LEADER IN HEALTHCARE Dr. Guillermo Alvarez is a highly skilled weight loss surgeon that has trainer in Mexico, the United States and France. He is strategically located in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just 1 kilometer away from the border with the US. He specialized in numerous forms of laparoscopic bariatric surgery but has a specific interest in the gastric sleeve (VSG) procedure. VSG also known as a gastrectomy has revolutionized the world of weight loss surgery and Dr. Alvarez has been a pioneer in this procedure performing thousands of surgeries yielding excellent results and contributing to his recognition worldwide. Dr. Alvarez is board certified, an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and is the author of the book "Successful Weight Loss with the Gastric Sleeve". The skilled surgeon is also recognized for the personalized care he gives his patients something that over the years has been reflected in the excellent reviews constantly published on his website and social networks. He maintains close contact with his patients, even hosting annual reunions in different places in the United States. He has come to transform the patient-doctor relationship due to his active presence on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The multi-disciplined team the doctor works with is also highly-trained to assist patients in achieving a healthy lifestyle and providing solutions to obesity. Patients travel far and wide but predominantly from the U.S. and Canada to his facility in order to receive world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost charged in the U.S. Article published in the October 15, 2012 Edition.