Dr. Luis A. Betances


  • OBS Business School and the University of Barcelona. Executive MBA (Master in Business Administration) 2017
  • BARNA Business School. Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. Sept. 2007. Diploma in General Management of Administrative Management.
  • University of Nice-Sofia-Antipolis, Nice, France 1994 Diploma of Video-Laparoscopic General Surgery.
  • University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France n 1994
    Interuniversity Diploma in General Surgery
    Thesis: "Partial Hepatectomy with Resection of the Inferior Vena Cava"
  • University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1993 Diploma in Digestive Endoscopy
  • University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille, France 1991 Diploma in Anatomy and Surgical Techniques
  • Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, Rep. Sun 1988,
    Doctor in medicine

Member of:

  • International Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), since 2003
  • International Federation of Surgeons of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases IFSO.
  • American Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons SAGES.
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons SLS.
  • Dominican Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons.
  • SODOCIMEB (Vice President 2012-2014)
  • Dominican College of Surgeons, Vocal 2016-2018, 2018-2020
  • Latin American Association of Endoscopy Surgeons (ALACE)
  • Latin American Association of Endoscopy Surgeons (ALACE), past delegate.
  • Dominican Association for the Study of Obesity (ASODEO).
  • Medical Tourism Association
  • Current Medical Director of the Medical Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Specialties (CEMDOE)
  • Medical Director of the Center for Diagnosis, Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT), 2016-2018.
  • Director and Head of the Department of Surgery and Medical Specialties, CEDIMAT
  • Director of the Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, CEDIMAT
  • Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program, CEDIMAT
  • Founder and Director of the Bariatric Institute.
  • Founder and Director of the Bariatric Care Foundation.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Ibero-American Bariatric & Metabolic BMI Magazine.
  • Past Editorial member of the Bariatric Times Magazine in Spanish.
  • Advisor to the Caribbean Health Travel Magazine.
  • Consultant for Apollo Endosurgery in research work and creation and application of medical devices.
  • Proctor and consultant for Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endosurgery.
  • Director Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric and
    Metabolic CEDIMAT-INTEC.