This procedure works by several mechanisms. First, the new stomach pouch holds a considerably smaller volume than the normal stomach and helps to significantly reduce the amount of food (and thus calories) that can be consumed. The greater impact, however, seems to be the effect the surgery has on gut hormones that impact a number of factors including hunger, satiety, and blood sugar control.
Short term studies show that the sleeve is as effective as the roux-en-Y gastric bypass in terms of weight loss and improvement or remission of diabetes.Learn More
I am a fully trained surgeon from Colombia. I came to the United States and performed extra training in General Surgery for five years in New York City; additionally, I received specialized Fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
I am a board-certified surgeon focusing on Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery, dedicated to excelling in the surgical field and presenting my work in surgical meetings worldwide. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a Member of the Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Surgeons (SAGES), Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), The International Society for Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS), Latin American Society of Endoscopy Surgery (ALACE) and the Colombian Association of Surgery.
I am passionate about Surgery, and my main goal is to deliver a delicate touch of compassion and individual attention to my patients, building mutual trust before and after any procedure to allow for a successful outcome.
Master Surgeon In Robotic Surgery
Master Surgeon In Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship Training at Cleveland Clinic Florida Clinic.
Expertise in Bariatric Surgery and Minimal Invasive Surgery using the Robotic Platform for safer and more precise procedures
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a relatively new procedure that mimics the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. LEARN MORE
The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy – often called the sleeve – is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach. LEARN MORE
The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called the gastric bypass – is considered the “gold standard” of weight-loss surgery and has been the most commonly performed bariatric procedure worldwide. LEARN MORE
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery where we use a robotic platform to perform more precise surgery. LEARN MORE
Our approach is distinctly innovative. We perform our surgeries with only three small incisions that decrease pain and improve cosmetic results. This innovative approach allows our patients to recover faster and have shorter hospital stays. Dr. Ramirez is an expert in Bariatric Surgery, with many peer-reviewed publications and national and international presentations. Dr. Ramirez is a certified Master Surgeon in Robotic, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation.