Society’s need for general surgeons can be seen in the number of external consultation services, surgical procedures and hospitalization of patients in the public and private health systems, in our country and in our state. Of the five top hospitalization diagnoses in public and private hospitals, three are directly related to this specialty: digestive tract problems, traumatisms and benign and malignant tumors (INEGI 2009). Regarding causes of death in public and private institutions in the state of Nuevo León, the top causes are tumors and circulatory diseases alike; second place is held by endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases; respiratory diseases come third; and digestive tract diseases hold fourth place (2009).

Progress in general surgery in Mexico demands trained specialists who can not only solve clinical situations effectively, but also understand and apply the latest technology, and eventually develop efficient alternatives in teaching management and research, making them agents of change in the community. Parallel to the efficiency required to practice General Surgery, this specialty demands the creation of specialists who are capable of performing as honest leaders with a particular sense of humanism in the execution of their functions.

General Surgeons must be comprehensive practitioners who are proficient in all clinical aspects and also have the creative capacity to develop programs that will influence the advancement of this discipline, and not just draw on their training as a way of life. We are committed to generating this standard of specialists with a high sense of participation and motivation to promote new healthcare models that will enrich the area of General Surgery and shape it as a state-of-the-art discipline among the diverse medical specialties.

The aim of the Residency in Surgery of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional surgeons who deliver clinical care to patients with a surgical pathology, according to the highest quality and safety standards. It also seeks to prepare individuals with integrity and a humanistic outlook in their clinical, teaching and research practice, while strictly adhering to ethical principles and the standards of professional practice. Surgeons who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders at national and international levels, who contribute through research to generating innovations in surgical procedures, in healthcare models and in the development of the discipline itself.

This program targets Mexican and foreign physicians who wish to pursue a highly competitive training program that will equip them with the capacity to be leaders in General Surgery; who are proficient in English, are computer literate and have research skills. They must demonstrate an interest in social commitment, professionalism, leadership and the capacity for entrepreneurship. For admission to the Residency in General Surgery of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey, candidates must satisfactorily meet all the graduate admissions requirements of Tecnológico de Monterrey and of the Ministry of Health.


Face to Face


5 years


Campus Monterrey




Graduates of the Residency in General Surgery of Tecnológico de Monterrey will be able to:

  • Perform as experts in the comprehensive, ongoing care of surgical patients in relation to diagnoses, selection, and preoperative, operative and postoperative care, including managing the pathology and complications in the gastrointestinal tract; abdomen and its contents; mammary glands and soft tissue; head and neck; endocrine system; surgical oncology; polytraumatized patients and severely ill patients in the ER or ICU.
  • Provide preoperative, operative and postoperative care for pediatric, plastic, peripheral vascular, general thoracic and transplant surgery, and also handle the most common problems in cardiac, gynecological, neurological, orthopedic and urological surgery, as well as in the administering of anesthetic agents.
  • Use endoscopic techniques, in particular laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as other relevant diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  • Act with professionalism within a framework of honesty and professional ethics, with a profound sense of respect and sensitivity toward patients and the medical community.
  • Communicate effectively with the patient, family members and other members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, orally and in writing.
  • Apply the analytical skills of reasoning, medical judgment and decision making to solve problems in their specialty, and use scientific method to conduct research projects that will have an impact on improving healthcare.
José Humberto Velazco de la Garza
José Pulido Rodríguez
Eduardo Alberto Guzmán Huerta
Eduardo Alejandro Flores Villalba
José Antonio Díaz Elizondo
Luis Enrique Salgado Cruz
Adolfo  Leyva Alvizo
Carlos Rodríguez Montalvo
Eduardo González Gómez
Ulises Garza Serna
Mario Rodarte Shade

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