Guillermo Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS


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General and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Guillermo Higa attended medical school at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, in Córdoba, Argentina. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. In 2003, Dr. Higa moved to Florida for a medical research fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He later returned to the Cleveland Clinic for a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery in 2010.

Dr. Higa is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for the Carondelet Health Network and the Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Medical Director for St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tucson, AZ.

His practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Anti-Reflux Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Procedures
  • Endoscopy
  • Weight Loss and Nutrition

Dr. Higa has more than 20 years of surgical experience performing over 1000 bariatric surgeries. He has extensive clinical and procedural expertise in research and education respective to Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Tucson Medical Center
  • Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Carondelet Marana Hospital

Practice Locations:

6422 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 150,

Tucson, AZ 85710

  • Saguaro Surgical Nogales Clinic Mariposa Community Health Center

1852 N. Mastick Way

Nogales, AZ 85621

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