Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon MD

  • Bariatric Medicine Houston, TX

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About

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Sugar Land, TX. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Ponce De Leon is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon has the following 5 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Bariatric Medicine

Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

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Locations & Directions

Southwest Surgical Assoc

7737 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77074

SW Surgical Associates

16651 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77479

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