Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez,
Dr.Gonzalez is a board certified general surgeon with interest in
general surgery, laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery.
He has been involved in the care of bariatric patients
since 1994. After completing medical school at the University
of Miami, he continued his surgical training at the University
of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center. He
has continued his affiliation with the University, as
he is a voluntary assistant professor of surgery. Dr.
Gonzalez is a member of multiple professional societies
including the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.
For more information on Dr.
Anthony M. Gonzalez, please visit his website at www.anthonygonzalezmd.com.
- Chief of Surgery at Baptist Hospital
- Served as Vice Chief of Surgery at Baptist Hospital
for 4 years
- Current Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at
South Miami Hospital
- Chairs the GI (Gastro-intestinal) performance improvement
collaborative at Baptist Hospital
- During his spare time, Dr.
Gonzalez is the Medical Director of Living Hope
Haiti Christian Mission
Dr. Jorge R. Rabaza, MD
Jorge Rabaza is a General and Bariatric surgeon, who graduated
from the University of Miami, and has been in private
practice since 1991. He completed his medical training
at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
Due to his profound interest in surgery, Dr. Rabaza is
a voluntary professor at the University of Miami, teaching
students and residents the art and science of surgery.
In addition, he has written numerous scientific abstracts,
including Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Patients
Undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity (Renshaw AA, Rabaza JR, Gonzalez AM, Verdeja JC: Journal
of Obesity Surgery, 2001 JUN; 11(3): 281-3.)
He is a diplomate of The American Board of Surgery, a
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member
of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Being one
of the first bariatric surgeons in Miami-Dade County,
Dr. Rabaza has extensive knowledge and experience performing
bariatric surgery, including revisional surgery.
In addition to his interest in surgery for the morbidly
obese, he also specializes in hernia surgery. Throughout
his career, Dr. Rabaza has also done extensive research
and training in other areas, such as the DaVinci Surgical
Off-Site Training Program. Recent accomplishments include:
- Chief of Surgery - South Miami Hospital 2003-2005
- Vice President Medical Staff at South Miami Hospital
- President of Medical Staff at South Miami- 2007-present
- South Miami Board Member 2007-present
- Dr.Rabaza works closely with Liga Contra el Cancer
(League Against Cancer)
Support Group is open to anyone that has had surgery
for obesity and would like support. Info
Sessions are for anyone interested in learning more
about surgical treatment for obesity.