Dr. Lopez Corvala – Why Is He Such a Popular Lap Band Surgeon in Mexico?

dr-juan-antonio-lopez-corvala One of the most popular lap band surgeons in Mexico is Dr. Lopez Corvala. As lap band surgery is less invasive and safer than other types of weight loss surgeries, it is quickly becoming the most popular weight loss surgery. Due to the high cost of the surgery in the USA, a number of Americans visit Mexico for weight loss surgery, including lap band. Besides the low cost of lap band in Mexico, Americans can also curtail expenses and time related to traveling.


Key points to consider when looking for a lap band surgeon:

1. Education and training qualifications.

2. Surgical Experience, prefer 1000 or more surgeries in the area you are looking for.

3. Proctoring (teaching other surgeon) experience. Rare to find, but could be a very good choice.

4. Patient review and feedback.

5. Operating infrastructure (the facilities available at the hospital where he/she practices)


Dr Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala scores full marks in all three areas. A glance at his education and experience is enough to tell us why he is one of the top bariatric surgeons worldwide.

After his schooling in Tijuana, Dr. Lopez Corvala completed his medical training at the Medical School in La Salle University in Mexico City from 1973 to 1978. He was awarded the title of General Surgeon in 1984 by the National Mexican University. Dr. Lopez Corvala has been certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgery.

Dr. Lopez Corvala is practicing at Hospital Angeles, Tijuana – Mexico – a modern state of the art facility and the only all inclusive hospital in the whole of Baja California(which Tijuana is part of). The key to his popularity as a lap band surgeon in Mexico is his vast experience. He has over 15 years of surgical experience, including lap band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass surgeries. Dr. Lopez Corvala has performed over 5,000 laparoscopic surgeries and more than 1,500 lap band surgeries.

Another key reason why Dr. Lopez Corvala is such a popular lap band surgeon in Mexico is his extensive proctoring experience. For the past three years, INAMED has chosen Dr. Lopez Corvala as proctor in charge for teaching the lap band procedure to American surgeons. Being an INAMED Proctor is a tremendous responsibility as well as an honor. INAMED is a global leader in manufacturing obesity intervention products. Its bands are the FDA approved lap bands. In addition to training US surgeons, Dr. Lopez Corvala has also served as Professor of Obesity Surgery (Lap Band Placement) in Latin America and Europe.

Dr. Lopez Corvala is a member of several associations, such as the Mexican Association of General Surgery (AMCG), General Surgeons Association in Tijuana, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery, International Federation of Obesity Surgery, and Council of Advance Bariatrics. Dr. Lopez Corvala also has a number of published works to his credit. His works include a chapter on Laparoscopic Cholecistectomy Complications in the Laparoscopic Surgery Book and Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Inguinal Surgery.

Along with his achievements and extensive experience, his courteous and reassuring nature is another reason why Dr. Lopez Corvala is such a popular lap band surgeon in Mexico. According to his patients, Dr. Lopez Corvala is “…courteous, understanding, and sympathetic”.


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