Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Sergio Verboonen Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico with 20+ years of experience.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen known by many of his trusted worldwide patients and followers as Dr. V, is a Certified Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgeon for the past 20+ years.

Patients throughout the years have entrusted Dr. V not only because he truly understands what it means to be obese have suffered obesity himself during med school years and underdone weight loss surgery, but as a truly prepared seasoned surgeon of excellence has provided results after results with almost 0% complication rate. How has he achieved this?

The surgeon consistently prepares himself throughout the years hand in hand at different international congresses with surgeons from the US and Europe. Dr. V has perfected his techniques throughout the years offering his patients safety and ease of mind.

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 Cancun & Tijuana, Mexico.

Dr. Verboonen's Unbeatable Value

Duo Bariatric Team

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

Sealed FDA Products

Dr. Verbooen 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. Verboonen's VSG Technique consists of suturing on top of the staple line for double reinforced protection.

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  1. M.D., UNAM, Mexico, D.F. Postgraduate: ” General Hospital of Tijuana” S.S.A. Tijuana, B.C. Mexico.
  2. LapBand certified surgeon.
  3. Specialized in Laparoscopic Surgery in the General Hospital of The Secretary of Health
  4. Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  5. Member of the Medical Association and of the Association of General Surgeons of Mexico Current President of the College the Surgeon General of Baja California
  6. Member of the Society of Mexican Surgeons of the Obese
  7. Performed more than 2300 gastric band surgeries
  8. Dr. Sergio Verboonen is more than just a Doctor. He is a highly recognized specialist in Laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Sergio and Dr. Ponce and their team have given more than 2300 men and women the ability to live again! With zero slippages. These 2300 victims of severe obesity became reborn. Today they are happy people once again!


  1. Member of the mexican society of endoscopic surgery (asociación mexicana de cirugía endoscopica)
  2. Current regional delegate of AMCE 2002-2003
  3. Member of the mexican society of bariatric surgery (sociedad mexicana de la cirugía de la obesidad, a.c.)
  4. Member of the medical college of Tijuana: (colegio medico de Tijuana)
  5. Member of the general surgeons college of Tijuana (colegio de cirujanos generales de Tijuana a.c.)
  6. Member of the International Federation of Surgery for the Obesity(IFSO)
  7. Current president of the general surgeons college of Tijuana; 2002-2003
  8. Was the last president of the college of surgeons general of Tijuana. (2002-2003) until june 2003
  9. Member Mexican Society of General Surgery (AMCG Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía General)
  10. Member of Colegio Posgraduados en Cirugía General
  11. Member of Latinamerican Society of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE CIRUGIA ENDOSCOPICA)
  12. Member Latin American Federation of Surgery (FELAC Federación Latino americana de cirugia)


  1. November 2013 – Acapulco Guerrero, International Congress of General Surgery 2013
  2. November 2013 – Professor in the Graduate Course I Bariatric Surgery Lap Band a First Look
  3. November 2013 – Postgraduate Coordinator in the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery II Course
  4. November 2013 – Tijuana, Baja California, Future and Controversies Module III Current Status ofMetabolic Surgery
  5. October 2013 – Tijuana Baja California, XVI National Congress of Nursing Surgical Innovation andProfessional Commitment – a surgical practice, safe peroperative care.
  6. August 2013 – Baja California, College of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Baja California AC Professor item Bariatric Surgery
  7. July 2013 – Ixtapa Guerrero, XV Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, Coordinating and Assistance – Interactive Video Conference with Key Note.
  8. May 2013 – Mazatlan Sinoloa, XXII International Congress of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery , Speaker and Attendance in Pre Bariatric surgery congress course on the Theme: Roundtable for teachers lap band to sleeve technical indications of Gastric Sleeve , Coordinator during the pre. congress Bariatric Surgery. – surgery support demonstration
  9. April 2013 – Mexico Distrito Federal, Surgery Support Demonstration.
  10. April 2013 – Mexican College of Endoscopic Surgery AC
  11. April 2013 – Member of the mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery AC
  12. February 2013 – Mexicali Baja California, The College of Surgeons of Mexicali General AC and Sociedad Mexicana de Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  13. February 2013 – AC, XIII Congress of the College of Surgeons of Mexicali BC, Reporter and Assistant to the Indications and Technique of the Gastric Sleeve Topic.


  1. Member of IFSO for the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Disorders
  2. December 2012 – University Touro Nevada, New York NY 4th International Consensus Summity forSleeveGastrectomy Sleeve (ICSSG) competitor
  3. December 8 2012 – New York City International Consensus Summit for Sleeve Gastrectomy
  4. December 30 2012 – Las Vegas NV, MCE Conferences, Participant in Improving Pain Managementin Primary Care Medicine
  5. March 2012 – Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, The Mexican Association of Surgery for Obesity and MetabolicDiseases AC – Professor in Anatomy and Strategy Paper placement Lap Band
  6. May 2012 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico XXI International Congress of Mexican Association ofEndoscopic Surgery X Latin American Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  7. April 2012 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, XXIII World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  8. April 2012 – XXI International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  9. April 2012 – X Latin American Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  10. April 2012 – Pre conference course Coordinator and Endoluminal Bariatric surgery
  11. April 2012 – Professor ongoing pre.congress and Endoluminal Bariatric Surgery Complications withthe topicEarly Delayed Gastric Banding


  1. May 2011 – Los Cabos Baja California Sur Mexico, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery AC Coordinator at the symposium “Current Status of Bariatric Surgery
  2. Assistance XX International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  3. Assistant in Paper Session (Oral and Video Category)
  4. May 26, 2011 – Los Cabos, San Lucas, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery AC Member of Local Committe


  1. July 7-10, 2010 – Zacatecas, colegio Mexicano de cirugía parea la obesidad y enfermedades metabolicas/ coordinator / 12th National Congress
  2. July 11-12, 2010 – Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Participant of the Papaloapan Medical Congress
  3. May 4-8, 2010 – Cancun, Quintana Room, Professor of the Obesity Course and CoAuthor of “Rescuing the Bypass with Gastric Band” XIX International Congress
  4. March 12-13, 2010 – Puebla, Puebla, Professor in the congress during the Metabolic surgery National Meetin
  5. October 27-29, 2010 – Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico, Associaciation of General Surgery B.C. Professor for Delayed Complications of the Gastric Band , Coordinator – Cogress of Metabolic Surgery


  1. Nov. 1 – 6, 2009, Alcapulco, Assistant Professor in the 18th International Congress for Gastric Bypass Surgery Demonstration and VSG Demonstration and Lap Band demonstration.
  2. Nov. 1 – 6 2009, Alcapulco, Professor of Endoscopic Surgery Course at the 18th International Congress
  3. July 2 – 4 2009, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Attended the XI National Congress for Obesity Surgery


  1. Attended to the V International Congress Of General Surgery in Guadalara and Coordinator of the Sleeve Gastectomy Module. Guadalara, Mexico . March 2008
  2. Attended to the V International Congress Of General Surgery in Guadalara and Professor of the theme: Retire the band, how, when and why? Guadalara, Mexico. March 2008
  3. Attended the V International Congress Of General Surgery in Guadalara and Professor of the theme: Why adjust the band? Guadalara, Mexico . March, 2008


  1. Attended the XV Congress in Tijuana and Coordinator of the bariatrica surgery Module. Tijuana Mexico. March 2006
  2. Attended XV AMCE Congress. Ixtapa Mexico. May 2005
  3. Attended and professor at the Precongress course of bariatric surgery organized by the Colegio Mexicano de Cirugia de Obesidad. Mazatlan Mexico. June 2006.
  4. Attended to the 10 th Wordl Congress Endoscopic Surgery. Berlin, Germany.
  5. Attended XXX Congress by the AMCG Congreso nternacional de Cirugia General. Acapulco Mexico. November 2006.Curso de Endoscopia para el cirujano general organized by the AMCG. Acapulco Mexico. November 2006


  1. XIV Congreso Internacional by the Colegio de Cirujanos Generales de Tijuana. Tijuana, Mexico
  2. Titular Profesor in the XIV AMCE Precongress course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  3. Attendance and Professor in the VII Congress by Sociedad Mexicana de Cirugia de Obesidad (SMCO ). Los Cabos, Mexico. July 2005
  4. Attendance 10th World Congreso of the Iinternacional Federation for the Surgery Obesity, 19th Symposium on Obesity Surgery. Maastrich, Netherlands. September, 2005.
  5. Professor and attendee to the XXVII Transcongreso de la AMCG in Merida, Mexico. November, 2005


  1. In February, attended the pre-congress course of bariatric surgery in Cancun organised by AMCE (XIII) and to the 8th World Congress Endoscopic Surgery. Cancun, Mexico. February 2004.
  2. Professor in AMCG XXVIII Congress in Leon Guanajuato.


  1. ATLS American college surgeons 30-31 jul/93.
  2. Presentation in the I Latin American Congress and the III National Congress of Endoscopic Surgery ” (experiencia con toracoscopia video-asistida en hospital general de Tijuana) may 21, 1994.
  3. Lap band system work shop Tijuana B.C. Mex. Mar 15-18, 2001
  4. Every year to the Anual Congress of AMCE.
  5. Bariatric course by Mexican Society of Bariatric Surgery, Cancun Q. Roo Mexico May 5-6, 1999.
  6. SMCO (mexican society of bariatric surgeons) III annual meeting, Cozumel Q. Roo Mex. Jul 5-7, 2001.
  7. VIII Mundial IFSO Congress; Chania Creta; Sept. 3-5, 2001.
  8. ASBS 19 th annual meeting Jun 24-29, 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada.
  9. SMCO (mexican society of bariatrics surgery) IV annual meeting Huatulco Oax. Mexico. Jul-2002 (assistant)
  10. SMCO (mexican society of bariatrics surgery) IV annual meeting Huatulco Oax. Mexico. Jul-2002 (teacher of lap band laparoscopy).
  11. Mid band work shop Sept. 19-26, 2002.Lyon France AMCG (mexican asociation general surgery) annual meeting; Transcongress Bariatric Course Teacher. Nov 01-03 2002.
  12. Acapulco Gro Mex. Precongres course XII Tijuana, B.C. Mexico.
  13. Tijuana College of Surgeons (bariatrics course the president and teacher) feb 25 -26 excel hospital. XII International Congress Tijuana College of Surgeons (President).





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