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  • Luis F. Thomén #457 Centro Médico Dominicano Santo Domingo.


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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Dr. Pablo Garcia - Weight Loss Surgeon

Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, vertical or sleeve in English, Gastric Sleeve Dominican Republic surgery is a bariatric procedure whose purpose is to remove an important part of your stomach, which will result in having a stomach similar to a sleeve. During Gastric Sleeve Dominican Republic surgery, approximately 70 to 85% of your stomach is resected or removed so that reducing your size feels full faster after eating, as well as preventing you from eating large amounts of food at one time. In addition, the surgeon will remove the portion of your stomach responsible for producing the ghrelin hormone that increases your appetite, therefore, your food cravings will also decrease in intensity.

The procedure is best suited for people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 33 kg / m, as well as for those whose weight is too high to undergo gastric bypass surgery. It is also important to keep in mind that Gastric Sleeve Dominican Republic surgery is permanent and irreversible. Sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive bariatric surgery, since it is performed with the help of a laparoscope and small wounds. Bariatric sleeve-type surgery does not alter the normal functioning of your stomach, so there will be no food restrictions afterwards, although certain nutrients may be missing for a long time.

Dr. Pablo Garcia - Weight Loss Surgeon

  • Less food intolerances than with gastric bands.
  • Weight loss is usually faster with the sleeve than with the gastric band and similar to the gastric bypass but less aggressive than the latter.
  • There is no implantable band device, so slippage and erosion are not a risk, nor a foreign body.
  • The surgical risk is lower than with gastric bypass procedures, but the weight loss is similar. In addition, our team can perform sleeve gastrectomy using minimally invasive techniques that help speed recovery time.
  • No device that needs adjustment is inserted, so the follow-up regimen is not as intense as it is with the gastric bands.
  • Less deficit of vitamins and other nutrients.

Dr. Pablo Garcia - Weight Loss Surgeon

  • The hospital stay is 24-48 hours
  • Most patients resume normal activity after 8 days to two weeks
  • Complete surgical recovery usually occurs within three weeks

Our team is committed to ensuring that all of your questions are answered and help determine the best weight loss surgery for you. We are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals successfully.


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

Dr. Pablo Garcia Expert in Weight Loss Surgeon


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 - Weight Loss Surgeon
5 Stars Reviews From

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.


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.


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.


“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.”.


“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!!”


“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.”


“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.”



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