Common Questions

Commonly Asked Questions – Obesity Control Center

We understand that many of our patients have questions about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico for surgery?

Surgery in Mexico can be just as safe as surgery in the United States –as long as you go to a quality practice. Our doctors are board-certified surgeons and have been expertly trained. They have the experience necessary to handle even the most complex cases safely and effectively.

Our team takes care of you from your arrival at the San Diego Airport through the entire weight loss surgery experience. Someone is always available to answer your questions, address your concerns and explain what to expect.

People tell me that I won't receive quality health care in Mexico because their standards are not up to par with U.S. standards. Is that true?

In order for Obesity Control Center to gain the designation of International Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation, we had to go through rigorous, year-long reviews that examined every aspect of our practice, including the staff, surgeons and facilities. We are one of only a few international hospitals to attain this status, and many U.S. hospitals do not.

Do you use the latest and best technologies for your surgeries?

Yes, we use the latest and best technologies for weight loss surgery. We use minimally invasive techniques whenever medically appropriate.

Are the facilities clean and modern like those in the U.S.?

Our facilities are state-of-the-art. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and efficiency in our facilities.

Will I have support after surgery?

We pride ourselves in our post-operative care program. We use an automated system that tracks our patients from the time they schedule surgery to five years after their procedure. Materials and reminders are sent out regularly to our patients and help to detect problems before they happen. Our system allows us to track, assess and educate our patients effectively and attain a high success rate.

If you have a question or concern about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery, please contact Obesity Control Center. A member of our team would be happy to speak to you personally about what you can expect during your weight loss surgery experience.


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