Mini Gastric Bypass Tijuana, Mexico

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Created by Dr. Robert Rutledge

Dr. Jalil Illan is now collaborating with the creator of the mini gastric bypass procedure, Dr. Robert Rutledge, to offer the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico! Thanks to this collaboration, patients of this particular procedure will have little complications and the greatest possible results.

Dr. Jalil and Dr. Robert Rutledge
Dr. Jalil Illan in Operating Room

What is the Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) bariatric surgery also known as the omega loop weight loss surgery or the one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is a malabsorptive and restrictive procedure. It’s a popular procedure and suitable for patients who may have regained weight after having other weight-loss procedures. 

The surgeons on Dr. Illan’s team are regarded as leaders in Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass surgery. Thousands of Mini Gastric Bypass surgeries have been performed to date in Mexico with minimal complications and no fatalities.

You will not find a more experienced Mini Gastric Bypass surgical team – anywhere!

How does the Mini Gastric Bypass work?


The surgery starts by reshaping your stomach into the shape of a tube rather than the traditional J-shape with a huge pouch. The tube shape aids in food restriction and is roughly the size of your esophagus.


The surgeon next constructs the biliopancreatic limb by creating a short loop from the intestine as part of the bypass section of the treatment followed by stapling the big piece of the stomach pouch and the bypassed portion of the small intestine shut.


The MGB reduces food intake by shrinking your stomach pouch. It also lowers the amount of nutrients absorbed because food does not reach the top part of the small intestine, where the majority of nutrient absorption occurs. Because of the curvature of the part of the small intestine bypassed, the surgery is also known as an omega loop. It resembles the Greek letter “omega.”

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Benefits of the
Mini Gastric Bypass

If you’re looking for a Mini Gastric Bypass procedure, and you’re in Mexico or looking to travel to Mexico to get the procedure done at a lower cost, Dr. Jalil Illan and Dr. Rutledge can help you. Dr. Jalil Illan has performed the mini gastric bypass on hundreds of patients, and Dr. Rutledge has spent more than 30 years perfecting his technique.

  • Procedures typically only last between 30-60 minutes
  • The procedure can be tailored to each patient. In order to achieve rapid weight loss in more obese patients, the surgeon may make the bypass limb longer. Similarly, the limb can be shortened to allow for slower weight reduction in patients who are of a lower weight.
  • There’s a lower risk of side effects than the usual gastric bypass
  • Has better long-term weight loss results than a gastric sleeve
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes is possible.
  • Patients are at a reduced risk of getting GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) compared to patients who have a sleeve gastrectomy.
MRC Diamond Certified Mini Gastric Bypass

MRC Diamond Certified

Highest certification by Dr. Robert Rutledge with the original Mini Gastric Bypass Technique

Dr. Jalil Illan has the highest certification from the MGB Review Corporation created by world-renowned Dr. Robert Rutledge, the Mini Gastric Bypass creator.

The MRC is designed to promote best practices and research of the original MGB technique.

Having the MRC Diamond Certification means that Dr. Jalil Illan has:

  • MRC Gold + Bronze + Silver Certificate Completed
  • Completion of MRC Course as Teaching Professor Adviser

Health Improvements of the Mini Gastric Bypass

Type II Diabetes

Type II Diabetes

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea



Breathing Issues

Breathing Issues

Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines

High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Infertility and PCOS Syndrome

Infertility and PCOS Syndrome

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

Back Pain and Joint Pain

Back Pain and
Joint Pain

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Expected Weight Loss with the MGB

How much weight can I lose with a Mini Gastric Bypass?

Typically, as with the standard gastric bypass procedure we expect mini gastric bypass patients to lose 60-70% of their excess weight over a 2-year period, and most of this weight is lost in the first year after surgery.

Mini Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Graph
A Happy Girl After Expected Weight Loss with the MGB

Mini Gastric Bypass Cost

Total cost: $5,900 USD

There is an additional fee of $500 for every 10 levels in your BMI. For example:

BMI 49-59 = +$500

BMI 60-69 = +$1000

BMI 70+ = +$1,500

All-Inclusive Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Our All-inclusive packages include surgery and related expenses, all-ground transportation, 5-star accommodations, full support during your stay, and follow-up support after your surgery.

Transportation For Patient And Companion

Transportation for patient and companion

Labs And Pre-op Exams

Labs and Pre-op exams

Dr. Illan and Bariatrics Surgery Team in Operating Room

US and Mexico Certified Bariatric Surgeons

Nutrition support

Nutrition support

International Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

International Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

Joint Commission International Accredited Hospital

Joint Commission International Accredited Hospital

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BMI Calculator

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BMI Status

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18.5 - 24.9
Normal Weight
25 - 29.9
30 - 34.9
35 - 39.9
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40 and over
Morbidly Obese
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Doctor Measuring Patient's Belly With Measuring Tape

Am I a Candidate for Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Candidates for Mini Gastric Bypass include:

People with a BMI >40

People with BMI > 35 plus at least one obesity co-morbidity

There is no upper age limit, however the procedure has been found to be riskier over age 65

Is Mini Gastric Bypass Safe?

The Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a weight loss procedure, similar to the gastric bypass. This weight loss surgery is quickly growing in popularity, as being one of the safest and most effective forms of bariatric surgery.

Safe, highly recommended bariatric surgery

Faster recovery time compared to other bariatric procedures

High success rate and significant weight loss

A Surgeon Performing Bariatric Surgery

How Does Mini Gastric Bypass Compare to other procedures?

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Why Choose Dr. Jalil Illan for Mini Gastric Bypass

Our Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) procedure in Mexico is one of the most effective and popular weight loss surgeries available today because we offer you:

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Highly experienced bariatric surgeons (Collaboration with the creator of the procedure)

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State-of-the-art technology for a safe and effective MGB

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Personalized treatment plan

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Ongoing support before and after surgery

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FAQs on Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico

Mini gastric bypass cost will vary depending on the provider. Getting a mini gastric bypass in Mexico is much cheaper than getting it done in the US. Our packages start at $4,600, however mini gastric bypass may cost more if you specifically are looking for that procedure.

Mini gastric bypass has similar results to the regular roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The expectation is for patients to lose around 50% of their excess weight in the first year. Excess weight is the difference between your goal weight and your current weight. A 400 pound patient whose goal weight is 150 pounds can expect to lose somewhere around 125 pounds one year after surgery, however lower weight loss has been reported.

Mini gastric bypass is a relatively short procedure, taking only 1.5 hours to perform. However, it is still an inpatient procedure that requires that the patient undergo general anesthesia

The mini gastric bypass procedure is not only safe, but it has been shown to have a lower risk of complications than the traditional roux-en-Y gastric bypass. However, complications may occur. The most common complications involve minor problems such as ulcers and hernias, however there is a risk of more serious complications such as infection, staple line leaks, and pulmonary embolisms. These complications are very rare, and our doctors are prepared to deal with them should they arise.

During recovery, the patient will be put on a post-op diet. This diet does two things: first, the reduced amount of calories kickstarts weight loss at a rapid rate; second, the diet allows for the digestive system to recover and reduce risk of complications such as dumping syndrome and severe abdominal pain. The diet happens in stages, starting with a clear liquid fast, then proceeding to allow liquified foods, then soft solid foods, and finally, healthier solid foods can start to be reintroduced.

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Tijuana, Mexico

Starting at: 

$5,900 USD


Begin a new chapter in your life in our brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital designed specifically for bariatric surgery patients.

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