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


    Life changing

    I've been type 2 diabetic most of my adult life. No matter what I did it was only temporary. I was one of those people who had a low BMI and was active as possible and still was insulin dependent and high blood pressure with high cholesterol. To the point in 2012 I had my first pancreatitis attack. ... *

    09/18/2018
    New me

    I had my surgery late April and since then I have lost 71 pounds. I have never lost this much weight this fast and felt so confident and happy in my new skin! My experience was great, the nurses were very attentive and the doctor made me feel comfortable and secure.... *

    09/18/2018
    Can't w8 2 meet the new me...I've caught a glimpse...looks like a helluva guy!

    It's been about 4 weeks since my procedure and I'm down over 36 lbs. I feel great. Already getting the Holy Crap look from friends, who I haven't seen in a month. Getting sick of soup and yogurt, but I've got my eyes on the prize. This life style change is going to make a world of difference in ... *

    09/17/2018
    Thank you, no regrets

    I'm 18 and was reaching obese status. The surgery was worth every penny and I do not regret my decision. The journey is unexpected but you learn more about yourself through it. I am 2 going on 3 months post op and hav lost 40 pounds and went down 2 pants sizes. I expect to lose more weight in the fu... *

    09/17/2018
    15 days post op

    15 days post surgery and I am feeling great and down 11 lbs thus far, with that being said, my overall experience wasn't the greatest. It seemed as though once we got to Tijuana the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. We were told that we would go straight to the facility as soon as... *

    09/14/2018
    Best Decision of My Life!

    My sugar was nearly 300 on operation day. I had suffered a heart attack, occasional HBP, and all of the other things that go along with being obese. Today my sugar is running an average of 55, I'm no longer always sweating, and my skin !! My skin is like it was when I was 30 ... Err.. Ok, 40. I h... *

    09/14/2018
    My Journey

    I decided to have the surgery for health reasons. I am a diabetic and my readings were out of control. I had to increase my insulin frequently. When I increased my insulin the more weight I would gain. Not to mention all the other medication I was on. I kept thinking what am I doing to my body. I wa... *

    09/14/2018
    6 months after

    My name is Monica Medina Dobbs, I had the gastric sleeve 6 month ago. It was a fast recovery from day one. I had a great experience at the hospital, with Dr. Almanza and his friendly staff. I learned to understand my body and limitations with food intake and most of all with portions sizes. I am sti... *

    09/12/2018
    Great experience

    I arrived on Thursday afternoon to TJ at the hospital.. the entire staff was super professional and courteous.

    The operation was Friday morning, and it went well as expected. Came back to USA on Monday and back to work on Tuesday...

    So far I have lost 43 Lbs and I feel incredible.

    Thanks for the... *

    09/11/2018
    Pleased

    Pros: Great Doctor, only saw him twice. Great facility, beautiful hospital. Good after care, but understaffed.
    Over all good experience.

    Cons: long trip, Hospital is much more than 15 mins from San Diego, more like an hour.
    Transportation was nothing like I expected, they crammed 10 people in a ... *

    09/11/2018




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