About us

Our history

The Institute of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Dr. Luis Betances emerged in 2003. Formed by a multidisciplinary team of highly trained professionals, with the common goal of providing definitive treatment to those patients affected by severe obesity, accompanied by periodic monitoring that ensures healthy weight loss.

The Institute's center of operations is the Center for Diagnosis, Advanced Medicine, Medical Conferences and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT) in Santo Domingo; The Northern Medical Union and the Santiago Metropolitan Hospital (HOMS), in Santiago de los Caballeros.

We believe extraordinary patient care is the key to weight loss success. This is why we take a holistic approach to healthcare to ensure that our patients understand their options and are empowered by their choices. As a team, we help patients live happier, healthier and more active lives.

We are the only institution in Central America and the Caribbean that has received the mention Total Patient Care and we are currently one step away from being classified as a Center of Excellence.

Why choose us?

If you want to make a change in your life.
You are committed to adopting a healthier lifestyle.
You want to be sure that you will put your health in good hands.

If you want all this, we invite you to come to us and learn about all the benefits we offer you.

Some of which are:

  • Consultation with one of the best bariatric surgeons in the country and the Caribbean, in which the procedures he performs will be explained in detail and the most beneficial and the one that best suits you according to your condition will be decided.
  • Once you decide to enter the process, you will be prompted:
    • General analytics
    • Complementary studies
    • Multidisciplinary support: department of surgery, nutrition, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, general medicine and psychiatry.
    • Rigorous post-surgical follow-up: nutritional, based on diets and general measures to ensure success in the short and long term after the procedure.
    • Agents who are available at any time to answer any questions.

Notably, our team has a highly trained staff, top-quality equipment at the forefront of technology when performing the procedure, as well as a center with everything necessary to guarantee the intraoperative and intra-hospital success of the patient.

Come with us, we are willing to listen to you and together make a change in your life.