ENDOSCOPIST

Dr. Hector Vargas Tamayo

Physician and Surgeon of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Surgery Specialist at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Endoscopy of the University of Chile
Training in Gastric Balloon Military Hospital of Bogotá
Active member of the Colombian Association of Surgery
Active member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Active member of the Asociación Colombiana de Obesidad y Cirugía Bariátrica (ACOCIB)
Active member of the Clinica Medellín
Head of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

Habilitacion endoscopia

INTERNIST

Dr. Juan Carlos Valencia Valencia

Physician and Surgeon of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Internal Medicine of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Active member of the Clinica Medellín
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellín

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Juan David Velasquez Tirado

Physician Surgeon Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Physician Psychiatrist at the University of Antioquia
Subspecialist in Link Psychiatry Universidad El Bosque – Reina Sofia Clinic (Bogotá)
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

NUTRITIONIST

Dr. Karen Agudelo Jaramillo

Nutritionist Dietician at the University of Antioquia
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

 

DEPORTOLOGIST

Dr. Cesar Andres Torres Llano

Physician and Surgeon of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Medicine of Physical Activity and Sport of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Clara Luz Gómez Pabón

Psychologist at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

 

ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Perform sedation in placement and withdrawal procedures.

Dr. Bibiana Tabima

Physician Surgeon Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Antestesiology and Reanimation of the Military University of New Granada, Bogotá

 

Dr. Marcela Durán

Physician Surgeon Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Anesthesiology and Reanimation Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Master Treatment of Pain at the University of Salamanca, Spain

 

Dr. Paulina Vega

Physician Surgeon CES University
Specialist in Anesthesiology CES University

Calma Sedación

habilitacion anestesiahabilitacion servicio farmaceutico

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Victor Restrepo

Physician Surgeon CES University
Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial and Hand Surgery University of Antioquia
Victor Restrepo (web page)
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

Obesity Group Experience

gastric balloon

In the 14 years of experience, the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin has treated by placing the Intragastric Balloon to more than 1,500 patients with mild to severe obesity.

There have been successful rates of 90% with weight loss figures of 44 lb (20 kg) on average. There has been no mortality in the experience during the 14 years or major complications.

There have been side effects of low complexity that have not required hospitalization or major treatments.

This for the Obesity Group has been very satisfactory and has encouraged us to continue working through this method of the Intragastric Balloon which has had excellent results in our patients.