Dr Omar Paipilla

Meet Our Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon: Dr Omar Paipilla

Dr Omar Paipilla is a highly qualified board-certified bariatric surgeon and the Medical Director of Hospital Ciba in Tijuana, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Renowned for his extensive training, vast experience, and exceptional skills, Dr Paipilla specializes in weight loss surgery in Mexico and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely.

Dr Paipilla’s thorough and meticulous approach to patient care is evident from his successful surgical outcomes for all types of bariatric surgery, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band revision surgeries.

Surgical Experience and Practice

Upon completing his medical internship, in 2001, Dr Paipilla co-founded the surgery clinic for obesity and metabolic diseases at the Juarez Hospital in Mexico City. In addition to his position as the Medical Director of Hospital Ciba in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr Paipilla is the founder and Medical Director at the Tijuana Medical Specialties Unit (UNEME), an exclusive center for laparoscopic ambulatory surgery and a training center for surgeons in laparoscopic digestive and gynecological surgery. He also became the medical director of the Bariatric Center of the Northern Border in September 2020, an exclusive surgical center for patients with obesity.

Dr. Paipilla has successfully performed thousands of weight loss surgeries, and his impressive 0% bariatric surgery patient mortality rate attests to his tailored and well-planned approach to surgical procedures. He has conducted numerous successful weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric band, and vertical gastroplasty with band revision surgeries, without any major complications.

Medical Qualifications

Dr. Omar Paipilla earned his medical degree from the Xochicalco University Studies Center and completed his medical internship at the Juarez Hospital in Mexico City. He is well respected by the medical community for his expertise in surgical treatments for obesity and metabolic diseases.

His unwavering commitment to excellence as a bariatric surgeon is clearly demonstrated in his relentless pursuit of advancing and refining his surgical skills through continued education in the United States. For more than ten years, he has actively participated in the Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), which is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati in the U.S.

Academic Background

Dr. Paipilla is an Associated Professor and well respected in the academic community. He currently teaches two courses in general surgery:

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With more than two decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Omar Paipilla is a highly qualified, board-certified bariatric surgeon. He has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures with no serious complications and a  0% patient mortality rate.

Dr Paipilla can perform all types of bariatric surgery, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, lap band revision, and revision bariatric surgery procedures.

A board-certified bariatric surgeon is the highest level of qualification for a surgeon who performs weight loss surgery. Board certification indicates the surgeon has met rigorous standards and requirements and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to their profession through continuing education. It also signifies the surgeon is held to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct, which further ensures the safety and well-being of patients.

Weight loss will vary depending on various factors, including your starting BMI, health, and how carefully you adhere to your post-surgery nutritional program. Generally, you can expect to lose 60% of your excess body weight in the first 12 months following all types of bariatric surgery procedures and weight loss will continue for up to 18 to 24 months.

Dr. Omar Paipilla Bariatric Surgery Patient Photos

Dr. Paipilla Patient Photos
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