Dr. Mario Almanza

    Dr. Mario Alberto Almanza Reyes

    Licenses #5295349 and #3595358 (search "Mario", "Almanza", "Reyes" at http://www.cedulaprofesional.sep.gob.mx/cedula/presidencia/indexAvanzada.action)

    Academic Training:

    Specialty General Surgery, Autonomous University of Baja California, UABC

    Tijuana, B.C. June 2007. Specialty Professional License.

    Medical General, Autonomous University of Baja California, UABC

    Tijuana, B.C. September 2001 Professional License

    Boarding, Mexican Social Security Institute IMSS Clinic 20, Tijuana, Baja California, 1 year.

    Internship, Social Service, Ministry of Health, SSA, Mexicali, General Consultation

    Referee, Partner Active:

    Active Member of the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases B.C.

    College Active Member Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, ECFA

    Member of the Medical College of Tijuana

    Member of College of Surgeons of Tijuana

    Courses and congresses:

    Dr. Almanza want to be always informed with current issues in bariatric surgery, updates surgery and presenting research papers in various conferences in showing their experience in patients surgeries weight control. Attends courses and conferences that give you greater knowledge and experience.
    XXV International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, May 2016

    Minimally Invasive Surgery 2016 Symposium on February, 2016, Las Vegas, by University of Cincinnati and the Global Academy for Medical Education.
    Course for Bariatric Surgery Surgeon Congress General Surgery Mexican Association of B.C. November 2015.

    VI Latin American Congress of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, IFSO LAC, Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases.
    July 2015.

    The 8th Regional Meeting, Course Limits Without Borders in Bariatric Surgery, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery B.C. Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery B.C. February 2015.

    XVI National Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, Working Presentation: Incidents in 774 patients on Morbidity and Mortality of intra-operative complications and post early in the VSG, relative to other conditions with prior bariatric surgery.

    XXI International Congress of Mexican Association of Endoscopic, Internactional Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons IFSES, Jalisco, Mexico, in April 2012.

    XX International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery B.C. Los Cabos, B.C.S. May 2011.

    Recognition granted H XIX Constitutional City of Tijuana, B.C., Municipal Health Bureau. Jorge Ramos Hernández, Mayor.

    Mexican Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases. A.C. Cancun, Q Roo, July 2009.

    Recognition of Ministry of Health of the State of Baja California, Residence and Surgery Tijuana General Hospital. 2007.

    Virtual Support Course ATLS trauma, American College of Surgeons,

    Technical Improvement Course provider Perinatal Physician Health, Ministry of Health, Tijuana B.C. November 2002.

    Seminar, Update and Acute Respiratory Infections, Ministry of Health, October 2002.

    Update Course in Pediatric Surgical Pathology, Mexican Society of Pediatric Surgery, June 2001.

    VII International Course of Radiology and Imaging Northwest Society of Radiology and Imaging Northwest, August 1996.

    Work experience

    TJ Bariatric Center, Center for Obesity Surgery, Bariatric Surgeon. Specialist obesity surgeries performed.
    Diego Rivera, 2312, Zona Rio, Tijuana B.C. Current since 2014

    Hospital Jerusalem, Bariatric Surgeon, Av. Fast Track Pte. 12500, Los Santos, 22104 Tijuana, B. C 2009-2014

    General Regional Hospital, IMSS Clinic No. 1, 2007- 2014.

    Base doctor.

    The 3rd Tijuana River. Stage, La Mesa, 22226 Tijuana, BC

    Red Cross of Tijuana, Base Surgeon, 2007 - 2009

    Enrique Silvestre corner Alfonso Gamboa S / N, 2a. Stage Rio, 22420 Tijuana, Baja California

    Tijuana ISSSTE Hospital, Surgeon

    Fray Junipero Sierra, Doctor Base, 2007 - 2009

    Av. Las Palmas no. 4141, Fracc. Las Palmas, C.P. 22440 Tijuana. MEXICO, Baja California

    Tijuana General Hospital SSA, Doctor Base, 2007 - 2009

    Av. Centenario 10851, Zona Rio, 22320 Tijuana, Baja California

    Hospital La Paz, General Medical,

    Avenida 5 de Mayo 704, Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California

    London Hospital, General Medical.

    The 4th Ave. 7431, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California

    No regrets. (07/26/2017)

    I traveled to Tijuana by myself. I was in bad shape so I requested wheelchair assistance through both the Mexico City airport and the Tijuana airport. I'm glad I did as I did not have to navigate through the airport lines to get through Customs and Immigration, and that to me, was going to be the mo ... * read more.

    Getting a tune-up before needing an overhaul (07/26/2017)

    Very interesting and benifitionary surgery process for different symptoms not only for weight control.
    As we were approaching the hospital there was a young man in the same van that didn't had a weight problem. So I was coiuros why he was getting the same surgery as I and the other 4 patients with ... * read more.

    good experience (07/25/2017)

    Everything went amazingly well. I had no problems. This is a way for people to loose weight that have trouble dieting. You will loose weight. I lost more than 25 lbs in the first 6 weeks. Once you get off the soup diet you eat small amounts since your stomach is much smaller. The mental part of this ... * read more.

    What a relief!! (07/25/2017)

    All I can say is wow I went in at 293lbs 8 weeks later I am at 234lbs, I was taking 3 insulin shots a day for yrs. now I am insulin free no more blood pressure pills I have more energy. Best money ever spent. I did deit but it always came back with more weight TY dr Mario!! ... * read more.

    A believer of medical tourism! (07/24/2017)

    I was at a top weight of 258 lbs. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes in March of this year. I was devastated! I knew weight played the part. I have always been one that knew how to lose weight but not able to keep it off. I knew then I needed help.My Niece had it ... * read more.

    Excellent Experience (07/24/2017)

    Dr. Almanza is awesome. The travel was great and easy. No problems. The surgery went as expected. I am very happy with my experience and at how well I am doing. It has been 19 days since surgery and I have lost 27 lbs. I'm excited and committed for/to my future. I just wish I had done it sooner. ... * read more.

    Best Decision Ever (07/24/2017)

    I finally decided to have to Gastric Sleeve done after seeing the transformation of my husband, brother in law, sister in law, and best friend. They all had the procedure done in 2016. They were new people! I wanted to feel good and look good about myself again so I finally chose to do the surgery i ... * read more.

    a conflicted journey (07/24/2017)

    Dr. Almanza is a great surgeon and he did amazing. My conflict is with my care. The hospital had no proper air care. there was really cold or off which got really hot.

    There is one nurse named Natalie. I was in so much pain and nauseated. I was walking the hall, and I asked her to please walk with ... * read more.

    Complications (07/24/2017)

    Over all I am so much better off than I was 2 weeks ago. I was very sick for about a month. I was in and out of the hospital until I stopped throwing up and I'm now finally able to eat. I have lost 44 pounds so far. I hope I will continue to do better. Thank you! ... * read more.

    Don't Put It Off..... (07/24/2017)

    After bring heavy my entire life, My wife and I decided to have the surgery done.
    We tired everything from NutriSystem, Adkins, and a couple of local doctors, with some success, but always put the weight back on PLUS!. As of today 7/24, I have dropped 31 lbs.
    and still losing..... I started at 365, ... * read more.

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