Hospital Angeles Tijuana

Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico



Hospital Angeles Tijuana is part of the largest private hospital network in Mexico. It is a modern, beautiful hospital with state-of-the-art technology and world-class specialists. The hospital has treated over 17,000 international patients, and is a one-stop experience for international patients. Along with medical treatment, the hospital offers accommodation and dining options, all only 25 minutes from San Diego International Airport.

Hospital Angeles Tijuana offers a wide range of treatments, and specializes in bariatrics, plastic and cosmetic treatments, orthopedics, oncology, and cardiology. They work with both traditional and non-conventional procedures to ensure the best treatment for each individual patient.


Hospital Angeles Tijuana is located in Tijuana, approximately 35 km or a half hour drive from San Diego International Airport. The hospital is also located very close to the US/Mexico border, making it ideal for patients who wish to drive from the US.

Tijuana is an engaging and busy city, the largest in Baja California and the industrial, financial center of Mexico. It is popular amongst tourists, with many conveniences on offer for international visitors, including restaurants, shopping malls, and comfortable hotels. However, for patients who would rather stay at the hospital, Hospital Angeles Tijuana has multiple comfortable and beautiful accommodation suites, providing care round the clock for its patients.


Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Consejo de Salubridad General

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Online doctor consultation
Translation services
Airport pickup
Free Wifi


44 procedures across 13 specialties


(3 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy
See 2 types of Cholecystectomy:
Open Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy


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  • An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is performed to examine the digestive tract. While there are various types of procedures that involve an endoscope, an endoscopy generally refers to an upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • 1 - 3 days
  • Learn more about Endoscopy

>Bariatric Surgery

(3 procedures)

Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

  • Learn more about Gastric Band Surgery
See 1 type of Gastric Band Surgery procedures:
Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Sleeve

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  • This package includes three days in hospital and transportation between San Diego and Tijuana.

  • 2 weeks

    After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

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>Spinal Surgery

(3 procedures)


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  • A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure from the spinal cord. The surgery involves removing part of the lamina, which is a vertebral bone, and in some cases part of the ligament. Part of the bone or ligaments can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which causes weakness and numbness in the arms and legs.

  • 2 weeks

    Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.

  • Learn more about Laminectomy

Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment

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  • Spinal discs are connected to the vertebrae in the spine, separating each of the vertebrae and acting as a cushion to absorb shock and protect the vertebrae and nerves. The discs have a soft interior filled with a gel-like fluid, which is covered with a harder exterior. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, occurs when the disc's exterior becomes damaged which enables the soft interior to push its way out of the disc. This applies pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which can cause pain in the back, neck, legs, arms, or buttocks.

  • Learn more about Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment

Spinal Fusion Surgery

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  • Spinal fusion surgery is performed to prevent friction between 2 or more vertebrae, by fusing them together with a bone graft or synthetic material. By preventing friction between the vertebrae, it can relieve back pain and pressure put on surrounding nerves.

  • 5 - 8 days
  • Learn more about Spinal Fusion Surgery
See 1 type of Spinal Fusion Surgery procedures:
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion


(7 procedures)

Coronary Angiogram

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Coronary Angioplasty

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

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  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is performed to treat coronary artery disease, by replacing clogged arteries with blood vessels taken from other areas of the body.

  • 4 - 6 weeks

    After CABG surgery, the doctor should ensure that the patient's condition is stable before they travel home.

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(3 procedures)

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)


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  • A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast that is taken to check for breast cancer.

  • weeks

    The amount of time needed will depend on how long the patient will need to wait for the results of the mammogram.

  • Learn more about Mammography

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

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  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used to create detailed images of internal organs and tissue. The process involves the use of magnets and radio waves to create high resolution and detailed images of an organ or tissue, in order to help making a diagnosis or devising a treatment plan.

  • 1 - 5 days

    It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.

  • Learn more about MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

>General Surgery

(2 procedures)

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 1 type of Hernia Repair procedures:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Umbilical Hernia Repair

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(2 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery
See 1 type of Cataract Surgery procedures:
Cataract Surgery with Multifocal Lens Implant

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)

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  • Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct eyesight. It can correct short-sighted and long-sighted vision, and correct vision for patients with astigmatism. The outer surface of the cornea (the epithelium) is folded back, and the cornea is reshaped by removing tissue with an excimer laser. Then the outer surface is folded back into place and attaches to the eye due to natural suction. The surgery is a popular procedure as it has high success rates, with many patients no longer required to wear glasses or contact lenses afterwards.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after LASIK, but should take precautions to avoid dryness of the eye.

  • Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)


(7 procedures)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

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  • Carpal tunnel surgery, which may also be referred to as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure performed to relieve pain and symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which causes numbness and tingling in the hands or arms. The condition occurs when the nerve in the hand becomes compressed.

  • 1 weeks

    Patients may require a follow-up appointment to get stitches removed. If patients need to fly sooner, this should be discussed with the surgeon.

  • Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy

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  • A knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which involves inserting a camera into the knee to examine a damaged or decayed knee, and to diagnose a knee complaint. An arthroscopy can also be used to make minor repairs to the knee.

  • Learn more about Knee Arthroscopy

>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(9 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

  • Learn more about Arm Lift

Body Lift

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  • A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.

    The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

  • Learn more about Body Lift

Breast Augmentation

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  • Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts. While many patients opt to have breast implants inserted to increase breast size, breast augmentation more commonly refers to the enlargement of the breasts using fat transfer.

  • 1 weeks
  • Learn more about Breast Augmentation

>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Female Health Checkup

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Male Health Checkup

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(1 procedure)


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  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus (womb). It is performed to treat a variety of different conditions, heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids (benign tumors), endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed in women above the age of 40.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    Patients will likely need several weeks before they are fit to travel following a hysterectomy.

  • Learn more about Hysterectomy
See 1 type of Hysterectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


(1 procedure)

Oncology Consultation

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  • Once a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, the first step in getting treatment is to make an oncology consultation, to discuss the treatment options with a specialist.

  • 1 days

    The patient may choose to return home after the consultation and return to the clinic once the treatment is scheduled to begin.

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(1 procedure)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

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More about available treatments at Hospital Angeles Tijuana

Hospital Angeles offers a range of treatments across many different fields, including bariatrics, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, and gynecology and fertility treatments.They are also the only hospital in Tijuana to offer the facilities of a pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU.

As well as offering more complex procedures, Hospital Angeles is known for its expert plastic surgeons, both employed by the hospital and working within the hospital to use its state-of-the-art technology. Some of the cosmetic procedures offered include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, facelifts, and liposuction.



Hospital Angeles employs over 400 people, including nurses, patient administrators, anesthesiologists, and more. They also employ a team of 20 expert doctors, while yet more doctors come into the hospital regularly to use its state-of-the-art facilities for their own surgeries. The doctors at Hospital Angeles are Mexican Medical Board certified, and often travel widely around the world for conferences, lectures, and further teaching and training purposes.

Most administrative staff at Hospital Angeles speak English and Spanish, and the hospital is well-outfitted for English-speaking patients. All signs are in both English and Spanish, and the self-contained hospital also features a pharmacy, a cafeteria, a chapel, an outpatient clinic, ATM, and gardens.

Dr. Salvador Medina

  • Plastic surgeon
  • Specializes in weight loss surgical procedures
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical Brigade of breast reconstruction in 2007
  • Worked abroad in Spain
  • Lecturer and invited professor at various conferences around Mexico

Dr. Lopez Corvala

  • Chief bariatric surgeon
  • Performed over 10,000 laparoscopic surgeries
  • Has taught as a Professor of Obesity Surgery in the United States, Europe, and Latin America
  • Member of the International Federation of Obesity Surgery
  • Featured speaker at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference, 2010

Dr. Jorge Zavala Ruiz

  • Surgeon
  • Specializes in laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology
  • Published numerous papers on general surgery and oncology
  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 1993

Dr. Jose Fernando Izquierdo Moncayo

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow at the University of Kansas, Wichita
  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara, 1984

Dr. Enrique Santiago Gomez

  • Surgeon
  • Specializes in urology
  • Member of the Mexican Urologist Board, and the International Society for Men's Health
  • Associate at the Annual Congress of American Urologists and Annual Congress of European Urologists

Dr. Dario Garin

  • Surgeon
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Joint Reconstruction
  • Visiting resident at the University of California San Diego-Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Fellow at the Elkhart General and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Northern Indiana, USA
  • Trained in minimally invasive joint surgery in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Mario Vergara

  • Specializes in ophthalmology, particularly in glaucomas and cataract surgery
  • Has performed 1,800 glaucoma surgeries, 2,000 cataract surgeries, 3,500 refractive surgeries
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and more
  • Graduated with honours from the Autonomous University of Baja California


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  • Hospital Angeles Review
    Mark United States Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine


    September 2018

    Overall, the hospital and staff were pleasant and the visits went well. I consulted with Dr. Zavala about my excision surgery and was pleased with the information and treatment he provided. It may be helpful in the future to provide more timely communication about confirmation of appointment times and sending of any pathology reports.

    Mark , United States Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery
  • David United States Ankle Surgery


    June 2018

    This is one of the best hospitals in Tijuana. No questions about that. I was treated there for a broken ankle and the doctors and nurses literally fall all over themselves to help you. I had an overnight stay and the nurses constantly check that you are ok.

    David, United States Ankle Surgery
  • Lorna United States Orthopedics Consultation


    June 2018

    Great service. At times there is a language barrier, but they work hard to overcome any issues.

    Lorna, United States Orthopedics Consultation

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

I was really impressed by Hospital Angeles. It is the largest private hospital in Tijuana and offers an great level of treatment, comparable to the best hospitals in the US. Hospital Angeles is a very large facility. They cover all specialties and have a department dedicated to international patients. All their prices are package prices, including hotel stays and airport transfers. Fantastic hospital for international patients!