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Years of Experience : 24
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Dr. Roberto Rumbaut

Dr. Roberto Rumbaut pioneered and perfected laparoscopic gastric surgery in Latin America. He was the first surgeon to perform the laparoscopic gastric bypass in Mexico and is one of the few certified surgeons in Latin America performing Robotic Obesity Surgery with the Da Vinci Robot. Dr. Rumbaut attended one of the most prestigious medical schools in Mexico and mastered bariatric surgery with one of the fathers of the laparoscopic Lap-Band procedure, Dr. Franco Favretti at the University of Padova, Italy. Dr. Rumbaut has performed over 8,500 bariatric procedures in his 24-year career and is actively involved in several research projects with Dr. Santiago Horgan at the UDSD Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.

Having served as President of the Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery and currently an active Professor of Surgery at the prestigious School of Medicine ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico, Dr. Rumbaut opened the Obesity Surgery Center in 2001 to solve obesity and metabolic disorders through a personalized holistic approach involving your mind, body, and soul. Additionally, Dr. Rumbaut is one of the few bariatric surgeons with extensive experience in revision surgery, allowing him to treat difficult cases that other bariatric surgeons are not prepared to touch. Under his direction, his surgical team has been working together for more than 15 years with the highest success rate in the industry thanks to his medical team of specialized physicians. Obesity Surgery Center’s multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, cardiologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and physical trainers will review your case in depth and provide a tailored solution especially for you. In addition to his busy private practice and thanks to his remarkable skills and experience, Dr. Roberto Rumbaut has trained hundreds of bariatric surgeons in minimally invasive Lap-Band placement throughout Latin America and the United States.

Dr. Rumbaut and his highly specialized bariatric team understand that diets do not work for everybody and many people who suffer from obesity find it impossible to reach their ideal weight without a medical help. Research and innovation are at the core of Obesity Surgery Center and Dr. Roberto Rumbaut will review each case individually to design a holistic plan with medical, psychological, nutritional, and physical support to maximize weight-loss and reduce possible complications.

Medical Education:
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1984 - 1988
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico: General Surgery Residency, 1988 - 1993
  • University of Padova, Italy, 1996: Personal Tutorial from Dr. Franco Favretti
Medical Association Memberships
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity
  • Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Mexican Association of General Surgery
Awards & Achievements :
  • Summa Cum Laude: School of Medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico: Medical Degree
  • Certified Training Surgeon: Medical Advisory Committee for BioEntrics Lap-Band® System
  • President: Mexican Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Professor: Department of Digestive Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopy at School of Medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Hospital: Obesity Surgery Center

Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass The gastric bypass has been seen as the gold standard of bariatric surgery for more than 30 years. The surgery is very safe: it’s no riskier than any minor out-patient surgery like gallbladder surgery. The gastric bypass is a very powerful tool to help you reach your weight loss goals, but it is not a magical cure. Most patients lose 65-90% of their unhealthy body weight over about

Price: $8950 USD

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve Mexico

Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that studies the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that helps people lose weight by making changes to their digestive system; the most common procedures are: Gastric bypass, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Intragastric

Price: $6950 USD


  • Mary C.

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Houston, TX, U.S.
Dr. Rumbaut is an excellent surgeon. His surgical competence and bedside manner are both great. He does a thorough preoperative evaluation (gallbladder ultrasound, EKG, labs, chest x-ray) the day before surgery (some do it the day OF surgery). He uses two hospitals and they are both JCI accredited. He keeps sleeve patients in the hospital for 2 nights – I felt much better after the 2nd night in the hospital. He removed the stomach through an umbilical incision. He performed three leak tests – one during surgery, barium the next day, and a barium the last full day in MTY. He gave all postop medications I needed – antibiotic, proton pump inhibitor, pain medications. All transportation is provided. I believe Monterrey to be a safe city. I was able to fly in and out of the MTY airport. The Hampton Inn Gallerias is a great hotel to stay at, great location, right next to a large shopping center. I was very impressed with him. I felt entirely safe in his hands and, most importantly, trusted him. His nutritionist, Dr. Lizelly Gonzales, is very knowledgeable and approachable. I wholeheartedly recommend him.


Name : Roberto Rumbaut

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