Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD

Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Escuela De Medicina Ignacio a Santos, Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey in 1990 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

7405 Shallowford Rd Ste 160

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

(423) 899-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ponce-Portugal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce-Portugal treats Obesity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ponce-Portugal treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce-Portugal performs Stomach Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ponce-Portugal performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponce-Portugal performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Ponce-Portugal performs this procedure more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Ponce-Portugal's conditions and procedures:

Adjustable Gastric Banding
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Surgery
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastrectomy
Gastric Banding
Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastrotomy
Generalized Obesity
Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
Intragastric Integrated Dual Balloon System Insertion
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Morbid Obesity
Obesity
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pediatric Obesity
Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
ReShape™ Intragastric Integrated Dual Balloon System Insertion
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Stomach Surgery
Weight Loss Management
Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ponce offers different weight loss procedures as comprehensive treatments to help patients with obesity lose weight and reduce life-threatening co-morbidities (high blood pressure or diabetes). Losing weight and maintaining it over time is diffic...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Eastern Tenn State University
Residency Hospital
1992
Eastern Tenn State University
Internship Hospital
1990
Escuela De Medicina Ignacio a Santos, Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey
Medical School
1983
Itesm Campus Chihuahua
Undergraduate School
1997
1992
1990
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ponce-Portugal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ponce-Portugal

4.7

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
82.5%
(33)
4 Stars
10%
(4)
3 Stars
2.5%
(1)
2 Stars
2.5%
(1)
1 Star
2.5%
(1)

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Having surgery September 11th 2017 and I cant begin to describe how awesome the entire staff and doctor is.
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As far as a surgeon, Dr. Ponce he is awesome. I have had zero issues and my scars are very small. If you need a surgeon that is going to see you for your office visits, he is not your doctor. Jamie, the nurse/nurse practitioner, (not sure of her title), does post op appointments. She does a great...Read More
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Superior expertise. Level of confidence really put me at ease. Staff is top notch! From the initial inquiry to my last follow up visit. They even have a special person dedicated to help each patient through the process. When I had questions outside office hours, she was available. Went way...Read More
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Incredibly competent and caring. Amazing office staff.
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Dr. Ponce likes to share his experiences with Los Angeles surgeons and how great he is-and I'm alive, so I guess he knows what he is doing. But, if you are looking for a doctor with a compassionate bedside manner, he isn't your guy. He didn't even speak to my family after my surgery...they were...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Alliant Health Plans
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Memorial Hospital

Chattanooga, TN