Welcome to VBariatric: Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery Since 1994
For over 25 years, Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his team have worked together to help patients fight obesity and lead long, healthy lives through surgery. Dr. Verboonen is the founder of V Bariatric—a state-of-the-art surgical facility located in the diverse, touristic city of Tijuana, Mexico. Because of our convenient location just south of the border, we are able to offer high-quality medical care at a fraction of the cost compared to U.S. facilities.
Reasons to Choose Our Weight Loss Center
Dr. Verboonen and his highly trained team are well-respected in the world of bariatric surgery. Throughout your weight loss journey, they will provide unmatched support and guidance to help you be successful. Our pre-and post-operative care are carefully designed to help you maintain your weight loss for life.
Our board-certified surgeon has performed over 10,000 gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures, over 5,000 gastric band procedures, and over 4,000 other weight loss surgeries. Because of his extensive experience, Dr. Verboonen is known as one of the leading bariatric surgeons in Mexico.
Dr. Verboonen is also recognized by other bariatric surgeons for his contributions to the field of laparoscopic surgery. He uses laparoscopic technology to perform bariatric surgery through several small incisions, reducing the risk of surgical complications and resulting in discreet scarring.
Ready to Achieve Life-Changing Weight Loss? Schedule a Consultation with a Top Surgeon
Are you tired of obesity affecting your health, mobility, and quality of life? At VBariatric, bariatric surgery is safe, affordable, and effective. Because Dr. Verboonen is one of the top surgeons in Mexico, men and women travel from all over the world visit our weight loss center in Tijuana.
In addition to being a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Verboonen is a member of various prestigious organizations, including:
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
- Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG)
- Colegio Mexicano De Cirugía Para La Obseidad y Endermedades Metabolicas (CMCOEM)
To find out if surgery can help you, request a consultation online or call us:
Our Promise to Patients
"My promise to you is that I will devote myself to your well-being first and foremost, pre and post-surgery. My team will ensure that your stay at my surgical center is an uplifting, positive and comforting experience." Sergio Verboonen, M.D. Certified Bariatric Surgeon
I am so happy to be part of this family and be on this weight loss journey. Had my sleeve on 12/4/18 and am 70 lbs down. I was impressed with the staff from the moment I stepped into the clinic. From Carlos, my case manager, to Dr. Vega and the team that performed my work up. To the incredibly funny anesthesiologist who made me laugh. To Dr. Verboonen and the surgical team and last, but not least, to the nurses that took care of me. You were awesome! If you’re looking for a great team, this is the place to go!
What a great experience with the Dr and his staff at their obesity goodbye center! They spent time with me to find out the best program I needed and they have a machine that does all my exact measurements and emailed me my results. I have lost 4lbs this week and I have a long way to go but they offered everything! I went with Dr. Verboonen in hopes that the gastric sleeve surgery would be done by the very best gastric sleeve surgeon in tijuana mexico, and guess what, that’s exactly what happened. THANK YOU!!!!
Meet Dr. Verboonen
Dr. Verboonen is a pioneer in the world of bariatric surgery. He has been performing weight loss procedures for over 25 years, and he is certified by multiple bariatric boards.
The doctor is a distinguished teacher, collaborator, and member of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country, and he has co-authored bariatric surgery textbooks that are used internationally. He is consistently recognized as one of the most distinguished bariatric surgeons in Mexico and throughout the world.
Dr. Verboonen has performed and mastered every bariatric procedure there is. In particular, he has devoted himself to perfecting the mini gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery procedures.
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Our New Bariatric Surgical Center Is Designed for Your Safety & Comfort
When you choose Dr. Verboonen as your surgeon, you will undergo bariatric surgery at our new, state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully-equipped to offer:
- Sanitation excellence and advanced sterilization techniques
- Unmatched before and after care
- In-house patient services, lab work, x-rays, and fluoroscopy
- Preoperative and postoperative psychological and nutritional guidance
For your added comfort, each room has Netflix capabilities and air conditioning.
Worried about Undergoing Surgery in Mexico?
Many patients who are struggling with obesity cannot afford the medical care they need in their home country. For these patients, medical tourism is an affordable, safe alternative to expensive bariatric care at home.
Medical tourism is the act of traveling to a foreign country for health care. According to The American Journal of Medicine, medical tourism is becoming increasingly common. In 2017 alone, more than 1.4 million Americans traveled to a different country for health care.
Our bariatric surgery center is conveniently located in Tijuana, Mexico, just 20 minutes away from San Diego International Airport. Therefore, patients do not have to travel too far from home to get expert medical care.
There are several benefits to seeking medical care in a foreign country, including:
Fully Bilingual Team
Our experienced doctors, nurses, and staff are bilingual, so you can feel comfortable expressing your questions or concerns throughout your weight loss journey.
Gastric Sleeve and Single Incision Gastric Sleeve Performed by Dr. Verboonen in Tijuana, Mexico (Video)
Comprehensive Bariatric Care
By offering comprehensive weight loss procedures, we can choose a surgery that fits your needs rather than one that fits our offerings. Dr. Verboonen currently performs:
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Single Incision Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Mini Gastric Bypass
- Bariatric Revision Surgery
- Revision Surgery from LAP-BAND® to Gastric Sleeve
- Revision Surgery from LAP-BAND to Mini Gastric Bypass
- Revision Surgery from LAP-BAND to Gastric Bypass
- Revision Surgery from Gastric Sleeve to Mini Gastric Bypass
- Revision Surgery from Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass
- Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery
He is the very best mini gastric bypass surgeon in tijuana! Prices are great and their staff is truly amazing and a pleasure deal with.
Dr Verboonen and his team are amazing! I would recommend them to anyone. You will be treated with respect. They are very professional and friendly.