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Guillermo López Espinosa, MD

Specialty: Bariatrics

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Overview

Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Bypass
Mini-Gastric Bypass

37 Years Professional Experience

5,000+ Procedures Performed

Laparoscopic Procedures

American Board-Certified

Internationally Accredited Facility

Extensive Post-Op Support

Financing Available

Biography

Considered an expert in the field of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Lopez graduated Medical School from Mexico's Autonomous University. He specialized in General Surgery, having been appointed diverse and renowned positions like General Director and Sub-director of Tijuana's General Hospital on numerous occasions.

Nowadays he plays the role of assistant surgeon in LIMARP as the right hand man of Dr. Pompa. They have a long history together, doing hundreds of procedures as a team in the Secretary of Health’s Surgical Deparment’s Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic Program in Tijuana’s General Hospital. Being the anchor of the extramural surgery program in the State of Baja California, he has done more than 5000 general and laparoscopic procedures.

He is known in the field of medicine for several masters degrees in quality control in patient care, patient safety and hospital certification. He is also a member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery and a certified specialist in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Education/Certifications

Certifications/Licenses: Mexican Medical Licensce #7357 - 02/95
Mexican General Surgeon License #3410202
Professional License #682115

Medical School: National School of Professional Studies
Iztacala Autonomous National University of Mexico
(UNAM)-Medicine
San Juan de Iztacala, Méxic
[Graduated 1978]
Residency: Monterrey Children’s Hospital Secretary of Public Health Services
Nuevo Leon Autonomous University
[1981]
Fellowships:

General Surgery,
Social Security Institute of the State of Mexico and Municipalities Hospital,
ISSEMYM-Satelite,
[1984 - 1987]

Specialized Training

Laparoscopy Surgery Course,
Tijuana General Hospital,
Secretary of Public Health Services (SSA),
Baja California Autonomous University (UABC),
[1992]

Diploma in Enteral and Parenteral Artificial Nutrition,
Baja California Autonomous University (UABC) Tijuana Campus,
[1996]

Workshop Course in Health Investigation,
Xochicalco University Studies Center (CEUX) Tijuana Campus,
[2003]

Diploma in Teaching,
Xochicalco University Studies Center (CEUX) Tijuana Campus,
[2005]

Diploma in Educational Investigation,
Xochicalco University Studies Center (CEUX) Tijuana Campus,
[2005]

Course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation,
Tijuana Baja California, State Office of Civil Protection,
[2006]

Diploma in Epidemiology,
Xochicalco University Studies Center (CEUX) Tijuana Campus,
[2008]

Theory Course on Gastrointestinal Derivation with Laparoscopy,
Development Center for Medical Skills of the Salvador Zubiran National Nutrition Institute,
[2015]

Professional Affiliations

Surgeons Association of Baja California, since 1987

Association of Doctors of the Tijuana General Hospital ISESALUD, since 1989

Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery, since 1997

Mexican Association for Gastroenterology, since 1988

Tijuana College of Medicine, since 1994

Member of the Spanish Association of Surgery, since 2007

Experience

Years of Professional Practice: 37

Procedures Performed: 5,000+

Professional History:

Head of General Surgery Residents,
Hospital Social Security Institute of the State of Mexico and Municipalities (ISSEMYM)-SATELITE,
[1986 - 1987]

Surgeon and Head of Emergency Services,
Mexican Red Cross Tijuana Office,
[1989 - 1991]

Surgical Area Coordinator,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[1989 - 1990]

General Surgery Specialty Residents Coordinator,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[1990 - 1992]

Head of General Surgery Service,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[1990 - 1991]

Head of Ambulatory Surgery Service,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[Since 1991]

Full Professor of the Surgical Infirmary Specialty for the Pathology and Surgical Techniques Subjects,
Ibero-American University (UIA),
Tijuana campus,
[Since 1993]

Full Professor of the Medicine Career,
Xochicalco University Tijuana Campus for the Surgical Techniques and Surgery subjects,
[Since 1996]

Head of General Surgery Service,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[1995 - 1996]

Professor of General Surgery Postgraduate studies,
Tijuana General Hospital,
Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC),
[1999 - 2000]

Medical Assistant Director,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[1998 - 2001]

Member of the Quality Circle,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[Since 2000]

Head of the Quality Department,
Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
[2001 - 2006]

Director of the Tijuana General Hospital Health Services Institute (ISESALUD),
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico,
[2006 - 2007]

Teaching Experience:

Speaker,
Workshop: New Indicators of the National Crusade for Quality,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2002]

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty,
Tijuana General Hospital,
Presented at the XXVI National Surgery Conference,
Acapulco, Mexico,
[November 2002]

Global Nutritional Subjective Assessment,
Presented at the XXVI National Surgery Conference,
Acapulco, Mexico,
[November, 2002]

Speaker,
Workshop: Effective Interpersonal Communication,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2002]

Speaker,
Workshop: Service Quality,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2002]

Trauma Updating for Infirmary,
Tijuana general Hospital,
[2002]

Laparoscopic Surgery,
Infirmary Major of the Ibero-american University (UIA),
Tijuana,
[2002]

Speaker,
Workshop: To be Treated Dignified,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2003]

Speaker,
Psychology Department,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2003]

Speaker,
workshop: Philosophy and Basic Quality Concepts,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2003]

Speaker,
Workshop: Health Quality Administration,
Tijuana Infirmary Association,
[June 28 - July 1, 2004]

Speaker,
Workshop for Building Executives I and II,
Tijuana General Hospital,
[2004 and 2005]

General Coordinator for the Laparoscopy Basic Course,
Tijuana Specialty Medical Unit (UNEME),
[March, 2008]

Associate Professor of the Laparoscopy Advanced Course,
Tijuana Specialty Medical (UNEME),
[June 2008]

Package Prices

At Destination Medic, what you see is what you get. All prices are 100% transparent and any extra charges are listed below the package options

Gastric Sleeve

$6,500 usd
  • All surgical team fees (including surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurses)
  • Pre and post-op testing and assessment (including all bloodwork, screening, and appointments with the surgeon)
  • Consultation with psychologist and nutritionist
  • Surgical supplies
  • Operating room time
  • 2 nights recovery in hospital (LIMARP Bariatric Center)
  • 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Tijuana
  • Transportation to and from airport, hospital, and hotel

Gastric Bypass

$8,500 usd
  • All surgical team fees (including surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurses)
  • Pre and post-op testing and assessment (including all bloodwork, screening, and appointments with the surgeon)
  • Consultation with psychologist and nutritionist
  • Surgical supplies
  • Operating room time
  • 2 nights recovery in hospital (LIMARP Bariatric Center)
  • 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Tijuana
  • Transportation to and from airport, hospital, and hotel

Mini-Gastric Bypass

$8,500 usd
  • All surgical team fees (including surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurses)
  • Pre and post-op testing and assessment (including all bloodwork, screening, and appointments with the surgeon)
  • Consultation with psychologist and nutritionist
  • Surgical supplies
  • Operating room time
  • 2 nights recovery in hospital (LIMARP Bariatric Center)
  • 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Tijuana
  • Transportation to and from airport, hospital, and hotel

Additional Fees

  • Oral Medication (required)

    $100

  • Companion Accommodation Fee (if you wish to bring a friend, spouse, or family member with you)

    $200

  • Flights

    Est. $300 - $700 Round Trip

  • Hiatal Hernia Repair (if found to be necessary during pre-op assessments)

    Est. $450

  • Umbilical Hernia Repair (if found to be necessary during pre-op assessments)

    Est. $200

  • Abdominal Hernia Repair (if found to be necessary during pre-op assessments)

    Est. $300

  • Gallbladder Removal (if found to be necessary during pre-op assessments)

    $700

Grand Hotel Tijuana

The Grand Hotel Tijuana is a 4-star hotel just walking distance from Dr. Gonzalez's Bariatric Center, so you'll never be more than a few minutes away from an advanced medical team throughout your entire stay. The hotel has an entire floor built especially for post-op patients, so you can rest assured that everything you'll need for a fast recovery will be provided.

Hospital

LIMARP International Center of Excellence in Obesity

About LIMARP

LIMARP has been named an International Center of Excellence (ICE) by the US based company Surgical Review Corporation. This means that it has surpassed the highest standards of quality in medical and surgical care. The Center of Excellence guarantees that the medical attention provided to patients seeking bariatric or metabolic surgery is safe and of the highest quality available worldwide, regardless of where the patient chooses to have their procedure done.

As one of the first International Centers of Excellence outside the United States, it means that patients receive exclusive and unparalleled care in one of the most advanced facilities in the world. This designation is awarded after a series of rigorous onsite reviews over two year-long periods where every facet of the practice, the staff, the surgeons, and the facilities are examined by experts in the medical field to ensure that only the highest standards are consistently maintained. Very few international hospitals achieve this status, and many American Hospitals do not.

In 2017 LIMARP received a Certification by the General Health Council, it is a certification given to Health Institutions in accordance with an evaluation of standards, where the objective is the integration of actions and execution of processes in a sustainable manner under a systemic perspective and to improve the quality of medical care services and the level of safety provided to patients. LIMARP shares this distinction with such prestigious medical centers as: the Mayo Clinic, Princeton University Healthcare, New York University, University of California San Diego, UCLA, Washington University, Mount Sinai Hospital, and George Washington University, among others.

With state of the art facilities located at the amazing Grand Hotel - Plaza Agua Caliente "Twin Towers" complex, and a relaxing environment with a beautiful view of Tijuana’s Country Club Golf Course, a stay at LIMARP guarantees to make your experience as pleasant as possible. 

LIMARP Features

Internationally Accredited

Private Patient Rooms

Free Wifi

Phone in Patient Rooms

Intensive Care Unit

24/7 Security

Restaurant/Cafe

T.V. in Patient Rooms

Guest Accommodation

Pharmacy

Mobility Accessible

Safe in Patient Rooms

Location

Reviews

Value

Communication

Bedside Manner

Hospital

Pre-Op Info

Post-Op Support

Gaylan K.

June 14th, 2017

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I had a gastric sleeve done at LIMARP several years ago. Highly recommended. Clean, professional, caring. Cardiologist on staff. Positive experience. Door to door service across the border.

 

Sharon W.

Sep. 12th, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I was sleeved on Sept. 16, 2013 and was beyond impressed with the care and attention I received while at LIMARP. Dr. Espinosa and the team at LIMARP are the most caring and professional people I've ever encountered while having surgery. I would not hesitate to return to this facility for any surgery required. This facility is top notch in every way. The cleanliness is beyond amazing and the staff so attentive. Love the people at LIMARP!!

 

Karla H.

Sep. 8th, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

The best doctor, the hospital is top notch, service and attention are great and the results of my surgery simply life changing. I am for ever grateful with Dr. Espinosa and LIMARP. I hugely recommend it to everyone.

Sherri W.

Sept. 8th, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Bypass

I wish I could explain how unhealthy I was before Dr. Pompa. I had so many medical issues, I was NOT happy or healthy and I was so tired of trying to get healthy. After the surgery and her belief in what this procedure can do for people like me this is my new life. One with NO medical issues, no stress about my health and pure glee when I pick out what I am going to wear each morning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul Dr. Liza Maria Pompa Gonzalez.

Trish G.

Sept. 8th, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I had my sleeve surgery on November 12, 2014. I trusted Dr. Pompa with my life because I know she is an extremely talented surgeon. She is graceful and blessed with the knowledge & skills to perform such lifesaving surgeries. I will be forever grateful to her for that. Limarp hospital is an ICE and it shows. It is by far the best hospital I have ever been in. The care & concern provided by all there was impressive, even to the guy who cleaned the floors. They all acted in a kind caring yet professional way & took care of everything I needed. I highly recommend Dr. Pompa & Limarp ICE hospital to anyone considering bariatric surgery. I have yet to consult with Dr. Rodas, but when I am ready he is the Dr. of choice because of the talent, experience & results he has given to his patients in plastics. 5 out of 5 Stars!! Thank you Dr. Pompa & Limarp Team!

Sandy M.

Sept. 8th, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Pompa performed my sleeve surgery 4 years ago. Her kindness and ongoing support has been nothing short of excellent! I immediately felt comfortable in her care. She is personable, professional, and ever so kind. You walk away with the feeling that she takes a personal interest in each and every one of her patient's lives, and is truly concerned for their health and well being. I would recommend her to skillful hands to ANYONE considering this type of procedure.

Derek S.

Sept. 8th, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Bypass

I had my surgery in November 2015 and it was great. The staff was awesome and the hospital was very clean. I felt very safe and in good hands. It changed my life for the best.

Stacie D.

Sept. 8th, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I was sleeved in Oct 2013, I had a wonderful experience at LIMARP. Dr Pompa and her staff are professional, caring and good at what they do. I would highly recommend LIMARP and Dr. Pompa.

Danielle D.

Sept. 1st, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I have full faith in LIMARP and the Drs. The facility is so super clean, the staff is fun and friendly. I felt like family there. My care was 110%. I didn't want to leave. I loved the view from my super comfortable room. I never felt uncomfortable or felt unsafe. I felt like they truly cared about me. I have received personal msgs from Dr. P herself. I am so glad we can all stick together and make something great come out of all of this!!!!

Lisa M.

Aug. 5th, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Bypass

One year ago I made the life-changing decision to have bariatric surgery and it was one of the best decisions I have made! Thank you Dr. Pompa and your amazing staff! I lost 55 lbs, I'm also on half the dosage of high blood pressure meds and no more diuretic medication or surprisingly no more overactive bladder meds. I am very vocal about how wonderful LIMARP and Dr. Pompa are. I have recommended LIMARP to everybody who expressed any interest whatsoever!

Michelle G.

June 22nd, 2016

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I am so happy, because 2 years after my surgery I have kept my weight. I lost a total of 66 pounds and maintain a weight of around 116 and 119 lbs. I thank Dr. Liza and her team for making my dream of being thin a reality. I am very, very happy!

Adriana

Feb. 23rd, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I was always heavy and overweight; I tried everything, diets and pills, but whenever I managed to lose a few pounds I always gained back twice as much, until I arrived at Limarp. From the first day they treated me with excellence, from the nutrition team, to psychology, to my gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Liza gave me the chance to transform my life completely. I had started to have high blood pressure, but since the surgery my life came full circle, today I am a happy, healthy and confident person.