Dr. Alberto Carlos2024-02-10T20:08:58+00:00

Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Alberto Carlos

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.

Dr. Alberto Carlos is an experienced Certified Bariatric and General Surgeon. Also, recognized by the Mexican Board of General Surgery and is 1 of the 80 surgeons Certified in Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.

In addition, he has also been certified in different fields such as Surgery in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases by the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases AC.

He has devoted his life and training to help every patient he can with these life-changing procedures. Therefore, by combining knowledge and skill he will help extend the lives of his patients.

His priority is to help patients look and feel amazing. Also, to help reach their goals with the safest and modern techniques and the best resources available at CER HOSPITAL.

Above all, Dr. Alberto Carlos is an incredibly knowledgeable surgeon, who is constantly updating himself with all new techniques, the latest technology in health matters, and all that has to do with Bariatric Surgery and how to improve and give the patient the best treatment and result.

Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana

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Why Choose Dr. Carlos

At the heart of CER Bariatrics is Dr. Alberto Carlos, a renowned figure in the field of bariatric surgery. With an extensive educational background and a wealth of professional certifications, Dr. Carlos brings a level of expertise and a commitment to patient care that sets him apart in the world of weight loss surgery. He has devoted his career to helping individuals reclaim their health and transform their lives, pioneering innovative surgical techniques to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction. Grounded in compassion and driven by a deep dedication to his craft, Dr. Carlos is not just a surgeon, but a partner on your journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life. Discover the difference that personalized, expert care can make with Dr. Alberto Carlos at CER Bariatrics.


Bariatric Surgeries

Active Member of the American College of Surgeons

Lead Director at CER Bariatrics

The CER Bariatrics Medical Team

Your Allies in Transformation

Meet the medical team at CER Bariatrics, a diverse group of dedicated professionals led by Dr. Alberto Carlos. With their combined skills and vast experience, they offer comprehensive care and guidance in your weight loss journey. United in their commitment to your health and transformation, our team stands ready to support you at every step. Welcome to our community at CER Bariatrics.

Dr. Monica Valencia

Surgical First Assistant

Paola Alvarez

Surgical Nurse

Dr.Pamela Rodriguez


Dr. Geraldine Avila

After Care Physician

Bariatric Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Navigate your weight loss journey with confidence. Discover answers to your most pressing questions about bariatric surgery, from candidacy and procedure types, to recovery and long-term care. Our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to make an informed decision about your health. At CER Bariatrics, we believe that informed patients are empowered patients.

Am i good candidate for the bariatric surgery?2023-07-03T20:24:20+00:00

To qualify for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana Mexico, patients must have a BMI between 40 or 35 with a weight-related health condition, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea. Also, patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 with a weight-related health condition can qualify. Our surgeons are specialized in patients with obesity class I. The patients must be at least 14 years of age and not older than 70.

What are the different types of bariatric surgery?2023-06-22T19:08:54+00:00

The main types of bariatric surgery are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. The right choice depends on each patient’s health situation and weight loss goals.

Who is a candidate for revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:42+00:00

Candidates for revision surgery typically are those who have not achieved significant weight loss following their initial procedure, those who have regained substantial weight, or those experiencing complications or health issues from the original surgery.

What are the potential risks and complications of revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:37+00:00

Like all surgeries, revision surgery carries risks such as infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. It also tends to be more complex and can have higher risk compared to the initial bariatric surgery due to factors such as scar tissue and changes in anatomy.

How much weight can I expect to lose after revision surgery?2023-07-03T20:21:30+00:00

Weight loss after revision surgery varies from person to person and depends on the type of procedure, the patient’s commitment to diet and exercise, and other individual factors. Your doctor will discuss realistic expectations with you before the surgery.

Real-life results

We Generate Results for Our Customers

We generate results for our customers

Dr Carlos and all his team and staff are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AMAZING. It was like being in a nice hotel suite clean, always checking on you I was very impressed so I highly recommend them.


“Cer Bariatrics saved me!! Everyone was very professional , answered all my questions in a timely manner. Dr. Carlos was truly amazing!! I would recommend anyone to go to Cer. Thank you all!!”

Ryan Nicole Muskopf

“From the beginning to the end the process went very well. The doctors and nurses were very nice and informative. The transportation was on time when I arrived.  Thank you to CER Bariatrics 🙂”


He’s amazing ! Very detailed . I came to him for a gastric sleeve and he made me feel so comfortable which is very rare because Of the stories you hear in Mexico ! I love it here ! Being in the hospital everyone was respectful attentive PROFESSIONAL AND always open for questions ABOUT ANYTHING ! Dr José Alberto sat righr next to me at my bedside and explained in very detailed the procedure ❤️ Most of all he was very VERY SINCERE ! Idk about anyone but I love a sincere person specially someone to trust with my life !

wendy moreno

Came from Kansas City MO on a referral from a friend who had the surgery last year. Very clean hospital. Dr Carlos was great. Surgery and after care were fantastic. My only complaint would be the timing. I had to quit drinking water at 8 pm the night prior, so I was dehydrated by 3 pm when they did IVS and it took 4 tries.

Lynette Bolt

I have a mini bypass done at CER Hospital on 9/7. The place is super clean. Everyone was very attentive and knowledgeable, starting from Dr Carlos Rivas down to the staffs.
Post surgery I was free of pain, nausea or vomiting. Just follow their leads on what to do before and after surgery and you’ll do just fine.
People always talking about how having procedures done in Mexico is bad, but never done their surge prior visiting these places. I am very happy that I went to CER Hospital and I am very happy with their services and my surgery result.

Kessy Love

Dr Carlos, Ari , Jack and all his team and staff are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AMAZING. It was like being in a nice hotel suite clean, roomy rooms,always checking on you I was very impressed so I highly recommend them. Thanks yall I’ve lost 120 lbs since Jan 19th 2021and still working,losing and eating right

Marainna Wood



Take the opportunity to meet with our surgeon and discuss the best options to give you the best results with weight loss surgery in Mexico.
We always receive our patients with open arms.
For more information on traveling to have weight loss surgery in Tijuana, contact our coordinator today.

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