Guillermo Higa, MD, FACS

Guillermo Higa

Dr. Guillermo Higa, MD, FACS, 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.
He 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 and is often asked to give presentations and lectures for the Argentinian Congress of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, SAGES, AAST, and the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.
Dr. Higa is certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds professional memberships with the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons.

Contact Info

Phone: (520) 207-2384

Fax: (520) 367-4297

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1712 W. Anklam Rd. Suite 101
Tucson, 85745

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Robotic Surgery


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cash pay financing available
  • Cigna


  • Medical School: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, City of Córdoba, Argentina
  • Internship: New York Hospital Queens
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Arizona
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida

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