Dr. Mariano Covarrubias
Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Covarrubias is a bariatric surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico with over 17 years of experience in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Medical General at the UABC and has performed 3,500+ bariatric procedures.

Professional License Number: 2342032

Specialty Card: 4010195

Specialty: General Surgery at Tijuana General Hospital, 1995–1999.

Laparoscopic and obesity surgery at Regional General Hospital of The Social Security Mexican Institute, January 2000–Present, with Dr. Lopez Corvala

Current Practices: General Surgeon and Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery at Private Practice of Regional General Hospital IMSS Tijuana

Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Elias Ortiz & Company, bariatric surgeon at A Lighter Me®
  • President of the College of General Surgeons Tijuana, 2007
  • Training as a teacher in courses of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Obesity, 2004
  • Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Obesity from Xochicalcos University, 2002–2004
  • Certified by the Mexican Council Of General Surgery in 1999
  • Specializing in General Surgery at the General Hospital of Tijuana, 1995–1999
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Medical General at UABC, 1988–1994

Bariatric Surgery Training

  • Laparoscopic colon surgery, June 2006
  • Training as a professor of advanced laparoscopic surgery, June 2004–October 2005
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (spleen and obesity surgeries, hiatal hernia repair, inguinal hernia, et al), June 2002–May 2004
  • Gastric sleeve training, 2003–Present
  • Gastric band professor, 2001–Present
  • Adjustable gastric banding system and lap band system workshop, May 2001
  • Laparoscopic gynecology training, 2000
  • Robotic surgery, October 1999
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, 1999

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