Gilberto Ungson

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.92 out of 5 with 62 ratings

Gilberto Ungson Bariatric Surgeon MD

24 yr Experience

20 yr in Bariatrics

17 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

17 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

75% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 16

Max Age of Patient is 68

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Rodolfo Wilhelmy
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Edgar Campos
Clinical Bariatric Doctor and Nutritionist
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David Beltran
Bariatric Surgeon
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Alberto Aceves
M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • About Me
    Dr. Gilberto Ungson, Bariatric Surgeon Gilberto Ungson, MD is the lead bariatric surgeon at the Mexicali Bariatric Center in Mexicali, Mexico. He is an internationally renowned surgeon with a specialty focus in complex bariatric surgery revisions and Duodenal Switch surgeries. He is also a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery performing the first laparoscopic surgical procedures for diseases of the digestive system and abdominal wall in Sonora, Mexico. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara, completed his residency at IMSS in Guadalajara Jalisco, and a fellowship in Endoscopy of the Superior Digestive Tract at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCAN). He is fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopy, training all over the world with many distinguished professors. Dr. Ungson is a Professor of Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery and Head of the Department of Health for the state of Sonora, Mexico. He is also the Director of Obesity Surgery and Diabetes Clinic and oversees the surgical staff at CIMA Hermosillo Hospital, Sonora, Mexico. He has the distinct honor of having previously served as the president of the Mexican College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Dr. Ungson is a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), the Mexican College of Surgeons, and the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery. Bariatric Surgery & Duodenal Switch in Mexico Dr. Ungson is a leading expert and pioneer in performing the Duodenal Switch in Mexico. He was the first surgeon in the country to perform Duodenal Switch and Biliopancreatic Derivation procedures. In addition to performing the Duodenal Switch, Dr. Ungson also performs the Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, Sadi-S and highly complex bariatric surgery revisions. As an expert board-certified surgeon, Dr. Gilberto Ungson has performed more than 10,000 laparoscopic surgical procedures, with more than 5,000 of them being bariatric procedures and over 1000 of them being bariatric surgery revisions. Because of his experience and precision surgical skills, he is sought out by patients all over the world. All surgeries with Dr. Ungson are performed at CIMA Hermosillo Hospital where patients receive first-class support and medical care with the latest state-of-the-art technology. At the Mexicali Bariatric Center, Dr. Ungson and our entire team are dedicated to patient safety and our patient’s well-being. Patients can expect comfortable, clean, fully furnished rooms and quality care by highly-skilled bariatric professionals. Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico with Dr. Ungson Thank you for considering the Mexicali Bariatric Center, we look forward to being a part of your bariatric surgery journey! For patients who travel to undergo weight loss surgery in Mexico from another country, our team will work to accommodate your traveling schedule. Once surgery has been completed, we stay in constant contact to ensure proper aftercare.  
  • Latest Reviews See all 62 reviews
    avatar catremacias on Feb. 14, 2020

    I was apprehensive to receive the surgery in Mexico. I had just read an article that was not favorable to the services I was requesting. I thought about all the things I have heard going wrong here in the United States and figured it was More...

    avatar jaimebf on Sept. 16, 2015

    Hi there everyone I had a gastric sleeve on June 25th, 2015. Dr. Ungson was my surgeon at Mexicali Bariatric Center. This was the best decision that I have ever made in my entire life. Hands down. I do not have any regrets at all More...

    avatar WestTexasGal on May 11, 2015

    On the morning of April 30, 2015 Dr. Ungson did a revision to my gastric sleeve and also performed a DS. (This surgery was 2 1/2 years to the day after my first surgery, which was performed in Dallas.) What a difference! I felt More...

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