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Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS

Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS

CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care

Dr. Ponce received his medical degree from I.T.E.S.M. School of Medicine in Monterrey, Mexico. He completed his general surgery residency at East Tennessee State University. He has been practicing bariatric surgery since 1998 and has extensive experience with the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, gastric sleeve procedures, endoscopic procedures like the intragastric balloon, and revisional surgeries and gastric bypass.

Dr. Ponce is a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and was vice president and founding member of the ASMBS Tennessee State Chapter. He has treated thousands of morbidly obese patients and has dedicated his career to advocate and support obesity care by working with insurance companies and lawmakers to establish better policies for the surgical treatment of obesity.

Dr. Ponce is the medical director of CHI Memorial's Weight Management Center. He also served as the medical director of the bariatric surgery program at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia.

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Dr. Ponce discusses metabolic disease and obesity treatments.

Dr. Ponce discusses surgical options to treat obesity.