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Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group

Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group

(877) 304-0812 ext: 20236

Ecuador 2331 Office 730 C, Balcones de Galerias, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 64623Mexico

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Opening hours

Monday10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday10:00 - 20:00
Thursday10:00 - 20:00
Friday10:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Prices from $2490 - Enquire for a fast quote from Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group. Excellent ServiceScore™: 8.7 from 128 votes. Customer Service Award ★ 2019. 8 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Bypass $5800 - $6000
Gastric Sleeve $5200 - $5500
Gastric Balloon $2500 - $2600
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About Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group

The Monterrey Gastro and Bariatric Group specializes in a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program designed to ensure the success of your procedure for life.

We proudly help patients from all over the US and Canada. Our top two weight loss surgeries are the Gastric Sleeve (reinforced) and Mini Gastric Bypass. Our all-inclusive surgery packages include everything that you need from the moment you arrive in Monterrey.

Our surgeries are performed at a certified Hospital part of the American Christus Health Group, and we use and offer top quality facilities and premium healthcare


The Mini Gastric Bypass is a less invasive procedure and requires less time for surgery and recovery, with the same benefits than the regular bypass. The technique for this surgery creates a narrow gastric tube that is attached to the small intestine approximately five feet (200cm) from its starting point, a placement that bypasses the highly absorptive section of the intestine without the necessity of a second intestinal reconnection.

The Gastric Sleeve. This procedure achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food that your body is physically able to take in. It involves removing a large portion of the stomach, anywhere from 60% to 85% of the total stomach. The portion left behind is a "sleeve" that will serve as your new stomach. No rerouting of the intestines is needed and there are no malabsorption secondary effects.

The Gastric Bypass is a weight loss surgery that involves both restrictive and malabsorptive technique to achieve weight loss. Involves separating the stomach into a smaller, upper pouch and a larger, lower section, while the small intestine is divided and rerouted.

The Gastric Balloon. A soft and flexible silicone sphere is inserted in the stomach of the patient, by endoscopy, in order to achieve weight reduction. Its main mechanism is to generate a feeling of fullness or early satiety so the person lowers the consumption of food, which in turn simplifies the process of weight loss. In some cases it can be the first step to a weight loss surgery.

Obesity is a complex disease that requires a multidisciplinary team that provides prevention, education, treatment and follow-up.

We know that each patient is unique and treatment options should be decided according to the specific needs of the patient. Monterrey Gastro and Bariatric Group specializes in providing a proven and comprehensive Bariatric program, that includes a personalized nutritional plan and exercise routines.

This approach and constant monitoring enables us to provide quality care during post op for every patient, which is mirrored in the excellent results achieved by our patients.

Care for patients who are overweight or suffer from obesity requires special training, which our team is committed and dedicated to offering with the most advanced and up-to-date professional care.

Our team members have been selected through a process of quality control and have special attention and sensitivity to patients with overweight and obesity.

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Patient reviews

4.9 from 8 verified reviews
Victoria, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by email)

The whole experience was stress-free and the surgery went well

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeves were done by the doctor, the whole experience was stress-free and the surgery went well.

Well organised and helpful. No regrets.

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to help you in this important process.

Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
Robert, US
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The clinic was clean and the staff is professional

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

I chose Monterrey Gastro for their location, price and positive reviews. They gave me a good deal for my gastric sleeve. One month prior to the appointment, they told me the price and I paid exactly what was quoted. Everything went fine, and I didn’t go back afterwards. We just had a few telephonic check-ups.

The clinic was clean and the staff is professional. I really appreciated the doctor’s concern - he met us at the hospital and walked me through to the surgery room, where he stayed for the duration of the procedure. It’s not often you find doctors as caring as this. He was excellent and I’d definitely give them a 5/5.

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez
April, South Africa
( Verified user)

It was the best surgery I’ve ever had

5 50 Gastric Bypass

I had a revision from lap band to mini gastric bypass at this clinic. I went with them because out of all the clinics I’d contacted, they had the best communication. In fact, I had the opportunity to speak to the doctor personally before I’d even scheduled the appointment. The treatment was good value - they did a wonderful job!

The staff were very professional, while the clinic was nice and clean. I did end up paying more than the price I saw online, because of the revision. I only stayed in Mexico for one week and didn’t do any follow-ups. I would recommend anyone to use this doctor - he was very professional and knowledgeable. It was the best surgery I’ve ever had.

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez
April, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

The treatment I received was wonderful

5 50 Gastric Bypass

I had the mini gastric bypass with Dr. Barrarea on August 16th, 2017 in Monterrey Mx. It was a revision from the lap band I had had for 9 years. I was very pleased with the courteous medical staff the nurses and the Anstheoligist. The hospital was very nice, better than what I have in my home town in Georgia. The treatment I received was wonderful I couldn't have asked for a better hospital stay or hotel stay!

Now about my Doctor. He was the most helpful, kind, intelligent, friendly, professional Doctor I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Dr. Barrarea performed an awesome surgery! He even sent me home with the DVD of the laparoscopic surgery he did so I would have it in case I needed to show any of my doctors in the states. His level of care I have never had before here in Georgia. I couldn't say anything but great things about my experience from the driver to the coordinator and the mg-bg office staff. Everyone was amazing. It was the smoothest surgery I have ever had. I was shocked by being able to leave the hospital after one night stay because I just wasn't hurting. This doctor is a Gem and I just can't say or thank him and his staff enough for this wonderful opportunity to work with them! I am 2 weeks post op and down 20 pounds. I feel great and I am so thankful.

I give this clinic an A+++! If you are on the fence about surgery don't be, they will take very good care of you, just like they did me. I am a 33-year-old mother of 3 from the country in South Georgia.

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez
Charles, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

The treatment and experience was first class

4 50 Gastric Sleeve

I had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Barrera. The treatment and experience was first class.

Monterrey is a big city, so the drive from the airport was diverse. The hotel as well as the hospital was very comfortable. The language barrier was somewhat of a problem, but not that big. I don't regret anything. Everyone was great.

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez
Nadia, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

Everything from transportation, accommodation scheduling of appointment was above excellent

5 50 Gastric Balloon

I read so many horror stories of people vomiting and feeling nauseating from the gastric balloon but I did not encounter any of those symptoms. I had the balloon inserted October 21st Friday and today is Tuesday 25th October and I did not vomit or have any major discomfort. I was 152llbs before the balloon as of today’s date I am 147llbs. Really really Happy.

I was very frustrated and disappointed in my weight. I was at 152llbs Female 39 years exercises 4- 5 days a week, from Houston TX.
I started looking for the gastric balloon and contacted over 50 different clinics.
I was immediately contacted by Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group coordinator Nydia. She was super-efficient and set up a phone consultation with the doctor. Everything from transportation, accommodation scheduling of appointment was above excellent.
Patty, Nydia my driver, Dr. Barrera and his team I cannot remember the other two doctors were so professional, courteous and efficient. Before the balloon was placed the Doctors were all making jokes with me so I was at ease. And they eased my concerns and nervousness from going to have this procedure by myself in Monterrey. Now that I am backed in the USA I could not imagine doing this anywhere else. Most importantly the doctor and the staff answered every single question did not rush me even explained the paperwork I was signing. Plus Dr. Barrera gave me his cell so I can contact him if I have any problems. Awesome
Thanks Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
Nadia from Houston TX

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez

We where honored in treating you, and so glad to hear you are feeling so well and geeting closer to your goal! Best regards, Dr. Barrera.

Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
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Cara, US
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email)

The price is super reasonable for Gastric Sleeve

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

I had the vertical sleeve done to lose weight and get my co-morbidities under control. I have high blood pressure, dangerously high cholesterol, and peptide hormone resistant diabetes and ALL my numbers have improved since having had the procedure. I could not get the VSG done in the United States because my BMI didn't meet the standard requirements. Also, because of these BMI requirements my health insurance would not pay for it no matter how sick I was. I would recommend this treatment for anyone in my position, or to someone who just wanted to get rid of their unhealthy weight. The price is super reasonable.

I had the best experience with MG/BG. Nydia, one of the coordinators, took care of all the arrangements, I just had to get to Monterrey. I really liked the fact that my procedure would be done in a hospital instead of a clinic, especially since I had never had surgery before and didn't know how I would do under anesthesia. The hospital was beautiful, and so clean. The nutritionist and internist were very nice and professional. The best of all was my surgeon Dr.Francisco Barrera. He was so knowledgeable and kind. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone thinking about having any kind of bariatric procedure.

Treated by: Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez

Everything its ok, but the treatment Cara received was a gastric sleeve, hopefully you correct it before upload the review. Regards

Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group
Kendra, US
( Verified user)

Was very accommodating

5 50 Gastric Balloon

Gastric balloon - need to lose 30 pounds - Everyone involved was very accommodating, from the hotel choice to the staff at the hospital - they made us feel at ease with everything

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  • JCI - Joint Commission International (International) 
  • IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (International) 
  • AMCG - Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General (Mexico) 
  • AMCE - Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Laparoscópica (Mexico) 


ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroom - Private Hospital room with patients own bathroomWireless access - Hospital includes free WiFiOn-site pharmacy

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersOpen weekends - We do surgeries Monday to Saturday

Travel services

International travel - We pick you up inside the Monterrey International airportLocal travelLocal accommodation - Our all inclusive packages include local accommodation, 2 Hospital nights and 1-2 Hotel night depending on the treatment.Translation services - All doctors, Nutritionist and Psychologist speak english. Our Patient coordinator it's bilingual as well. We also suggest downloading translation appsLocal guidePick up service from hotelPick up service from airport

Languages spoken


Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery Consultation (30 mins)

$2500 - $2600

Gastric Balloon (30 mins, 2 sessions)

$5800 - $6000

Gastric Bypass (1 hour 30 mins)

$5200 - $5500

Gastric Sleeve (1 hour)

Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group - Monterrey Gastro & Bariatric Group Team

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Dr Francisco Barrera Rodriguez

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
  Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
  English, Spanish

Universidad de Monterrey,


Hospital General de México, UNAM

Fellowship, Cirugía Laparoscópica Avanzada;

Hospital Central Militar, México D.F

Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General;

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General; Miembro desde 2003;

Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica; Miembro desde 2008;

Colegio de Cirujanos del Estado de Nuevo León; Miembro desde 2008;

Ayudante de Profesor UNAM del grupo 4408 en la asignatura de Cirugía II, ciclo 2004-2005;

Profesor invitado, “Modulo de habilidades y destrezas laparoscópicas”, durante el

Profesor, “Curso sobre ruedas para residentes”, durante el

Profesor pregrado, Escuela de Medicina ITESM, 2009-2011;

Consultor Bayer Pharma AG, mayo 2012 a la fecha;

Jurado en segunda fase de Certificación de Cirugía General, 2011 y 2012;

Reunión Nacional de Lideres en Antibioticoterapia, Mérida Yucatán Febrero 2012;

Miembro de la Comisión Permanente de Estatutos, Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General;

Mesa Directiva 2014-2015 como integrante Comité Local Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General;

Director titular del Curso Urgencias Médico Quirúrgicas, durante el XXXIX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General;

Moderador modulo “ERGE y hernias de pared abdominal” Curso Urgencias Médico Quirúrgicas, durante el XXXIX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General;

Director titular Simposio “ Catástrofe Abdominal” , durante el XXXIX Congreso Internacional de Cirugía General

Miss Patricia Luna

Job Title:
  Reception Manager
  English, Spanish

Prof Maricela Garcia

Job Title:
  Dietetics (Nutrition)
  English, Spanish
Specialty in nutrition, overweight and bariatric evaluation and follow-up

Dr Omar Mohamed

Job Title:
  Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
  English, Spanish

Internal Medicine;

Dr Jorge Rodriguez

Job Title:
  General Practitioner
  English, Spanish
Anesthesiology specialized in Bariatric Surgery, more than 30,000 surgeries

Dr Javier Velazquez

Job Title:
  Practice Coordinator
  General Practice
  English, Spanish

Patient coordinator

Mrs Nydia Barrera

Job Title:
  English, Spanish
(877) 304-0812 ext: 20236

Ecuador 2331 Office 730 C, Balcones de Galerias, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 64623Mexico