US board-certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jalil Illan MD FACS FASMBS

Dr. Jalil Illan is known for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery and has earned an international reputation as a top Tijuana bariatric surgeon.

Our Certifications

US board-certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jalil Illan MD FACS FASMBS
Dr. Jalil Illan

Dr. Jalil Illan is known for his expertise in minimally invasive bariatric surgery and has earned an international reputation as a top Tijuana bariatric surgeon.

Our Certifications

Dr. Jalil Illan Fraijo

Dr. Jalil Illan is one of Mexico’s top-ranked, US board-certified weight loss surgeons. Thousands of patients worldwide have been benefited from his care and transformed their lives with successful weight loss surgery.

Dr. Jalil Illan has been accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation as a Surgeon of Excellence and a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Jalil Illan is currently Chief Surgeon and Director of Hospital BC – International Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art weight loss surgery hospital that is accredited by the highest standards of medical care, including the Joint Commission International Gold Seal of approval, as well as the Center of Excellence certification by the Surgical Review Corporation.

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Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Dr. Jalil Illan has helped thousands of patients to improve their lives with successful weight loss surgery, that’s why he has been certified by the Joint Commission International.

The Joint Commission International is dedicated to empowering healthcare organizations worldwide to lay the foundation for quality care and safety for all patients.

To review our certification on the official website, click here.

Surgical Review Corporation

Surgical Review Corporation

At Dr. Jalil Illan’s Hospital, we are proud to be recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation, an entity that evaluates and accredits health professionals from around the world who meet the highest standards of quality in their medical practice. Click here to verify our profile on the Surgical Review Corporation site. Click here.
American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a world-renowned entity dedicated to improving surgical patient care and safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. This recognition shows our commitment to excellence and safety in surgical care. Explore the American College of Surgeons and its impact on the healthcare industry. Visit the website here.
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The vision of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is to improve public health and wellness by decreasing the disease burden of obesity and related diseases worldwide. Trust us to help you achieve your weight loss goals with the confidence of ASMBS certification. For more information visit their official website.
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4.8 / 430 Patient Reviews

The Best Care And Safest Weight Loss Surgery In Tijuana, Mexico

Choosing Dr. Jalil Illan for Bariatric Surgery can be your best decision if you’re considering traveling to Mexico for Weight Loss Surgery. Here are some of the benefits:
Dr. Illan and Bariatrics Surgery Team

Highest standards of care

Hand in hand with a team of professionals committed to excellence, Hospital BC, led by Dr. Jalil Illan, is accredited by The Joint Commission International and recognized as the highest hospital care approval.

By maintaining his high standards of quality and service, and using the safest techniques in bariatric surgery, Dr. Jalil and his team have been able to help people around the world achieve their health and weight loss goals.

Companionship and Follow up

Companionship and Follow up

Our team of professionals will monitor and accompany you before, during, and after your surgery to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

In addition, we have a very participative support group where you can find thousands of real-life experiences from others going through the same transformation process as you.

Comfort and safety

Comfort and safety

Dr. Illan and his highly trained and passionate team will make sure that you feel as comfortable and safe as if you were at home during the entire process. Our capable staff includes:

  • Bilingual staff 24/7
  • Board-certified medical specialists, including a specialized anesthesiologist and bariatric nutritionist.
  • Concierge service for your transportation and travel logistics.

Patient Success Stories

Dr. Illan and Bariatrics Surgery Team

Dr. Jalilil Illan has helped thousands of patients to improve their lives with successful weight loss surgery.


Metabolic and Bariatric Procedures


Revision Surgeries


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Our weight loss procedures

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In the gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon takes your stomach and removes parts to form a banana-shaped sleeve. It differs from gastric bypass in that the stomach still connects to the small intestine similarly. If you’re looking for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico, Dr. Jalil Illan is the the most qualified bariatric surgeon for you.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

The Mini Gastric Bypass is very similar to the regular Gastric Bypass, except it’s a newer procedure that involves changing the surgical technique to reduce recovery time and risk. Depending on your weight loss needs, it might be a better choice for you. If you’re looking for Mini Gastric Bypass in Mexico, Dr. Jalil Illan and Hospital BCN are the only bariatric group trained and endorsed by Dr. Rutledge, the MGB’s creator.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Surgery involves creating a pouch out of your stomach and then attaching this pouch section directly to your small intestine, bypassing most of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. We offer gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana Mexico to the highest possible standards by Dr. Jalil – the board-certified bariatric surgeon you’re looking for.

Bariatric Revision Surgery

Revision Surgery

We also offer weight loss revision surgery in our Mexico hospital by Dr. Jalil – the most qualified bariatric surgeon for you. Revision surgery is generally for people who have had weight loss surgery but haven’t gotten the weight loss they wanted, or if their weight loss surgery has caused some sort of medical issue and they need it revised. This is perfect for those who have had weight loss surgery elsewhere and need it fixed.

Bariatric Surgery Special Offers

Conditions: Surgeries must be scheduled and performed in June, July, and August. Can not reschedule the original surgery date.

Vertical Sleeve (VSG)

VSG only $4,600 with BMI of 48 or Lower. $300 savings!

  • BMI 48 or lower
  • Hiatal hernia repair fee waived
  •  $300 savings!

$4,900 $4,600

VSG with High BMI

VSG $4,900 with BMI 49-56. High BMI fee waived for a $500 savings!

  • BMI 49-56
  • High BMI fee waived
  •  $500 savings!
$5,400 $4,900

Mini Gastric Sleeve

Mini Gastric Bypass BMI 52 or lower $5,400

$5,900 $5,400

Revision Surgery

Call for special pricing on all Revision surgeries

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See if you're a candidate for Bariatric Surgery

Depending on your BMI (Body Mass Index), you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. Dr. Illan will assess your BMI and make sure that you are healthy enough for bariatric surgery in Tijuana.

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BMI Status

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BMI Classification Health Risk
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18.5 - 24.9
Normal Weight
25 - 29.9
30 - 34.9
35 - 39.9
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Morbidly Obese
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Patient Reviews

5 Star Ratings

Dr. Jalil Illan is rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 430 reviews.

Alisa StedtBariatric Patient
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“Dr. Illan & his team are amazing! I had my surgery a year ago & would highly recommend them. Thank you for giving me my life back.”
PatientBariatric Patient
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“I Feel Great! I wish would have done it years ago, I love looking into the mirror now and going on adventures and hiking, I’m not afraid of physical work anymore. This, Dr. Jalil Illan Fraijo and his whole team have saved my life! I love you guys for that! Keep up the good work.”
Kursti-Josh WhiteBariatric Patient
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“I owe this man my life! Over 175lbs gone and still losing! If your skeptical, don’t be! It’s an amazing yourney, and I couldn’t be happier with my results and my surgeon.”

Dr. Jalil is ready to help you at Hospital BCN

At Hospital BCN, Dr. Jalil and his medical team is ready to provide you with the support, medical attention and comprehensive care you need. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and and first class attention, at our Joint Commission International accredited hospital. Together, we will fight against Obesity.

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FAQs about Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana

Your cost will vary, however, we see cost savings of up to 60% due to the lower cost of labor, lower insurance requirements, less expensive sources of medical equipment, and less entanglement with the American healthcare system. In Mexico, we’re able to offer the same service at a fraction of the price.

Our Tijuana hospital is held to American standards, our staff all speak English, and our surgeons (including Dr. Jalil) were all trained in the USA. We stick to all American hygienic standards and we do weight loss procedures every single day. We make sure that your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.


You will be travelling to Tijuana through San Diego airport. We will be taking you to Mexico by valet and from San Diego, you will be checked into the Hotel Camino Real Inn. All restaurants, the hospital, and the hotel have bottled water.

After surgery, you’ll stay in the hospital for as long as necessary, then you’ll be taken to the hotel. The hotel has a special broth for the post-op liquid diet.

Weight loss surgery is an inpatient procedure and you’ll be in the hospital for a couple of days. You will need at least 2 weeks away from work to recover. During recovery, you will not be able to eat the same foods you were eating before: you’ll have to stick to a post-op diet.

The weight you lose will depend highly on your adherence to the post-op diet and how heavy you were to start with. It’s not unusual to see up to 85% of exceed body weight lost: for example, if a patient was 100 pounds overweight, they may lose up to 85 pounds as a result of the surgery.

After your surgery, you will be on a postoperative diet that will last 10 weeks. This diet consists of different types of consistencies such as liquid, purees, soft foods, and finally a Normal Bariatric Diet. It is important to emphasize that each patient is different, so you will have the accompaniment of a certified nutritionist who will be guiding you on which foods are ideal for you, within your bariatric process.

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