Level One Center

The hospital is accredited as a level one center for weight loss surgery.

Medical Care

Our team upholds to the highest international standards of medical care.

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Dr Lopez Corvala is certified by the Mexican Association for Obesity and Metabolic Disease

DR. JUAN ANTONIO LÓPEZ CORVALÁ

Dr Lopez Corvala is the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana and Chief of the Surgical División since 2010. Internationally, he's considered one of the best among bariatric surgeons. He is a pioneer of laparoscopic surgery in the North Western region of Mexico and one of the first to begin offering it in Mexico. More than 30 years ago, he was one of the first to treat international patients looking for weight loss surgeries in Mexico.

He is currently the President of the Latin American Chapter of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (ifsolac.org). Former President of the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases in 2011 (cmcoem.org.mx) and President of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery in 2006 (amce.com.mx).

Hospital Angeles, the hospital where Dr Lopez Corvala treats his patients, is a High Specialty Center, certified by the National Health Board.

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PROCEDURES

  • The intragastric balloon is a treatment for temporary weight loss, which aims to provide satiety by eating less food, in combination with a restrictive diet.

  • LapBand is a restrictive procedure that involves placing a silicone implant in the esophagastric union through laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive surgery), creating a reservoir of limited capacity, which leads to early satiety in the patient, and weight loss.

  • Dr Lopez Corvala's expertise includes general surgery procedures such as different types of hernia repairs, appendectomy, gallbladder removal, etc.

  • Procedure with both a restrictive and malabsorptive component. Considered considered the golden standard of mixed procedures consisting of the creation of a gastric pouch of approximately 20-60cc capacity which communicates the middle portion on the small intestine (jejunum) through a Y-shaped anastomosis (Roux), so gastric capacity and the absorption surface of the intestine is reduced approximately to 30%.

  • Procedure with a restrictive approach, consisting on a gastric resection of about 70% to 80%, leaving a narrow tube of small capacity which generates a sensation of early fullness in the patient. Hormonal factors have been attributed to this procedure, secondary to the gastric resection and to the fast passing of food through the duodenum.

  • Revision in bariatric surgery is defined as an intervention that repairs or revises a prior weight loss surgical procedure. This can be patients that were never successful with the prior procedure, patients with success but who regained the weight, or patients with weight loss success but with complications.

PRICES

These are some of the Weight loss surgeries perfore by Dr Lopez Corvala and his team at Hospital Angeles. Prices may vary, please contact our team to get more accurate pricing.
BARIATRIC REVISION - Our prices vary

GASTRIC BAND

$3,500 to 6,500

GASTRIC SLEEVE

$6,500

GASTRIC BYPASS

$10,950

ALL OF OUR PROCEDURES FOR INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS INCLUDE


Ground transportation to Hospital Angeles with a private driver for those patients flying into San Diego International Airport
Lodging for the patient during the pre-surgery process and during recovery
All pre-surgery tests, including blood tests, X-rays and EKG.
All post surgery tests, including the Barium Swallow test that ensures surgical success.
All surgical and medical fees, including head surgeon, assistants, nurses, internists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, nutrionists and psychologists.

WHAT PATIENTS SAY

Tons of patients over the years are extremely thankful for all of our care...

SUCCESS STORIES

These are just some of the patients who've been able to transform their lives after being treated by our team. Thank you all for your trust.

Now it's your turn to get back on the path to health and fulfill your highest potential.

I invite you to be part of my patients, I offer you the best care.