Dr. Mario Almanza
    Dr. Mario Alberto Almanza Reyes

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

    You can search for "Mario", "Almanza", "Reyes" at http://www.cedulaprofesional.sep.gob.mx/cedula/presidencia/indexAvanzada.action.

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    Academic Training:

    International Member, American Society for Metabolic & Baiatric Surgery, 2018

    Member IFSO, Internacional Feeration for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic
    Disorders. 2018

    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 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.

    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

    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,

    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

    Best decision i have made!!!

    Just Like most of you i was re-searching this surgery, Dr., and hospital. I found all the bad and good, but i talked to so many people and the love they had for this Place i made my decision and i don't regret it at all!!! Most of the Staff were amazing Dr. Almanza was Great i have had no complicati... *

    On my way!!

    I had my surgery done with Dr. Almanza on March 15th, 2018. All went well. The only issue I had was having a constant headache the entire time I was there. Once I was at the airport headed home I was fine.... *

    A fresh start

    At my highest weight I was 450. I decided I had enough with the yoyo diets. When I went to Mexico I was very nervous and scared. The driver Oscar picked me and my mother up at the San Diego airport on March 11th. We then went to the hotel and settled into our room. The hotel staff was more than welc... *

    Life Changing

    My husband and I were very nervous about 1) just doing the procedure 2) doing it in Mexico 3) problems arising and what would we do and 4) language barrier.

    I've had open heart surgery, bilateral renal bypass, left carotid endartectomy blah blah blah and docs in the US thought I was crazy!. Now the... *

    Great experience

    I arrived to the hospital scared and I left confident that I made the right decision, it is very true when Dr. Almaza states that we will never forget that day. Life changer experience. Great staff, very busy place when I left, I was glad on y weekend there were not too many operation done. The last... *

    So happy i went through with it!!

    I was scared to get it done due to the fact that it was in mexico,but im so happy i went! It was GREAT! The staff, the facility, and the doctors were all so friendly and professional. The facility was super clean and the doctors know everything there is to know about bariatrics. I definitely will g... *

    Exceeded Expectations!


    I started my weight loss journey a couple months before my surgery date. Like many of you, I did extensive research and read testimony after testimony trying to find the ones that closely resembled my own life and would hurry and look at their before and after pictures and think to myself ... *

    I wished I would Have done it sooner!

    let me tell you, I was so nervous about going, and going alone at that.. But once I got to the hospital everything went great! They did my vitals that day, and I was up for surgery the next day! The Doctor met with us, and he gave us the confidence that we would love the outcome of this procedure. T... *

    Whole new life

    As I was getting ready for surgery I was scared, nervous and excited. I didn t know what exactly to expect and when to expect it. I didn t know what kind of pain I would have and what my mobility would be. I am 4 months post op and 63 pounds down as of today. If you would have told me 5 months ago t... *

    Best decision ever....

    This is something I told myself I would never do. Watching other family members succeed gave me the confidence that this was the right thing for me... Best decision I ever made!... *


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