Prof. Dr. Daniel Huacuz, INT Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico- Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Prof. Dr. Huacuz is a pioneer and thought leader in the field of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Board Certified medical doctor in Mexico and one of the very few surgeons in Mexico who perform the Duodenal Switch Laparoscopic, having received 6 months of training by the inventor of the laparoscopic Duodenal Switch procedure. He is a member of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGEONS.
His areas of expertise include Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (surgery for the treatment of obesity), Gastrointestinal Metabolic surgery (metabolic diseases and conditions often associated to severe obesity, including hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.)
Dr. Huacuz has been doing Lap Band surgery for 10 years. He is one of the first surgeons certified by INAMED, the provider of the only LapBand approved in the U.S. by the FDA. In addition, he performs Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, and Gastric Bypass surgeries, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery (surgery of the esophagus (Hiatal Hernia, Esophageal stenosis etc.) stomach, colon and intestine), Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery (surgery of the pancreas, liver, spleen, and adrenal gland), Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery (surgery of the gallbladder and bile ducts), Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery.
In addition to being a member of the American Society of bariatric and metabolic surgeons, he is a member of the International Federation for the surgery of obesity and Metabolic disorders (IFSO), Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía de Obesidad (CMCO), Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica (AMCE).
Dr. Huacuz is also a Professor of Surgery at The University School of Medicine in Baja California.