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Take control of your health through weight loss surgery.

Start Your Weight-loss Surgery Journey with Miami's Bariatrics Experts

Bariatric surgery is a potentially lifesaving tool that can help you achieve a real, long-lasting changes to your health and weight. Our highly experienced team is committed to helping you achieve the best results.

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Gastric Sleeve

Usually the most effective procedure, your surgeon reduces the size of the stomach by creating a small, sleeve-shaped pouch about the size of a banana.

Gastric Bypass

Also called a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, your surgeon creates a small pouch from the top of the stomach, making a bypass so food skips parts of the small intestine. Following the surgery, you'll need to supplement your diet with additional vitamins and minerals to compensate for those that will no longer be absorbed by your body.

BPD/DS - Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, abbreviated BPD-DS, begins with creation of a tube-shaped stomach pouch similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. It resembles the gastric bypass, where more of the small intestine is not used.

SADI - Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Switch

The Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, referred to as the SADI-S is the most recent procedure to be endorsed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. While similar to the BPD-DS, the SADI-S is simpler and takes less time to perform as there is only one surgical bowel connection.

Revisional Surgery

Sometimes patients regain weight after their initial surgery. If this happens, we offer both laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures to help them continue losing weight and get their health back on track.

MBSAQIP Accredited

Trusted care from our Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Center

You're making the right choice. UHealth Bariatric Specialists is Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) accredited and is a comprehensive center with adolescent qualifications.

Meet Our Experts

As part of the only academic medical center in South Florida, UHealth is a center of excellence for bariatric surgery. With the power of research-based medicine, together with leading-edge, minimally invasive technology, we can provide the best surgical outcomes for our patients. What's more, our internationally renowned program combines the latest treatments with mind-and-body-focused care before, during, and after your surgery.



Chief of Bariatric Surgery
Board-certified Bariatric Surgeon
7,000+ Bariatric Surgeries Performed
20+ Years of Experience

UHealth Bariatric Specialists at Doral
3650 Northwest 82nd Ave. #302
Doral, FL 33166



Board-certified Bariatric Surgeon
15+ Years of Experience

UHealth Bariatric Specialists at Doral
3650 Northwest 82nd Ave. #302
Doral, FL 33166


Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz is a Professor of Surgery, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He also is a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz has performed more than 7,000 bariatric surgeries using minimally invasive techniques and was on the forefront of adopting a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach for bariatric surgery. He is a national leader for outstanding surgical outcomes and has received numerous awards throughout his career. Additionally, he has given many presentations, nationally and internationally, on bariatric and general surgery topics. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine after graduating with a BS in biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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