BMI of Texas is thrilled to have a Physician Assistant to help provide the best patient care. Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez is committed to educating patients and empowering them to succeed with their health and weight loss goals. She is focused on patient education and helping patients feel more comfortable as they journey through the surgical or medical weight loss process and beyond on their weight loss journey.
A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Melinda received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and her Master’s of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. While at St. Mary’s, Melinda was inducted into the Order of Omega, National Honor Society, for excelling in leadership and academics. Melinda served as vice president of her sorority and chaired committees on risk management, women’s health and alcohol awareness. Melinda served as a Teaching Assistant for Genetics and Molecular Biology courses. At Baylor, Melinda was a member of the Baylor Student Government Association, where she served as Chairperson of the External Relations Committee. She also volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Houston.
Melinda gained valuable work experience as a research assistant and teaching in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. Her research project was published in The American Journal of Cardiology and was presented at the American Heart Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland — a tremendous honor!
While working alongside the health professionals at The Davis Clinic in Houston, Melinda gained extensive bariatric surgery experience while developing her passion for helping patients achieve healthier lifestyles. It was there she realized the profound impact weight loss can have on a patient’s life and it became clear to her that she wanted to continue to be a part of this transformation. Melinda’s surgical expertise now includes laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, revision weight loss surgeries, and other general surgeries. She is certified to perform in-office adjustable gastric band fills by Allergan and Ethicon banding companies.
Melinda is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Physicians and now counsels patients in the BMI of Texas medical weight loss program enabling patient’s to reach their weight loss and health goals without surgery.
You may contact Melinda with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org