Guillermo Ponce de Leon

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.

Specialty  Bariatric Surgery
Degrees
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • GI Tract Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
Offices      
Gender Male
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Services

  • Breast Disease/Cancer
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  • Appendicitis
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  • Weight Loss Surgery
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  • Gallbladder Disease
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  • Colon Disease/Cancer
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  • Hemorrhoids
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  • Hernia Repair
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  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
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  • Pancreatic Disease/Cancer
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  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
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  • GI Tract Surgery
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  • Laparoscopic Surgery
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  • Robotic Surgery
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Medical Education

General Surgeon, Southwest Surgical Associates, LLP

Specialty in General Surgery with expertise in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Extensive experience in single-incision laparoscopic surgery
Performed 1st single incision laparoscopic adrenalectomy in Texas
Certified on the Da Vinci – robotic-assisted surgical technique

General Surgery Internship/Residency

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Transitional Internship

University of Texas at Houston, School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas at Houston, School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science, Biology & Chemistry

Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

Southwest Surgical Associates

He is a great doctor for me. He is straight forward and down to earth. He performed my Gastric Sleeve and was amazing. I don’t need to be babied just get the job done and efficiently and he got it done. His staff works hard getting everything done and is very busy because he is a good doc. Just need to be patient and they will get everything done you need.

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Hospital Affiliations

Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest
Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land
The Methodist Hospital Sugar Land
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Sugar Land
Sugar Land Surgical Hospital
Memorial Hermann Memorial City
Altus
MH First Colony Surgical Hospital
United Memorial Medical Center

Academic Appointments

Chief of Surgery, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 2010-2012
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (General)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical
Chair of the Department of Surgery
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, 2005 to present
Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Sugar Land Surgical Hospital, 2005 to present
Chariman of Peri-operative Committee
The Methodist Hospital, Sugar Land
Supervises the training of medical Residents and Physicians’ Assistants

Honors

Awarded for Top Score in Surgical In Training Exam During Internship at Baylor

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Board of Surgery
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery