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


    Couch slug to Runner!!!

    I was sleeved May 2017. I'm 41 years old. I am married with 3 kids. I'm 5'3" tall. Starting weight 213 pounds when I started the Preop diet. I was 200 the day of surgery. Today January 12th 2019, I weigh 122 pounds. I am very happy with my results. After a year I had lost 97 pounds. In May of 2018, ... *

    01/17/2019
    Life Change

    Having this surgery was the best decision I have made my whole life. Dr. Mario Almanza has truly saved my life. Before my surgery I had limited mobility. Thanks to Dr. Almanza I can walk again. I would definitely recommend this surgery to others.... *

    01/17/2019
    Dr A

    Testimonial for Doctor A...here's the raw and real story folks . I'm sure it will sound alot like your own...over weight and up and down like a yo yo from hell . Knowing I needed an intervention ...it was time . I heard the news loud and clear in regard to my vascular health..."get off between fifty... *

    01/17/2019
    Best thing I ever did

    To all those who read this know that it is the best thing I ever did. Since my own surgery I taken my wife and daughter. I have went from a 54 in the waist to a 42 and I am off all blood pressure and diabetes medication. My wife went from a size 18/20 to a size 7 and A total of 90 lbs she is quite s... *

    01/17/2019
    One month

    It has been 4 weeks and I am still learning the new life. I'm down 10 pounds so far!... *

    01/17/2019
    Mi vida cambió

    Este es mi testimonio para los hispanos que quieren cambiar y no saben c mo o les da miedo que la manga gastrica es una buena decisi n estoy muy agradecida al doctor Mario y su equipo muchas gracias yo baje 65 libras en 4 meses ya tengo 7 meses y sigo bajando pero ya es poco mis amigos est n sorpren... *

    01/11/2019
    very happy

    It has been a year and I am down 106 lbs and I am very thankful to Dr. A for giving me my life back . I have 30 more to go for my goal ,I would recommend this for anyone that struggles with their weight . I have for years and I wish I had done it years ago ... *

    01/11/2019
    Best decision ever!!

    When I decided to do the Weightloss surgery I weighed 326lbs and my health was deteriorating and I was not happy. The weekend of my surgery we were met at the airport and brought to the hospital. Everyone that I met and had interaction with at the hospital were kind and helpful. My experience was gr... *

    01/11/2019
    Best Decision Ever

    Weight Loss Agents, Dr. Almanza, and the Grand View Hospital offered state of the art care and professionalism throughout the process. I was very pleased with all aspects of this decision. The staff was very attentive and courteous, the hospital was immaculate and crossing the border was not an is... *

    01/10/2019
    Almost 9 months pre op

    Sleeved 5/17/18. Down 97 lbs and beginning to love life.... *

    01/10/2019




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