a few words about Mexico Bariatric Team

Mexico Bariatric TeamSurgery. Support. Success!
That’s what you can expect from Mexico Bariatric Team.

Mexico Bariatric Team is one of the leading bariatric centers in northern Mexico. Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Mexico Bariatric Team has been providing affordable, world-class bariatric services and support to American, Canadian and local patients for many years.

Dr. Arellano is an experienced Bariatric Surgeon and a leader in the field of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He has performed thousands of 1,200 bariatric procedures and has participated in countless surgeries, including Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, Gastric Plication, Gastric Balloon, Duodenal Switch, Ileal Transposition and Revision Surgery.

Mexico Bariatric Team is located in Almater Hospital, the leading private hospital in Mexicali. Through this unique partnership, Mexico Bariatric Team leverages Almater Hospital’s extensive health care resources to provide their patients with access to the best medical and surgical care available.

From our comfortable and caring environment to our cutting-edge surgical techniques, Dr. Juan Francisco Arellano and the staff at Mexico Bariatric Team are committed to helping their patients achieve their weight loss goals. We understand that your decision to pursue weight loss surgery comes with feelings of excitement, hope and uneasiness. At Mexico Bariatric Team, we are here for you every step of the way, supporting you and caring for you during your journey from obesity to health.

Please contact us for more information about Mexico Bariatric Team or to speak with our International Patient Coordinator about scheduling a bariatric procedure at our center.

Guidelines to qualify for gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries are major, life-changing procedures. While weight-loss surgery can help reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, it can also pose major risks and complications. You may need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for weight-loss surgery. You likely will have an extensive screening process to see if you qualify.

In general, gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgery could be an option for you if:


Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.


Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity).


Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.

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