Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon
Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon, is the medical director of our weight loss program. He is a leading weight-loss surgeon in Mexico with extensive clinical experience, more than 22 years of practice, and over 10,000 bariatric surgical procedures. Dr. Ponce is board-certified in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.
Dr. Ponce de Leon has dedicated his life to the fight against obesity, and committed to achieving the best results from bariatric surgery.
Dr. Ponce is devoted to working with patients to deal with severe obesity problems. He has helped many thousands of patients overcome serious medical disorders and improve their quality and quantity of life.
More About Dr. Ponce de Leon
Dr. Ponce de Leon earned his medical degree from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH), and completed his general surgery residency at Hospital General de Tijuana (Tijuana General Hospital).
Since completing a fellowship in laparoscopic weight loss surgery in the United States and France, Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon has performed thousands of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries, over 10,000 (ten thousand) surgical procedures in his prestigious career.
Dr. Ponce de Leon believes in a thorough consultation about your particular condition and situation in order to provide the best treatment.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ponce de Leon has been a member of research teams that have published articles on a variety of surgical topics in several peer-reviewed journals. He continues to be involved in research and the development of innovative weight-loss surgery procedures.
Why Choose Dr. Ponce de Leon
A surgeon’s experience and level of post-operative care can make a big difference in the outcome of the surgery. Bariatric surgeons who are skilled in all aspects of surgery and experienced in the specific type of procedure have less surgical complications and better recovery outcomes with their patients.
Surgeons who provide a full level of aftercare including nutritional counseling and behavioral therapy have more patients who have successful weight loss results in both the short term and long term.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
- Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).
- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE).
- The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
- Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG).