Physicians Group

ENDOSCOPIST

Dr. Hector Vargas Tamayo

Dr. Hector Vargas

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
Head of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin
Active member of:
Colombian Surgery Association
Asociación Colombiana de Obesidad y Cirugía Bariátrica (ACOCIB)
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)

 

asge member certificate

 

ifso certificate Certificate ABE

NUTRITIONIST

Dra. Karen Agudelo Jaramillo

Nutricionista Karen Agudelo

Nutritionist Dietician at the Universidad de Antioquia
Maternal and Child Health Specialist
International Certification in Sports Nutrition
ISAK 1 Certification
Certificate in Overweight and Obesity
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

 

SPORTS DOCTOR

Dr. Cesar Andres Torres Llano

Dr. Cesar Torres

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

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Dr. Clara Luz Gómez Pabón

Dra. Clara Gomez

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dra. María Camila Calle Ramírez

Dra. Maria Camila Calle Ramirez

Psychologist at Universidad EAFIT
Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy en Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Filadelfia, Estados Unidos
Magister Psychotherapy based in Scientific Evidence at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
PhD Student: Health Sciences, Emphasis on Mental Health, Universidad del CES
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Juan David Velasquez Tirado

Dr. Juan David Velasquez

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

NURSES

Natalia Celis Henao

Enfermera Natalia Celis

Assistant Nurse at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
Profesional Nurse at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Valencia Yepes

Assistant Nurse at Instituto de Educación Pablo Tobón Uribe

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Cristina Arroyave Serna

Cristina Arroyave

ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Perform sedation in placement and withdrawal procedures.

Dr. Bibiana Tabima

Dra. Viviana Tabima

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dra. Lady Johana Castañeda Isaza

Dra. Lady Johana Castañeda

Physician Surgeon Universidad CES
Specialist in Anesthesiology Universidad CES

 

 

 

 

 

Dra. Carolina Mejía Sierra

Dra. Carolina Mejia Sierra

Physician Surgeon Universidad CES
Specialist in Anesthesiology Universidad de Barcelona Hospital Vall d’Hebron – Spain

 

 

 

 

 

Encalma Sedación

 

INTERNIST

Dr. Juan Carlos Valencia Valencia
Physician and Surgeon of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Specialist in Internal Medicine of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Member of the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin

PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Victor Restrepo

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

Obesity Group Experience

gastric balloon

In the 16 years of experience, the Obesity Group of the Clinica Medellin has treated by placing the Intragastric Balloon to more than 1,800 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.