Dr. Lopez Corvala is considered to be among the top ten weight-loss surgeons in the world. He has performed more than 5,000 laparoscopic surgeries, 1,500 of those gastric band surgeries. He currently is a staff member at Hospital Angeles, Tijuana.
Dr. Lopez Corvala's extensive training includes completion of medical school at LaSalle University in Mexico City with a specialty in General Surgery. He is a Proctor for INAMED, and is in charge of teaching and assisting U.S. surgeons who are training to do gastric band surgery. Dr. Lopez Corvala has taught as a Professor of Obesity Surgery in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and has published numerous articles on laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Lopez Corvala speaks Spanish and English.
Academic positions include:
- Professor of General Surgery of The University of Baja California from 1993 to present.
- Professor of Surgery Residence in the General Hospital of Tijuana from 1990 to present.
- Professor of Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Training Center, Tijuana
- Professor of The Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Training Center, Tijuana
- International Professor of Bariatric Surgery
- Professor of hernia surgery, Yale, 2001
- Professor of The XI International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
Degrees & Professional Affiliations
- General Surgery certification 2454.
- President, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
- Member, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
- Member, International Federation of Obesity Surgery.
- Member, Council of Advanced Bariatrics.
- Member, Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery.
- Member, Mexican Association of General Surgery.
- Member, General Surgeons Association in Tijuana.
In January 2010, Dr. Lopez Corvala was a featured speaker at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference on Extreme Bariatric Surgery and Gastric Restriction in Los Cabos, Mexico, an International educational conference for surgeons. His speaking topics included:
- Handling Band Erosion
- Banding a Bypass
- Outcomes of Bands
- Hiatal Hernia and Gastric Banding
- Gastric Banding Adjustment--When and How