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Hidalgo Bariatrics

Patient Process and

Travel Itinerary

From Consultation to Arrival:
Our Patient Protocol and Travel Plan

Ease Your Concerns About Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico,
at Hidalgo Bariatrics your peace of mind is our priority.
Simply Fly to San Diego, and Let us take care of the rest!

Steps to Scheduling Your Surgery Date:

1.- See if you Qualify

Fill the pre qualification form.
A patient coordinator will contact you.

Submit the Form

2.- Health Questionnaire

Your well-being matters. Complete your medical history for customized care.

Go to Medical History

3.- Schedule Your Appointment

Schedule your appointment (25 min. video conference) with Dr Hidalgo. 

Book appointment

4.- Pay deposit / Book your surgery

Unlock you appointment with a nutritionist (Video conference) to talk about your nutritional plan.

Go to Payment

Preparing for Surgery

After confirming your schedule, your coordinator will email you detailed instructions for booking your flights, adhering to pre-op diet guidelines, and managing home medications pre-surgery. Additionally, you’ll receive a Surgery Consent Form, requiring completion 14 days before your procedure. Please provide details about any necessary accommodations, including extra hotel bookings, companion information, emergency contacts, and your flight itinerary.

Required Travel Documents

We highly recommend possessing a valid Passport for everyone in your group. If you don’t have one or it’s expired, we recommend expediting your passport application/renewal before your Mexico trip. *In special cases, and with approval from your Patient Coordinator, you may use ONE of the following as an alternative to a conventional passport.

  • Passport ID Card
  • REAL ID OR Enhanced Driver’s License
  • Valid Driver’s License AND Original U.S. Birth Certificate (no copies). *Bringing your social security card and recent utility/cell phone bill that matches your license/ID helps the process go smoother
Required Travel Documents

What is Needed Prior to Surgery?

  • Complete the Consent Form:

    A link will be sent in your booking confirmation email.

  • Upload a Copy of your Passport/Identification:

    For a seamless border crossing experience, we request that you provide your identification, which can be attached to the consent form.

  • Send Us Your Flight Itinerary:

    Please ensure your arrival time is before 12:00 PM (noon) and your departure time is after 2:00 PM.

  • Confirmation of Completed Payment

    pay online (21 days prior).

Essentials for Your Travel Packing List

Travel Essentials: Pack efficiently, and be sure to place laptops, notepads, or electronic devices in travel cases labeled with your name. Both the hotel and hospital provide standard U.S. outlets, complimentary Wi-Fi during your hospital stay.

Include a comfortable nightshirt, a soft sports bra, and your regular medications in their original prescription bottles. There’s no need to bring food or drinks to Tijuana, as you can easily purchase sports drinks or juices upon arrival at the hotel

What to Pack for Your Trip

Travel Itinerary

Everything begins here

Book a consultation with Dr. Hidalgo


If you have any questions or need help,
please contact our staff