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Dr. Miguel Zapata is a leading bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon with over 20 years of expert and compassionate medical experience in the field of weight loss management surgery. Dr. Miguel Zapata practices in Mexico at the “Ready4aChange” medical center that has convenient locations across the country in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Miguel Zapata began his impressive medical journey as a student of medicine at the University Autonoma de Nuevo Leon School of Medicine, obtaining his medical degree in 1988. From there Dr. Miguel Zapata became a general surgery resident at the Metropolitan Hospital, Monterrey N.L., Mexico in 1989 and 1992, Dr. Zapata began a fellowship in general surgery at the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio, Texas, USA. Today, Dr. Miguel Zapata performs life changing Lap-Band, RNY-gastric bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures for grateful patients seeking weight loss control through surgical intervention. In addition to surgery, Dr. Zapata and the staff of “Ready4aChange” are dedicated to providing their patients with holistic counseling and emotional support programs post-operation to ensure the continued success of their patients’ weight loss management journey. Dr. Miguel Zapata has been the recipient of numerous awards, certifications, and qualified medical membership opportunities and to date is affiliated with and a member of the American Society Metabolic Bariatric Surgery ASMBS, the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity, the Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery and finally the Mexican Society of Endoscopic Surgery. Furthermore, he is certified and continues to be so by the Mexican Council of General Surgery whose standards dictate excellence in medicine. Dr. Miguel Zapata brings to his practice years of experience, comprehensive training and education and academic certification in Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques for the morbidly obese obtained from extensive post-graduate studies. Internationally recognized, Dr. Miguel Zapata is a trusted source for bariatric procedures in the country of Mexico.