Congratulations to Dr. Luis Guillermo Benavides on being the first in the world to achieve accreditation as Master Anesthesiologist in Specialized Anesthesia – Obesity. He is a clinical professor of Anesthesiology at Christus Muguerza and has been a bariatric anesthesiologist on SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Dr. Jeronimo Monterrubio’s team since 2015. Look for the seal, expect excellence.
Congratulations to Dr. Todd Pankratz of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, in Hastings, NE, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Pankratz is a Nebraska native and earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1992. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of MoZaic Care in San Francisco, California, on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Wittenberg has traveled on surgical missions to Guatemala and in the U.S., and was recognized in 2011 with the Congressional Operations Access Unsung Hero Award for her work helping the underserved.
Earlier this year, St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, New York, part of the Mohawk Valley Health System, became the first SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery in the U.S. Now, SEMC has attained SRC’s first accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Joint Replacement. The surgeons and staff at SEMC, including Dr. John Sullivan and Dr. Andrew Wickline, are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to their joint replacement patients.
AdventHealth Carrollwood, formerly Florida Hospital Carrollwood, in Tampa, FL, has been an SRC-accredited Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery since 2013. Now, the surgeons and staff of the hospital’s Bariatric and Weight Care program, including Dr. Alfredo Fernandez, have renewed their commitment to exceeding established standards of excellence for comprehensive weight loss care and patient satisfaction.
Already a dual-accredited SRC Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (COEMBS) and Hernia Surgery (COEHS), King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospitals – Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, also have attained Center of Excellence accreditations in Colorectal Surgery (COECS) as well as Specialized Anesthesia-Obesity (COESA-O). The surgeons and staff at University Medical City, including:
– Dr. Abdullah Aldohayan (COEMBS, COEHS)
– Dr. Omar Al-Obaid (COEMBS, COECS)
– Dr. Fahad Bamehriz (COEMBS, COEHS)
– Dr. Abdelazeem Ali Eldawlatly (COESA-O)
strive daily to fulfill Medical City’s missions of providing distinctive and interdisciplinary education to future healthcare leaders, providing excellent and humane care to patients and fostering research and innovation.
Congratulations to Dr. Jerónimo Monterrubio Rodriguez on attaining accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Monterrubio studied Medicine at the University of Monterrey where he was awarded one of the highest honors for a student: the CUM LAUDE award. He has studied all over the world and now lives and works in Mexico, providing the highest care to his patients at Christus Muguerza Hospital Sur.
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 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.
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.