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Meet Dr. Alejandro Lopez
Dr. Alejandro LopezBariatric Surgeon
“I know that my vast clinical experience and my training will allow me to provide optimal care for my patients. I like to believe that my patients are among my family members and I would like my family members to be treated with respect, dignity and love…”
At Alo Bariatrics Dr. Alejandro Lopez makes it a priority that each and every Patient is given the time needed one on one time both pre and postoperative 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 Lopez 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. Alejandro received his Medical degree from the University of Guadalajara. His residency in general surgery was completed at Western National Medical Center. Dr. Lopez 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.
Guaranteed by Lap-Band like Surgeon Certificate on Laparoscopic positioning of Gastric Band
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
OUR PATIENTS SAY
But don’t take our word for it. Here what our past patients have to say about how their live have changes since their surgeries.
“Many people decide that just beginning the process of change is too much effort. I’m so glad that I chose to make a change and transform my life. I pray this inspires you. It’s not where you came from, it’s about how adamant and focused you are that’s really important. Thanks to my doctor and a very special friend who introduced me to my new life. I am forever grateful to Dr. Alejandro López.”
“I had my gastric sleeve May 5, 2014. I’ve lost 95 pounds and couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much Dr. López! You’re an amazing doctor! I had a great experience and am so glad I chose you!”
“Three (3) years ago I decided to make a change in my life.. It wasn’t just a physical transformation but it turned out to be more than that. Now I’m in my own skin. The insecurities I used to have, that used to prevent me from being the person I really was, all along are now gone. I’ve definitely bloomed!! I sure have changed! I’m ME now and enjoying life to the fullest!!”
It is the least invasive of all the bariatric surgery procedures and is the easiest one to make reversible. Most traditional weight loss methods are slower, based on national averages; weight loss is about forty five percent of excess body weight and is a viable option for patients.
Following gastric sleeve surgery, food continues to move through the digestive system naturally, from the time it enters the stomach to the time it is released into the small intestine through the pyloric valve. The primary difference is that after surgery the amount of food that you can eat.
Gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to a section of the small intestine, allowing food to bypass the lower stomach and the first two parts of the small intestine. This is a permanent procedure.
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