All posts by Victoria Giambattista

Bridgeport Hospital

Congratulations to Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, on renewing its commitment to patient care and safety as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The hospital was first accredited as an SRC Center of Excellence in 2015, and its surgeons and staff, including Dr. Masoud Azodi, continue to provide the highest level of specialized care to meet its patients needs.

Dr. José Eduardo García Flores

Dr. José Eduardo García Flores of MTY Bariatrics in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, has been an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2017, and now has renewed that commitment of excellence to his patients. Dr. Eduardo García also serves as the Chief of General Surgery at SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, CHRISTUS MUGUERZA Hospital Conchita, and has dedicated 100 percent of his practice providing highly-specialized care in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez Ruiz

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez Ruiz of Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, for attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the UTHealth Science Center at Houston and her medical degree from the School of Medicine at Autonomous University in Baja California. She is a founding associate of the Mexican College of General Surgeons.

Samaritano Botafogo

Already an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Urology (COEU), Hospital Samaritano in Botafogo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, now has attained Center of Excellence accreditations in Robotic Surgery (COERS), Minimally Invasive Surgery (COEMIS) and Specialized Anesthesia-Obesity (COESA-O). Samaritano’s physicians and staff, including

– Dr. Luiz Alfredo Vieira D’Almeida (COERS, COEMIS)
– Dr. Armando G. Franchini Melani (COERS)
– Dr. Raphael Pinto Rocha (COERS, COEMIS, COEU)
– Dr. Mauricio Goncalves Rubinstein (COEMIS)
– Dr. Marcello Louzada de Araujo (COEMIS, COESA-O)

carry out the hospital’s mission that has guided it from it’s opening in 1949 through today: to provide the highest quality standard in hospital care, guided by ethical human values.

Dr. Arturo Martinez Gamboa

Dr. Arturo Martinez Gamboa has been an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2016, and now has renewed his commitment to providing the highest level of care to his patients at Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Dr. Martinez trained at @ Centro Médico Nacional de Especialidades “La Raza,” of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), and joined Obesity Control Center in 2001.

Dr. Thomas J. Lorenc

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas J. Lorenc of Women’s Health Advantage in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. In addition to being board certified in OB-GYN, Dr. Lorenc is certified in da Vinci robotic procedures, and also performs acupuncture on his patients to treat a variety of conditions. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and joined Women’s Health Advantage in 1998. He also earned an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business in 2014.

Dr. Francis P. Esguerra

Congratulations to Dr. Francis P. Esguerra of Women’s Health Advantage in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on attaining dual-accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery as well as Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Esguerra has special interests in general obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecological surgery and hospital risk management/quality assurance. He joined Women’s Health Advantage in 2012, and, along with his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (2008), he also earned a JD from Indiana University in 2003. 

Southern Surgical Arts 

Congratulations to Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on attaining accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Plastic Surgery (COEPS), as well as Center of Excellence Body Contouring (COEBC). Accredited surgeons Dr. Chad Deal (COEPS + COEBC) and Dr. Justin Gusching (COEBC), along with the staff at Southern Surgical Arts, are committed to positively impacting patients’ lives through natural-looking enhancements that leave casual acquaintances wondering what’s different.

Dr. Troy Gianduzzo

Congratulations to Dr. Troy Gianduzzo of Brisbane Prostate Clinic in Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Dr. Troy is the national secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Urological Surgeons and has performed more than 1,000 major robotic and/or laparoscopic urological procedures.

Christus Muguerza Hospital Conchita 

Congratulations to Christus Muguerza Hospital Conchita  of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on attaining accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. The hospital’s surgeons and staff, including Dr. José Eduardo García Flores, are committed to providing the safest and highest quality of care to Bariatric Surgery patients.

Site inspector, Sue Bunnell, awards COEMBS renewal to Dr. Flores and his staff.