Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico

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Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico, to undergo weight loss surgery couldn’t be easier. U.S. and Canadians can get quality bariatric surgery at affordable prices in Tijuana, Mexico. Best bariatric surgeons, like Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, working in accredited surgery centers in Tijuana, offer attractive alternatives to patients with no insurance.

Once you get to the San Diego International Airport (California, USA), our driver will pick you up and transport you across the border. Our patient coordinator will greet you and arrange for your stay in Tijuana. Our medical center is top-notch and will assuage any fears or doubts you have.

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We have two coordinators in the hospital, one coordinator in the hotel, two-team of drivers for local transportation and tours. Our operation manager is available in case you need him.

Hospital Patient Coordinators – Karla & Danyca


From the second you arrive until the second you depart, Karla will be there to help you at every stage of your weight loss journey.

  • We can accommodate one passenger for traveling.
  • Our Patient Coordinator will help you at nearly every step of your journey from Hospital procedure to make sure you’re comfortable at the hotel.
  • Our hospital staff will monitor your entire progress for the whole night.

San Diego Drivers (Inbound) – Willie & Ricardo

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Willie is our bi-lingual driver who will pick you up on the American side (San Diego) and transport you to (Tijuana). He has a team of experienced and professional drivers to assist him in transporting patients to Tijuana.

If you are flying to San Diego airport, the driver will arrange to pick you up at the airport and take you to Tijuana. Willie calls you the night before your departure and set up your pick up.

If you are driving, simply follow I-5 or I-805 south, leading directly to the Mexican entry point at San Ysidro. Exit at the last U.S. exit and park on the US side. There are several parking places to park, such as border station parking. The driver will arrange to pick you up and take you to Tijuana.


San Diego Drivers (Outbound) – Ricardo Team

On the day of your departure, MBC drivers take you across the border through the medical lane to have less wait time in line with the U.S.

Make sure your medication is out by you so the border police can see it. Once you cross the border, it takes about 20 to 25 min to get to the San Diego International airport.

If you are driving or flying home, it is advised to wear compression socks and walk & move around at least every one hour.

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