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.


Weight: lbs.

Results: kg/m

Your body mass index (BMI) is an accurate way to determine which weight category you fall under.

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

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Bariatric Surgery Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Bariatric Surgery Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicDr. 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:

General Surgery Procedures can complement these bariatric procedures to achieve personalized results. Such practices offered by Dr. González include:

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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Centro de Medicina Avanzada Dr. Abel González — Your Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Headquarters

Dr. Abel González makes it a priority to provide his patients not only with advanced bariatric weight-loss surgery, but also with high-quality patient care in an elegant and relaxing setting. Patients from around the world trust Dr. González because of his reputation for excellence and his extensive training in bariatric surgery.

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Dr. Abel R. Gonzalez
Abraham Lincoln #953
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

Hospital: 1.809.227.2235
Direct: 1.809.540.2278
Fx: 1.809.541.2303

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 services and excellent patient care in the Dominican Republic, please fill out the form above.

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"Since 2011 Dr. Abel Gonzalez Canalda is an honored member of Dominican Republic School of Surgeons"

"Since 2012 Dr. Abel Gonzalez Canalda he is the President of the the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Society of the Dominican Republic"

A Fresh, Healthy Start

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.

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Advanced Bariatric Techniques

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: