Dr. Pedro Kuri

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Dr Pedro Kuri, the creator of the Lap-Band System in Latin America, has conducted over 5,000 surgeries as a recognised specialist in his profession over the previous 11 years. In 1981, he completed a surgical residency at the National Medical Centre in Mexico City. From 1981-1984, he was a General Surgeon at Tijuana Baja California Hospital No.20, from 1982 until 1991, he was the Chairman of Surgery at Tijuana General Hospital, Tijuana General Hospital’s Division of Surgery Chairman from 1986 until 1992 and did Laparoscopic Surgeon specialising in the Lap-Band technique from 1998 onwards.

His Education and Training includes:

  • In 1975, he was board certified as a general surgeon.
  • General Surgery Residency at the General Hospital National Medical Centre in Mexico City, 1978-1981
  • From 1983 through 2000, he was a senior professor at the University of Baja California’s School of Medicine.
  • 1970 – 1975 Graduate of the National University of Mexico School of Medicine
  • Medical Specialty Hospital No.25 Social Security Mexican Institute 1977-1978 Introduction
  • Final test Sinodal for the School of Medicine, Baja California University, 1983-2000
  • Mitiku Belachew and Dr. Armando Castillo trained him in the BioEnterics Lap-Band Procedure in 1998
  • Tijuana General Hospital Postgraduate Surgery Specialty Professor 1986-1992


Dr. Pedro Kuri has various certifications including membership of the Mexican Medical Society of Obesity Surgery, general surgery and Endoscopy surgery. He is an active member of the International Federation for surgery for obesity. In 1986-1987, he was the Vice President of the Surgical Association of Baja California and from 1988-1989, Dr Pedro Kuri was the Member of the California Chapter American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is specialized in lap-band surgery which costs:

Gastric Banding Surgery: Starting from $6,000

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