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Bariatric Surgery Clinic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Bariatric Surgery Clinic Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicDr. Abel R. González performs bariatric surgery at his clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Dr. González is an experienced bariatric surgeon with a cutting-edge surgical facility in the Dominican Republic. He specializes in the most advanced forms of laparoscopic bariatric surgery to provide patients with high-quality service and a quick and successful recovery. The staff at Centro de Medicina Avanzada Dr. Abel González works to provide every patient with the best care through all stages of bariatric surgery, from the initial consultation to the follow-up exams after the procedure.

To learn more about bariatric surgery, contact our clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today.

Our Elegant Surgical Facility

Centro de Medicina Avanzada is a state-of-the-art surgical center using the most advanced technology offered in the bariatric surgery field. The technology we use enables us to provide patients with high-quality surgical and non-surgical bariatric services such as gastric plication, sleeve gastrectomy, intragastric balloon treatment, and gastric bypass surgery. Our technology also allows us to perform surgical procedures laparoscopically, resulting in minimal scarring and a faster recovery time.

Patient comfort is a top priority at Centro de Medicina Avanzada. The moment you arrive at our practice, you are surrounded by a magnificent lobby with soft, comfortable couches and chairs. In addition, patients and family members traveling from outside the Dominican Republic can take advantage of the luxurious suite accommodations available at our practice. We are proud to feature comfortable treatment rooms that allow for the ultimate in physical and emotional recovery. In this relaxing atmosphere, we offer the highest quality care. Patients from all over the world have put their trust in Dr. González and his excellent staff, knowing that we follow the highest American standards regarding quality and care.

About Dr. Abel González

Dr. Abel Ricardo González Canalda is considered an innovator of surgery in the Dominican Republic. He is well-known for introducing laparoscopic surgery to the country, having performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990. His efforts in other bariatric surgery procedures, such as open incision bariatric surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, vertical gastroplasty, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and loop gastric bypass, have earned him recognition as the pioneering bariatric weight-loss surgeon in the Dominican Republic.

In addition to his contributions to laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, Dr. González was the first to perform other standard surgeries in the Dominican Republic. These range from procedures involving the hernia, the colon, the appendix, the spleen, and ectopic pregnancy to nephrectomies, adrenalectomies, hysterectomies, oopheroctomies, and surgery for endometriosis. He also made medical history in Latin America by participating in the first telesurgery between the United States and the Dominican Republic in a documentary for the Discovery Channel called Cybersurgery.

Dr. González earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He continued his education at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, and received residency training in general surgery at Hospital Municipal Centro Médico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has also received extensive bariatric surgery training in Florida.

He has held many prestigious positions, serving as director of surgery and noninvasive minimum surgery at Clínica Abel González, general surgeon at Hospital Dr. Moscoso Puello, and medical director at Centro de Medicina Avanzada Dr. Abel González.

Dr. González was also a professor of surgery at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, and assistant professor of surgery at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

He is a frequent lecturer at numerous business conventions, as well as a regular contributor to several medical journals and other publications.

Memberships and Associations

Honors and Awards

The González Family

Dr. Abel González comes from a family of prominent doctors in Latin America who have paved the way for progress in medicine for four generations. Many of them were pioneers in their respective fields, bringing medical and technological advances to the Dominican Republic. Below are some of the accomplishments of members of the well-known González family.

Financing Options

Dr. González understands that many patients come to him for weight-loss surgery so that they can experience a better quality of life for years to come. To make sure that surgical costs do not prevent patients from undergoing an operation that could save their lives, he offers a variety of financing options to help make treatment more affordable. For more information on the financing options available to you, contact our practice today.

Travel Accommodations

Patients from all over the world travel to the Dominican Republic for excellent bariatric surgery and outstanding patient services available at our practice. To learn more about travel accommodations and the tourist package Dr. González offers to patients living outside the Dominican Republic, contact our practice today.

Contact Centro de Medicina Avanzada Dr. Abel González

To learn more about how you can benefit from bariatric surgery, please contact our clinic in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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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

"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"