintain a healthy body weight by exercising regularly and staying active each day. Consider creating a sustainable workout routine that will work for you.

Make Sure to Stay Hydrated

Drinking water between meals has two key benefits for weight maintenance. First, hydration ensures your body works efficiently. Second, hydrating can help control hunger and prevent snacking between meals.

Emotional Support for Your Journey

Speak with your friends and family about your feelings during this time. You can also consult with mental health professionals to address the changes you’re going through.

Other Bariatric Procedures

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or distal bypass surgery are not your only surgical weight loss options. There are other laparoscopic procedures that can help you achieve safe and fast weight loss. Below are three common alternatives to gastric bypass:

Gastric Sleeve

Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, the gastric sleeve procedure involves permanently reducing the size of the stomach to a pouch about the size of a banana. This restricts calorie consumption and helps reduce sensations of hunger.

Gastric Bypass

This procedure combines a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. A duodenal switch reduces the size of the stomach to reduce calorie consumption while also bypassing a portion of the intestine to reduce the number of calories absorbed during the digestion process.

Duodenal Switch

Also known as gastric banding, Lap-Band involves the use of an adjustable silicone ring to reduce the size of the stomach. Gastric bands are completely reversible and can be converted into other bariatric procedures as needed.

"You can't ask for a better medical experience."


Adina Floyd
Adina Floyd
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Dr. Lopez and staff were amassing. They changed my life and it the stay was outstanding. So much attention and care for me and my mom who escorted me. The staff were spoiling us rotten the whole time. Even now if I had a question or concern they would happily call and speak with me about it. You can't ask for a better medical experience than the one I received here.
Pam Kirouac
Pam Kirouac
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I had a wonderful experience at ALO Bariatrics. I would highly recommend this facility! The doctors, nurses and facility were comparable to those in the U.S. and the care was wonderful!