Is quarantine a good time for bariatric surgery in Tijuana?

After the United States, Mexico is the second country with more patients with obesity in the world

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As is known, having comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disease, and being overweight; has the effect of making people vulnerable to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, Mexico is currently the second country in the world with most patients with obesity, which is often accompanied by the other conditions already mentioned. In view of this, more and more people are resorting to bariatric surgery in Tijuana, since it allows for the modification of the digestive system, making the stomach smaller and thus avoiding being so hungry.

As part of this surgery, there are two other procedures that are in demand in order to lose weight: sleeve gastrectomy and the "Bypass". In the first, a part of the stomach is removed, giving it the appearance of a sleeve, while in the second, food is redirected without passing through a large portion of the stomach and the small intestine, which absorbs some calories and nutrients.

Thus, in addition to achieving weight loss, this type of surgery, which has a margin of error of just under one percent, contributes to the control of diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension, according to one expert.

So, if you live in Tijuana and are interested in having this type of surgery, but don't know if it's safe in times of quarantine, we'll tell you right away what the specialists in this border city are doing to provide you with a safe environment.

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Stop Obesity- Dr Ismael Cabrera

The doctor, besides being a certified bariatric and metabolic surgeon with more than 12 years of experience and 7 thousand successful surgeries, stands out for having:

  • Trained and qualified personnel
  • Quality care
  • Modern and safe equipment
  • Appropriate use of instruments
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Use of new technologies

At the same time, given the current situation, his clinic implemented the following:

  • Each patient should bring a tomography where it is observed that they do not have the virus
  • Face mask use for staff and visitors
  • Cleaning and disinfection standards for offices, waiting rooms, restrooms, elevators, and other frequently touched surfaces
  • Physical distance in reception, waiting rooms and offices
  • Limits on the number of people who can be in the clinic at one time
  • Temperature reading and recording questions for staff and visitors at all entrance doors
  • Special measures, spatial isolation or instructions for people who have or may have COVID-19

For more information about their services contact them at:

Facebook: @stopobesityus
Phone: 844 669 53 52

Dr. Rene Armenta

According to the specialist, his office "is located inside the Medical Tower, which has a protocol for taking temperature, healthy distance and cleaning hands".

To learn more about these measures and their services contact him via:

Facebook: @bariatrictj
Telephone: 656 638 43 10
Website: or

Dr. Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala

Some of the measures that this expert has implemented are: social distancing, mandatory use of face masks, use of antibacterial gel, spaced appointments so that patients do not coincide, which in turn allows some patients to have a companion. In addition, emphasis is placed on staff education as well as patient education.

If you want to know more about their services you can communicate through:

Facebook: @drlopezcorvala
Phone: 664 635 18 51 (Mex) y 619 819 56 12 (USA)

Dr. Miguel Navarro Viramontes

The specialist confirmed for San Diego Red that in their facilities they perform the covid test to patients for weight loss surgery before admission, in addition, the medical team uses N95 mask to avoid contamination by aspiration of secretions and masks.

In case you are interested in their services you can contact them through:

Facebook: @baristictijuana
Telephone: 665 851 92 20

Dr. Andres Moreno

Another of the clinics ready to receive you is that of this doctor, who performs his surgeries in facilities that have all the new safety standards, as well as increased safety equipment for the staff and for the patient.

To learn more about him and his work, visit and get in touch through his different media:

Facebook: @Drmorenocirugiatj
Instagram: @drandresmoreno
Telephone: 664 376 80 68

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