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Meet Dr. Paola Velazco 

Dr. Paola VelazcoUndergoing bariatric surgery is an important decision and choosing where to receive surgical care is a critical factor of that choice. Dr. Paola Velazco, a trusted physician within the Tijuana Bariatrics Preferred Provider Network, is dedicated to ensuring patients receive the highest-quality treatment. Dr. Velazco has over 10 years of experience caring for patients in Tijuana, Mexico. As a bariatric surgery recipient herself, her skills are complemented by a unique level of compassion and understanding.

Educational Background

Dr. Velazco attended the University of Xochicalco, a prestigious medical school founded in 1974. During her time at the College of Medicine, Dr. Velazco learned the importance of educating patients and the spirit of service. Both of these core values are a fundamental part of the program's goal to help create medical professionals who can make a positive impact in their communities. Dr. Velazco has maintained these values throughout her career and strives to show each patient the utmost compassion. 

Comprehensive Medical Training

Dr. Velazco has expanded her knowledge base throughout her education and career. Her experience includes:

Internships

  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • ER
  • ENT 
  • Pediatrics
  • OBGYN
  • Surgery
  • ICU 

During her time practicing in each of these fields, Dr. Velazco became familiar with the necessary care and demeanor required for a diverse set of patients. 

Post-Graduate External Service

The doctor's post-graduate external service experience is especially relevant to her current work with bariatric surgery patients. Since providing care related to diabetes, obesity, and malnutrition, she has developed an in-depth understanding of health issues that are particularly relevant to overweight patients' needs. 

Over a Decade of Exceptional Patient Care

Throughout her career, Dr. Velazco has held positions at several medical centers and hospitals overseeing care for patients in a broad spectrum of settings, including the ER and hotel room visits. In every instance, she has been dedicated to providing her patients with the most attentive care and making the necessary medical decisions to ensure their safety.

A bariatric surgery recipient herself, Dr. Velazco's skills are complemented by a unique level of compassion and understanding.

When discussing treatment with her patients, Dr. Velazco strives to be honest and straight-forward. She believes this approach allows patients to remain informed and make the best decisions about their health. She also understands how valuable her support can be throughout the entire process, and makes every effort to help her patients feel comfortable and confident. 

Dr. Velazco's Bariatric Surgery Treatment

In addition to her professional medical experience, Dr. Velazco is better able to empathize with patients because she has also undergone bariatric surgery. Her procedure was performed by Dr. Fernando Garcia and she has seen exceptional results. This personal perspective on the bariatric surgery process sets her apart from other doctors. Dr. Velazco has lost over 70 pounds and has firsthand experience of the many benefits bariatric surgery can provide. 

Knowledgeable, Warm Treatment

Dr. Velazco is committed to providing you with the safe and supportive treatment you need to improve your health and quality of life. Learn more about bariatric surgery and the skilled professionals within the Tijuana Bariatrics network by contacting the practice today.

MessageOur Staff

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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We have 3 locations in the greater San Diego area.

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Tijuana Office

Diego Rivera 2386
Zona Urbana Río Tijuana
Tijuana, BCN 22010

Open Today 10:00am - 8:00pm

All Hours Directions (664) 634-1974

San Diego Office

2534 State Street
Ste 417
San Diego, CA 92101

Open Today 12:00pm - 8:00pm

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All Hours Directions (800) 308-3607

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9171 Heather St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

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