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Resume – Dr. Francisco Gonzalez

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez is a renowned bariatric surgeon practicing in Tijuana, Mexico. A board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gonzalez has been successfully performing weight loss surgeries for over two decades.

Besides specializing in minimally invasive Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) technique, Dr. Francisco’s domain of expertise includes vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), gastric bypass surgery, and revision surgeries such as lap band to gastric sleeve.

He is one of the first weight loss surgeons to receive certification from INAMED, the lone provider of FDA-approved lap bands in the United States. Having performed over 2,500 lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures, Dr. Gonzalez is one of the top names in the world in the field of bariatrics.


Curriculum Vitae
Full Name: Dr. Francisco Manuel Gonzalez Sanchez Rubio

Born in April 1963 in Mexico

  • 1980-1986: Degree in General Medicine

From Faculty of Medicine Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

  • 1987-1990: Residency in General Surgery

From Centro Medico Nacional del Noroeste,

Mexican Social Security Institute,

Obregon City Sonora, México

  • 1990: Surgery License Number: 1387276
  • 1991: Certification in Laparoscopic Surgery

Centro Medico Nacional La Raza Mexico City

  • 1994: Mexican board certification #19394
  • 1991-2007: Teacher of advanced surgery

Hospital General de Tijuana

  • 1997: Certification in Advanced Bariatric Surgery
  • 2003: Certification in Advanced Bariatric Surgery in Alcoy, Spain

Under Dr. Aniceto Baltazar

  • March 1996: Professor Laparoscopic Surgery I,M,S,S
  • May 1997: Professor Laparoscopic Surgery

Colegio Medico Tijuana

  • May 1999: Professor Laparoscopic Surgery Asociacion Mexicana De Cirugia Laparoscopica, Cancun
  • Dec 2004: Professor of Gastric Bypass and Lap Band, Tijuana
  • May 2005: Professor Of B.P.D (Bilio Pancreatic Diversion) Duodenal Switch and Lap band
  • May 2013 to present:
    • Professor of Gastric Sleeve as Surgical Management for Obesity
    • Professor Gastroenterology at University of Baja California, Tijuana
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Baja California, Tijuana

The following are his certificates:

Bariatric surgery certificate - Dr. Francisco Gonzalez Advanced Lap Surgery Certificate - Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon
 Tijuana Weight Loss Surgeon Certificate  Obesity  Surgery Certificate - Dr. Gonzalez - Tijuana
 Laparoscopic Surgery Certificate - Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Tijuana  Endoscopic Surgery Certificate - Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon
 Dr. Gonzalez - Morbid Obesity Surgery Certificate  Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Tijuana Certificate
 Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Lap Cholecystectomy Certificate - Tijuana  Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Tijuana Certificate
 Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Bariatric Surgery Certification  Dr. Francicso Gonzalez Lap Band Certificate
 Dr. Gonzalez - Lap Colectomy Certificate - Tijuana  Certificate - Dr. Gonzalez - Tijuana
 BPD Duodenal Switch - Dr. Francisco Gonzalez - Tijuana


For details on bariatric surgery by Dr.Francisco Gonzalez in Tijuana, please contact him via the form on the right.