Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Sergio Verboonen Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico with 25+ years of experience.

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Dr. Sergio Verboonen’s commitment to transforming lives through bariatric surgery has established him as a beloved and respected figure not only among his patients but also within the larger community of Cancun and Tijuana. His work transcends the operating room; he has created a robust support network for patients undergoing the emotional and physical journey of weight loss surgery. This network includes pre-surgical counseling, post-operative care, and ongoing support groups that help patients adapt to their new lifestyles and maintain their health improvements.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Verboonen’s empathy, derived from his own battle with obesity, has been a cornerstone of his practice. He not only addresses the surgical needs of his patients but also the psychological aspects of weight loss, which are crucial for long-term success. This holistic approach has solidified his reputation as a surgeon who cares deeply about his patients’ overall well-being.

Furthermore, Dr. Verboonen has been instrumental in pioneering patient safety protocols and introducing advanced technological methods in bariatric surgery within Mexico. His commitment to safety and innovation has significantly reduced complications and enhanced the success rates of surgeries, giving patients and their families additional confidence and trust in his abilities.

His educational initiatives extend beyond training surgeons. Dr. Verboonen frequently conducts workshops and seminars for medical staff and the community, spreading awareness about the benefits of bariatric surgery and the importance of proper aftercare. His efforts to educate and involve the community have been pivotal in reducing the stigma associated with bariatric surgery and obesity.

Dr. Verboonen’s influence is also felt in his advocacy for continuous improvement and adaptation in the medical field. He collaborates with international experts to bring the best practices and latest advancements to Mexico, ensuring that the local medical community stays at the cutting edge of bariatric surgery techniques.

In sum, Dr. Sergio Verboonen not only changes bodies but also lives, through his surgical expertise, compassionate care, and unwavering dedication to his patients’ long-term success. His holistic approach and the trust he has built over the years with patients, families, and the medical community continue to make a profound impact, making him a pivotal figure in the field of bariatric surgery.

  • February 2, 2024
    Baja California Tourism Secretariat – Recognition
    For his incorporation into the excellence catalog of health and wellness tourism in Baja California by meeting the quality, attention, and service standards for the specialized health and wellness tourism market.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a PANELIST during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a MODERATOR during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as an ATTENDEE during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a MODERATOR during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery with the topic “Accreditation of bariatric surgeons and center of excellence experience in Mexico”.
  • February 20-23, 2024
    IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as an ATTENDEE during the IX IFSOLAC LIMA 2024 V APCBEM National Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
  • March 20-22, 2024
    7th Argentine SACO Congress – Certificate
    For his participation as a COMMENTATOR in the video presentation session at the 7th Argentine SACO Congress 2024.
  • March 20-22, 2024
    7th Argentine SACO Congress – Certificate
    For his participation as a PRESENTER of the video “Transoperative conversion of sleeve to one-anastomosis bypass: when, how, and why?” at the 7th Argentine SACO Congress 2024.
  • March 20-22, 2024
    7th Argentine SACO Congress – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER on the topic “Gastroesophageal reflux post one-anastomosis gastric bypass” at the 7th Argentine SACO Congress 2024.
  • April 20-21, 2024
    Goa, India
    Global meeting of MGB – OAGB – Certificate
    For his PARTICIPATION as faculty in the 7th Annual Congress of the MGB-OAGB Club 2024, held at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, Goa, India from April 20-21, 2024.
  • November 21, 2023
    Bariatric Channel – Certificate
    For his valuable PARTICIPATION in the Bariatric Channel Webinar in Module XXIV. Cross Fire: SADIS X OAGB X Transit Bipartition.
  • October 8-13, 2023
    Poliforum León
    XLVII International Congress of General Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the postgraduate course II selected topics in bariatric and metabolic surgery for the general surgeon module IV complications and how to solve them with the topic malnutrition and malabsorption syndrome, presented during the academic activities of the XLVII International Congress of General Surgery held from October 8 to 13, 2023.
  • September 18-20, 2023
    International Bariatric Club (IBC) World Congress 2023 – Certificate
    For his PARTICIPATION in the International Bariatric Club World Congress 2023.
  • August 30 – September 1, 2023
    Naples, Italy
    XXVI IFSO World Congress in Naples, Italy – Certificate
    For his ATTENDANCE at the XXVI IFSO World Congress.
  • July 31 – August 25, 2023
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate
    For his valuable participation as a PROFESSOR in the practical bariatric endoscopy course held from July 31 to August 25, 2023, at the ACEM training center in Tijuana, in collaboration with the Metabolic Endoscopic Surgery Academy.
  • June 12-15, 2023
    Monterrey, Nuevo León
    XXV International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases with curricular value before the Mexican Council of General Surgery – Certificate
    For his ATTENDANCE at the Basic Pre-Congress in Surgical Techniques within the XXV International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases.
  • June 12-15, 2023
    Monterrey, Nuevo León
    XXV International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases with curricular value before the Mexican Council of General Surgery – Certificate
    For his valuable participation as a MODERATOR in the XXV International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases.
  • May 29 – June 23, 2023
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate
    For his valuable participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held from May 29 to June 23, 2023, at the ACEM training center in Tijuana, in collaboration with the Metabolic Endoscopic Surgery Academy.
  • April 19, 2023
    Bariatric Channel – Certificate
    For his valuable PARTICIPATION in the Bariatric Channel Webinar in Module XVIII – BC/LATAM – SADIS/OAGB REVISIONAL.
  • March 6-8, 2023
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College, A.C. – Certificate in collaboration with the Metabolic Endoscopic Surgery Academy
    For his participation as HONORARY DIRECTOR of the Advanced Specialty Course in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Specific Academic Collaboration Agreement with the CCBEMB, held at Baja Hospital & Medical Center.
  • February 28, 2023
    University of Guadalajara – Certificate
    For his participation as HONORARY DIRECTOR of the Advanced Specialty Course in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Specific Academic Collaboration Agreement with the CCBEMB, held at Baja Hospital & Medical Center.
  • December 8-10, 2022
    B.E.S.T. Trends in Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery – Certificate of Excellence
    For his excellent participation as part of the ORGANIZING COMMITTEE of the B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) Congress and the 2nd International Congress of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases of the CCBEMBC, lasting 30 hours.
  • December 8-10, 2022
    B.E.S.T. Trends in Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery – Certificate
    For his ATTENDANCE at the B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) Congress and the 2nd International Congress of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases of the CCBEMBC, lasting 30 hours.
  • December 8-10, 2022
    B.E.S.T. Trends in Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) Congress and the 2nd International Congress of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases of the CCBEMBC, lasting 30 hours.
  • November 24-25, 2022
    CECMI, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Teaching – Certificate in Collaboration with the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C. and the Mexican Federation of Colleges of General Surgery Specialists, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the “Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery” Course held at CECMI.
  • October 10 – November 4, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-41-2022).
    Reference: ICEB.10/22.Pr005 / CAP220621
  • October 10 – November 4, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-41-2022).
    Reference: ICEB.10/22.Pr005
  • July 27, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER with the topic “Differences between Mini Gastric Bypass and the BAGUA technique”.
  • May 2-27, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-21-2021).
    Reference: Act-CB.5/22.Pr005 / CAP220339
  • May 2-27, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-21-2021).
    Reference: Act-CB.5/22.Pr005
  • May 3-7, 2022
    Puerto Vallarta – Jalisco
    30th International Congress of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, A.C. – Recognition
    For his outstanding and valuable participation as a DELEGATE of AMCE, in Baja California Norte of the Board of Directors 2021-2022.
  • April 7-29, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course (Course № CA-18-2022).
    Reference: Act-CB.4/22.As004 / CAP220314
  • April 7-29, 2022
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course.
    Reference: Act-CB.4/22.As004
  • March 16-18, 2022
    Latin American IFSOLAC22 Intermediate Congress (5th Argentine SACO Congress 2022) – Certificate
    For his participation as a COMMENTATOR in the “Live Surgeries” module.
  • March 16-18, 2022
    Latin American IFSOLAC22 Intermediate Congress (5th Argentine SACO Congress 2022) – Certificate
    For his participation as an ATTENDEE at the IFSOLAC & SACO 2022 Congress.
  • March 16-18, 2022
    Latin American IFSOLAC22 Intermediate Congress (5th Argentine SACO Congress 2022) – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER on the topic “Are there revealed truths or lack of records? Critical pathophysiological analysis of reflux in one-anastomosis surgery (BAGUA)” in the symposium “Relationship of the small intestine with Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery”.
  • March 16-18, 2022
    Latin American IFSOLAC22 Intermediate Congress (5th Argentine SACO Congress 2022) – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER on the topic “How to technically perform OAGB-BAGUA and differences with MGB” in the symposium “Technical Aspects and Results in Comorbidity Resolution”.
  • January 22 and 29, 2022
    Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his ATTENDANCE at the “2nd AMCE International Symposium 2022” held virtually on January 22 and 29, 2022, lasting 6 hours.
    Reference: 35799
  • 2022, MD – MX66
    International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – Certificate
    As a regular official member of IFSO in good standing with all rights and privileges.
  • December 16, 2021
    Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Citizen Protection – Appreciation
    For his valuable collaboration in strengthening Tijuana’s security through the donation of a drone.
  • November 18-20, 2021
    Service of General Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit of Metropolitan Hospital – Diploma
    For his participation as a SPEAKER with the topic “Tips for Safe Bariatric Surgery” in the course “WHAT’S NEW IN SURGERY?”
  • November 18-20, 2021
    Service of General Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit of Metropolitan Hospital – Diploma
    For his participation as a SPEAKER with the topic “Certification of a Bariatric Surgeon” in the course “WHAT’S NEW IN SURGERY?”
  • November 18-20, 2021
    Service of General Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit of Metropolitan Hospital – Diploma
    For his participation as a SPEAKER with the topic “Moderator of the round table: Ethics in Surgery” in the course “WHAT’S NEW IN SURGERY?”
  • November 4-26, 2021
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-42-2021).
    Reference: Act-CB.11/21.Pr015 / CAP210721
  • November 4-26, 2021
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate in Collaboration with the Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery) (Course № CA-42-2021).
    Reference: Act-CB.11/21.Pr015
  • October 27-29, 2021
    Medical Society of Angeles Hospital – Certificate
    For his participation as a SPEAKER with the topic “The importance of training bariatric surgeons in Latin America and the world”.
  • July 8-30, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-29-2021).
    Reference: CAP210537
  • July 5-7, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introductory Course to Bariatric Surgery held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery).
    Registration: 3816
  • July 5-7, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introductory Course to Bariatric Surgery held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-21-2021).
    Reference: Intr-CB.07/21.Pr005 / CAP210393
  • July 5-7, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introductory Course to Bariatric Surgery held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery).
    Reference: Intr-CB.07/21.Pr005
  • May 3-28, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery).
    Registration: 3663
  • April 8-30, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center.
    Reference: Act-CB.04/21.Pr014
  • April 8-30, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery) (Course № CA-07-2021).
    Registration: 3630
  • April 5-7, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introductory Course to Bariatric Surgery held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery) (Course № CA-07-2021).
    Registration: 3614
  • March 8 – April 2, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at FAMIS (Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery) (Course № CA-07-2021).
    Registration: 3574
  • March 8 – April 2, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Advanced Course on Bariatric Surgery held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-07-2021).
    Reference: Avz-CB.03-04/21.Pr014 / CAP210186
  • March 8 – April 2, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Advanced Course on Bariatric Surgery held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-07-2021).
    Reference: Avz-CB.03-04/21.Pr014
  • March 1-5, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric / Metabolic Week Course on Bariatric Surgery Update, Results Optimization, held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-05-2021).
    Reference: CMB-AOR 03/21.Pr016 / CAP210138
  • March 1-5, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric / Metabolic Week Course on Bariatric Surgery Update, Results Optimization, held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-05-2021).
    Reference: CMB-AOR 03/21.Pr016
  • January 14 – February 12, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at Baja Hospital & Medical Center.
    Registration: 3507
  • January 14 – February 12, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric Surgery Update Course held at the FAMIS Training Center (Course № CA-04-2021).
    Reference: Act-CB.01-02/21.Pr014 / CAP210115
  • January 14 – February 12, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the FAMIS Training Center for the Bariatric Surgery Update Course.
    Reference: Act-CB.01-02/21.Pr014
  • January 11-13, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introduction to Bariatric Surgery Course held at the FAMIS Training Center.
    Reference: Intr-CB.01/21.Pr005 / CAP210013
  • January 11-13, 2021
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introduction to Bariatric Surgery Course held at the FAMIS Training Center.
    Reference: Intr-CB.01/21.Pr005
  • January 11-13, 2021
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Introductory Course to Bariatric Surgery held at Baja Hospital & Medical Center.
    Registration: 3478
  • October 10-11, 2020
    Mexican College of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Surgery, A.C. – Certificate Endorsed by the Mexican Council of General Surgery, IFSO, IFSOLAC
    For his valuable attendance at the CMCOEM Virtual Congress “XVII International Congress of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases”.
  • October 7-30, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
    Reference: Act-CB/M.10/20.Pr022
  • October 7-30, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (Course № CA-22-2020).
    Reference: Act-CB/M.10/20.Pr022 / CAP200411
  • October 4-6, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Training Course.
    Reference: Entr-CB/M.10/20.Pr007
  • October 4-6, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Training Course (Course № CA-21-2020).
    Reference: Entr-CB/M.10/20.Pr007 / CAP200388
  • September 12-13, 2020
    2020 IFSO Virtual World Congress – Certificate
    For his attendance at the 2020 IFSO Virtual World Congress, lasting 6 hours.
  • September 4-5, 2020
    Baja California Secretariat of Sustainable Economy and Tourism and the Health and Wellness Tourism Directorate – Recognition to Obesity Goodbye Center
    For meeting the requirements to promote ethical and professional conduct during International Tourism Day.
  • September 4-5, 2020
    Baja California Secretariat of Sustainable Economy and Tourism and the Health and Wellness Tourism Directorate – Recognition
    For meeting the requirements to promote ethical and professional conduct during International Tourism Day.
  • August 13, 2020
    Mexican Council of General Surgery, A.C. – Recognition
    As an examiner in the Virtual Clinical Examination for the Bariatric Surgery Certification Process 2020.
  • August 5-31, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
    Reference: Act-CB/M.08/20.Pr010 / CAP200302
  • August 5-31, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
    Reference: Act-CB/M.08/20.Pr010
  • July 1-31, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases, Endorsed by the Mexican Association of General Surgery, A.C.
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (Course № CA-09-2020).
    Reference: Act-CB, 07/20. Pr018 / CAP200266
  • July 1-31, 2020
    Fengh Academy of Minimally Invasive Surgery – Certificate in Collaboration with the Baja California College of Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases
    For his participation as a PROFESSOR in the Update Course on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
    Reference: Act-CB, 07/20. Pr018
  • March 11, 2020
    Baja California Bariatric Surgeons and Metabolic Diseases College – Certificate
    For his role as a Founding Member.

EXPERIENCE

  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!

SOCIETIES

  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)

COURSES & CONGRESS
2013

  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.

2012

  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

2011

  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

2010

  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

2009

  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

2008

  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

2006

  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

2005

  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

2004

  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.

2003

  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).

Credentials

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Surgeon of Excellence: Dr. Sergio Verboonen, President of CMCOEM

Dr. Sergio Verboonen, President of the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery (CMCOEM), is a pioneer in bariatric surgery. As head of Mexico’s national bariatric certification body, he ensures new surgeons undergo rigorous training to meet high standards of excellence and safety.

What This Means for Patients?

Patients benefit from Dr. Verboonen’s expertise and leadership, receiving care from a surgeon who sets national standards and trains other top surgeons. This ensures exceptional skills, safety, and outcomes in bariatric surgery.

Surgeries Practiced

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Dr. Verboonen's Unbeatable Value

Duo Bariatric Team

Dr. Verboonen performs all surgeries alongside another surgeon with over 25 years of experience, offering a combined expertise of 50+ years. This collaboration ensures exceptional care and outcomes, all at a highly competitive package price.

Sealed FDA-Approved Products

Dr. Verboonen exclusively uses sealed, FDA-approved Endo Johnson & Johnson products, avoiding aftermarket alternatives that can lead to complications. This commitment ensures the highest standards of safety and quality for all patients.

Surgeon of Excellence

Dr. Sergio Verboonen, a pioneer in bariatric surgery, is the director of Mexico's national bariatric certification body. As the founder of the country's bariatric weight loss program, he oversees the certification of all surgeons, ensuring the highest standards of excellence and expertise.

VSG Reinforcement Technique

Dr. Verboonen, the originator of this innovative approach, developed the VSG technique, which includes suturing over the staple line to provide double-reinforced protection for enhanced safety and durability.

Surgeons Lead Patient Coordinator

Hi, my name is JC Urrea, Lead Patient Coordinator for Dr. Verboonen. Congratulations on making the pivotal decision to regain your life! My promise to you is to be by your side throughout your entire weight loss journey, ensuring you are well taken care of and supported.

Reach out to us today and begin your transformative journey with a team that truly cares about your well-being and success. Let us hold your hand as you take this important step towards a healthier, happier you.

Bariatric Certification: Ensuring Excellence in Mexico

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When it comes to bariatric surgery, certification is a crucial indicator of a professional’s training, expertise, and commitment to patient safety. In Mexico, there are four premier certification bodies that set the standard for bariatric surgery, ensuring that professionals have undergone rigorous and demanding training. These certifications guarantee the highest level of patient care and safety.
Dr. Sergio Verboonen not only holds all these prestigious certifications but also plays a pivotal role in the certification process. As the director of training and certification, Dr. Verboonen oversees the stringent training programs that new surgeons must complete to become certified. His leadership ensures that only the most skilled and knowledgeable surgeons receive certification.
When you choose Dr. Verboonen, you are choosing the top professional in the field in all of Mexico. His extensive experience, unmatched expertise, and dedication to excellence make him a leader in bariatric surgery. By undergoing surgery with Dr. Verboonen, you are assured of receiving care from a surgeon who is not only certified but also sets the standard for others in the field.

Why Certification Matters

  • Rigorous Training: Certification bodies require extensive training, ensuring that surgeons are well-prepared to handle complex bariatric procedures.
  • Patient Safety: Certified surgeons are trained to adhere to the highest standards of patient care, minimizing risks and complications.
  • Expertise: Certified professionals are recognized for their expertise and commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

Dr. Verboonen’s Leadership

Dr. Verboonen’s role as the director of the training and certification process means that he is at the forefront of bariatric surgery advancements. His hands-on approach in training new surgeons ensures that they meet the highest standards of care.
By choosing Dr. Verboonen, you are entrusting your health to a surgeon who not only meets but exceeds the highest standards in bariatric surgery. His commitment to excellence and patient safety is unparalleled, making him the top choice for those seeking the best in bariatric care in Mexico.

Patient Experiences With Dr. Sergio Verboonen

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