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.