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Bariatric Surgery

If you had problems losing weight and you had tried many times without achieving it, you are now in the right place. I am here for you, to instruct you and teach you what you need to know about obesity, weight loss and bariatric procedures like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and more. I’m based in the Dominican Republic and welcome patients from all around the globe to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for taking this time in the search of options to improve your health. Guiding you will be an honor.

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What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. Some types of bariatric surgeries make your stomach smaller, allowing you to eat and drink less at one time and making you feel full sooner. Other bariatric surgeries also change your small intestine—the part of your body that absorbs calories and nutrients from foods and beverages.

Bariatric surgery may be an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep from gaining back any weight you lost using other methods such as lifestyle treatment or medications. Bariatric surgery also may be an option if you have serious health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, related to obesity. Bariatric surgery can improve many of the medical conditions linked to obesity, especially type 2 diabetes.

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Bariatric Surgery Procedures

There is a great amount of importance and responsibility associated with choosing a weight-loss treatment option. Choosing which type of bariatric surgery is right for you can be a difficult task. It is our goal to provide you with education regarding the different types of bariatric surgeries.

This knowledge can assist a discussion between your physician and you in deciding the most appropriate treatment selection for you. Proper follow-up and participation in a multidisciplinary program that stresses lifestyle modification (dietary, behavioral and exercise changes) will improve the chances that a bariatric surgery patient will maximize their weight-loss and maintain it for a lifetime.

Adjustable Gastric Banding
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Neuromodulation

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

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Does bariatric surgery always work?

Studies show that many people who have bariatric surgery lose about 15 to 30 percent of their starting weight on average, depending on the type of surgery they have. However, no method, including surgery, is sure to produce and maintain weight loss. Some people who have bariatric surgery may not lose as much as they hoped. Over time, some people regain a portion of the weight they lost. The amount of weight people regain may vary. Factors that affect weight regain may include a person’s level of obesity and the type of surgery he or she had.

Bariatric surgery does not replace healthy habits, but may make it easier for you to consume fewer calories and be more physically active. Choosing healthy foods and beverages before and after the surgery may help you lose more weight and keep it off long term. Regular physical activity after surgery also helps keep the weight off. To improve your health, you must commit to a lifetime of healthy lifestyle habits and following the advice of your health care providers.

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Benefits

Within two to three years after the operation, bariatric surgery usually results in a weight-loss of 10 to 35 percent of total body weight, depending on the chosen procedure. Those considering bariatric surgery should talk to their PCP about what their personal expectations should be for loss of excess weight. In addition, comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and others are often reduced or may go into remission. Most will find they require fewer medicines throughout time and many will discontinue their medicines completely.

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Every surgery we offer can provide safe and effective weight loss. Find the best option for your lifestyle and goals.

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WHY CHOOSE US FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Location

We provide pre-surgical evaluations and perform surgical procedures in our main office located at Luis F. Thomén # 457 Dominican Medical Center Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Multidisciplinary team

Obesity is a complex and chronic medical disease. From the clinical history and eating behaviors to a series of psychological concerns, our patients are thoroughly evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Our team uses the latest in research, technology, nutritional, behavioral and psychological support to provide our patients the best possible care.

Experts in weight loss surgery

Due to our experience with all bariatric surgery options, our experts can accurately recommend the best surgical treatment for each patient.

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Testimonials from patients Dr. Pablo Garcia - Bariatric Surgeon
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Hola Mi Nombre es Prank Permez, tengo 30 Años, obesa desde los 9, diabética mellitus tipo 2, desde los 13 años, insulina dependiente julio 2008. Mi vida a sido a base de enfermedades, dolores y malestares, llegue al punto de no querer vivir más.

PRANK PERMEZ

Soy Vianney Vásquez y tengo 24 años de edad, a pesar de mi corta edad por muchos años me la pase luchando contra el sobre peso pero nada funcionaba; Dietas, ejercicios, pastillas, batidas adelgazantes, un sin número de cosas pero nada parecía funcionar.

VIANNEY VASQUEZ

Hola, mi nombre es Leocadia Javier, mi peso de antes era 208 libras, tenia aproximadamente 2 años luchando con el sobrepeso. Intentaba todas las dietas que me proponían y trataba de hacer ejercicio, pero no tenía la suficiente fuerza de voluntad para lograr lo que yo quería.

LEOCADIA JAVIER

“Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team are the best! I felt comfortable every step of the way. The secretary Helen and Noelia are extremely helpful and they both had the gastric sleeve done before, so they can help with any questions or concerns. I’m currently 2 weeks post op and I feel amazing! I’m already 20 pounds down. (A plus: they are modern and speak English). They accommodated me to leave the country on my desire day after a post op and assuring everything was well. Helen even wrote me an excused letter IN ENGLISH for my university. It was amazing and they are very attentive through whatsapp and make themselves available even after you leave the country.”.

Francheska

“I don’t ever write reviews but I have to because my experience was amazing and out of this world. From the second that I went into his office, he spoke to me in the most honest manner. He told me honestly that VSG was a great surgery for someone like me but ultimately it would be my choice. When I went into his office the first time, I just wanted information but after I saw how attentive he was, I felt comfortable to talk about my weight issues. He’s so respectful, honest, and makes me feel like a long time friend!! I had VSG on 1/10/2018. I trusted Dr. Pablo Garcia and my life has changed ever since. Thank you Dr. Garcia!!”

Ashley

“Amazing doctor, excellent work team, all very well programmed not to waste time, good technology and I confess that I did not have to use the drugs for gas and use little tylenol (little pain) I appreciate your professionalism and warm support group wsp.
4 days after my surgery and 10 pounds less thanks guys.”

Anny

“I had gastric sleeve done on November 15, 2016 and it was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Pablo Garcia was the one who performed the procedure. He was very supportive and informative about everything. I was weighing 394 pounds and in total I have lost 153 pounds.”

Claudia

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