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    Dr. Estuardo Behrens

    • MD Graduation:Medical Faculty, University Francisco Marroquin (1985)
    • Surgical: Department of General Surgery (6 years)
    • Post-graduate: Hospital General San Juan de Dios (HGSJD) Guatemala City,  Chief Resident 1990
    • Training Laparoscopic Surgery Abroad:
      • Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1991
      • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Institute of South Florida, Miami.
      • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Hospital Ángeles del Pedregal, México City, 2000
      • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 2000
      • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Weston, Florida 2002
    • Surgical, Chief Resident of Surgery at HGSJD (Hospital General San Juan de Dios), 1989-1990
    • Positions: 4th. Surgical Unit at HGSJD, Vice-Chairman (1992 –2003);  Chairman a.i. from 2003 to 2005.

    Fellowship Positions & Associations: Fellow of the Guatemalan Association of Surgeons:

    • Member of the Board in1996
    • Treasurer in 2003
    • Vice-President in 2005
    • President in 2006-2007

    ALACE (Latin-American Association of Endoscopic Surgery)

    • Secretary/Treasurer, VII Latin-American Congress, Endoscopic Surgery, 2006
    • Executiva Director (2006 to 2010)

    FELAC (Federation of Latin-American Surgery)

    • Proctor in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

    NEW LIFE CENTER, Guatemala City,Center for Weight loss Surgery

    • Executive Director, 2000 to date

    ACBMG:  (Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery of Guatemala)

    • President   2008-2012

    Societies: (*)

    • Fellow of the Guatemalan Association of Surgeons
    • Active Member of ALACE
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • Active Member of SAGES
    • Charter Member of the American Hernia Society
    • Regular Member of SSAT
    • Regular Member  of ASMBS
    • Regular Member of IFSES
    • Regular Member of IFSO

    (*) Acronyms =

    • ALACE: “Asociación Latinoamericana de Cirugía Endoscópica” (Latin-American Association of Endoscopic Surgery)
    • ACMBG “Asociacion de Cirugia Bariatrica y Metabolica de Guatemala” (Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery  of  Guatemala)
    • FELAC: “Federacion Latino-Americana de Cirugia” (Latin American Federation of Surgery)
    • SAGES: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (L.A.C.A.)
    • SSAT: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
    • ASMBS: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    • IFSES: International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons
    • IFSO: American Society for Surgery of Obesity
    • MACG: Master, American College of Gastroenterology
    • FACS: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
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