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Dr. Antonio Cueva Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Antonio Cueva is a board-certified bariatric surgeon living and practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Antonio Cueva relates to his patients as being a gastric sleeve patient himself. 

Dr. Antonio Cueva is board-certified in both general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Cueva is fully bilingual, helping to facilitate the communication between US and Canadian patients. Dr. Antonio Cueva has been featured in national media, ranking him as a one of most sought-after best bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Cueva has over 18 years of experience and has performed many successful bariatric surgeries for his patients. His empathetic demeanor and professional manner come together for patients looking to lose weight and get healthier.

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Dr. Antonio Cueva Education and Experience

When you’re looking for a Tijuana bariatric surgeon, you want one with plenty of experience and education to bring to the table, and Dr. Antonio Cueva doesn’t disappoint. He has degrees from reputable universities, including the Autonomous University of Baja California, where he completed a degree in general medicine. He also attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dr. Cueva operates under license #2563858 for his general medical practice and under license #4255335 for his general surgery practice.

Dr. Antonio Cueva also has plenty of medical experience to his name. He shared his expertise as a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, where he taught Introduction to Surgery Practices. He was the Medical Director and General Surgeon at Centro Medico Florence and the Department of Surgery Coordinator at ISSSTE Hospital General Fray Junipero Serra. Dr. Antonio Cueva has also held the title of Vice President of the Tijuana College of General Surgeons of the State of Baja California. In addition, he’s trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala.

Finally, Dr. Cueva also has personal experience, as he underwent his own bariatric surgery and subsequently lost 60 pounds. Not only does he have the training, but he also has the personal experience and knowledge that undergoing the procedure brings, so he’s empathetic with his patients because he understands what they are going through.

Dr. Antonio Cueva Certifications and Recognition

In addition to his studies and experience, Dr. Antonio Cueva also has several certifications that enhance his reputation and knowledge in Tijuana weight loss surgery. That includes being board certified by the General Surgery Council of Mexico. He’s also an active member of the Colegio de Cirujanos Generales de Baja California S.A. and the Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica. Dr. Cueva keeps his certifications up to date by renewing them appropriately, which means he’s also staying current on new treatments and the latest innovations in bariatrics.

If all of the information so far isn’t impressive enough, Dr. Antonio Cueva is also featured in several publications, where he talks about various aspects of health and effective weight loss techniques. Among these publications are Yahoo! and Yahoo! News, as well as Eat This, Not That. His expertise has also been featured in Healthline, Men’s Health, and She Finds.

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Dr. Antonio Cueva Procedures Performed

Dr. Antonio Cueva performs surgeries to both US and Canadian patients in Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana is the leading destination for safe, affordable bariatric surgeries abroad. 

Bariatric Surgery Options

His specialty is gastric sleeve surgery, the procedure he underwent that resulted in a weight loss of 60 pounds. The surgery involves removing part of the stomach and creating a new tubular shape.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG Surgery)

At Renew Bariatrics, Dr. Antonio Cueva performs the gastric sleeve procedure. The purpose is to reduce the amount of space in the stomach, reducing the amount of food a person can eat at one time. This dramatically cuts back on calories consumed, assisting the patient as they attempt to lose weight.

Because Dr. Cueva has experience with gastric sleeve surgery, he can walk you through what to expect before, during, and after. Gastric sleeve surgery, is also called the vertical sleeve gastrectomy or VSG for short. Dr. Antonio Cueva is skilled at offering the gastric sleeve in Mexico for international patients. 

Usually, up to 70 percent of the stomach is removed via several small incisions in the abdomen. The leftover stomach space is roughly the size of a banana. Not only does this result in space for less food, but it also helps control your appetite so you feel full, even when eating less food than you might be used to. The surgery is best suited for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40+.

Cost of Surgeries

Dr. Cueva brings his compassion and experience to each of his gastric sleeve surgeries, and you can expect a caring environment that helps you as you work toward your goal of weight loss. The cost of gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana will depend on several factors, please apply for surgery for a personalized quote. 

You will feel a warmth from Dr. Cueva that enables you to navigate the procedure from start to finish smoothly and also as you work through your recover.

Why Choose Dr. Antonio Cueva

If you truly want a bariatric surgeon who knows what you’re going through, you will find that with Dr. Antonio Cueva. He’s been where you are and has undergone an obesity procedure of his own, so he brings caring and empathy, as well as his knowledge and expertise in the treatment itself. He is board certified and has extensive training and experience to back up his skill. At Renew Bariatrics, you can expect weight loss surgery Mexico costs to be affordable, all-inclusive, and exceed your expectations.

If you are looking for the best bariatrics facility in Tijuana, look no further than Renew Bariatrics and Dr. Antonio Cueva. Contact us today to arrange a consultation appointment and get ready to start your journey to healthy weight loss and healthier life in general.

Dr. Antonio Cueva Reviews

Dr. Cueva was phenomenal! I had my surgery back in September 2020 and it was the best decision I could have. Dr. Cueva and his team were phenomenal throughout the whole process! Great bed side manner that you don’t always get here in the US! Highly recommend!


The hospital staff were all very good. Dr. Cueva was very informative and did a great job answering any questions. I have lost 113 lbs and would do it all over again! Thank you Renew and Dr. Cueva!


I had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Cueva on July 1st, 2022. I was so nervous before we got there BUT everything went perfectly! The hospital was clean and sanitary, the staff was all great and Dr. Cueva was very friendly and professional! I have had no complications and absolutely no complaints!! I would recommend this facility to anyone!


Dr Cueva was so friendly and personable, taking his time in answering my questions and even coming to find me afterwards twice to check up. The nursing staff were amazing, especially Jesus who had previously had the surgery and took amazing care of me. Could not have asked for better care.