UHealth - University of Miami Health System

Bariatric Surgery

University of Miami Hospital Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery is the only university-based bariatric center in the region. As part of the University of Miami Health System, this Center of Excellence provides leading-edge patient care by the nation’s most acclaimed physicians and offers the latest options for the morbidly obese. University of Miami Hospital Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery offers three types of bariatric procedures, gastric banding, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. All procedures are performed laparoscopically. University of Miami Hospital carries the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

For a weight loss surgery center to receive the Center of Excellence designation, the hospital or institution must perform at least 125 bariatric surgeries per year collectively and the surgeon must have performed at least 125 bariatric surgeries him or herself and perform at least 50 per year. The Center must also report long-term patient outcomes and have an on-site inspection to verify all data. In addition, the Center must have a dedicated multi-disciplinary bariatric team that includes surgeons, nurses, medical consultants, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise physiologists.

  • Dedicated to bariatric surgery, not doing it part time.
  • Performing more bariatric surgery than any surgeon in South Florida.
  • 10 year experience of over 2500 bariatric surgeries.
  • Our staff speaks and teaches nationally and internationally about bariatric surgery
  • One of 35 proctors used by Ethicon EndoSurgery nationwide to teach other surgeons about the safe and efficacious use of the Realize band.

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