Dr. Antonio Cueva

Dr. Antonio Cueva

Your Expert Tijuana Bariatric Surgeon

With the ongoing health crisis of obesity in America and Mexico, along with the prohibitively high costs of elective weight loss surgery, finding a solution can seem impossible. However, many individuals discover that having a bariatric procedure performed in Mexico is a more affordable and viable solution. If you’re searching for a compassionate and highly qualified bariatric surgeon beyond U.S. borders, Dr. Antonio Cueva from CER Hospital is the solution you’ve been looking for.
Dr. Cueva boasts over 18 years of experience and a long history of successful bariatric surgeries. His professional and compassionate approach makes him the ideal choice for individuals looking to embark on a weight loss journey.

Education and Experience

When hunting for a Tijuana bariatric surgeon, you want someone with a wealth of experience and a strong educational background. Dr. Cueva not only checks those boxes but also excels in them.
  • Dr. Antonio Cueva’s educational journey took him to renowned institutions, including the Autonomous University of Baja California and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he honed his expertise.
  • He doesn’t just hold licenses; he’s a practitioner with a heart. His license #2563858 for general medicine and license #4255335 for general surgery demonstrate his commitment to healing.
  • Not just a surgeon, he’s also been a guide, teaching Introduction to Surgery Practices at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
  • Dr. Cueva has worn many hats in his professional journey, from being the Medical Director and General Surgeon at Centro Medico Florence to coordinating the Department of Surgery at ISSSTE Hospital General Fray Junipero Serra.
  • And as if that’s not enough, he’s even taken on leadership roles, including the prestigious title of Vice President of the Tijuana College of General Surgeons of the State of Baja California.
  • Dr. Cueva’s expertise is finely tuned, thanks to specialized training in advanced laparoscopic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala.
What sets him apart is that he’s not just a surgeon; he’s a patient, too. Dr. Cueva underwent his own bariatric surgery, losing an impressive 60 pounds. This personal experience adds an extra layer of empathy to his approach.


Medical School:

Mexican Faculty of Medicine, La Salle University 2000, Mexico City

Medical Internship:

Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami. 2001

Obtained the Title of Medical Doctor:

La Salle University 2000

Residency in General Surgery:

Regional Hospital Lic. Adolfo López Mateos ISSSTE, 2002 – 2006, México City.

Graduated with Honors Obtaining the Title of General Surgeon:

Mexican National University 2006.

Medical Social Service:

Xpichil, Cancún Quintana Roo. 2002

Certifications and Recognition

Beyond his impressive educational and professional journey, it’s important to shed light on Dr. Cueva’s certifications and the recognition he has earned:
Dr. Cueva’s qualifications have been officially recognized through his board certification by the General Surgery Council of Mexico, affirming his dedication to delivering top-notch care.
He’s not just a certified surgeon; he’s an active participant in the close-knit medical community. As a member of the Colegio de Cirujanos Generales de Baja California S.A. and the Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscópica, he’s part of a network that allows him to stay connected and well-informed.
Dr. Cueva’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of his field is truly commendable. He consistently renews his certifications, ensuring that he remains well-versed in the latest advancements and innovations in the ever-evolving field of surgery.
His expertise is not only backed by certifications but is also widely recognized, as he has been featured in reputable publications, including Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, Eat This, Not That, Healthline, Men’s Health, and She Finds.

Board Certifications and Associations


Board certified by the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases. 2015


Member of the Mexican College of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases. 2013


Board certified by Mexican Council of General Surgery, July 15th, 2006, Recertified. 2012


Member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery. 2009


Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2008


Member of the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, A.C. 2006

Procedures Performed

Dr. Cueva specializes in a range of weight loss surgery options, with a primary focus on gastric sleeve surgery. This transformative procedure, which enabled him to shed an impressive 60 pounds, involves a remarkable process that not only reduces the size of the stomach but also acts as a powerful tool in promoting weight loss. Here’s what this journey typically entails for patients:

A surgery that involves removing up to 70% of the stomach through small, minimally invasive incisions in the abdomen. It's like sculpting a new you.

The remaining stomach is ingeniously tailored to be roughly the size of a banana. This serves a dual purpose: it curtails the amount of food you can consume while also helping to rein in your appetite. It's a secret weapon for effective weight management.

Ideal for individuals whose BMI falls within the range of 35 to 40 and beyond, this surgery is tailored to address your unique needs.

Typically, within the first year following this transformation, patients witness a remarkable weight loss of around 50 pounds. Additionally, there's often a significant reduction in BMI, which can be as much as 10 points. It's an inspiring journey toward a healthier you.

Dr. Cueva’s compassion and expertise ensure a supportive environment as you work towards your weight loss goals.

Why Choose Dr. Antonio Cueva

Partnering up with Dr. Hector Perez for your bariatric surgery offers many advantages. Here’s why you should seriously consider Dr. Perez for your weight loss procedure:

Your Companion on the Journey:

Dr. Cueva isn't just a surgeon; he's a fellow traveler on your path to health. With his personal experience of battling obesity and undergoing bariatric surgery, he offers more than medical expertise; he provides genuine understanding. This unique perspective allows him to connect with patients at a profound level, comprehending the physical and emotional dimensions of their journey.

Board Certified and Committed to Excellence

Dr. Cueva's dedication to your well-being knows no bounds. As a board-certified bariatric surgeon, he upholds the highest standards of care. His extensive training and continuous quest for the latest innovations ensure that you're in the hands of a highly proficient professional. Driven by fervor for making safe and affordable gastric surgery in Mexico accessible to all, he stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking transformation.

Expertise and Care | The Dr. Hector Perez Approach

With a remarkable number of over 3,000 successful bariatric surgeries to his name, Dr. Hector Perez stands as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking a transformative health journey. Catering to patients from the United States and Mexico, his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish ensures seamless communication and a nurturing environment where every patient’s needs are understood and met at his renowned Tijuana Bariatric Center.

Personalized Bariatric Solutions

Dr. Perez is equipped with a diverse array of surgical operations, each meticulously designed to resonate with his patients' distinctive health objectives and needs. His mastery in executing gastric sleeve surgeries has allowed countless recipients to reestablish control over their food consumption, paving a road toward enduring weight loss. This operation, defined by shrinking the stomach size, triggers an early feeling of fullness—allowing patients an easier journey to controlling their diets.

Gastric Bypass Surgeries

Pushing beyond conventional methods, Dr. Perez's gastric bypass procedures have delivered results even when other tactics failed. By partially circumventing the intestines during surgery, it guarantees you'll feel satisfied with less food intake - leading to a transformational weight loss journey for you or your loved ones.

Revisional Bariatric Surgeries

An expert in his domain, Dr. Perez is unmatched when performing revisional bariatric surgeries. These surgical revisions not only address mishaps from past procedures performed elsewhere but can also improve the outcomes of ongoing treatments, drawing you nearer to your health objectives.


Stephanie's journey to a healthier life began with the gastric sleeve surgery performed by Dr. Cueva on July 1st, 2022. While apprehension is common before such a significant procedure, Stephanie's experience was nothing short of outstanding. She shared her thoughts, stating, "I was so nervous before we got there, BUT everything went perfectly! The hospital was clean and sanitary, the staff was all great, and Dr. Cueva was very friendly and professional! I have had no complications and absolutely no complaints!! I would recommend this facility to anyone."

Stephanie's success story mirrors the exceptional care provided at CER Hospital. It underscores the facility's unwavering commitment to cleanliness, safety, and compassionate patient support. Her positive experience is a testament to the expertise of Dr. Antonio Cueva and the dedicated team at the hospital

Get a Quote

Imagine having a plan crafted just for you, addressing your concerns, and aligning with your aspirations. It’s like having a roadmap to a healthier, happier life. That’s why we offer a personalized quote tailored to your specific needs and goals. This quote is your first step on the road to transformation.

So, why wait? Seize this opportunity and reach out to Dr. Antonio Cueva today. Taking that essential first step towards your life-changing transformation has never been easier. You don’t have to put your dreams on hold any longer; your path to a better quality of life starts here and now.

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