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Liza María Pompa González MD, P.h.D, FACS

Specialty: Bariatrics

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Overview

Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Bypass
Mini-Gastric Bypass

15 Years Professional Experience

6,500+ Procedures Performed

Laparoscopic Procedures

American Board-Certified

Internationally Accredited Facility

Extensive Post-Op Support

Financing Available

Biography

Dr. Pompa is LIMARP International Center of Excellence for Obesity’s CEO, founder, director and lead bariatric, metabolic and general surgeon. Her patients agree that she is not only a brilliant surgeon; she is also a tireless, caring and compassionate human being.
 
Dr. Pompa graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California’s School of Medicine, achieving the prestigious Merit Award for academic excellence. Later on, when applying for her residency, she obtained first place in the National Surgical Residency exam.
 
Her natural surgical skills and brilliant academic performance were noted during her Surgical Residency at Tijuana’s General Hospital in Mexico, where she was appointed Chief of Residents, a first for a woman. She then had the opportunity to train at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a visiting resident, perfecting new and advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical techniques. After completing training at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg, France, she became known for her extensive preparation in the field of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.
 
She is certified by Inamed and Johnson & Johnson and was designated Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence by Surgical Review Corporation; with the distinction of being the first woman to achieve this title at the international level.
 
Dr. Pompa is also an active medical writer and has created clinical and patient care guidelines for the overweight patient, through which she has helped thousands of people from all over the world suffering from obesity. In addition to all her clinical work, Dr. Pompa created the LIMARP FOUNDATION, to provide bariatric surgery for underprivileged patients and to promote healthy weight campaigns in her native city of Tijuana, Mexico.

Education/Certifications

Certifications/Licenses: Mexican Counsel of General Surgery (2008)
Mexican Medical Licensce #4644046
Mexican General Surgeon License #5777148

Medical School: School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California
Tijuana, B.C., México
[Graduated 2001]
Residency: General Surgery Medical Residency Program
General Hospital Tijuana
[2003 - 2008]
Fellowships:

Laparoscopy
Tijuana General Hospital
Medical Specialty Unit, UNEME, Secretary of Health
Tijuana, México
[2003 - 2006]

Minifellowship Gastric Sleeve
AMCE/Obesity Control Clinic/CMCOYEM/IMSS
Tijuana, México
[2007]

Minifellowship LAP-BAND
AMCE/Obesity Control Clinic/CMCOYEM/IMSS
Tijuana, México
[2007]

Specialized Training

Advanced Laparoscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgery Course
European Institute of Tele-surgery, IRCADS
Strasbourg, France
[2008]

Certification in Adjustable Laparoscopic Band (LAP-BAND)
Inamed/Allergan
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2007]

Course in Bariatric Surgery
Integral Bariatric Surgery Service
Tijuana General Hospital
Medical Specialty Unit, UNEME Secretary of Health
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2007-2008]

Course in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Tijuana General Hospital
Medical Specialty Unit, UNEME Secretary of Health
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2007-2008]

Practical Course in Sleeve Gastrectomy (Theoretical)
AMCE/IMSS
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2006]

Course in Obesity Surgery (Gastric Bypass )
Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases
Hermosillo, Sonora, México
[2006]

Course in Advanced Laparoscopy (Visiting Resident)
Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota
[2006]

Course in Adjustable Gastric Lap Band
No. 1 Regional General Hospital General IMSS
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2005]

Course on Gastric Bypass and Adjustable Gastric Band
IMSS/AMCE/CMCOYEM
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2004]

Course on Surgery for Obesity (Adjustable Gastric Band - “Lap Band”)
Mexican Institute of Social Security
Mexican Association of General Surgery
Mexican Society for Obesity Surgery
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2004]

International Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Course
Mexican Institute of Social Security
Mexican Society of Endoscopic Surgery
Mexican Society of Obesity
Tyco, Health Care
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2004]

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons, International Member, since 2008

French Society of Digestive Surgery, since 2008

Tijuana College of Physicians, since 2001

American Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, since 2009

Mexican Association of General Surgery, since 2004

Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, since 2010

Experience

Years of Professional Practice: 15

Procedures Performed: 6,200+

Professional History: Chief of Residents
General Surgery and Laparoscopy
Tijuana General Hospital
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2007]
Professional History: Director of LIMARP Surgical Unit
Center for General and Bariatric Surgery
Tijuana, B.C., México
[2002 - Present]
Professorship: Professor of Surgery
Autonomous University of Baja California
Tijuana Xochicalco University
Tijuana General Hospital
ISESALUD LIMARP Surgical Unit
Professorship: Professor of Surgery
Autonomous University of Baja California
Tijuana Xochicalco University
Tijuana General Hospital
ISESALUD LIMARP Surgical Unit
Procedure TypeNumber of ProceduresYears of ExperienceAverage per WeekAverage Length of Hospital Stay
Gastric Sleeve (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy)3,0008122 Days
Gastric Bypass (Roux en-Y)1,100823 Days
Duodenal Switch300823 Days
LAP-BAND1,000811 Day
Realize Band500811 Day
Revision750813 Days

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

Jen B.

March 19th, 2017

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Bypass

Amazing staff and amazing surgeons. Dr Pompa is so amazing at what she does!

Cindy S.

Feb. 11th, 2017

U.S.A

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I had my VSG with Dr Pompa in October of 201. Dr Pompa and her team were all kind and professional. Each and everyone of the staff at LIMARP treats you with respect and dignity. Dr Pompa is a kind caring and compassionate woman who is incredibly skilled in her field. I would not hesitate in sending friends and family to LIMARP for surgery. My experience was exceptional!!

Sharon W.

Jan. 28th, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

I was beyond impressed with the care and attention I received while at LIMARP. Dr. Pompa and her staff 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.

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.

Maria B.

Sept. 8th, 2016

Canada

Verified

Gastric Sleeve

The service and care are beyond what I could have hoped for. All the staff are caring, compassionate, well educated and speak better English that many North Americans I have met. While apprehensive when we went we never felt better once we arrived. My gastric sleeve surgery care led me to getting my plastic surgery there as well. I have recommended this group of professionals to many here in Canada.

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.