EXCELLENCE in GASTRIC and BARIATRIC SURGERY:
Dr Fernando Montufar and Dr Estuardo Behrens form the most prestigious team of gastric and bariatric surgery in Central America. This qualification is endorsed by the impressive Curriculum Vitae of both Specialists, by their experience and the way they work. They have surrounded themselves by a Multi-disciplinary team of Specialist MD´s such as: Anesthesiologist, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Anesthesiologist, Lung Specialist, aided by a Nutritionist and a Psychologist. Moreover, a fact hardly known across the border, is that both Specialist MD´s have trained over 70 American Bariatric Surgeons, in the placement of the Swedish gastric lapband, also called “Realize Band”, manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. The training took place in Hospital Las Americas in Guatemala City from 2003 to 2005 and was part of the FDA clinical trials for the approval of the Realize Band in the United States. Since 2000, Dr Montufar and his colleague Dr Behrens have been proctors in Bariatric Surgery for Central America and the Caribbean, giving theoretical and practical training. Dr. Montufar has been a proctor for both types of Gastric lapbands: the one manufactured by Allergan and the so-called Swedish lapband.