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Bariatric surgery is a serious procedure that can provide patients who are suffering from obesity with better health and a new lease on life. Find out if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

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Safe, Effective Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Dr. Abel R. González performs bariatric surgery at his clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.Dr. González is widely known as a pioneer of bariatric surgery in the Dominican Republic, having been the first in the country to perform loop gastric bypass in 1978. He is also well-known for introducing laparoscopic surgical techniques to the area, and performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990. His vast knowledge, meticulous surgical procedures, and outstanding patient care have earned him a reputation for being an expert and a caring doctor in the surgical field.

Dr. González operates Centro de Medicina Avanzada, a hospital in the Dominican Republic that is at the cutting edge of bariatric surgery. He makes it a priority to ensure that each and every one of his patients is comfortable under his care. He combines the latest advancements in modern medicine with a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, allowing patients to experience an effective, stress-free procedure, followed by a quick and easy recovery.

To learn more about how you can benefit from bariatric surgery, contact our clinic serving Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Dr. González offers a variety of bariatric surgery procedures that he can perform alone or in combinations to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight:

Dr. González offers a variety of bariatric surgery procedures that he can perform alone or in combinations to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the capacity of the stomach by removing approximately 85 percent of it, limiting your food intake.
  • Gastric Plication, like sleeve gastrectomy, reduces the capacity of the stomach to limit food intake, but does not involve stomach tissue removal, and is reversible.
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery alters the digestive tract so that food bypasses specific areas, limiting the amount of calories the body can absorb.
  • Intragastric Balloon Treatment uses a silicone balloon to limit food intake by making patients feel full faster, eventually resulting in weight loss.
  • General Surgery Procedures can complement these bariatric procedures to achieve personalized results. Such practices offered by Dr. González include:

    Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
    Esophagus Surgery
    Breast Surgery
    Adrenal Surgery
    Hernia / Hiatal Hernia Surgery
    Gall bladder and Liver Surgery
    Colon Surgery
    Kidney Surgery
    Appendix Surgery
    Prostate Surgery
    Gynecology Surgery

    Are You A Candidate?

    Bariatric surgery can provide patients who are suffering from obesity with better health and a new lease on life. If you are morbidly obese (BMI higher than 40), have severe health conditions related to obesity, and have had no success with other weight loss methods such a dieting and exercise, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.
    What Your BMI Means

    Your body mass index (BMI) is an accurate way to determine whether you fit into a weight category suited for bariatric surgery.

    Underweight = <20 Normal Weight = 20-25 Overweight = 25-30 Obese = 30-40 Morbidly Obese = 40 + Life After Surgery

    With proper changes in diet and exercise, as well as emotional support from family and friends, patients can enjoy a new, fitter lifestyle after bariatric weight-loss surgery. Dr. González provides patients with tips that will help ensure the best results following surgery.

    Contact Dr. Abel González

    At our bariatric surgery practice, we make it a priority to help patients suffering from obesity change their lives for the better. For more information regarding high-quality bariatric surgery, contact our clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today.


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    With proper changes in diet and exercise, as well as emotional support from family and friends, patients can enjoy a new, fitter lifestyle after bariatric weight-loss surgery. Dr. González provides patients with tips that will help ensure the best results following surgery. Learn More

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    Dr. González utilizes the latest surgical and non-surgical advances at his practice in the Dominican Republic to provide superior bariatric and general surgery services, including:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Intragastric Balloon Treatment
  • General Surgery
  • About Us

    Dr. González is widely known as a pioneer of bariatric surgery in the Dominican Republic, having been the first in the country to perform loop gastric bypass in 1978.

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