Cabo San Lucas

Weight Loss Surgery in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo, Mexico is known for its serene beaches & crystal-clear turquoise waters.



About Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, known as “Cabo,” is a picturesque resort city at the southern tip of Baja California Sur, Mexico. It’s also home to Dr. Jeffry Romero Manzano, a certified bariatric surgeon and Chief Director of Hospital Cabo Clinick. Just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles, Cabo is the safest city in Mexico and the most visited by US tourists, making it a top destination for weight loss surgery.
Our center offers an unmatched surgery package in a state-of-the-art hospital with renowned bariatric surgeons. Cabo’s celebrity allure and scenic beauty turn your weight loss journey into an unforgettable experience.
Why settle for just surgery? Mark Spencer lost 80 pounds in five months after his Gastric Sleeve procedure at Hospital Cabo Clinick, calling it “having surgery in the Mexican version of Beverly Hills.”

Cabo's FAQ's

Do I Need a Passport to Travel to Cabo San Lucas?

Yes, all international visitors flying into Cabo San Lucas via the Cabo International Airport are required to present a valid passport upon entry. This requirement applies to travelers from all countries, including the United States and Canada.

It’s important to ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Mexico. 

We recommend keeping a copy of your passport and your tourist card with you at all times during your stay in Cabo, as you may need to show them at hotels or in encounters with local authorities. Planning ahead and keeping your travel documents secure will help ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit to Cabo San Lucas.

Is Cabo San Lucas Safe?:

Cabo San Lucas is widely regarded as a safe destination, welcoming millions of international travelers each year, predominantly from the United States and Canada. Its robust tourist infrastructure and attentive local authorities help ensure a secure environment for visitors.

Cabo has established itself not only as a popular vacation spot but also as a top choice for medical tourism, particularly for patients seeking elective procedures. The city’s medical facilities adhere to high standards, often comparable to those in the US and Canada, enhancing its reputation as a preferred destination for medical services.

Moreover, the local community is known for its warm hospitality, adding to the overall safety and comfort of tourists and medical visitors alike. Whether you are traveling for leisure or medical reasons, Cabo San Lucas offers a welcoming and secure atmosphere.

Hotel Accommodations in Cabo for Our Patients

We arrange accommodations for all our patients at The Fairfield Inn Cabo for the night before their scheduled surgery and the evening prior to their departure. This ensures convenience and comfort during your medical visit.

Should you prefer a different experience, you are more than welcome to choose alternative accommodations that suit your preferences. Cabo offers numerous stunning beachfront hotels that provide exceptional views and amenities. We want your stay to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, so please feel free to select the hotel that best meets your needs.

Airport Transportation Services in Cabo San Lucas

Yes, we provide comprehensive transportation services for our patients. Upon your arrival at Cabo International Airport, you will be greeted by our dedicated transportation team. They will ensure a smooth and comfortable transfer from the airport to your designated hotel. This service is designed to provide you with a hassle-free start to your visit.

Our commitment to your care continues beyond just your medical procedure. Once you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, our team will also handle your transportation back to the airport. This ensures that your entire journey, from arrival to departure, is coordinated and stress-free.

Please note that all these transportation services are included as part of your surgery package, with no additional costs to you. We aim to make your travel and medical experience in Cabo as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Preparation for Take-Home Medications

Yes, you will need to allocate funds for purchasing your take-home medications, which are essential for your post-operative care. We advise bringing $140, which can be paid either in cash or by credit card. This amount will cover all the necessary medications prescribed by your medical team to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

A conveniently located pharmacy near the hospital will have all the prescribed medications available. Our staff will assist you in getting to the pharmacy before your discharge to ensure that you have everything you need.

Please ensure you have the necessary funds ready to facilitate a seamless process, allowing you to focus on your recovery without any additional stress.

Dining Options for Companions in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas offers a diverse culinary scene that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Your companions will find an array of dining options ranging from local Mexican eateries serving authentic tacos and seafood to upscale restaurants offering gourmet international cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely dining experience with ocean views, Cabo has something to satisfy every palate.

Please note that while we ensure that our patients have all necessary accommodations, food expenses for companions are not included in our medical packages and should be planned for accordingly. This gives your companions the flexibility to explore different restaurants and enjoy the rich flavors of Cabo at their own pace and preference.

From casual beachfront cafes to elegant dining under the stars, Cabo’s vibrant food scene is just another way to enhance your stay in this beautiful city. We encourage companions to explore the variety of options available, as dining out in Cabo can be a delightful part of your travel experience.

What Airport to I fly into?

For your upcoming trip, you will be flying into San José del Cabo, home to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). This is the primary airport serving the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and is well-equipped to handle international travelers coming from various locations.

You will need to book a round-trip flight to San José del Cabo to ensure that your travel arrangements are seamless both for your arrival and for your departure after your visit. The airport serves numerous airlines offering direct and connected flights, making it accessible from most major cities around the world.

Upon arriving at Los Cabos International Airport, our transportation team will meet you and provide direct transit to your accommodation. Similarly, we will ensure you are comfortably transported back to the airport at the end of your stay.

Please make sure your travel documents are up-to-date, and check with your airline for any specific travel advisories or requirements related to your flight to Mexico.

Bringing a Companion: A Personal Choice

Choosing whether to bring a companion when traveling to Cabo for a medical procedure is entirely up to you. Many of our patients, both women and men, often choose to travel alone. Our experienced medical team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care around the clock during your hospital stay, ensuring you feel supported every step of the way.

Cabo San Lucas is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and safety, making it a top choice for solo travelers. It is one of Mexico’s most tourist-friendly cities, celebrated not only for its beauty but also for its high standards of safety and hospitality. Patients frequently express feeling incredibly secure during their stay, even when on their own.

However, if you prefer the additional support and companionship, bringing someone along can also enhance your comfort and provide peace of mind. The choice is completely yours, and we are here to support whatever decision you make. Whether you come alone or with a companion, our goal is to make your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Cabo San Lucas surgery travel agenda

Day 1: Arrival Day

Upon your arrival at San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD), expect the following:

  • Transportation: A private driver will meet you at the airport and transport you directly to the Hotel. If your surgery is scheduled for the same day, you will be taken directly to Clinick Hospital. (Note: If arriving the night before surgery, please fast starting at 11 PM to prepare for next day’s lab work.)

Day 2: Surgery Day

  • Morning: Our driver will meet you at the lobby of the Hotel at 8:30 AM to transport you to Clinick Hospital.

  • Pre-Surgery Preparations at the Hospital:

    • Admission and completion of all consent forms.
    • Final balance payment and a $130 fee for take-home medications.
    • Pre-surgical lab work, EKG, and chest X-ray.
    • Full consultation with the surgical team to answer any last-minute questions.
    • Be assigned a recovery suite.)
  • Surgery:

    • The procedure will be performed using a laparoscopic approach. Surgery duration varies by patient.
    • Post-surgery, patients will spend one to two nights in the Hospital for recovery.
    • Patients will be encouraged to walk a few hours post-surgery.
    • Recovery rooms at Hospital are private, and a family member or companion may stay overnight in a comfy bedside La-Z-Boy recliner chair. 

Day 3: Rest & Recovery

  • Activities:
    • Dedicated to rest and recovery. Patients are expected to walk every one to two hours for 15 minutes.
    • Patients who underwent Lap Band or Gastric Plication surgery will be discharged this day after a 24-hour stay. They will meet with the surgical team to discuss nutrition and post-surgery care.
    • Discharged patients will be driven back to the hotel for an additional night’s stay before their departure.

Day 4: Recovery & Departure

  • Discharge:
    • Lap Band and Gastric Plication patients are transported to the airport for their return journey.
    • Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, and Full Gastric Bypass patients undergo post-operative testing (fluoroscopy exam) and a final meeting with the surgical team to discuss weight loss goals before being driven to the hotel to spend an additional night.

Day 5:  Departure

  • Return:
    • You’ll be picked up at the hotel and taken back to the airport for your return home
  • Follow-up Care:
    • All patients are required to follow up with their general practitioner six to eight weeks post-procedure to ensure optimal recovery and progress.

What to pack for the Bariatric Surgery trip?


One of the symptoms of Gastric Surgery is Gas. Even though you’ll be purchasing prescribed gas meds to take back home from Mexico, lots of patients have found these strips to be helpful .

2) Extension cord

Most people bring their smart devices to keep in contact with friends and family back home but sometimes the charging cord for the device is not long enough. This extension will help keep charged all the time .

3) Mouthwash or Breath Spray (travel size)

Your breath will be stinky. You won’t want to get up and brush your teeth and you’ll probably have visitors. Bring a small breath spray so you aren’t worried about offending anyone with bad breath. Remember, you’ve just changed your digestive system and even if you’re not prone to get bad breath, you will probably have bad breath and want a quick fix.

4) Small Toothpaste & brush

It’s always good to take care of your teeth but it’s up to you .

5) Nail file

Ladies, completely optional but there will be lots of time to get occupied .

6) Imodium

Sometimes you can develop diarrhea on the flight back.

7) propel zero/flavored water packets

We have found that a lot of patients love this product during the pre operative diet to flavor your water.

8) Your Favorite Pillow

You will be uncomfortable and you’ll be in and out of sleep. Its great to have your preferred pillow with you. For those who are driving to Mexico you can use it for the ride home in the car (especially if its a long ride). If you’re someone that can sleep on any pillow, then bring a pillow case. The pillow cases at hospitals tend to get washed in lots of bleach and they become scratchy and hard. But don’t forget to bring your pillowcase home with you.

9) Makeup removable toilets

Ladies, completely optional but its recommended but lots of past patients .

10) Baby wipes – did not use

Completely optional.

11) Hair ties

Ladies, completely optional but its recommended but lots of past patients .

12) makeup

Ladies, completely optional.

13) book to read

If you a reader please do bring your favorite book.

14) Journal

Lots a patient’s bring a journal, totally optional.

15) Laptop or smartphone

Even though you’ll most likely be groggy and in and out of sleep, you will want to stay connected. Bring your Smartphone so you can let your friends and family know that you are doing great. An iPad or a Kindle Fire is a great way to watch movies or surf the internet. Download a trashy novel or a good book from your favorite author.

16) heating pad

Most patients find these pads very very helpful.

17) light clothing

Very recommended!

18) gentle bra

Completely optional.

19) shampoo and conditioner (travel size)

Completely optional but most patients like to bring their own.

20) Airplane pillow

Completely optional.

21) Medical Liability Insurance – (Optional)

50% of patients that come down to Mexico purchase this insurance. $200 to $400 will cover you as a travel insurance and incase you’re one of the 1% of patients that develop a complication, you’ll be completely covered and not have to pay expensive medical bills after.

22) Spray Neosporin

Completely optional.

23) Comfy cloths

You doctor will most likely want you on your feet shortly after surgery and you may even be able to shower the following morning. But the bending required to get into normal clothes will be painful. Get yourself some comfortable clothes that are easy to slip on or off as needed. You won’t care about fashion, trust me!

24) robe for walking

Completely optional.

25) Something comfy to fly home in

Completely optional.

26) Chapstick and Lotion

After weight loss surgery you are typically not allowed to eat or drink anything for a period of time. On top of that, your body reacts to surgery like it’s being attacked and when the body is attacked it shunts most of its fluids to vital organs. This leaves your skin and lips especially dry.

27) Room Fragrance

You might find that you are a little ‘gassy’ after surgery and the smell may surprise you! If you’re someone that doesn’t want everyone that walks in the room to share the aroma, bring a bottle of air freshener.


Dr. Jeffry Romero Manzano

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jeffry Romero Manzano Certified Bariatric Laparoscopic surgeon in Mexico 

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We offer an unbeatable surgery package with not only one but "TWO" 15+ year surgeons collaboratively perform your
Gastric Procedure of choice at Hospital Cabo Clinick in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas — Home of Top Tier Bariatric Pioneer

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Pioneers in Bariatric Surgery:
Dr. Jeffry Romero & Dr. Sergio Verboonen


In Cabo San Lucas, we are proud to have two of the foremost pioneers in bariatric surgery: Dr. Jeffry Romero and Dr. Sergio Verboonen. Their collaboration ensures the highest standards of care, combining over 35 years of experience for the safest and most successful outcomes.

Dr. Jeffry Romero
With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Jeffry Romero is renowned for his innovative techniques and dedication to patient care, making him a leading bariatric surgeon in Mexico.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen
Dr. Sergio Verboonen, with over 25 years in the field, is the President of the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery (CMCOEM), setting national standards and leading advancements in bariatric surgery.


#1 Safest city in Mexico — Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is recognized as one of the safest and most scenic locations in Mexico for medical tourism, particularly weight loss surgery. Our facilities adhere to the highest U.S. standards, equipped with the latest technology. Our certified surgeons offer expert care, including procedures like the gastric sleeve. Enjoy personalized care in a luxurious setting, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment experience. Choose Cabo San Lucas for safe, effective weight loss surgery in a beautiful destination.

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Top-Tier Bariatric Surgery Experts in Cabo San Lucas

Meet our Elite Bariatric Team in Cabo San Lucas, led by
Dr. Jeffry Romero, a renowned certified bariatric surgeon. Specializing in advanced gastric sleeve and bypass techniques, our surgeons ensure precise, personalized care. Dedicated to safety and satisfaction, Dr. Romero and his team craft tailored treatment plans in Cabo’s luxurious setting, combining top medical expertise with compassionate care for a transformative health journey.

Cutting-Edge, State-of-the-Art Hospital in Cabo San Lucas

Experience top-tier medical care at Clinick Hospital in Cabo San Lucas, equipped with the latest technology for bariatric surgery. Specializing in the gastric sleeve procedure, our hospital offers expert, personalized care in a state-of-the-art setting. Choose Clinick Hospital for a safe and effective gastric sleeve surgery, supported by a team of dedicated professionals in one of Mexico’s safest and most beautiful destinations.

San Jose del Cabo International — Receiving global flights

San Jose del Cabo International Airport is a major hub for international travel, welcoming flights from around the world. Conveniently located for bariatric surgery patients, this airport provides easy access to our top-rated medical facilities. With its modern amenities and efficient services, San Jose del Cabo International ensures a smooth and comfortable arrival for patients traveling to receive life-changing bariatric treatments in this beautiful region of Mexico.

Passport Requirements — Visiting Cabo San Lucas

When planning your visit to Cabo San Lucas, it’s essential to ensure you have the correct travel documents. Cabo San Lucas, a popular destination in Mexico, requires specific passport regulations for international travelers. Below are the key requirements and tips to ensure a smooth entry into this beautiful region.

Cabo Hotel Accommodation


As part of our comprehensive surgery package, we provide accommodations at the Fairfield Inn Cabo. This modern and comfortable hotel offers a relaxing environment to help you recover smoothly from your bariatric procedure.

Fairfield Inn Cabo Highlights:

  • Convenient Location: Situated close to our medical facility, ensuring easy access for pre-surgery consultations and post-surgery follow-ups.
  • Comfortable Rooms: Well-appointed rooms equipped with all the amenities you need for a restful stay.
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Enjoy a nutritious breakfast each morning to start your day off right.
  • Wi-Fi Access: Stay connected with free high-speed internet throughout the hotel.
  • Pool and Fitness Center: Relax by the pool or maintain your fitness routine with the hotel’s modern fitness center.


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