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Lap Band surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Lap Band surgery in Tijuana Mexico can help you lose over half of your excess weight.

A weight loss procedure offered by Hidalgo Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico. It involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch that limits the amount of food that can be consumed. This procedure aims to promote weight loss by restricting food intake and inducing a feeling of fullness with smaller meal portions.

The benefits of Lap Band surgery in Tijuana include minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery compared to traditional open surgeries. It is a reversible procedure, as the band can be removed if necessary, and it does not involve cutting or stapling of the stomach or rerouting of the intestines.


Lap Band surgery procedure

The procedure consist in a silicone ring that is placed around the upper part of the stomach restricting the amount of food you can eat, this bariatric procedure is designed to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthier weight. 

An overview of the Lap Band surgery procedure:

Anesthesia: The surgery begins with administering general anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortably asleep and doesn’t experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Incisions: The surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen to access the stomach area. These incisions are typically less than an inch long.

Placement of the Lap Band: A laparoscopic approach is used, where the surgeon inserts a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera) through one of the incisions. The camera allows the surgeon to visualize the surgical area on a monitor. Other small surgical instruments are inserted through the remaining incisions.

Band Placement: The surgeon places an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. The band is secured in place with sutures or staples. The band creates a narrow passage between the upper and lower portions of the stomach.

Port Placement: A small access port is then implanted beneath the skin, typically near the abdomen. This port is connected to the Lap Band by a thin tube.

Adjustability: The Lap Band is designed to be adjustable. After the surgery, the surgeon can modify the band’s tightness by injecting or removing saline solution through the access port. This adjustment helps regulate the amount of food that can pass through the stomach.

Completion: Once the band is in place and adjusted to the desired level of restriction, the surgeon carefully inspects the surgical area to ensure everything is secure. The incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical tape.

What are the Advantages of Lap Band Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

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  • Affordable Cost

LAP-BAND Surgery

The Lap Band surgery procedure is typically performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, resulting in smaller incisions, reduced scarring, and faster recovery compared to open surgery. The surgery generally takes about one to two hours to complete, although individual cases may vary.

Following the procedure, patients are closely monitored during the recovery period and are typically allowed to return home within a day or two. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are scheduled to monitor progress, make adjustments to the band if necessary, and provide guidance for post-operative dietary and lifestyle changes.

More Advantages of Lap Band Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

Minimally invasive:

LAP-BAND surgery in Tijuana Mexico is one of the less invasive weight loss surgeries and Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo can place the gastric by making two little incisions in your stomach and this does not require any stapling or rerouting of the intestines.


LAP-BAND is adjustable and a reversible weight loss surgery, whenever you need the gastric band can be easily adjusted with a small needle, and if you want a different weight loss methos the lap-band can be removed.

Safe and effective:

This bariatric procedure can be completed in less than an hour, and require less anesthesia reducing the risk of surgical complications as well less risk of wound infection since there’s only two little incisions in your stomach.

With this method most of our patients lose around fifty percent of their excess weight after surgery in Tijuana but for best results patients need to commit to a healthy lifestyle after any weight loss surgery.

*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender, and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

Does Tijuana, Mexico is considered a good option for Lap Band Surgery?

Tijuana is a great destination for any bariatric procedure and Hidalgo Bariatrics is one of the best options to perform any weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with thousands of weight loss surgeries as experience with impressive success rates all procedure is performed at state-of-the-art facilities and a team of professionals. At Hidalgo Bariatrics most procedures use laparoscopic tools accessing the abdominal cavity through several small incisions allowing us to complete bariatric surgeries with reduced risk of blood loss or any other complications, all this at affordable and transparent rates, also offering flexible financing options. Contact us our staff will be glad to quote you during your consultation.

Does Lap Band Surgery is right for you?

Your healthcare provider may recommend bariatric surgery if you have: A BMI of 40 or higher. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way of estimating how much body fat you have based on your height-to-weight ratio.


The FDA has approved expanded use of Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system for adults who have a BMI between 30 and 40 and at least one obesity-related comorbid condition.

What Hidalgo Bariatrics includes in Lap Band Surgery in Tijuana Mexico?

The most important thing for Hidalgo Bariatrics is that you feel well cared for by our staff of professionals, all our surgical packages include:

Meet our certified Bariatric team and Facilities in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr Juan Francisco Hidalgo

Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo Bariatric Surgeon

Medical Specialist in Bariatric Surgery with more than 12 years of experience. He uses the highest technology in its minimally invasive procedures for weight loss surgery.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana with Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo can provide great results with minimal risk.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Lose up to 70 Percent of Excess Weight with Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Tijuana Mexico.

  • 1-2 Hours
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  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana can not only help you to lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.

  • Significant Weight Loss
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Gastric Sleeve Revision

If you have a Lapband in place and have not had success we can help you fix or repair your past surgery failures.

  • Problem with the Gastric Sleeve.
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  • Full RNY Bypass for weight loss success

Gastric Bypass Revision

Errors during the initial surgery, poor dietary habits, and other complications can compromise the effects of your procedure

  • Versatility
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  • High Success Rates

Bariatric Revision Surgery

If your initial weight loss surgery falls short of your expectations, it can be heartbreaking. However, there is hope.

  • Versatility
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  • High Success Rates

Lap Band System

The LAP-BAND system is designed to significantly reduce your stomach’s capacity to hold food. You will feel fuller faster and longer.

  • 45 Minutes
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  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Balloon

The Intra-Gastric Balloon procedure in Tijuana takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The patient may lose up to 30% of their excess weight in 6 months.

  • 30 Minutes
  • 30% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Plication Surgery

The Gastric Plication surgery in Tijuana takes about 1 hour. The patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.

  • 1 Hour
  • 55% Weight Loss
  • 2 Years to reach goal

Duodenal Switch Surgery

If you suffer from weight-related health problems like hypertension, hyperlipidemia or hard to control type 2 diabetes, you may qualify for this procedure.

  • 2-3 hours
  • 80% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal
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Mommy Makeover

If you have multiple cosmetic concerns, Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo and his team can combine procedures into a plan known as a mommy makeover.

  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Thights
  • Arms

About the practice

What is the best practice for you? Contact us and Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo team will explain you all procedures and logistic for any bariatric surgery.

  • Arrival
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Weight loss surgery

Hidalgo Bariatrics patients speak for themselves and show how Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo helps people improve their health and life on a daily basis. Our Bariatric center has become a common destination for patients mainly from Canada and United States who are looking for weight loss surgery at low cost but with great quality and above all the safety that a patient needs. talk to our team of experts they will help you to coordinate your trip to Tijuana Mexico and clarify any questions you may have about the process, which includes the treatment you will receive, facilities and everything related to your procedure.


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