Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez

Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez

Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez


Melinda Verduzco Gonzalez is a board certified Physician Assistant with over 8 years of experience in Bariatrics. She is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, graduating with a degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007.

She has focused her practice in general and Bariatric surgery to include: minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic first -assist, robotic cases, and open surgery.

Melinda also has extensive experience in managing post-operative patient care, lap band adjustments as well as weight loss management to include optimizing nutrition, healthy lifestyle goals, resistance exercise training and pharmacotherapy. She loves helping patients make their comeback. She is trained in acute urgent care medicine, advanced wound care, and cosmetic injections.

Melinda has always had a passion for teaching and partaking in research to include the UT Health Science Center and St. Mary’s health careers program. Educating students about the PA profession is a hobby she enjoys doing. Some of her academic accomplishments have been: Being a clinical preceptor for Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner programs, her Master’s thesis was published in the American Journal of Cardiology which helped to improve heart failure outcomes, and she was invited to present her research in Baltimore, MD at the American Heart Association conference.

PA Gonzalez has also co-authored a children’s book, Larvie Learns A Lesson,
which emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle to include nutrition and exercise.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, bargain shopping, being a dance mom, and spending time with her loving husband and two adorable children.

Melinda is excited to join SAGE Bariatric in continuing to promote health and encouraging her patients to live their best lives.

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