Dr. Mario Almanza

    Dr. Mario Alberto Almanza Reyes

    Dr. Almanza's Professional Certificate ID (License) numbers are 3595358 and 5295349.

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    Member of FACS, American College of Surgeons View Details
    International Member, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, 2018

    Member of IFSO, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. 2018



    Academic Training:

    Certified Physician before the Mexican Council of General Surgery A.C. Certification in process 2017

    SEP Professional Medical License, General Physician

    SEP Professional Certificate, Specialization in General Surgery

    Certificate of the Government of the State of Baja California, General Physician

    Certificate of the Government of the State of Baja California, Specialization in General Surgery

    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, Mexican Institute of Social Security “IMSS Clínica 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 wants 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.

    ASMBS Weekend 2017. San Diego CA, June 2017

    Regional Western Meeting in General Surgery. Liver Surgery, Biliary Tract and Pancreas. March 2017

    XVIII International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, July 2016

    MISS, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas 2016.

    XXV International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, May 2016

    Bariatric Surgery for the Surgeon Course, Congress of the Mexican Association of General Surgery A.C. Monterrey, November 2015

    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.

    Northwest Regional Meeting of Endoscopy Associations, Surgeries for Obesity, AMH, AMEG

    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

    Professor of Specialized Course in Bariatric Surgery with duration of 1 year per course, endorsed by the Autonomous University of Baja California UABC, and the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, CMCOEM.
    Currently since 2017

    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


    Dr. Almanza's Testimonials


    Feeling Great!! (05/23/2024)

    Today marks a month after my surgery. It was a great experience! The hospital was clean, everyone was kind and attentive. I've had no problems since the surgery. Just learning to live with my new body. I've lost 18 pounds, I thought more would have came off by now but I know it will in time! ... * read more.

    Great experience (05/23/2024)

    The service requested remained the same and everything was pretty smooth. ... * read more.

    Satisfied with this experience (04/24/2024)

    I am so excited that I took the step to do the surgery in this specific location and with Dr Almanza. The doctor has a great reputation and did an awesome job. The clinic is extremely clean and looks so beautiful. The staff OMG where do I begin they were amazing and made us feel at home. The nurses ... * read more.

    A new life (04/24/2024)

    I started this weighing almost 295lbs and am now weighing 180 I suffered from sever sleep apnea, fatty liver, pre diabetes, high cholesterol and just bad mood swings. This has been the best decision I've ever made. My only request is not doing it sooner. ... * read more.

    Life Changing (03/22/2024)

    This is an amazing journey and start to a new and better life.
    Dr. Almanza is fantastic! You can't find another awesome doctor!! He and staff were so helpful and supportive. So thankful for him and staff that educated me and even following up with me. Thank you Dr. Almanza!!!!! 1 week post op now ... * read more.

    Great experience (03/04/2024)

    I recently had the gastric sleeve done (02/27/2024) and I was a little concerned as I am 64 years old and have a lot of health problems. I should not have worried because it was a great experience. We arrived in San Diego, CA and were met at the airport and taken to the hospital in Mexico. We were ... * read more.

    Best Decision Ever! (01/27/2024)

    I have a new lease on life. At 7 months post op I am down 91 pounds and feeling my best. I am jogging near daily, making healthy choices and feeling more like myself. More confidence and a better mood too! I have zero regrets about my decision to get a gastric sleeve from Dr. Almanza and his team. I ... * read more.

    Grateful (12/21/2023)

    I have no words to thank, I can only say that they are truly excellent, from the reception, the Dr. and each of the nurses, especially the Nurse Alessandra, to the cleaning ones, extremely attentive, helpful, the installation from the entrance all too clean. I recommend them 1000%. The surgery very ... * read more.

    Awesome (12/07/2023)

    This is my second treatment with the wonderful doctor and I love how he has impacted my life. I once was a woman who was happy being in the background, not wanting to be seen. After 3 yrs of successful weight loss, I continue to improve my confidence, appearance and health this what Dr. Mario has d ... * read more.

    A New Me (10/02/2023)

    Getting a gastric sleeve by Dr Mario Almanza , is one of the best decisions I could've ever done ! In just 6 months I've lost 115lbs & still losing weight . It was very difficult at first , but super worth it . I totally recommend him as your weightloss surgeon ... * read more.





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