Dr. Alberto Carlos, medical director and lead bariatric surgeon of My New Body Obesity Center, was among 2,125 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2020 annual Clinical Congress. The class of 2020 includes 2,125 surgeons of which 1,357 are from the U.S. and Canada; 763 are from 75 countries from around the world; and 585 are female surgeons.
Dr. Carlos received a medical doctorate in 2006 from the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit. He completed his surgical residency at the prestigious Centro Médico Nacional de Noroeste in Cd. Obregón Sonora in 2012. In addition, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Nephrology Institute in Tijuana in 2012. In 2018, Dr. Carlos attained board certification from the Mexican Council of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He has a strong professional interest in Complex Bariatric surgery, minimally invasive procedures including Gastric Bypass, Single Incision Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal Switch and SADI-S and other general surgical procedures.
By meeting the College’s stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of “FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
The Convocation conferred Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) upon those surgeons who have successfully met ACS requirements to provide optimal care to the surgical patient. This year’s event will be a virtual ceremony.
About Dr Carlos
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Carlos or to learn more about his credentials, call My New Body Obesity Center, located at Ave. Diego Rivera 2386, Zona Río, Tijuana, México at 1 (833) 463-9263