Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

The Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Service and the Bariatric Surgery Group are focused on the comprehensive management of benign gastrointestinal and abdominal wall pathologies using advanced minimally invasive techniques with the following advantages: accelerated recovery, reduced pain and prompt return to normal life.

The Service aims at a comprehensive management of obesity and obesity-related diseases or conditions secondary to previous bariatric surgeries, with an interdisciplinary team of bariatric surgery, nutrition, endocrinology, psychiatry, physiatry and gastroenterology specialists.

As obesity is also a problem among children and adolescents, a team integrating the pediatric gastroenterology, psychiatry, pediatric psychology, endocrinology, nutrition and a physiatry areas is currently working to address this condition.

Service characteristics

Additional to medical expert management, educational activities for the community are carried out.

  • A high-quality interdisciplinary team of widely experienced professionals.
  • A strategic alliance with ICESI University, providing diploma programs for training our healthcare personnel, in order to safely perform laparoscopic procedures, ensuring that a large number of patients can benefit from them.

Fields of competence
Management of esophageal pathologies:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Achalasia.
  • Hiatal hernia.

Biliary and liver pathologies:

  • Cholecystectomy and biliary tract exploration by laparoscopy.
  • Liver biopsies.
  • Liver cysts.

Solid organ pathologies:

  • Adrenal tumors.
  • Spleen diseases.
  • Benign tumors of the pancreas.

Abdominal wall pathologies:

  • Umbilical hernias.
  • Ventral hernias, simple or complex abdominal wall defects.
  • Inguinal hernia.

Bariatric surgery:

  • Surgical management: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass.
  • Revision surgery.
  • Medical management: pharmacologic or endoscopic, with intragastric balloon


  • State-of the-art laparoscopic techniques to grant the highest standard solutions for patients.
Specialist in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery