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


    My new life

    My only regret is that I didn't do this 25 years ago.
    I was 420lbs in May when I decided to tale my life back.
    My surgery was 8-8-18 and I was 373 that day today I'm 290lbs.
    Contacting the weight loss agents was the best thing I ever did.
    Dr Almanza and his team in TJ are amazing.... *

    11/15/2018
    Life Changing

    Like most, I was skeptical that this surgery would own up to its hype. However, that changed as soon as I arrived in San Diego. Picked up at the airport along with my partners in crime for the next 4 days.

    The hospital itself is new and state of the art. The staff - what can I say? Spectacular!

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    11/15/2018
    Best Decision Ever

    I am 3 months out and I don't regret this surgery yet. It is by far the best decision I have ever made for myself. I am always one that does things for others than do things for myself. If you are debating on doing this don't this is for you and for you to be the best you that you can be.

    I went t... *

    11/13/2018
    life changing

    Let's start by saying kudos to the staff members of the beautiful Grand View Hospital. First I arrived in San Diego safely and met the driver Oscar. He was pretty cool and played my kinda music lol. We got to the hospital and were down stairs pretty late because it was 6 of us and labs had to be don... *

    11/13/2018
    My surgery

    I had my surgery November 1 I was in a lot of pain the first 4 days now it's getting easy the doctor and nurses were amazing very nice hospital was extremely clean the only thing I didn't like was how hot it was in the hospital they needed to keep the air conditioner on all the time other then that ... *

    11/13/2018
    Dr Almanza helped turn my life around

    I cannot brag on Weight loss agents and Dr Almanza enough.They gave safe gentle professional care.I started at 198 and I am now 130.I am 5 ft tall.I feel like I am 30 again.The weight loss has affected every area of my life.May God bless Weight loss agents and Dr Almanza .Thank you.... *

    11/13/2018
    An amazing discovery

    Thank you, Dr. Almanza and the medical staff at Grand View Hospital. The dedicated and hard work you've done has helped me regain a healthy and energized lifestyle. I am back working and have noticed that work is much easier than before surgery. Thanks again and God Bless.... *

    11/13/2018
    Friendly staff

    The medical staff at the hospital are all friendly and professional. The facility is nice. I would recommend weight loss agents. Thank you ... *

    11/13/2018
    phenomenal results

    I'm 4 months shy of 1 year from my gastric sleeve surgery I'm now 119lbs and so happy with the results! I have more energy and my health issues have completely went away. I was pre diabetic and high blood pressure and rapid heart rate with a restraining heart rate of 136 without medication I no long... *

    11/06/2018
    Everything went will with surgery

    All the nurses and the doctors were really nice and help with everything we need it I had a nurse That took her time to help with all my needs ant her name is Alejandra but is a nice hospital and i will recommend more people to go to them ... *

    11/06/2018




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