Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Baptist Hospital in Beaumont Texas Delivering Quality Care

At Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, we are performing Sacred Work every day. By helping overweight patients practice healthy habits that help them feel better, our bariatric weight loss program in Beaumont is making progress in the battle against heart disease, sleep apnea, and chronic pain. Meet our medical team below.

Alex Ordonez – MD, FACS, FASMBS

Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Fellowship Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic – Weston, Florida
  • Verified Surgeon, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality & Improvement Program
  • Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Certificate of Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery Residency, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Doctor of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University- School of Medicine, Quito, Ecuador

Professional Honors

  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    • Abstract Reviewer and Bariatric Surgery Committee
  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS)
    • Abstract Reviewer for World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Bariatric Times
    • Editorial Board

Publication Contributions

  • SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery, 2nd edition
  • Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery in Obesity
  • USMLE ™ Step 3 White Coat Pocket Guide, General Surgery
  • Many, many, more manuscripts, abstracts, and international presentations

Jennifer Hignett – BSN, RN-BC, CAPA

Director of Perioperative Services

Elayna Nunley – MS, RDN, LD

New Life Now Weight Loss Program Coordinator

Kimberly Franklin – RN, BSN

New Life Now Weight Loss Clinical Navigator and Reviewer

Blake Dennis

Special Projects Coordinator

Babette G. Aguiling – BSN RN BC

Nursing Director for Bariatric Post-Operative Care

Contact us anytime, NewLifeNow@bhset.net, 409.651.2965, 409.212.5636
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