Dr. Alejandro Santoyo FloresDr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores is a respected Board Certified Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico specializing in bariatric surgery including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, lap band removal to sleeve, and revision procedures.

Strong professional credentials have earned Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores the privileges’ to perform weight loss surgery at multiple clinics and hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico.

With extensive training in weight loss surgery and more than 10 years of experience in the field, Dr. Santoyo has expertise in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and revision procedures (lap band removal converted to gastric sleeve).

Dr. Santoyo graduated from the School of Medicine at Autonomous University of Baja California. Dr. Alejandro Santoyo is Certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery (CMCG). This certification has set him apart from many surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. 

If you’re seeking a Board Certified Surgeon in Tijuana Mexico with expertise performing bariatric surgery, Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores is an excellent choice. Contact Jet Medical Tourism® to book your weight loss surgery.


Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores Professional Credentials

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores has obtained a professional license as a medical practitioner as well as a practicing surgeon from the licensing authority in Mexico. He is also licensed by the Mexico Committee of Surgery. After completing five years of training as a medical surgeon and obstetrician from 1994 to 1999, he went on to complete his surgical specialization from 2002 to 2006 in Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Certification: Board Certified General Surgeon
  • Medical license #: 3864700
  • Surgeon license #: 5721139
  • Current residency: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Languages spoken: Spanish


Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores has been granted the academic distinction of “Board Certified General Surgeon” by the the Mexican Board of General Surgery. This is the only academic certifying organization in Mexico that regulates, standardizes and certifies physicians in the practice of general surgery. The Board has national and international recognition for the quality of the certification process, performance and credibility of its staff and board members. 

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores Surgical experience

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo has over 13 years experience (2006 to 2019) practicing as a General Surgeon at the General Zone Hospital & Family Medicine Center in Baja California. From 2007 to 2019, he also served as a General Surgeon at ISSSTE (Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers) while running his private practice specializing in weight loss surgery.

In 2019, Dr. Alejandro Santoyo relocated to Tijuana, Mexico where he has been serving as a General Surgeon at Clinic 36 IMSS Tijuana. Dr. Alejandro Santoyo continues with his private practice specializing in bariatric surgery including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass and revision weight loss surgery.  

Training and qualifications

  • 2020 to 2025: Certification in Bariatric Surgery
  • 1994 to 1999: Degree in medical surgery and obstetrics, School of Medicine, University of Baja California
  • 2000 to 2001: Undergraduate rotating internship
  • 2002 to 2006: Specialization in General Surgery
  • 2003: Advanced Course of Vital Support in Trauma
  • 2007: Mini fellowship in Adjustable Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • 2007: Diploma of Specialty in General Surgery
  • 2007: Certification as a Specialist in General Surgery
  • 2005: Diploma in Basic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • 2003: Advanced Course Vital Support in Trauma


Workshops, Conferences and Courses

  • Topics in Obesity Surgery, IMSS Clinic, 2003
  • Course in Gastric Bypass and Lap Band Surgery, 2004
  • Course of Management of the Complicated Bariatric Patient, 2011
  • Bariatric Surgery Workshop (one month), 2014
  • Course on “Limits without Boarders in Bariatric Surgery” 2013
  • 19th International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, 2017


Customized bariatric surgery

With over a decade of surgical training and experience behind him, Dr. Alejandro Santoyo is equally well-versed to perform gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, as well as revision bariatric surgery to eliminate obesity. He will recommend the appropriate procedure to a patient, and adopt a customized approach to surgery.

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo will assess the patient’s specific parameters such as their BMI, body size, underlying medical conditions, if any, and their personal goals. Based on these inputs, he will prepare a tailored weight loss surgery plan to provide targeted results in a less invasive manner.

Advanced and compassionate care

Dr. Alejandro Santoyo distinguishes himself from most bariatric surgeons because of his compassion and his ability to empathize with what a patient is going through in their struggle with obesity. His work ethic is incomparably strong, and will provide personalized care and attention to his patients at every step.

Dr. Santoyo maintains international best practices and standards of care, adopts cutting edge surgical techniques and technology, pursues continuing education, and follows the latest safety protocols to deliver exceptional results for his bariatric surgery patients.

Schedule bariatric surgery with Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores

Are you considering weight loss surgery in Mexico to help you achieve long-term weight loss results? If so, call (855) 506-6188 to schedule your procedure with Dr. Alejandro Santoyo Flores in Tijuana, Mexico. Contact us today!

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