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Dr. Jorge I. Levia

Board Certified General Surgeon

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Meet Dr. Jorge I. Leiva

Dr. Leiva is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, the Mexican Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is also recognized as a Center of Excellence for his work in Bariatric Surgery and has a special interest in advanced laparoscopy, including laparoscopic repair of all types of hernias, gallbladder disease, gastroesophageal reflux surgery and laparoscopic colon surgery.

NHSA and Dr. Leiva have pioneered single incision and robotic general surgery in Northwest Houston. He is also a proctor for general surgeons utilizing this technique and is an advisor for emerging robotic surgery technologies.

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


  • The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • The American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (AACS)

Dr. Jorge I. Leiva is a native from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He attended college and Medical School in his hometown and continues to travel back to his hometown where his family resides. Having two cardiologists in his family, his father and his brother, he has always been in close contact with the medical field. In 1993, he decided to pursue general surgery training in the United States and successfully completed his residency in 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston Texas.

From 1999 to June of 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®. In July of 2002 he was invited to come back to Houston to join Northwest Houston Surgical Association. Since then, the team at NHSA has built 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.

More About Dr. Leiva

Dr. Leiva is fluent in Spanish and is always happy to care for patients who require a friendly person to take them through their illnesses with the comfort of communication in their native language. He is happily married and the father of four children with whom he spends all the free time that he gets. He enjoys traveling with his family bicycle riding, swimming and playing racquet sports.

What Patients Say About Me

Having my surgery was the best decision that I could have ever made. I am very happy, I am back to my size before I had my son. I had my surgery on a Monday and I was back at work on Thursday. Minimum pain because it was very small incisions and performed through my belly button. Dr. Leiva and his staff was there for me through the entire process.
Debria, Weight Loss Surgery Patient.
There are not enough words in the English language to describe the gratitude and respect that I have for Dr. Jorge Leiva. He is my hero and probably saved my life. I will always be grateful to him for taking a chance and performing my much needed surgery.
Anonymous, General Surgery Patient.

Dr. Jorge I. Leiva


Dr. Leiva is at the forefront of single incision and robotic general surgery with a special interest in primary and revision, advanced laparoscopic.


Undergraduate School
University San Luis
Graduated in 1991

Medical School
Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi / Faculty of Medicine
Graduated in 1996

Internship Hospital
St Joseph Hospital
Complete in 1999

Residency Hospital
Austin Med Educ Program Seton Hlt
Complete in 2000

General Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Enterostomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Fistulectomy
  • Gallbladder
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Trans
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tumor Excision

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss)

  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Duodenal Switch
Northwest Houston Surgical Association
21216 Northwest Freeway, Suite 250
Cypress, TX 77429
Tel:   (713) 426-2400
Fax:   (713) 426-3204

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