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Dr. Pedro Kuri, MD – Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Pedro Kuri - Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

Dr. Pedro KuriDr. Pedro Kuri is a Tijuana, Mexico Bariatric Surgeon that specializes in Lap-Band surgery. Dr. Kuri has performed 4,000 surgeries according to his website. According to reviews the price for Lap-Band is a little too high, especially when other surgeons in Mexico offer the same surgery for nearly half the price. Reviews of the surgeon are a bit disconcerting, with a lot of negative reviews.

Education and Training

  • Graduate of National University of Mexico School of Medicine 1970 – 1975
  • Introduction to Medical Specialty Hospital No.25 Social Security Mexican Institute 1977-1978
  • Board Certified as a General Surgeon in 1975
  • Residency in General Surgery at the General Hospital National Medical Center Mexico City 1978-1981
  • Trained in BioEnterics Lap-Band Procedure by Dr. Mitiku Belachew and Dr. Armando Castillo in 1998
  • Senior Professor at University of Baja California University School of Medicine 1983-2000
  • Sinodal of final examination for the School of Medicine Baja California University 1983-2000
  • Professor of Post Graduate Surgery Specialty Tijuana General Hospital 1986-1992

Professional Positions

  • Specialized in Surgery at National Medical Center, Mexico City in 1981
  • General Surgeon at Tijuana Baja California Hospital No.20 1981-1984
  • Chairman of Surgery at Tijuana General Hospital from 1982-1991
  • Chairman of the Division of Surgery Tijuana General Hospital 1986-1992
  • Laparoscopic Surgeon specializing in the Lap-Band procedure 1998 – Present

Memberships and Certifications

  • Member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Member of the California Chapter American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Vice President of Surgical Association of Baja California 1986-1987
  • President of Surgical Association of Baja California 1988-1989
  • Active member of International Federation for the Surgery for the Obesity
  • Member of the Mexican Medical Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopy Surgery
  • Member of the Latin American Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

Surgeries Performed and Pricing

Dr. Pedro Kuri specializes in lap-band surgery.

Reviews and Ratings

“I was Banded June 30th, 2009. I spend $10,000 not including travel expenses… I have emailed and phoned DR KURIS office a few times and get no response.” – Review from ObesityHelp

“Two of my friends were banded by him. I went to Mx. both times. They had GREAT, CAREING care. He is all that and a box of chocolates. He really cares about us as family members. I would send my mother or child to him. That is how much I respect him and his staff. Sheryl King-Lile Loveland Co.” – Review from ObesityHelp

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One thought on “Dr. Pedro Kuri, MD – Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico

  1. Dr. Kurt installed my lap band more than ten years ago. I did lose weight initially but slowly gained much of it back. But the biggest problem is the vomiting after every meal, for ten years. I finally gave up, had the band emptied, and am once again gaining weight.

    Am I a good candidate for the gastric sleeve? I had a very good experience with Dr. Kurt and his staff and would gladly return to Tijuana to have him install the gastric sleeve.

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