Dr. Jesus e. hidalgo

About Dr. Hidalgo

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Dr. Hidalgo completed in December 2005 his medical school in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He emigrated to the East Coast of the United States to pursue a surgical and research background at both Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. Three years of General Surgery Residency where followed by Surgery Burn and Wound Care Fellowship at UMC Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center (11th highest in patients nationwide) in Lubbock, Texas.  

In late December 2015, Dr. Hidalgo became the full-time Wound Care Specialist and Medical Director at the Covenant Center for Outpatient Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. While there, eager to further expand and keep up to date his scientific knowledge related to chronic non-healing wounds, Dr. Hidalgo completed his Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences from the prestigious Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, only Master of Science in its kind in the nation. 

After three years as the only Wound Care Specialist and Medical Director at Covenant Wound Care Center, Dr. Hidalgo decided to found Carenomics with a goal in mind: to provide the western community with a patient oriented comprehensive care based on latest scientific knowledge practice, where patients and our team become a support group community that looks to achieve whole body wellness and improved quality of life. Dr. Hidalgo's extensive experience in the management of complex non-healing wounds, partial thickness burns, bio-engineered skin grafting, purified rich plasma (PRP), surgical and enzymatic debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and nutritional management in wound healing, enables him to accomplish this care model and achieve the best possible clinical outcome for every patient in the least amount of time. To guarantee all patients benefit of Dr. Hidalgo's expertise, he has made a purpose of taking care of his patients wounds personally until healing is achieved.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Master in Skin Biology & Dermatological Sciences

University of Miami         

Miami, Florida


Medical Director and Wound Care Specialist

Covenant Health Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Lubbock, Texas                                                      


Wound Care Specialist

Southwest Regional Wound Care Center 

Lubbock, Texas


Surgery Burn &Wound Care Fellowship

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas    


General Surgery Residency

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Weston, Florida


General Surgery Residency

Maimonides Medical Center                                     

Brooklyn, New York                            


Research fellowship 

Maimonides Medical Center-Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery                                            

Brooklyn, New York                


Research fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Florida-The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery.                                       

Weston, FL.                                                                   


Medical School

Universidad del Zulia

Maracaibo,Venezuela.          

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Burn Association (ABA)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)

Presentations & Publications

  •  The role of fetal bovine dermis combined with the use of negative pressure therapy for the closure of chronic wounds with exposed tendons in the diabetic population. 29th Annual meeting SAWC/WHS. April 2017.
  • Total Contac Cast ( TCC) for recalcitrant full thickness wounds on patients with below the knee amputation. 29th Annual meeting SAWC/WHS. April 2017. Limb Salvage. Covenant Health. Continue Medical Education. Overton Convention Center. Lubbock TX. October 2016.
  • Surgical Resident Autonomy: Do resident and faculty surveys reflect reality? Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.  ACS 2012. Surgical education. Co-Author 
  • The Realize Gastric Band Injection Port Strain-Relief Becomes Easily Dislodged and Represents a Hazardous Design Flaw. Abstract oral plenary session presentation. Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. IFSO September 2010. Co-Author  
  • Gallstone Ileus After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.  Integrated health poster session at IFSO September 2010. Author.  
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery as a Treatment Modality for the Management of Morbid Obesity in Patients Over 60 years with Multiples Co-morbidities Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.  Integrated health poster session at IFSO September 2010. Author Incidentally Discovered Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) During Gastric Banding. Abstract oral plenary session presentation. Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. IFSO September 2010. Co-Author.
  • Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy; Should it be Performed in a Low Volume Community Hospital? Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Abstract oral forum presentation at the 19th Annual meeting of the SLS September 2010.  Author.  
  • Short Terms Outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a New Treatment Modality for Morbid Obese Adolescents. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Abstract poster presentation at the 27th annual meeting of ASMBS June 2010. Author.  
  • Outcomes of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in the Super Super Morbidly Obese Patient. Do we need a step approach? Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Abstract poster presentation at the 27th annual meeting of ASMBS June 2010.  Author.  
  • MRI for the Evaluation of the Pregnant Bariatric Patient presenting with Abdominal Pain. Department of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Abstract poster presentation at the 27th annual meeting of ASMBS June 2010.  Author.  
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Occult GI bleeding after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. A case report of a GIST as a Bleeding Source. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Video channel presentation at the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. April 2010. Author.  
  • Chyloperitoneum after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGBP). Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Case report poster presentation at SAGES meeting. April 2009.  Author.  
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a First Step for a Second non-bariatric procedure. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Abstract oral presentation at the Student/Residents/Fellows session at ASMBS June 2009. Author  
  • Prevalence and Severity of Smoking in a Morbidly Obese Population at a Bariatric Clinic. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Abstract oral presentation at the Student/Residents/Fellows session at ASMBS June 2009. Co-Author.  
  • Safety and Early Short Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Morbidly Obese Adolescents. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Poster Abstract presentation at ASMBS June 2009. Author.  
  • Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Patients over 70 years of age. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Poster Abstract presentation at ASMBS June 2009. Co-Author.  
  • Safety and Early Short Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in Morbidly Obese Adolescents. Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida.
  • Oral abstract presentation at the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeon in the 20th Annual meeting Surgical Research Forum Paper Presentation. April 2009. Author.
  • Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) in the pediatric population with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. Case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep.Co-Author
  • Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Patients over 70 years of age. SORDS, Volume 8. Issue 4, P 458-462. Co-Author
  • Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy. JSLS, 16:549-551. Paper Presented at the Annual Society meeting of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY Co-Author
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Duodnojejunal Bypass for Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Obesity Surgery, Volume 20.Issue 2. P 257-260.Co-Author
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGBP).Do we need a step approach? SORDS, Volume 6.Issue 3. P S52.  Abstract    
  • Short term outcomes of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a new treatment modality for morbidly obese adolescents. Abstract SORDS, Volume 6.Issue 3. P S55.
  • MRI for the evaluation of the pregnant bariatric patient presenting with abdominal pain. SORDS, Volume 6.Issue 3. P S85-S86. Abstract. Author.
  • Book Chapter  Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Panamericana Editorial. PROACI. Argentina. Author.
  • Safety and early short term outcomes of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in morbidly obese adolescents. SOARD, Volume5 .Issue 3. Abstract  Author.
  • Small Bowel Complications after Malabsortive Procedures-Internal hernias-obstructions and Intussusceptions). The Bariatric Times. Volume 6 .number 2. Co-Author

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