Weight Loss Surgery in Monterrey

Monterrey is home to Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza – Certified Bariatric Surgeon at Swiss Hospital.


About Monterrey

Monterrey is home to Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza – Certified Bariatric Surgeon at Swiss Hospital.

Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is ranked as the ninth-largest city in the nation. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north of the country and is the base of many fortune 500 corporations. It is amongst Mexico’s wealthiest cities and the world’s 63rd wealthiest, with an economy that had a 2008 GDP of USD $102 billion. Monterrey is one of Mexico’s most developed cities, with the highest per capita income in the nation, and is regarded as a highly developed city. Rich in history and culture, Monterrey is often regarded as the most “Americanized” city in the entire country, even above the cities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

We’ve placed our self in the map to be the “one” provider in Monterrey and deliver an unbeatable surgery package with a modern hospital and staff of excellence, a renowned certified Bariatric Surgeon performing your surgery and one of the top destinations in Mexico.

We offer an unbeatable surgery package with 10+ year surgeon of excellence perform your Gastric Procedure of choice at Swiss Hospital in Monterrey, Mexico

- Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza

Know Monterrey

Know Monterrey

Monterrey, the capital of the state of Nuevo León in northeastern Mexico, is a sprawling industrial and business center surrounded by mountains. At the top is the Palacio del Obispado, an ancient baroque building with a regional museum. In the center of the city is the Macroplaza, a large green area of connected plazas, which houses the impressive Museum of Contemporary Art and the Faro de Comercio lighthouse tower, which emits a green laser into the sky.



Swiss Hospital

What are the Next Steps if Ready:

  • Contact us today
  • Receive free quote within 24 hours
  • You decide
  • Surgeon will review your records
  • We help arranging logistics
  • Medical Treatment
  • Return home

Do I need a Passport to have surgery in Monterrey?: If you are flying into Monterrey International Airport from outside Mexico, you will need a valid Passport.

Is Monterrey safe?: Monterrey is one of Mexico’s largest corporate cities housing many of the top fortune 500 companies and with those companies it brings executives from all over the world to the city. The city’s main priority is safety for all visitors.

What Hotel do I stay in Monterrey?: No hotel is needed to have surgery in Monterrey. You go straight to the hospital to spend the preoperative night and stay there for the post discharge night as well.

To have surgery in Monterrey, where do I have to fly to?: You need to purchase from your round trip flight to Monterrey Interenational Airport.

Will someone pick me up at the Airport?: Yes, we have a dedicated transportation team that will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Hospital and once you are discharged, we will take you back. Transportation is included in your surgery package.

Will I need to bring money for take home meds?: Yes, you will need to bring $140 cash or credit to purchase the meds before discharge. There is a pharmacy near the hospital where you will purchase them.

Where can my companion(s) eat in Monterrey?: There is an array of different types of restaurants in Monterrey. Food for companions is at their own expense.


Day 1 

Arrival Day

Once you arrive at Monterrey International Airport expect the following;

  • Arrival & Transportation to Hospital

    • *UPON AIRPORT ARRIVAL – you will first pass through immigration and customs. Continue pass the timeshare representatives and airport transportation companies (Note: Ignore those airport transportion companies), baggage claim area and finally through glass doors to make yourself outside. Once outside, you’ll find our representative holding a sign with your name on it. They will transport you to Swiss Hospital.
    • Once you arrive at the Hospital, go to the main lobby and check in and be admitted. Let them know you are there for surgery with Dr. Manuel Garcia Garza.
      (IMPORTANT: Remember to be fasting for 12 hours. Stop drinking at 8.30 p.m. the night before. (complete fasting) to be ready for all lab work the next morning.

Day 2

Surgery Day

Morning of surgery expect the following;

    • Hospital

        • The morning of surgery you’ll start to fill out all your consent forms (don’t forget to bring your passport as an ID), make final payment and get prepped for surgery. (That’s if you did’nt to it the day of arrival.)
        • You will have your labwork, EKG and chest x. ray performed.
        • You will have a full consultation with your surgical team and all last minute questions will be answered.
    • Surgery

  • Your procedure is performed using a laparoscopic approach and surgery time will vary for each individual patient.
  • Patients will spend one to two nights at the Hospital after their surgery is performed.
  • After the surgery, patients will be up and walking only a few hours from waking up.
  • The recovery rooms in the hospital are private and a family member or companion is welcome to spend the night during patient stay.
  • Patient have access to the hospitals and Hotel WIFI to be able to call and email family members back home.

Day 3

Rest & Recovery

Once you enter the second day, you could expect the following;

  • Relaxation & Recovery

    • In the next day after surgery, patient dedicate it for rest, relaxation, and recovery. Patients are showered and are expected to get up and walk every hour or two for 15 minutes.
    • Patients that had the Lap Band and Gastric Plication are discharged this day after spending 24 hours with us. They will meet with the surgery team; have a discussion about nutrition, and how to best achieve the desired results with their new Weight Loss Surgery. These patients will spend an additional night at hospital before able to go back to the airport the next folowing day for the journey back home.

Day 4

Recovery & Return to Home / Other Patients

  • Discharge

    • This day Lap Band and Gastric Plication patients will be taken back to the airport to return home.
    • This day Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass and Full Gastric Bypass patients are discharged after having their post-operative testing performed and after meeting with the surgery team once again to discuss their weight loss goals. Patients will spend an additional night at Hospital before returning home.
    • We require that all patients commit to a follow up with their general practitioner back home six to eight weeks post procedure.

Day 5

Return Home / Other Patients

  • Back to Airport

    • This day all remaning patients will be taken to the airport to return home.
    • We require that all patients commit to a follow up with their general practitioner back home six to eight weeks post procedure.



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. Sergio Verboonen

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Sergio Verboonen Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico with 20+ years of experience.

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico with 20+ years of experience.