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Francisco Treviño Garza, MD David Arizpe, MD Horacio Guajardo, MD

Weight Loss Procedures

Doctor at Sanatorio San Jose, Gomez Palacio Durango

Lead Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Salvador Flores Castro


-Medical School: General Surgery 1995-2000
Facultad de Medicina Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila Unidad Torreón.
-Social Service for General Surgery 2007
HRO 14 Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Matehuala San Luis Potosi
-Specialization: General Surgery 2004-2008
Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad Insituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 25
Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Monterrey.
-Specialization: Endoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
The American British Cowdray Medical Center
Facultad de Medicina Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
-Certificate by Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General, A. C. 2009 – 2014


-Updates in Mechanical Ventilation 1995
-Program “Leaders of Today” Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. 1998
-Updates in Continuous Medical Education 2003
-General Surgery Refresher Course 2006
Live broadcast Toronto, Canada
-II Academic session of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery “Gynecological Emergencies and their Laparoscopic Treatment” 2008
Basic and Advanced CPR ACLS. 2008
American Heart Association.
The American British Cowdray Medical Center.
-V Academic session of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery “Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery” 2008
-Advanced Course in Vital Trauma Support ATLS 2008
American College of Surgeons
The American British Cowdray Medical Center


-Surgeon in the American British Cowdray Hospital, Mexico City 2008-2009
-Surgeon in Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 2009-present
-Minimaly invasive surgeon, bariatric surgeon 
Sanatorio San Jose Gomez Palacio, Durango 2009-present
Hospital Sanatorio Espanol Torreon Coahuila 2010-present
-Director of minimally invasive and obesity surgery 
Diabetes and Obesity Clinic Torreon Coahuila, Mexico 2010-present
Integral Obesity Care Torreon Coahuila, Mexico 2010-present
-Only certified surgeon in La Laguna region to perform obesity surgery by the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases, the Mexican Council for General Obesity Surgey, and Corporacon Nacional Autonoma de Certificacion de Especialidades Medicas (CONACEM)-Active member of Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica A. C. 2012


-XXI National Conference of Human Genetics Mexico 1996
-First Latin American Conference of Bioethics and Human Genome
-National Conference of Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care 1996
-North Regional Meeting of Gastroenterology 1999
-International Congress of Medicine “The Syndromes of Gastroenterology and Surgery”. 2003
-XVII International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. 2008
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
-Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
Hospital Ángeles Metropolitano, México, D. F.
-Select Topics of General Surgery and Gastroenterology. 2009
Department of Graduate Studies and Research
School of Medicine Torreón Coahuila, Mexico
-World Congress of Laparoscopic Surgery 2012
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
-9 International Congress B.E.S.T.  2012
Guadalajara Jalisco
-Endoscopic Surgery Conference 2012
Mazatlán, Sinaloa
-XV Congress of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases 2013
Brasilia, Brasil-Associate Professor “Hospital Clinical Integration” 2002-2003
UAC Medical School Torreon, Mexico
-Professor “Surgical Pathology” 2009-Present
Universidad del Valle de México
-Professor “Physiology” 2009-Present
Universidad del Valle de México
-Key speaker in various medical conferences in San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey, and Veracruz


Doctors at Hospital San Jose TEC

Francisco Treviño Garza, M.D.

Educational Background:
- MD at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). May 1977
- Undergraduate Internship at IMSS #21 Zone General Hospital, Children's Hospital of Monterrey, Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital, all part of National Health System
- Social Service at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) as auxiliary professor of Human Anatomy II Course, from Aug. 1984 - July 1985
- General Surgery Residency at Hospital San José - Tec de Monterrey, from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), from Aug. 1986-July 1991
- Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA, from Aug. 1991 - July 1993
- Medical Practitioner License: 1051743
- General Surgery License: 816160
- General Surgery Board number: 3410

- Has been in Private Practice since 1993 and counts with more than Six Thousand Lab Band Surgeries, Five Hundred Bypasses, and over One Hundred Sleeves in record
- Associate Medical Director at Hospital San José TEC. Since April 2007
- Hospital Operations Medical Director at Hospital San José TEC. Sep. 2003 - Mar. 2007
- Chief of General Surgery Service, Hospital San José TEC. March. 2003 - Feb. 2004
- Chief of Specialized Surgical Unit at Hospital San José TEC. March 2003 - Aug. 2003
- Head of Emergency Department at Hospital Santa Engracia. Oct. 1998 - Nov. 2002
- General Director, Cruz Verde Monterrey. Since Nov. 1997
- Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate Courses at Monterrey TEC’s Medical School. Since Sep. 1993

- Colegio de Cirujanos Generales del Estado de Nuevo León
- Colegio de Médicos de Cirujanos del Estado de Nuevo León
- Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía de la Obesidad
- International Federation for the Surgery of the Obese
- Denton Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
- Asociación Regiomontana de Cardiología
- Patronato Cruz Verde Monterrey

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Doctors at The Monterrey Center For Advanced Bariatric Surgery

The Monterrey Center For Advanced Bariatric Surgery is a weight loss center that achieves its success by combining its laparoscopic surgery program, with several other essential areas of care. The Weight Loss patient receives cardiology, endocrinology, and nephrology, nutrition, and psychological counseling to ensure results that endure. The Center is headed by Dr. Horacio Guajardo, MD, and although surgeries can take place in the renown Hospital San Jose TEC or in the brand-new Christus Muguerza Sur, its offices, where consultation and treatment are given, are located in the latter.

Horacio Guajardo, MD

Educational Background:

-MD. Universidad De Monterrey. 1995
-Rotation at Christus Muguerza Specialty Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico. 1995
-Specialization in General and Emergency Surgery. Hidalgo, Mexico. 1996
-Residency in General Surgery at Christus Muguerza Specialty Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico. 2001-2005
-Course in multiple specialties including gastric bypass, lap band, colorectal surgery, inguinal plasties, duodenal switch surgery, and others with Dr. Franco Favretti MD. University of Padova. Vicenza, Italy. 2005
-Specialization in General and Bariatric Surgery using both open and laparoscopic techniques alongside Dr. Roberto Rumbaut. Monterrey, Mexico. 2005-2008
-Advanced course in Gastric Bypass and Revisional Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Alberto Salinas in Caracas, Venezuela. Spring 2008, 2009, and 2010


-Private Practice in Weight Loss Surgery at Hospital Christus Muguerza Sur and Hospital San Jose TEC with over 1,600 Lap Bands, 500 Bypasses, and 150 Sleeves
-International Congresses on Cardiopulmonary Reanimation, Endoscopic Surgeries, Obesity Surgery, and other topics
-Co-author of several research publications in weight loss surgery
-Certifications in local and international surgical associations of endoscopic surgery and bariatric surgeries


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Doctors at Super Obesity Center

Dr. David Arizpe has his own private practice called Super Obesity Center and practices all surgeries at major hospitals including Christus Muguerza Sur, Vitro, and CEMCA.

David Arizpe, MD

Educational Background:

-MD. Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. 1988
-Residency in General Surgery at Hospital IMSS 25. Monterrey, Mexico. 1993
-Fellowship in Esophagus, Liver, and Pancreas Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. 1993

-Allergan certification for Gastric Band Surgery


-Private Practice as a bariatrician since 1994 with more than Three Thousand Gastric Bypasses, Seven Hundred Lap Bands, and over 120 Sleeves on record. 
-Chief of the Digestive and Endocrine Surgery Service at the IMSS 25 Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico. Since 2000

-Bariatrician at the Hospital IMSS 25 Hospital. 
-Professor in General Surgery at IMMS 25 Hospital since 1994

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