About Dr. Gonzalez
Victor Gonzalez, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Victor Gonzalez, M.D., is a board certified Fellowship trained laparoscopic general surgeon. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. At the University Iowa College of Medicine, a Top 10 program, he excelled and received several academic awards.
He then went on to complete his residency training in general surgery at the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center in El Paso, Texas. The residency program at Texas Tech El Paso is affiliated with R.E. Thomason Hospital, the only level 1 trauma center in the West Texas region and surrounding states. Here he experienced an outstanding volume of surgical cases. By the end of 5 years he had experienced and become quite proficient in all aspects of surgery.
Dr. Gonzalez became a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, “The American Board of Surgery (ABS) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed a minimum of five years of surgical training and successfully completed a written and oral examination process.”
Dr. Gonzalez completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) and Bariatric Surgery at the California Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CIMIS). He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world. It was organized in 1983 as an association of bariatric surgeons which emerged from the earlier University of Iowa Colloquia on bariatric surgery founded and directed by Dr. Edward E. Mason who was also the Society’s first president. Dr. Gonzalez is also a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity is a federation composed of national associations of bariatric surgeons. Currently, 34 nations are officially members of IFSO. There are also individual members from countries that thus far have not formed a national association.
He continued his accomplishments when he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. “The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows”. The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.” American College of Surgeons: Patient and Public Services).
He is currently practicing surgery in Dallas, Texas, at the Center for Obesity Surgery.
Dr. Gonzalez maintains a number of affiliations to keep him current. These memberships include the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Medical Association, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.