Dr. Jaime Ponce De Leon

Bariatric Surgeon

Located in Tijuana Mexico, Dr. Ponce De Leon has been practicing surgery for the past 19 years. He has been performing laparoscopic surgery since 1995. Dr. Jaime Ponce De Leon is Board Certified in the United States of America as well as Mexico. He received his Medical Doctor Degree in 1991 from Saint Nicholas University in the Mexican State of Hidalgo as a General Surgeon.

He completed a 4 year residency in Tijuana’s General Hospital where he obtained his speciality as a gastroenterologist surgeon. He got his certification from the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery in 1997. Dr. Ponce De Leon started Bariatric Surgery with Laparoscopy in 1998 when he got his Certification from the Mexican Association of General Surgeons. He is recognized as one of the best bariatric surgeons in North Western Mexico.

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 De Leon continues to improve his studies in obesity surgeries adding Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Plications over the last several years. Dr. Ponce De Leon is currently Chief Surgeon at various Baja Hospitals, and Mexico Extreme Makeover.

Higher Education:

1993 – 1988 Faculty of Medicine DR. IGNACIO CHAVEZ (UMSNH), Morelia, Michoacán.

Undergraduate Intership:

1988 – 1989 CIVIL HOSPITAL DR. MIGUEL SILVA (SSA) Michoacan.

Social Service:

1989 – 1990 CSR Zapata, MUNICIPALITY OF Puruandiro, MICHOACAN.

Professional Review Approval For Obtaining Title:

09 - 02 to 91  THE SURGEON AND MIDWIVES UMSNH Michoacan.

Postgraduate Study:

1992 – 1995 GENERAL SURGERY MEDICAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL GENERAL DE TIJUANA B. C. SSA.

Active Member of the following associations and colleges:

* Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery. * Mexican Association of General Surgery. * Medical College of Tijuana A.C 1992. * College of General Surgeons of Tijuana Baja California.

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