Luis Alberto Espino Urbina

Luis Alberto Espino Urbina

Gatroenterologic Surgery
Patient Demographics: Adult, Elderly

"Dr. Luis Alberto Espino Urbina is a Specialist in Colon, Rectum and Anus Diseases (Coloproctology), General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Digestive Tract Pathologies / Digestive Diseases and Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic / Endoscopic / Minilaparoscopy / Robotics / Single port / through natural holes)."

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Procedures (19)

Anoscopy with biopsy
Colon, stomach and rectum polyp biopsy
Endoscopic dilation of the colon, esophagus and pylorus
Nissen Fundoplication
Gastrectomy sleeve
Gastroscopy + Colonoscopy
Upper GI Endoscopy
Inguinal hernia repair
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Open appendix surgery
Hemorrhoidal laser or rubber band ligation treatment
Removal of hemorrhoids
Sigmoid Resection
Umbilical hernia surgery
`Resection of polyps in the colon, stomach or rectum
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Medical conditions (30)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Abdominal pain
Anal abscess
Anal fistula
Chronic ulcers
Colon cancer
Colorectal cancer
Duodenal ulcer
Epigastric hernia
Gallbladder cancer
Gastric cancer
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hiatal Hernia
Inguinal hernia
Intestinal obstruction
Irritable bowel syndrome
Liver abscess
Liver cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Peptic acid disease
Peptic ulcer
Rectal prolapse
Umbilical hernia
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General Info

About me

He currently has his offices in the Hospital Angeles del Pedregal (Main), Hospital Sedna and under previous appointment in Hospital Torre Medica Branch of the Valley and Center.

He performed the specialty of General Surgery / Gastrointestinal Surgery in the famous and internationally recognized National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán" (INCMNSZ) within the Institutes of the Ministry of Health in Mexico City area, endorsed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Subspecialty in Surgery of Colon, Rectus and Anus (Coloproctology) in the same institution. He also performed multiple rotational stays in prestigious hospitals in the United States of America (UAB Birmingham Alabama, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Spain (Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Barcelona).

He is an expert in treatments such as: minimally invasive and painless surgery for hemorrhoidal disease; curative surgery for cancer of the colon, rectum and anus; prevention and timely detection (screening) of cancer of the colon, rectum and anus; diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy; laparoscopic surgery and all the great variety of minimally invasive surgery (robotic, minilaparoscopy, single port, acuscopical, by natural orifices); surgery for gastroesophageal reflux and correction of hiatal hernia; inguinal hernia surgery; umbilical hernia surgery; reconstructive surgery of the abdominal wall; surgery for diverticular disease of the colon (diverticulitis, diverticular abscesses, bleeding from the lower digestive tract secondary to diverticular disease); gallbladder lithiasis surgery (cholecystitis); pancreas and liver surgery; placement of central venous catheters including port type for ultrasound-guided chemotherapy. He is an expert in the care (diagnostic approach) and treatment (medical and surgical) of diseases such as: acute appendicitis, gallbladder lithiasis, pancreatitis, abdominal wall hernias, thyroid pathology, lipomas, soft tissue tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome / irritable bowel syndrome (colitis), diverticular disease of the colon (diverticulitis), bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract (high and low), hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anorectal abscesses, anorectal fistulas, inflammatory bowel disease (SITC and Crohn's disease) , constipation, rectoceles, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and other disorders of the pelvic floor, anal itching, treatment of condylomata and anogenital warts; among others. In addition to counselor, educator and promoter of the anorectal health of the LGBTTTI community (preventive medicine for timely detection according to phenotype of common pathologies and secondary to hormonal treatments) with emphasis on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, especially infection by Human Papillomavirus and the timely detection / prevention of anal cancer.

Account with the Certificates by the Mexican Council of General Surgery and the Mexican College of Colon and Rectus Disease Specialists in addition to being an active member and partner of multiple national and international academic institutions (Mexican College of Specialists in Coloproctology, Mexican Association of Surgery General, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexican Association of Gastroenterology, Association of physicians of the National Institute of Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, among others).

Thanks to this, Dr. Luis Alberto Espino Urbina is recognized as one of the best specialists in General, Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery (Coloproctology) of Mexico City.




  • Sub-specialty in Colon, Rectum and Anus Surgery. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. 2012 - 2014
  • Specialty in General Surgery, Gastrointestinal and Minimal Invasion Surgery. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. 2007 - 2012
  • Surgeon. Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango - Facultad de Medicina de Durango, Durango. 1999 - 2004
  • Specialty in Proctology

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons - Estados Unidos. Octubre 1998.

  • General Surgery

  • Liver-pancreas-biliary surgery

  • Abdominal wall hernia surgery

  • Herniologist: Laparoscopic and open repair of defects (hernias) of the abdominal wall

  • Coloproctology

  • Surgery of Colon, Rectum and Anus (Coloproctology / Proctology), National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán

  • General Surgery and Laparoscopy

  • High and Low Digestive Endoscopy

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

  • General Surgery-Minimally Invasive

  • Cancer of colon and rectum

  • Fellow American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Surgery of the Gallbladder


  • Professional ID cod. 4993956 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Mexico

  • Specialist Certificate cod. 7515286 - active

    Authorized - Mexico

  • Specialist Certificate cod. 8536953 - active

    Authorized - Mexico

  • Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
  • Mexican College of Specialists in Coloproctology
  • Mexican Association of Gastroenterology
  • Vocal - Mexican College of Specialists in Coloproctology A.C.