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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

While a full gastric bypass can help you shed significant weight, not every patient is up for such an intense surgical procedure.  

A mini gastric bypass serves as a modified version of this bariatric procedure, offering equally drastic results and less time in surgery

Why should you consider a mini gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana, Mexico?

Find Out If You Are Eligible 

Take the first step to a full life by completing a patient eligibility questionnaire from the comfort of your own home. Your answers will be sent directly to us.

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?

For 25 years, we have helped patients lose weight and put their health back on track. We perform weight loss surgery at our new state-of-the-art surgical facility, equipped to meet U.S. standards. It is located just one mile from the border in Tijuana, Mexico, and offers: 

  • Sanitation excellence and advanced sterilization techniques 
  • Unmatched before and aftercare
  • In-house patient services, lab work, x-rays, and fluoroscopy
  • Preoperative and postoperative psychological and nutritional guidance

Isn't It Time You Put Your Health First? 

Learn more about your weight loss options: 

(619) 629-0222

Dr. Verboonen

"The Very Best Mini Gastric Bypass Surgeon" In Tijuana, Mexico


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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.

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Working with Dr. V made everything with my weight loss so much easier. They have state of the art solutions and amazing customer support.

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Who Is a Good Candidate?

This bariatric procedure is ideal for anyone with a 35 to 60 Body Mass Index (BMI). It is also a great option for patients with LAP-BAND® or gastric sleeve failure. Weight loss patients with diabetes or metabolic syndrome are also good candidates for this procedure.

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What Makes Mini Gastric Bypass Different?

While similar to a traditional gastric bypass treatment, the mini gastric bypass takes less time to perform and is also simpler, which reduces the chance of complications

With the mini gastric bypass, the stomach is divided into two pouches and the small intestine is rerouted. The smaller stomach restricts the amount of food eaten while rerouting the small intestine reduces the calories absorbed by the body. The procedure allows you to lose weight faster because you will eat less and absorb fewer calories.

The traditional full-bypass method, also called the Roux-en-Y, requires more intestinal rerouting and a longer and more complex bariatric surgery, which increases the risk of complications. In addition, the full-bypass method is not reversible. 

The Basics of Mini Gastric Bypass

Listen to a brief explanation of the mini gastric bypass procedure, an alternative to a full gastric bypass. This overview includes information on how the mini gastric bypass promotes weight loss, its benefits, and who is a good candidate for the surgery. We can review candidacy during a visit to our bariatric surgery practice.

"I Am So Happy Now!" Testimonials From a Patient After Visiting Our Tijuana, Mexico, Facility 

"I have been struggling with my weight for years and being on my feet makes it worse. I heard about Dr. Verboonen through a friend and decided to do their free consultation. I was very happy they explained each option to me in detail which helped a lot. They said the average person loses about 30 lbs in 10 weeks. Not only was the customer service great, I lost 15 lbs in two weeks without being hungry. Dr. V and his entire staff are friendly and pay close attention to your wants and needs. I am so happy now!" Jacob Ayala

A Faster, Safer Method for Weight Loss Less Invasive Surgery

A major benefit of this weight loss surgery is that you lose more weight with each passing day because you will eat less and absorb fewer calories. 

Some patients have reported a 30-pound loss in as little as one month

The effectiveness of this bariatric method relies on combining the benefits of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the traditional method, with a less invasive laparoscopic surgery that uses small incisions. The procedure is not as challenging as traditional Roux-en-Y and is associated with fewer complications.

How Is the Surgery Performed? A Simple 2-Step Surgery

Step 1

The first step is to reduce the size of the stomach by about 75 percent. The stomach is made smaller by using a laparoscopic stapler to form a thin tube (approximately 30 ml to 50 ml). This pouch functions as the new stomach and is separated from the remaining stomach.

Step 2

The second step involves attaching the new stomach to the small intestines while bypassing the upper portion of the small intestines. Food will then flow from the smaller tube-like stomach, the pouch, and bypass from two to seven feet of the intestines before resuming the normal digestive process in the remaining part of the intestine.
The remaining part of the stomach and the intestine that is bypassed are not removed, however they are no longer used in the digestive process. 

Enjoy Our State-of-the-Art Facilities During Your Stay in Tijuana, Mexico

When you come to our facility in Tijuana, Mexico, for your mini gastric bypass surgery, you will be staying in first-class rooms with dual beds, private bathrooms, Internet access, Netflix, and more. Patients and their guests can also go exploring Tijuana or the beaches surrounding Cancun before their treatment.

With practices that meet and exceed U.S. safety standards, our bariatric surgery team offers safe, affordable treatments in a destination most people come to vacation. You can enjoy your visit to Tijuana, Mexico, knowing your gastric bypass surgery is conducted by professionals in a safe setting. We'd be happy to review the benefits of medical tourism for weight loss surgery during a consultation.

Contact bariatric surgery practice and get one step closer to your weight loss goals. Call us at:

(619) 629-0222

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

A Mini Gastric Bypass Involves Less Risk Than a Full Gastric Bypass

Unlike the traditional gastric bypass surgery, the mini gastric bypass features less rerouting of the intestinal tract. Compared to full gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery is less invasive and is associated with fewer complications. While a gastric bypass is a safe procedure, patients who come to our Tijuana, Mexico, facility are more at ease knowing there is less risk with this alternative gastric bypass treatment.

Before and after mini gastric bypass where a new stomach is created and connected to the jejunum. The bypassed portion of the stomach has digestive juice flowing to the jejunum while the new stomach has food flowing to the jejunum.

Is the Mini Gastric Bypass Method Safe?

The mini gastric bypass is laparoscopic, which means it is guided by a small video camera that is inserted through small entry points. This is significantly less invasive than a traditional bypass, which uses a large incision.

In addition to the larger incision, the traditional gastric bypass method is also a technically challenging weight loss surgery. It carries a 7 percent complication risk. In contrast, the mini gastric bypass is quicker, technically easier, and the complication rate is just 2.9 percent. 

What Happens During the Mini Gastric Bypass?

We use advanced techniques during the mini gastric bypass process to ensure the best results.

An Experienced Bariatric Surgeon Unmatched Before and After Care

Our surgical center in Tijuana is equipped with cutting-edge technology to perform bariatric surgeries safely and uses advanced sterilization techniques. As a result, we are able to offer unmatched before and aftercare for your health and safety.

If you struggle with weight issues, are unable to lose extra pounds of weight, cannot control your appetite, and want to achieve a desirable weight, then mini gastric bypass surgery could be the safe, convenient solution to your problems.

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Dr. Sergio Verboonen (middle) attending a meeting in Vienna, Austria, promoting the mini gastric bypass method.

"He Is the Best" A 5-Star Review


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Used Dr verboonen for my mini gastric bypass procedure over 5 months ago and all I can tell you is that there is a reason why he is the best, and that is because no other gastric sleeve surgeon in tijuana can perform this surgery with such precision and results.

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No other Dr. in tijuana would devote himself to your well being. I found Dr. Verboonen on a fan base on facebook and over 50 women would continue to praise this good doctor. Amazing doctor for sure, but now that I have lost almost 44 pounds, I am now a fan of his, too.

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We are mainly concerned with helping our patients from Mexico and the United States lead a healthy life through safe and effective weight loss procedures. Our bariatric team will educate you about possible side effects of bariatric surgery so you can make the right choice for you and your goals. 

If the procedure is not right for you we offer other treatments that may be better suited to your needs. These could include traditional gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

Comprehensive Medical Analysis

When a patient approaches us for weight loss treatment, we perform a comprehensive medical and physical analysis including details about past medical history and any medical problems.

Through this comprehensive analysis, we can determine whether or not the surgery is an option for you. We will also go over the goals and objectives of the surgery with you.

We work with patients one-on-one to explain how mini gastric bypass surgery can help them achieve their desired weight goal. Our team will advise you on the harmful habits to avoid after surgery and explain how to maintain a nutritious diet and a routine of light exercise.

What Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost? Financing Available


LAP-BAND $4,500



The surgery cost includes:
Ground Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport
Hotel Fees
Hospital Fees
Medical Fees
Pre- and post operative tests
Nutritional Consultation pre and post surgery
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Post surgery medication ($85)


Hiatal Hernia $500
Previous Bariatric Surgery (no cost when performed by Dr. Verboonen) Revision/Conversion Fee $800

These are potential fees in addition to the surgery base price. CASH PRICE ONLY.

Plan Your Procedure

To learn more about your options, request a consultation.

Dr. Verboonen

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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