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Dr. Alberto Aceves  leader of Mexicali Bariatric Center in Mexico was invited to participate in the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Consensus at the fifth meeting of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The IFSO event meeting, referred to as the Latin American Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, took place in Cusco, Peru, on May 20-24, 2013.

The Expert Sleeve Consensus Meetings have been held in the United States for several years, and many of the surgeons invited to this year’s events have attended previous meetings.

Dr. Aceves joined leading surgeons from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and other Latin American countries to share their experiences, techniques and results with gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. The participants were hand-selected for their superb track records in their field of practice.

Gastric sleeve is a type of bariatric surgery procedure in which Dr. Aceves removes approximately 85 percent of the patient’s stomach, thus reducing the amount of food that the patient can consume. This leads to steady, significant weight loss. Dr. Aceves has performed more than 1,800 gastric sleeve procedures. In addition to gastric sleeve, Dr. Aceves also performs duodenal switch, gastric bypass, Lap-Band and revision bariatric surgery.

Patients from all over Mexico, the United States and the rest of the world who struggle with morbid obesity visit his practice for weight loss treatment. Some of Dr. Aceves’ former patients include U.S. physicians seeking gastric sleeve or revision surgery for themselves.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Aceves or gastric sleeve surgery, please contact his Mexicali weight loss surgery practice.

More about Alberto Aceves, MD, FACS

Alberto Aceves, MD, FACS, is a leading bariatric surgeon in Mexicali. Over the course of his career, he has performed more than 6,000 bariatric procedures. He teaches his surgical techniques to other surgeons around the world and currently works as a Proctor for Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Aceves is the former president of Mexico’s Bbariatric aAssociation, and is currently head of the bariatric program at Almater Hospital, a nationally certified, full-size private hospital in Mexicali.

For more information about Dr. Aceves and his practice, please visit http://mexicalibariatric.com