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Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dr Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala Lap Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastric Sleeve and General Surgery
With 15 years of experience, over 5,000 laparoscopic procedures and 1,500 Lap Band surgeries done in Tijuana Mexico, Dr. Juan A. Lopez Corvala is one of the 10 most renowned bariatric surgeons worldwide, a true expert, member of C.A.B. (Council of Advance Bariatrics).
Dr. Juan A. Lopez Corvala has been chosen as proctor for the past 4 years by INAMED Health (Lap Band manufacturer,) in charge of teaching and assisting American (US) surgeons training in the Gastric Lap Band procedure.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: La Salle University 1973-1978. Mexico City
  • Residence in General surgery: Hospital of Specialties IMSS-La Raza Medical Center. Mexico City.
  • Obtaining The Title of General Surgeon UNAM 1984 (National Mexican University)
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery with Recertification folio 2454

Associations

  • Mexican Association of General Surgery (AMCG)
  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (AMCE) (Vice-president)
  • Medical School in Tijuana
  • General Surgeons Association in Tijuana
  • Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery
  • Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Former Member of SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons)
  • International Federation of Obesity Surgery
  • Member of *C.A.B.* (Council of Advance Bariatrics)

Academic Activities

  • Professor of General Surgery of The University of Baja California from 1993 to the date
  • Professor of Surgery Residence in the General Hospital no. 20-IMSS Tijuana, Baja California from 1990 to the date
  • Professor of the Basic Laparoscopic SurgeryTraining Center, Tijuana Baja California
  • Professor of The Laparoscopic Surgery Training Center of Esophagus diseases in the HGR c-20 IMSS Tijuana, Baja California
  • Professor of The Laparoscopic Surgery Training Center of inguinal hernia repair in the HGR c-20 IMSS Tijuana, Baja California
  • Professor of The Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Training Center in Tijuana Baja California
  • Professor of the Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery in Tijuana Baja California Mexico
  • International Professor of Bariatric Surgery
  • Professor of Obesity Surgery (Lap-Band placement) in the United States
  • Professor of Hernia Surgery in the University of Yale Connecticut U.S.A. 2001
  • Professor of The XI International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Professor of General Surgery Residence IMSS Tijuana, Baja California 2002 to the date
  • Guest Professor of the AMCE from 1992 to the date
  • Guest Professor of the AMCG from 1993 to the date
  • Guest Professor in multiple national and international Bariatric surgery congress
  • Coordinator and professor of courses of basic laparoscopic surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Basic Course of Laparoscopic Surgery: Cholecistectomy HGR 20 IMSS 1992
  • Basic Course of Laparoscopic Surgery: Cholecistectomy HGR 20 IMSS 1993
  • Advanced Course of Laparoscopic Surgery HGR 20 IMSS 1994
  • Advanced Course of Laparoscopic Surgery HGR 20 IMSS 1995
  • Basic and Advanced Course of Laparoscopic Surgery HGR 20 IMSS 1996
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia repair course HGR 20 IMSS 1997
  • Guest Professor in meetings of the Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery from 1992 to the date
  • Presentation of articles and conferences in the National Congresses of the Mexican Association of General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery from 1992 to the date
  • Assistant in multiple National and International Congresses related to Laparoscopic Surgery and General Surgery
  • Coordinator of Obesity Surgery Training Center. HGR # 1 IMSS. Tijuana, B.C. from 2002 to the date

Publications

  • Lopez Corvala, Guzman F, Covarrubias M, Jaramillo de la Torre EJ. Plastia inguinal con abordaje laparoscopico TAPP vs TEP. Cir Gen (In press)
  • Lopez Corvala JA, Guzman F, Martinez GA. Learning curve in laparoscopic inguinal surgery How to overcome it? Cir Gen 2003;25:291-294
  • Author of the Chapter 'Laparoscopic cholecistectomy complications' in the LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY Book, Authors: Cueto, Weber edit McGraw/Hill 2nd Edition 1997

Positions Carried Out

  • General Surgeon in the General Hospital no. 20-IMSS Tijuana, Baja California from 1984 to the date
  • Head of The Emergency Room of the General Hospital no.20-IMSS Tijuana, Baja California from 1989 to 1998
  • Regional Coordinator of Laparosopic Surgery ISS Northwest region from 1994 to the date
  • President of the Surgeons Association of Baja California from 1997 to 1998
  • Regional Head of the Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery from 1992 to 1997
  • National Coordinator l of Regional Heads of the Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery from 1998 to 1999
  • Member of the Research Committee of the Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery in 1999
  • Member of the Committee of Minimal Invasive Surgery of the Mexican Association of General Surgery from 1996 to1997
  • Member of the Committee of Minimal Invasive Surgery of the Mexican Association of General Surgery from 1999 to the date
  • International Professor of Bariatric Surgery
  • Professor of Obesity Surgery (Lap-Band placement) in the United States
  • Professor of Obesity Surgery (Lap-Band placement) in Latinamerica
  • Professor of Obesity Surgery (Lap-Band placement) in Europe
  • Proctor in charge of teaching and assisting American (US) surgeons being trained in INAMED Lap-band placement.
  • Vice-president of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • President of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery starting May 2006
  • General Surgeon HGR #1 IMSS Tijuana, Baja California 2002 to the date
  • Head of the Division of Surgery HGR #1 IMSS Tijuana, Baja California from 2002 to the date
  • Multiple positions in the board of the Mexican Association of General Surgery and Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
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