“You can take charge of your health

and weight forever. It is possible.”

-Dr. Liza María Pompa, FACS

“You can take charge of your health
and weight forever. It is possible.”

-Dr. Liza María Pompa, FACS


We live in a time when obesity and excess weight are becoming the norm. As a consequence, a multi-billion dollar diet industry has developed with the intent of offering a solution. But a true cure keeps eluding an ever growing part of the population as obesity rates skyrocket all over the world.

The standard American diet is conquering more and more countries by the year and obesity related diseases have become the number one cause of death in many of them. With a problem this widespread any attempt of solution should be comprehensive and include a change in habits, a diet low in processed foods and high in plant based foods, regular exercise and medical treatment that is proven safe and effective.

In this context, weight loss or bariatric surgery has emerged as a solid, low risk, long term solution for what has become the number one epidemic in the planet. Sadly, the growing demand for these types of procedures has prompted many unskilled doctors to offer bariatric surgery to patients that may be desperate for a solution, putting their health and life at risk.

Take a look at our state-of-the art facilities! 

At LIMARP, we have created a comprehensive care model for the obese patient that offers the highest level of medical attention available in the world.

Our impeccable record and quality of care have earned us the prestigious title of Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery given by U.S. based Surgical Review Corporation, which places us in the elite of bariatric surgery providers in the world.


If you are considering weight loss surgery as an option to take back your health, don’t trust your procedure to just anyone. To truly change your life you must choose the best possible option available to you.

After many years of treating obese patients from all over the world we have perfected all phases of our treatment plan and offer a full range of bariatric surgeries that are performed with state of the art medical equipment and techniques.

“We know how you feel. We know that obesity can be a prison.”

We have lived each and every one of our patients’ transformations and could not be happier for them when their true personality and figure start coming out. Their entire countenance changes and they become their own health advocates, which is one of our main purposes: for you to take charge of your life, your health and your future.

Our social networks and inboxes are active every single day with comments and testimonies from Canadian patients that have successfully lost weight and regained their health after having bariatric surgery at LIMARP.

People from your province of Ontario, have become not only our patients but our friends!

Every week we have a different group of Canadians visiting us determined to change their lives; it has been and will continue to be our distinct privilege and honor to be their chosen partner in their journey towards health and wellness.

According to the Canadian Obesity Network “one in four adult Canadians and one in 10 children has clinical obesity, meaning six million Canadians living with obesity may require immediate support in managing and controlling their weight. As a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer, the condition impacts those who have obesity, their families, employers, neighbours, health practitioners and governments”.


If you are one of the millions of Canadians that have struggled to lose weight and are ready to take definitive action,

do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our contact form.

You can also call our Canadian phone number to schedule a free consultation:

(306) 500-6618

Or call our toll free numbers:

1-844-DRPOMPA (Toll Free)    |    1-844-4LIMARP (Toll Free)


What changes can I expect in my health after bariatric surgery at LIMARP Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery?

Nothing quite compares to the feeling you will get when you see your lab numbers improve once your weight loss journey begins. You can also expect to see dramatic improvements in health issues such as:

Type II diabetes

High blood pressure

High blood lipid levels

Gastric reflux

Knee and joint pain

Sleep apnea


Find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery by filling out our contact form now.



Our two most popular weight-loss surgeries are the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures: 


This procedure is performed using a suture stapler to create a resection in the most distensible portion of the stomach.

The patient is left with 20 per cent of his or her original stomach in the form of a thin gastric tube which limits the amount of food that can be consumed; weight loss can reach 80%.

This procedure, in addition to being restrictive, decreases the hormone that regulates appetite, which actually reduces the patient’s appetite. Its significant benefits have made it the favored option for many experts.


The gastric bypass is a restrictive and malabsorptive surgery. The technique used is known as gastric bypass “Roux-en-Y” which separates a large portion of the stomach. The part of the stomach that holds food is left with an approximate capacity of 20ml, so the amount of food that the patient can ingest is very limited.

After the reduction, the lower part of the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch that was made to receive food. This procedure reduces the intestinal surface of absorption. The large portion of the stomach that was separated is followed by the portion of the intestine called the duodenum; this is attached to the part of the intestine that receives food at a lower point.

This surgery offers a weight loss of more than 85% and solves comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.


Jean is just one of the many LIMARP patients who have taken charge of their life and their health. Since the day of her weight loss surgery she has lost an amazing 110 lbs. Jean walked into our Center of Excellence weighing 275 lbs and the scale has gone all the way down to 165! 

Before her surgery Jean took several medications to combat arthritis and diabetes; she had trouble breathing and constantly suffered from headaches. She finally decided to change her life and chose LIMARP to have bariatric surgery, which in addition to helping her lose weight allowed her to stop taking her old medications. She shares this piece of advice: 

*This is a real testimony; however, individual results may vary. Please read our Testimonial Disclaimer for more information.

Visit our weight loss surgery before and after gallery.

*These are real testimonials; however, individual results may vary. Please read our Testimonial Disclaimer for more information.

Many people who could benefit by bariatric surgery are unwilling to approach specialists in this field because of fear or because they can’t avoid worrying about the myths that are mentioned every time the subject of weight reduction surgery is brought to the table.

Let’s address some of the most common myths.

01 Bariatric Surgery is dangerous.

In the 1970s and 1980s Bariatric Surgery was considered risky, primarily because it required a large incision in a patient who probably had severe comorbidities; in addition many surgeons had limited experience. Nowadays in a center of excellence such as LIMARP bariatric surgery is performed through advanced laparoscopic techniques by a team of highly qualified and certified specialists. All surgical procedures carry a risk factor, however in the case of weight loss surgery, it has been significantly reduced and in countless cases it becomes more dangerous for the patient to remain obese than to opt for surgery.

At LIMARP, bariatric surgery is performed through advanced laparoscopic techniques by a
team of highly qualified and certified specialists.

02 Weight loss surgery is an easy way out.

This is completely false. Bariatric surgery requires you to make a lifetime commitment. There is no turning back. The decision to have weight reduction surgery can change your life forever, and it becomes necessary for you to make the adjustments this decision demands. To make improve your chance of success, LIMARP offers a comprehensive care model for the obese patient that includes psychological and nutritional support, a special vitamin supplementation program and an entire support system that will make your goals a reality. If you wish to find out if a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass weight loss surgical procedure is for you, please fill out our contact form now.

The decision to have weight reduction surgery can change your life forever.

03 There is no life after bariatric surgery, you can’t eat anything!

This is also false. While bariatric surgery will give you automatic portion control, in time you will find that you can enjoy many of your favorite foods in modest portions. Your dietary and supplementation plan will leave you feeling very satisfied and any nostalgia for comfort foods or overindulging will be reduced or will completely vanish thanks to the benefits of a higher energy level, a more slender body and increasingly favorable lab results! After surgery, your dietary and supplementation plan will leave you feeling very satisfied.

04 If you are diabetic you cannot have weight loss surgery.

Today bariatric surgery has become a viable treatment for patients suffering from type II diabetes. Improvement in diabetic patients is very significant and in a large number of cases the resolution of type II diabetes is achieved in its entirety. Only a qualified bariatric surgeon can assess such cases, but the results are extremely encouraging. If you are currently overweight and suffering from type II diabetes, you can certainly benefit from doing your research on weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgery is now considered a viable medical treatment
for addressing type II diabetes.


Our medical director, founder and CEO is not your typical surgeon! Dr. Liza María Pompa was the first woman to ever be certified as a Surgeon of Excellence by U.S. based Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Only some of the bariatric surgeons that you can research hold this prestigious title. The process of being named a Surgeon of Excellence by SRC is a scrupulous one; it took two years of revisions and evaluations to achieve it.

Dr. Liza María Pompa González, FACS

Professional license 5777148, Autonomous University of Baja California

Dr. Pompa is LIMARP’s Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery CEO, founder, director and lead bariatric, metabolic and general surgeon. Her patients agree that she is not only a brilliant surgeon; she is also a tireless, caring and compassionate human being.

Dr. Pompa graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California’s School of Medicine, achieving the prestigious Merit Award for academic excellence. Later on, when applying for her residency, she obtained first place in the National Surgical Residency exam.

Her natural surgical skills and brilliant academic performance were noted during her Surgical Residency at Tijuana’s General Hospital in Mexico, where she was appointed Chief of Residents, a first for a woman. She then had the opportunity to train at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a visiting resident, perfecting new and advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical techniques.

After completing training at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg, France, she became known for her extensive preparation in the field of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.

She is certified by Inamed and Johnson & Johnson and was designated Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation; with the distinction of being the first woman to achieve this title at the international level.

She is a member of the following associations where she regularly attends and lectures:

She is also certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery, the Mexican College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

Dr. Pompa is also an active medical writer and has created clinical and patient care guidelines for the overweight patient, through which she has helped thousands of people from all over the world suffering from obesity. In addition to all her clinical work, Dr. Pompa created the LIMARP FOUNDATION, to provide bariatric surgery for underprivileged patients and to promote healthy weight campaigns in her native city of Tijuana, Mexico.

Our entire team at LIMARP Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is continuously trained in the latest surgical techniques and care for the bariatric patient. We only use state of the art surgical equipment and provide comprehensive treatment for every one of our patients that extends well beyond the actual surgery. Our support and follow up program also goes above and beyond what is offered by other clinics that preform bariatric surgery.

The LIMARP support and follow-up program goes above and beyond
what is offered by other clinics that perform bariatric surgery. 

Our medical team operates by a rigorous code of ethics that does not allow for assembly-line type weight loss surgery. We never forget that every patient is a person and has a unique story to tell and a brilliant future to embrace.

Our medical team operates by a rigorous code of ethics that
does not allow for assembly-line type weight loss surgery.

Making the decision to have bariatric surgery is not a simple thing, it probably took you a long time to reach this point and hopefully you’ve spent part of that time analyzing your options in the hopes of choosing the best possible care available to you. There is no way around it; your life will change significantly after weight loss surgery; you must choose a weight loss program that offers the best chances of success, if you are ready to take the first steps towards a life free of obesity and its related diseases, please fill out our contact form now.

“Imagine a life free of the health and emotional burdens of obesity…
you can place yourself on the other side of the world wide
epidemic of obesity through bariatric surgery.”

Dr. Liza María Pompa

How do I choose a bariatric surgeon?

Bariatric surgery has the potential to change your life. After your journey, you will not only lose the excess weight, that has causes you so much hardship, but you will be at the other side of the fence in terms of obesity related diseases.

As a patient, you must assume a proactive attitude throughout the process, which begins at the all-important initial stage of choosing the surgeon and facilities that will be such an essential part of your journey and will help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Here are some of the questions you should ask when choosing a bariatric surgery facility and surgeon:

In what type of facilities will you procedure be performed?

There are doctors all over the world that will only perform bariatric surgery in facilities that are appropriate, along with a staff that can provide an integrative process for their patient. But unfortunately, there are also those that use an assembly line system; they move newly operated patients to other locations to recover; send them home without a follow up plan and do not bother to comply with the standards of hygiene, technology, environmental safety and training necessary to perform a safe and successful procedure.

The facility where your operation will be performed should be equipped with everything needed to handle any emergency and its staff must be highly and constantly trained. Never be embarrassed to ask your doctor about the characteristics of its facilities, professional associations they are affiliated to and the training of the staff. If you find resistance from your doctor or from any member of the staff or if you detect any inconsistencies, head to the door without hesitation and look for another doctor.

Something extremely important to consider is that LIMARP is a medical center that cares exclusively for the obese patient. Next to your private hospital room your only neighbors will be other bariatric patients that are going through the exact same thing. The risk of infection by patients hospitalized for other reasons is minimized; the staff and medical team are unsurpassed in their care and expertise because they are fully immersed in the most advanced treatment of weight loss surgery patients. To find out more about our services please fill out our contact form.

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How much experience does the medical team have?

Bariatric surgery is still surgery! The fact that your friend told you that she could walk the same day of her surgery and that she was home a day later should not, by any means, make you think that it’s like having a tooth pulled, which in any case also requires special care. Bariatric surgery is still surgery, which you can certainly recover quite quickly from, but which demands changes in all aspects of your life to give you the best possible results.

It is of vital importance that you entrust your care to a medical team that is experienced and certified in the most current bariatric procedures; that can provide a long list of testimonials from patients and offers you a comprehensive program, clear and defined, detailing every step of your process.

Does it feel right?

After your initial consultation, take a quiet moment and ask yourself this important question: “does it feel right?” Pay attention to your instincts, to the trust the doctor inspires you and how comfortable you feel with the facilities; also pay close attention to the subtleties of your feelings and the first impressions that you get from the doctor, the medical team and facilities.

Many of the consultations we offer in LIMARP are for patients who have had unsuccessful bariatric surgery; be it that they presented serious complications afterwards or that they simply did not receive the procedure that was appropriate for their particular case. If you are considering bariatric surgery or if you suspect that it is necessary for your previous procedure to be revised, do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our contact form, we have the experience and the capacity to resolve any case, no matter how complicated.

Find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery
by filling out our contact form now.

Or call us at (306) 500-6618


Blvd. Agua Caliente 4558-601 Col. Aviación., 22420 Tijuana, México

CA: (306) 500-6618
Toll free: 1-844-DRPOMPA Toll free: 1-844-4LIMARP