Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is a Certified Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon practicing surgery for the past 19+ years currently practicing in Tijuana,

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon is a Certified Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon practicing surgery for the past 19+ years currently practicing in Tijuana, Mexico He’s received his Medical Doctor Degree in 1991 from Saint Nicholas University in the Mexican State of Hidalgo as a General Surgeon. After that, he made a 4 year residency in Tijuana’s General Hospital where he obtained his speciality as a gastroenterologist surgeon. By 1995, Dr. Ponce is certified to practice laparoscopic surgery, which is what many people refer to as keyhole surgery, it is a minimally invasive type of surgery, generally performed in the abdomen and pelvic area that leaves little or no scarring and patients generally go home the next day.

He got his certification from the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery in 1997, and since then he has attended many courses as a student and also as a teacher, earning the respect from his peers, as well as his patients. Dr. Ponce is so well-respected for his ability and technique that he frequently is invited to speak at surgical events. He is recognized as one of the best bariatric surgeons in northwestern Mexico.

Dr. Ponce started Bariatric Surgery with Laparoscopy in 1998 when he got his Certification from the Mexican Association of General Surgeons. He later learned various techniques from courses he took in the United States and France. He received authorization to perform Obesity Surgery with Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band from the Mexican Society of Obesity Surgeons in 2004 after having received formal training and authorization in 2001 directly from Bio Centrics Corporation. Dr. Ponce is currently Chief Surgeon at various Baja Hospitals, and Mexico Extreme Makeover. He performs an average of 4 to 6 surgeries per day and he has a very high rate of success.

 

The surgeon is one of the three first Bariatric pioneers that started Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Mexico and is considered a leader in Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.

Dr. Jaime Ponce De Leon's Unbeatable Value

Duo Bariatric Team

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon performs all surgeries with another 20+ years experienced surgeon (40+ combined) at one low competitive package price.

Sealed FDA Products

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon only uses FDA Aprooved sealed Endo Johnson & Johnson brands and not after market products than can lead to complications.

Surgeon of Excellence

Our surgeons are Leading Pioneers in the industry that started the Bariatric Weight loss Surgery program in Mexico.

VSG Reinforcement Technique

Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon's VSG Technique consists of suturing on top of the staple line for double reinforced protection.

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COURSES & CONGRESS
1991 INTENSIVE COURSE IN GENERAL MEDICAL UPDATE HOSPITAL DR. MIGUEL SILVA, SSA. MORELIA MICHOACAN.
1994 Course ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT ATLS, ENSENADA BC.
1995 III INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY, UABC, AMCG, IMSS, Tijuana BC. Duration 30 HRS.
Theoretical and Practical Course 1995 Advanced Laparoscopic Gynecological IN THE CENTER OF TRAINING minimally invasive surgery, GUADALAJARA Khalis.
1996 INTERNATIONAL COURSE THEORETICAL STUDY AND NECK SURGERY salivary glands, FESORMEX, MORELIA MICHOACAN Duration 16 HRS.
1997 THE YEAR OF SURGERY Laparoscopic hernia, AMCG TIJUANA BC. DURATION 8 HRS.
1997 FIRST UPDATE COURSE IN PEDIATRIC SURGERY, SMCP, TIJUANA BC.
1997 COURSE gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopic ACBC, AMCL, IMSS, Tijuana BC.
1998 Course of artificial nutrition in surgical patients. AMCG, ACBC, IMSS, Tijuana BC.
1998 CURRENT NEWS IN SURGERY Anorectal ACBC, AMCG, IMSS, AMCL, TIJUANA BC.
1998 EIGHTH MEETING OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, AMCL. ACBC, TIJUANA BC.
GRADUATE COURSE 1998 OBESITY SURGERY, AMCG, Guanajuato.
1998 XXII CONGRESS OF SURGERY, AMCG, Guanajuato.
1999 III ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY BASIC WORKSHOP FOR MEDICAL, CMT, TIJUANA BC.
1999 Meeting of Experts on gastroesophageal reflux, AMCL, AMCG.
DIPLOMA IN OBESITY 1999, UABC, Tijuana BC.
1999 Conference CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS, AMPAC, TIJUANA BC.
1999 II DAYS IN UROLOGY UPDATE, UABC, Tijuana BC.
2000 II DAYS IN UROLOGY UPDATE, CMT, CUBC, TIJUANA BC.
2000 IX International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, CCGT, AMCE, SAGES, TIJUANA BC.
NORTHERN REGIONAL MEETING 2000, AMG, TIJUANA BC.
2001 MEDICAL UPDATE ON TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY CARE IN THE BORDER REGIONUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OFFICE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION, AMA, SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA.
2001 X International Congress of Laparoscopic Surgery, CCGT, ACBC, AMCE, TIJUANA BC.
2001 ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING SYSTEM, LAP-BAND SYSTEM WORKSHOP TIJUANA BC.
2002 XI CONGRESS OF SURGEONS GENERAL OF LAPAROSCOPIC INGUINAL HERNIA PRECONGRESO TIJUANA, ISESALUD, GEBC, TIJUANA BC.
2002 Course of ENGRAPADORAS GENERAL HOSPITAL DE TIJUANA ISESALUD, GEBC.
Theoretical and Practical Course 2002 DISEASE Gastroesophageal Reflux, CCGT, IMSS, Tijuana BC.
2002 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF OBESITY SURGERY, SMCO, HUATULCO.
2002 Adistra IN GASTRIC banding MIDBAND. LYON Villeurbanne France.
Theoretical and Practical Course 2002 DIABETIC FOOT Tijuana General Hospital, CCGT, TIJUANA BC.
2002 COURSE IN ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ATLS), Tijuana General Hospital.
2003 Pre-Congress of bariatric surgery, AMCG, ACGT, AMCE, TIJUANA BC.
2003 XII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SURGERY AND REGIONAL CONGRESS 1ST SURGERY, AMCG, ACGT, AMCE, TIJUANA BC.
2003 X International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2003 Course PRECONGRESO esophagus and stomach, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2004 9TH WORLD CONGRESS OF ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY, 6TH LATIN AMERICAN CONGRESS OF ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY, 13TH MEXICAN CONGRESS OF ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY, FELAC, ALACE, AMCE, AMCG, CANCUN MEXICO.
2004 9TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY, COLON & MORBID OBESITY SURGERY COURSE, FELAC, ALACE, AMCE, AMCG, CANCUN MEXICO.
2004 2nd SYMPOSIUM BY LAPAROSCOPIC ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC CENTER OF SOUTH FLORIDA, CANCUN MEXICO.
2004 OBESITY SURGERY COURSE OF GASTRIC BYPASS & LAP BAND, IMSS, AMCE, SMCO, TIJUANA BC.
2005 XIII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SURGERY, AMCG, AMCE, ACGT, TIJUANA BC.
2005 Course XIII WORKSHOP INGUINAL HERNIA SURGERY INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF TIJUANA, AMCG, AMCE, ACGT, TIJUANA BC.
PROFESSOR IN 2005 XII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SURGERY OF TIJUANA, AMCG, AMCE, ACGT, TIJUANA BC.
2005 1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR LATIN DA Federação Obesidade surgery, Foz do Iguazu.
2005 XVI International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2005 Coordinator of free labor in the XVIth International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2005 PROFESSOR IN THE COURSE OF OBESITY PRECONGRESO XVI International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2005 10TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE SURGERY OF OBESITY, MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS.
2005 XXIX INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SURGERY DR. GUTIERREZ Samperi, AMCG, PACGS, MERIDA YUCATAN.
2006 VII Interamerican Congress of endoscopic surgery, ALACE, MIAMI FLORIDA.
2006 Professor VII Interamerican Congress of endoscopic surgery, ALACE, MIAMI FLORIDA.
2006 GRADUATE COURSE FOR LAPAROSCOPIC COLON SURGERY IN THE AMERICAN CONGRESS VII endoscopic surgery, MOOSE, MIAMI FLORIDA.
2006 YEAR OF NEW TRENDS AND CONTROVERSIES POTGRADO LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY RN, SURGERY-AMERICAN CONGRESS VII ENCOSCOPICA, ALACE, MIAMI FLORIDA.
2006 XV International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
Theoretical and Practical Course 2006 sleeve gastrectomy, IMSS, AMCE, TIJUANA BC.
2007 XII WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF OBESITY SURGERY, PORTO PORTUGAL.
2007 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF METABOLIC SURGERY, IMSS, AMCE, AMCO, TIJUANA BC.
2008 XVII International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2008 PROFESSOR PRECONGRESO DURING SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND METABOLIC, AMCE, ICC, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
2008 Course antireflux TRANCONGRESO OF SURGERY, AMCE, PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO.
SURGERY UPDATE 2009 COURSE OF THE foregut, MIAMI FLORIDA.

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