Dr. Guillermo Higa, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

1712 W. Anklam Rd Suite 101 Tucson, AZ 85745


Dr. Guillermo Higa is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained bariatric surgeon. He offers surgical and non-surgical intervention for common conditions including obesity, gallbladder issues, hernias and poorly controlled GERD. With over 20 years of surgical experience and thousands of general and bariatric surgeries performed, Dr. Higa offers the knowledge and experience to make your surgical procedure as safe and effective as possible.



Dr. Guillermo Higa, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and more) is currently the only long-term effective treatment for patients suffering from obesity. And while surgery may seem like a drastic option, the medical issues and lifestyle limitations caused by obesity create both tangible and intangible problems.

Indeed, the most common feedback we hear from our post-op patients is that they wish they had done it sooner.

And while they may look better, the true victory is that many of the diseases associated with morbid obesity have improved or resolved entirely and they can perform activities that would once have been considered impossible.

Training Institutes:

Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, in Cordoba, Argentina with a medical degree.
He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Higa entered bariatric surgery after a bariatric and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida.

Work Experience:

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Higa joined the research team at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida in 2003 to complete a research fellowship in bariatric surgery. In 2010, Dr. Higa returned to the Cleveland Clinic for a surgical fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. Upon completing his fellowship, he moved back to Arizona, where he became the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Carondelet Health Network. He later joined the St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tucson, AZ, as their Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Medical Director. Dr. Higa is proud to have given research and educational lectures about bariatric surgery for the Argentinian Congress of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, SAGES, AAST, and the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.

Membership :

American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons


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