Stella Maris


At Stella Maris, Dr. Alvarez and the team prioritize patient comfort and well-being during cancer treatment. Experience personalized and comprehensive treatment, daily check-ins with Dr. Alvarez, and healthful, organic meals. Dr. Alvarez’s expertise and dedication to his patients guarantee the best possible treatment and a brighter future.

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About Stella Maris

Experience hope and personalized care at Stella Maris Clinic, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the US-Mexico border in Tijuana. Led by Dr. Alvarez, with over 37 years of experience in cancer treatment, our clinic prioritizes individualized care for each patient.

Understanding the challenges and stress of seeking treatment abroad, Dr. Alvarez and his dedicated team have cultivated a nurturing environment to promote healing and recovery. Dr. Alvarez’s open-door policy ensures his availability throughout the day, and his office, situated close to the treatment room, offers constant reassurance. He remains hands-on, from daily patient check-ins to enlightening lectures on treatment methodologies. Ofelia, our head nurse and a steadfast member of our team since 1993, is celebrated for her compassionate approach to patient care.

At Stella Maris, we recognize the critical role of nutrition in recovery. Our kitchen staff meticulously prepares healthful, organic meals, always attentive to dietary needs and personal preferences.

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Stella Maris Cost and Additional Expenses

3 weeks is usually advised, $4500-$5000 per week.

The price includes:

  • Treatments, scans and lab work
  • Organic meals and juices for breakfast and lunch daily are included.


The price does not include:

  • Accommodation. Outpatient facility. Patients can stay in nearby hotels, a short walk away. Transportation is also available between the hotel and the clinic at no extra charge.
  • Maintenance after treatment – A monthly vaccine, $250-$300 a month, for about 3 months
  • It is advised to arrive at the clinic for a boost after 3-6 month for a week, with a 10% discounts of the weekly rate.
Included in the Price:
  • Organic meals and juices for breakfast and lunch
Airport Transportation
  • San Diego Airpot pick up and drop off
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Meet Dr. Gilberto Alvarez, MD


Dr. Alvarez is the Founder and medical director at Stella Maris since 1993. His field experience includes working in conjunction with Dr. Ernesto Contreras from 1977-1981 and Medical Director at Manner Clinic 1982-1992.  Graduate of the National Autonomous University in Mexico City.

  • He participated in the work of Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy in Munich, Germany with Dr. Karl Ronsberger, 1991.
  • Member of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS) in Florence, Italy since 2005.
  • Certified in RIGVIR Therapy, Riga, Latvia, October 2017.

Dr. Alvarez is a highly qualified physician; he passed the US medical boards, which makes him qualified to practice medicine in the United States. As a medical director, he is not a distant figure locked in an office; he is your attending physician. You are under his care every day of your stay.


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General Information


Sánchez Taboada no 10116-207, Obrera 1era. Sección, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

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Simply leave your contact details here, and we’ll reach out within 24 hours with more information about our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the clinic located?
SMC is conveniently located 5 minutes from the United States- Mexico border, in the business district area of Tijuana. Five-star hotels, fine restaurants and shopping malls are within walking distance.
Is Stella Maris an inpatient clinic?
The clinic is an outpatient facility with plenty of options for lodging nearby. Many hotels offer transportation to and from the clinic during treatment.
What is the cost of treatment?
The cost of treatment is $4500-5000USD per week with a typical stay of around three weeks. This price includes treatments, scans, and lab work as well as organic meals and juices for breakfast and lunch.
Is there a recommended follow-up treatment plan?
Yes. We recommend a monthly vaccine for three months following treatment as well as a follow-up visit at the clinic after 3-6 months for one week.

Stella Maris Reviews

4 reviews
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January 2021
Medical Condition PROSTATE CANCER

I went to Dr. Gilberto Alvarez in Tijuana Mexico on three occasions. The positive results were extremely limited. After leaving my PSA test result continued to rise. I , therefore, sought the help of University Of Michigan Urology. They saved my life. I do not recommend the clinics and Dr. Alvarez other then wasting money and time. And hope. DO NOT USE STELLA MARRIS CLINIC. IT IS A SCAM.

Previous Treatments Radiation, Surgery
Diet Organic, Vegetarian
Improvements No improvement
December 2020
Medical Condition Autoimmune

I got heavy metal toxicity from a titanium dental implant, which triggered autoimmune. Plus I had an ongoing headache for days. Before arriving at the clinic, I was in pain and disoriented, my uber dropped me off on a corner and I got lost from there. I sent the doctor a picture text of my location and this amazing heaven sent Dr. Alvarez located me at an intersection and guided me to the clinic where I underwent chelation and ozone therapy. I was also treated for my ongoing headache and before I left, my headache was gone. I felt amazing and restored energy. I'm looking forward to returning to the clinic for additional treatment to continue my health improvement.

Previous Treatments Hormone therapy, Surgery
Diet Low Sugar, Keto, Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Improvements General mood, Pain, Sleep
November 2019
Sheree Burnett
Medical Condition Breast cancer

The clinic was beautiful and absolutely spotless. Prior to choosing Stella Maris for my treatment I’d read about in the book, “Hoping for a Cure”, and liked what the author said about Dr. Alvarez and his expertise, wealth of knowledge and impressive credentials.
I was very happy with my experience at Stella Maris. Dr. Alvarez was very hands on and always available to answer my questions and discuss my treatments. He was also very kind and compassionate. When I had an upset stomach one day, he canceled my shuttle and drove me back to my hotel himself. He also called me that evening to make sure I was ok.
His nurse, Ophelia, was also very good at her job, as well as funny and kind. The cook made us healthy but tasty meals and had us drinking green juices every day.
I felt great when I left the clinic, and the maintenance program set out by Dr. Alvarez, reassured me that even though I was leaving my healing would continue when I got home.

Left breast was very hard, following two lumpectomies. Margins were still not clear after second surgery.There was also a lump in it. After two weeks of treatment it was soft again and lump disappeared. This to me was visible evidence that the treatments were working.

Previous Treatments Surgery
Diet Low Sugar, Organic, Vegetarian
Improvements Appetite, Blood results, General mood
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September 2019
Jeremiah M.
Medical Condition Prostate Cancer

Such a great healing enviornment. Dr. Alvarez and his staff are very caring and professional people. The alternative treatments that they offer are some of the best around. The food is great and they are in contact with you during the whole trip to make sure that you get settled in ok. My psa has dropped below 0 and i feel better than i have felt in years. Thanks to Dr. Alvarez and his great staff.

Previous Treatments Radiation, Surgery
Diet Low Sugar, Organic, Vegetarian
Improvements Appetite, Blood results, Digestion, General mood, Pain, Sleep

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