Dr. Sergio Verboonen Premier Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

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Safe Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico by VBariatric Welcome to our beautiful, brand-new Goodbye Obesity Center 

For over 25 years, Dr. Sergio Verboonen and VBariatric have worked together to help patients fight obesity and live long healthy lives through weight loss surgery. Dr. Verboonen is the founder of Goodbye Obesity Center, a state-of-the-art surgical facility located in the diverse, touristic city of Tijuana, Mexico. Because we are located just one mile from the US-MEX border, our VBariatric patient services team is able to offer high-quality medical care at a fraction of the cost of U.S. facilities.

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VBariatric Personal Experience Process  Convenience, Safety & Comfort

This video explains the booking process for weight loss surgery with VBariatric in Tijuana, Mexico.

What Sets VBariatric Apart?

Local Team and In-House Services

VBariatric has a highly trained patient services team well-respected in the world of bariatrics, and we will be present when you arrive at the surgical center. Throughout your weight loss journey, we will provide unmatched support and guidance to help you in every way. Our pre-operative and post-operative care is carefully designed to help you maintain your weight loss for life. Also, when you call us, you won't talk to a call center thousands of miles away. You will be able to meet the person who coordinated your procedure when you join us in Mexico.

Fully Certified Bariatric Surgeons

Our board-certified surgeons have performed over 10,000 gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures, over 5,000 gastric band procedures, and over 4,000 other weight loss surgeries. All surgeries are performed by two fully certified bariatric surgeons. Because of their extensive experience, Dr. Verboonen and his team are known as one of the leading bariatric practices in Mexico. 

State-of-the-Art Facility and Latest Technology

We own and operate our own surgery center with no intermediaries. This allows us to implement the highest quality standards for your security and comfort. We use the latest laparoscopic technology to perform bariatric surgery and advanced sterilization techniques.

Ready to Achieve Life-Changing Weight Loss? Schedule a Consultation with VBariatric

Are you tired of obesity affecting your health, mobility, and quality of life? With VBariatric, weight loss surgery is safe, affordable, and effective. Because Dr. Verboonen is one of the best bariatric surgeons in Mexico, men and women travel from all over Baja, the U.S. and Canada, and throughout the world to 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)
  • Mexico Board of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (CMCOEM)

To find out if surgery can help you achieve your weight loss goals, request a consultation online or call us: (619) 613-2560

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"Thank you Dr. Sergio Verboonen for changing my life!!!"


Melissa Bethany


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Dr. Verboonen performed my gastric sleeve surgery one year ago. I flew from Texas alone and was naturally nervous but once I arrived in Tijuana, Mexico  he and his staff took great care of me. He’s an amazing surgeon and I wouldn’t change a thing! I’ve presently lost 166 lbs and counting. Thank you Dr. Sergio Verboonen for changing my life!!!

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Elizabeth Boston


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I had my appointment with Dr Verboonen in June 12 after he explain and answer my questions I know I was in the right place .Had my surgery June 13 .The staff was very caring and helpful. My nurses Veronica and Luis did so much to help me with my recovery. I Highly recommend Dr Verboonen for anybody considering gastric sleve.

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What We Offer

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 presurgical and postsurgical care
  • In-house patient services (VBariatric), lab work, x-rays, and fluoroscopy
  • Preoperative and postoperative psychological and nutritional guidance

For your added comfort, each room has a TV, a bathroom, and air conditioning. 

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Meet Dr. Verboonen

Dr. Verboonen is a pioneer in the world of bariatric surgery. He has been performing weight loss procedures for over 28 years, and he is certified by multiple bariatric boards. 

Our chief surgeon 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. In particular, he has devoted himself to perfecting the mini gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

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Featured Bariatric Procedures

Any bariatric procedure has the potential to result in radical weight loss and to alleviate or cure serious health concerns like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea. When you consult with the expert bariatric surgeons of VBariatric, we will help you decide which procedure is right for you.

Single Incision Gastric Sleeve

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery, or SILS, is one of the newest laparoscopic techniques. Unlike a traditional multi-port laparoscopic approach, this minimally invasive procedure is essentially scarless because the incision is hidden within the belly button. In general, the SILS technique takes about the same amount of time to complete as traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgeries, but patients may experience decreased pain and a shorter recovery period. The procedure is typically recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 30 to 39.

Single Incision Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve

Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, vertical gastroplasty, or sleeve gastroplasty, gastric sleeve surgery is another safe and highly successful option to help patients with morbid obesity. Most individuals with a BMI above 40 are good candidates for this weight loss procedure. Normally, gastric sleeve surgery takes between two and three hours to complete, but thanks to extensive training, our bariatric surgeons are often able to successfully complete the surgery in 50 to 60 minutes.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Mini Gastric Bypass

A mini gastric bypass is a restrictive and malabsorptive surgery that limits how much you can eat and changes the way that you process your food. Mini gastric bypass surgery is very similar to traditional gastric bypass surgery. However, instead of rerouting the digestive system at two locations, it requires only one reconnection. This surgery is suitable for most patients with a BMI of 35 to 60.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Revision Weight Loss Surgery

If you failed to see results after weight loss surgery, you may be a good candidate for a revision or conversion surgery at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice. The bariatric surgeons of VBariatric are experienced in many kinds of revisions, including converting a LAP-BAND® procedure into a sleeve gastrectomy.

Revision Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Sleeve and Single Incision Gastric Sleeve Performed by Dr. Verboonen in Tijuana, Mexico

Traditional sleeve gastrectomy and the single incision gastric sleeve have been performed safely by our team of board-certified bariatric surgeons in Baja, California, since 2004. Our affordability and track record for safety speak for themselves, with more than 20,000 happy patients from the U.S., Canada, and many other countries around the world. 

Take the First Step

With VBariatric in Tijuana, Mexico, life-changing weight loss is possible. Submit a patient eligibility form today to take the first step on your journey towards improved health and a new lease on life.

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Laura Maldonado


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I would absolutely go and get my surgery by Dr. Verboonen if I had to a million times! Staff was excellent. I had a great experience!!!

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Kristin Neal


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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.

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See the Life-Changing Benefits of Bariatric Surgery in Mexico (real patient video)

Haley, one of our patients, recommends that Americans struggling with obesity consider VBariatric in Tijuana, Mexico, for bariatric surgery. She loved her experience and has lost 87 pounds so far.
"This place has outstanding service, everyone I came in contact with was so helpful and friendly. Starting with my phone call to setup my initial consult which they did at no cost to make sure I wasn't paying anything before I decided to start a program. Dr. Verboonen is certainly the right doctor for the his clinic after my detailed consultation they narrowed down to a few programs that made sense for my lifestyle. I think they truly do have an option for anyone trying to lose a lot of weight or just a few pounds! You can't go wrong here their prices are almost the same as others, but you get the added benefit of having the best weight loss surgeon in tijuana mexico." Laurie M.
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Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Dr. Verboonen has been providing life-changing bariatric surgery for a diverse range of patients since 1995. He and his team have performed thousands of bariatric procedures at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas, A.C.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

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