Dr. Ponce de Leon is a native of Cuba who completed medical school at the University of Texas at Houston. He completed general surgery training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is a pioneer in advanced laparoscopic general surgery, recently performing the first single-incision adrenalectomy in Texas. He also specializes in bariatric surgery, including lap band. He recently became certified to perform a new robotic surgery called the da Vinci procedure. Dr. Ponce de Leon is a fluent Spanish speaker and stays active in the Hispanic community. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.