About Timothy Perez, M.D.
Timothy W. Perez, M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. He has been a member of the New Mexico medical community for over 20 years. He completed his surgical residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in 1994 where he was trained by some of the pioneers of laparoscopic surgery. His post-graduate education was in health policy and he earned a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. While Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of New Mexico for six years he shared his expertise with the next generation of surgeons.
Dr. Perez has a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and earned his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and active in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons as well as the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He has published research on innovations in video-guided surgery.
With this background Dr. Perez offers a depth of experience for your patients requiring gastrointestinal and hernia surgery. He is now seeing patients at the Lovelace Medical Center St. Joseph Square building.
-Over 25 years of surgical experience
- Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
-Statewide reputation for expertise in laparoscopic surgery
-Recognized for excellence in teaching of surgery
Dr. Perez was a second-year resident in 1991 when the first laparoscopic gallbladder surgeries were performed at the University of New Mexico. Since then he has become recognized state-wide for performing complex laparoscopic surgeries such as:
- Hiatal hernia
- Acid reflux
- Colon cancer
- Spleen disorders
More than a professional calling, being a surgeon is a family tradition. His father, Jose, emigrated from Bolivia in 1950 and practiced general surgery for nearly 50 years. As a role model, he instilled in his son not just the critical importance of being a meticulous surgeon through mastery of technique, but also the necessity of taking impeccable care of his patients. Guided by this legacy, Dr. Perez recognizes that it is the fundamental well-being of his patients that is the primary inspiration for his calling.
Now with the Lovelace Medical Group, Dr. Perez combines these state of the art techniques with nationally recognized standards of care.