MEET OUR DOCTORS

DR. ALEJANDRO LOPEZ, M.D.

At ALO Bariatrics, Dr. Alejandro López makes it a priority that each and every patient is given the time needed one-on-one time both pre- and post-operative with the experienced nutritionists that are integral part of the ALO team. Nutrition and exercise are key ingredients to a successful and healthy sustained life.

For over 12 years Dr. Alejandro López has performed over 5,000 successful bariatric surgeries affecting his patients lives in a positive fashion; bringing smiles to his patients is his greatest reward. His far-reaching knowledge of laparoscopic surgery and his expertise in the operating room for bariatric procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band®), sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric revision procedures, and gastric plication have been grounds for him to receive numerous awards for his work in bariatric surgery.

Dr. López received his Medical degree from the University of Guadalajara. His residency in general surgery was completed at Western National Medical Center. Dr. López did his fellowship training at one of the largest Hospitals in the United States; Cook County Hospital Chicago Il where he received advanced Fellowship Training in Weight Loss Surgery.

Education and Training

Medicine

Rotatory Boarding School

Social Service

  • Residency: Medical Research Unit in Epidemiology IMSS, Jalisco

Specialization in General Surgery

  • Fellowship: Western National Medical Center. IMSS

Rotation on the 2nd year of General Surgery

Practical Theoretical course of Basic Endoscopic Surgery

Graduated in Laparoscopic Surgery Outpost and Bariatric Surgery

Training in Positioning Laparoscopic Lap Band

  • Guaranteed by Lap-Band like Surgeon Certificate on Laparoscopic positioning of Gastric Band

Publications

Dr. Alejandro Lopez has been published in articles on bariatric and laparoscopic surgery in many surgical journals and magazines including:

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE) Since May 2008
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Since 2013
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Since 2013
  • Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM). Since 2011
  • Mexican Council of General Surgery (CMCG). Since 2009

CERTIFICATES

DR. SALVADOR RAMIREZ, M.D.

Dr. Salvador Ramirez is a board certified surgeon with over 14 years of experience with advanced specialized training in laparoscopic, endoscopic, and bariatric surgeries. He is trained to practice Bariatric Surgery and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, contributing to the reduction of patient’s recovery time and stress. He is a former full time faculty professor of human anatomy at the University of Guadalajara and tenured member of the Medical Association of Jalisco Medical College. He has also taught classes in bioethics, surgery, and surgical techniques. His career has been one of significant experience and distinction. His experience and exemplary results have helped him earn recognition as a “Surgeon of Excellence”.

He works with a simple guiding mission: help others live a good and healthy life. His practice is unique because he is a board certified general surgeon fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery. His commitment to helping patients transform their lives extends across the spectrum of their treatment, from being involved in pre-operative education to follow-up care and support programs after surgery. He has touched the lives of many men and women within the community.

His experience and exemplary results have helped him earn recognition as a “Surgeon of Excellence”.

Education and Training

Formal Education

  • Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
    Area of Study: General Medicine; Graduated: 1995
  • Hospital Regional “Dr. Valentín Gómez Farias” del Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, en Zapopan Jal. Avalado por la Universidad de Guadalajara
    Area of Study: Specialty in General Surgery; Graduated: 2001
    Awards: Residents Chief in the last year
  • American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
    Title of Training: Advanced Trauma Life Support; Completed: 8/1/1999
  • Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
    Area of Study: Diplomate in Laparoscopic surgery; Completed: 11/2003
  • Mexican Association of endoscopic surgery and Mexican college of obesity surgery
    Title of Training: Clinic and Nutritional support on Obesity Surgery; Completed: 1/27/2007
  • Mexican Association of endoscopic surgery and Mexican college of obesity surgery
    Title of Training: course of endoscopic surgical Stapling; Completed: 1/27/2007
  • Mexican Association of endoscopic surgery
    Title of Training: Course of Hernias; Completed: 4/2009

Professional Work Experience

  • Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (2001 – 2003)
    Title: Full-time university professor of medicine in human anatomy
  • Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE) (2001 – 2013)
    Title: Medico de base de Cirugia General
  • Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) (2003-2007)
    Title: Profesor Universitario materias de Bioetica, Cirugia, Técnicas Quirurgicas.
  • Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) (2003-2007)
    Title: Medico de Base de Cirugia General and medical Sub-director for three years
  • ALO Bariatrics (2011 – Present)
    Title: Bariatric Surgeon (first and second surgeon)

Professional Affiliations/Associations/Memberships

  • Medical Society of Autonomous university of Guadalajara
    Title: Associated (Previous)
  • Medical Society of Security and social services to state workers institute on Jalisco state
    Title: Associated (Previous)
  • National Institute of Society on Security and social services to state workers
    Title: General Coordinator (Previous)
  • Medical Association of Jalisco, Medical College A. C.
    Title: Member (Previous)
  • Mexican Board of General Surgery A. C.
    Title: Member (Current)

Publications

  • Expositor in the VIII Medical Journeys of Residents ISSSTE, Nov 1999
  • Second place on the poster’s presentation With “Ileo Biliar” in VIII Medical Journeys of residents ISSSTE, Nov. 1999
  • Executive organizer of IX Resident’s Medical journeys of ISSSTE
  • Titular Professor in the course of “Bioethics in the research” April 2005, IMSS

CERTIFICATES

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Contact Us

We are located at Vida Hospital in the most beautiful part Tijuana, minutes from the U.S. border and a mere 10 minutes from the San Diego airport. If you’re thinking about setting up an appointment, or if you’d like more information, just send us a quick message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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