Why Puerto Vallarta is better than Tijuana

Puerto Vallarta Gastric Sleeve Surgery Welcome to Puerto Vallarta For Your Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

Why is Puerto Vallarta better than Tijuana for weight loss surgery in Mexico?  Well in fact there are many things that a patient should consider when thinking about having weight loss surgery abroad. 1) What type of Surgery are you considering 2) The Doctor You Choose 3) The Hospital and finally 4) Location of where you want to have your weight loss surgery and the advantages and disadvantages of having surgery in a specific city in Mexico like Puerto Vallarta or Tijuana. Dr. Hidalgo, is a weight loss surgeon who performs gastric sleeve surgery, lapband surgery, gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch surgery and bariatric revision surgery out of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. But the main reason that Puerto Vallarta is a better option for weight loss surgery than Tijuana Mexico is plain and simple, THE BORDER.

The Tijuana Border
Tijuana BorderPlain and simple the border is something most people do not consider when choosing a weight loss surgeon. The US and Mexico border when driving can be a nightmare on a good day. To have surgery in Tijuana you will normally fly into San Diego and then get into a van and travel 30-45 minutes to get to Tijuana. The arrival is not too bad other than it takes you almost an hour to get situated after leaving the airport. The real nightmare is after your surgery and you need to go back home and cross the border prior to your flight. Normally you will need to be at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight home, but then when you try to cross the US border from Mexico, you normally must wait between 1-2 hours just to get out of Mexico, and that time will be spent in a van sitting, with some possible discomfort from your surgery and anxiety about missing your flight home. This in fact makes a long and stressful day even longer and more stressful, and most patients never factor this into consideration when choosing to have surgery in Tijuana.

That said, when you choose Puerto Vallarta for your surgery, you will fly directly into our International Airport. Once you are here, Dr. Hidalgo offers a VIP transportation package whereby a driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. The total transportation time is usually 15 minutes from the airport to the hotel. Customs and Immigration is a breeze here in Puerto Vallarta and you will not be sitting in a vehicle driving and waiting to cross the border. When it is time to go home, the driver will pick you up about 2 hours before your flight, and that is it. You will be on your way home before you know it and typically you will be home before you would have even boarded your flight if you choose Tijuana for your surgery. Puerto Vallarta offers easy access, easy transportation to and from the airport and no border waiting.

Email us for more information about your gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico at info@weightlossteam.com or call us Toll Free at 1 (800) 404-9064 or +1 (818) 949-6911