You have reached the most distinguished weight loss practice in all of Mexico. Dr. Verboonen and a highly experienced and respected team will provide you with unparalleled support, guidance, and comprehensive weight loss process, before and after care that you will not find elsewhere.
Since 1995, Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his amazing team have worked together at the best state-of-the-art surgical facility located in the highly diverse and beautiful city of Tijuana, Mexico. Not only is Dr. Verboonen the pioneer in bariatric surgery in all of Mexico, but he has also opened the doors to many up-and-coming bariatric surgeons who have performed their residency at his practice creating The V Bariatric Institute.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen has performed well over 10,000 Gastric Sleeve (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) and Mini Gastric Bypass (One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass) surgeries, 5,000 gastric band surgeries, and over 4,000 various other surgeries related to weight loss.
The traditional Gastric Sleeve and The Single Incision Gastric Sleeve have been performed safely every day by a team of board-certified doctors in Tijuana, Mexico since 2004. Our affordability and track record for safety speak for themselves with 20,000 happy patients from the US, Canada and many other countries around the world visiting our state-of-the-art facility.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen pioneered the “certification” as a “bariatric surgeon” for all existing bariatric surgeons in Mexico. He is a proud member of the ASMBS and IFSO, and certified by CMCG and CMCOEM in Mexico.
With over 24 years of bariatric experience, he is more than multi-certified. He is a co-author bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico, a distinguished community member, teacher, and collaborator with the most prestigious medical institutions in Mexico. He has received the highest grade of accolades from universities and colleagues within the medical industry and is consistently sought out as the most influential and distinguished bariatric surgeons.
There isn’t a single certification in existence or bariatric procedure that Dr. Verboonen has not earned or mastered. Dr. Verboonen has devoted himself to the perfection of the Mini Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico and he is a frequent speaker at medical conferences in Mexico and the US in order to share his massive wealth of knowledge.
Normally, this procedure can take between 2-3 hours, but Dr. Verboonen is able to successfully complete it in 50 minutes or less – thanks to his extensive training, 24 years of experience and the teamwork performed inside the OR.
Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, vertical gastroplasty or sleeve gastroplasty, this procedure is another option for you to help you with morbid obesity through a safe and highly successful surgery option. Dr. Verboonen’s unmatched expertise provides you a weight loss surgery procedure that will definitely help you reach your weight loss goals faster, safely and consistently.
Unlike a traditional multi-port laparoscopic approach, SPL leaves only a single small scar. Also known as single incision laparoscopic surgery (or SILS), the procedure is essentially scarless because the incision is hidden within the umbilicus.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen’s extensive experience and advanced skill set provide you with an unparalleled level of expertise. Providing the benefits of fewer scars, less pain, and shorter recovery periods, SILS is one of the newest laparoscopic techniques and it is regarded as minimally invasive. In general, the SILS techniques take about the same amount of time to do as traditional laparoscopic surgeries.