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Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto, MD – Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

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About Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto

Dr. Manoel Galvao Nato is one of the top laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico, known worldwide for his innovations in bariatric surgery. Over his 20 years in bariatrics, he has trained well over 200 surgeons across the world and is one of the few surgeons to be board certified by the CBCD, FBG, and SOBED. Among his many achievements, Dr. Galvao helped establish cutting-edge surgical and training techniques that have changed the face of bariatric surgery. He now offers his expertise and knowledge in endoscopic surgery at Elias Ortiz & Company as the head of Bariatric Endoscopy.

Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto Performing Endoscopic Surgery in Tijuana Mexico_Medical Tourism Research Guide


The son of legendary laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Manoel Galvao Filho, Dr. Galvao graduated with a degree in General Medicine at the Bahiana School of Medicine in Bahia, Brazil, in 1989. Between 1993 and 1998, he worked as an assistant professor at Bahia School and later founded the Gastro Obeso Center with Dr. Almino Ramos in 2002. During that time, he performed over 6,000 laparoscopic and endoscopic bariatric procedures and pioneered new training methods which have become the gold standard in bariatrics.

In the early 2000s, Dr. Galvao was the first surgeon to use endoluminal techniques to treat bariatric surgery complications and was one of the first surgeons to perform an intragastric balloon. For his discoveries and innovations in bariatric surgery, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery awarded Dr. Galvao the “Surgical Innovator Award” in 2015, making him the first non-American surgeon to receive this award.

Education and Training 

  • Board certification in Digestive Surgery at the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD)
  • Board certification in Gastroenterology at the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology (FBG)
  • Board certification in Digestive Endoscopy by the Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SOBED)
  • Assistant professor of Surgery at Bahia School, 1993-1998
  • Assistant surgeon at São Rafael Hospital, Salvador, Bahia, 1999-2000

Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto with Bariatric team_Medical Tourism Research Guide

Surgeries Performed

Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto Reviews, Ratings

“One of the biggest names in World Endoscopy.” – Luiz

“The master of bariatric endoscopic interventions.” – Carl

“Incomparable simply superb. Great teacher” – Singh

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