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Dr. Manuel Aceves

Dr. Manuel Aceves embodies the optimal combination of science, knowledge, and human touch. His soft-spoken personality, genuine bedside manners, and incredible wealth of knowledge and experience will make you feel comfortable and at piece knowing that you are in great hands. As soon as you walk into his clinic, Obesidad y Laparoscopía Avanzada, in Guadalajara, Mexico you experience an immediate sensation of trust and optimism about your health, you will be received by fully English-speaking staff composed of patient coordinators, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, and other experienced doctors under Dr. Aceves’ supervision.

Dr. Manuel Aceves is part of a prestigious global group of bariatric surgeons with over 25 years of experience in laparoscopic weight-loss surgery and comprehensive training on Robotic Obesity Surgery with the Da Vinci Robot. Dr. Manuel Aceves continuously receives and imparts training from top US medical institutions, conducts and publishes medical research in weight-loss treatments, and founded the first multidisciplinary surgery center to treat obesity and metabolic disorders in western Mexico. Having received his Medical Degree in 1979 from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) makes him one of the doctors with most experience in all of Mexico and belongs to an elite generation of physicians in the county. Dr. Aceves has performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries with a success rate of 99% across all types of weight-loss procedures and thousands of endoscopic, laparoscopic, open and mini-open Gastrointestinal procedures to treat all types of diseases and conditions of the human digestive system. In addition to being a renowned Board Certified surgeon, Dr. Manuel Aceves is a prominent and respected professor at UNAM, his Alma Matter, where he teaches Surgical and Multidisciplinary Management for Obesity. His important medical research is published in prestigious Mexican and international medical journals and is regularly invited to important international medical conventions like the World Congress of International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders as keynote speaker, organizer, presenter, and attendee. Dr. Aceves has held leadership roles and is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Society of Surgery, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Dr. Aceves is conscious and sensitive to the fact that everybody’s body behaves differently and that every patient is a unique case. Dr. Aceves and his highly specialized bariatric team will spend as much time as needed with every patient to fully understand how their mind and body operate to design a customized and personalized comprehensive weight-loss treatment that will maximize results and optimize a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Medical Education

  • Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1975 – 1979
  • Hospital General de Ciudad Netzahualcoyotl, Mexico City, Mexico: General Surgery Residency, 1983 – 1986
  • University of Padova, Italy, 1996: Fellowship in Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgery

Medical Association memberships

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity
  • International Bariatric Club
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Latin-American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE)

Awards & Achievements

  • Summa Cum Laude: Autonomous National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico: Medical Degree
  • President: Mexican College of Surgeons
  • President: Mexican Association for General Surgery


Obesidad y Laparoscopía Avanzada

Location : Guadalajara, Mexico
Years of Experience : 31 years
Languages : Spanish, English


Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Gastric Bypass in Mexico In the extra weight affecting your overall health?

For those who had believed that achieving a slim and healthy appearance, with a body mass index adjusted to their size, was a titanic task, impossible to achieve, even after having tried most of all types of rigorous diets and exercises, the bypass gastric is the fastest, safest and most effective...

Price: $7290 USD

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico Does losing weight seem like an impossible battle?

A gastric sleeve in Mexico or gastrectomy is a procedure that aims to help overweight patients lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time by restricting their daily food intake. It consists of removing about 85 percent of the stomach, transforming it into a new tube shape resembling a sleeve or a banana....

Price: $6290 USD

Adjustable Gastric Band

Gastric Band Surgery in Mexico

Bariatric surgery is a noble branch of medicine, which helps to improve the quality of life of obese or overweight patients, as well as ease their illnesses related to it, such as diabetes or coronary problems. That is why bariatric surgery is shown as an elective procedure to help lose weight, by reducing the size of the stomach. This...

Price: $6500 USD

Gastric Balloon in Mexico

Gastric Balloon in Mexico Having trouble losing 30-45 pounds with diets and exercise?

Obesity rates continue to rise among adults and children in North America causing physical, metabolic and psychological health problems. Gastric Balloon in Mexico is an ideal weight-loss option for patients with overweight who need help losing some extra pounds and are looking for a minimally invasive...

Price: $4190 USD

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