110 E. Savannah Ave., Suite A-202
McAllen, Texas 78503
120 Uptown Ave
Brownsville, TX 78250
These pictures provide examples of weight loss
surgery performed by Dr. Mario del Pino.
Mario del Pino, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon offering Lap Band and other bariatric surgery procedures in the Rio Grande Valley area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As a testament to Dr. del Pino’s skill, experience and knowledge, he has also been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon. This is a special recognition that reflects not only his expertise, but also his level of commitment and dedication to his patients. Dr. del Pino and his staff go to extraordinary lengths to ensure the safety and comfort of their patients during this pivotal time in their lives. Dr. del Pino’s patients are treated with compassion and respect as they make the important decision to undergo weight loss surgery.
Watch what a patient has
to say about Dr. Mario del Pino.
Dr. del Pino performs about 150 weight loss surgeries annually, including adjustable gastric banding with Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), gastric bypass and revisional surgery (for example, converting a band to a sleeve). He performs weight loss surgeries laparoscopically, as this approach is less invasive when compared to traditional open surgery. Laparoscopic techniques result in less tissue trauma and scarring, quicker recovery and less risk of complications. These procedures are performed by making a few incisions and using a small camera (called a laparoscope) which guides the surgeon’s movements.
Dr. del Pino offers obesity surgery patients comprehensive pre- and post-operative education and ongoing aftercare. His team includes exercise therapists, psychologists and nutritionists who provide guidance and support throughout the entire weight loss surgery experience. Dr. del Pino’s website also features a patient resource section with helpful links.
Dr. del Pino and his patients
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with McAllen bariatric surgery provider Dr. del Pino or sign in for one of our free monthly seminars to learn more about your weight loss surgery options, please contact his office at (888) 791-3407.
designated by the ASMBS
as a Center of Excellence
Mario del Pino, MD, FACS, completed bariatric surgery training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. del Pino is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence surgeon; this distinction is only given to board-certified surgeons who have a combination of experience, expertise and knowledge of leading-edge obesity trends and treatments.