Bariatric Surgeon in Tijuana
With ten years of experience and over 5,000 surgeries, Dr. Rodriguez Ruiz is a board-certified, bi-lingual, bariatric surgeon licensed in both the United States and Mexico. She studied her Ph.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“To help every patient improve their health and quality of life through compassion and experience.”
- Graduated from the School of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) .
- Certified as a surgeon by the Mexican Council of General surgery (Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General).
- Certified as a bariatric surgeon by the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine (Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas).
- Named Master Surgeon of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation.
MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Mexican College of General Surgeons (Colegio Mexicano de Cirujano Generales).
- Master Surgeon of Excellence Surgical Review Corporation.
- International Fellow at the American College of Surgeons.
- Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine.
MORE ABOUT GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ RUIZ MD PhD FACS
A medical graduate of the School of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and specialized in Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgery, Dr. Rodríguez has been involved in the world of medicine since she was in her early teens. By the age of 13, Dr. Rodriguez was already an experienced paramedic, well versed in CPR, and became the youngest paramedic certified in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) by the American College of Surgeons.
During her medical internship, she went to the University of Texas as a visiting medical at the UT Medical Center in Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Methodist, and Memorial Herman Hospital. Later on, she completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Cardiovascular Investigation Center of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases of the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston.
Following her studies in Texas, Dr. Rodriguez completed her residency at the Autonomous University of Baja California General Hospital of Tijuana and in the High Specialty Ambulatory Surgery (UNEME). She is certified as a surgeon by the Mexican Council of General Surgery and as a Bariatric Surgeon by the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine. In addition to this, Dr. Rodriguez also completed a rotation in Bogota, Colombia to perform Gastric Bypass. She is a founding associate of the Mexican College of General Surgeons.
She’s been named a Master Surgeon of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation and has collaborated in more than 20 internationally recognized publications.
- School of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Baja California.
- Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Cardiovascular Investigation Center of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.
- Internship at Texas Medical Center in Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Methodist, and Memorial Herman Hospital.
- Residency at Autonomous University of Baja California General Hospital of Tijuana and in the High Specialty Ambulatory Surgery (UNEME).
Licenses & Certifications
General Surgery Board Certificate.
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Board Certificate.
Mexican Medical License.
As a researcher, Dr. Rodriguez develops new surgical techniques to help bariatric patients.
Rodríguez, G., Varon, J.: Clevidipine: A unique agent for the Critical Care practitioner. Crit Care & Shock 2006;9:9-15.
Raffaella Lombardi, Gabriela Rodriguez, Suet Nee Chen, Crystal M. Ripplinger, Wenwen Li, Igor R. Efimov, and Ali J. Marian: Treatment With Anti-oxidant N-acetylcysteine Attenuates Cardiac Hypertrophy And Fibrosis And Improves Susceptibility To Cardiac Arrhythmias In The ß-myosin Heavy Chain-Q403 Transgenic Rabbit Model Of Human Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation, Oct 2007; 116: II_177.
Gabriela Rodriguez, Grazyna Czernuszewicz, Yanli Tan, Neal Kleiman, Guillermo Torre-Amione, James T Willerson, Simon Sims, and Ali J Marian: Phenotypic Plasticity of LMNA Mutations in Cardiovascular System Includes Isolated Cardiac Progeria, Dilated and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies, Atrial Fibrillation, Conduction Defects, and Degenerative Valvular Diseases. Circulation, Oct 2008; 118: S_883 – S_884.
Lombardi R, Dong J, Rodriguez G, Bell A, Leung TK, Schwartz RJ, Willerson JT, Brugada R, Marian AJ.: Genetic fate mapping identifies second heart field progenitor cells as a source of adipocytes in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Circ Res. 2009 May 8;104(9):1076-84. Epub 2009 Apr 9.
Suet Nee Chen, Raffaella Lombardi, Gabriela Rodriguez, and Ali J. Marian: Pathogenesis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Caused by the Myozenin 2 Mutations Involves Calcineurin-Dependent and -Independent Mechanisms
Circulation, Oct 2008; 118: S_323.
Lombardi R, Rodriguez G, Chen SN, Ripplinger CM, Li W, Chen J, Willerson JT, Betocchi S, Wickline SA, Efimov IR, Marian AJ.: Resolution of established cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis and prevention of systolic dysfunction in a transgenic rabbit model of human cardiomyopathy through thiol-sensitive mechanisms. Circulation. 2009 Mar 17;119(10):1398-407. Epub 2009 Mar 2
Omar Barakat, Gabriela C. Rodriguez, Isaac Raijman, Paul M. Allison, Claire F. Ozaki, Robert P. Wood: The clinical Value of Hepatocyte Growth factor in Patients with Peri-ampullary cancer Before and After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Digestive Disease Week 50’th annual meeting. May 30- June 3, 2009. Chicago, IL.
Omar Barakat, Gabriela C. Rodriguez, Paul M. Allison, Javier Nieto, Claire F. Ozaki, Robert P Wood: Plasma Hepatocyte Growth Factor assay as a tumor marker for malignant liver tumors.
Digestive Disease Week 50th Annual meeting. May 30-June 3, 2009. Chicago, IL.
Suet Nee Chen, Gabriela Rodriguez, Grazyna Czernuszewicz, Un-Ho Jin, Jianping Jin, and Ali J Marian: TRIM63, Encoding MuRF1, is a Novel Gene for Human Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 23 November 2010; 122: A21194.
Omar Barakat, Gabriela C Rodriguez, Isaac Raijman, Paul Allison, Javier Nieto, Claire F Ozaki, Robert P Wood, David A Ingler: Clinical Value of Plasma Hepatocyte Growth Factor Measurement for the Diagnosis of Periampullary Cancer and Prognosis After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. J Surg Onc 2010; 102:816-820.
Danny Alexander, Raffaella Lombardi, Gabriela Rodriguez, Matthew M. Mitchell, Ali J. Marian: Metabolomic distinction and insights into the pathogenesis of human primary dilated cardiomyopathy. Eur J Clin Invest. 2010 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2010.02441.x.
Gabriela Rodriguez, Aijin Z. Starr, Grazyna Czernuszewicz, Amit Manhas, Ahmad Alhariri, James T Willerson, Craig J Reist, Karen Piper, Kenneth Mahaffey, Al J Marian and Neil S Kleiman: Determinants of plasma vitamin D levels in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Eur J Clin Invest. 2011 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2011.02540.x.
Gabriela Rodriguez, Tomomi Ueyama, Takehiro Ogata, Grazyna Czernuszewicz, Yanli Tan, Gerald W. Dorn II, Roberta Bogaev, Katsuya Amano, Hidemasa Oh, Hiroaki Matsubara, James T. Willerson and Ali J. Marian: Molecular Genetic and Functional Characterization Implicate Muscle-Restricted Coiled-Coil Gene (MURC) as a Causal Gene for Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Genet June 3, 2011.
Alessandra Ruggiero, Suet Nee Chen, Raffaella Lombardi, Gabriela Rodriguez, Ali J Marian: Pathogenesis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Caused by Myozenin 2 Mutations Is Independent of Calcineurin Activity. Cardiovasc Res. 2012 Sep 17;: 22987565.
Omar Barakat, Shahrzad Abbasi, Gabriela Rodriguez, Jessie Rios, R. Patrick Wood, Claire Ozaki, Laurie S. Holley, and Polly K. Gauthier: Use of Decellularized Porcine Liver for Engineering Humanized Liver Organ. Journal of Surgical Research 173, e11–e25 (2012).
Alessandra Ruggiero, Suet Nee Chen, Raffaella Lombardi, Gabriela Rodriguez, and Ali J. Marian: Pathogenesis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused by myozenin 2 mutations is independent of calcineurin activity. Cardiovascular Research (2013) 97, 44–54.
Gabriela Rodriguez, Arturo Martinez, Marco Viramontes-So, Leopoldo Sanmiguel, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Jose Limon, Lucia Chavez, Leonel Gradillo, Ariel Ortiz Lagardere: A New Bariatric Procedure: The Stomach Sparing Gastric Sleeve™️. Surgical Technology International XXVII Bariatric Surgery (2015)1-7.