Alexander Ramirez, MD, FACS

Medical Director Weight Loss And Bariatric Surgery Institute Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Medical Group

Director of Simulation, General Surgery Residency Program Assistant Professor of Surgery at Florida State University College of Medicine.

Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ramirez St. Petersburg Bariatric Surgeon
I am a fully-trained surgeon From Colombia, and I moved to the United States to continue to grow and excel in the surgical field. I started my journey at Cleveland Clinic Florida as a Research Fellow for two years, and then I went to New York to NYHQ/Cornell affiliated Hospital to do a new Surgery training for 5 years. I returned to Cleveland Clinic Florida for a Clinical Fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery for one more year. Since then I started my practice in TMH; I am a Board Certified Surgeon with a focus in Bariatric Surgery, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. I am always putting my patients first and delivering the higher quality care in the surgical field with compassion and humility, establishing a personal touch and relation with all my patients and their family members.
I did a general surgery at San Rafael Clinic in Bogota (1999 to 2003), affiliated with Nueva Granada Military University. During my years of residency in general surgery, I began working to achieve greater excellence in the surgical field. After my residency in General Surgery, I became an attending surgeon working in different hospitals. I did multiple presentations at national and international surgical conferences, including multiple video presentations on innovations in laparoscopic surgery, and gained more than 10 years of experience in the field.

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Dr. Ramirez as a Google Scholar

Continuous positive airway pressure in immediate postoperative period after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: is it safe? A Ramirez, PF Lalor, S Szomstein, RJ Rosenthal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5 (5), 544-546, 2009 Diagnosis and treatment of megaesophagus after adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity IE Arias, M Radulescu, R Stiegeler, JP Singh, P Martinez, A Ramirez, … Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 5 (2), 156-159, 2009

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