Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD

Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Jaime Ponce-Portugal, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 21 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
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 64% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 44% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ponce-Portugal "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 difficult. Strong motivation and long-term commitment are crucial to modifying eating behaviors. We recognize that altering lifetime habits requires education, emotional support and commitment. We are ready to assist you to get better health."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity

30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ponce-Portugal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ponce-Portugal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ponce-Portugal to family and friends
40 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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Dr. Ponce-Portugal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...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...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...more
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