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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


Obesity Surgery Center

Location : Monterrey, Mexico
Years of Experience : 24 years
Languages : English, Spanish


Specialized Treatments

Gastric Bypass in Mexico

Gastric Bypass in Mexico In the extra weight affecting your overall health?

For those who had believed that achieving a slim and healthy appearance, with a body mass index adjusted to their size, was a titanic task, impossible to achieve, even after having tried most of all types of rigorous diets and exercises, the bypass gastric is the fastest, safest and most effective...

Price: $7290 USD

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Gastric Sleeve in Mexico Does losing weight seem like an impossible battle?

A gastric sleeve in Mexico or gastrectomy is a procedure that aims to help overweight patients lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time by restricting their daily food intake. It consists of removing about 85 percent of the stomach, transforming it into a new tube shape resembling a sleeve or a banana....

Price: $6290 USD

Gastric Balloon in Mexico

Gastric Balloon in Mexico Having trouble losing 30-45 pounds with diets and exercise?

Obesity rates continue to rise among adults and children in North America causing physical, metabolic and psychological health problems. Gastric Balloon in Mexico is an ideal weight-loss option for patients with overweight who need help losing some extra pounds and are looking for a minimally invasive...

Price: $4190 USD

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