DR. LUIS BETANCES
Director of General Surgery Deparment at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud. Director of Obesity Surgery Department at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud. Medical Director of Intituto Bariátrico S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
University of Niza-Sofia-Antipolis, Nice, France 1994
Diploma in Video-Laparoscopy in General Surgery
University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1994
Interuniversity Diploma in General Surgery
Thesis: “Partial Hepatectomies with Resection of Inferior Vena Cava”
University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1993
Diploma in Digestive Endoscopy
University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1991
Diploma in Anatomy and Surgical Techniques
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1988
General Direction. Barna Business School. Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. September 2007.
Seminary in Endo-Surgery Institute, a Staged Approach to Weight Loss Surgery. Cincinnati, OH. September 2007.
Proctorship Program on Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Colectomy, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, Rio Piedra, PR. Jay Redan, M.D. March 2006.
Post graduate Masters’ Course: Bariatric Surgery. American Society for Bariatric Surgery, June-July 2005.
CME “Bariatric Surgery”: American College of Surgeons. San Francisco, CA, October 2005.
Comprehensive 4 days Training Program in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery including: Advanced Training in Multidisciplinary setting. For U.S. Bariatric in Fort Lauderdale, FL with Robert Marema M.D., July 2004
Post-graduate Course in Advanced Bariatric Surgery, 21st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. San Diego, June 2004.
Post-graduate Course in Bariatric Surgery Primer of American College of Surgeons, 2003.
Certification in Gastric By-Pass: Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity, University of Virginia Health System, M.Gagner Pr. M. Vix Dr. 2003.
Certification in Laparoscopic Left and Right Adrenalectomy, University of Virginia Health System, J. Mascareux. Pr., D. Mutter Pr. 2003
Certificate of Participation in Bariatric Surgery in the Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Cleveland Clinic, in Weston, with Dr. Raul Rosenthal, 2003.
Certification in Bariatric Surgery (Laparoscopic Gastric By-Pass) with 90 hours of Hand Surgery Practice. Johnson and Johnson, with Dr. Dillip Dan proctor, 2003.
Certification in Bariatric Surgery (Adjustable Swedish Gastric Band) OBTECH, Johnson and Johnson, with Dr. Javier de la Garza, 2003.
Certification in Bariatric Surgery (Lap-Band Techniques) Bioenterics with Pr. G.B.Cardiere, Bruxels, Belgium 2002.
Course in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, European Center of Laparoscopoic Surgery. Bruxels, Belgium 2002.
Seminary of Laparoscopic Surgery, University of Niza-Sofia-Antipolis 1994.
Seminary and Laparoscopic Training Course in Laveran Armees Hospital, Marseille, France 1992.
Certification of Preparatory Studies for General Surgery Specialty, University of Aix-Marseille II, 1990.
Director of General Surgery Deparment at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud.
Director of Obesity Surgery Department at CEDIMAT, Plaza de la Salud.
Medical Director of Intituto Bariátrico S.A. in the Dominican Republic.
Website owner of Bariatrica.com
PUBLICATIONS, Papers and Congresses
Laparoscopic Bariatric Gastric Band, American College of Surgeons, 58th Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 2008. Faculty
Complications in Bariatric Surgery by VideoLaparoscopy and Diagnostic Treatment of Laparoscopic in Bariatric Surgery complications. Puerto Alegre, Brazil . August 2007. Faculty
IV Jornada Médico Científica Dr. Juan Manuel Taveras Rodríguez: Future’s technology. Presentation of surgical technique: Fobi’s surgery. Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep. July 2006. Speaker
VII Latinamerican Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. “Bariatric Surgery in the Caribbean”. Miami, FL. July 2006. Speaker
VIII Round table conference on Bariatric Surgery. Summer Congress from Dominican College of Surgeons. July 2005. Speaker
III Jornada Médico Científica Dr. Juan Manuel Taveras Rodríguez. March 2005. Speaker
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A 120 cases series. Presented at the XXV Session from South-East, Marseille, January 1995.
A rare tumor from the liver: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Clinical and therapeutic aspects with literature review. Case presentation. Presented at the XXV Session from South-East, Marseille, January 1995.
Presented problems in the replacement of the Supra-Renal Vena Cava in the course of partial hepatectomies. With regards to two observations. Presented at the XXV Session from South-East, Marseille, January 1995..
Early postoperative tomographic studies in pneumonectomized patients – Third Annual Session of Thoracic Imaging, Marseille, 1990.
Advanced Bariatric Surgery: Controversies in Bariatric Surgery. Plenary Session. San Diego, CA. June 2007.
II International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Experience of the first 180 cases of Bariatric Surgery minimally invasive. Bariatric Institute. La Habana, Cuba. November 2005.
XVI Panamerican Congress of Endocrinology. Bariatric Surgery: To whom, how and when. Bavaro, Dom. Rep. 2005.
89th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, 2003.
European Congress of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Bruxels, Belgium. 2002.
XIX Latinamerican Hospitals Federation Assembly in Sto. Dgo. 1996.
96th French Congress of Surgery, Paris, 1994.
XXV Surgical Session of South-East, Marseille, January 1995.
XVI Pathology, Digestive Surgery and Video-laparoscopy Session, Nice. February 1994.
First Pediatric Surgery Session de la Timone, Marseille, 1993.
First Medical-surgical encounter of hepato-gastroenterology, Marseille, November 1993.
95th French Congress of Surgery, Paris. October 1993.
Surgical Sessions of Digestive Surgery from Dr. FEKETE, Xavier Bichat Faculty of Medicine, Paris, April 1993.
XXIII Surgical Session of South-East, Marseille 1991.
XXII Surgical Session of South-East, Marseille, 1990. Third Annual Session of Thoracic Imaging, Marseille, 1990.
X Congres SFCL Société Française de Chirurgie Laparoscopique. Experience of the first 100 cases of Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Institute. Punta Cana, Dom. Rep. January 2005.
Certificate of Achievement Management Practice. GE Healthcare. Nov. 2005.
Juan Manuel Taveras Rodríguez Award for the implementation of surgical advanced techniques and collaboration in professional training. December 2006.
Native Language: Spanish
Other Languages: French – Excellent fluency and accuracy. Proficient reading and writing skills
English – Good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
American Society for Bariatric Surgery
The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Dominican College of Surgeons.
Latinamerican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE)
Latinamerican Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE), Delegate