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LIMARP is established by renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Liza María Pompa González. It is among the few bariatric centers in Tijuana that have been accredited as an International Center of Excellence for Obesity by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

The SRC certification is granted to LIMARP three times consecutively after a thorough audit process focusing on efficiency, efficacy, and safety. Their bariatric surgery hospital is also accredited by the Mexican General Health Council.

Their hospital facility is intelligently designed for overweight and obese patients, making them feel comfortable and safe. They also boast having some of the best bariatric surgeons who have successfully performed thousands of surgeries on patients hailing from across the world – Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Europe.

LIMARP has an integrative bariatric program that involves consultation, patient education, nutrition & exercise plan, surgery, and post-care advice. They also provide medical tourism services for international patients, ensuring they have a hassle-free bariatric surgery experience in Mexico.

Bariatric Center

LIMARP is SRC-certified for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, hygiene and cleanliness. To be honest, they have one of the finest hospital facilities in Mexico and even surpass the highest international standards for bariatrics.

The hospital is spacious, immaculate, and well-equipped with modern technology that helps improve diagnostic accuracy, patient comfort, safety, and treatment effectiveness. The operating rooms are designed in a ensuite style to make the patients feel comfortable and safe.

The surgical equipment and instruments used in the operation theatre are fully sterilized, while there is a dedicated cleaning team to keep the OTs clean and disinfected every time.

There are a post-surgical recovery room and specialized patient rooms with modern facilities. LIMARP claims that everything in the hospital – from patient beds to equipment, instruments and gurneys – is designed keeping in mind the needs of overweight and obese patients.

The hospital is also strategically located in the Grand Hotel’s Twin Towers complex in Plaza Agua Caliente, offering a stunning view of the city.

One aspect of LIMARP that the patients genuinely appreciate is their quality of services, safety standards, and attention for patient care. They provide comprehensive weight-loss solutions that also include nutritional consultation, fitness and psychology to achieve desired outcomes.

The center also extends its services to support international patients with travel assistance, accommodation, ground transportation, and others.

Medical Team

One of the key USPs of LIMARP is their team of bariatric surgeons who are widely reckoned for their expertise, compassion, and patient care. Here is a quick overview of their surgical team:

Dr Liza María Pompa González: She is an accomplished bariatric and metabolic surgeon in Mexico, and the founder & CEO of LIMARP.

  • Top of her class in graduation from the Autonomous University of Baja California Medical School and got the highest score in the National Surgical Residency Exam
  • World’s first female bariatric surgeon to be designated as the Surgeon of Excellence and the Master of Bariatric Surgeon by the Surgical Review Corporation
  • Certified by the Mexican Council of Surgery and the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiovascular Life for bariatric and general surgery
  • Associated with several premier associations for general surgery, obesity and metabolic diseases

Dr Guillermo López Espinosa: With extensive experience and skill in bariatric and laparoscopic surgery, Dr Guillermo Lopez is an SRC-certified Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

  • Specialization in general surgery from the Autonomous University of Mexico
    Holds prestigious degrees in quality control for patient safety, medical attention, and hospital certification
  • A certified specialist in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and a member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Vast expertise in the state Extramural Surgery Program and successfully performed 5000+ procedures

Dr Josué Torres Chávez: A Master in Specialized Bariatric Anesthesia, Dr. Josué Torres is the Chief of Anesthesiology at LIMARP.

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California and did his residency in anaesthesia at General Hospital, Tijuana
  • A member of the Mexican Association of Anesthesia and designated the Anesthesiologist of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by the SRC
  • Vast expertise in complex airway management of overweight and obese patients
  • Assisted in over 1000+ procedures

The surgeons are further assisted by Dr Carlos Bernardo Villarreal Rubio – a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, and María Blanca Cuevas García – a certified surgical nurse and the head of nursing administration at LIMARP.

A high level of patient care is the foremost priority of the LIMARP bariatric center and this is evident from the comprehensive medical services they offer. They have an internal medicine department, headed by Dr Eduardo Vázquez. According to the center, obesity is a multi-factorial disease and therefore, they have separate departments for nutrition, psychology, and physical fitness.

All the staffs at LIMARP are highly experienced, compassionate, and friendly – always available to serve the patients with the support and care they need. Even the patients and their families have appreciated the medical assistance and amiable experience they had in the center.

4. Types of Bariatric Surgery Procedures

LIMARP is known for its excellence in the field of bariatrics. Having decades of experience and modern technology, they perform a wide range of weight-loss surgeries. Depending on your obesity condition, health factors and weight loss goals, Dr. Pompa will suggest the right procedure that delivers the desired outcomes.

A good thing about the center is most procedures are performed through laparoscopy and are minimally invasive. This leaves minimal scars and also reduces the recovery time.

What is most interesting and unique about LIMARP is if the patient does not qualify for weight-loss surgery, they will provide non-surgical weight loss solutions. This may include consultation with their obesity-control nutritional specialists or non-invasive procedures.

Here are the surgical procedures they perform:

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Intra-gastric Balloon
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Lap Band
  • Revision Bariatric Surgery

Integrative Bariatric Program

One thing we liked most about LIMARP is its integrative bariatric program. The patients undergo caring and thorough psychological evaluation and are also counseled for physical exercise and nutrition before undergoing the surgery.

The health professionals focus on patient education so that they feel at ease and have the required knowledge regarding their obesity condition, type of surgery recommended, results and post-operative care.

The patients who qualify for the integrative bariatric program will undergo the following processes:

  • Initial consultation with Dr. Pompa González
  • Non-invasive weight-loss treatment options like physical activity and nutrition plan
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Post-operative care

Cost and Financing

Bariatric surgery costs at LIMARP are not available on their official website. They claim to focus more on offering exceptional patient care and safety, and therefore, they do not compromise on quality to offer cheaper prices.

One good thing is their cost of surgery includes every expense associated with getting a bariatric surgery done in Mexico:

  • 1 night/2 nights hospital stay
  • Fees for Dr Pompa, assisting surgeons, anesthesiologists, and medicine physician
  • Fees for bariatric nutritionist, psychologist, and physical activity consultant
  • Bariatric nurses and coordinator
  • Surgery process, instruments, technology, and equipment required
  • Dynamic radiology test after surgery
  • 24-hour, post-operative hospital care
  • Post-surgery follow up and support

For international patients, the costs would also include airport transportation, 2-night accommodation at the Grand Hotel Tijuana, and support from a specialized bariatric coordinator.

Certainly, an all-inclusive price is more convenient for patients, especially those coming from different parts of the world. The center also provides financing solutions, partnering with Citerra Finance, United Medical Credit, e-Financing, or iFinance Canada for patients from Canada.

Reviews and Ratings

Most surprisingly, LIMARP enjoys a 5-star rating on Google. Most patients have appreciated the professionalism and courteousness of their staff members. They have high opinions about the center’s excellence in bariatric surgery and positive outcomes on their weight loss goals. The patients have rated the center 5.0 for their overall experience.


Without any doubt, LIMARP is one of the best bariatric centers in Tijuana, Mexico. It has excellent hospital infrastructure, latest technology, and top-notch bariatric surgeons who are assisted by an efficient medical team to achieve great results. Their integrative weight loss program is designed to deliver long-term health benefits.

So, if you are considering undergoing bariatric surgery in Mexico, LIMARP International Center of Excellence is definitely one of the best choices for you.

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