Our Team

Welcome to Hospital BCN, your trusted destination and leader in bariatric surgery in Tijuana. Our strong commitment to medical excellence and comprehensive care is reflected in every member of our highly experienced professional team.

Dr. Jalil Illan With His Team
Dr. Jalil Illan Standing With Folded Hands

Dr. Jalil Illan

Leading Our Mission

The heart and mind behind Hospital BCN, Dr. Jalil Illan, is an internationally renowned bariatric surgeon. With years of experience at the forefront of weight loss surgery, Dr. Illan has changed countless lives with his exceptional skills and compassionate approach.

Our Team of Certified Bariatric Surgeons

Precision and Passion for Health

Our team of board-certified bariatric surgeons is made up of three elite professionals who share an unwavering commitment to the safety and success of our patients. His surgical skill and meticulous approach ensure precise procedures and outstanding results to address the challenges of obesity and provide solutions that make a difference.

Dr. Thanya Curiel

Bariatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Thanya Curiel is the only anesthesiologist in Tijuana, Mexico, with a subspecialty in Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Thanya has taken part in more than 10,000 bariatric procedures, giving Hospital BCN the prestigious certification as a Center of Excellence in Anesthesiology.

Dr. Thanya Curiel - Bariatric Anesthesiologist
Dr. Francisco Ramos

Dr. Francisco Ramos

Dr. Francisco Ramos

  • Board certified Surgeon specialized in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery, born in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Active member of the Mexican Association of General Surgery and the Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
  • Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO).

Dr. Lidia

  • Degree of General Medicine – Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
  • Certificate in pain management.
  • Certificate in Obesity and metabolic risk.
  • Active member of the CMCOEM Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases.
  • Advance Life Support Certificate, by the American Heart Association.
  • More than 8 years of experience in post-surgical management and control of bariatric patient.
Dr. Lidia

Bariatric Nutritionist and Bariatric Psychologist

Balancing the Body and Mind

Our team includes a bariatric psychologist and a bariatric nutritionist, who work together to provide a comprehensive approach to transformation for our patients. From emotional support to nutritional guidance, they’re here to empower you every step of the way.

Flor Lozano - Bariatric Nutritionist

Bariatric Nutritionist

Flor Lozano

  • Bachelor of Nutrition – Universidad Xochicalco
  • PSS Obesity and Eating Disorders Clinic – National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán”
  • Clinical Nutrition certified – Universidad Xochicalco
  • Specialized in Nutrition for Obesity Surgery – Mexican College of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases A.C.
  • Certified Nutritionist by SCOPE – World Obesity Federation
  • Active member of the Mexican College of Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy A.C.

Bariatric Psychologist

Edgard Melendrez

  • Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist- Graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.
  • Master’s Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy- Graduated from Universidad Xochicalco.
  • Diploma in Psychiatric Neuropsychopathology from the Center for Studies in Neurosciences and Psychology of the state of Chiapas.
Edgard Melendrez - Bariatric Psychologist

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