Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery

Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery

Traveling to Tijuana, Mexico for affordable weight loss surgery couldn’t be easier. We see thousands of patients from the U.S. and Canada each year. Operating in accredited surgery centers in Tijuana, we offer attractive alternatives to patients with no insurance that are both inexpensive and effective.

From the moment you touch down at San Diego International Airport, our dedicated driver will be there to welcome you, easing any travel anxieties as you cross the border into Mexico. Once in Tijuana, our caring patient coordinators, Karla and Danyca, will personally ensure your comfort and well-being every step of the way.

Meet our compassionate team:

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Hospital Patient Coordinators – Karla

Karla - Tijuana Patient Coordinator

Karla and Danyca will become your trusted companions throughout your journey, providing personalized support and guidance as you navigate your weight loss surgery experience in Tijuana.

  • We are equipped to accommodate one passenger for travel.
  • Our Patient Coordinator will assist you at nearly every stage of your journey, ensuring your comfort from hospital procedures to your stay at the hotel.
  • Our hospital staff will diligently monitor your progress throughout the night, providing attentive care.

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 hour.

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