Weight Loss Surgery #1 in Mexico2018-12-10T12:50:50+00:00

Affordable, Quality Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico.

A Lighter Me is a full-service weight loss surgery and plastic surgery medical tourism facilitator based in the USA. We help individuals receive access to affordable, quality weight loss surgery performed in Tijuana, Mexico just 35 min south of San Diego, California. We’ve helped thousands of people lose weight and improve the quality of their lives over the last 10+ years.
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Our Surgeons

The bariatric and plastic surgeons we represent have been carefully screened. They are top in their field, they have a true passion for their work, and are dedicated to their patients. Please take the time to read our surgeons’ credentials — we’re sure you’ll be impressed.
Dr. Elias Ortiz - A Lighter Me

Dr. Elias Ortiz
Chief of Surgery, Bariatrics

Dr. Mariano Covarrubias - A Lighter Me

Dr. Mariano Covarrubias
Surgeon, Bariatrics

Dr. Miguel Montalvo - A Lighter Me

Dr. Miguel Montalvo
Surgeon, Bariatrics

Dr. Omar Lazos - A Lighter Me

Dr. Omar Lazos
Surgeon, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Pricing

There is a direct correlation between the complexity of the surgery and the average cost. If you have any questions about the cost of your desired procedure, please contact us. And remember, weight loss surgery is a qualified MSA deduction.

Average costs for VSG can range from $10,000 to $20,000 in the United States. With A Lighter Me, you receive everything listed below, starting at just $4,595 and your companion accompanies you at NO CHARGE.

  • Pre-operatory blood work, EKG, and physical evaluation
  • Ground transportation
  • Pre-op hotel room (one night)
  • Hospital fees (two nights)
  • Surgeon fee
  • Anesthesiologist fee
  • Antibiotics and pain medicine
  • Post-op hotel room (two nights)
  • Sightseeing and shopping tour
  • Calls to the U.S.
  • Aftercare nurse coordinator
Average costs for RNY, one of the most popular forms of bariatric surgery, can range from $15,500 to $30,000 in the United States. With A Lighter Me, you receive everything listed below, starting at just $5,900 and your companion accompanies you at NO CHARGE.

  • Pre-operatory blood work, EKG, and physical evaluation
  • Ground transportation
  • Pre-op hotel room (one night)
  • Hospital fees (three nights)
  • Surgeon fee
  • Anesthesiologist fee
  • Antibiotics and pain medicine
  • Post-op hotel room (two nights)
  • Sightseeing and shopping tour
  • Calls to the U.S.
  • Aftercare nurse coordinator
Average costs for MGB can range from $20,000 to $30,000 in the United States. With A Lighter Me, you receive everything listed below, starting at just $5,900 and your companion accompanies you at NO CHARGE.

  • Pre-operatory blood work, EKG, and physical evaluation
  • Ground transportation
  • Pre-op hotel room (one night)
  • Hospital fees (three nights)
  • Surgeon fee
  • Anesthesiologist fee
  • Antibiotics and pain medicine
  • Post-op hotel room (two nights)
  • Sightseeing and shopping tour
  • Calls to the U.S.
  • Aftercare nurse coordinator
Arriving in San Diego
Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

The costs associated with weight loss surgery can be both expensive and intimidating. Having weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico can bring that cost down by more than 75 percent, saving thousands as compared to having the same surgery in the U.S. A Lighter Me provides some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the world, as well as an all-inclusive package that includes: hospital and hotel stay, pre-op and post-op medications, surgery and anesthesia, ground transportation from San Diego to Tijuana, Mexico, and built-in support and patient care before and after surgery.

Katherine’s Journey

Follow Kathy as she starts her weight loss journey in Mexico with A Lighter Me: Mexico Weight Loss Surgery. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy had many choices for sleeve surgery in Mexico. What made A Lighter Me stand out from all the others? Not only did she find an expert team of bariatric surgeons, nurses, and support staff, but Kathy also found a caring and supportive team of health care professionals. This team has grown over the past 13 years to become the number one provider of bariatric surgery in Mexico. Here’s Katherine’s story.

A Lighter Me Coordinators

We don’t pretend to understand what it’s like being clinically obese; we had weight loss surgery in Mexico ourselves.

Our coordinators are dedicated to excellence in patient care and providing you with a positive surgery experience. Being weight loss surgery patients, we guide you through the process and stand alongside you through every step of your journey. If you have any questions or requests at any time before, during, or after your procedure, all you have to do is ask. We’re here for you.

Save at A Lighter Me

Not only does A Lighter Me provide one-on-one patient care before and after surgery, but surgery costs are less than half of what that same surgery costs in the United States.

A Lighter Me Saves

Resources & Articles

Laparoscopic Surgery Tools Used in Gastric Sleeve Procedures

October 2nd, 2018|Health Facts|

Laparoscopic Surgery Tools Used in Gastric Sleeve Procedures This is an informational article only and does not reflect your experience with A Lighter Me. Laparoscopy is a type of medical procedure that involves making very small incisions in the abdomen or the pelvis and inserting a tiny camera that operators can use to display [...]

Life After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

September 28th, 2018|Post-Surgery|

Life After Gastric Sleeve SurgeryAnyone who has undergone gastric sleeve surgery will tell you it’s not easy. But they will also tell you that it’s rewarding, and — if you stick with it — you’ll lose weight, improve your eating habits, and develop an overall healthier lifestyle.To get an idea of what to expect when [...]

The History of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

September 27th, 2018|Health Facts|

The History of Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gastric sleeve surgery is the fastest growing weight loss procedure in the United States; it’s grown significantly in the past few years, primarily due to its effectiveness and low risk of complications. Its popularity in the U.S. has helped bolster its popularity in Mexico as well. But, in [...]