Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
Calle Brasilia #1 Col. El Paraiso, VIDA Hospital. (COSMED Clinic)
Tijuana, Baja California MX
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Highly debating the Gastric Sleeve

Joined this site years ago for reviews on a much needed breast lift & possible reduction. I've been yo-yo dieting for 2 years now & not able to keep the weight off that I lose. A couple of family members have been sleeved & they are doing exceptionally well! I'm convinced that I will be able to succeed with a sleeve. My only concern outside of traveling outside of the US to have it done, is...

37 y/o wanting a change

I've always been on the heavier side, or like most people like to say "thick". I always thought about plastic surgery but never really took it serious enough until now. I'm tired of carrying around the extra weight I'm not looking to be a size 2, I just want to have that sexy hour glass figure and feel good about my body. After reading some of the reviews and other people's experiences I...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Lopez truly cares about his patients. Made me feel safe and cared for.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is the greatest doctor I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Best bedside manners you can hope for, kind and funny! He introduced himself almost as soon as I got to the hospital. We talked for quite a bit; he was very understanding of my concerns, his words gave me calm and his vast knowledge and experience reassured me I had made the right decision. I was very uneasy at f...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Alejandro Lopez was recommended to me, now I can do the same for someone else!

I decided on Dr. Alejandro Lopez because he was highly recommended by a relative who had her surgery done in Puerto Vallarta; I was so confident about his skills having seen the results firs hand; I must tell you I was struggling with the whole idea of traveling alone for surgery in a whole other country, however I had to overcome a lot of those personal fears to better my health. Let me tell...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Tired of yo-yo weight - Tijuana, MX

This man and his team are AMAZING. I just can't say enough good things about my stay. Everything was top of the line, from the facility to the care. Everyone was extremely nice,helpful and caring. And I have not had any pain since I woke up and I mean NO PAIN. I just can't say enough good things about him and his team so thank you so much Dr. Lopez for changing my life!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

WLS a total success thanks to Dr. Lopez

Wish all my doctors were like Dr. Alejandro Lopez. He’s the best, made me feel very comfortable, encouraged me to ask questions about the procedure, follow up and lifestyle changes I’d have to make; he answered patiently and thoroughly. I was told my surgery went as planned and so far I haven’t had any complication. It’s been tough to balance my life and physical activity as well as diets b...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Doing great! Feeling great about my Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Lopez

I’ll tell you I did plenty of research and talked to everyone I could who’s involved in the process because to tell you the truth I was very uneasy about going to Tijuana, Mexico for my surgery; Nevertheless, I got on a plane to San Diego and hoped for the best. I’m so glad I did! And happy that I chose Dr. Alejandro Lopez and his team at ALO Bariatrics, they’re outstanding profess...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Absolutely wonderful experience; Dr. Alejandro Lopez is the Best Dr. ever! - Tijuana, MX

My experience traveling to Tijuana all the way from Vancouver for my Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Alejandro Lopez-Ortega was absolutely wonderful. At the time I was very nervous about the whole journey; starting with traveling abroad, not knowing how to speak Spanish, the surgery, etc. The quality of services provided and the level of professionalism from everyone on the staff, to the...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Outstanding surgeon...best experience ever

My experience with Dr. Alejandro Lopez in Tijuana, Mexico; was honestly outstanding! So very different from any other doctor’s appointment I’ve ever had here in the states, everyone was so welcoming, warm and friendly. From the moment that I was picked up at the airport in San Diego I knew I would be in hands of committed professionals. The surgical center is quite nice, spotless and com...

Gastric Bypass - Mexico, MX

Going for revision to gastric bypass, as the sleeve did not work for me 2011. (mostly do to me thinking I could go back to the old habits of eating sweets.) I have tried reshaping my sleeve but it is to far gone after 2 years. I'm in a better place now. This will be my 5 years cancer free. (breast cancer -Sept 13,2011). I want to live another 50, so doing a redo to get it right this time. wish...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is a Top bariatric surgeon that practices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara Mexico.
He has been providing high quality bariatric surgeries, including complicated revision surgeries, for nearly ten years, in that time he has performed more than 5,000 surgeries.

Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lopez has hospital affiliations at COSMED Hospital Tijuana, Hospital San Javier Nuevo Vallarta, Hospital Real San José Guadalajara .

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University Center for Health Sciences
    Medical: University of Guadalajara
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Esophagus, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
    Fellowship: Western National Medical Center, IMSS

Treatments offered at ALO Bariatrics

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Do Surgeons Still Offer Duodenal Switch?

Duodenal Switch is the most effective bariatric procedure in long term to help patient with metabolic disease. DS shows the best result for weight... READ MORE

Is it true that you lose a lot of hair when you get the sleeve? That scares me the most

It is normal to lose it because you are losing much weight in a short time.. after some time it will be as it was before. It rarely lasts more than 6... READ MORE

Would I qualify for Gastric Bypass surgery at 318 pounds?

Obviously we don't have your complete Medical evaluation to be able to suggest one or other procedure. But with the data that you gave us, you qualify... READ MORE

Duodenal switch after gastric bypass? 206lb with health issues.

Duodenal switch, in my personal opinion, is the best procedure for weight loss. This doesn't mean that it is the best procedure for all the patients,... READ MORE

Am I eligible for gastric sleeve surgery?

Hello. Yes you are candidate for weight loss surgery. You would have great results with it, you can improve your lifestyle and prevent diseases... READ MORE

I had my gastric sleeve done on June 19th 2017 so 11 weeks out, is it ok to do karate again?

Hello. Usually we ask for 6 weeks of recovery, the restrictions before this 6 weeks are: Don't lift more than 20 lbs and avoid strong efforts. Now... READ MORE

29 years 5'6 and weigh 246 lbs. I don't have any diagnosed medical conditions. Do I qualify for the surgery?

Hello. Your BMI is 39.70, With a BMI higher than 35 you qualify for bariatric surgery. So yes, you are candidate for the gastric sleeve surgery. READ MORE

I have the lap-band, my doctors advise me to change to the sleeve, should I?

We have a lot of experience fixing lapland complications, such as erosions, slips, infections and dilatation of the stomach or esophagus. Partially, I... READ MORE

How Much Does Stomach Stapling Cost?

HelloBy stapling you mean the gastric sleeve, correct?A you had probably heard, there are many different prices depending on each place. In our... READ MORE

Will my body reject the staples that are placed to close off the stomach if I am allergic to metal?

HelloI haven't seen or heard about a case of staples rejection or allergy. Those are made of specialized medical degree material, Titanium. There is... READ MORE

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Join the Doctor in the OR for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Alejandro Lopez gives us a glimpse of what happens in the operating room during gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. WATCH VIDEO

Gastric Sleeve by Single Incision: The Doctor Gives Us a Peak Inside His OR

Dr. Alejandro Lopez gives us a glimpse inside his OR as he preforms gastric sleeve surgery. Single incision laparoscopic sleeve surgery (SILS) utilizes only a single entry port, located in the patient’s navel, leaving only a single small scar. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 10 year.
Personal Statement

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is a Top bariatric surgeon that practices in Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara Mexico.
He has been providing high quality bariatric surgeries, including complicated revision surgeries, for nearly ten years, in that time he has performed more than 5,000 surgeries.

Memberships
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Consultation Fee

Free

Hospital Privileges
Dr. Lopez has hospital affiliations at COSMED Hospital Tijuana, Hospital San Javier Nuevo Vallarta, Hospital Real San José Guadalajara .
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University Center for Health Sciences
    Medical: University of Guadalajara
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Esophagus, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
    Fellowship: Western National Medical Center, IMSS

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Highly debating the Gastric Sleeve

Joined this site years ago for reviews on a much needed breast lift & possible reduction. I've been yo-yo dieting for 2 years now & not able to keep the weight off that I lose. A couple of family members have been sleeved & they are doing exceptionally well! I'm convinced that I will be able to succeed with a sleeve. My only concern outside of traveling outside of the US to have it done, is...

37 y/o wanting a change

I've always been on the heavier side, or like most people like to say "thick". I always thought about plastic surgery but never really took it serious enough until now. I'm tired of carrying around the extra weight I'm not looking to be a size 2, I just want to have that sexy hour glass figure and feel good about my body. After reading some of the reviews and other people's experiences I...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Lopez truly cares about his patients. Made me feel safe and cared for.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is the greatest doctor I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Best bedside manners you can hope for, kind and funny! He introduced himself almost as soon as I got to the hospital. We talked for quite a bit; he was very understanding of my concerns, his words gave me calm and his vast knowledge and experience reassured me I had made the right decision. I was very uneasy at f...


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Do Surgeons Still Offer Duodenal Switch?

Duodenal Switch is the most effective bariatric procedure in long term to help patient with metabolic disease. DS shows the best result for weight... READ MORE

Is it true that you lose a lot of hair when you get the sleeve? That scares me the most

It is normal to lose it because you are losing much weight in a short time.. after some time it will be as it was before. It rarely lasts more than 6... READ MORE

Would I qualify for Gastric Bypass surgery at 318 pounds?

Obviously we don't have your complete Medical evaluation to be able to suggest one or other procedure. But with the data that you gave us, you qualify... READ MORE

Duodenal switch after gastric bypass? 206lb with health issues.

Duodenal switch, in my personal opinion, is the best procedure for weight loss. This doesn't mean that it is the best procedure for all the patients,... READ MORE

Am I eligible for gastric sleeve surgery?

Hello. Yes you are candidate for weight loss surgery. You would have great results with it, you can improve your lifestyle and prevent diseases... READ MORE

I had my gastric sleeve done on June 19th 2017 so 11 weeks out, is it ok to do karate again?

Hello. Usually we ask for 6 weeks of recovery, the restrictions before this 6 weeks are: Don't lift more than 20 lbs and avoid strong efforts. Now... READ MORE

29 years 5'6 and weigh 246 lbs. I don't have any diagnosed medical conditions. Do I qualify for the surgery?

Hello. Your BMI is 39.70, With a BMI higher than 35 you qualify for bariatric surgery. So yes, you are candidate for the gastric sleeve surgery. READ MORE

I have the lap-band, my doctors advise me to change to the sleeve, should I?

We have a lot of experience fixing lapland complications, such as erosions, slips, infections and dilatation of the stomach or esophagus. Partially, I... READ MORE

How Much Does Stomach Stapling Cost?

HelloBy stapling you mean the gastric sleeve, correct?A you had probably heard, there are many different prices depending on each place. In our... READ MORE

Will my body reject the staples that are placed to close off the stomach if I am allergic to metal?

HelloI haven't seen or heard about a case of staples rejection or allergy. Those are made of specialized medical degree material, Titanium. There is... READ MORE

Videos by Alejandro Lopez, MD

Alejandro Lopez, MD has shared 2 videos.

Narrow by:

Join the Doctor in the OR for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Dr. Alejandro Lopez gives us a glimpse of what happens in the operating room during gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. WATCH VIDEO

Gastric Sleeve by Single Incision: The Doctor Gives Us a Peak Inside His OR

Dr. Alejandro Lopez gives us a glimpse inside his OR as he preforms gastric sleeve surgery. Single incision laparoscopic sleeve surgery (SILS) utilizes only a single entry port, located in the patient’s navel, leaving only a single small scar. WATCH VIDEO

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