Northwest Houston Surgical Association

Meet Dr. Jorge I. Leiva

Cypress and Houston bariatric surgeon: Dr. Jorge I. LeivaDr. Leiva is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. He has a special interest in weight loss surgery for Houston and Cypress, TX women and men, primary and revisional bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and gastroesophageal reflux surgery.

When you meet with Dr. Leiva or any of the NHSA surgeons for a consultation about weight loss surgery in Houston or Cypress, TX, they will carefully consider what will help you attain the best possible outcome for you and your lifestyle. They will educate Houston and Cypress patients on bariatric surgery until they are convinced that they understand the risks and benefits of the weight loss option they choose. Request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information about how you can take the steps toward improving your life.

Dr. Leiva offers his surgical services in the Hermann and the Houston Methodist hospitals in the Texas Medical Center for his international patients, more commonly, from Mexico.

NHSA and Dr. Leiva have been the pioneers of single incision and robotic general surgery in Northwest Houston. He is a proctor for general surgeons adopting this technique and serves as an advisor for emerging robotic technologies.


Dr. Jorge Leiva is a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He attended college and medical school in his hometown and continues to travel back to visit his family. Having two cardiologists in his family, he has always been in close contact with the medical field. In 1993 he completed an internal medicine internship in Brackenridge Hospital in Austin Texas, and in 1999 he completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston Texas.

Between 1999 and June 2002 he practiced general surgery in his hometown. His practice included a teaching hospital, private practice and the beginning of the bariatric surgery with the LAP BAND®. Houston women and men got to know Dr. Leiva when he came back to join Northwest Houston Surgical Association. Since that time their general surgery practice has evolved into a very busy advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery practice servicing Houston and Cypress. Currently, his main office is at North Cypress Medical Center, with satellite offices to serve the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital.

Dr. Leiva is fluent in Spanish and is always happy to take care of patients who require a friendly surgeon and the comfort of excellent communication in their own language. He is happily married and the father of four children with whom he spends all the free time that he gets. His hobbies include traveling with his family, bicycle riding, water and snow skiing.

If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.

Obalon Balloon System Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.

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Gastric Band

As one of the more popular procedures, LAP-BAND® surgery gives patients the ability to control their weight by allowing them to feel fuller, sooner.

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is successful at helping patients achieve and maintain a healthier weight by using sectioning and malabsorptive techniques.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing about 85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve.

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Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a popular procedure for small stomachs combining a lower form of restriction and a high level of malabsorption.

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