About Dr. Pedro Kuri

As an experienced surgeon specializing in the Lap-Band procedure, Dr. Pedro Kuri established Dr. Kuri and Associates in 1998. Over the last 16 years, he has performed nearly 5,000 Lap-Band surgeries utilizing the laparoscopic technique. Prior to establishing his own practice, Dr. Pedro Kuri spent nine years as the Chairman of Surgery at Tijuana General Hospital in Mexico. During that time, he also practiced within the hospital’s division of surgery. Dr. Kuri has additionally functioned as a general surgeon at Tijuana Baja California Hospital and as a surgery specialist with Mexico City’s National Medical Center.

Dr. Pedro Kuri conducted his laparoscopic training at Baylor University. Before enrolling at Baylor, he studied bariatric surgery at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Soon after graduating, he was board certified as a general surgeon and began his residency at the General Hospital National Medical Center in Mexico City. In 1998, he began to study the Lap-Band procedure under Dr. Mitiku Belachew and Dr. Armando Castillo at Angeles Hospital in Mexico City.

Work History

Work History
Jan 1998 - Present

Laparoscopic Surgeon specializing in the Lap-Band procedure

Dr. Kuri and Associates

Dr. Kuri has performed over 4,800 procedures in the last 12 years. Lap-Band surgery is his focus - it is the specialty he has chosen to practice and is determined to make a difference in his patients' lives.


Jan 1970 - Jan 1975

Medical, Bariatric Surgery

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Additional Education and Training:
Introduction to Medical Specialty Hospital No.25 Social Security Mexican Institute 1977-1978

Board Certified as a General Surgeon in 1975

Residency: General Hosp. Natonal Medical Center – Mexico City (Finished 1981)

Laparoscopy training at Baylor University. (Finished June 1990)

Trained in BioEnterics Lap-Band Procedure by Dr. Mitiku Belachew and Dr. Armando Castillo in 1998

Laparoscopy training at Hospital Angeles- with Dr. Mitiku Belachew (Finished Feb 1998)