Elias Ortiz & Company
Weight Loss Surgery Specialists
in Tijuana, Mexico
Surgeries offered 7 days a week
5-Star hotel stay included
Driver & guide including airport pickup / drop-off
We specialize in bariatric surgery but also provide gallbladder removal, hernia repair, dental, and plastic surgery.
Safe Guidance, Affordable Weight Loss Surgery
and USA Post-Op Support
Elias Ortiz & Company sets the standard for all-inclusive weight loss surgery in Mexico. As a medical tourism facilitator, Elias Ortiz & Company helps individuals in the USA and Canada receive obesity surgery at a fraction of the cost of similar bariatric procedures in the USA.
The company is led by chief bariatric surgeon Dr. Elias Ortiz, and industry veterans Michele Riter and Janese Pitcher. Dr. Elias Ortiz is an expert in the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and mini-gastric bypass weight loss surgeries. He leads a team of four world-class bariatric surgeons at the Elias Ortiz & Company Surgical Center, a cutting edge bariatric center in Tijuana, Mexico.
The company is a full-service provider of personal care including dental and plastics for helping you look and feel great.
Our Bariatric Procedures
We offer the following bariatric weight loss procedures in addition to various weight loss revision surgeries.
The gastric sleeve, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is a type of bariatric surgery where the bariatric surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, leaving a sleeve-shaped stomach that is about 25% of its original size. Gastric sleeve surgery achieves weight loss by reducing the amount of food that can be consumed as well as the amount of “hunger” hormones produced by the stomach.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY)
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RNY) is a type of weight loss surgery where the bariatric surgeon divides the stomach and connects it to the small intestine. It differs from gastric sleeve surgery in that weight loss is achieved not just by limiting the size of the stomach, but by allowing food to bypass a portion of the stomach and part of the small intestine, resulting in reduced intake of calories.
Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB)
A mini gastric bypass surgery (MGB) is a simpler, shorter and less invasive version of the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. During a mini gastric bypass surgery, the bariatric surgeon follows a similar process to a regular Roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery with the main difference being a shorter length of connection to the intestines (Roux limb), the ability to perform the procedure laparoscopically (less invasive) and shorter surgical time.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive non-surgical weight loss procedure that involves using an endoscope inserted through the mouth to reduce the size of the stomach without surgery. The reduction in stomach volume is attained by folding and suturing the stomach instead of removing a portion of it.
The SADI-S is a surgery for weight loss that combines the components of the gastric sleeve surgery and duodenal switch surgery, and can provide greater weight loss and metabolic improvements. It can be a good choice for individuals with higher BMIs and who have had previous bariatric procedures but failed to maintain their weight loss goals.
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Dr. Manoel Galvao joins Elias Ortiz & Company providing you with his expertise in the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG). Watch the video above to learn about Dr. Galvao and how patients can benefit from this nonsurgical minimally invasive procedure. For more info or answers to questions visit our Facebook Group.
The EOC Difference
From arrival to departure, we're with you.
With Elias Ortiz & Company you never have to wonder “what’s next?” Our team picks you up from the San Diego airport, guides you through check-in at the hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, answers all your questions before and after surgery, returns you to the airport for your departure flight and is there for support during your recovery even after you return home.
Safe transportation in company vehicles
We don’t use taxis or rideshare drivers. Our drivers are all licensed and employed by Elias Ortiz & Company. They drive company vehicles, pick you up at the San Diego airport and return you after your surgery.
Luxury hotel stay included
Your all-inclusive surgery includes your hotel stay at the 5-Star Grand Hotel Tijuana, a beautiful and modern resort style accommodation. The hotel has over 3,000 reviews with an “excellent” rating on Google.
Medical passes = shorter border crossings
We know traveling can be stressful. Aside from what to wear and pack, you have to think about what paperwork you need. Your patient coordinators will guide your through the documentation needed to travel smoothly over the border.
Aftercare program with certified RN / BSN / CBN
Yes, you get post-op paperwork to help with your new you. But we go beyond just giving you paperwork to take home. You’ll have constant access to our certified RN/ BSN / CBN, Cindy Rios.
She’s located in the United States and available over email, phone and through our Facebook support group (if you haven’t joined, consider doing so).
Following the post-op diet and taking care of yourself is an important part of obesity disease control. If you need to speak to a doctor or surgeon, she can arrange that for you as well.
Body Mass Index Calculator (BMI)
Applies to Bariatric Surgery Only
Are You A Weight Loss Surgery Candidate?
If you’re considering weight loss surgery, there are a few general requirements to factor in. Use our BMI calculator to determine eligibility.
What is Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, refers to a range of procedures designed to help individuals lose weight and improve their overall health. Two of the most common types of weight loss surgeries include gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. These surgeries work by reducing the size of the stomach, altering the digestive process, or a combination of both.
Each procedure has its own benefits and risks, and the choice of surgery depends on factors such as your overall health, body mass index (BMI), and personal goals. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified bariatric surgeon to determine the most suitable option for your specific circumstances.
To qualify for weight loss surgery, certain criteria must be met. Generally, you would have a BMI that is in the unhealthy range, and possibly health-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. See if you pre-qualify by using our BMI calculator online.
Before undergoing weight loss surgery, you’ll undergo thorough medical evaluations and pre-surgical assessments. These evaluations help determine your overall health and assess any risks. Our bariatric surgeon and team will guide you through the qualification process and provide the necessary support and information.
Here are the basic steps you will take if you decide to have weight loss surgery. Please remember you are assigned a coordinator and have multiple people along the way guiding you. This is just a basic breakdown of the steps for your big-picture understanding of what to expect:
- Pre-qualify by filling out the BMI calculator.
- That sends your info to our team.
- You are assigned a coordinator to help guide you through the process who sends you a digital health intake form to complete.
- You fill out the digital intake form.
- The form is reviewed by our surgeons.
- If our surgeons approve you for surgery, you select an available date.
- Shortly before your surgery date, you must begin a pre-operative diet.
- You fly to San Diego for you surgery (you can bring a travel companion)
- You visit the hotel and hospital.
- You have your surgery.
- You are monitored post-surgery.
- You fly home.
- You follow a recommended post-operative diet.
- Share your transformation photos in the bariatric support group.
You don’t have to worry about making this decision on your own. Our team will help you match the right surgery for your goals. Simply complete the health intake form we send you and you can discuss your options with our team.
One of the main reasons people consider weight loss surgery in Mexico is the significant cost savings compared to countries like the United States and Canada. The cost of weight loss surgery in Mexico can be up to 60% less than the prices in these countries. This affordability factor, coupled with the high-quality healthcare services provided by accredited Mexican bariatric clinics and experienced surgeons, makes Mexico an attractive option for many.
Mexico is known for its well-established medical tourism industry, with numerous facilities, such as our Elias Ortiz Surgical Center, catering specifically to international patients seeking weight loss surgery with English-speaking medical staff. Additionally, Mexico’s proximity to the United States and Canada makes it a convenient destination for those considering traveling abroad for weight loss surgery as it is a short 30 minute drive from the San Diego, CA airport.