Center Of Excellence & Joint Commission International

The Only American Owned Hospital For Bariatric & Plastic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Opting for affordable medical care doesn’t mean sacrificing quality. At Hospital BCN, we meet or exceed American standards for safety, technology, and care. When patients turn to us for bariatric and plastic surgery in Mexico, they don’t need to worry about trading their health for their savings; we maintain the highest standards of excellence every step of the way.

Hospital BCN is the only American-owned hospital for plastic and bariatric surgery in Tijuana. When you get your procedures done at our center, you enjoy personalized concierge service. Our staff takes care of you from start to finish. You are never just a number on a chart with us, and we make certain you understand how much we value your patronage.

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Top-Ranked, Board-Certified, Extensively Experienced Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Illan has become one of the few Master Surgeons in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. A distinguished accreditation by the Surgical Review Corporation of the United States.

Dr. Illan has performed over 12,000 laparoscopic procedures, 4,000 bariatric surgeries and took part in over 9,000 metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures.

Dr. Illan is currently a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

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Joint Commission International Certified Hospital

Hospital BCN has helped thousands of patients to improve their lives with successful weight loss surgery in Mexico, that's why it 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.

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We have all the services you need for your procedure on-site, so you do not need to go off-site for pre-op tests or post-op lab work. Our full service hospital has:

  • English-speaking staff.
  • A clinical lab.
  • An ICU Radiology.
  • X-rays and barium swallows are on-site!
  • 2 Operating rooms.
  • Recovery rooms.
  • A pharmacy.
  • State-of-the-art equipment.

  • English-speaking staff.
  • A clinical lab.
  • 4 Operating rooms.
  • X-rays on-site

  • Recovery rooms.
  • A pharmacy.
  • State-of-the-art equipment.



Metabolic and bariatric surgeries.


Laparoscopic surgical procedures.


Plastic or reconstructive surgeries.


Mortality rate.


Feel comfortable with our internationally recognized surgical experts in laparoscopic surgery and reconstructive procedures.


Weight Loss Procedures

Weight Loss Surgery allows you to improve your health and happiness at a fraction of the cost you would pay in the United States. We offer all bariatric procedures at Hospital BCN, including the mini-gastric bypass, pioneered by our collaborator, Dr. Robert Rutledge.



Reconstructive Surgeries

With plastic surgery in Tijuana, you can access the procedures you need to boost your confidence and live your best life at a fraction of the cost of U.S. facilities, all without sacrificing the quality of your results.


Witness amazing transformations!

Happy and satisfied patients from all over the world. Watch our transformation gallery!

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Amanda Before & After Weight Loss Surgery
Kimberly Pre & Post Weight Loss Surgery



The development of medical tourism in Mexico has reinforced patient confidence in Mexican hospitals, and many of them get large numbers of foreign patients.

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Your Weight Loss journey begins today!

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


Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric and Plastic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

Our weight loss clinic in Tijuana, Mexico typically works with patients aged 18 and older. However, there are exceptions to this based on the health and needs of the individual. If your child is obese and you think that weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico is right for them, speak with our team.

You can cross the land border or fly into the Tijuana airport. We will help you with transportation in either case. Land border crossing is the more affordable option for most people, though this can vary based on where you live.

Yes, since your eating habits will change, and in the case of bypass, your ability to absorb nutrients is altered, you will need to take vitamins. Our bariatric center in Tijuana can advise you on the right brands to take.

This will vary between individuals and the type of surgery you get. Most people take between 6 and 8 weeks to fully recover. Just keep in mind that recovery doesn’t mean going back to eating like you did before; you must make changes to your habits.

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