Top Bariatric Surgeon in Santo Domingo Dedicated to Fighting Obesity

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07/21/2015 - Medical Tourism
By: Kai Wade | Director of Communications & Social Media

Obesity is a complex and serious medical issue. Individuals who are obese have an increased risk for many diseases and health problems, including stroke, type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, gallstones, and cancer. 

Today, bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. Reducing the weight and keeping it off also improves or resolves and underlying issues.

This week, the Bariatric Surgery Center of Dr. Pablo Garcia in the Dominican Republic was recognized by as a leader for their continual fight against obesity. In a press release, CEO and Founder of, Tolga Umar stated, “Our partnered weight loss surgery provider in the Dominican Republic has shown great commitment within their prominent bariatric surgery program. We’re proud to recognize a leader for their recent accomplishments and the comprehensive, patient-centered care they provide to individuals struggling with obesity.”

Spotlight — Bariatric Surgery Center of Dr. Pablo Garcia

Dr. Pablo Garcia leads a team of surgeons, endocrinologists, nurses, and dieticians — who are leaders in bariatric surgery. Their number one goal is to successfully treat patients, improve their quality of life and continue making strides in obesity research.

Extensively trained to care for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients in Santo Domingo, the weight loss clinic understands that weight loss is a journey with absorbing and complex challenges, and is prepared to help every patient accomplish their weight-loss goals one-by-one.

Each team member participates is active in continuing medical education and other bariatric learning opportunities to give patients the best and most experienced care. Lead bariatric surgeon, Dr. Pablo García, holds certifications and accreditations from the Dominican Medical College, Dominican College of Surgeons, Dominican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dominican Society for the Study of Obesity, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

Choosing Bariatric Surgery in Santo Domingo

Choosing bariatric surgery is one of the biggest medical decisions anyone can face. Bringing talent and expertise to the forefront, patients traveling to Santo Domingo are met with realistic pathways to real weight loss results.

The top bariatric surgery program in the Dominican Republic offers patients multiple surgical options including gastric sleeve, gastric balloon, gastric bypass, and gastric plication.

Bariatric surgery in the Dominican Republic might be a good choice for you if:

  • You are morbidly obese. This means you have a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 plus an obesity-related disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Determine your BMI.
  • Other methods of weight-loss (diet and exercise) have not worked for you.
  • You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success.

If you are considering bariatric surgery to reach extensive weight loss goals, the Bariatric Surgery Center of Dr. Pablo Garcia is eager help you reach long-term results — and get back to the life you deserve.


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