Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 43 ratings

Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala Bariatric Surgeon Picture

30 yr Experience

18 yr in Bariatrics

20 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

14 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

95% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 14

Max Age of Patient is 70

Adjustable Gastric Band


Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication

Mini Gastric Bypass

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon


and 3 more...

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  • About Me

    Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala, Bariatric Surgeon

    Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala MD, FACS, is a world-renowned bariatric surgeon known for his surgical expertise and dedication to high-quality patient care. As a board-certified bariatric surgeon, he is the founder of Bariatric Surgical Solutions and Director of the Internationally Accredited Bariatric Centre of Excellence at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Baja California where Bariatric Surgical Solutions was established. He is also the clinical professor of surgery at the University Medical School, Professor of General Surgery of The University of Baja California, and Professor of Surgery Residence in the General Hospital of Tijuana. He has held many other academic positions throughout his professional career.

    Dr. Lopez Cavala earned his medical degree from one of the most recognized universities for surgeons in Mexico, LaSalle University, and completed his residency at La Raza Medical Center. He has been certified in general and bariatric surgery by numerous respected professional organizations including the Mexican Board of General Surgery, the Mexican Council of General Surgery, Certified Bariatric Surgeon by The Mexican College for Obesity Surgery and Metabolic diseases, and Certified Bariatric Surgeon Specialist by The Mexican Council of General Surgery A.C.

    Dr. Lopez Corvala a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and he is a honorary member of the Gastroenterology Association of Guanajuato, a member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE), the Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE), the International Federation of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), the Council of Advanced Bariatrics (CAB), the Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, the Mexican Association of General Surgery (AMCG), the General Surgeons Association in Tijuana, and the Mexican College for Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases (CMCOEM).

    Dr. Lopez Corvala’s career has been one of significant experience and distinction. He has received numerous awards, scholarships, and certifications throughout his professional career. He is the past president of several prestigious medical organizations and a former INAMED Proctor for the USA. He teaches and mentors fellow bariatric surgeons internationally and has been a speaker/presenter worldwide on the latest surgical techniques. He has authored numerous books, abstracts, and articles and is considered to be one of the top 10 bariatric surgeons in the world.

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Lopez Corvala

    I know that my vast clinical experience and training 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. -Dr. Lopez Corvala

    Dr. Lopez Corvala is passionate about his profession of choice, and he is one of the world’s leading bariatric surgeons. He has over 30 years of surgical experience in which he has helped to save and transform thousands of lives. He has performed more than 10,000 laparoscopic surgeries and more than 6,000 bariatric surgeries. He is dedicated to patient education and safety and has established a very high rate of patient satisfaction and a low complication rate, one lower than the national average. He is sought out by patients both locally and internationally.

    Dr. Lopez Corvala brings his expertise and surgical skills to perform a variety of cutting-edge laparoscopic and bariatric surgery techniques including the Laparoscopic Adjustable Band (Lap-Band), Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), and weight loss surgery revisions. He also offers an intragastric balloon which is a non-surgical procedure.

    Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana, Baja California

    As the founder of Bariatric Surgical Solutions, Dr. Lopez Corvala provides his patients with a state-of-the-art surgical center and one of the safest bariatric surgery programs in the world. His caring and compassionate team of healthcare professionals are leaders in the industry who are all as committed as Dr. Lopez Corvala in assisting patients on their journey to a healthier, happier life. They provide patients with a multidisciplinary approach that includes nutrition, counseling, nursing care, anesthesiologist, patient coordinators and more.

    Dr. Lopez Corvala and his team welcome patients both locally and internationally. If you are considering weight loss surgery, Dr. Lopez Corvala and the Bariatric Surgical Solutions team are ready to go the extra mile for you! You can send us a message online by clicking the Contact button at the top right of our website.

    Please call 619-730-0948 or 877-336-4137
    to begin your exciting weight loss journey!

  • Latest Posts

    10 VSG Surgeries available @ THE LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR, HURRY!!!

    Jan. 26, 2017 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    FIRST TIME VSG SURGERY PATIENTS (NO REVISION) HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO PAY? (lowest price applies to BMI lower than 40) Take advantage of this VERY SPECIAL OFFER, and calls us before February 21st! Full Scale Medical Center equipped with State-Of-The-Art Operation Rooms and ICU Board Certified in Bariatrics Surgeon An Experienced Team to Assist YOU! FDA-Approved Surgical Staples (Covidien) Pre an ...

    Hospital Privileges & Private Practice

    Jan. 24, 2017 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    First, the distinction between "working in a hospital" and "working for a hospital."     The degree to which a physician works in a hospital depends on the specialty. For example: neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, and thoracic surgeons perform most of their services in hospitals, while allergists and dermatologists typically see patients in their offices.   Physicians in any specialty may work f ...

    Bariatric Surgery Accrediting Agencies and What They Mean to You

    Jan. 24, 2017 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    Accrediting agencies are responsible for ensuring the safety of patients who choose to endure weight loss surgery. They test surgeons and medical professionals on important factors affecting an operation to determine whether or not they can competently perform these tasks safely and securely. When deciding on a surgeon, be sure to ask them of their accreditations before committing to surgery with ...

    First Time VSG Surgery (No Revision), Get the Best Deal of the Year!

    Dec. 06, 2016 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    WINTER SPECIAL!!   FIRST TIME VSG SURGERY PATIENTS (NO REVISION) PAY ONLY US$5,800 - $6,500 (lowest price applies to BMI lower than 40) Full Scale Medical Center Board Certified in Bariatrics Surgeon An Experienced Team to Assist YOU! Intra-Gastric Balloons Gastric Band / Lap Band Mini Gastric Bypass Gastric Bypass Gastric Sleeve Band After Bypass Lap Band Revisions Gastric Sleeve Revisions Gastri ...


    Sept. 11, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    Vertical-banded gastroplasty (VBG) was once a common bariatric procedure. It has fallen out of favor due to the emergence of the adjustable gastric band and late complications including band erosion and stenosis. Options for revision include conversion to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and the very popular Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), also known as stoma ...

    What is Ghrelin? The Hunger Hormone

    Aug. 31, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    What is Ghrelin Ghrelin – The Hunger Hormone Ghrelin is a hormone manufactured in the stomach lining and its job is to stimulate the brain to know when to eat. It is also known as the “hunger hormone.” The hormone arouses the portion of the brain known as the anterior orbital frontal cortex. Ghrelin is considered to be a counterpart to the hormone leptin. Leptin is made by fat tissue and increas ...

    Are Teenagers Good Candidates for Weight Loss Surgery?

    Aug. 18, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    Teenagers are, most of the times, perfect candidates for weight loss surgery; however, it is important to have the right surgeon, as teens are at a developmental stage. Their organs have not reach maturity and can not be treated as an adult, fully developed patient. As part of the Committee of Accreditation and Certification of the Mexican Council for the Surgery of Obesityand Metabolic Diseases ( ...


    June 08, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER!!!   Take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER!!! It will only last a few weeks. Regular Price $7,500 Call us at (619) 730 0948 for your special price "Like" us on Facebook for an additional extra discount! https://www.facebook.com/TijuanaBariatricSurgery  

    Gastric Bypass: Why would someone regain weight after Gastric Bypass Surgery?

    March 30, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    If you are struggling with weight regain following a gastric bypass, you now have options. Several studies suggest that the majority of patients regain significant weight after their initial gastric bypass.  Common causes include gradual stretching of the stomach pouch and outlet.  When the standard-of-care Roux-en-Y procedure is performed, the stomach and outlet are made very small which reduces ...

    "What is Bariatric Revision Surgery"?

    March 05, 2015 by Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala
    Revision in bariatric surgery is defined as an intervention that repairs or revises a prior weight loss surgical procedure. This can be patients that were never successful with the prior procedure, patients with success but who regained the weight, or patients with weight loss success but with complications. Patients candidates for revision bariatric surgery are: Prior vertical banded gastroplas ...
  • Location

    Hospital Angeles Tijuana

    Av. Paseo De Los Héroes No 10999, Zona Río
    Tijuana, Baja California 22010

    Phone: 619-730-0948
    Alt Phone: 877-336-4137
    Fax: 619-374-7224


    Av. Paseo De Los Héroes #10999
    Suite 903, Zona Río
    Tijuana, Baja California 22010

    Phone: 877-336-4137
    Alt Phone: 619-730-0948
    Fax: 619-374-7224
  • Latest Reviews See all 43 reviews
    avatar SLeevecity on Sept. 1, 2015

    Had survery at Hosp Angeles with Dr Corvala. His reputation is well deserved. Great experience and would high recommend this world renowned surgeon

    avatar freddie8_8 on Feb. 15, 2015

    I chose dr corvala at hospital angeles in TJ. I like that fact the surgery is in a full scale real hospital with 100 plus beds and an ER and not a clinic they call a "bariatric hospital." that gives me more piece of mind More...

    avatar musiqsoulchild on April 20, 2014

    I'm almost 2 months out but took notes right after surgery for things I wish were different and things that were great. pros: the surgery so far seems successful, I have 5-6incisions that are small and thin less than 1inch and others about 1 More...

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