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Meet Dr. Gustavo Arce Soto 

Dr. Gustavo Arce SotoWhen it comes to choosing a bariatric surgeon, many patients hope to find a doctor who is not only skilled but compassionate and trustworthy. For years, Dr. Gustavo Arce Soto has been providing exceptional surgical care in Tijuana, Mexico, that is precisely tailored to his patients' needs. He is dedicated to not only improving the lives of his own patients but educating others in his field to become better surgeons. Dr. Soto works within the Tijuana Bariatrics Preferred Provider Network, and his bariatric surgery patients can rest assured that they are receiving the finest treatment. Dr. Soto is board-certified, holds himself to the highest ethical standards, and strives to ensure that every patient feels comfortable in his care.

Dr. Soto's Philosophy 

Dr. Soto considers his role as a bariatric surgeon to be one of great responsibility. He believes that each patient deserves to be treated with kindness and respect, and receive only high-quality treatment. In addition to his native language, Spanish, Dr. Soto also speaks English and French to better assist his patients. As your surgeon, Dr. Soto will utilize his vast surgical knowledge to provide the best possible outcome. 

Training & Academics

Dr. Soto has undergone extensive training in a range of fields. After attending Baja California Autonomous University, he completed his general surgery residency at Chihuahua General Hospital. In order to continue developing his medical expertise, he has pursued additional training in several areas of surgical specialty including:

  • Abdominal wall 
  • Vascular system
  • Esophagus 
  • Liver, biliary tract, and pancreas

He has also been educated in specialized areas such as the treatment of rectal cancer and breast cancer, and liver transplant surgery.

Surgical Background

As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Soto has adhered to strict educational and practice standards. During every procedure, Dr. Soto applies the utmost precision and caution to provide patients with the best results while prioritizing your safety. 

Dr. Soto is board-certified, holds himself to the highest ethical standards, and strives to ensure that every patient feels comfortable in his care.

Dr. Soto currently holds positions at several hospitals and he is the Chief of General Surgery at Playas de Rosarito General Hospital. He has developed a reputation for excellence among both his patients and his colleagues. Dr. Soto currently educates others practitioners in his field on trusted and emerging techniques. 

Teaching Experience

In 2016, Dr. Soto received his master's degree in teaching from Iberoamerican University of Tijuana. Since then, he has been sharing his surgical expertise through a course in surgical diseases at Iberoamerican University of CDMX - Tijuana and a general surgery course at the Xochicalco University of Tijuana. As an educator, Dr. Soto particularly emphasizes minimizing potential side effects and complications so his students can provide their patients with exceptional treatment.

Life-Changing Surgical Care

Our team understands you may be apprehensive to undergo bariatric surgery. However, in the care of a talented, reputable, and dedicated surgeon, you can safely achieve your weight-loss goals. Learn more about getting started by contacting Tijuana Bariatrics today. 

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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Diego Rivera 2386
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