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Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Reviews

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela (Dr. V) has been an integral part of the success of thousands of patients who have done laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Valenzuela has earned an outstanding worldwide reputation thanks to many successful weight loss surgeries and excellent results. Dr. Valenzuela relates to her patients as she received a gastric sleeve from Mexico Bariatric Center in 2016. Dr. Valenzuela leads a seasoned team of surgeons in Mexico to assure successful surgical outcomes. She is board-certified as a general surgeon and a bariatric board-certified surgeon. She is a highly recommended bariatric surgeon by family and friends. Dr. V is top-rated, and well-reviewed by her patients on Google, ObesityHelp, Facebook, etc.

Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Testimonials

Laura – July 21, 2022

Laura before and after

Almost 7 years out. It can be a struggle sometimes. I am still a sugarholic, but I catch myself before it gets too out of hand. My heaviest weight was 210, I am currently between 138 and 145. I work out two days a week with a personal trainer and try to get in a swim or two every week. As always, thank you Dr. Valenzuela and Mexico bariatric Center for giving me my health and life back! I am forever grateful.

Sarah – June 7, 2022

Sarah before and after

This week was my 6-month surgiversery with Dr. Valenzuela! 61 lbs down and I’ve gained a whole lot of confidence!

Mica – May 16, 2022

Mica before and after

Hello everyone! My surgery was in January 2020. Thank you, Dr. Valenzuela! I am loving the new me!!

Maggy – April 24, 2022

Maggy before and after

I was sleeved on April 2021 by Dr. Valenzuela. I weighed 269lbs on the morning of surgery. Yesterday I weighed in at 173lbs. My total loss is -96lbs in ONE YEAR! ♥️ I feel amazing! So glad I did this!

Blanche – April 4, 2022

Blanche before and after

Trust me when I tell you Fashion is FUN….Thank you, Dr. Valenzuela and your team. God is so good. I’m 45 yrs old, feeling blessed in the skin I’m in??. JUST GO AHEAD AND DO IT! CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! ??

Bertha – March 3, 2022

Bertha before and after

I want to say how blessed I feel with the decision I made of getting sleeved. Not only do I feel more comfortable in my body, but I was blessed to be a mom for the second time, and I have struggled with infertility ever since I got married to my husband, I got pregnant 2 months after getting sleeved, and I was still able to hit my goal weight. Thank you, Dr. Valenzuela and MBC for this life-changing experience.

Nancy – February 14, 2022

Nancy before and after

I wish I had been able to do this before I was 55 years old! Thank you Dr. Valenzuela and MBC! Gastric Bypass was the best decision I’ve made! If you’re on the fence about it, just do it! ?

Barbara – January 25, 2022

Barbara before and after

4 years ago, we were the heaviest we have ever been in our lives. He was pushing 400+ lbs and I was well over 300+ lbs myself. We were not happy. He only wore overalls and could rarely find ones that fit. I wore only black stretchy things. We only took our clothes off in the dark and would get dressed in the bathroom because we didn’t even want each other to see us. We immersed ourselves in our work because we had nothing else to live for.

Flash forward three years and after only losing about 25-30lbs each year, we took the big plunge of getting VSG to help us over the finish line. We completely turned our lives around. Today, he weighs in at 225lbs and me at 139lbs. I went from a size 3XL to a Small (4-6). We argue over whose new clothes take up too much space in the closet.

This is truly the life we’ve always wanted and we’re here living out our dreams. Dr. Venezuela, you are the ?. We love all of MBC!!! All staff, all nurses, all coordinators.

Laura Z – March 13, 2021


Before and After - Laura Z - Mexico Bariatric Center

5’4” – Hw 210, Sw 192, Cw 135-140
Vsg 9/30/15
Plastics 10/22/20
Size 18 to a 2/4

I have yo-yoed my whole teenage/adult life, Done every fad and non-fad diet that there is out there. It would work for a year or two, I would get down to a great weight for me, and then it would come back plus more?

In 2015 I decided enough was enough. After succeeding and then failing with Medifast weight loss, I was actually a spokesperson for them, I decided to do the VSG surgery. I was back up to 200 pounds and prediabetic yet again. Obviously, at 200 pounds I did not qualify for surgery in the United States because, well I was not heavy enough nor sick enough.

I had a couple of friends that had their surgery done in Mexico, so I figured why not give it a try. I did a lot of research and found Mexico bariatric center. Read the reviews of all the doctors and decided that I want it to go with Dr. Valenzuela. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to anybody that was considering having the surgery. I have referred several friends and actually took my cousin to have her surgery done.

So I have to tell everybody that the surgery is definitely a tool. It is not a miracle wor

ker and you have to change the way that you think, eat and live your life. Some people say that you can have carbonation afterward, I don’t believe that is your best option. I will occasionally have an alcoholic beverage with maybe a little bit of sprite in it, but I will not drink soda or anything else Carbonated. There are a lot of foods that I don’t eat anymore and I always put protein in my mouth before anything else. Don’t get me wrong I am still addicted to sugar and it is an everyday struggle. I allow myself small treats here and there.

Please don’t go into this with the mindset that getting the sleeve or the bypass is going to fix everything, it will not. You are going to need willpower and a whole new mindset.

As for the weight loss, I went from 210 pounds down to 127, way too small, I am sitting pretty in between 135 and 140. However, I was skinny fat. Between my skin and the lack of muscle from all the weight loss, I was just saggy everywhere ?

So for my five-year surgery anniversary, I gifted myself a major plastic surgery makeover! I got a mini facelift with laser ablation, breast augmentation, liposuction, A thigh lift, and a Brazilian butt lift. Everything is still healing and somethings took better than others. Again still skinny fat?. In December I decided to hire a personal trainer two days a week. We work out for half an hour doing light weights (via ZOOM).

The transformation that I am seeing already is amazing! I just wanted to share my story with you guys and give you some really good information. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!

Amy R – Aug 19, 2019

Before and After - Amy Success - VSG - Dr. Valenzuela - Mexico Bariatric Center

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy Surgery with Dr.Valenzuela on 01/26/2017

SW 353 lb, CW 195 lb

Proud of how far I’ve come. Looking back this was the best decision I made for my life. Don’t regret it one bit. I highly recommend Dr. V and MBC to everyone!

Video Testimonials

Gastric Sleeve Testimonial – a Patient of Dr. Valenzuela – Mexico Bariatric Center*

Mexico Bariatric Center: Patient Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Valenzuela*

Mexico Bariatric Center: Gastric Sleeve Patient with Dr. Valenzuela*

Dr. Valenzuela’s Sleeve Surgery Patient sharing her Experience With Mexico Bariatric Center*

Melinda’s Success Story – Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela at Mexico Bariatric Center*

A Nurse’s Perspective of her Surgery at the Mexico Bariatric Center with Dr. Valenzuela*

More Reviews

“Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela from Mexico Bariatric Center is by far one of the best surgeons I have ever encountered.  I flew from Canada to have a revision surgery done from 1995 to vertical gastric sleeve and I am honored to have such a caring, nurturing, and skilled surgeon as Dr.  L.  Valenzuela.  Her team of doctors is the best both personality-wise and surgically.

All 3 doctors visited daily to ensure I was doing well as my surgery was somewhat complex.  I felt I was more than just a patient but someone they cared about. I have never encountered doctors so attentive,  caring, and genuine.

I felt I could be myself and joke with the doctors and they would respond back in the same manner.  So amazing to see such humble doctors.

Dr. A such a sweetheart rubbing my arm as I lay on the surgical table talking to me making sure I was okay and calming me down with his presence and soft touch.  Oh not to mention he is beautiful to look at now what a Gem he is.

Thank you, DR.  V”


“I had Dr. Valenzuela. Sleeved 12/06/17. For my money, Dr. Valenzuela is the best. I have a lot of information below because I believe in complete transparency and full disclosure. I read a lot of things on here that sound like they are related to surgery but on closer inspection seem to have more to do with personal responsibility and accountability post-surgery.

I picked Dr. Valenzuela based on my online research and in-person interviews. I went to Tijuana ahead of time to tour facilities and interview surgeons. I would also mention that my interview questions got me tossed out of one surgeon’s office.

Dr. Valenzuela was by far the most professional and transparent. She answered all of my questions and showed me her public records as well as a version of her patient notes redacted for privacy.

As far as my surgery. It went very well particularly considering my high BMI.”

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