Mini Gastric Bypass

Are you hesitant to undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss because you are afraid of complications?

A bariatric procedure called a mini gastric bypass can be as successful as a gastric bypass but is less invasive and carries fewer risks.

Learn how a mini gastric bypass performed at ALO Bariatrics in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, can help you lose weight.

Considering Medical Tourism?

ALO Bariatrics understands that bariatric surgery in the U.S. and Canada can be expensive, but we want you to be able to lose weight and live a healthier life. We are proud to offer procedures like gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y, and mini gastric bypass surgery at low prices without sacrificing quality or safety.

How Does Bariatric Bypass Surgery Achieve Weight Loss?

Both regular gastric bypass surgery and
mini gastric bypass surgery follow the same basic steps:

First, your board-certified ALO Bariatrics surgeon will divide your stomach into a
large section and a small section.

Then, the smaller section is turned into a walnut-sized pouch, which will be attached
to a significantly shortened section of your small intestine.

Food will bypass the larger section of your stomach, enter directly into the small pouch, and then pass
through your reduced intestines.

This decreases the amount of food you can eat before feeling full, as well as the number of calories
your body is able to absorb.

If you follow our lifestyle and dietary plans, you should experience a significant amount of weight loss
over the next several months.

How Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Change Your Life

Better Health

Weight loss can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and more.

Improve Your Quality of Life

Weight loss can reduce joint pain, give you more energy, and make exercising easier.

Boost Self-Esteem

A slim, fit appearance can boost your confidence in social and professional situations.

Dramatic Weight Loss Results Thanks to ALO Bariatrics

Before Bariatric Surgery
After Bariatric Surgery
You too can have a leaner figure, increased energy, and improved health through technically advanced bariatric procedures performed by Drs. Alejandro Lopez, our board-certified surgeons.

Ready to Lose Weight, Feel Healthy, and Enjoy Life?


If your body mass index (BMI) is 35 or above, weight loss surgery such as a mini gastric bypass performed by ALO Bariatrics’ board-certified bariatric surgeons can improve your health and quality of life.Hundreds of weight loss surgery patients travel to beautiful Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, Mexico, from the United States and Canada every year, not just for world-class surgical care, but to save tens of thousands of dollars through medical tourism.To find out more about our surgeons, technically advanced laparoscopic procedures, and the many medical and personal amenities included in your bariatric surgery fee, use our online form or call us for a free consultation. 

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Francies Gardner
Francies Gardner
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From the drivers to every single nurse and doctor, this place was simply AMAZING. If I could give it 100 stars I would. They made us feel so safe. The dr’s are amazing and the nursing staff was hands down top notch. Better than any care I have ever received in the US. If you are on the fence do it! This place is amazing!
Amber Holcomb
Amber Holcomb
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This was the most amazing experience I have ever had. The staff was amazing and took the best care of me during my stay... I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. The surgery was successful and the patient to nurse ratio was great. The accommodations and care were far beyond my expectations. If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, this is definitely the place to go. You will not be disappointed!

Am I a Candidate for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

According to, the average cost of a mini gastric bypass procedure in the United States can be over $20,000, which does not include hospital fees, medication, tests, and more.

Below are a few of the amenities that are included in your ALO Bariatrics mini gastric bypass surgery fee. Please know you are responsible for your own airfare to San Diego (for Tijuana), Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara. Our helpful staff can handle all your travel arrangements for you.

Round Trip Ground Transportation

Your trusted chauffeur will pick you up at the airport and safely drive you the short distance to your resort hotel destination. He will take you back to the airport after your surgeon clears you for travel back home.

Luxury Hotel Room

Our bariatric surgery patients stay at luxurious local hotels such as the Marriott Hotel Tijuana before and after surgery. Your chauffeur will take you to and from the hotel and hospital.

Medical Services

X-rays, pre- and postoperative tests/exams, certified nursing care, and our certified anesthesiologist's fees are all included.


Prescriptions you may need after surgery are part of your surgical fee.

Nutritional Counseling

You'll receive a complimentary assessment with our certified nutritionist as well as a customized diet plan. You must follow this long-term plan to ensure proper healing and optimum weight loss results.

Our Affordable Prices

Prices for our bariatric surgeries are:
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

Am I a Candidate for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?


Is SILS worth the added cost?

This varies from patient to patient based on their goals. While an additional $1,500 may not seem worth it to some people, the ability to be shirtless or wear certain tops without any visible scars may be worth the price to you. Keep in mind that even with the added SILS charge, you still pay less for surgery if you're visiting from across the border thanks to the exchange rate in Mexico.

Your Expectations

While bariatric surgery can have amazing results, you will be responsible for maintaining them. You will have to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to make the most of your transformation.

Your BMI

If you have a BMI of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher with a weight-related medical condition, you could be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Maintaining Your Results


After a surgery like mini gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, you will be expected to follow some dietary and lifestyle changes, such as:


Nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables should make up the majority of your diet. Fats and sugary foods are high in calories and should be avoided because your body now has a limited amount of calories you can consume. We also recommend taking vitamin supplements to ensure your body is getting everything it needs.


Patients should aim to drink about two liters of water a day to prevent vision issues and dry skin. Drinking water between meals can also keep your hunger at bay and minimize your desire to snack.


Once you’ve been cleared by your doctor, exercise will help you lose weight faster and keep it off. Many patients walk, perform yoga, or attend resistance training classes about four months after surgery.

Truly Transformative Results


This patient was unhappy with her excess weight, so she met with our doctors in Tijuana to explore bariatric surgery options like gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and mini gastric bypass. After a successful surgery, she was able to lose her excess weight and was inspired to live a healthier life.



“My results are more than I imagined was possible. I’m down 155 pounds in 6 months. I went to an annual screening that my employer requires and the numbers were the best in 30 years. The staff was professional and efficient 6 months ago as well. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to get the surgery!”

– David Alexander, 2021

Is Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Safer Than Gastric Bypass Surgery?

According to

Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Bypass Differences

Mini Gastric Bypass_IMG

The main difference between mini gastric bypass and gastric bypass is the amount of small intestine rerouting.

Instead of cutting away a large section of existing intestine, during a mini gastric bypass your ALO Bariatrics surgeon will simply attach your newly created stomach pouch further down your intestinal line, instantly bypassing several feet.

Your ALO Bariatrics surgeon can use the latest laparoscopic techniques for your weight loss surgery, which are less invasive, result in less scarring, and can shorten recovery time. We also use specialized techniques that reduce the risk of bleeding and leaking.

More Differences Between Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Bypass

Less Time in Surgery

Mini gastric bypass surgery performed by your ALO Bariatrics surgeon can take about an hour. A regular gastric bypass can take up to four hours.

Fewer Complications

Since mini bypass surgery involves less rerouting of the intestinal tract, it is a simpler form of bariatric surgery. This reduces the possibility of complications.

Better Results

Though it depends on the individual, mini gastric bypass surgery may actually produce greater weight loss results than a regular gastric bypass procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About ALO Bariatrics

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Yes. Our surgeons are board certified, meaning they passed difficult exams given by distinguished medical boards. This is thanks to years of specialized bariatric surgical training and education.

Are there risks associated with bariatric surgery?

While there is always the risk of complications in any surgery, the skills and experience our surgeons possess help minimize this risk. For example, they use advanced techniques to reduce the risk of bleeding and leaking after mini gastric bypass surgery.

Will I be safe in Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta?

Yes. The hospitals and resort hotels are located in safe, modern, and culturally vibrant tourism areas, giving your trip a relaxing vacation vibe. Plus, our private driver will take you to and from your hotel to the hospital so you don't have to use taxis or buses.

Does your staff speak English?

Yes. Our surgeons and our entire staff are fully bilingual, so there are no language barriers.

Do you offer financing?

Yes. ALO Bariatrics offers convenient financing to help you manage any out-of-pocket fees. Contact our friendly staff to learn more about financing and payment options.

Still Not Convinced?


Javana Drogaris
Javana Drogaris
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I can honestly say I had a great experience, from getting picked up until the day I left... 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 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
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