All posts by Michelle Elder

Dr. Glauco Alvarez 

Congratulat​ions to Dr. Glauco Alvarez on renewing his accreditation as Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. First accredited back in 2014, Dr. Glauco Alvarez continues his commitment to providing highly specialized care to his patients. He is not only a Master Surgeon but serves as Technical Director at his clinic in Santa Maria, Brazil. He is a member of the Brazillian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery as well as the American Society For Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery.

Neatherly Wietzel

Congratulations to Neatherly Wietzel of McCarty Weight Loss Center in Dallas, Texas, on achieving accreditation as a Bariatric Care Specialist. Ms. Wietzel is a Medical Assistant and plays a vital role in assisting patients in their pre and post-operative needs. She is not only a knowledgeable resource but a compassionate guide to all her patients.

Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS

Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has been an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2012. Now, the surgeons and staff of the hospital, including Dr. Cláudio Corá Mottin and Dr. Rafael Ramos have renewed their commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards of patient care and safety. The hospital’s history has been guided by their ethical commitment to superior patient care and always seeking technical and scientific improvement with the vision of becoming a reference center in the treatment of obesity.

Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Santa Catarina, Brazil, has been a Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2015. With the help of Master Surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Reis do Nascimento, and Surgeon of Excellence, Dr. Darlan De Medeiros Kestering, they continue to build the hospital’s high surgical volumes while maintaining optimal outcomes, allowing patients to return to their daily lives as quickly as possible.

Hospital Samaritano Botafogo

Already an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Urology, Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive SurgeryHospital Samaritano in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, has now attained a 4th Center of Excellence accreditation in Specialized Anesthesia-Robotic Surgery. Samaritano’s physicians and staff, including Dr. Marcelo Louzada de Araujo, provide the highest quality care, guided by ethical human values.

Dr. Khaled Kouteich

Congratulat​ions to Dr. Khaled Kouteich on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Kouteich received his training at Université Paris Descartes in France before moving to Dubai in 2009. He is a member of the French Medical Council and the French College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He works at Al Zahra Hospital, an SRC accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, helping lead the department in providing premium medical care in the heart of Dubai.