Dr. Ramos Kelly

Ramos Kelly, M.D., F.A.C.S. is world renowned Metobolic Surgeon and Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Ramos Kelly is one of the most experienced surgeons and has done over 7,000 bariatric surgeries (including the Lap Band surgery, Gastric Bypass procedure, Gastric Sleeve, Sleeve Plication and the Intragastric Balloon treatment, among others). Dr. Kelly is providing surgical care to patients from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Dr. Ramos Kelly was born in West Branch, Michagain and has education both in United States and Mexico. He has been a dedicated bariatric surgeon for past 10 years. Dr. Kelly has a passion for his field and enjoys helping people with obesity and the disease associated with it, such as diabeties, sleep apnea, ...

Dr. Ramos Kelly has membership in the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. With addition of the “F.A.C.S.” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) credential, he is one of the most skilled weight loss surgeons in Mexico. Dr. Kelly is well versed in vertical sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve plication and revision surgeries.

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Dr. Jaime Ricardo Ramos Kelly graduated with honors in 1993 form Universidad Autonoma de Guadalagajara's Medical School. He continued his postgraduate training in General Surgery in the Hospital of Specialties Mexico XXl Century affiliated to the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico UNAM in Mexico City. This allowed Dr. Ramos Kelly to continue his training in Transplant Fellowship at the Michigan Transplant Institute Borgess Medical Center and a Fellowship in Trauma Research at the University of Southern California Healthcare Nerwork General Hospital.

For more than 10 years, Dr. Ramos Kelly’s team has been treating patients from all over the world, seeking to improve their health and change their life. Our success is based on high standards, which we strive to keep, and quality follow up for the well being of our patients. Our patients are the most important factor within our organization. We are always put our patient’s needs and interests before everything else. Dr. Ramos Kelly Review

Education of Dr. Ramos Kelly

Dr. Jaime Ricardo Ramos Kelly went to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1993 with a Medical Degree. Dr. Kelly then went to the Hospital de Especialidades to pursue is residency in General Surgery. From March 16, 1997 after his residency he went to the Universidad Nocional Autonoma de Mexico for his transplant fellowship.

Along his extensive training and education Dr. Kelly also received training from the Los Angeles County Hospital, affiliated with the University of Southern California (LAC, USC Healthcare Network, General Hospital, Los Angeles California 9033). Dr. Kelly also studied in Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Professional Credentials of Dr. Ramos Kelly

Jaime Ricardo Ramos Kelly, MD is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) receiving his credentials in 2011. Dr. Kelly is Board Certified, The Mexican General Surgery Board, and has joined the following groups:

  • Member, International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care
  • Member, Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity A. C.
  • Member, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Member, Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Member, Latin American Federation of Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Surgery
  • Member, of Tijuana Medical Board
  • Member, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery

Dr. Ramos Kelly's Specialized Education

Dr. Ramos Kelly has been continuing his education every since he graduated as a medical doctor. He has taken numerous specialized bariatric surgery courses in laparoscopic gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy), open gastric bypass surgery, endoscopic surgery, advanced bariatric life support, emergency endoscopic surgery, and numerous others.

Presentation and Publishings of Dr. Kelly

Dr. Kelly has given presentations on bariatric surgery to the "59th Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST)" (in 1999) on the "upregulation of Lung Cheokines Associated with Hemorrhage is Reversed with a Small Molecule Multiple Selection Inhibitor."

Dr. Kelly's Latest Published Articles:
  1. Asencio JA, Petrone P, Kuncir E, Karsidag T, Ramos-Kelly JR: Cardiac
    and Great Thoracic Vessel Injuries. In Textbook of Guidelines in Trauma
    Surgery. Petry de Souza H. Eds. 1st Edition. Atheneu Editorial, Rio de
    Janeiro, Brazil, 2002
  2. Asencio JA, Kuncir EJ, Petrone P, Ramos-Kelly JR, Karsidag T: Traumatic
    Coronary Artery Disease. In: A Colour Handbook of Ischaemic Heart
    Disease. Chapter, p, 1st Edition. Falk E, Shah PK, de Feyter PJ, Eds.
    Copenhagen, Denmark.
  3. Kumar SR, Rowe VL, Petrone P, Ramos-Kelly JR, Kuncir EJ, Asencio JA:
    The Vasculopathic Patient: Uncommon Surgical Emergencies. En
    Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

Dr. Ramos Kelly Testimonials

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Testimonial From Mexico Bariatric Center

Patient Review from Dr. Ramos Kelly and Mexico Bariatric Center

Dr. Kelly was amazing and really made me feel quite at ease with the surgery. He was very caring and informative. I have already recommended him to people. I am so pleased with my surgery and my experience.

- Sherry, May 20th, 2012

My first impression of Dr.Kelly was good he was very attentive to my questions and i could tell he was very qualified. Trish his patient coordinator was awesome. And the office staff was very nice.Just know that the overall experience with Dr. Kelly was a great one.He came in and introduced hisself let me know what to expect and what was going to take place. Dr.Kelly is an excellent Dr.His bedside manner and surgical expertise was outstanding.

- May 29, 2012

Dr. Ramos Kelly performed my sleeve surgery on February of this year. I was so glad I chose him as my surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and also a very nice person. He even has a sense of humor and I felt I was in good hands. I would recommend him to a loved one and would love to go back to Tijuana to visit him and the staff and thank them again for everything.

- July 16, 2011

I am extremely happy with my decision to hhave surgery with Dr. Kelly. He is not only very kind and caring, and spends all the time you need explaining things prior to the surgery, I feel that he did the best work possible on me.

- March 25, 2011

Surgical competence is obvious but to have a caring person standing beside you and holding your hand before you go under is priceless. Especially since most of the patients are coming from another country, maybe by themselves and away from their families. People are scared and apprehensive and to have that type of treatment really makes a competent surgeon an amazing surgeon. He even walked in to my room the day after my surgery to check on me, and I was on Skype with my family. He wanted to meet them and say hi and they were happy they got to meet Dr Kelly also. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. My experience was awesome! Thank you Dr Kelly for changing my life.

- February 11, 20011

Trish was the very first one I have spoken with and immediately scheduled a phone consult with Dr. kelly for me. I immediately felt at ease with him. It felt like I was speaking with a person versus the arrogant surgeons I have dealt with in the past. (and there are quit a few!!) At the same time he seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. Answered all my questions without any hesitation. Over the course of a month or two I spoke with Trish several times and she is absolutely fabulous. Very patient as well since I just could not make up my mind. My surgery was on October 18 and every thing went very well The hospital (INT) was great with excellent patient care. Private rooms with WiFi and TV with American channels. There must have been at least 3 or 4 nurses on duty at the same time. Since there are only 10 rooms I think that is allot. The rooms were constantly cleaned as well as the hallways. Impeccable I have to say!!! Dr.Kelly checked-in at least 3 times after my surgery and also once in the hotel. All in all I felt completely safe and very well taken care of.

- October 30, 2010

What a difference the right surgeon can make. I was frighted to go some distance and have such serious surgery as VSG performed on me when IÕm afraid of doctors to begin with. From the time my advocate, Cindy, met be at the San Diego airport, I started feeling more relaxed. Any question, concern or worry was quickly dealt with in a direct honest way. The hospital was better than most as to the attentiveness of the staff, style, comfort, privacy and cleanliness. The doctors staff, which was more extensive than I imagined, did a complete (was it ever) work-up on me. I had no ideal IÕd be so well examined for my suitability for the surgery. Pain, which IÕm not very brave about was handled without my asking, except once, when I asked and was handled in about 60 seconds. My last night in Mexico was at a 4 star hotel, which was my first, and a real eye opener at to how some people live. It was deluxe. I was off of all pain medication within 4 days of arriving home. It been 39 days since I got back home, and IÕve lost 53 pounds. IÕm 61 and wish IÕd done this 20 years ago. I had a BMI of 42. Food is still important to me, but itÕs the nutrition which matters most now, and not how full I feel. ThereÕs not enough I can say about the kindness of Cindy and Dr. Ramos-Kelly. I do it again in a New York minute.

- September 16, 2008

As an RN I feel qualified to say the care I received from Dr. Kelly and his staff met/exceeded care in the US. The hospital FAR exceeds any I have ever seen here, in fact I didnÕt realize we had arrived at the hospital on my admission! My husband & I were treated like royalty and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My surgical experience has been positive without any complications. I am very pleased with the results of my gastric sleeve and would highly recommend anyone interested to contact me personally. Dr Kelly & Gabby are compassionate about treating obesity as a disease and care about the person as a whole before, during and after your procedure. To any of you considering your procedure with Dr Kelly you are in the best hands possible.

- July 16, 2008

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