Dr. Louisiana Valenzulea, MD, recently attended the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases course in mini-gastric bypass (MGB)/gastric bypass single-anastomosis (OAGB).
About the Meeting
The First Course in MGB/OAGB was held at the Hospital Angeles Tijuana on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2016 in the annual meeting of the Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas, CMCOEM). A Course on the Mini-Gastric Bypass and Single-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass in the first two days was followed by a day of live surgery by Dr. Robert Rutledge of the USA in Mexicali.
The Course with 177 attendees was organized by Sergio Verboonen of Tijuana and Juan F Arellano-Ramos, the President of the CMCOEM. Speeches and exhibits were given by Robert Rutledge, Mervyn Deitel, Miguel Carbajo, and visiting expert Salvador Navarrete. Presenters comprised of Juan Lopez-Corvala (IFSO Representative of Latin-American Chapter), Enrique Luque-de-León, Fernando Ceron, Nelson Rodriguez (the future President of the CMCOEM), Mervyn Deitel, and several proficient Mexican bariatric surgeons, like Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela.
The mini-gastric bypass (MGB) and its variant, the OAGB (One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass) or BAGUA (Bypass Gástrico de una Anastomosis in Spanish), are becoming main procedures in México, Spain, and around the world.
Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Sanchez
Attending this course, Dr. Valenzuela gets advanced training in mini-gastric bypass surgery and single-anastomosis gastric bypass, which she is already one of the leading practitioners in Mexico. Dr. Valenzuela has the best surgical technique performing MGB/OAGB for first-time patients or patients with previous failed bariatric surgeries.