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Medical Tourism - Healthbase - Dr MARTIN  SALVADOR  VALENCIA  REYES
Diplomat of the Mexican Board of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • David Geffen School of Medicine

Mexican Board of Surgery, Recertified until 2008. (98257)

  • September 1979 to July 1981 Bachelors of Science University of Baja California, MEX Ensenada, BC
  • September 1981 to July 1982 Exchange Student Crow High School Eugene, Oregon
  • Jan 1986 to December 1990 School of Medicine CEUX University of Baja California
  • Jan-Dec 1991 Pregraduate Internship University of Baja California, MEX Ensenada, Baja California
  • February 1992 to Jan 1993 Social Service Vicente Guerrero Regional Hospital Baja California, MEX
  • March 1993 Doctorate of Medicine Centro de Estudios Univ. Xochicalco UABC, MEX
  • Jan-December 1993 Surgical Internship University of Baja California, MEX Ensenada, Baja California
  • March 1994-February 98 Surgical Residency ABC Medical Center UNAM, MEX Mexico City
  • March 1997 February 98 Chief Surgical Residency ABC Medical Center UNAM, MEX Mexico City
  • March 1998- February 1999 Advanced Laparoscopy Fellow ABC Medical Center UNAM, MEX Mexico City

  • Trauma Surgeon: Red Cross Trauma Center, Naucalpan Edo. Mex. 2000
  • General Surgeon: 1999 - 200
  • Robotic Surgery: 2001 - 2003

  • ABC Medical Center, Mexico City
    • General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery: 1998 - 200
    • Robotic Surgery: 2001 - 200
    • Bariatric Surgery 2001 - 2003

    Hospital Angeles de las Lomas, Huixquilucan, EM
    • General, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery: 2001 - 2003
    • Hospital Torre Medica, Mexico City

    • Visiting Assistant Professor David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2003 - Present
    • Assistant Professor Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship ALACE. Mexico City (Postgraduate) 1998 - 2003
    • Adjunct Professor of Surgery Army Medical School 1998 - 2003
    • Professor of Surgery ABC Medical Center School of Nursing 2001

    • American College of Surgeons 2004
    • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 2003
    • The Longmire Surgical Society at UCLA 2003
    • Latin-American Endoscopic Surgery Association 2000
    • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2000
    • ABC Hospital Medical Society 2000
    • Hospital Angeles de las Lomas Medical Society 1999
    • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery 1996

      • Mice As An Adequate Animal Model For Laparoscopic Esophageal Myotomy.1997
      • Open Vs. Laparoscopic Esophageal Myotomy And The Use Of TC-7 For Preventing Post-Operative Adhesions 1998
      • Feasibility Of Utilizing The Zeus Robotic Surgical System In Digestive Laparoscopic Surgery 2001
      • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Pre-Formed Ligators Registry 2002 - 03

    • Surgical Advisor for the Mexican College of Bariatrics 2000-present
    • CASIT Executive Committee 2003-Present
    • CASIT Research and Development Committee 2003-Present


    1. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Mexico City, 1994.
    2. 4to. Course On Diagnosis And Vascular Surgery. Mexico City, 1994.
    3. II International Workshop: Management Of Facial Trauma. Mexico City, 1995.
    4. Update in General surgery. Mexico City, 1995.
    5. Basic Laparoscopy Workshop. Mexico City, 1995.
    6. Advanced Laparoscopy Workshop. Mexico City, 1995.
    7. XIX AMCG General Surgery National Congress. Cacun, Q.R., 1995
    8. II International Workshop: Reconstructive Microsurgery. Mexico City, 1996.
    9. V International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Acapulco Gro., 1996.
    10. XX AMCG General Surgery National Congress. Guadalajara Jal., 1996.
    12. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco, 1996.
    13. I Artificial Nutrition Course. Mexico City, 1996.
    14. Hands-on Course: Laparoscopic Microsurgery. Mexico City, 1997.
    15. VI International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Veracruz Ver., 1997.
    16. 37th World Congress of Surgery. Acapulco Gro., 1997.
    17. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Chicago, 1997.
    18. ACS Postgraduate Course: Laparoscopic surgery. Chicago, 1997
    19. Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy Mini-Fellowship. Guy Voeller, M.D. Memphis, TN 1997.
    20. XXI AMCG General Surgery National Congress. Acapulco Gro., 1997.
    21. Postgraduate Course: Surgery In The Elder. Acapulco Gro., 1997.
    22. VII International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Guadalajara Jal., 1998.
    23. American College of Surgeons. Latin-American Chapter Meeting. Mexico City, 1998.
    24. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Mexico City, 1998.
    25. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Orlando, 1998.
    26. International GERD Experts Reunion. Guadalajara, 1999.
    27. What's New In Laparoscopy?. Mexico, City 1999.
    28. VIII International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Cancun, QR 1999.
    29. IX International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Acapulco, Gro. 2000.
    30. Total Nutritional Therapy (TNT), Mexico City 2000
    31. First Pan-American Workshop Obesity and Lifestyle. Havana, Cuba.2000
    32. Course: Obesity - Molecular Aspects. Havana, Cuba. 2000
    33. Reunion Mexico-Belgium on Gastroenterology. Mexico, City 2001.
    34. Echoes of the American Gastroenterology Association. Mexico, City 2001.
    35. XI International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress. Yucatan 2002
    36. SLS 11th. International Congress and Endo Expo. New Orleans 2002.
    37. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. San Francisco, 2002.
    38. ACS Postgraduate Course: Endocrine surgery. San Francisco, 2002.
    39. General Surgery National Congress. Acapulco 2002.
    40. XII International AMCE Endoscopic Surgery Congress: Veracruz 2003.
    41. Inaugural Bariatric Fellow Event, Cincinnati 2003
    42. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Chicago, 2003.
    43. SLS 12th. International Congress and Endo Expo. Las Vegas 2003
    44. Argentinean Association of General Surgery Clinical Congress, Buenos Aires 2003
    45. Endoscopic Surgery World Congress, Cancun 2004
    46. Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexico City 2004
    47. Bariatric Fellow Event, Cincinnati 2004
    48. ACS Clinical Congress, New Orleans 2004
    49. SLS 13th. International Congress and Endo Expo. San Diego, 2005
    50. ACS Clinical Congress, San Francisco 2005


    1. Chavaje-Marquina N, Valencia-Reyes MS, Cabre-Marquez J. [Chylotorax Traumatic?. An Uncommon Case Report]. Neum. Cir. Torax 1995; 54(3):91-94.
    2. Weber SA, Valencia-Reyes MS, Rodriguez DM, Cueto GJ. [Open Vs. Laparoscopic Appendectomy Cost Analysis]. An Med Hosp ABC 1997;42(2):59-63.
    3. Weber Sanchez A, Rodriguez Diaz M, Tanur B, Toiber Geller D, Valencia Reyes S, Cueto Garcia J. [Laparoscopic treatment of severe acute pancreatitis. A case report] Rev Gastroenterol Mex 1998 Jan-Mar;63(1):41-4
    4. Rojas DO, Valencia RS, Rodriguez DM, et al. [TAPP Inguninal repair. Is it safe?]. Cir Gen 1998;20(2):132-35.
    5. Rojas DO, Valencia-Reyes MS, Romero MR, Rodriguez LA, Rodriguez DM. [Gasless Laparoscopic Cholecystecomy]. An Med Hosp ABC 1998;43(2):45-7.
    6. Valencia-Reyes MS, Chousleb KA, Ortiz HC, Hernandez BM. [Open Vs. Laparoscopic Esophago-Myotomy. Pilot Experimental Model In Wistar Mice]. An Med Hosp. ABC. 1998; 43(3):101-4.
    7. Weber Sanchez A, Avila Melgar J, Valencia S, Vazquez Frias JA, Cueto Garcia J. [Usefulness of the trans-umbilical incision in laparoscopic surgery]. Ginecol Obstet Mex. 1998 Dec;66:503-6.
    8. Weber SA, Vazquez FJ, Valencia RMS, Cueto G. Retrieval of Specimens in Laparoscopy Using Reclosable Zipper-type Plastic Bags. A Simple, cheap and Useful Method . Surg Laparosc & Endosc 1998; 8(6):457-9.
    9. Cueto J, Vazquez JA, Valencia S, et al. Bowel Obstruction In The Postoperative Period Of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair (TAPP): Review Of The Literature. JSLS 1998; 2:277-80.
    10. Weber SA, Valencia-Reyes MS, Vazquez-Frias JA, Cueto GJ. [Laparoscopy for Cancer. Another controversial area]. Cir Gen 1999; 21:45-53.
    11. Vazquez-Frias JA, Castaneda P, Valencia S, Cueto J. Laparoscopic diagnosis and treatment of an acute epiploic appendagitis with torsion and necrosis causing an acute abdomen. JSLS 2000 Jul-Sep;4(3):247-50
    12. Cueto J, Valencia-Reyes MS, Vazquez-Frias JA, Castaneda-Leeder P, Nevarez-Bernal R, Weber-Sanchez A. Technical modifications for laparoscopic appendectomy and other pelvic procedures using microinstruments. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2000;10(4):211-4

    1. Epidemiology of Inguinal hernias. In: Abdominal Wall Hernias: Principles and Management. Bendavid, Robert. Springer-Verlag New York, 2001
    2. Hernias in female. In: Abdominal Wall Hernias: Principles and Management. Bendavid, Robert. Springer-Verlag New York, 2001
    3. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding For The Treatment Of Morbid Obesity. In: Laparoscopic Surgery, Cueto J, Jacobs M, Gagner M, eds. McGraw Hill, New York, 2003.
    4. Experimental Animal Models in Laparoscopy. In: Laparoscopic Surgery, Cueto J, Jacobs M, Gagner M, eds. McGraw Hill, New York, 2003.
    5. Establishing the pneumoperitoneum. In: Laparoscopic Surgery, Cueto J, Jacobs M, Gagner M, eds. McGraw Hill, New York, 2003.
    6. Complications of Pneumoperitoneum. In: Laparoscopic Surgery, Cueto J, Jacobs M, Gagner M, eds. McGraw Hill, New York, 2003.

    1. Laparoscpic Cholecystectomy: The ABC Hospital Experience, AMCG Congress. Cancun 1995
    2. Open vs. laparoscopic appendectomy Cost analysis, AMCL Congress. Acapulco 1996.
    3. Ovarian Cancer: staged, treated and controlled with Laparoscopy, AMCL Congress.Veracruz 1997.
    4. Laparoscopic Esophageal myotomy as treatment for diffuse esophagic spasm and GERD, AMCL Congress. Veracruz 1997.
    5. Laparoscopic appendectomy: The ABC Hospital experience. World Congress. Acapulco 1997.
    6. Microvascular surgery with video-endoscopic techniques. Rat model, AMCG Congress. 1997.
    7. Technical Modification to Appendectomy and other Pelvic Procedures using Laparoscopic Micro-instruments. Mexico City, 1998.
    8. Open vs. Laparoscopic esophageal myotomy and The use of TC-7 for preventing post-operative adhesions in Wistar mice. Mexico City, 1998.
    9. The use of AGB also improves GERD Initial report. AMCL Congress. Cancun, Q.R. 1999.
    10. Our experience with AGB for Morbid Obesity and GERD. AMCG Congress. Veracruz 1999.
    11. Laparoscopic treatment for CBD stones. AMCG Congress. Veracruz 1999
    12. Robotic Surgery. The Surgery Of The Third Millennium. ABC Medical Center Mexico, City 2001.
    13. Robotics and Surgery. Hospital Angeles de las Lomas. Huixquilucan, EM 2002
    14. New Technology Developments In Surgery. The Robotic Era. AMCG Congress. Acapulco 2002.
    15. Multidisciplinary Approach And Minimally Invasive Surgery Reduce Morbidity And Mortality In Bariatric Surgery. ASBS Congress, 2005
    16. CPAP And BiPAP Can Be Safely Ommitted After Laparoscopic Roux-EN-Y Gastric Bypass. SAGES 2005
    17. The Relationship Of Gastric Emptying And Position Of The Gastrojejunostomy In The Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure, Antegastric vs. Retrogastric, Does It Matter? SAGES 2005

    1. Treatment of morbid obesity with the adjustable gastric band. Havana, Cuba. 2000.
    2. The use of robotics on endoscopic surgery. Lima, Peru. 2003
    3. Applications of Robots to General Surgery Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003
    4. Vascular Aortic Laparoscopic Surgery Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2003
    5. Learning Center Co-Director (Vascular Endoscopic Surgery) Cancun, Mexico. 2004
    6. Latin-American Panel of Consensus: Lap Band or Gastric Bypass? Cancun, Mexico. 2004
    7. Difficult Cholecystectomy Video Session Coordinator Mexico City, Mexico. 2004
    8. Gastric Bypass the Laparoscopic approach Tijuana, Mexico. November 2004
    9. The OR of the future Lima, Peru. January 2005
    10. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Lima, Peru. January 2005
    11. Laparoscopic resection of the Colon Lima, Peru. January 2005
    12. The use of robots for Telepresence Lima, Peru. May 2005
    13. Bariatric Surgery Training Centers Tijuana, Mexico. October 2005

    1. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. Angeles Hospital. Mexico City 2001
    2. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. ISSSTE Hospital. Michoacan, MEX 2002
    3. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic Spleenectomy. IMSS Hospital Cuernavaca, Morelos. MEX 2002
    4. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery. Gea Gonzalez Hospital. Mexico City 2003
    5. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic procedures Hospital Central de la Policia Nacional. Lima, Peru 2003
    6. Preceptorship: Laparoscopic R-N-Y Gastric Bypass. Hospital San Francisco. Tijuana, Mexico 2005

    1. Advanced Laparoscopy International Fellowship 1998 - present
    2. Robotic Surgery. Merida, MEX 2002
    3. Mechanical staplers. Acapulco, MEX 2002
    4. New Developments in Surgery. Acapulco, MEX 2002
    5. Robotic Surgery Hands-on Course Veracruz, MEX 2003
    6. ASBS Bariatric Course held at UCLA. Los Angeles, CA 2003

    1.'Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery'. In the radio program:'La Mujer Actual'. AM 1470 October 2002.
    2.'Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery'. In the radio program:'La Mujer Actual'. AM 1470. December 2002.
    3.'Laparoscopic Hernia Repair'. In the radio program:'La Mujer Actual'. AM 1470. June 2003.
    4.'Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery' KVE TV Channel 52 (Interview in Spanish) May 2004.
    5.'Computer Assisted Surgery' KAZA Azteca 54 (Interview in Spanish) March 2005
    6. Multiple interviews for'Uniendo Voces' TV Channel 63 (In Spanish) Los Angeles, CA 2005
    7. RP-6 robot beamed into UCLA from Lima, Peru for Hispanic media, May 2005

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