LIMARP- International Center of Excellence for Obesity

LIMARP in Tijuana, Mexico, has been an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery since 2012. The hospital and Surgeons of Excellence including, Dr. Liza María Pompa Gonzalez and Dr. Guillermo Lopez Espinosa, have renewed their commitment to providing safe and top-quality care, every single day. The staff and hospital have been thoroughly evaluated against the most rigorous international standards and all medical protocols have been designed exclusively for the bariatric surgical patient. LIMARP has distinguished itself internationally for being one of the most specialized and advanced Medical Tourism centers for overweight patients.

Dr. Sergey Grachev

Dr. Sergey Grachev has been an SRC accredited Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery since 2018. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He speaks three languages (English, Russian and Ukrainian) and has studied medicine all over the world. Dr. Grachev now calls New Jersey home and sees patients at both Community Medical Center and Southern Ocean County Surgical Association. He uses proven and innovative surgical techniques and develops a treatment plan specific to each patient. Look for the seal, expect excellence.

Dr. Richard Lazzaro

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Lazzaro of Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell Health Network) in New York on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. In 2018, Dr. Lazzaro made medical history by being the first surgeon in the world to perform minimally invasive robotic surgery on a patient with tracheobronchomalacia (TBM), a debilitating condition that is treated historically through open surgery. Today, Dr. Lazzaro leads one of the world’s largest TBM programs, helping patients breathe easy and recover faster. Watch the video to learn more about this remarkable surgeon.

“Being a surgeon is not just my job; it’s my life’s passion. It brings me great joy to help other people.” -Dr. Richard Lazzaro

Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital (Northwell Health Network) in Port Jefferson, New York, have renewed their commitment to patient care and safety as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Mather Hospital and Surgeon of Excellence, Dr. Arif Ahmad have been designated as an Epicenter in Robotic Bariatric Surgery by Intuitive Surgical, manufacturers of the DaVinci® surgical robotic system. An Epicenter serves as a model for robotic surgery and is considered a state-of-the-art facility with a surgeon who is a proven expert in his or her field. This is the first Epicenter on Long Island.

Dr. Joshua M. Wallet

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joshua M. Wallet is one of SRC’s newest accredited Master Surgeons in Robotic Surgery. Already dual-accredited as a Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Wallet specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of colon and rectal diseases as well as treatment of pelvic floor disorders. He is the first surgeon in northeast Indiana to perform InterStim for fecal incontinence.

Dr. Wallet works at the Center for Colon and Rectal Care in Fort Wayne, IN.

Dr. Michael Kluska

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Kluska of Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has attained both Master Surgeon and Surgeon of Excellence in Body Contouring accreditations. Dr. Kluska is triple board-certified in Cosmetic, Plastic/Reconstructive, and General Surgery and he was the 2017 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In his 20 years of experience he has learned that beyond exceptional surgical skills and artistic vision, great surgeons must also develop a sincere connection to their patients.