Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
Calle Brasilia #1 Col. El Paraiso, VIDA Hospital. (COSMED Clinic)
Tijuana, British Columbia ME
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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

So I'm going to get the gastric sleeve done first. I'm doing research on MDs, and would love suggestions please help!!! I've seen and heard good reviews on MDs in Mexico I would love to hear from anyone who has been. Definitely would like to hear about price, cleanliness, professionalism and anything else you can add Ok so everything is all together, surgery date,deposit and flights. Now...

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 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...

Finally Made the Decision to Do This ~ Gastric Sleeve - Tijuana, MX

As so many before me, I'm tired of the yo-yo'ing weight. A few years ago, I lost a little over 60lbs just by counting calories. A small injury that had nothing to do with eating sidetracked me and I gained all of it back plus some. I just went on about my business over the years not paying much attention to my weight or the scale. I knew what I needed to do to try and lose weight but had...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Obese... Needing Life Changing Surgery - Mexico

Dr Lopez is an amazing, compassionate extremely caring doctor that knows exactly what he is doing to quote someone else "an expert in his field"! When i decided to have a sleeve done i researched over and over for many months and every time Dr Lopez was the top name that would come up...I chose Tijuana(Vida) and never regretted my choice.Dr Lopez has an amazing team there that make you feel...

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 eight years, in that time he has performed more than 3,000 surgeries.


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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


  • 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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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

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

Have anyone performed a gastric sleeve or any type of revision bypass for someone that had the old open gastric bypass in 1993?

Bypass failure can be for 2 reasons: because of the size of the gastric pouch or because the shortcut in the small bowel is not long enough, this... READ MORE

I'm nearly 60 working toward gastric sleeve surgery. Is it risky at my age?

Probably age wont be an objective method to chose candidates for surgery. There are patients with more age that seems to be more healthy than younger... READ MORE

Can a revision from the old stomach stapling be done with the gastric sleeve?

HiYes, it can be done a conversion to sleeve, bypass or Duodenal switch. It is important to know what kind of gastroplasty you had, if you have a ring... READ MORE

Undecided about sleeve surgery & scared. What should I do?

Every day exist thousand of people looking for a good treatment for the Obesity, millions of people expend a lot of money and take medications that... READ MORE

Can I get vsg with Gerd? I don't want to get the gastric bypass and prefer the sleeve surgery?

Gastric Sleeve always will increase the pressure in your stomach and in consequence will increase the risk of acid reflux. If the patient presents... 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

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