Weight Loss Surgery in Cancun

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About Cancun

Experience top-tier weight loss surgery in Cancun at our outstanding hospital, led by renowned experts Dr. Sergio Verboonen and Dr. Fernando Ceron. Specializing in procedures like the gastric sleeve, our elite bariatric team provides personalized care and advanced surgical techniques in a state-of-the-art facility. Enjoy the serene beauty of Cancun while embarking on your journey to a healthier, happier you, guided by the expertise of Dr. Verboonen and Dr. Ceron.

Cancun's FAQ's

Do I Need a Passport to Travel to Cancun?

Yes, you will need a valid passport to travel to Cancun if you are a citizen of the United States or any other country outside of Mexico. This is required for entry into Mexico and for your return trip home. Make sure your passport is up-to-date and will remain valid for at least six months after your planned departure date to avoid any travel issues.

Is Cancun Safe for Medical Tourism and Bariatric Surgery?

Cancun is considered a safe destination for medical tourism, including bariatric surgery. The city is a popular choice for international patients due to its high-quality medical facilities and experienced healthcare professionals. Our partnered hospitals and clinics adhere to strict international standards, ensuring your safety and well-being throughout your medical journey. Additionally, Cancun has a well-established infrastructure for tourism, which includes robust security measures to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Hotel Accommodations in Cancun for Our Patients

We arrange accommodations for all our patients at Hampton Inn Cumbres 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 welcome to choose alternative accommodations that suit your preferences. Cancun 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 Cancun

Yes, we provide comprehensive transportation services for our patients. Upon your arrival at Cancun 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 Cancun 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 $130, 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 Cancun

Cancun 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, Cancun 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 Cancun at their own pace and preference.

From casual beachfront cafes to elegant dining under the stars, Cancun’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 Cancun can be a delightful part of your travel experience.

What Airport Do I Fly Into?

For your upcoming trip, you will be flying into Cancun International Airport (CUN). This is the primary airport serving Cancun and is well-equipped to handle international travelers coming from various locations.

You will need to book a round-trip flight to Cancun 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 Cancun 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 Cancun 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.

Cancun 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.

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How Long Should I Plan to Stay in Cancun for My Bariatric Surgery?

For bariatric surgery, we recommend that patients plan to stay in Cancun for approximately 7-10 days. This duration allows sufficient time for the pre-operative consultation, the surgical procedure itself, and post-operative recovery and monitoring. Our medical team will provide you with a detailed itinerary tailored to your specific procedure, ensuring that you have adequate time for a safe and comfortable recovery before traveling back home.

What Types of Bariatric Surgeries Are Offered in Cancun?

In Cancun, we offer a variety of bariatric surgery options to meet the diverse needs of our patients. These include gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and adjustable gastric banding. Each procedure has its own benefits and suitability depending on individual health conditions and weight loss goals. Our experienced surgeons will work closely with you to determine the best surgical option for your unique situation, providing personalized care to achieve optimal results.

Will I Have Access to English-Speaking Medical Staff?

Yes, our medical staff in Cancun is proficient in English. We understand the importance of clear communication, especially when it comes to medical procedures and care. From your initial consultation to your post-operative follow-ups, you will have access to English-speaking doctors, nurses, and support staff who are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and understanding throughout the process.

What Should I Pack for My Trip to Cancun for Bariatric Surgery?

When packing for your trip to Cancun for bariatric surgery, consider the following essentials:

  • Comfortable Clothing: Loose, comfortable clothes for your hospital stay and recovery period.
  • Medical Documents: Bring any medical records, prescriptions, and a list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Personal Hygiene Items: Basic toiletries, although the hospital will provide some essentials.
  • Entertainment: Books, magazines, or electronic devices to keep you entertained during recovery.
  • Travel Documents: Your passport, travel itinerary, and any necessary travel insurance documents.
  • Medications: Any prescribed medications you are currently taking, along with a list from your doctor.

What is the Follow-Up Care Process After Bariatric Surgery?

After your bariatric surgery, follow-up care is crucial to ensure a successful recovery and long-term weight loss. Our follow-up care process includes:

  • Immediate Post-Operative Care: Close monitoring in the hospital to ensure a smooth recovery.
  • Discharge Instructions: Detailed guidelines on diet, physical activity, and wound care.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Scheduled virtual or in-person consultations to monitor your progress and address any concerns.
  • Support Resources: Access to nutritionists, support groups, and additional resources to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle post-surgery.
  • Emergency Contacts: A direct line to your medical team in case you have any urgent questions or complications.

Our team is committed to providing continuous support and guidance to help you achieve the best possible outcomes from your bariatric surgery.


Cancun surgery travel agenda

Day 1: Arrival Day

Transportation: Upon your arrival at Cancun International Airport (CUN), you will be greeted by a private driver who will transport you directly to your hotel. If your surgery is scheduled for the same day, you will be taken directly to JOYA Hospital. Note: If you arrive the night before surgery, please begin fasting from 11 PM to prepare for the next day’s lab work.

Day 2: Surgery Day

Morning: At 8:30 AM, our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby to transport you to JOYA 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.
  • Assignment of a recovery suite.


  • The procedure will be performed using a laparoscopic approach, with surgery duration varying 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 the hospital are private, and a family member or companion may stay overnight in a comfortable bedside La-Z-Boy recliner chair.

Day 3: Rest & Recovery


  • 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


  • Lap Band and Gastric Plication patients are transported to the airport for their return journey.
  • Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, Full Gastric Bypass, and Revision Surgery patients will undergo post-operative testing (fluoroscopy exam) and have 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


  • You will 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 









We offer an unbeatable surgery package with not only one but "TWO" 25+ year surgeons collaboratively perform your
Gastric Procedure of choice at JOYA Hospital in Cancun, Mexico

Cancun — Home of these TWO Bariatric Pioneers

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Fernando Ceron

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

#2 Safest city in Mexico — Cancun

Cancun is celebrated as one of the safest and most beautiful destinations in Mexico for medical tourism, especially for weight loss surgery. Our cutting-edge facilities comply with the highest U.S. standards and are equipped with the latest technology. Our certified surgeons specialize in procedures like the gastric sleeve, offering expert care and personalized treatment plans. Experience a luxurious and comfortable setting while achieving your weight loss goals. Choose Cancun for safe, effective weight loss surgery in a breathtaking destination.

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Top-Tier Bariatric Surgery Experts in Cancun

Discover the exceptional care provided by our elite bariatric team in Cancun, led by Dr. Sergio Verboonen, a master of bariatric excellence and the director of Mexico’s Bariatric Certification Body. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Verboonen and his team offer top-tier weight loss solutions tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our team combines advanced surgical techniques with personalized care to ensure safe, effective, and life-changing results. Join us in Cancun and embark on your journey towards a healthier, happier you under the expert guidance of Dr. Verboonen and his dedicated professionals.

Cutting-Edge, State-of-the-Art Hospital in Cancun

Experience top-tier medical care at Hoya Hospital in Cancun, 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 Joya 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.

Cancun International — Receiving global flights

Cancun 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, Cancun 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 Cancun

When planning your visit to Cancun, it’s essential to ensure you have the correct travel documents. Cancun, 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.

Comprehensive Surgery Package includes Hampton Inn Cumbres Cancun


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

Hampton Inn Cumbres Cancun Highlights:

  • Convenient Location: Situated close to Joya Hospital Cancun, 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: Your companions can 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.

Enjoy the serene beauty of Cancun while embarking on your journey to a healthier, happier you, with the expert care and support of Dr. Verboonen and Dr. Ceron, and the comfort of Hampton Inn Cumbres Cancun.

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