Alberto Carlos Rivas

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About Alberto Carlos Rivas

Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas is a board certified Bariatric and Laparoscopic specialist surgeon based in Tijuana, Mexico. He is one of the only eighty certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico. Dr. Carlos, and his comprehensive and multidisiciplinary team of bariatric specialists focus on performing safe and effective weight loss surgeries in a technologically advanced environment. Some of the weight loss procedures Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas performs, on a daily basis include: Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Mini Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, SADI, Revisional Surgery and Cholecystectomy and Anti-Reflux Surgeries. Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas started building his reputation as one of the most promising bariatric and laparoscopic surgeons in the world, thanks to his extensive experience as Head of General Surgery for the Hospital General De Tecate and a stint as a General Surgeon and Medical Director for the Mexican Red Cross in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas also completed a specialized fellowship at the Nephrology Institute Tijuana and Hospital Angeles Tijuana in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery where he averaged over 30 Bariatric and weight loss surgical procedures per week. Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas possesses abdominal trauma training completed in California and is an active member of the AMCG ( Mexican Association of General Surgery), the AMCE ( Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery) and was certified by the CMCG (Mexican Council of General Surgery) in 2012. In addition to Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas’ impressive educational credentials, he has gone on to pursue further training and certification in Gastric procedures, attending the Transcongress course in Gastric and Gastric sleeve surgeries at conferences in Los Cabos, Mexico in 2015. Dr. Alberto Carlos Rivas also received advanced Laparoscopic and Incision Surgery training in 2016 from the AMCE. Dr. Alberto Carlos also became a member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and metabolic diseases (IFSO), and earned his certification as a bariatric surgeon by the CMCOEM, becoming one the only 80 certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico. Dr. Carlos became a member of the American College of Surgeons.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like to know more about Dr. Carlos credentials, you can contact one of our Patient Coordinators to learn more or send an email to info@medicaltourismtj.com or call 1 (833) 868 7633


  • Bariatrics


  • Medicine Bachelor's Degree  (Jun, 2001 - Jul, 2005)

    Univesidad Autónoma de Nayarit

    Faculty of Medicina of Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit

  • Internship  

    Regional General Hospital No. 1 IMSS,

    Tepic Nayarit, Mexico.

  • Social Service  ( - Nov, 2007)

    Unidad de Medicina Familiar No. 2

    From 2006-2007 in Family Medicine Unit no. 2, IMSS, Tepic Nayarit.

  • General Surgery Residency  (Oct, 2008 - Oct, 2012)

    Centro Médico del Noroeste, IMSS

    From 2008-2012 in Centro Medico del Noroeste, IMSS. Chief resident of general surgery 2011-2012. Graduated with honors as the best resident of general surgery.

  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Fellowshop  (Oct, 2014 - Jan, 2015)

    in Nephrology Institute Tijuana (INT) and Hosital Angeles Tijuana

    With an average of 30 bariatric surgical per week.

  • Advanced Training Course in Trauma Surgery  ( - Apr, 2014)

    Hospital General Militar

  • FAST ( Focussed abdominal Sonography in trauma) training  ( - Jul, 2013)

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Suport)  

  • Transcongress course Gastric Bypass from A-Z,  ( - Apr, 2015)

  • Transcongress course Gastric Sleeve From A-Z  

  • Advance laparoscopic surgery training   ( - Sep, 2016)

  • Single insicion surgery training  ( - Oct, 2016)

Honours & Awards

  • Active Member of International Federation for the Surgery of OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISORDERS (IFSO)  

    Dr. Carlos is active member of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

  • Board Certified Surgeon and active member en Consejo Mexicano De Cirugía General  (September 3, 2018)

    Board Certified Surgeon and active member en Consejo Mexicano De Cirugía General

  • Board Certified Surgeon and active member en Consejo Mexicano De Cirugía General  

  • Active Member en Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica  

Prices/Services List

Gastric Sleeve$4000 - $4500 USD

Gastric Bypass$5000-$5500 USD

Mini Gastric Bypass$5,000 - $5,500 USD

Duodenal Switch$7,000-$7,500 USD

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  • Reviewer

    Carlos Romo

    4 months ago

    Thank you Dr. Alberto, for helping me reach my goal, and for all your support after surgery, A special thanks to Medical Tourism Tj, as they took very good care of me, from the moment I got to the airport and back again.

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    Martina Nixon

    4 months ago

    From the time i started this journey with my patient coordinator Karla to my last day in Tijuana, i cant say enough positive things. Everyone from Dr. Carlos staff and the hospital staff at Hospital CER were like long lost friends. I felt like a priorty and was given better treatment than most of my hospital visits in the U.S. In the beginning, i cant express how nervous i was being in another country doing a life changing surgery but from my expirence I would do it again and recommend it to anyone. If anyone has questions, doubts or needs someone to help ease their mind, Iam willing to further share my knowledge and experience. Thank you Dr. Carlos, and a huge hug to Karlo, for her encouragement and support.

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    Lewis Madson

    7 months ago

    I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Carlos and medical tourism tijuana. They have worked as a team flawlessly. About Dr. Carlos and his team I have only kind and thanful words. They have changed my life. The service was outstanding, since I first met Dr. Carlos, he was patient and explained every step of the surgery before getting into the OR. From there, I just remember being awake in my hospital room. Dr. Carlos staff, all the nurses were so kind. The beside manner is superb. I would fully recommend getting Weight Loss Surgery, is the perfect way to start changing your life. And Dr. Carlos has been very helpful, It has been 9 months after my surgery and I am still in touch with him, with his team and they are wonderful.

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