Jesus Elias Ortiz

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 7 ratings

Jesus Elias Ortiz Bariatric Surgeon M.D.

9 yr Experience

9 yr in Bariatrics

9 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

9 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics


  • About Me
    Dr. Ortiz has over 9 years experience in bariatric surgery. He has performed over 8,000 bariatric surgeries (including the Lap Band surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Mini Bypass, the Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal Switch and Gastric Sleeve Plication). Dr. Ortiz is certified in the Allergan gastric band (one of only 2 FDA approved gastric bands) as well as certified in the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch. Dr. Ortiz earned his medical degree at Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California. in 2004. Dr. Ortiz received extensive training in Endoscopic Surgery and Obesity Surgery. He is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, in Tijuana BC Mexico. Dr. Ortiz is often an invited speaker on the subject of weight loss surgery as well as other topics. Dr. Ortiz has also published his work in medical journals. Dr. Ortiz holds memberships in several prominent medical organizations in Mexico. This is only a small sampling in a long list of Dr. Ortiz’s credentials and expertise. Dr. Ortiz says he enjoys changing the life of his patients and seeing them regain their health. He considers it an honor when a patient puts their trust in him and he always wants to provide the best treatment possible to all his patients. Dr. Ortiz believes he has the best most advanced bariatric team available today in Tijuana. He says he is very proud of his team and would feel comfortable putting his life in their hands just as his patients do. Basic: Primary: From 1987-1993, Francisco Javier Mina School, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. -Overall average: 9.5 / 10. Secondary: From 1993-1996, Technical School No. 15, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. -Overall average: 9.8 / 10. High School: From 1996-1999, Center for Technology Studies industrial and service 58, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. -Overall average: 9.6 / 10. Undergraduate Professional: Degree in Medicine: From 1999-2004, Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California. -Overall average: 8.85 / 10 Undergraduate Internship: From 2004-2005, Regional General Hospital No. 1, IMSS, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. -Overall average: 9.49 / 10 Social Service: From 2005-2006, Mobile Unit No. 19, SSA, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Graduate Professional XXXI National Aspiring medical residencies. -Final Rating: 65.9 -Place finish in specialty group (Surgery): 32 of 3602. General Surgery Specialty. From 2008-2012, Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute. -Total Rating: 96.40 / 100. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: “2nd Regional and International Congress on Obesity” conducted by the Association for the Study of Obesity and its complications AC. -May 2004, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. “Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) “. -General session speaker. -Regional General Hospital No. 45, May 15, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. “`Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) “. -General session speaker. -Zapopan General Hospital, November 5, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. “ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)¨. - General session speaker. - Regional General Hospital No. 45, February 12, 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. “1st Course News and Controversies in Surgical GERD”. -April 2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1, Mexican Social Security Institute, April-May 2010, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1, Mexican Social Security Institute, June-August 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Gastric Plication surgery Mini Fellowship at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, November 2011. Adjustable Gastric Band surgery Mini Fellowship at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, December 2011. Bariatric Surgery Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, November-December 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Theoretical and Practical Course XIV of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, AC At Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center Gdl, Jal. January-February 2012. OTHERS: Certificate of Accreditation of Foreign Language Skills: English. April 22, 2006, at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. Resident Coordinator of General Surgery, generation 2008-2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Chief Resident in General Surgery, 2011-2012 in Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  
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  • Latest Reviews See all 7 reviews
    avatar gergisshanouda on Feb. 10, 2018

    Dr. Elias Ortiz is an amazing barbaric surgeon. I had my VSG on 2/2/18 amazed with Dr. Ortiz professionalize and the staff of ALM. I had the best experience despite the fact I was worried and had the first time having any kind More...

    avatar RogueMom on Dec. 21, 2015

    Had VSG 5/26/15. From beginning to end, a very professional experience. Met with both Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Morales before surgery briefly, where they discussed my labs(all good) and answered any questions I had. Surgery went smoothly, and I was visited afterwards More...

    avatar amykareena on Oct. 28, 2015

    I was very at peace the day of surgery(09/16/14). I knew whatever happened, I’d made the best decision I could. The risks of the road I had been on outweighed the risks of surgery in my opinion. I needed this tool More...

  • Location
    Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, Baja California 22320
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